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HERE TO HELP :: HOW TO ARRANGE CURB-SIDE PICK-UP AND/OR SHIPPING FROM HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND

March 20, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Feast Your Eyes, Free Comic Book Day, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Special Offers, Spotlight on New Releases, This Just In, Uncategorized

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CURB-SIDE PICK-UP & SHIPPING

We are incredibly appreciative of our THOUSANDS of loyal weekly Reserve Customers who have made our jobs so incredibly rewarding over the past 40 years!
We want to make sure that those of you who would like to continue to pick up your subscriptions during this time have multiple options for doing so! 

We understand that, right now, even the simplest of tasks can seem daunting. We are here to assist our loyal customers, and comic-book lovers everywhere, as much as possible!
For the time being, Heroes is offering Curb-Side Pickup and Shipping Options for anyone who would like to make these arrangements in advance! Please see the following for more information:

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CURB-SIDE PICK-UP:

  1. Please call our store at 704-375-7462, or email us at heroesarenthardtofind@gmail.com with a list of books you would like us to package up for you.
    You can find the past 5 weeks of New Releases on our website here: http://www.heroesonline.com/new-releases/
  2. You can also arrange to pick up comic-collecting supplies (ie: Comic Boxes, Bags, Boards, etc) with Curb-Side Pick-Up! You can find our supply options listed here: http://www.heroesonline.com/supplies/
  3. We will total up your order ahead of time (+ tax) and you can pay the total by cash or card when you arrive. 
    If you would prefer to fill out a Credit Card Authorization Form in advance, you can either email the completed form back to heroesarenthardtofind@gmail.com, or bring it with you when you stop by. 
  4. FOR PICK-UP, there is a gray gravel driveway along the side of our building. Please pull into this driveway and call us when you have arrived. We will bring your books to your car in a clean Heroes bag and hand them off to you.

 

SHIPPING:

During this time we are happy to SHIP items to anyone who would prefer to make those arrangements in advance.
We will need you to help us organize the following:

  1. Please call our store at 704-375-7462, or email us at heroesarenthardtofind@gmail.com with a list of books you would like us to package up for you.
    You can find the past 5 weeks of New Releases on our website here: http://www.heroesonline.com/new-releases/
  2. If you would like to order comic-collecting supplies (ie: Comic Boxes, Bags, Boards, etc) to have shipped, we can do that too! In order to SHIP supplies, comic storage boxes MUST be ordered in bundles of at LEAST 10. Bags and boards can be ordered in any quantity. Supplies are subject to shipping freight and do not qualify for free shipping. You can find our supply options listed here: http://www.heroesonline.com/supplies/
  3. Orders of $50.00 or more SHIP FOR FREE (excludes supply orders).
  4. Orders under $50.00 ship for a flat $5.00 fee.
  5. We will need a Credit Card in order to process payment and shipping. You can download a Credit Card Authorization Form here.
  6. If you would prefer to make payment via PayPal, we can arrange that as well. Please call or email for details.
  7. Please make sure that we have your complete and correct shipping address.
  8. We will fulfill and ship requests as quickly, safely and efficiently as possible. We appreciate your patience while we prepare orders.

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RESERVE LIST/SUBSCRIPTION:

If you would like to set up a weekly subscription with us at this time, you may do so by completing a Reserve Form!
We will pull any titles that you request whenever they are published, be it weekly, monthly, etc. We ask that you collect your subscription at least once a month, and you can cancel your subscription at any time. You can also arrange to have your subscription shipped.
If you have at least ten titles on your subscription you will qualify for our 10% subscriber discount!

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The list of titles on our reserve form is a generic listing of titles that are available in our store. It in no way reflects ALL the titles that we stock, or those that we can order. If a title you would like to subscribe to is not on the list, please send an email and let us know which titles you would like to add! Subscriptions can be altered at any time, just send an email or call our shop! 

 

DOING OUR BEST:

We care about the well-being of ALL of our customers and staff, and we are doing everything in our power to keep everyone safe and healthy during this time.
We plan to remain open regular business hours, unless instructed otherwise, with the following precautions being taken by our staff:

  1. We are disinfecting surfaces several times an hour with antibacterial wipes and sprays, focusing on particularly high-contact areas such as: counter-tops, door knobs, credit-card machines, telephones and shelving facades.
  2. We have hand sanitizer on-hand and our employees sanitize their hands after every transaction. We will be washing our hands as frequently as possible with hot water and antibacterial soap.
  3. Any staff member who has a cough, sniffle, temperature, or is feeling generally unwell, will stay home and avoid contact with others.
  4. We are reviewing CDC recommendations daily and will adjust any procedures as necessary.

**During this time the amount of product we order for stock may need to be adjusted to meet demand.**
We will continue to order enough product to cover our subscribers and any requests made in advance. If we are out of a title you were looking for, we may be able to order those items. Please let us know if you are missing a title you wanted to pick up. If you are aware of a title that will be coming out over the next several weeks/months that you would like to reserve, we ask that you please request those items in advance if possible so that we might have the best opportunity to fulfill your want-list.
Previews orders are also an excellent way to let us know what upcoming titles you would like to purchase in the months to come.

We hope you are all staying well, and taking care of yourselves. Please be kind to one another. Look after each other, your family, friends and neighbors. We will get through this, and we look forward to seeing you all again VERY SOON!

– Your Friends at HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND

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SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT!! FAN FAVORITE COVER FOR BITTER ROOT #6 RETURNS WITH *2ND PRINT, HEROES-ONLY* VARIANT!!

March 17, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Exclusives, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Special Offers, Spotlight on New Releases, This Just In, Uncategorized

 

Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find Exclusive
BITTER ROOT #6 Chris Brunner
“Do The Right Thing” *2ND PRINT* Variant!

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The incredible Chris Brunner variant cover homage of Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing” on BITTER ROOT #6 was such a hit with the fans that it SOLD OUT before many even knew it existed!

Heroes has teamed with the BITTER ROOT Creative Team: Sanford Greene, Chuck Brown and David Walker, along with cover artist Chris Brunner with colors by Rico Renzi and Image Comics to bring you this Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find EXCLUSIVE 2ND PRINT VARIANT!

With a new back cover design, and a slightly altered front cover by artist Chris Brunner, this issue is strictly limited to 500 COPIES and it ONLY AVAILABLE through Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find!
 
Get your copy for $10.00 IN-STORE, for $9.98 + shipping on our WEB-STORE, and on our E-BAY store for $12.98 with FREE SHIPPING while supplies last!

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“The demand for issue 6 variant cover of Bitter Root has been hot, to say the least. However, what would top that is another exclusive variant to issue 6!”
– Sanford Greene, Bitter Root Artist and Co-Creator
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SPECIAL UPDATE TO OUR CUSTOMERS :: March 16, 2020

March 16, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Uncategorized

To ALL Our Valued Customers, An Update From Your Friends At…

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Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find recognizes the ongoing concerns regarding the spread and containment of the COVID-19 virus, the need for Social Distancing, and the struggle of a possible quarantine.

We care about the well-being of ALL of our customers and staff, and we are doing everything in our power to keep everyone safe and healthy during this time. We plan to remain open regular business hours, unless instructed otherwise, with the following precautions being taken by our staff:

  1. We are disinfecting surfaces several times an hour with antibacterial wipes and sprays, focusing on particularly high-contact areas such as: countertops, door knobs, credit-card machines, telephones and shelving facades.
  2. We have hand sanitizer on-hand and our employees sanitize their hands after every transaction. We will be washing our hands as frequently as possible with hot water and antibacterial soap.
  3. Any staff member who has a cough, sniffle, temperature, or is feeling generally unwell, will stay home and avoid contact with others.
  4. We are reviewing CDC recommendations daily and will adjust any procedures as necessary.
  5. During this time we will offer the option of curb-side pick-up for anyone who would like to arrange this in advance.
    You can use this service to buy comic-books, trades and comic-book supplies like bags, boards and boxes! We ask that you please contact our store at 704-375-7462 to discuss options. You can arrange payment via Credit, Debit, or PayPal in advance.

 

We know that venturing out may not be an option for many of you at this time…

During this time, if you would like to have your subscription or any comic books or trades SHIPPED to you, we are more than happy to oblige!
Please call our store at 704-375-7462 or send an email to Elias@heroesonline.com and/or Seth@heroesonline.com to arrange shipping and to discuss payment options. Please note that books will be shipped as quickly as possible, and your patience is appreciated.

If you are feeling unwell, we ask that you please stay home and self-isolate to decrease the potential for spreading illness to others at this time.

REGARDING UPCOMING EVENTS:

  1. FREE COMIC BOOK DAY – May 2nd: We will play this one by ear and will adhere to any recommendations from the CDC, and State and Local government. We will keep you up-to-date on ANY developments!
  2. HEROESCON 2020 – June 19-21: Our current plans are for our 2020 show to proceed as scheduled on June 19-21. We will monitor events closely and take every precaution necessary to ensure the health and safety of ALL our Guests and Attendees. We will adhere to any and all CDC protocols and make any adjustments necessary. Keep us on your calendar for June 19-21 until further notice!

 

In the meantime, please be kind to one another. Look after each other, your family, friends and neighbors.
We will get through this, and we look forward to seeing you all again VERY SOON!

– Your Friends at HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND

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The following are basic precautions recommended by the CDC:

  1. Clean your hands often. Wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in a public place, blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  2. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.
  3. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands, particularly your eyes, nose and mouth.
  4. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  5. If you cough or sneeze, use a shirt sleeve or tissue, not your hands. Then, wash your hands again.
  6. Practice Social-Distancing, which means putting at least 6 feet in between yourself and anyone near you in public spaces.
  7. If you must greet others, avoid handshakes or hugs. Opt for waves or an elbow bump. (We like using Mr. Spock’s token hand gesture!)
  8. Keep your work area well sanitized.
  9. If you aren’t feeling well and are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, please restrict your exposure and seek medical attention if necessary.
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HEROES CONVENTION 2020 :: 3RD ROUND GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS!

March 11, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Exhibitors, Feast Your Eyes, Guest List, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Uncategorized

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HEROESCON 2020 FEATURED GUESTS UPDATES!

LARRY HAMA is coming to HeroesCon this June 19-21!

We’re just getting STARTED!!!
Check out our 3RD ROUND of Guest Announcements

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BILL AMEND
MARK BAGLEY
DARRYL BANKS
ANDY BELANGER
TAMRA BONVILLAIN
CHRIS BRUNNER
ZÉ BURNAY
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BOB CAMP
CHRIS CAMPANA
VIC CARRABOTTA
NANCY COLLINS
SHAWN CRYSTAL
J. ROBERT DEANS
JEFF DEKAL
JOSE DELBO
TODD DEZAGO
MICHAEL DOONEY
TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
LIZ ENRIGHT
RAY FAWKES
SCOTT FOGG
JOSÉ LUIS GARCÍA-LÓPEZ
J. GONZO
JOSH GREATHOUSE
ADAM GUZOWSKI
GEORGE HAGE
LARRY HAMA
MARCUS HAMILTON
CULLY HAMNER
BRIAN HURTT
LIANA KANGAS

MORE announcements to follow in the coming months until the show!
See our FULL GUEST LIST HERE
GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!!

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And don’t forget our INCREDIBLE EXHIBITOR LINE-UP!!
Start making your shopping list NOW!

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HEROESCON 2020 :: FEATURED GUESTS UPDATES!

February 07, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Guest List, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, This Just In, Uncategorized

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HEROESCON 2020 FEATURED GUESTS UPDATES!

We’re just getting started on our 2020 Guest Announcements, but here’s a little taste of who’s coming to our 38th Anniversary Heroes Convention this June 19-21!!

FEBRUARY 7:
NEAL ADAMS
JOHN BEATTY
CHAD BOWERS
WES BROOKS
RYAN BROWNE
CULLEN BUNN
JOHN BURGIN
GREG BURNHAM
J CHRIS CAMPBELL
MICHAEL CHO
MARC DEERING
ERYK DONOVAN
JOEY ELLIS
MICHEL FIFFE
DANNY FINGEROTH
CHARLES FORSMAN
MICHAEL GOLDEN
JOHN HAIRSTON JR.
BOB HALL
JOHN HARTNESS
JUSTIN JORDAN
KEENAN MARSHALL KELLER
MATT KINDT
SHARLENE KINDT
SCOTT KOWALCHUK
MIKE KUNKEL
CARA MCGEE
MIKE MCKONE
BOB MCLEOD
DREW MOSS
TOM NEELY
IAN CHASE NICHOLS
ED PISKOR
JOHN ROSE
SCOTT ROSEMA
JIM RUGG
MARLIN SHOOP
STORME SMITH
KYLE STARKS
JIM STERANKO
KELLY WILLIAMS
MARCUS WILLIAMS
RENEE WITTERSTAETTER

GUESTS ANNOUNCED OCTOBER 2019:
CHUCK BROWN
JEFFREY BROWN
BRIDGIT CONNELL
TOM DEFALCO
RON FRENZ
GUY GILCHRIST
SANFORD GREENE
DUSTIN HARBIN
GEORGES JEANTY
JASON LATOUR
JAE LEE
PAT QUINN
RICO RENZI
DON ROSA
HOYT SILVA
JOE STATON
BRIAN STELFREEZE
MARK WAID
Get your tickets today!!

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GET YOUR HEROESCON 2020 TICKETS TODAY!

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We look forward to seeing you at our 2020 Heroes Convention June 19-21!!
Stay tuned for more exciting Guest Announcements and follow us here, sign up for our weekly Newsletter, and follow us on our social media outlets for the latest updates!!!

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CHARLOTTE MINI-CON 2020: VIP CGC Signature Series Event – Friday, February 7th

January 14, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, Uncategorized

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The CHARLOTTE MINI-CON is hosting a VIP *CGC Signature Series* Event on Friday, February 7th from 7pm-10pm!

This EXCLUSIVE VIP EVENT will take place at the Westin the evening BEFORE the Charlotte Mini-Con and will grant its attendees the opportunity to have items signed, witnessed and submitted directly to CGC as part of the CGC Signature Series. There will be a cash bar available for patrons of this event and attendees are welcome to stay and socialize with your favorite creators.

The exact location of this event will be revealed to ticket holders prior to the event via email.

This VIP TICKET will also grant you EARLY ACCESS to the Charlotte Mini-Con on Saturday, February 8th.

Submissions will be graded by CGC off-site and will be shipped back. Submissions will carry the “CGC Signature Series” label.

Example of a CGC Signature Series Labels:

FROM CGCCOMICS.COM

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Individual Artist Rates for CGC Signature Series Autographs for this Event are as follows:
Sanford Greene – $5.00 Per Signature
Adam Hughes – $20.00 Per Signature
Brian Stelfreeze – $5.00 Per Signature

CGC Signature Series Submission Rates Vary based on the value of the book submitted, turn-around time, and other variables. 
You can read more about CGC Signature Series Rates here: 
https://www.cgccomics.com/submit/services-fees/cgc/

You can read more about the CGC Signature Series on the CGC Website here: 
https://www.cgccomics.com/signature-series/

You may also submit items to CGC that you are NOT having signed at this time, as well as well as during the Charlotte Mini-Con on Saturday.
We recommend that you complete your FREE forms ahead of time on the CGC Website here if you are not already a member on the CGC website: 
https://www.cgccomics.com/showjoin/
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ADMISSION: $15.00
*GET YOUR TICKETS HERE*
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cgc-signature-series-signing-vip-event-with-charlotte-mini-con-2020-tickets-89885446791
Includes EARLY ADMISSION to the Charlotte Mini-Con on Saturday, February 8
This does not include individual Artist Fees, or Submission Rates For CGC
*The Friday, February 7th CGC Event is NOT FREE to 18 and Under*
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LOCATION/HOTEL:

Westin Charlotte
601 S College St, Charlotte NC 28202

Charlotte Mini-Con Hotel Rate Available HERE: 
https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1571861131416&key=GRP
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CLT MINI CON 2020 PARKING:
There is a paid parking deck attached to the Westin Charlotte with elevator access to the Charlotte Mini-Con on the Ground Floor of the Westin Charlotte.
Parking in the deck is currently $10.00, but rates may increase.
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LIGHT RAIL:
The Westin Charlotte is located at the Stonewall Station stop on the Charlotte LYNX Blue Line.
https://charlottenc.gov/cats/rail/lynx-blue-line/Pages/Stations-Park-and-Rides.aspx

Utilizing the LYNX Light Rail would be an EXCELLENT solution for travel to and from the Charlotte Mini-Con!!

We encourage the use of the LYNX Light Rail, which runs from I-485/South Blvd in South Charlotte to UNC Charlotte Main in the University Area.

Parking at most of the stations outside of Uptown Charlotte is free, with LYNX fares ranging from $2.20 (K-12/62+) for a round-trip ticket, to $6.60 for one-day unlimited rides for all age groups. 
https://charlottenc.gov/cats/fares/fares-passes/Pages/lynx-fares.aspx

 

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The Charlotte Mini-Con is 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!

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HEROES CON 2015 EXCLUSIVE :: SECRET WARS #1 VARIANT by ZECK & BEATTY :: PRE-SALE

April 17, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Feast Your Eyes, Guest List, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News

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Hey y’all! Rico, your Heroes Creative Director here (I sound like Julie from the Love Boat), to tell you about our HeroesCon exclusive Secret Wars #1 variant cover. Let’s get the business out of the way first. This thing is beautiful and it’s available for pre-order now. Get it HERE.

Seth_notesWhen Marvel decided to bring back Secret Wars for 2015′s mega crossover event we knew we had to get our friends Mike Zeck and John Beatty involved and tie it all together with their appearance at HeroesCon 2015 (June 19-21). We asked these comics legends to revisit their classic Black Suit Spider-Man cover from Secret Wars #8. Once they agreed Shelton (the boss!), Justin (Store Manager), Seth (Warehouse Manager), and I got to work brainstorming which characters we’d like to appear on the cover. We placed Miles in the center and then worked out from there. This was a LOT of fun for us as you can probably imagine.

SW_zeck_RoughThe next step was gathering character reference for Mike to work from while getting Marvel approvals along the way. We sent these over to Mike and he quickly finished his “rough” sketch. That’s the one over there that pretty much looks like a finished cover illustration. Whoa! Mike then completes his pencils, approvals again and then it’s over to John Beatty for some silky inks. Beautiful!
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Now the cover heads back to us for colors and trade dress. Since we already changed so much from the original, we thought keeping a similar color scheme, the original logo and corner box would finish this off nicely. Thankfully we didn’t have to work from old scans or build all of that from scratch. Mike had already created a vector file of the entire Secret Wars #8 cover which he very graciously allowed us to use for this! A few tweaks here and there and it was finally complete! We think it’s a great looking cover that honors the past while featuring some great current characters along with favorites from all eras.
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Thanks for reading and thanks to Mike Zeck and John Beatty for doing this wonderful cover for us!

Secret Wars #1 comes out on May 6th but you can pre-order a copy now by going HERE. Of course if we have any left, we will have them at HeroesCon, June 19-21 where you can get both Mike Zeck and John Beatty to sign yours.

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HEROESCON 2014 :: GUEST LIST ANNOUNCEMENT!

July 12, 2013 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Feast Your Eyes, Guest List, HeroesCon

HeroesCon 2013 was amazing. Thanks to everyone on both sides of the table who attended. Dates for HeroesCon 2014 are set, we’ll be back in the same space at the Charlotte Convention Center on June 20-22, 2014. Let’s start things off with a bang for HeroesCon 2014 with our first Guest List Announcement!

It’s been a few years since legendary comic artist ARTHUR ADAMS has graced HeroesCon with his presence but he will be back in 2014! Arthur is known for his ability to pack a page with detail without making it look cluttered. He’s been a huge influence on a few generations of artists now while he’s still going strong and improving his craft!

STEPHANIE BUSCEMA is taking a few days off from her busy schedule of illustrating books and painting comic covers to join us too! Stephanie’s classic precision painting style is in demand and we’re excited to welcome her back to the show next year!

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If you’ve never met SCOTT C. don’t miss this opportunity! He’s truly one of the most charming creators you’ll meet and that character really comes through in his art. We love Scott!

KELLY SUE DECONNICK and the Carol Corps were in full force at HeroesCon 2013. Let’s see if we can make this celebration an annual event! Also, be on the lookout for Kelly Sue’s new book, Pretty Deadly, it looks killer!!kellysuedeconnick

We’re pleased to announce KEVIN EASTMAN’s first appearance at HeroesCon! Kevin is the co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the head honcho at Heavy Metal Magazine. Don’t miss this opportunity to say hello to a modern comics legend!kevin_eastman

MATT FRACTION has a long list of accomplishments in comics but maybe the most impressive is taking a B-list superhero like Hawkeye and making him the star of a book people can’t wait to read each month. From serious to super silly, Matt is a writer who has shown a great range and we’re always happy to have him at HeroesCon!fox_mfraction

One of our neighbors just happens to be a great at making comics. JASON LATOUR just finished a run as the writer of Winter Soldier and the artist on Sledgehammer ’44. He’s got a bunch of soon-to-be-announced things cooking and we’re really looking forward to the just-announced at the Image Expo, Southern Bastards which Jason will be drawing!

RYAN OTTLEY makes you feel the pain when things get hyper violent in Invincible but he’s just as good at the quiet stuff and superheroics too! Make sure you get a sketch from him at HeroesCon, the crazier your request, the better!

RICK REMENDER is coming back to HeroesCon for the first time in years. After several succesful runs on creator-owned books like Fear Agent and Strange Girl Rick took his talents to Marvel for an acclaimed run as the writer of Uncanny X-Force. Now, aside from strong work on Captain America and Uncanny Avengers, Remender is coming back with two great looking books from Image, Black Science and Deadly Class!

Tickets will be on sale soon and of course we’ll have many more guest list announcements and other HeroesCon news coming your way throughout the year!

 

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HEROESCON 2013 :: NEW STORE ARRIVALS!

June 17, 2013 By: Seth Peagler Category: DISCUSS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, NEWS, Now Read This!

Every year during HeroesCon, we try to find time to run through Indie Island and pick up a few things we think should be in our store.  This year we managed to obtain a few excellent new items that we hope you’ll consider picking up during your next visit.

First up is an assortment of Michael Deforge books from our friends at Koyama Press.  Among them are Lose #2-4 and his newest collection, Very Casual.  Deforge’s art is interesting, trippy, and somehow still capable of appealing to all ages readers, as evidenced by his contributions to Adventure Time.

Speaking of Adventure Time, we stopped by Boom Studios‘ booth and picked up 43 – that’s right – 43 different covers from various Adventure Time comics.  More accurately, we picked up copies of Fiona and Cake #1-5, and Adventure Time (Finn and Jake) #1 – 16 plus copies of this year’s annual.  And, as I mentioned, there are multiple covers for many of these issues, including sought after ones by artists like Scott C., Maris Wicks, Joe Quinones, Stephanie Buscema, the aforementioned Michael Deforge, Jeffrey Brown, James Kochalka and more!

It wouldn’t be a HeroesCon if we didn’t stumble on a new small press book, and this year we found two from Galactic Press, a small Georgia-based company that introduced us to their books Galaxy Man and Hero Cats of Stellar City.  These are both fun all ages titles, with Galaxy Man offering up a twist on the Father/Daughter super hero team, and Hero Cats being…well…kind of self explanatory in its title.  We picked these up for our young customers, so if you’ve got young readers at home who are bored with the same old kinds of all ages stories, let them take a look at these during your next trip to Heroes.

As with every year, we had to stop by Adhouse Books.  Not only have they been a longtime anchor of Indie Island, and not only are they really great people, but they always have fascinating books on their tables.  This year we picked up another copy of the dense, epic masterpiece Duncan the Wonder Dog.  We’ve had this book in the past, but I couldn’t resist.  It’s really something to see and read, if you haven’t yet taken the plunge.

We also picked up copies of Pulpatoon Pilgrimage by Joel Priddy (outstanding cartooning), Bumperboy and the Loud, Loud Mountain by Debbie Huey(a fine all ages book), Ace Face: The Mod with the Metal Arms by Mike Dawson (another book with an aptly descriptive title), and Nobrow’s The Wolf’s Whistle by Bjorn Rune Lie and Co. (Think a European take on nursery rhymes filtered through the lens of Wes Anderson’s The Fantastic Mr. Fox).

Also at the Adhouse booth I saw recent works from the guys behind Tell Me Something I Don’t Know, one of our favorite comics podcasts.  We picked up signed and sketched copies of Jim Rugg’s Drawings 030413.  If you liked last year’s Notebook Drawings, you’ll love this new sketchbook.  Jim continues to impress us with the virtuosity of his work, and his latest offering Supermag only solidifies the fact that he’s one of the most diverse cartoonists working today.  His podcast-mate Jasen Lex also had some books on display, and we picked up copies of Henchman, Washington Unbound #1, and The Bottom Feeders #1.  He’s another creator with a seemingly natural sense of design.  While I didn’t pick up any new books from their podcast-mate Ed Piskor, I did see even more of his pages from his upcoming Hip Hop Family Tree.  You might remember my interview with him about it HERE.  Trust me when I say that this is not only the visual history of a revolutionary genre of music, but one of the finest examples of cartooning I’ve seen of late.  If you haven’t pre-ordered it yet, let us know and we’ll make sure you get a copy.

Finally, as Sunday was winding down, the talented Maris Wicks stopped by the Heroes booth and we made sure to pick up a few copies of her (and Jim Ottaviani‘s) excellent new graphic novel Primates.  This book focuses on the work of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas, how they changed the science of Primate study, and brought an increased awareness to these astounding animals.

You can find all of these books and more in our store right now.  Thanks to all these companies and creators, and be sure to pick up some of these titles the next time you visit Heroes.

 

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HEROESCON 2013 :: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA :: MONDO LIMITED EDITION SCREEN PRINT

June 04, 2013 By: Rico Renzi Category: Feast Your Eyes, Guest List, HeroesCon, Schedule

Our pal Francesco Francavilla is coming to HeroesCon this weekend and he’s bringing Mondo with him!! Want to know how you can get a Black Beetle screen print available only at HeroesCon? Here’s the skinny:

Mondo is pleased to announce a screen print based on the comic book The Black Beetle by comic artist and creator Francesco Francavilla.

TITLE: The Black Beetle
ARITST: Francesco Francavilla
SIZE: 24″ x 36″
EDITION: 225 (regular), 110 (variant)
PRICE: $55 (regular), $75 (variant)

The variant will be sold this weekend at HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC on Saturday (June 8), where Francesco Francavilla will sign copies in person.

Black Beetle HeroesCon Variant

Follow  @f_francavilla and @MondoNews for the exact sale time and location.

The regular will be sold online at a future date on MondoTees.com.  Follow @MondoNews for updates.
The Black Beetle is centered on a pulp-noir character and takes place in a fictional universe that’s based in Colt City. The character debuted on the pages of Pulp Sunday, Francesco Francavilla’s blog devoted to all things pulp, and had a brief life as webcomic before stepping in the print world with an ashcan first, and on the pages of Dark Horse Presents anthology later. Francesco quickly realized that many fans were interested in exploring this world with him, so soon after the short run in DHP, a new 4-issue mini – titled “NO WAY OUT” – was released. The first 2 issues have sold out and have required DH to go back to press for a second printing.

With issue 4 coming out next week and with the first hardcover volume – also titled “NO WAY OUT” – available for pre-orders right now, there is no better time to jump on board of the fantastic adventures of The Black Beetle.

Black Beetle Regular Edition

The Black Beetle is a Detective/Vigilante SuperHero – His mission is to fight crime in Colt City. We don’t know who he is, not yet anyway. We do know that he has access to some advantaged technology and that he is patrolling the city streets and protecting the citizens the best he can. He is –after all- one man. Colt City is a fictional city set in the late ‘40s America on the East Coast and has a very “pulp” vibe to the city’s depiction and inhabitants.

Commenting on his collaboration with Mondo, Francavilla said, “I’ve been a huge fan of Mondo for a while, and I’ve recently become one of their poster artists (which brings me joy all the time), so you can  only imagine how happy I was when I heard that they were a big fan of my creation, The Black Beetle. From there it didn’t take too long to get to the poster you see here. Hopefully it’s just the first of many. Hope you guys enjoy the poster and consider jumping on the books as well: they are what comics should be: 100% entertainment and FUN! Thanks again, Mondo, for making this happen.”

Francesco official website: www.francescofrancavilla.com
The Black Beetle official blog: http://theblackbeetle.blogspot.com/
Pulp Sunday blog: pulpsunday.blogspot.com

About Mondo
Mondo is an art gallery and online store devoted to a passionate love of film, art and music. The company has received global recognition for bringing art back to movie poster design and has emerged as one of the leading curators of classic and contemporary film soundtracks on vinyl. Utilizing the talents of world-class artists and designers, Mondo produces limited edition, screen printed posters based on film, television and comic properties, working with companies like DC Comics, HBO, Marvel, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios and Walt Disney Studios as well as filmmakers including Paul Thomas Anderson, Guillermo Del Toro, Zack Synder, Quentin Tarantino and Edgar Wright. Based in Austin, TX, Mondo operates out of a permanent gallery space that hosts regular exhibitions featuring a blend of breathtaking original artwork and limited edition screen prints. Mondo is also recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences with a full archive of film posters as part of their research library. The parent company of Mondo is Alamo Drafthouse.
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