We’ve been getting so many questions from excited Spider-Gwen fans coming to the Release Party! It’s almost here and we’ll be your one-stop shop for all things Spider-Gwen. The entire creative team for Spider-Gwen #1 (and of course Edge of Spider-Verse #2) will be on hand to sign everything you purchase here plus up to 5 items you’ve brought with you. CBCS: Comic Book Certification Service will be on site if you’d like to submit your book for grading and signature certification. Married With Sea Monsters will be performing their Mary Janes songs at intervals during the signing, and along with Junior Astronomers playing a full set at our After Party!
We’ll keep updating this page as new stuff comes up.
ITEMS FOR SALE:
Spider-Gwen #1 (This includes the regular cover, Heroes variant, Skottie Young variant, Anka 1:25 variant, Hughes 1:100 variant, and we’ll even have a few of the other store variants you’ve been seeing online right here for you!)
The Mary Janes – Face It Tiger 7″ white vinyl by Married With Sea Monsters
The Mary Janes tour shirt (Heroes exclusive magenta ink on black shirt)
10am – Store opens! (All items will be on sale at this time. The 7″ vinyl and t-shirts are limited so make sure you get here early to snag those.)
If you are here for the signing please let us know and we will give you a numbered wristband that will let you know your place in line once the signing begins.
1pm-5pm – Signing
9pm – Store closes
9pm – Spider-Gwen After Party at Snug Harbor doors open!
How many items can we get signed? Creators will sign up to 5 items not purchased on Saturday at Heroes. Also, you can get in line again to get 5 more items signed if time allows.
How much will comics, shirts, records cost? Spider-Gwen #1 regular cover – $3.99 Variant covers – Prices TBA including some Release Party specials, Face It Tiger 7″ – $20, Mary Janes T-shirt – $20
How many comics, shirts, records can I buy? We reserve the right to limit quantities on any of the items we are selling at the Release Party.
How much is the After Party? $10 ticket includes admission to Snug Harbor to see full sets from Married With Sea Monsters and Junior Astronomers and a gig poster featuring Jason Latour Spider-Gwen art. Get tix here!
HEATHER’S PICK :: SPIDER-GWEN #1: There’s been a lot of criticism about the way female characters are treated in comics. Strong women have gone awry in the wrong hands. As a female reader, I don’t necessarily only read books with strong female leads created by women, but I do have a tendency to be drawn to those. A team of all male creators on a female solo book will give me pause. I say all this as an admission that I wasn’t originally all in on Spider-Gwen from the start like I was with the new Ms. Marvel. I also don’t have an existing connection to this character like I did when the new She Hulk launched. At the most, I was cautiously optimistic that given what I know of the creators, Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez, and Rico Renzi that this would be a book that I would enjoying reading.
As for my Spider-Man background, I’ve read the early trades of Ultimate Spider-Man and some mini-series books here and there. The best thing about a book existing in its own universe is limited prior knowledge doesn’t matter. You don’t have to be aware of which Peter Parker girlfriend, Gwen or Mary Jane, you should like best. Gwen is no longer about being a love interest. She is simply the hero.
Spider Gwen is a good example that men can do a wonderful job on female heroes. It’s refreshing to see a woman drawn with a slight figure that is appropriate in both proportions and age. Robbi’s art as always is gorgeous. Jason is bringing a fresh take to this character with original concepts applied to Spider-Man’s rogue gallery. Rico’s coloring is the cherry on top of this sundae of a book. Great job, guys! I can’t wait to swing along with you and Gwen.
ANDY’S PICKS :: THOR EPIC COLLECTION TP TO WAKE MANGOG
Collecting THOR #154-174. It just doesn’t get better than this. These are super hero comics at their most fun and free-wheeling. You get Thor, the rest of the Marvel Norse Pantheon along with Mangog a villian who just sounds grouchy already, but now he’s been woken up and he’s wielding the Odinsword– a weapon so big it could jimmy the lock on the door of the fortress of Solitude. Plus Galactus vs. Ego the Living Planet (the loser has to pay for lunch), the return of “Him” (who’s Him? Why Him is Adam Warlock that’s who) and the whole series comes to a frothy boil with the origin of Galactus. It’s Lee and Kirby at their best. The dialogue is beyond a hoot, it is magical; a joy to read. Plus several issues of Kirby’s best issues are inked by the incomparable Bill Everett!
ITEM..Conan the Avenger. Well, it’s about damn time. I mean Tigra and Patsy Walker and even the Two-Gun Kid (well, sort of) were all members of the Marvel Superteam at one time or another. Let’s hope Jarvis can get our favorite Cimmerian to wear a shirt at the next meeting. And just wait until Conan gets a taste of of 21st Century Pale Pilsner. By Crom, the barkeep will be in grave peril. What? Oops…sorry wrong “Avenging” all together. But this series from Dark Horse has been quite good and is worth a look.
Is Peanuts the greatest sustained work of comic art over the past 65 years? That is up for debate, but Charles Schulz 50 year run as sole creator is one of the most popular, endearing and recognizable comics of all time. The question for the Discussion group is why?
This will be the 3rd time we’ve tackled a bona fide comic classic; the other two were Tintin and Bark’s Donald Duck. At first we were going to have a vote as to which strip we would spotlight, but we quickly realized that if we are going to dive into the world of newspaper comic strips, Peanuts is unquestionably the ideal starting point.
As to why we’ve selected Volume 7 1963 – 1964 (Linus is on the cover!); it was the year when Peanuts grew into a phenomenon. Make sure you read the short introduction. It is worth the ten minute investment. But there are many more reasons why Volume 7 is crucial and we will mull that over throughout the afternoon.
So plan to join us on Saturday March 7th at NOON. As usual, we will meet at the store and repair to a local watering hole.
Topics will include:
The pacing of a daily-as well as the Sunday- strip as opposed to a comic book page
How reading a serialized strip in large doses changes the peanuts experience.
Does the reader identify with the characters or react to them.
Are they children or small adults and does it really matter?
Preference: The gag a day strips in comparison to Schulz week long story-line
Can you read the strip without identifying directly with the creator?
And how-about that daydreaming dog of the round-headed kid.
We have read the notorious and controversial Schulz and Peanuts a Biography by David Michaelis and we plan to introduce a few of the choicest and most polarizing talking-points to see if you agree with the biographers assessment of the man and his art.
As usual, Heroes is offering The Complete Peanuts Volume 7 1963-1964 with the special 10% Discussion Group discount, just remember to mention it to the clerk when you buy it.
We look forward to having Peanuts fans, devotees and perhaps even a detractor or two. You are welcome to join us even if you have not read Volume 7, but experiencing this wonderful tome is recommended. We promise this will be one of the most fascinating afternoons we’ve ever had.
See you on Saturday March 7th at NOON, you BLOCKHEADS.
ANDY’S PICKS :: HELLBLAZER TP VOL 10 IN THE LINE OF FIRE: The classic run of everyone’s favorite unwashed misanthrope continues with the first eleven issues from the four year run of writer Paul Jenkins and artists Sean Phillips and Al Davison. Horror at its best.
THE ART OF JACK DAVIS! SC: This beautiful jam packed book features the best of the best of Jack Davis (perhaps the single most recognizable comic artist of the past 50 years!). This book has been out of print and in the past few decades has become a rather expensive collector’s item, but now it’s back and it’s very inexpensive. A must-have for any well rounded comic library.
LOVE AND ROCKETS NEW STORIES TP VOL 07: from Jaime we have the return of Maggie, Hopey and Ray. And if that wasn’t enough, Gilbert serves up Fritz as Morgan La Fey and then delivers a story about Luba’s mother, Maria. The brothers are peaking yet again. Don’t miss these great comics!
The fun doesn’t end after our Spider-Gwen #1 Release Party. Join us for more fun and live music at Snug Harbor with special guests Married With Sea Monsters and Junior Astronomers! Don’t miss your chance to see these bands in this intimate setting. Married With Sea Monsters has been working on some new “Mary Janes” songs and this will be your first opportunity to hear them!
Doors at 9PM / $10 Advance Tickets
Married With Sea Monsters became a sensation with their cover of The Mary Janes song “Face It Tiger” featured in Edge of Spider-Verse #2 from Marvel Comics and featuring the debut of the Gwen Stacy Spider-Woman!
Once again you really showed up for Charlotte MiniCon AND Second Harvest Food Bank (16,000 lbs of food!!)! Thank you so much! We’d love to hear about the great things you found and saw at the show and see your photos. Share them with us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram. Please tag them with #CLTMiniCon so everyone can find them! Check out our photos from the event here!
Thanks to all our great exhibitors and creators for making Saturday such a great day!
Next up…SPIDER-GWEN #1 Release Party on Saturday, February 28th! If you can’t make it to this event, you can pre-order your Heroes exclusive Jason Latour variant right now!
Check out these excellent Exhibitors at the Charlotte Mini-Con this weekend! They will be selling a variety of Gold, Silver, Bronze and Modern Age Comics, as well as toys, apparel, and lots of other goodies you won’t find anywhere else! You will NOT want to miss out!
For FREE ADMISSION, bring a non-perishable food donation for the Second Harvest Food Bank and register here: Charlotte Mini-Con Registration
was established in 1980 by Shelton Drum. Since then Heroes has grown into one of the premier comics specialty shops in the country, with a diverse product line, dynamic store layout, and friendly, family-oriented atmosphere. We're also the organizers of the yearly Heroes Convention.