HEROES POP SWAP :: CHARLOTTE’S POP CULTURE SWAP MEET :: OCTOBER 22, 2016

September 26, 2016 at 12:03 pm By:

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Would you like to sell stuff you’ve made and quality pop culture items (comics, toys, records, etc) that are taking up space in your home? We are accepting applications for 6′ tables now. Space will be a bit more limited in the past so please let us know what you are selling. We will review your application and contact you for payment. Thanks!
• 6’ tables are $25. We will contact you for payment once your application has been accepted.
• We will provide tables, if you require a chair, please bring your own.
• Set up starts at 9AM. Please plan to stay until at least 4PM but you are welcome to stay later if things are going well for you!
• Heroes Pop Swap does not allow bootleg or counterfeit materials of any kind.
• We are proud of our family-friendly reputation and strongly discourage adult materials of any kind.
• We reserve the right to eject violators of our policies, without refund, at our discretion.

Heroes Head Honcho Shelton Drum on the creation of the Heroes Pop Swap from 2011:

Heroes Pop Swap is an idea that I had on the way back from a recent road trip. BeforeHeroes Convention and the Charlotte Mini-Con and even the Heroes store, local comics fans would gather and trade comics and talk about our hobby. It was usually something like a sidewalk sale put together by a local bookstore and/or newsstand. I remember going to similar events in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Raleigh and the famous Murray Brothers’ backyard and basement gatherings in Durham during the latter half of the 70’s. None of us “old-timers” were official dealers yet. None of us had stores. We just shared a common interest in collecting as well as buying and selling comic books and related stuff.

We thought we’d try to bring back that feeling from those events with theHeroes Pop Swap: Charlotte’s Pop Culture Swap Meet. For a nominal fee anyone can reserve space and sell items from their personal collection to other fans who are sure to give that item a good home. We are also encouraging local artists and artisans to come and sell their art, pop-culture related crafts and comics.

There will be no professional dealers. Professional will be defined by me personally. If you buy and sell comics regularly either at conventions or online you will be excluded from setting up, but I encourage you to come shop! I anticipate a lot cool items being offered.

We want to limit this event to local creators and comics and pop culture enthusiasts who have interesting items from their personal collections that they are willing to sell and self-produced comics and related products. People who are purchasing space are encouraged not only to bring comics but any items falling under the pop culture umbrella. That could be toys, games, music, movies and more.

Since this event is so close to Halloween don’t be afraid to come in costume. Trick or treating will be part of our advertising for this event, please consider bringing a treat of some sort for the kids (candy, button, stickers, comics etc..).

We think this will be a fun event for everyone involved and if it is successful we’d like to make it something we do few times a year.

Thanks! I look forward to bringing back some of the “old school!”

Shelton Drum

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DOLLAR COMICS THIS MONDAY!

September 2, 2016 at 11:05 am By:

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THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE #46 HERO INITIATIVE SPECIAL EDITION

August 10, 2016 at 8:44 am By:

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THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE #46 HERO INITIATIVE SPECIAL EDITION is available in store and here right now!

The 2016 edition has landed at Heroes!  Now in its fifth decade as the preeminent source of comic book pricing information, The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide has been the definitive guide for collectors and dealers alike since 1970. This 46th edition includes all new insights, features and data, along with the most comprehensive listing of comics, all new entries in the Overstreet Hall of Fame. Perfect for both new collectors and seasoned enthusiasts.

Only 500 copies of this Hero Initiative Limited Edition Hardcover will be released. Most of them will be sold at conventions. The cover, featuring the Superman, is by award-winning artists Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund, and Tanya Horie. This edition will not be released in softcover.

Each copy comes shrink-wrapped from the factory. 1200 Pages / Color and B&W / Hardcover Limited to 500 copies Cover Price $35 Details: Hardcover Pages: 1200! Weight: a whopping 3 pounds, 14 ounces Dimensions: 6.75 inches by 9.25 inches by 1.75 inches Copies come shrinkwrapped from the factory

We have the regular softcover editions at the store too some come by and pick your price guide today!

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HEROES at CHARLOTTE COMICON AUGUST 7TH

August 3, 2016 at 9:44 am By:

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We’re heading up the road to our friends Rick and Dave’s Charlotte Comicon! Come see us! Click the image below for more show details.

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THANK YOU RICHARD THOMPSON

July 28, 2016 at 11:02 am By:

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Richard at HeroesCon 2011 by Heather Peagler

We lost a dear member of the Heroes family yesterday when the great Richard Thompson passed away after his long battle with Parkinson’s disease. There will rightly be far more eloquent essays on the timeless brilliance of Richard’s Cul de Sac strip across the industry, but right now we simply mourn the loss of our friend. He entertained us with his art, and drew us into that world with his humility. When he was diagnosed with the disease, he inspired us with grace and humor even through the hardest days of struggle. Most importantly, he quietly lead us to start raising money alongside Team Cul de Sac and the Michael J. Fox foundation in their funding of Parkinson’s research.

The HeroesCon Drink and Draw has been an annual event for six years now, with our fundraising contributing to the nearly $225,000 raised by Team Cul de Sac during that time. We mention that because our fight against Parkinson’s disease is still going on, and we hope any of you who love Richard, Cul de Sac, HeroesCon, our Drink and Draw event, or the fine art of comic strips, and are able, will donate to Team Cul de Sac and the Michael J. Fox Foundation in Richard’s memory today at this link: http://bit.ly/DonateTeamCulDeSac . We loved Richard the artist and the man, and offer our sincere condolences to his family, friends, fans, and everyone in comics who celebrates his life and work. All of us at Heroes will continue to fight Parkinson’s disease in his memory every year at HeroesCon.
Please revisit Craig Fischer’s 2012 tribute to the greatness of Thompson here.
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Happy New Comic Book Day!

July 13, 2016 at 12:35 pm By:

Happy New Comic Book Day! Here’s a handy list of all the books we’ll have on our shelves today! http://www.heroesonline.com/new-releases/

Follow us on Instagram for Staff Picks and much more!
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While you’re in the neighborhood getting your new comics today, spin our store for some Pokeballs and hopefully other surprises!go

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HEROESCON 2016 T-SHIRTS

July 6, 2016 at 8:06 am By:

BlackPantherTransparentWe’ve made our HeroesCon t-shirts available online! Only very limited sizes and quantities are left. Check out what we have here!
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Spider-Gwen by Robbi Rodriguez from our 2015 show. Small & Extra Small only.

 

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HEROESCON 2016 :: CREATOR PHOTOS BY PATRICK SUN

June 29, 2016 at 4:21 pm By:

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We’ve seen and received links to so many great photos from HeroesCon 2016 and we want to share them all with you! Here’s a great set of creators at HeroesCon by Patrick Sun. Please check out our Facebook page for even more great memories from HeroesCon weekend and search #HeroesCon & #HeroesCon2016 on Instagram and Twitter!

SAVE THE DATES! HEROESCON 2017, June 16-18!

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HEROESCON 2016 :: PHOTOS by Contagious Media Productions

June 29, 2016 at 9:01 am By:

27523829650_05ec3e74bb_zWe’ve seen and received links to so many great photos from HeroesCon 2016 and we want to share them all with you! Here’s a great set from Contagious Media Productions’ Mike Dickens. Mike was set up right beside the Cosplay Stage and got some great shots! Please check out our Facebook page for even more great memories from HeroesCon weekend and search #HeroesCon & #HeroesCon2016 on Instagram and Twitter!

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HeroesCon 2016 :: Thank You!

June 22, 2016 at 8:39 am By:

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Photos and reports are trickling in from the amazing weekend that was HeroesCon 2016. This great shot by Patrick Sun is from our newly expanded for 2016 Cosplay Stage. Thanks to DJ Spider and Riddle for all their hard work downin Hall C this year!

We’re still cleaning up and getting our store back in order but wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who visited and exhibited this past weekend. It was a HeroesCon to remember for sure. Save the dates for next year, June 16-18, 2017!

Check out #HeroesCon on Twitter for a look at the show from a wide variety of perspectives! http://bit.ly/HeroesConTweets

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