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HEROES DISCUSSION GROUP RETURNS OCTOBER 31ST!

October 12, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

The HEROES DISCUSSION GROUP returns for yet another meeting-of-the-minds on HALLOWEEN NIGHT, October 31st!

This time, the discussion group dives deep into the world of…

HELLBOY LOGO 2The discussion group will be focusing on the first three HELLBOY stories which have been recently collected into the “SEED OF DESTRUCTION” Omnibus from Dark Horse Comics. If you haven’t read these incredible stories yet, we HIGHLY recommend that you do! You can pick up a copy of HELLBOY at Heroes any time!


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SEED OF DESTRUCTION TP VOL 01
by Mike Mignola
The Hellboy saga begins-with over 300 pages drawn by Mignola! For the first time, Hellboy’s complete story is presented in chronological order for the ultimate reading experience.
The story jumps from Hellboy’s mysterious World War II origin to his 1994 confrontation with the man who summoned him to earth, and the earliest signs of the plague of frogs. Avoiding his supposed fate as the herald of the end of the world, Hellboy continues with the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, fighting alongside Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, and drafting Roger Homunculus into his own ill-fated service with the B.P.R.D.
This 368-page volume covers Hellboy’s adventures published from 1994 to 1997, reprinting Seed of DestructionWake the Devil, and “Wolves of St August,” “The Chained Coffin,” and “Almost Colossus,” from The Chained Coffin and The Right Hand of Doom.
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IN-STORE SIGNING OCTOBER 20TH with STEVE MANNION!

October 10, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

Mannion Cartoon Promo

HEROES is excited to host an IN-STORE SIGNING with STEVE MANNION on Saturday, October 20th from 4pm-6pm!

Steve is the artist for GALAKTIKON from Albatross Funnybooks, and currently has a story in Issue #1 of SPOOK HOUSE 2 (out NOW!) as well as the 2000 AD Halloween Special of SCREAM & MISTY which will be available the day of the signing!

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HEROES POP SWAP RETURNS!! SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27TH

October 05, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

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ARE YOU READY?!

THE 8TH ANNUAL HEROES POP SWAP returns on Saturday, October 27th!!

October 27th is also HALLOWEEN COMICFEST which means we will have FREE Halloween Comics to give away to kids! We welcome kids of all ages to wear their Halloween costumes to the Pop Swap and do some trick-or-treating with our vendors!

WHAT IS *POP SWAP*?
Do you have too much STUFF? Do you have boxes of comics you would like to sale in order to make room for NEW comics? Would you like to sell items you’ve made, or other quality pop culture items (toys, records, posters, statues, etc…) that are taking up space in your home? Then the POP SWAP is for YOU!

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

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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 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. 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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ON THE ROAD THIS WEEKEND! ATLANTA COMIC CONVENTION

October 05, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

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The HEROES CREW is hitting the road again this Sunday, October 7th for the ATLANTA COMIC CONVENTION!

Shelton and Seth are busy loading up the BEST books for your collection…so be sure to stop by and take a look!

Marriott Hotel-Century Center,
2000 Century Blvd, Atlanta, Ga 30345

11am-5pm

Admission $5.00

www.atlantacomicconvention.com

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THERE’S A STORM ON THE WAY, BUT WE’VE GOT OUR BEST *HEROES* ON THE JOB!

September 14, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

Storm vs Florence

If you are in or around the Charlotte area this weekend you will know that, thanks to HURRICANE FLORENCE, we are expecting wind and a tremendous amount of rain to fall over the next few days.
With that being said, we would like our customers to know that HEROES will remain open as long as we have power and no forced curfew. We will have our best available HEROES working to keep things up and running, so if you need to stock up on comics and/or trades for the long, wet weekend…we are HERE for you.

MOST IMPORTANTLY: We want EVERYONE TO STAY SAFE. If conditions are questionable or hazardous, please do not risk harm to yourself or others by trying to travel. We want to see you all SAFE AND SOUND next week after the storm has passed!

(Artwork from: X-MEN Vol. 1 #127 Artwork by John Bryne / Story by Chris Claremont. Ask us about old comics ANYTIME!)

 

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WAREHOUSE SALE Part II :: SHELTON’S YARD SALE :: THIS WEEKEND!!!

September 07, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Other Events, Sale!, Special Offers, This Just In

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SHELTON’S YARD SALE/
HEROES WAREHOUSE SALE (part II)!

Thanks to all who joined us for last weekend’s Heroes Warehouse Sale! We appreciate all of you who fought the heat (some of you for hours on end!) to dig through our sale stocks. We know many of you were traveling for the holiday and couldn’t make it. While we hope you enjoyed the holiday, we also feel bad that some of you missed out on the sale, so we decided to throw a sequel of sorts – this very weekend! While there will be a few comics and trade paperbacks to dig through, there will be many other kinds of things to shop for, including furniture, art, frames and framed art, toys, glassware and mugs, bookshelves, dishes, lamps, dvds knicks and knacks, and much more!

Join us this Saturday from ‘very early’ to ‘very late’ and Sunday from ‘pretty early’ to ‘kinda late’ for Shelton’s Yard Sale/Heroes Warehouse Sale (part II)! Like last weekend, this sale will take place under a big tent behind our shop. Come pick through some of Shelton’s non-comic collections and take advantage of some crazy deals. In doing so, you’ll also be helping us make room for even more comics in our new warehouse!

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Anyone who makes a purchase from the yard sale will get a coupon for an immediate discount on any same day in-store purchase you make. Non-reserve customers will get 10% off any new comic or trade paperback purchases, and reserve customers will get 25% off all new comics and trade paperback purchases if everything is purchased from your reserve bag. This is a great opportunity to clear out your reserve bag for an extra discount! Consider this the first of many Pop Up sales we hope to offer our customers. Make sure you sign up for our weekly newsletters and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You never know when our next pop up sale will be announced!

Shelton corner box art by Bridgit Connell

 

 

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HEROES DISCUSSION GROUP RETURNS THIS SATURDAY!

August 28, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Discussion Group, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Master Class, This Just In

Black Hammer Vol 1

 

Ever finish a comic and wish there was someone to discuss it with? Now’s your opportunity, as we bring back an old Heroes favorite during this weekend’s Labor Day sale. Join us this Saturday, September 1 at 2:00 P.M. for a brand new chapter of the Heroes Discussion Group! After much deliberation over what book to discuss, we settled on a favorite of both our staff and customers: Black Hammer volume 1: Secret Origins.

If you enjoyed the first volume of Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s breakout superhero mystery, then be sure to stop on by the shop this Saturday for a lively discussion about legacy, rebirth, discovery and much more. This time around, the discussions will be jointly led by veteran discusser Andy Mansell and our well-read young staffer Samuel M. Reynolds-Oosting.

We couldn’t be more excited to share conversation about some of our shop’s favorite authors and illustrators with fellow customers and readers! It’s always a great part of our local comics community, and we hope you’ll join us for this discussion and some of the other exciting ones we’ll be announcing soon! Don’t forget, the discussion starts this Saturday at 2 P.M., but the Labor Day sale kicks off at 10 A.M. and runs all the way until 10 P.M. on Saturday, with Sunday and Monday’s hours both being 10 A.M. – 6 P.M. 

-The Heroes Discussion Committee  (also known as Andy, Sam and Seth)

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IN-STORE SIGNING :: MIKE DeCARLO @ HEROES – FRIDAY, AUGUST 31!

August 23, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

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We are EXCITED to announce that HEROES (with the help of our friends at the Winston-Salem Comic Con) will host a signing with the one-and-only MIKE DeCARLO on Friday evening August 31st!

Mike is known for his inking of classics titles such as: A DEATH IN THE FAMILY, TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS, CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, FANTASTIC FOUR, LOONEY TUNES, ANIMANIACS, PINKY and the BRAIN, SUPERMAN, and BUGS BUNNY, just to name a few!

We hope you will join us next Friday evening from 4pm-7pm, and get some of your favorite comics signed by Mr. DeCarlo!

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ON THE ROAD :: HEROES AT SALEM VINTAGE SHOW, SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 / RALEIGH COMIC BOOK SHOW, SUNDAY, AUGUST 26

August 22, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

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The HEROES staff will be hitting the road for TWO separate conventions THIS WEEKEND!

You can catch Shelton and Winslow selling funny books this Saturday, August 25 from 10am-5pm at the Virginia Vintage Comics and Collectibles Show (Salem Civic Center – 1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem, Virginia 24153). Admission is $3 for Adults and Kids 12 and Under get in FREE!
You can catch them AGAIN on Sunday, August 26, from 10am-4pm at the Raleigh Comic Book Show (Hilton Garden Inn Crabtree Valley – 3912 Arrow Dr, Raleigh, North Carolina 27612)! Admission is FREE!

If you have a special request for a comic book, or if you would like to place a supply order to pick up at the show, please let us know in advance! Email Seth@heroesonline.com or Shelton@Heroesonline.com by Friday morning, August 24, and we will do our best to accommodate your requests!

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LABOR DAY WAREHOUSE SALE!! HEROES CELEBRATES ONE YEAR #UNDERtheWATERTOWER!

August 21, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Discussion Group, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Other Events, Sale!, Special Offers, Uncategorized

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This Labor Day weekend will mark the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of Heroes opening in our new location at 417 Pecan Avenue! It’s hard to believe that what is now our new store was once our WAREHOUSE, and what better way to celebrate our anniversary than by throwing a  THREE-DAY WAREHOUSE SALE!

Back in 2013 we sold a staggering 300 long boxes, and over 100,000 comics, in just FOUR DAYS at our first official Warehouse Sale! To celebrate our first year in our new home #UnderTheWaterTower, we are once again purging our overstock of nearly 100 long boxes and selling them at CAN’T-MISS PRICES!!

Labor Day Anniversary Sale

We will offer extended hours on Saturday, September 1st from 10am-10pm and Sunday, September 2nd from 10am-6pm. Be sure to join us on LABOR DAY Monday from 10am-6pm when all sale books will be reduced to just 25¢!! Prices will start at $1 on Saturday and drop each day but, for the best selection, we hope to see you on Saturday!

Black Hammer Vol 1Speaking of “Blasts from the Past”, Saturday, September 1st at 2pm will mark the return of the HEROES DISCUSSION GROUP!
Our first discussion group since 2012 will find Heroes’ own Andrew Mansell and Samuel Reynolds-Oosting leading the talk as we probe the depths of the Dark Horse hit BLACK HAMMER VOL. 1 from writer Jeff Lemire, artist Dean Ormston and colorist Dave Stewart! We welcome any and all to join the discussion group, so if you are a fan of BLACK HAMMER like we are, please feel free to join us on Saturday, September 1st during the sale!

 

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