HEROES IS ON THE ROAD THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!!

December 5, 2019 at 2:54 pm By:

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The HEROES CREW is hitting the road this Sunday for the RALEIGH COMIC BOOK SHOW!

Stop in at the Hilton Garden Inn Crabtree Valley this Sunday, December 8 from 10am-4pm where Shelton and Winslow will be set up with a great assortment of Gold, Silver and Modern-Age Comics for your holiday gift-buying pleasure!! Admission is FREE!

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NEXT WEEKEND!!

The HEROES CREW is hitting the road for TWO SHOWS!

Big Apple Comic Con
For those in and around the NYC area on Saturday, December 14th, be sure to put the BIG APPLE COMIC CON on your calendar!! Shelton will be setting up with some key members of the Heroes Family and will have all the Gold, Silver and Modern-Age Comics to complete your Christmas Wish-List!! 

CONVENTION HOURS:
Saturday, December 14: 10am-7pm
For Tickets: https://www.bigapplecc.com/tickets-and-pricing/

The Wyndham New Yorker Hotel
481  8th Avenue @ 34th St.
New York NY 10001

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For those looking for a great show a little closer to home, don’t miss the CHARLOTTE COMICON on Sunday, December 15th! Seth, Winslow and Karla will be manning the Heroes booth with a great assortment of comics to delight the comic fan on your “good-list”. We hope to see you all there!!

CONVENTION HOURS:
Sunday, December 15: 10am-5pm
Tickets: $5 at the Door / 9 & Under FREE

Embassy Suites Concord 
5400 John Q. Hammons Drive NW, 
Concord, North Carolina, 28027

 

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BLACK FRIDAY SALE!! $1 COMICS & MORE!!

November 26, 2019 at 6:22 pm By:

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LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY EXCLUSIVES!! Available in-store this Saturday!

November 19, 2019 at 4:39 pm By:

*Local Comic Shop Day 2019*
EXCLUSIVES
Available IN-STORE this Saturday!

This Saturday, November 23, Heroes will open its doors to celebrate Local Comic Shop Day with these exciting (and LIMITED) #LCSD Exclusive Comics!!
We hope that you will join us this Saturday as we welcome the incredible duo behind the very poplar Cartoonist Kayfabe, Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg! These two are the creative forces behind works such as Hip Hop Family Tree, X-Men Grand Design, Street Angel, Plain Janes and MORE!!!

LCSD exclusives will be available to customers IN-STORE this Saturday on a First-Come, First-Served basis.
Any request we receive to hold a comic will be honored AFTER the event has ended, if supplies permit, and will be filled in the order in which the requests were received.

LCSD 2019 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #05 ARTIST VAR | 4.99
LCSD 2019 CROW HARK THE HERALD #01 SEELEY | 4.99
LCSD 2019 HAZEL & CHA CHA SAVE CHRISTMAS TALES UMBRELLA ACADEMY | 4.99
LCSD 2019 DCEASED HC | 29.99
LCSD 2019 DOCTOR WHO 13TH HOLIDAY SPECIAL | 5.99
LCSD 2019 KILLADELPHIA #01 | 3.99
LCSD 2019 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #01 | TBA
LCSD 2019 NEW MUTANTS #01 ARTIST VAR | 6 TBA
LCSD 2019 OVER THE ROPES #01 | 3.99
LCSD 2019 SUPER DINOSAUR #01 SPECIAL ED | 4.99
LCSD 2019 THESE SAVAGE SHORES TP VOL 01 GOLD EDITION | 19.99
LCSD 2019 WALKING DEAD ALIEN | 5.99

Heroes is open from 10AM-9PM on Saturday, November 23
Cartoonist Kayfabe Signing: 1PM-4PM
LIVE Cartoonist Kayfabe: 5PM-6PM

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Toys For Tots Annual Superhero Toy Drive at Heroes

November 5, 2019 at 2:02 pm By:

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HEROES is collecting toys for TOYS FOR TOTS this Holiday Season!

From NOW until December 12th, Heroes is accepting donations of New, Unwrapped Toys for Toys For Tots!

We will host a special TOY DRIVE EVENT with some of our FAVORITE SUPERHEROES on Saturday, November 30, which also happens to be “Shop Small” Saturday!

It’s certain to be a fun event with festive incentives!! Bring your cameras and a toy donation for a child in need this Holiday Season!

We hope that you will plan to join us on that day!

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HEROESCON 2020 ARTIST ALLEY TABLES & 3-DAY ADVANCE TICKETS – ON SALE NOW!!

October 31, 2019 at 7:10 pm By:

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GET YOURS TODAY!

HEROESCON 2020 ARTIST ALLEY TABLES and 3-DAY ADVANCE PASSES are ON SALE NOW!!!

HEROESCON 2020 TICKETS:

Purchase your 3-Day Advance Pass for our 38th Anniversary Heroes Convention today!!

From NOW until January 31, 2020 we are celebrating the upcoming 40TH ANNIVERSARY of Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find with a special $40.00 Ticket!!
Ticket prices will return to their usual $50.00 price point on February 1, 2020, but even the $50.00 price of a 3-day pass saves you $20.00 off the day-of ticket prices!!! Get your tickets TODAY!!

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HEROESCON 2020 ARTIST ALLEY TABLES:

Purchase your ARTIST ALLEY TABLE at our 38th Anniversary Heroes Convention today!!

If you are an Artist who would like to reserve a 6′ Artist Alley Table at our 38th Anniversary Heroes Convention, June 19-21, just click the button below!! Tables will sale out, so be sure to get yours before they’re gone!!

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We look forward to seeing you ALL at our 2020 Heroes Convention next June!!
Stay tuned for exciting Guest Announcements and follow us here, sign up for our weekly Newsletter, and follow us on our social media outlets for the latest updates!!!

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CELEBRATE LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY AT HEROES WITH CARTOONIST KAYFABE!!

October 23, 2019 at 4:44 pm By:

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Heroes is honored to host the creators of Cartoonist Kayfabe for Local Comic Shop Day*!!

Asset 1@4xLocal Comic Shop Day®, the day celebrating the independent spirit of local comic book shops, returns for its fifth annual event Saturday, November 23, 2019 at participating Comic Shops across the country!

HEROES is honored to participate in this event and to offer limited and exclusive *Local Comic Shop Day* comics for sale as well!

We are MOST EXCITED to host our pals Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg, the masterminds behind the incredible CARTOONIST KAYFABE

You will recognize Ed from his masterpieces HIP HOP FAMILY TREE and X-MEN GRAND DESIGN, and Jim from the infallible STREET ANGEL and THE PLAIN JANES. 

Ed and Jim will be in-store signing from 1pm-6pm!

Put November 23 at Heroes on your calendar, and in the meantime don’t miss out on the NEW COMICS that come out EVERY WEDNESDAY!!! There’s always something new and amazing on the shelves at your Local Comic Shop!!

*Local Comic Shop Day® is a five-year old event conceived and implemented by ComicsPRO comic book specialty retailers to call attention to locally owned independent comic book specialty stores, celebrating their vital role in being the primary fire-starters of pop culture.

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ON THE ROAD THIS WEEKEND :: BALTIMORE COMIC-CON

October 15, 2019 at 6:44 pm By:

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The HEROES CREW is hitting the road this weekend for the BALTIMORE COMIC-CON!

Shelton, Winslow and Karla will be heading toward the land of the Crab Cake with a great assortment of Gold, Silver and Modern-Age Comics for your buying pleasure!!
We hope to see you there!!


The Baltimore Convention Center
Pratt and Howard Street Lobby

CONVENTION HOURS:
Friday, October 18: 1pm-7pm
Saturday, October 19: 10am-7pm
Sunday, October 20: 10am-5pm

For Tickets: https://baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets/

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A Review of Heroes’ Reserve Policy

October 10, 2019 at 3:28 pm By:

RESERVE-REVIEW
In a few months, Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find will celebrate our 40th Anniversary. For the majority of our four decades, Heroes’ founder Shelton Drum has utilized a reserve system to make sure our regular customers secure the comics they want. As we wind down 2019 and approach this Heroes milestone, we want to take the opportunity to remind you what it means to be a reserve customer, and what that commitment entails.

The process of ordering new comics is far from an exact science. Even though we spend countless hours working to tighten our numbers, it’s common for us to accumulate hundreds of dollars worth of unsold comics from cancelled reserve customers each week. In other words, even if our order numbers are perfect, we still lose money every week because of delinquent reserve customers. 

The comics we stock are non-returnable. We don’t receive refunds from our distributor for comics that don’t sell. Back in the early decades of Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find, purchasing books with cover prices of 35-75 cents wasn’t such a huge risk, but in an era where cover prices range anywhere from $4.99 – $9.99, unsold product can mean a death sentence for many comic shops. 

The Reserve System:

  • As a reserve customer, you must have 10 or more regular monthly titles on your reserve list to qualify for the discount of 10% on new comics.
    Mini series and one shots do not count toward your 10 titles. You must purchase everything in your reserve bag when you check out in order to qualify for the discount. If you do not purchase all the items in your reserve bag when you check out, you will not receive the discount.
  • Trade paperbacks and hardcovers will not be held in your reserve bag unless they are from a Previews order or a  special ordered item.
  • Back issues cannot be held in your reserve bag. Your reserve bag is not a place to store books for possible purchase at a later date. 
  • We expect every reserve customer to stop by and pick up their reserved comics at least once a month. If we do not see or hear from you by the end of each month, we will attempt to contact you via phone or email. We reserve the right to cancel a customer’s bag at any time after that month, at our discretion. If you will be out of town for a period of time and will be unable to collect your reserve for a period of time longer than one month, simply let us know and we will save your books for you. If you are moving out of town, simply let us know so that we can cancel your bag before months worth of books accumulate and cost us money.
  • Your reserve list should be used for comics you are fully committed to purchasing month in and month out. If we repeatedly observe you putting certain books from your reserve bag back on the rack, we will assume that you are not committed to that title and will remove it from your list. 

We order comics 2 – 4 months before they become available for sale. If there is an increased number of people who add a specific title to their list after the initial order is placed (i.e. House of X and Powers of X), we cannot always guarantee that every request will be filled. We will honor orders based on when a title was added to a customer’s list, or when the request was received. You can update your reserve list in the store, or by emailing Elias@heroesonline.com.

Utilizing the PREVIEWS Catalog:
It is important to remember that Previews orders are an excellent way to ensure that you will receive a book that you want. Previews orders are due at the same time we place our initial order, which is usually the third week of each month. Placing a Previews order is the best way for you to secure an issue that you want to try, but not yet ready to add to your reserve list. This is also how to secure a trade paperback or hardcover that you’re afraid might sell out before you make it to the store. (Plus Previews is full of Statues, Action-Figures and other items that you can order!)

Calling to reserve a book on the week it is released (or the night before) is NOT a guarantee that you will receive that book. If it’s not already on your list, that request will only be honored based on availability. We will honor requests based on when we receive them. If you already have a book on your list or placed a Previews order, you will be at the top of the list to receive it.

We reserve the right to limit quantities on any item, and make those decisions at our own discretion.

It’s important to remember that you can help yourselves by staying plugged in to what titles are on your reserve list, and by giving yourself a few minutes to flip through each month’s new Previews catalog at the front of the store. We understand that not everyone wants to do the ‘work’ of paying close attention to these things, and that many people simply enjoy coming in and being surprised by new books on the shelves. As comic fans ourselves, we enjoy that too. There will always be great new books available each week that you weren’t aware even existed. 

We are in the business of selling comics, and we rely on observable data to help us do that. We will not order a book with the hope that an extra 25 – 100 people might show up to buy copies. Those are hypothetical sales at best, and we can’t operate a business on those. Staying up to date with your reserve list is your responsibility and burden. We will maintain it to your specifications, but we can’t speculate on whether or not you will want every new relaunch of a title just because you’ve read a similar title in the past. It’s up to you to know what is on your reserve list, to know what upcoming books you might be interested in, and to know what is in your reserve bag. 

With next year being our 40th Anniversary, we know we wouldn’t have reached this marker without our loyal customer base. The comics industry has changed in innumerable ways since Shelton first opened the doors to Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find. There really are comics for everyone of every age and background right now, which is something we love about the state of today’s comics.  Now more than ever there are countless new titles, relaunches, mini series, and one shots being published each week. There is also a wider array of both critically acclaimed comics and an explosion of speculative buyers to navigate in today’s industry. You can help us by regularly updating and purchasing your reserve bag, and by utilizing the Previews catalog each month to make sure you get the comics you want.  We appreciate you sticking with us and helping us continue to fine tune our operations as we enter a celebratory year for us at Heroes.

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Heroes 9th Annual Pop Swap – Saturday, October 26th!

September 10, 2019 at 7:40 pm By:

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ARE YOU READY?!

THE 9TH ANNUAL HEROES POP SWAP returns on Saturday, October 26th!!

Heroes will celebrate the 9th year of our Annual “POP SWAP” on October 26th in conjuncture with HALLOWEEN COMICFEST! So, along with all the awesome goodies that our Pop-Swappers will be selling, we will also have candy and FREE Halloween Comics to give away to kids!
We welcome kids of all ages to wear their Halloween costumes and do some trick-or-treating with our vendors!

WHAT IS *POP SWAP*?
Have you ever looked around your abode and thought to yourself…”I HAVE TOO MUCH STUFF!”?
Do you have boxes of comics you would like to sell in order to make room for NEW comics?
Would you like to sell items you’ve made?
Do you have too many toys, records, posters, statues, etc…taking up space in your home?
Then the POP SWAP is for YOU!

The Pop Swap is our Annual “Yard Sale/Swap-Meet” where we allow our customers to reserve tables and bring their own items to sell!
The event runs from 10am-6pm on the last Saturday in October each year!

We are accepting applications for 6′ tables now. Space is limited, so please let us know what you are selling. 
Once we have reviewed your application, we will contact you for payment! 

Pop Swap Form - 2019 copy

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• This event is intended for the benefit of our customers and community members. Please, no convention dealers/retailers.
• 6’ tables are $50. 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 anyone who violates 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. Before the Heroes 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.

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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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PATTON OSWALT LIVE THIS SATURDAY AT THE KNIGHT THEATER!! TWO SHOWS AT 7PM & 9:30PM

September 2, 2019 at 4:04 pm By:

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Don’t miss PATTON OSWALT this Saturday at the Knight Theater!!

HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND is happy to help promote the show with a special Discount Code!
Use the code “PATTON” to unlock select $25 tickets (while they last) and also unlock a $10 discount on SELECT Seats (while they last)!

Ticketing page -> https://www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/patton-oswalt-live
Discount Code PATTON unlocks select $25 tickets (while they last) and also unlocks $10 discount on SELECT Seats (while they last).
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