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STAFF PICKS :: SPIDER-GWEN #1 :: FEBRUARY 25, 2015

February 25, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

staff_picks heather_staff_picksHEATHER’S PICK :: SPIDER-GWEN #1: There’s been a lot of criticism about the way female characters are treated in comics.  Strong women have gone awry in the wrong hands.  As a female reader, I don’t necessarily only read books with strong female leads created by women, but I do have a tendency to be drawn to those.  A team of all male creators on a female solo book will give me pause.  I say all this as an admission that I wasn’t originally all in on Spider-Gwen from the start like I was with the new Ms. Marvel.  I also don’t have an existing connection to this character like I did when the new She Hulk launched.  At the most, I was cautiously optimistic that given what I know of the creators, Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez, and Rico Renzi that this would be a book that I would enjoying reading.

As for my Spider-Man background, I’ve read the early trades of Ultimate Spider-Man and some mini-series books here and there.  The best thing about a book existing in its own universe is limited prior knowledge doesn’t matter.  You don’t have to be aware of which Peter Parker girlfriend, Gwen or Mary Jane, you should like best.  Gwen is no longer about being a love interest.  She is simply the hero.

Spider Gwen is a good example that men can do a wonderful job on female heroes.  It’s refreshing to see a woman drawn with a slight figure that is appropriate in both proportions and age.  Robbi’s art as always is gorgeous.  Jason is bringing a fresh take to this character with original concepts applied to Spider-Man’s rogue gallery.  Rico’s coloring is the cherry on top of this sundae of a book.  Great job, guys! I can’t wait to swing along with you and Gwen.  spider-gwen-1-cover-robbi-rodriguez-109184

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SPIDER-GWEN RELEASE PARTY :: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH

February 19, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Store Signings

PrintWe’ve been getting so many questions from excited Spider-Gwen fans coming to the Release Party! It’s almost here and we’ll be your one-stop shop for all things Spider-Gwen. The entire creative team for Spider-Gwen #1 (and of course Edge of Spider-Verse #2) will be on hand to sign everything you purchase here plus up to 5 items you’ve brought with you. CBCS: Comic Book Certification Service will be on site if you’d like to submit your book for grading and signature certification. Married With Sea Monsters will be performing their Mary Janes songs at intervals during the signing, and along with Junior Astronomers playing a full set at our After Party!

We’ll keep updating this page as new stuff comes up.

ITEMS FOR SALE:

  • Spider-Gwen #1 (This includes the regular cover, Heroes variant, Skottie Young variant, Anka 1:25 variant, Hughes 1:100 variant, and we’ll even have a few of the other store variants you’ve been seeing online right here for you!)
  • The Mary Janes – Face It Tiger 7″ white vinyl by Married With Sea Monsters
  • The Mary Janes tour shirt (Heroes exclusive magenta ink on black shirt)

SCHEDULE:

  •  10am – Store opens!
    (All items will be on sale at this time. The 7″ vinyl and t-shirts are limited so make sure you get here early to snag those.)
  • If you are here for the signing please let us know and we will give you a numbered wristband that will let you know your place in line once the signing begins.
  • 1pm-5pm – Signing
  • 9pm – Store closes
  • 9pm – Spider-Gwen After Party at Snug Harbor doors open!
  • 10pm – Married With Sea Monsters performs!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

  • Will Heroes exclusives be available online? If we have anything left after Saturday they will be here and here.
    Heroes Spider-Gwen #1  variant, signed copies and more available for pre-order here!
  • How many items can we get signed?  Creators will sign up to 5 items not purchased on Saturday at Heroes. Also, you can get in line again to get 5 more items signed if time allows.
  • How much will comics, shirts, records cost? Spider-Gwen #1 regular cover – $3.99 Variant covers –  Prices TBA including some Release Party specials, Face It Tiger 7″ – $20, Mary Janes T-shirt – $20
  • How many comics, shirts, records can I buy? We reserve the right to limit quantities on any of the items we are selling at the Release Party.
  • How much is the After Party? $10 ticket includes admission to Snug Harbor to see full sets from Married With Sea Monsters and Junior Astronomers and a gig poster featuring Jason Latour Spider-Gwen art. Get tix here!
    Eventbrite - HEROES SPIDER-GWEN AFTER PARTY w/ Married With Sea Monsters (THE MARY JANES), Junior Astronomers
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HEROESCON 2015 GUEST LIST UPDATE :: JANSON, OTTLEY, & MORE!

February 13, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: Guest List, HeroesCon

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Eventbrite - HEROES CONVENTION 2015 :: 3 DAY REGISTRATION

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STAR WARS; DARTH VADER #1 VARIANT AUCTIONS END TONIGHT!

February 11, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Special Offers

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We’ve listed several sets of Marvel’s new Star Wars: Darth Vader #1 variant covers on eBay and they end tonight! Click the image to place your bid now!

We’ve also just listed signed regular and Heroes variant covers of Spider-Gwen #1 that will ship after our signing event on February 28th. Check them out if you can’t make it to the release party!

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Spider Gwen #1 Release Party :: After Party, February 28th

February 09, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Out and About, Store Signings

PrintThe fun doesn’t end after our Spider-Gwen #1 Release Party. Join us for more fun and live music at Snug Harbor with special guests Married With Sea Monsters and Junior Astronomers! Don’t miss your chance to see these bands in this intimate setting. Married With Sea Monsters has been working on some new “Mary Janes” songs and this will be your first opportunity to hear them!

Eventbrite - HEROES SPIDER-GWEN AFTER PARTY w/ FUTUREBIRDS, MWSM (THE MARY JANES), JUNIOR ASTRONOMERS
Doors at 9PM / $10 Advance Tickets

Married With Sea Monsters became a sensation with their cover of The Mary Janes song “Face It Tiger” featured in Edge of Spider-Verse #2 from Marvel Comics and featuring the debut of the Gwen Stacy Spider-Woman!

Local post-punk heroes Junior Astronomers always bring the ruckus!

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CHARLOTTE MINICON :: THANKS!

February 04, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Store Signings

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Once again you really showed up for Charlotte MiniCon AND Second Harvest Food Bank (16,000 lbs of food!!)! Thank you so much! We’d love to hear about the great things you found and saw at the show and see your photos. Share them with us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram. Please tag them with #CLTMiniCon so everyone can find them! Check out our photos from the event here!

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Thanks to all our great exhibitors and creators for making Saturday such a great day!

Next up…SPIDER-GWEN #1 Release Party on Saturday, February 28th! If you can’t make it to this event, you can pre-order your Heroes exclusive Jason Latour variant right now!

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

January 28, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

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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CHARLOTTE MINICON :: HOST HOTEL

January 27, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS

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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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CHARLOTTE MINICON :: JANUARY 31, 2015

January 20, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS

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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 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

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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