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HEROES POP SWAP :: TOMORROW!

October 24, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Heroes Pop Swap

popswapmonstersJoin us for our 3rd Annual Heroes Pop Swap, this Saturday, October 25th 10AM-4PM at our store. Whether you have things to sell, are shopping for treasure, or you just want to give your Halloween costume a test run, the Pop Swap is sure to be a great place for it!

This event is FREE to attend but you’ll want to have some cash on hand for the great treasures you’ll find! We’ll have some free comics on hand to celebrate Halloween Comic Fest! Costumes encouraged!
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STAFF PICKS :: ARKHAM MANOR #1 :: OCTOBER 22, 2014

October 21, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

staff_picks heather_staff_picksHEATHER’S  PICK :: ARKHAM MANOR #1: Maybe it’s Halloween approaching that has me in the mood to read some creepy Batman comics or maybe’s the pairing of Gerry Duggan and Shawn Crystal on a new (no prior history needed) Batman title.  Either way, Arkham Manor #1 is on this week’s pull list for me.  In events currently unknown to me, but apparently explained in the first few pages, Arkham Asylum has been destroyed and the inmates, Dr. Arkham and his orderlies have moved to Wayne Manor while a new facility is being build.

Duggan has made me a current Deadpool reader so I am looking forward to his turn in the Batverse.  While not designed to be a comedy, I am hopeful that Duggan’s sense of humor will have moments to shine in the halls of Wayne Manor.   Crystal’s art looks appropriately dark and moody and I can’t wait to see his rendering his of Duggan’s vision.
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STAFF PICKS :: EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #5 :: OCTOBER 15, 2014

October 13, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

staff_picks rico_staff_picksRICO’S PICK :: EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #5:  Have you read Umbrella Academy? If not, go do that, it’s great and more than enough to make one take note anytime writer Gerard Way writes a new comic book. The majority of Marvel’s Edge of Spider-Verse has been an exercise in what I consider the best style of comic book editing. That is, select a creative team you trust, give them a broad idea of what you need/want, let them create. For EOSV #5, Way is joined by artist Jake Wyatt whose recent work on  Ms. Marvel and Indestructible Hulk is noteworthy. The pair of creators have re-imagined Spider Man as a futuristic mech-operating hero, think Neon Genesis Evangelion Spider-hero. I can’t wait to read lose myself in the new world they’ve created. There’s a small preview here.

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STAFF PICKS :: BATGIRL #35 :: OCTOBER 08, 2014

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

staff_picksrico_staff_picksRICO’S PICK :: BATGIRL #35: Project Rooftop has known it for years, passion for old characters can be reignited with a great costume redesign. This is tricky though. The entire New 52 launch was redesigned across the board with varying levels of success. An almost universally loved costume redesign for an established character is almost unheard of. Babs Tarr and Cameron Stewart have accomplished this rare feat with their Batgirl revamp which starts next week. Brendan Fletcher (co-writer of the wonderful Gotham Academy) is co-writing Batgirl along with Cameron Stewart while Stewart does layouts for Tarr who does the finished black and white art. The team is rounded out by brilliant cartoonist and HeroesCon darling Maris Wicks on colors. I’m looking forward to seeing where this team takes Barbara Gordon!
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STAFF PICKS :: SOUTHERN BASTARDS VOL 1: HERE WAS A MAN :: OCTOBER 01, 2014

September 30, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

staff_picks rico_staff_picksRICO’S PICK :: SOUTHERN BASTARDS VOL 1: HERE WAS A MAN: If you haven’t been following Jason Latour and Jason Aaron’s incredible Image Comics series, here’s your chance to catch up.  ”Welcome to Craw County, Alabama, home of Boss BBQ, the state champion Runnin’ Rebs football team…and more bastards than you’ve ever seen. When you’re an angry old man like Earl Tubb, the only way to survive a place like this…is to carry a really big stick. COLLECTS SOUTHERN BASTARDS #1-4″

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STAFF PICKS :: GOTHAM ACADEMY #1 & THOR #1 :: OCTOBER 1, 2014

September 29, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

staff_picks heather_staff_picksHEATHER’S PICKS :: Gotham Academy #1: I’ll confess, I’m not much of a Batman reader.  The closest I come to anything based in Gotham are occasional mini-series and Harley Quinn.  In spite of that, Gotham Academy caught my attention from its very announcement.  Perhaps one reason for that is the series is being co-written by Becky Cloonan.  I adore Becky’s art and I have also enjoyed all of her mini-comics I’ve picked up.  I haven’t read anything by Brenden Fletcher as of yet, but October will be the month to change that as Batgirl #35 hits October 8.  Gotham Academy follows the students at a prep school that sounds both creepy and entertaining.  With new characters and a look at the city’s history and mythology, Gotham Academy could become my Wolverine and the X-Men gateway book into the Batverse.
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Bonus Pick: Thor #1: Have you guys heard that Thor’s becoming a lady? Man, has it been fun watching heads explode over that one.  You have to appreciate Marvel taking the risk of dethroning one of its popular male characters and passing his mantle and hammer over to a mysterious woman.  I haven’t read a Thor series since Marvel broke my heart with the cancellation of one of my favorites, Thor the Mighty Avenger, but if a woman can pick up Mjölnir, then I am willing to pick up Thor #1 by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman.NewThor
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Southern Bastards :: Thanks and Photos

September 24, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Store Signings

IMG_5000smlThanks for coming out for our Southern Bastards event with Jason Aaron and Jason Latour! It was a great day and a fun time was had by all! We’ve posted a bunch of photos to show you all the fun you missed if you were unable to attend. Follow us on social media and check back here for news and updates about all the events we organize!

Boss BBQ, Sugah Jug Shirts and more are in our webstore now!
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Photos my Matthew Knapik and Rico Renzi — at Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find.

 

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HEROES POP SWAP :: OCTOBER 25, 2014 :: RESERVE YOUR SPACE!

September 22, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: Heroes Pop Swap

Heroes_Pop_SwapJoin us for our 3rd Annual Heroes Pop Swap, Saturday, October 25th 10AM-4PM at our store. Whether you have things to sell, are shopping for treasure, or you just want to give your Halloween costume a test run, the Pop Swap is sure to be a great place for it!

A 6′ table is only $20 and you can be sure your great collectibles will be going to a loving home.  This event is limited to local creators and comics and pop culture enthusiasts (no professional dealers) who have interesting items in 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. Space is limited and reservations are 1st come, 1st served.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR YOUR TABLE TODAY!

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THIS JUST IN :: BBQ AND SOUTHERN BASTARDS T-SHIRTS THIS SATURDAY

September 19, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: This Just In

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We have some great updates about our signing with Jason Latour and Jason Aaron THIS SATURDAY! Coach Boss is sending his buddies from Smoke and Go Catering Services to our signing on Saturday so come hungry and bring your wallets for BBQ. They will have ribs, pulled pork, smoked chicken and hot dogs. The SAAA-WEET TEA is on us.
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Also, the Jasons will be bringing some Southern Bastards t-shirts with them! Before Saturday these were only available at SDCC! See y’all Saturday 2-5PM and we may have even more surprises in store. Don’t miss out!
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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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