HEROESCON 2014 :: HILTON CITY VIEW ROOMS AVAILABLE FOR $159

April 18, 2014 at 4:23 pm By:

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Regular Hilton rooms at our convention rate are sold out for HeroesCon weekend! Hilton Charlotte Center City has special con rate of $159 (regularly $229) available now on City View rooms but we are predicting a quick sell out. So, book now! See you in June!

And don’t forget your 3 day passes!

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HEROESCON 2014 GUEST LIST UPDATE

April 18, 2014 at 12:28 pm By:

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Welcome to another HUGE HeroesCon guest list update! We hope you can join us for 3 days of everything we love about comic books along with the people who make them at the Charlotte Convention Center June 20-22, 2014. Tickets for Heroes Convention 2014 are on sale now!

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CREATORS! Artists Alley tables are still available but they are going fast! Reserve your space today!

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BelangerAndy Belanger – Artist: Black Church, Kill Shakespeare, Bottle of Awesome

carrollJoel Carroll – Artist: Li’l Sonja, Cuttle & Chirp, Skullkickers, Topaz, Flight

feisterTom Feister – Artist: GI JOE, Ex Machina, The Awesomes

harrisJoe Harris – Writer: X-Files, Ghost Projekt, Wars in Toyland, Spontaneous

henryClayton Henry – Artist: Uncanny X-men, Incredible Hercules, Archer and Armstrong

jarrellSandy Jarrell – Artist: Batman ’66, Meteor Men, Unfair

mcgintyBrad McGinty – Artist: GLORP Gum, Adventure Time, Regular show, Batlle Zoo

tarrBabs Tarr – Artist:  Bosozoku Sailor Scouts,  Lady Knights//Women Warriors

trippeDean Trippe – Artist: Something Terrible, Power Lunch, Butterfly, Project: Rooftop

weldeleBrett Weldele – Artist: Surrogates, Pariah, Spontaneous, The Light, Southland Tales

ALSO ADDED TODAY!: Natalie Andrewson, Duane Ballenger, J Chris Campbell, Jamie Cosley, Jared Cullum, Scott Fogg, Jason Horn, Alex Saviuk, Matthew D Smith, James Tynion IV, Wayne Vansant, Tim Vigil

Heroes Convention takes place in Charlotte, North Carolina, June 20-22 2014. Get your 3 day passes today! The full guest list (so far) is here.

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STAFF PICKS :: ART OF DISNEY GOLDEN BOOKS HC :: APRIL 16, 2014

April 15, 2014 at 10:50 am By:

staff_picks andy_staff_picksANDY’S PICK :: ART OF DISNEY GOLDEN BOOKS HC: Chances are good that the first book you ever held in your hand, ripped its pages, drew in, or drooled on was a Golden  Book and if your parents were anything  like mine and in as much of a hurry to buy a Golden Book to shut me up that they only noticed and bought the  one’s that featured familiar Disney characters, well sir (or madam) this is the book for you. These books have inspired generation after generation of budding animators and cartooists.  Now comes The Art of Disney Golden Books.  It is a beautiful hard cover book celebrating eighty years of the marvelous Disney character art that every kid spent time tracing, copying or spilling juice on.  Either way, Golden Books are an essential link in the chain that eventually can lead to …comic books!!  Enjoy! And good luck keeping it ‘mint’.
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STAFF PICKS :: BOHEMIANS GN :: APRIL 16, 2014

April 14, 2014 at 11:58 am By:

staff_picksjustin_staff_picksJUSTIN’S PICK :: BOHEMIANS GN: Being sequestered in the sticks as a teenager, and being something of an inherent weirdo, I took some solace in my creative side, and also developed a healthy fascination with the Beats (i.e. Kerouac, Ginsberg, and my personal favorite, William S. Burroughs). Bohemians promises to chronicle the predecessors of America’s original counter-pop-cultural movement. If this is an area that interests you, I’d also heartily recommend the late Harvey Pekar’s Beats Graphic History (mostly illustrated by Hip Hop Family Tree’s Ed Piskor, among others, but happy hunting…it’s out of print!). Hopefully, Bohemians will take a similar tack to Pekar’s examination, and dispose with the glamorizing of its subject matter. The lives lived under the radar, by their own rules, are easily romanticized with the benefit of hindsight. In all honesty, it’s a lot more squalid than that. Either way, I’m reading.

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HEROESCON 2014 GUEST LIST UPDATE :: LOS BROS! SIENKIEWICZ! & MORE!

April 11, 2014 at 12:04 pm By:

hc-logo_cmyk_new_colorsWelcome to another HUGE HeroesCon guest list update! We hope you can join us for 3 days of everything we love about comic books along with the people who make them at the Charlotte Convention Center June 20-22, 2014. Tickets for Heroes Convention 2014 are on sale now!

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CREATORS! Artists Alley tables are still available but they are going fast! Reserve your space today!

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Brigman_RichardsonJUNE BRIGMAN – Artist: Power Pack, Supergirl, Star Wars, Brenda Starr
ROY RICHARDSON – Artist: Iron Man, Flash, Tomorrow Knights

CaseRICH CASE – Artist: Doom Patrol, Spider-Man, Hunter: The Age of Magic, Annie Ammo

eismaJOE EISMA – Artist: Morning Glories

gilbertoGILBERT HERNANDEZ – Cartoonist: Love and Rockets, Marble Season, Bumperhead

xaimeJAIME HERNANDEZ – Cartoonist: Love and Rockets

shanerEVAN SHANER – Artist: Flash Gordon, Adventures of Superman, Deadpool Annual 2013, Ghostbusters

sienkiewiczBILL SIENKIEWICZ – Artist: Elektra: Assassin, Stray Toasters, New Mutants

texMARK TEXEIRA – Artist: Ghost Rider, Wolverine, Moon Knight

weeksLEE WEEKS – Artist: Daredevil, Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man

ALSO ADDED TODAY! 
PAT BRODERICK, MIKE LILLY, COMFORT LOVE, JOHN LOWE, BUDDY PRINCE, STEVE SCOTT, MATT SLAY, MICHAEL WATKINS, JEREMY WHITLEY, & ADAM WITHERS

Heroes Convention takes place in Charlotte, North Carolina, June 20-22 2014. Get your 3 day passes today! The full guest list (so far) is here.

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STAFF PICKS :: DOOP #1 :: APRIL 9, 2014

April 7, 2014 at 10:11 am By:

staff_picks andy_staff_picksANDY’S PICK :: DOOP #1: Back in 2001, Peter Milligan and Mike Allred turned the mutant world on its backside by re-imagining X-Force a super-team that eventually morphed into X-Statix. Replacing the old X-Men reliables like Cable, Deadpool, Warpath et.al. , Milligan and Allred turned a team of misfit super-heroes into well… a bunch of reality star super-powered misfits.  Now the key players on the team were Dead Girl, Phat, U-Go Girl, Anarchist and my personal favorite Doop who looked like the love child of Proty II and Slimer from Ghostbusters. Milligan returns with artist David LaFuente (and covers by Allred!) for a five issue mini-series that is sure to be one of the gems of this summer.  And if you have never read the Milligan/Allred Mutant series, pick up a book or three from Heroes– it is a great read.
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HEROESCON 2014 GUEST LIST UPDATE

April 4, 2014 at 11:45 am By:

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Along with today’s enormous Guest List update we’ve also updated our Artists Alley page with tons of great comic book-making folks! Check it out! We hope you can join us for 3 days of everything we love about comic books along with the people who make them at the Charlotte Convention Center June 20-22, 2014. Tickets for Heroes Convention 2014 are on sale now!

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CREATORS! Artists Alley tables are still available but they are going fast! Reserve your space today!

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caneteERIC CANETE – Artist:  Senior Artist at Riot Games, TRON: Uprising, Beware The Batman

DavisSHANE DAVIS – Artist: Superman Earth One, Superman/Batman, Shadowwalk

donovanDEREC DONOVAN – Artist: Bionic Bombshell, Youngblood, Adventures of Superman, Connor Hawke

harrisTONY HARRIS – Artist: Ex Machina, Starman, Roundeye, War Heroes, Spider-Man

mannionSTEVE MANNION – Cartoonist: Fearless Dawn, The Bomb

statonJOE STATON – Artist: Dick Tracy, Batman, Green Lantern, Power Girl, E Man

youngSKOTTIE YOUNG – Artist: Rocket Racoon, Fortunately the Milk, Oz, All those cute Young Marvel Variant Covers

ALSO ADDED TODAY! 
Will Allred, Shane Berryhill, Duffy Boudreau, Clay & Susan Griffith, Dusty Higgins, Chris Kemple, Eric Layton, Jose Marzan Jr, Matt Miner, & Matt Webb

Heroes Convention takes place in Charlotte, North Carolina, June 20-22 2014. Get your 3 day passes today! The full guest list (so far) is here.

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STAFF PICKS :: FLASH GORDON #1 :: APRIL 9, 2014

April 4, 2014 at 9:25 am By:

staff_picksjustin_staff_picksJUSTIN’S PICK :: FLASH GORDON #1: Fortunately for you, it’s tough to translate singing to type, so you’re spared a lousy, off-key reprise of the Flash Gordon theme song. But rest assured, it will resound throughout the store on Wednesday. Batman 66 scribe Jeff Parker joins forces with Evan Shaner (who drew one of the best one shots ever, last year’s Buddy Cops) to celebrate the 80th anniversary of one of sci-fi’s most enduring icons. It’s not Flash fandom that draws me to this book; rather, I like Parker’s unobtrusive scripting, and Shaner’s clean, crisp art is highly enjoyable in its own right. I expect these gentlemen to turn in a fine adventure of the Man from Earth. Now, off to practice that falsetto…

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STAFF PICKS :: DOOP #1 + NIGHTCRAWLER #1 :: APRIL 9, 2014

April 3, 2014 at 2:12 pm By:

staff_picks heather_staff_picksHEATHER’S PICKS: It’s a two for one staff pick for me this week thanks to Marvel debuting solo books of two of my favorite characters this week.  That’s right, both Doop and Nightcrawler are getting their own series this spring.  I’m not sure how one week is going to be able to contain so much awesomeness.

DOOP #1: I was excited about the Doop mini-series from the moment it was announced.  Then I saw the previews for the first issue and I nearly punched someone, my excitement was so great.  Those pages from David Lafuente look amazing.  It’s also good to see Doop in the hands of one his creators, Peter Milligan.  I am so glad I only have to wait less than a week to read this book for the first of what is sure to be a million times.
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NIGHTCRAWLER #1: Jason Aaron was one of my favorite writers before he brought Nightcrawler back, but the return of one of the best blue guys in comics earned him a permanent spot on that list.  I’m looking forward to Chris Claremont and Todd Nauck taking on Nightcrawler’s return to the X-Men.  I hope he has many new adventures in store (especially pirate adventures…).
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STAFF PICKS :: DEAD LETTERS #1 :: APRIL 02, 2014

April 1, 2014 at 2:01 pm By:

staff_picks rico_staff_picksRICO’S PICK :: DEAD LETTERS #1:  I’ve seen a black and white preview of this book and it sucks you in immediately. It’s a great first issue. The story begins as a classic amnesia fiction so we are learning what’s going on right along with the main character Sam. Writer Chris Sebela and artist Chris Visions will BOTH be at HeroesCon this year. You should probably get your copy of Dead Letters #1 signed and get a sketch from Visions this year before the rest of the world catches on to his greatness and he’s hard to meet, his bold art won’t stay a secret for long!
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