ON THE ROAD :: HEROES at CHARLOTTE COMICON AUGUST 18 & 19

August 15, 2018 at 5:24 pm By:

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The HEROES staff will be hitting the road THIS WEEKEND for the TWO-DAY Charlotte Comicon at the Concord Convention Center located at the Embassy Suites just across I-85 from Concord Mills Mall! (5400 John Q. Hammons Dr. NW, Concord NC 28027)

You can catch Shelton, Seth, Karla and Winslow selling funny books from 10am-6pm on Saturday, August 18 and from 10am-4pm on Sunday, August 19th! Admission is just $5.00 with Kids 12 & Under FREE!

If you have a special request for a comic book, or if you would like to place a supply order to pick up at the show, please let us know in advance! Email Seth@heroesonline.com by Friday morning, August 17, and we will do our best to accommodate your requests!

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HEROES STAFF:: NEW BUSINESS CARDS

August 6, 2018 at 6:24 pm By:

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The Staff at Heroes just got some fancy NEW BUSINESS CARDS! In case you were wondering about who to contact regarding specific aspects of our day-to-day, here’s a quick breakdown!

Shelton Drum – Owner & Founder
shelton@heroesonline.com
Shelton started Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find back in 1980 and is our leader and guiding force. You can contact him with questions regarding the store, HeroesCon, or if you have Silver and/or Golden Age comics that you would like to sell. He is constantly on the road setting up at conventions across the country, happily selling and buying comics and promoting all things Heroes throughout the year. It wouldn’t be Heroes without Shelton (plus, he’s the one who writes the checks and pays the bills)!

Seth Peagler – Operations Manager
seth@heroesonline.com
Seth oversees the day-to-day functions of both the store and warehouse. He is your go-to for supply orders and he also consults on product orders for the store. Contact him if you have a comic collection you’re looking to sell, have questions about our store, or if you need to order collecting supplies.

Elias Pittman – Inventory Manager
elias@heroesonline.com
Elias crunches the numbers and places the orders for new products each week. You can contact him to request new comics (and variants), update your pull sheet, or ask any questions regarding the store.

Karla Southern – Event & Media Coordinator
karla@heroesonline.com
Karla is your contact for all things HeroesCon. Contact her with artist and artist alley questions, for exhibitor booth reservations, or with promotional or marketing queries. You can also contact her about the Heroes Pop Swap, Charlotte Mini-Con, and all other Heroes Events.

We also have a tremendous store staff which includes long-time employee Phil Southern, Justin Crouse, Winslow Drum and Sam Reynolds! We look forward to seeing you in the store SOON!

Follow Us On FaceBookInstagram and Twitter to stay up to date on all things Heroes! @HeroesOnline

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THE MORE THINGS CHANGE, THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME…HEROES STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS!

July 27, 2018 at 4:20 pm By:

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Starting in early August, you may notice a few changes among the Heroes staff.

Today we announce the departures of Justin Crouse and Rico Renzi. Justin has been our Store Manager for 5 years, and Rico our Creative Director for nearly 8 years. Please join us in thanking and wishing Justin and Rico well in their new endeavors.


Justin

Justin has maintained the difficult task of ordering all new merchandise for the store, which is much harder to manage than you could  imagine. Ordering new comics each week is far from a perfect science, and he has done a great job of navigating the ever-changing landscape of the comic buying public. While he will no longer be serving as Store Manager, he will remain with us as an occasional store clerk, filling the odd shift, and continuing to share his wealth of comics knowledge. You can also find him at the legendary Lupie’s Café, a favorite local restaurant of ours. Justin is a talented cartoonist and we hope he will get the chance to spend more time writing and drawing, as we are all big fans of his art and wit.

 


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Joining the likes of Casey Jones, Matt Fraction, Dustin Harbin and Bridgit Connell, Rico becomes the latest in a long history of talented Heroes staffers who have made the move into full-time comic work. Rico just wrapped up his acclaimed work on the homegrown hit Spider-Gwen, and will continue to be seen in the pages of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. You’ll also be able to find him reunited with Spider-Gwen artist Robbi Rodriguez this December in the new Vertigo comic Goddess Mode. He’ll have further new announcements later this year, as well, so find him on social media to stay up to date. While Rico will now be freelancing full-time, he will remain a true “Hero” at heart and will be assisting with occasional design work and con assistance.

 


The common thread in any retail establishment is change. Heroes has been in existence as a store for nearly 40 years, and has persevered through every kind of change, be it staff or industry wide. We are happy to remain your friendly neighborhood comic shop, offering the best in comics, new and old, and collecting supplies. We are already hard at work on HeroesCon 2019, with the first of many guest announcements arriving in the next few months.  In the meantime, here’s a brief listing of our core management group, should you ever need to contact us:


Shelton Drum started Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find back in 1980 and remains our leader and guiding force. You can reach him at shelton@heroesonline.com with any questions regarding the store, HeroesCon, or if you have Silver and/or Golden Age comics that you would like to sell. He will continue to be on the road setting up at conventions across the country, happily selling and buying comics and promoting all things Heroes throughout the year. It wouldn’t be Heroes without Shelton (plus, he’s the one who writes the checks and pays the bills)!


KARLA@HEROESONLINE.COM

Legend has it that Karla Southern has been in attendance at every single HeroesCon. With that many conventions under her belt, it only makes sense that she will remain our Event Coordinator. She will also be absorbing much of Rico’s convention workload. You can email her at karla@heroesonline.com with any HeroesCon exhibitor, artist and artist alley questions, or with any promotional or marketing queries. You can also ask her about the Charlotte Mini-Con, Pop Swap and all other Heroes Events.


SETH@HEROESONLINE.COM

After spending the past 11 years as Heroes Warehouse Manager, Seth Peagler will now assume the duties of Operations Manager, overseeing the day-to-day functions of both the store and warehouse. He will continue to manage supply sales and will consult on product ordering. You can email him at seth@heroesonline.com if you have a comic collection you’re looking to sell, questions about our store, or if you need to order collecting supplies.


ELIAS@HEROESONLINE.COM

We’re happy to announce that Elias Pittman will be assuming the Inventory Manager position, crunching numbers and ordering new products each week. Elias has been a reliable store clerk for nearly 4 years. His enthusiasm for comics is contagious, and he is already greatly appreciated by the staff and our customers. You can reach him at elias@heroesonline.com to request new comics (and variants), update your pull sheet, or ask any question regarding the store.


We may have a few more new staff announcements soon, but for now it’s business as usual for all of us. We’re still fortunate to have great support from lovable curmudgeon Phil Southern, young stalwart Sam Reynolds and jack-of-all-trades Winslow Drum. September will be our First Anniversary in our new location, so that might warrant a celebration! October is just around the corner, and that means Pop Swap isn’t far away. Then we’re just a few short months from Charlotte Mini-Con. Before you know it, HeroesCon 2019 will be on our doorstep. Thanks for sticking with us. We’re excited about the future of Heroes, and continuing to be your comics source.

– HEROES

(Many thanks to Bridgit Connell for the use of her HAHTF Staff drawings!)

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July 18, 2018 at 9:51 am By:

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SKYBOUND SURPRISE RELEASES DIE! DIE! DIE! TODAY

July 11, 2018 at 9:42 am By:

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Robert Kirkman and his team surprised everybody including us by releasing a new, unannounced comic book #1 today! We have the book and its 10 variant covers on our shelves today! 

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ON THE ROAD :: ATLANTA COMIC CONVENTION

July 6, 2018 at 9:59 am By:

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This Sunday we’re headed to the Atlanta Comic Convention! Come out and see us! Our pal and one of the best inkers in the business Dexter Vines will be there too!

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THANKS! BATMAN #50 MIDNIGHT-RELEASE PARTY

July 4, 2018 at 12:19 pm By:

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Thanks to all the folks who came to our Batman #50 Midnight-Release Party! We sold out of the regular covers in an hour! Thanks to Bridgit Connell for coming out to sign copies of the new Brother Nash #2 as well, so glad you could celebrate with us!

Now would be a great time to sign up for the Heroes Hotline to hear about future events like this! Sign up here: bit.ly/HeroesHotline

We’re open until 6PM today! Come see us!MidnightBridgit

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HOLY MATRIMONY BATMAN!! BATMAN #50 MIDNIGHT-RELEASE PARTY

June 29, 2018 at 5:49 pm By:

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It’s the Comic-Book Wedding of the Century and we invite you to join us for a MIDNIGHT-RELEASE PARTY Wedding Reception on Tuesday Evening, July 3rd / Wednesday Morning, July 4th from 12AM-Until!!

Heroes will close at 9pm on Tuesday evening, July 3rd and will RE-OPEN at MIDNIGHT on Wednesday, July 4th for the EPIC Release of Batman #50 “The Wedding Issue”!

ALL NEW RELEASES for Wednesday, July 4th will be available FOR SALE at this time!!

Other Titles You May Want to Add to Your List Include:

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CATWOMAN #1

Written by JOELLE JONES
Art and cover by JOELLE JONES
Color by LAURA ALLRED
Variant cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU

The wedding night’s barely over, but Catwoman’s back on the streets, this time to expose a copycat who’s pulling heists around Gotham City. As Selina cracks the whip on her former criminal cohorts, she’s attracting unwanted attention from one of Gotham’s most dangerous groups. The mob? Nope. Try the GCPD. And as if the Bat-Bride didn’t have enough problems, there’s an all-new villain determined to make trouble for all nine of Selina’s lives. Don’t miss the start of an all-new monthly series written and illustrated by Eisner Award-nominee Joëlle Jones!

On sale JULY 4 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

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CAPTAIN AMERICA (2018-) #1

Written by TA-NEHISI COATES
Art by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Cover by ALEX ROSS

IT IS WINTER IN AMERICA. For over 70 years, he has stood in stalwart defense of our country and its people. But in the aftermath of Hydra’s takeover of the nation, Captain America is a figure of controversy, carrying a tarnished shield…and a new enemy is rising! Who are the Power Elite? And how do they intend to co-opt and corrupt the symbol that is Captain America?

On sale JULY 4 • 35 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED 12+

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BROTHER NASH #2

Written by BRIDGIT CONNELL
Art by BRIDGIT CONNELL
Cover by AFUA RICHARDSON

American Gods meets Preacher and Hellboy on the midnight road to Sacramento!

Nash is a trucker, he also sees ghosts, and when the moon is on the rise and violence threatens his friends… He roams as a wolf… As the Highway Beast!
When Nash takes on a mysterious hitchhiker heading for Tuscon, he and his friends are dragged headfirst into his biggest and most dangerous adventure yet!

On sale JULY 4 • FC, $5.99 US • TITAN PUBLISHING

We hope you can join us for this In-Store Event!! 
Also in the Neighborhood that Evening:
The STAR SPANGLED SPECTACULAR is at Memorial Stadium on Tuesday, July 3rd at 6pm

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HEROESCON :: THANK YOU AND SAVE THE DATE!

June 19, 2018 at 4:07 pm By:

2019_posterThank you once again to all the amazing creators, exhibitors, vendors, and fans for another great Heroes Convention! Thanks to all the volunteers who make it possible for our tiny staff to pull off such a large show! We couldn’t do it without you! Mark your calendars for HeroesCon 2019, we’ll see you June 14-16 next year!

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HEROESCON 2018 :: CHRIS CLAREMONT!

June 13, 2018 at 10:10 pm By:

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Chris Claremont is coming to HeroesCon! Don’t miss this chance to meet him June 15-17 in Charlotte, North Carolina! Get your 3 Day passes now!

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