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BOXTROLLS CARDBOARD CHALLENGE AT HEROES

September 12, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: Uncategorized

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Use your imagination with THE BOXTROLLS! A family event movie from the creators of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge.

On Sunday, September 14 from 1-3PM, head over to Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find for THE BOXTROLLS Cardboard Challenge! THE BOXTROLLS are teaming up with the Imagination Foundation to invite kids of all ages to build anything they can dream up using cardboard, recycled materials and imagination.

Participants will receive fun prizes from THE BOXTROLLS, and can enter-to-win a “What’s in the Box” Prize Pack, including an Xbox One. Post your creation on Twitter or Instagram with #TheBoxtrollsCC for a chance to win the national overall prize, the “Imagination Box,” including an Apple iMac, an iPad Air, and more! THE BOXTROLLS, in theaters September 26!

Details:
Date: Sunday, September 14
Time:1-3PM
Location:Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find – 1957 E. 7th St. Charlotte, NC 28204

 

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STAFF PICKS :: SHOPLIFTER :: SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

September 10, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

staff_picksrico_staff_picksRICO’S PICK :: SHOPLIFTER: Michael Cho is an artist whose work I have loved since I first saw his obsessively affectionate drawings of Bruce Lee and Iron Man online in the 90s. I knew immediately this was a man I had things in common with. Cho is mainly known for illustration work with a short comic sneaking out here and there. Shoplifter is his first long form comic and he has written and drawn a beauty. I give it my highest recommendation.

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STORE SIGNING :: JASON LATOUR & JASON AARON :: SATURDAY, SEPT 20

September 09, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Store Signings

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Please join us along with Jason Aaron and Jason Latour on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 2PM to 5PM for a signing with these two prolific comic creators! Click the image to let us know you’re coming on our Facebook events page.

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ON THE ROAD :: BALTIMORE COMIC CON

September 05, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, HeroesCon, On the Road

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Baltimore Comic Con is this weekend! Heroes Head Honcho Shelton Drum drove up with a van load of great comics from the Golden Age to today’s hottest new books! Stop by and say hello! For more info about the show, click the banner below!
Baltimore-Comic-ConIn local convention news, HeroesCon 2015 Artists Alley tables are on sale now!
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STAFF PICKS :: Dark Tower: The Drawing of Three #1 :: September 03, 2014

September 02, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

staff_picksquay_staff_picksZAQ’S PICK :: DARK TOWER: THE DRAWING OF THREE #1: If you call yourself a Stephen King fan & haven’t read the Dark Tower series you’re a charlatan in my book!  But don’t fret Constant Reader, for Marvel, in their infinite wisdom, have given us the comic adaptation of The Dark Tower: The Drawing of Three - The Prisoner!  It’s written by veteran writer, Peter David, & penciled by Piotr Kowalski, the greats responsible for MadroX & the art of What If? Age of Ultron, respectively.  One of the great things about the Dark Tower series is the genre hopping.  It spans everything from Western (obviously), fantasy, sci-fi & even romance!  This one has more of sci-fi bent with elements of real world grit.  I could go on and on in my clumsy writing style but you should just read it.  I’ll think you’re so cool if you do.
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STAFF PICKS :: BOB’S BURGERS #1 :: AUGUST 27, 2014

August 26, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

staff_picks rico_staff_picksRICO’S PICK :: BOB’S BURGERS #1: If the folks making these books can capture the heart and hilarity of the TV show, Bob’s Burgers is going to be a great comic. I’d read a solo Tina Belcher comic honestly. Tina is the daughter of the titular Bob and blossoming into womanhood in the most awkward and wonderful ways possible. I’m a HUGE fan of the show and look forward to checking this out.
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STAFF PICKS :: MULTIVERISTY #1 :: AUGUST 20, 2014

August 18, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

staff_picks rico_staff_picksRICO’S PICK :: MULTIVERISTY #1: DC Comics is giving Grant Morrison the keys to 51 alternate Earths in the DC U. 51 different universes (The Multiverse), each with their own particular spin on the superheroes we know and love. The concept of the DC Multiverse isn’t a new one, it’s been around since the 1960s but Grant Morrison is attempting to flesh it all out in this new series. Sounds pretty interesting. I really like this variant cover by Morrison himself.
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Chris Burnham’s cover is pretty great too.
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STAFF PICKS :: ZOMBILLENIUM HC VOL 02: HUMAN RESOURCES :: AUGUST 08, 2014

August 08, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

staff_picks rico_staff_picksRICO’S PICK :: ZOMBILLENIUM HC VOL 02: HUMAN RESOURCES: Zombillenium, the horror-themed amusement park run by actual monsters is back! This volume once again showcases Arthur de Pins trademark lively tongue-in-cheek cartooning. The man is a master. Fans of Kyle Baker’s older work will love this! Please let us know if you missed the volume 1 of this GORGEOUS album of comics by this French cartoonist and we’ll order it for you if we don’t have it in stock.

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ON THE ROAD :: CHARLOTTE COMICON :: THIS SUNDAY!

August 01, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: On the Road

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We’re at the Charlotte Comicon this Sunday! Rick and Dave put on a fine comic book show, you should come check it out! The bossman Shelton Drum will be behind the table wheeling and dealing and making your comic book dreams come true. You KNOW we bring the good stuff! We’ll be bringing books from the Golden Age all the way up to what’s new and hot this week! See you Sunday!

For more info on the show click the On The Road image above.

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STAFF PICKS :: SECONDS :: JULY 16, 2014

July 15, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

staff_picks rico_staff_picksRICO’S PICK :: SECONDS: Seconds is the new book by Lost at Sea and Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley. I’m going into this new book pretty much blind aside from a few character designs I’ve see online. Nathan Fairbairn colored this 300+ page book and we already KNOW he and Bryan look great together from seeing the recent color versions of the Scott Pilgrim series. Super nice lettering is provided by Heroes pal Dustin Harbin. I’m very excited for this one, check it out tomorrow!
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