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February 15, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: Comics Industry, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Interviews, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, Reviews, Spotlight on New Releases, Valiant Comics


Heroes welcomes Comic-Book Publishers
Wednesday, February 20: 1PM-3PM

Come celebrate the Valiant’s action-packed comic INCURSION #1 and get a SUPER TOP SECRET look at upcoming comic books from Valiant Entertainment!
Or get your portfolio reviewed by a pro?! Senior Editorial Director Robert Meyers, Sales & Social Media Manager Emily Hecht, and Sales & Live Events Manager Julia Walchuk will be at Heroes to offer their insight and advice!!
This is sure to be a fun and insightful look at the world of comics, so don’t miss it!



September 07, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Other Events, Sale!, Special Offers, This Just In

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Thanks to all who joined us for last weekend’s Heroes Warehouse Sale! We appreciate all of you who fought the heat (some of you for hours on end!) to dig through our sale stocks. We know many of you were traveling for the holiday and couldn’t make it. While we hope you enjoyed the holiday, we also feel bad that some of you missed out on the sale, so we decided to throw a sequel of sorts – this very weekend! While there will be a few comics and trade paperbacks to dig through, there will be many other kinds of things to shop for, including furniture, art, frames and framed art, toys, glassware and mugs, bookshelves, dishes, lamps, dvds knicks and knacks, and much more!

Join us this Saturday from ‘very early’ to ‘very late’ and Sunday from ‘pretty early’ to ‘kinda late’ for Shelton’s Yard Sale/Heroes Warehouse Sale (part II)! Like last weekend, this sale will take place under a big tent behind our shop. Come pick through some of Shelton’s non-comic collections and take advantage of some crazy deals. In doing so, you’ll also be helping us make room for even more comics in our new warehouse!

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Anyone who makes a purchase from the yard sale will get a coupon for an immediate discount on any same day in-store purchase you make. Non-reserve customers will get 10% off any new comic or trade paperback purchases, and reserve customers will get 25% off all new comics and trade paperback purchases if everything is purchased from your reserve bag. This is a great opportunity to clear out your reserve bag for an extra discount! Consider this the first of many Pop Up sales we hope to offer our customers. Make sure you sign up for our weekly newsletters and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You never know when our next pop up sale will be announced!

Shelton corner box art by Bridgit Connell





August 28, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Discussion Group, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Master Class, This Just In

Black Hammer Vol 1


Ever finish a comic and wish there was someone to discuss it with? Now’s your opportunity, as we bring back an old Heroes favorite during this weekend’s Labor Day sale. Join us this Saturday, September 1 at 2:00 P.M. for a brand new chapter of the Heroes Discussion Group! After much deliberation over what book to discuss, we settled on a favorite of both our staff and customers: Black Hammer volume 1: Secret Origins.

If you enjoyed the first volume of Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s breakout superhero mystery, then be sure to stop on by the shop this Saturday for a lively discussion about legacy, rebirth, discovery and much more. This time around, the discussions will be jointly led by veteran discusser Andy Mansell and our well-read young staffer Samuel M. Reynolds-Oosting.

We couldn’t be more excited to share conversation about some of our shop’s favorite authors and illustrators with fellow customers and readers! It’s always a great part of our local comics community, and we hope you’ll join us for this discussion and some of the other exciting ones we’ll be announcing soon! Don’t forget, the discussion starts this Saturday at 2 P.M., but the Labor Day sale kicks off at 10 A.M. and runs all the way until 10 P.M. on Saturday, with Sunday and Monday’s hours both being 10 A.M. – 6 P.M. 

-The Heroes Discussion Committee  (also known as Andy, Sam and Seth)



August 21, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Discussion Group, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Other Events, Sale!, Special Offers, Uncategorized

This Labor Day weekend will mark the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of Heroes opening in our new location at 417 Pecan Avenue! It’s hard to believe that what is now our new store was once our WAREHOUSE, and what better way to celebrate our anniversary than by throwing a  THREE-DAY WAREHOUSE SALE!

Back in 2013 we sold a staggering 300 long boxes, and over 100,000 comics, in just FOUR DAYS at our first official Warehouse Sale! To celebrate our first year in our new home #UnderTheWaterTower, we are once again purging our overstock of nearly 100 long boxes and selling them at CAN’T-MISS PRICES!!

Labor Day Anniversary Sale

We will offer extended hours on Saturday, September 1st from 10am-10pm and Sunday, September 2nd from 10am-6pm. Be sure to join us on LABOR DAY Monday from 10am-6pm when all sale books will be reduced to just 25¢!! Prices will start at $1 on Saturday and drop each day but, for the best selection, we hope to see you on Saturday!

Black Hammer Vol 1Speaking of “Blasts from the Past”, Saturday, September 1st at 2pm will mark the return of the HEROES DISCUSSION GROUP!
Our first discussion group since 2012 will find Heroes’ own Andrew Mansell and Samuel Reynolds-Oosting leading the talk as we probe the depths of the Dark Horse hit BLACK HAMMER VOL. 1 from writer Jeff Lemire, artist Dean Ormston and colorist Dave Stewart! We welcome any and all to join the discussion group, so if you are a fan of BLACK HAMMER like we are, please feel free to join us on Saturday, September 1st during the sale!





January 11, 2016 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

staff_picks matt_staff_picksWhy review one book when you can speak to the ginormity of this week’s publication offerings as a whole? If you have even a cursory interest in the comic book medium, this would be a great week to visit Heroes! There are a whole mess of interesting-looking books coming out this week! If you take the time to look at the “New Releases” page you’ll see what I’m carrying on about.

Here are a few titles that stand out in my tiny, little, fan-boy mind:

• Look at all that Disney awesomeness! We get the whole stable of all-stars in the same week? Mickey, Donald, and the rest! Golly!
• A bunch of ALL NEW Marvel titles for Mutant and Avenger fans alike. Extraordinary!
• DC has a respectful amount of “Batty” goodness to counteract the flood of Marvel titles being released this week. Robin and Catwoman fans rejoice!
• Huck – I like this book. So far it proves Mark Millar actually has a heart. Maybe. There is still time for him to mess it up. Oddly enough, that’s kinda the reason I keep “tuning in”. Weird, I know.
• And finally, there are two little books that may have slipped under the radar I’d hate for the casual fans to miss out on:

– Marvel’s Secret Wars comes to its Battleworld-shattering conclusion! Oh man! What are we gonna do?! Oh yeah, the “All New, All Different Marvel” is already in full-swing. Sorry. I forgot for a moment.

– When you visit the store on Wednesday you may find yourself thinking, “I can’t tell if that is a zombie or just an unwashed Plaza Midwood hipster” – either way, make sure she doesn’t get the last copy of Waking Dead issue #150 before you! It’s a big deal. Unhand that comic, you zombie freak!
Anyway, as you can see, this week is a fatty!
All are welcome to enjoy the one thing that unites all ages and walks! I’ll be the zombie-freak-unhipster drooling over the first issue of Agents of Shield.


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

staff_picks heather_staff_picksHEATHER’S PICK :: BITCH PLANET Volume 1: Extraordinary Machine TP

Curious about the comic that has inspired fans across the globe to declare their allegiance with Non-Compliant tattoos before the first trade was even released? Now’s the best time to jump into the series with the release of Volume 1: Extraordinary Machine which collects issues 1-5.
While the title can be off-putting (I’ve had people visibly cringe when I first mention the name of the comic from which my tattoo comes from), Bitch Planet is an inspiring and empowering comic.  Given the recent struggles in legislatures across our country, it’s not that far off to imagine a world in which women are sent to a prison planet once they have been deemed “Non-Compliant”.  Where the “crimes” include not adhering to a set body standard and adultery (only if you’re a woman, of course), Bitch Planet sets the stage from the first issue of a world in which equality is meaningless.
Our story begins with the entry of several inmates to Bitch Planet and follows their processing into the system as well as the off planet politics behind the Non-Compliant system.  As with our own criminal justice system, money has a lot to do with how “justice” is achieved.  The stories of our inmates aren’t easy to read, yet those stories are engaging and compelling.  The violence they endure, especially at the hands of the guards, is incredibly painful to read, and becomes more so as you get to know the women.  Unfortunately, the treatment by the guards is an accurate portrayal of what occurs in prisons every day.
Bitch Planet doesn’t just give its readers a fictional commentary on our society, each issue includes an essay on current issues.  The often overused saying of “Be the change you wish to see” is very apt for Bitch Planet, especially in a male dominated medium that the female form is portrayed in simply unattainable and even ridiculous ways.  Add into that hostile environment, especially on the internet, when women speak up about what bothers them in comics, Bitch Planet has become more than a comic, but a safe place for discussion and change.
Given what Bitch Planet means to me as a comics reader and a woman, thank you,  Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro, for creating a comic that is so much more than the words and art on the pages.  Your inspiration goes deeper than my tattoo that is my daily affirmation that being true to myself and my convictions are more important than societal standards and other people’s perceptions about how I should behave.

STAFF PICKS :: Classic Comics Cavalcade :: SEPTEMBER 30

September 29, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

staff_picks andy_staff_picksANDY’S PICKS: The Classic Comics Cavalcade is back. Save yourself some precious time and simply sign your paycheck over to Sir Justin, Manager of Heroesdom.

If you are searching for a good sampler of the great newspaper strips of the past, look no further.
KING OF COMICS HC 100 YEARS KING FEATURES SYNDICATE: IDW celebrates the Centennial of King Features Syndicate with a coffee table book that traces the history of the first, the largest, the most influential and arguably the best comic syndication of all time. Featuring Blondie, Steve Canyon, Beetle Bailey, Krazy Kat, Popeye, Prince Valiant, Barney Google, Johnny Hazard and that is just a handful off the top of my head.
CARTOONS FOR VICTORY HC: Then Fantagraphics offers up a retrospective on the comics of World War II. Featuring work from strip creators like Milt Caniff and Harold Gray as well as panel cartoonists from Colliers and The New York. Much of the material has not been reprinted for years.
The very best reprint books come from IDW and Fantagraphics. They care about the material and feel a responsibility to the discerning readers out there. These are two books that belong in every well rounded library or collection.
And if strips aren’t your thing (yet) don’t forget about
Fifty years of the second grouchiest one eyed leader in the Marvel Universe. (Don’t forget Odin for gosh sake!) Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #21, and material from STRANGE TALES (1951) #135-150 and TALES OF SUSPENSE (1959) #78. Plus, we’ll throw in a heaping helping of Dum Dum Duggan absolutely free!


September 25, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Interviews, Store Signings


We recorded a great little interview with Mike Zeck while he was in town for his signing. Check it out!


Exclusives available while supplies last at
Video by Matt Tyndall, Jere Thomas, and Erik Button


Paper Girls #1 :: I Hate Fairyland #1 :: Spider Gwen #1 :: Release Party :: Saturday, October 17th

September 18, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Store Signings

Join us Saturday, October 17th a for signing of epic proportion! Save the date, more details coming soon including exclusives, hours and more! Click the image above! It will take you to our Events pages where you can sign up for updates about this event! If you’d rather get all your Heroes news via email, sign up for the Heroes Hotline!

Skottie Young will also be joining us to celebrate the release of I Hate Fairyland #1!

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

Team Spider-Gwen:
Jason Latour (writer)
Rico Renzi (colors)

Spider-Gwen artist Robbi Rodriguez has cancelled his appearance at this signing for personal reasons. Thanks for your understanding.



September 07, 2015 By: Seth Peagler Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks


seth_staff_picksSeth’s Pick:: Head Lopper #1: I greatly enjoyed Andrew MacLean’s last book, ApocalyptiGirl, and was impressed with how he pulled together so many apparent influences into his own unique artistic voice. More than that, though, was the clear exuberance in the work for the craft of making the comic. You can tell that MacLean was making the kind of comic that he enjoys reading. Lopper01The joy continues with his new quarterly Image series, Head Lopper. While this series previously existed as MacLean’s own indie comic, it’s now available with an 80 page story plus a brand new pin-up gallery. That’s 96  pages of barbarian action, monsters, witches, swords, and all things metal, for only $5.99! Fans of classic Conan, Hellboy and Harryhausen won’t want to miss this one!

Bonus Pick: Descender TP vol. 1: descendervol1If you missed out on the acclaimed first six issues of Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen’s space opera, you can find them all in this week’s first volume Image collection for only $9.99! I found this to be among Lemire’s most poignant writing since Essex County, and Nguyen’s art is better than ever. In the endless sprawl of Image sci-fi comics being published today, this one certainly stands out, and is worth a close look.