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On The Road :: Charlotte Comicon & Atlanta Comic Convention this sunday

December 14, 2017 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, On the Road


We’re pulling double duty and appearing at two shows this Sunday! Click the images below for more info on these shows and we hope to see you at one of them!




Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2017 By: Rico Renzi Category: Uncategorized


We’re wishing everyone an early Happy Thanksgiving and letting you know that new books will be shipping on schedule this Wednesday. So make sure to drop by the store for your pre-Thanksgiving comic book shopping needs!

We will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd for the holiday and the store will open at it’s normal time on Friday at 10 am, and observe its regular hours for the duration of the holiday weekend. If you have some out-of-town family visiting and need to get out of the house, bring them over, we’d love to meet them!



November 16, 2017 By: Rico Renzi Category: Uncategorized


Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find is a Donation Drop-Site for Toys-For-Tots! We will be collecting New, Unwrapped Toys in our store (located at 417 Pecan Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204) until December 2nd!

We will be hold our Annual Toys-For-Tots Drive with a few of our FAVORITE costumed Heroes and Heroines on Saturday, November 25 from 10am-2pm! We hope that you will be able join us and help to insure that every child can receive a new toy this holiday season!



November 09, 2017 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Sale!

SaleWeekendWe just got in a great new collection of over 10,000 comics but we just don’t have room to store them! These books date from the early 80’s to about 2015. They include Marvel, DC, Image and a few indies. No duplication.


Starting tomorrow: 

  • Friday 11/10 at 10 am those fresh collector’s items will be in the store for $2 each with discounts for quantity purchases.
  • Saturday 11/11, this bargain stock will be $1 each, again with discounts for quantity.
  • Sunday 11/12 the remaining stock goes to 50 cents apiece, with quantity discounts still available!
  • Whatever is left on Monday 11/13 will be 25 cents each and a reasonable offer will take them all.

So 4 days only! Get in here and fill those want lists!

The construction of the parking lot between us and our old location has been completed, so you don’t have to fight the construction equipment any longer. 8th Street is still your best parking option. It’s plentiful, legal and free! Please don’t ever park across Pecan Avenue in the Pecan Point lot. THEY BOOT RELENTLESSLY! We would hate for your vehicle to be held hostage to the tune of $100 or more. Be urban and take advantage of our beautiful walkable neighborhood and park “Under The Water Tower!”


Charlotte MiniCon :: January 27, 2018

November 08, 2017 By: Rico Renzi Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS


Tickets On Sale Now!


Admission is $5 

KIDS 12 and under are FREE!

Charlotte MiniCon is Charlotte’s longest running comic convention and we stay true to our roots! A high concentration of vintage comics and great comic creators! It’s all brought to you by Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find the same folks who put on Heroes Convention. It will be a great time for the whole family! Check out the comic creators who are coming!

2018 Charlotte MiniCon Guest List (updates coming soon!)

  • Duane Ballenger
  • Thomas Boatwright
  • Chad Bowers
  • Wes Brooks
  • Chuck Brown
  • Bridgit Connell
  • Mason Dickerson
  • Eryk Donovan
  • Bo Fader
  • Stephen Green
  • Sanford Greene
  • John Hairston Jr
  • Dustin Harbin
  • Brockton McKinney
  • Drew Moss
  • Rico Renzi
  • Budd Root
  • Hoyt Silva
  • Chris Sims
  • Andy Smith
  • Brian Stelfreeze
  • & Many More!

Heroes pop swap this saturday!

October 26, 2017 By: Rico Renzi Category: Heroes Pop Swap

Heroes Pop Swap is this Saturday!
Charlotte’s Pop Culture Swap Meet!

1st 500 guests get this Stelfreeze print! …





October 10, 2017 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Heroes Pop Swap


Are you ready for Heroes Pop Swap?! We’re making it extra special this year with a neighborhood block party and special guest Brian Stelfreeze! We want everyone to come out and see our new store. We’ll have games with prizes and all kids in costume will get a special prize too.

First 500 people will receive an Pop Swap exclusive print by Black Panther and Batman artist Brian Stelfreeze!

If you’d like to sell your pop culture collectibles, apply here:
Sorry, no professional vendors.

Heroes Head Honcho Shelton Drum on the creation of the Heroes Pop Swap from 2011:

Heroes Pop Swap is an idea that I had on the way back from a recent road trip. BeforeHeroes Convention and the Charlotte Mini-Con and even the Heroes store, local comics fans would gather and trade comics and talk about our hobby. It was usually something like a sidewalk sale put together by a local bookstore and/or newsstand. I remember going to similar events in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Raleigh and the famous Murray Brothers’ backyard and basement gatherings in Durham during the latter half of the 70’s. None of us “old-timers” were official dealers yet. None of us had stores. We just shared a common interest in collecting as well as buying and selling comic books and related stuff.

We thought we’d try to bring back that feeling from those events with theHeroes Pop Swap: Charlotte’s Pop Culture Swap Meet. For a nominal fee anyone can reserve space and sell items from their personal collection to other fans who are sure to give that item a good home. We are also encouraging local artists and artisans to come and sell their art, pop-culture related crafts and comics.

There will be no professional dealers. Professional will be defined by me personally. If you buy and sell comics regularly either at conventions or online you will be excluded from setting up, but I encourage you to come shop! I anticipate a lot cool items being offered.

We want to limit this event to local creators and comics and pop culture enthusiasts who have interesting items from 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.

Since this event is so close to Halloween don’t be afraid to come in costume. Trick or treating will be part of our advertising for this event, please consider bringing a treat of some sort for the kids (candy, button, stickers, comics etc..).

We think this will be a fun event for everyone involved and if it is successful we’d like to make it something we do few times a year.

Thanks! I look forward to bringing back some of the “old school!”

Shelton Drum



September 20, 2017 By: Rico Renzi Category: On the Road


We’re headed to Baltimore this weekend! Come say hello to the Heroes crew and buy some great comics if you’re in the area!




September 08, 2017 By: Rico Renzi Category: Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS

We are settling into our new location RIGHT behind our old location. We are no longer moving to North Davidson, we’re staying right here in Elizabeth FOREVER! Park in the neighborhood on 8th street and come visit us. We’ll be unpacking and making the place look great for you but new books and dollar comics are up front and ready for you to browse. Thanks to everyone who has stopped by so far!



August 25, 2017 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Sale!


We don’t want to carry all these comics across the parking lot if we don’t have to! Help us out by taking some merchandise off our hands at DEEP DISCOUNTS STARTING NOW! All these discounts are available on items currently in the store, we do not currently have access to all of our stock due to the move.

  • 50% off Back Issues
  • All $1 comics 50¢
  • 25% off New Comics, TPBs, Art Books, Merch, etc. (35% off for subscribers who clear out their bag)
  • 35% off Statues
  • Wholesale prices on supplies

Again, this sale is on already in-store items only.

We have to be completely out of our current store by Thursday the 31st so come in now for the best selection. We’re getting the new location ready as quickly as we can and plan to open for our first New Comic Book Day on September 6th. In the meantime, please check our social media (here, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for info on yard sale, grand opening celebrations and other fun things we’re cooking up while we get our new building ready for you! We appreciate your patience as we’re figuring everything out to make our new location the best it can be. Thank you!