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HeroesCon 2015 :: Spider-Gwen Panel w/ Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez, & Rico Renzi

July 24, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, HeroesCon

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We’ve just posted another HeroesCon 2015 panel video! Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez, and Rico Renzi talk Spider-Gwen with Joe Mochove and Rusty Rowley. Make sure you watch for the completely random “Mystery Questions” at the end! https://youtu.be/0KMOJ5AHMEE

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HEROESCON 2015 :: STAR WARS PANEL VIDEO

July 17, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, HeroesCon

We’ve just posted our Star Wars panel from HeroesCon 2015 featuring Stuart Immonen, Jason Aaron, Wade von Grawbadger, Justin Ponsor and moderated by Rich Barrett of Mental Floss! This is the first video on our freshly minted Heroes YouTube page so subscribe because more video from Heroes events is on the way!

It’s a great talk and features a peek at some never-before-seen art from the book.

Big thanks to Matt Tyndall for putting this together for us!

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STAFF PICKS :: Classic Comics Cavalcade :: WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2015

July 08, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

staff_picks andy_staff_picksANDY’S PICKS: Notify the Vatican and make certain all household clocks are synchronized to incorporate the Market-threatening, potentially Apocalyptic LEAP SECOND [TM] because the Classic Comics Cavalcade returns…..

BACCHUS OMNIBUS ED GN VOL 01| $39.99
Have you read From Hell and the autobiographical Alec: The Years Have Pants? Of course you have because I’ve repeatedly told you all to do so and when it comes to the works of the great Eddie Campbell, you don’t want to cross me. Compared to the two epics mentioned above, Bacchus is a less important yet thoroughly entertaining work about the Greek God of Wine and Revelry as he tries to sit quietly and drink his way through modern times. Unfortunately, the are a score of Mythical figures who have their own plans for old Bacchus. And wait ’til you meet the Eyeball Kid face to face.
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CREEPY PRESENTS ALEX TOTH HC| $19.99
Keep it simple and spot those blacks and the page will explode with storytelling potential. Alex Toth is one of the giants of comic art and he worked especially well with writers like the great Archie Goodwin who tailored his comic scripts to exploit the assigned artist’s strengths. The result? How about a dozen or so of the best Horror stories published by Warren in the mid to late sixties. And it’s only 20 bucks. Toth rules!

WILL EISNERS THE SPIRIT A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS HC| $39.99
Yet another DC ANNIVERSARY HC edition. Have you always wondered about Eisner and wanted to sample his classic Spirit stories but were put off by the sheer amount of material and the enormous cost? I can’t blame you ( but I can -and do blame Frank Miller, but that is, as they say, a different kettle of stories) But this handsome volume looks like it will an ideal sampler of the master cartoonist at his best.

IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME SWANNS WAY GN| $26.95
Attention Monty Python fans
Sing along with me and The Bolton Choral Society as they attempt to summarize Swann’s Way in 15 seconds…Proust in his first book, wrote about, wrote about, Proust in his first book wrote about….GONG!!! Anyhooo
Were you assigned to read Proust in English Lit? ME TOO!
Did you read the entire first book Swann’s Way? ME NEITHER!
This comic adaptation from French illustrator Stephane Heuet should prove to be more insightful than Sparks Notes and a hell of a lot more fun to read.
Now if they can only figure out a way to adapt Infinite Jest into comic form then I will no longer have to avoid the more persnickety members of my local book club.

BONUS PICK: A FUTURE CLASSIC
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Sammy Harkham returns and just in time. Mr. H is one of the major comics talents of this young century and you owe it to yourself to pick up all 4 volumes of his solo comic Crickets. Sensational storytelling with unique and rather distinct art and if you aren’t careful you just might learn a bit about what it was like to work on early ’70s Horror films. Always a plus!
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HeroesCon 2015 :: THANK YOU!

June 24, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: HeroesCon

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Another fantastic Heroes Convention is in the books! Thanks to you for coming out in huge numbers and for being so cool! Mark your calendars now for 2016! Tell the boss you can’t possibly work June 17-19, 2016 because HeroesCon is so much fun. Over the next few weeks we’ll be posting photos and other things to stretch out these good feelings for just a little while longer. We miss all of you already!

We’ve already posted a few photo galleries on our Facebook page, check them out here!

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HEROESCON 2015 IS ALMOST HERE! KICK-OFF PARTY TOMORROW NIGHT! DRINK & DRAW FRIDAY!

June 17, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Schedule

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HeroesCon 2015 Exclusives

June 15, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: Exclusives, HeroesCon

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Good thing you’re coming to Heroes Convention this weekend! We’ve never had this many HeroesCon Exclusive items before!

  • In collaboration with Marvel and WeLoveFine we are proud to present our HeroesCon 2015 souvenir Spider-Gwen t-shirt by series artist Robbi Rodriguez! These will be $25 each. Get yours early your size might be gone!

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  • Babs Tarr provides the stunning art for our HeroesCon Exclusive Spider-Gwen #5 cover! Get yours at the Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find booth and get it signed by Babs and the Spider-Gwen guys before you leave! $20 each.

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  • IDW’s latest Artist’s Edition features our old friend Mike Zeck (who was a guest at the very first HeroesCon in 1982!). This is a Heroes Convention variant cover, limited to 100 copies! $195

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  • Mike Zeck also created our exclusive Secret Wars #1 variant along with inker John Beatty. The pair recreated their classic Secret Wars #8 cover with some new and old Marvel characters. These will be $20 each at the show, make sure you get yours signed by Mike and John!

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  • This year, we have a pair of great Indie Island t-shirt designs by Matthew Allison (top) and Andrew MacLean (bottom)! These are available from The Fine Print Shoppe and for only $20 they are printed to order on-site on the color t-shirt of your choosing! Make sure you stop by their tables in Indie Island, they do great work!

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  • Spider-Gwen writer Jason Latour provides the cover for this variant of issue #1. Only $20 to take home a copy of this beauty!

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  • Writer Cullen Bunn and artist Tyler Crook will both be on hand to sign your variant copy of Harrow County #1. This is another variant by local hero Jason Latour so make sure you get his autograph on it too! Only $5

 

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  • We had a few of these left over from last year and since Jason Latour AND Jason Aaron are both going to be here we thought we’d make our Southern Bastards #1 variant available at the show again! Art is by Chris Brunner who unfortunately had to cancel his HeroesCon appearance. $20

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HEROESCON 2015 EXCLUSIVES :: SPIDER-GWEN + INDIE ISLAND

June 05, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: HeroesCon

With the help of WeLoveFine and Marvel Comics, HeroesCon 2015 brings you an exclusive Spider-Gwen t-shirt by series artist Robbi Rodriguez! It’s only available at HeroesCon June 19-21, make sure you grab one of these early, they are sure to go quickly! $25 each!
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We’re also very excited about our Spider-Gwen #5 variant by the great Babs Tarr! $2
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We have two great new Indie Island designs for you to choose from this year! The first is by first time HeroesCon guest Matthew Allison and you’re going to love it! It features his creation Cankor! Make sure to stop by his table and give him a warm HeroesCon welcome!
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Our second amazing Indie Island t-shirt design is by an artist who is no stranger to HeroesCon! Andrew MacLean’s design features ApocalyptiGirl from Andrew’s recently release OGN of the same name. Once again, our Indie Island shirts will be screen printed live by our friends at The Fine Print ShoppeYou pick a shirt color and they print your t-shirt right before your eyes, it’s awesome!
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HEROESCON 2015 GUEST LIST UPDATE :: STAN LEE!!!

June 05, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: Guest List, HeroesCon

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Stan Lee is coming back to Heroes Convention! The photo above is from Stan’s first HeroesCon appearance in 1984! We’re delighted that Stan has worked us into his busy schedule even if it’s just for one day. Stan will be appearing and signing on our show floor on Saturday, June 20.

For the serious Stan ‘The Man” Fan you can join Stan Lee and a very limited number of other TRUE BELIEVERS for a meet and greet on Friday evening.

Don’t worry we’ve got plenty of packages for other budgets. For full descriptions, click through to our ticket page. Don’t forget, you need a HeroesCon 2015 3 Day pass to enjoy any of the Stan Lee packages.

  • Stan Lee: Friday Evening Meet & Greet
  • Stan Lee: Saturday Early Entry w/ Autograph + Photograph
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STAFF PICKS :: Giant Size Little Marvel A vs. X #1 :: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015

June 03, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: Uncategorized

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HEATHER’S PICK :: Giant Size Little Marvel A vs. X #1: Alright, Marvel, you’ve figured out another way to get me to read about this Battleworld place.  I adore Skottie Young’s covers so when I get a whole book filled with all this cuteness, I’m sold.  I can’t even decide who is the cutest! Maybe Beast because he looks like a little blue puppy? Although Magik is a sweet little butt kicker, too!
I’ll take this little piece of Battleworld and an Avengers versus X-Men street food battle! This is a great all ages take on the current Secret Wars event.  No prior knowledge needed!
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Bonus Pick: Squirrel Girl #6: This book is at the top of my pile each week it is released.  I love this book! From the hilarious use of social media by its characters (@hulkysmashy, could it be any better?!?) to the tiny jokes at the bottom of the page (serious spit takes going on) to an amazingly relatable super hero (I want to hang out with Doreen), this book has won a hard fought battle to become my favorite comic.  That’s saying a lot for a character I had barely even heard of until recently.  Team Squirrel Girl, you are the best!
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HEROESCON 2015 GUEST LIST UPDATE! HAMNER! NORD! WEEKS! MORE!

May 29, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: Guest List, HeroesCon

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