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THE FLASH PREMIERE PARTY :: OCTOBER 6TH

August 28, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: Uncategorized

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Don’t blink or you’ll miss the season 2 premiere of The Flash!

Join us and WCCB on Tueday, October 6th at 6 PM for a viewing party here at the store to celebrate the return of our favorite crimson speedster! JJ’s Red Hots,Taste Buds Popcorn and King of Pops will be on site plus the CW Street Team will be playing plinko for CWag prizes! And stick around after the premiere for a live Flash Chat!

PLUS attendees can score a limited edition The Flash Season 2 Premiere Party poster created exclusively for WCCB, Charlotte’s CW by artist Andy Smith.

Let us know you’re coming HERE!

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STAFF PICKS :: PLUTONA #1 :: SEPTEMBER 2, 2015

August 27, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

staff_picks rico_staff_picksRICO’S PICK :: PLUTONA #1: “Stand By Me” but with a dead superhero in place of the dead regular person is most likely an oversimplification of this new Image comic book but from what I can tell, that’s the catalyst here. The art from Emi Lenox and Jordie Bellaire looks great and expressive. You can see for yourself in these previews here and here. Not sure if it’s a 4 or 5 issue series but Lenox, Bellaire and writer Jeff Lemire have put together a great looking book with an intriguing premise and I can’t wait to read it.

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STAFF PICKS :: ZODIAC STARFORCE #1 :: AUGUST 26, 2015

August 24, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

staff_picks rico_staff_picksRICO’S PICK :: ZODIAC STARFORCE #1: I’ve read an advance digital copy of this one and I cannot wait to hold this ink-on-paper comic in my hands! Paulina Ganucheau is responsible for the beautiful art on this book including the wonderful character designs of this magical girl team that is no longer a team. In fact, Ganucheau is handling all of the art on this book, from the drawing, right down to the very last glowing sparkle. Kevin Panetta has crafted a story that has me curious about the backstory of these girls and what will bring them back together! Get on board this unexpected new title from Dark Horse this Wednesday!
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STAFF PICKS :: AUGUST 19, 2015

August 19, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

staff_picks andy_staff_picksANDY’S PICKS :: WONDER WOMAN BY GEORGE PEREZ OMNIBUS HC: This ottoman-sized omnibus collects the first two years of George Pérez’s 1980s run on WONDER WOMAN as both writer and artist including issues #1-24 and WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #1.  His focus- a return to greatness for our beloved amazon with an emphasis on the Greek Pantheon. Plus Cheetah! That’s a lot of beautiful heroines and villains drawn by Mr. Perez.
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THE DEFINITIVE BETTY BOOP TP VOL 01: HeroesCon friend Steve Saffel edits this definitive edition of the classic ’30s Sunday pages featuring the real, original Betty Boop before the Hays office lowered her skirt and buried the risqué jokes and situations. We got a chance to feast our eyes on an advanced copy this summer and our eyes popped like Roger Rabbit. Speaking of which…regarding Ms. Boop, PI Eddie Valiant said it best… “Yeah, you still got it”
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JASON IF YOU STEAL HC: Everyone’s favorite Norwegian cartoonist, Jason returns to our shores with a  collection of eleven fantastic stories of anthropomorphic creatures in an impressive minimalistic style that features Frida Kahlo as an assassin-for-hire Santo, Chet Baker, the Warren Commission, Rene Magritte, Nostradamus and Santos the wrestler with a soundtrack by Van Morrison. Is your curiosity piqued? I thought so. To date, Jason’s work never disappoints.
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MIKE ZECK SIGNING :: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2015

August 17, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Store Signings

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We’ve been looking forward to this signing for years! We hope to see every fan of Captain America, Punisher, Black Suit Spider-Man, Secret Wars, Master of Kung Fu… well you get the picture! Mike has done them all! Bring your favorites and meet the artist!

We’ll have lots of copies of our HeroesCon variants of Mike’s IDW Artist’s Edition and Secret Wars #1

Let us know you’re coming and tell your friends on our Facebook event page!

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PAPER GIRLS #1 & SPIDER GWEN #1 SIGNING :: OCTOBER 17, 2015

August 12, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Store Signings

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Join us a for signing of epic proportion! Save the date, more details coming soon including exclusives, hours and more!

Team Paper Girls:
Cliff Chiang (art)
Jared K. Fletcher (letters and design)
Matt Wilson (colors)

Team Spider-Gwen:
Jason Latour (writer)
Robbi Rodriguez (art)
Rico Renzi (color)

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STAFF PICKS :: BATTLEWORLD: INHUMANS ATTILAN RISING #4 :: AUGUST 12, 2015

August 10, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

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kyle_staff_picksKYLE’S PICK :: BATTLEWORLD: INHUMANS ATTILAN RISING #4:
There are so many extra books that are riding on the coattails of Secret Wars, I know it can be daunting to choose one to pick up and read.  Inhumans: Attilan Rising is one of them, though, and if you haven’t read any of the previous issues I highly recommend that you do.  The story is fun, and a bit quirky, from writer Charles Soule (who you may remember from his work on She-Hulk). You have a great team of characters with Blackbolt, Medusa, Karnak, Gorgon, and the blind hero Matt Murdock, also.  If you aren’t sold with the first issue, where you find out Matt is a blind musician that plays at Blackbolt’s club – the Silent Room – you should be when you see Blackbolt talk. The whole building is still standing once he finishes his sentence! There are plenty of twists and turns still ahead for this book, and I am excited to see where it goes. I hope others will join in as well.
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ON THE ROAD :: CHARLOTTE COMICON :: THIS SUNDAY

August 07, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS, On the Road

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Shelton hasn’t had the pleasure of standing behind his tables and selling comics in quite a while! That all ends Sunday at Rick and David‘s Summer Charlotte Comicon! The hours have been extended to 6PM, so come on out and let’s DEAL!
11707681_1011490948896012_8051756410777448950_nWe’ve announced dates for our Charlotte MiniCon 2016 and HeroesCon 2016. Save those dates and look for another big in-store signing event announcement next week!
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STAFF PICKS :: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #3 :: AUGUST 5, 2015

August 04, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

staff_pickskyle_staff_picksKYLE’S PICK(S) :: SECRET WARS: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #3: Having a more paternal, adult Spider-Man who is constantly worrying about his family and making sure that he is doing whatever is best for them is a definite future shock for Spidey fans.  I never thought I would see a time where his witty banter would go out the door but this is the comic that shows a new side of the wall crawler that gets down to business no fuss, no muss.  Also its just REALLY GOOD.
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BatmanBeyond3BATMAN BEYOND #3:  This book is not what I was originally expecting when it was announced but it is the ideal reboot for the story arc of Futures End that it is springing from.  A future that will definitely look new to all Batman Beyond fans but there are still plenty of faces that they will remember like our favorite inky villain that loves to throw a wrench in the Future Dark Knight’s plans. Dattins a real good un.

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HEROESCON 2015 :: MILKFED CRIMINAL MASTERMINDS PANEL VIDEO ::

July 31, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, HeroesCon

HeroesCon2015_video_MilkFedKelly Sue DeConnick, Matt Fraction and so many special guests on the first ever Milkfed Criminal Masterminds panel! WARNING: Adult language!

TwitterHeroesCon 2015 was honored to host the very first MILKFED CRIMINAL MASTERMINDS panel!

From ODY-C to BITCH PLANET, SEX CRIMINALS to PRETTY DEADLY, MATT FRACTION and KELLY SUE DECONNICK are responsible for many of today’s most compelling comics. Join them and their very special guests CHIP ZDARSKY (Sex Criminals) and CHRISTIAN WARD (ODY-C), BILL SIENKIEWICZ (Parisian White), ROBERT WILSON IV (Bitch Planet), LAUREN SANKOVITCH (Managing Editor) for a discussion of what’s next for this burgeoning company! Moderated by LAURENN MCCUBBIN (Aunt Laurenn).
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