STAFF PICKS :: OUTCAST VOLUME 1 :: JANUARY 28, 2015

January 28, 2015 at 3:21 pm By:

staff_picks rico_staff_picksRICO’S PICK :: OUTCAST VOLUME 1: A DARKNESS SURROUNDS HIM: If you’re someone who waits for collected editions of great comics you should check out today’s first volume of Outcast. Writer of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman, has teamed with the brilliant art duo of Paul Azaceta and Elizabeth Breitweiser to tell a dark tale of demonic possession and exorcism. Shooting has already begun for a television show based on this one.

Paul is a featured guest at Saturday’s Charlotte MiniCon so now is the time to catch up on this comic and when you meet him you can tell him how much you love it! More info here.

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STAFF PICKS :: CRIMINAL, BLUE BEETLE and POWERPUFF GIRLS (huh?) :: JANUARY 28, 2015

January 28, 2015 at 8:46 am By:

staff_picks andy_staff_picksANDY’S PICKS:: CRIMINAL TP VOL 01 COWARD| $14.99

Ah..where it all began for the noir comics team extraordinaire of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. If you’ve not yet entered the ink drenched world of heists and fatales and twists of the plot as well as the knife, here is your ideal entry wound (errr..entry point). Gullible characters will end up incarcerated or dead or both(!) and Justice is hardly ever served. As fun as a ’50s crime film and just as dangerous. Enjoy!
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SHOWCASE PRESENTS BLUE BEETLE TP| $19.99

500 pages of Ted Cord’s superhero adventures from the creative team of writer Len Wein with art provided by Paris Cullins and Bruce Patterson. Featuring a nice early cross-over with The New Teen Titans and the return of The Question. Not great, but certainly a lot of fun- one of the last gasps for mainstream superhero comics before those talented Brits turned the spandex crowd on its revisionist ear. And before Giffen and DeMatteis turned our Azure clad scarab into a constant punchline for the wise-guy version of the Justice League.

POWERPUFF GIRLS SUPER SMASH-UP #01| $3.99

Life in the CNU ( Cartoon Network Universe) will never be the same after the events of the recently wrapped-up Super Secret Crisis War. But its time for a little post SSCW break for the greatest power trio since Rush released 2112. Join Blossom the orange leader, Buttercup the green one with anger management issues and our favorite Blue Bubbles ( imagine Rory Gilmore but with the power of Mon-El ) as they take a VIP tour of Dexter’s Lab and the afternoon unfolds swimmingly until Didi decides to follow along…..Big trouble. Big, Big trouble. Plus ( as if you needed any more! ) Courage the Cowardly Dog.
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CHARLOTTE MINICON :: HOST HOTEL

January 27, 2015 at 2:35 pm By:

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Looks like the Charlotte MiniCon (#CLTMiniCon on social media please!) is just a little less mini this year. We have our first ever host hotel for our out-of-town guests. Le Méridien Charlotte is offering our guests a $149 rate that includes self-parking and WiFi in guest rooms when you contact Alana Johnson (call or email) and reference “Charlotte Mini-Con”.  Check the place out for yourself, it’s beautiful and conveniently located to MiniCon. www.lemeridiencharlotte.com/

Contact Alana Johnson
alana.johnson@sheratoncharlottehotel.com
704-626-3653

Don’t forget to get registered for #CLTMiniCon here and please bring a non-perishable food item for Second Harvest Food Bank for FREE admission.

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STAFF PICKS :: UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 :: JANUARY 28, 2015

January 22, 2015 at 2:01 pm By:

staff_picksjustin_staff_picksJUSTIN’S PICK :: UNCANNY AVENGERS #1: Another Marvel relaunch destined to inspire endless diatribes of Internet nerdsnark. Nevertheless, I’m excited to see a new iteration of the Avengers’ Unity Squad. Including a historical Avenger like the Vision on the roster only deepens this group’s significance, and throwing in a left field B-lister like Dr. (Brother) Voodoo is super cool (70s genre Marvel is kinda my jam). Also, Rick Remender and Daniel Acuña play well together, so let’s check the cynicism at the door and have a little fun, shall we?

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STAFF PICKS :: CLASSIC COMICS CORNUCOPIA :: JANUARY 21, 2015

January 21, 2015 at 7:53 am By:

staff_picks andy_staff_picksANDY’S PICKS :: Classic comics old and new……

BATMAN SILVER AGE NEWSPAPER COMICS HC VOL 02 1968-1969| $49.99
(W) Whitney Ellsworth (A) Joe Giella, Al Plastino (CA) Peter Poplaski
The second half of the comic strip run of Batman that rode on the coat-tails of the popularity of the infamous albeit hilarious TV Series. Sure, It’s a relic but it’s also a riot and it features guest-stars Superman and Aquaman. Same Bat strip, same Bat creative teams.

BPRD PLAGUE OF FROGS TP VOL 02| $24.99
(W) Brian Augustyn & Various (A) Guy Davis & Various (CA) Mike Mignola
An ideal and inexpensive way to dive into the Mignolaverse. Collects B.P.R.D.: The Dead, B.P.R.D.: The Black Flame, and B.P.R.D.: War on Frogs. Plus the storytelling mastery of Guy Davis!

FABLES #148| $2.99
(W) Bill Willingham (A) Mark Buckingham & Various (CA) Nimit Malaviae o
Rose Red learns the truth about her mother, herself and her sister Snow White. As NFL Coach Dennis Green might say at a Post Fables press conference “They’re AREN’T who we thought they were” . There are only 2 issues left. The tension is getting pretty thick.

GROO FRIENDS AND FOES #01| $3.99
(W) Mark Evanier (A/CA) Sergio Aragones
It’s a year long series. Each month spotlights a supportive character whose life gets repeatedly destroyed by everyone’s favorite bungling Barbarian. This first issue features Captain Ahax. Things will get wet.
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MMW UNCANNY X-MEN HC VOL 09| $75.00
(W) Chris Claremont (A) Various (CA) Paul Smith
Even though the earlier John Byrne era made The X-Men stars, it is this volumes era that sent the mutants and their scribe Chris Claremont into the stratosphere.Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN #168-175- artist Paul Smith became a star, Rogue became a hero, Cyclops became a husband and Professor Xavier became a Jerk. Also included is the MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL #5 “God Loves, Man Kills” a true mainstream high water mark and WOLVERINE #1-4. Featuring art by rising superstar Frank Miller. Last and certainly least, THE UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL #7 perhaps the single worst comic book in BRONZE AGE  history. If you think I’m exaggerating, look at the last two pages. POP And POPsicles….yuck.

RUN LIKE CRAZY RUN LIKE HELL HC| $19.99
(W) Jacques Tardi, Jean-Patrick Manchette (A/CA) Jacques Tardi
Following the success of West Coast Blues and Like a Sniper Lining Up His Shot (both highly recommended) Jacques Tardi third collaboration with famed crime writer Jean- Patrick Manchette is by all accounts, the best of the bunch. Hard boiled noir action, dark humor and page after page of Tardi. Tres Bien!

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CHARLOTTE MINICON :: JANUARY 31, 2015

January 20, 2015 at 10:15 am By:

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Bring a non-perishable food item and register here for FREE admission!
https://clt-minicon2015.eventbrite.com/

Charlotte’s longest running comic convention!

Featuring great vendors and comic creators!

Complete 2015 Charlotte MiniCon Guest List (so far)

NATALIE ANDREWSON
PAUL AZACETA
AL BIGLEY
CHRIS BRUNNER
J CHRIS CAMPBELL
JOEL CARROLL
RICH CASE
BRIDGIT CONNELL
JOEY ELLIS
SANFORD GREENE
CULLY HAMNER
SANDY JARRELL
JASON LATOUR
KEVIN MELLON
DREW MOSS
STEVE NILES
BUDD ROOT
ANDY SMITH
BRIAN STELFREEZE
ROBERT ULLMAN
MATT WILSON
KELLY YATES
AND MANY MORE!

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STAFF PICKS :: IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 :: JANUARY 21, 2015

January 19, 2015 at 1:03 pm By:

staff_picks quay_staff_picksZAQ’S PICK :: IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1: My pick for this week is a doozy, especially given how much time has passed since my last pick. Speaking of “time” I give you, “Ivar, Timewalker”! Published by Valiant, & the brainchild of writer Fred Van Lente and artist Clayton Henry. This book is about time travel, well, more about saving existence from time travel…? Our hero, Ivar, is like an eastern block Constantine. Nuff said!
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CELEBRATE STAR WARS #1 at HEROES TODAY!

January 14, 2015 at 7:02 am By:

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Join us today to celebrate the release of Star Wars #1 written by our pal Jason Aaron (Thor, Southern Bastards, Wolverine, Scalped) and drawn by John Cassaday (Uncanny Avengers, Planetary, Astonishing X-Men). You may have also heard about the variant covers for this first issue, there are a bunch of them and we have some of them available in store for you today PLUS the 501st Carolina Garrison will be here for photos with customers.

We have also listed 8(!) sets of Star Wars #1 variant covers on eBay. Check the listings for all the details of which books are in each set. Of course in true Heroes fashion we’re not only selling comic books. If you win one of the variant sets, you will recieve a 3-day pass to HeroesCon 2015.

But wait, there’s more.

If you are able to attend HeroesCon 2015, you will be invited to a catered BBQ lunch with series writer Jason Aaron! At the lunch you will have the opportunity to get your books signed by Jason and certified (at a discounted rate) by CBCS! Don’t miss this rare opportunity!

Place your bids HERE!
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STAFF PICKS :: FINAL SCORE–SNOOPY 65 – BUFFY 9 – WOLVES 1 :: JANUARY 14, 2015

January 13, 2015 at 3:19 pm By:

staff_picks andy_staff_picksI never eat December snowflakes. I always wait until January.
-Lucy Van Pelt
So here are some ripe ones:

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9 LIBRARY HC VOL 01| $29.99
(W) Joss Whedon (A) Georges Jeanty
Okay, so Buffy Season 8 was a bit of a let down, but with Season 9, the Creative-Scoobies really got it together. Our world is a world without magic and a new menace arrives–zombie Vampires! Willow is working overtime to bring the magic back to our earthly realm while Buffy has a serious personal crisis. This entire run is a blast. Collects Buffy Season 9 Volume 1 and Volume 2 in an oversized format; plus an Expanded sketchbook by the talented Messer. Jeanty.

FABLES THE WOLF AMONG US #01| $3.99
Reprinting Vertigo’s first-ever digital-first series, FABLES: THE WOLF AMONG US which is a comic adaptation and expansion of the video game. This is an official prequel to Bill Willingham’s FABLES! With the series in the hands of Matthew Sturges (JACK OF FABLES) along with fellow scribe Dave Justus (HOUSE OF MYSTERY), and featuring art by Stephen Sadowski (JSA), Shawn McManus (FABLES/FAIREST), and Travis Moore (JSA ALL STARS) this looks like a solid offering to help fill our Mundane void.

LETS DANCE SNOOPY 65 YEARS OF PEANUTS TP

For those who can’t budget for the complete Peanuts reprint from Fantagraphics or for folks who want to let their kids read the adventures of the greatest daydreamer in comics history and want to keep their collected volumes from excess stickiness, this is a perfect single issue sampler. It’s not just the dog; it’s the WWI Flying Ace, it’s that gad about the Quad, Joe Cool, it’s the greatest unpublished novelist in America, it’s the world famous attorney, it’s the tennis partner of the terrifying Molly Volley.
It’s all Snoopy and it’s all great.

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STARS WARS #1 VARIANT SETS ON EBAY TONIGHT!

January 9, 2015 at 10:49 am By:

starwars#1_toniteBy now you’ve heard that Marvel is publishing new Star Wars comics. Issue #1 of Star Wars is out next Wednesday and it’s written by our pal Jason Aaron (Thor, Southern Bastards, Wolverine, Scalped) and drawn by John Cassaday (Uncanny Avengers, Planetary, Astonishing X-Men). You may have also heard about the variant covers for this first issue, there are a bunch of them.

Tonight at midnight EST, we are listing 8(!) sets of Star Wars #1 variant covers on eBay. Check the listings for all the details of which books are in each set. Of course in true Heroes fashion we’re not only selling comic books. If you win one of the variant sets, you will recieve a 3-day pass to HeroesCon 2015.

But wait, there’s more.

If you are able to attend HeroesCon 2015, you will be invited to a catered BBQ lunch with series writer Jason Aaron! At the lunch you will have the opportunity to get your books signed by Jason and certified (at a discounted rate) by CBCS! Don’t miss this rare opportunity!

Place your bids HERE!

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