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HEROES REOPENING PLANS :: NEW BOOKS IN-STORE TODAY! HEROES IS OPEN WITH REGULATIONS!

May 20, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Spotlight on New Releases, This Just In, Uncategorized

 

NEW COMICS ARE IN-STORE TODAY!

Heroes received the first shipment of NEW COMICS since March 25 today, Wednesday, May 20.

With careful consideration for the continued safety of our customers, as well as our staff, we will be open to the public on Wednesday, May 20 from 1pm-9pm with the following guidelines:

  • We will limit the number of people allowed in the store to NO MORE THAN 3 people at a time.
    Until further notice we are limiting access inside the store. We will provide access to NEW product on racks located just inside the front door and the counter, but we will discourage browsing the racks until further notice. If you would like us to check the rack for a previous issue or trade, we are happy to do that for you! We do this to limit your exposure as well as our own during this opening period.
     
  • We ask that customers limit their time in our store for now.
    There will be plenty of time for browsing and visiting with one another once restrictions have been lifted and circumstances have improved. For now, in an effort to prevent customer wait-times and attend to as many customers as possible in a timely manner, we ask that you make your visit as brief as possible. 

     
  • Everyone (including staff) will be required to wear a mask while shopping or working inside of our store.
    If you do not have a mask, one can be provided to you. 

    (We understand that some people do not want to wear a mask and, while we understand that is your personal preference, you will not be permitted in our store without a mask. We appreciate your patience, understanding and consideration for everyone’s safety at this time. If you do not want to wear a mask, or if you would prefer not to come inside the store until circumstances have improved, we are happy to arrange shipping for books.)  
     
  • We request that all customers utilize the provided hand sanitizer upon entering the store.  
     
  • Observe social distancing inside the store.
    Please be courteous to your fellow customers and allow for at least six feet of distance between yourself and others. We’re all in this together and showing each other respect will go a long way!!  
     
  • During this time we ask customers to be mindful of how much they handle books and other product.
    While we will be sanitizing all surfaces and high-contact areas as frequently as possible, we cannot sanitize comic books without causing damage. We ask that customers please be mindful of items as they handle them, and wash their hands or use hand sanitizer after contact. 
     
  • We will be sanitizing and washing our hands after every transaction and as often as possible.  
    If at all possible, we would prefer that customers pay with a credit or debit card at this time. We will still accept cash transactions, but cards are easier for everyone to sanitize at this time. If we do have a cash transaction we will be washing our hands thoroughly afterwards.
     
  • We ask anyone who feels unwell to please stay at home (this includes our staff).  
     
  • We have installed a new Point-Of-Sale system. (Thanks Elias!)
    Check-out may take a little longer as we acclimate to this new system, and we appreciate your patience! Once we have the hang of things, it should be easier to update your reserve list and keep track of what we have in stock! We also have the ability to invoices Reserve Customers who would like to pay for their books in advance and either pick up curb-side or have their subscription shipped (shipping fees will apply).
     
  • Our hours may be different until further notice.
    Until things are TRULY BACK TO NORMAL, our store hours may be affected.
    We will be open to the public TODAY, WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 from 1pm-9pm.
    Our hours going forward will be as follows until further notice:
    Monday-Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday: 10am-6pm
    Wednesday: 10am-9pm (tentatively)
    Sunday 1pm-6pm
     
  • We will keep you posted to any changes to our guidelines as they happen.
    Please follow us on social media (FacebookInstagramTwitter) or sign up for our Newsletter for regular updates! Please feel free to call us at 704-375-7462 or email us at HeroesArentHardToFind@gmail.com with any questions!

 

DOING OUR BEST:

We care about the well-being of ALL of our customers and staff and are doing everything in our power to keep everyone safe and healthy during this time.
The following precautions are being taken by our staff:

  1. All employees will wear a mask while working inside our store.
  2. We are disinfecting surfaces several times an hour with antibacterial wipes and sprays.
  3. We have hand sanitizer on-hand and our employees will sanitize and wash their hands as frequently as possible with hot water and antibacterial soap.
  4. Any staff member who has a cough, sniffle, temperature, or is feeling generally unwell, will stay home and avoid contact with others.
  5. We are reviewing CDC recommendations daily and will adjust any procedures as necessary.

RESERVE ORDERS:

We will continue to order enough product to cover our subscribers and any customer requests made in advance. If we are sold-out of a title you are looking for, we may be able to reorder 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.

Again, we are adjusting to our new Point-Of-Sale system at this time. If you are a Reserve Customer, please make sure we have your current contact information. If you are a Reserve Customer, and you have not heard from us over the past month, please call or send us an email to ensure we have your current information on file! (heroesarenthardtofind@gmail.com)

With our new Point of Sale System, we will also be adjusting our Reserve Bag qualifications and options.
Reserve Customers will now have the option to be invoiced for their reserve bag and can pay for books via invoice. Existing Reserve Customers should receive an email about this option. Please email HeroesArentHardToFind@gmail.com with you have questions! 

We hope you are all doing well, and are being kind to one another!
We look forward to seeing you all again very soon!

– Your Friends at HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND 

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We can still ship items to you at this time. You can request items and arrange shipping with an email to HeroesArentHardToFind@gmail.com

SHIPPING INFORMATION:

We are happy to SHIP items to anyone who would like make those arrangements at this time.
We will need you to help us organize the following:

  1. Please call our store at 704-375-7462 between the hours of 10am-6pm, or email us at heroesarenthardtofind@gmail.com with a list of books you would like us to ship to you.
    You can find the last 5 weeks of New Releases on our website here: http://www.heroesonline.com/new-releases/, if you need recommendations!
  2. Shipping costs based on weight.
  3. If you would like to order comic-collecting supplies (ie: Comic Boxes, Bags, Boards, etc) to have shipped, we can do that too!
    Supplies are subject to shipping freight. You can find our supply options listed here:
    http://www.heroesonline.com/supplies/
  4. We will invoice your email order to process credit card payment and shipping.
  5. If you would prefer to make payment via PayPal, we can arrange that as well. Please call or email for details.
  6. Please make sure that we have your complete and correct shipping address.
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HEROES REOPENING PLANS :: WHAT TO EXPECT AND WHEN TO EXPECT IT!

May 08, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, This Just In, Uncategorized

ReOpening-Plans

When will Heroes
Re-Open?

That is an EXCELLENT question and one that we are not entering into without careful consideration for the continued safety of our customers, as well as our staff.

The Stay-At-Home order for the state of North Carolina ends today (Friday, May 8), HOWEVER, Heroes will NOT be opening to the public at this time.

When we do open, it will be with limited capacity and additional guidelines.

We can still ship items to you at this time. You can request items and arrange shipping with an email to HeroesArentHardToFind@gmail.com

We expect our first shipment of NEW product to be available for sale on Wednesday, May 20.

When we DO open to the public, we will operate with the following restrictions in place until the state of North Carolina has cleared all three Phases for reopening, per the State Government guidelines:

  • We will limit the number of people in the store to 3-5 people at a time.
     
  • Everyone (including staff) will be required to wear a mask while shopping or working inside of our store.
    If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you.
    (We understand that some people will not want to wear a mask and, while we understand that is your personal preference, you will not be permitted to shop in our store without a mask. We appreciate your patience, understanding and consideration for everyone’s safety at this time. If you do not want to wear a mask, or if you would prefer not to come inside the store until circumstances have improved, we are happy to arrange shipping for books.)  
     
  • We request that all customers utilize the provided hand sanitizer upon entering the store.  
     
  • We will be observing social distancing inside the store.
    Please be courteous to your fellow customers and allow for at least six feet of distance between yourself and others. If another customer is browsing in the section that you would like to browse, we ask that you please be patient and wait for your turn. We’re all in this together and showing each other respect will go a long way!!  
     
  • During this time we ask customers to be mindful of how much they handle books and other product.
    We will be sanitizing all surfaces and high-contact areas as frequently as possible, but we cannot sanitize comic books without causing damage. We ask that customers please be mindful of items as they handle them, and wash their hands or use hand sanitizer after contact. 
     
  • We will be sanitizing and washing our hands after every transaction and as often as possible.  
     
  • We ask anyone who feels unwell to please stay at home (this includes our staff).  
     
  • We have installed a new Point-Of-Sale system. (Thanks Elias!)
    Check-out may take a little longer as we acclimate to this new system, and we appreciate your patience! Once we have the hang of things, it should be easier to update your reserve list and keep track of what we have in stock!  
     
  • Our hours may be different until further notice.
    Until things are TRULY BACK TO NORMAL, our store hours may be affected.
    For now, expect our hours to remain Monday-Saturday: 10AM-6PM and Sunday: 1PM-6PM.
     
  • We will keep you posted to any changes to our guidelines as they happen.
    Please follow us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) or sign up for our Newsletter for regular updates!

 

This sobering piece was created by our dear friend, formidable artist, and long-time HeroesCon supporter, Patrick Dean. It illustrates the importance of placing health and safety above commerce. We understand the need and desire for a return of commerce, and we have felt the financial impact of these difficult times as much as anyone. That being said, we feel an incredible responsibility to act in the best interest of EVERYONE, not only the healthy and the strong. These times won’t be safe for ANYONE until they’re safe for EVERYONE, and we need to work together to find a balance until the world can finally breathe again.

DOING OUR BEST:

We care about the well-being of ALL of our customers and staff and are doing everything in our power to keep everyone safe and healthy during this time.
The following precautions are being taken by our staff:

  1. We are disinfecting surfaces several times an hour with antibacterial wipes and sprays.
  2. We have hand sanitizer on-hand and our employees sanitize and wash their 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.

RESERVE ORDERS:
We will continue to order enough product to cover our subscribers and any customer requests made in advance. If we are sold-out of a title you are looking for, we may be able to reorder 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.

Again, we are adjusting to our new Point-Of-Sale system at this time. If you are a Reserve Customer, please make sure we have your current contact information. If you are a Reserve Customer, and you have not heard from us over the past month, please call or send us an email to ensure we have your current information on file! (heroesarenthardtofind@gmail.com)

We hope you are all doing well, and are being kind to one another!
We look forward to seeing you all again very soon!

– Your Friends at HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND 

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SHIPPING INFORMATION:

We are happy to SHIP items to anyone who would like make those arrangements at this time.
We will need you to help us organize the following:

  1. Please call our store at 704-375-7462 between the hours of 10am-6pm, or email us at heroesarenthardtofind@gmail.com with a list of books you would like us to ship to you.
    You can find the last 5 weeks of New Releases on our website here: http://www.heroesonline.com/new-releases/, if you need recommendations!
  2. Most orders ship for $5/$8/$12 depending on weight
  3. If you would like to order comic-collecting supplies (ie: Comic Boxes, Bags, Boards, etc) to have shipped, we can do that too!
    Supplies are subject to shipping freight. You can find our supply options listed here:
    http://www.heroesonline.com/supplies/
  4. We will invoice your email order to process credit card payment and shipping.
  5. If you would prefer to make payment via PayPal, we can arrange that as well. Please call or email for details.
  6. Please make sure that we have your complete and correct shipping address.

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 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.
  10. Cover your face with a mask or cloth face covering if you must go out in public.
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HEROES CONVENTION UPDATE 4/24/2020 :: LOOKING FORWARD TO 2021

April 24, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Exhibitors, Feast Your Eyes, Guest List, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Indie Island, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, This Just In

HC2020-UPDATE

To Our Treasured Attendees, Artists, Guests and Members of the Heroes Convention Family,

As of Thursday, April 23, 2020, the State of North Carolina has extended the “Stay-At-Home” order effective until Friday, May 8, 2020. 

Guidelines for the gradual reopening of our State have been laid out in three phases, which at this time suggest that any mass gathering of more than 10,000 would be incredibly unlikely by June of 2020.

In light of these developments and the current unprecedented and unpredictable nature of the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, and with the best interest of everyone’s health and financial wellbeing in mind, we have made the difficult decision to bypass a 2020 Heroes Convention in favor of fast-forwarding our focus to our 39th Anniversary show to be held June 18-20, 2021.

This decision is not made lightly, and is made with the careful consideration for everyone’s safety at heart.

It would be reckless and irresponsible of us to expect our attendees, vendors, legendary creators, and our valued supporters to put themselves at risk by traveling at this time. It would also be irresponsible of us to presume that our vendors and artists would see positive sales during this time of economic uncertainty. We are hopeful that by giving as much notice as possible, our attendees and artists may be able to avoid costly airline reservations and may be able to alter any current travel arrangements without penalty.

Out of respect for an already crowded and uncertain convention schedule going into late 2020, we have decided to shift our focus forward to our June 2021 Heroes Convention versus attempting to reschedule for later this year.

Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find and the Heroes Convention are, at their core, a small business with a big heart, operating year-round from our brick-and-mortar comic-book store in Charlotte, NC. Our store, as well as the Heroes Convention, are managed by a team of four full-time employees, six part-time employees, and a small group of dedicated volunteers. We keep our store and convention operations running simultaneously during the months leading up to our convention, as well as during the event itself.

Normally, at this time of the year, we would be deep into HeroesCon preparation with most of our daily finances from the store being dedicated to producing the best Heroes Convention possible. 

Since Monday, March 23 (which also happens to be Shelton’s birthday), our store has been closed to the public. We are currently maintaining and surviving based solely on telephone and online sales from our loyal customer base. While we are endlessly appreciative of these sales, this change in our daily operation has affected not only our finances but the time which would otherwise be dedicated to organizing the Heroes Convention. Even if the country were able to open without guidelines and restrictions in the next week, the time left for us to produce a Heroes Convention on par with our standards would be insufficient. 

We are not receiving a refund from the Charlotte Convention Center, we are transferring our deposits from 2020 toward a 2021 show. Putting on a show the size and scope of the Heroes Convention is extremely expensive. All the money we have received from the purchase of 3-Day Advance Tickets, Artist Alley Tables and Exhibitor Booths is currently tied up in the cost of renting the Charlotte Convention Center, our decorator, and several other items that facilitate the show each year. 

We understand that everyone is experiencing hardships at this time, and we are no different. All 3-Day Advance Tickets, Artist Alley Tables and Exhibitor Booth Reservations for the 2020 Heroes Convention will automatically transfer to our June 18-20, 2021 show. Requests for refunds will be addressed on a case-by-case basis as soon as possible, but will need to be postponed until the country, and our store, have reopened and finances have stabilized. We will do our best to issue refunds if necessary, but it will take us time to do so. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

We look forward to hosting an incredible Heroes Convention in 2021 with a Guest List for the record books! We hope that you will join us next June 18-20! In the meantime, we ask that you stay safe, stay well, and stay home until it is safe for everyone!

We appreciate each and every one of you.

Sincerely,
The Staff of Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find and the Heroes Convention

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UPDATE 4/20/2020 :: HAVE COMICS – WILL SHIP!

April 20, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Special Offers

APRIL 20, 2020

HAHTF-UPDATE

Greetings To ALL Our Reserve And Regular Customers,

Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find continues to operate on a SHIPPING ONLY basis until at least April 29, 2020 as we adhere to the State-Wide Executive Order to “STAY AT HOME”.

In the meantime, WE CAN SHIP RESERVE BAGS, COMICS, GRAPHIC NOVELS, COMIC SUPPLIES & MORE!

Send us your want-lists, schedule shipping and more at any time:
heroesarenthardtofind@gmail.com 

We understand that everyone’s lives and budgets are in flux at this time. 

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In an effort to continue paying our employees, and to ease the financial commitment of maintaining your Reserve-Bag, we are offering our current RESERVE CUSTOMERS a 20% DISCOUNT on orders!

We are happy to ship reserve bags during this time! All orders over $50 will receive FREE SHIPPING, and orders under $50 will ship for $5/$8/$12 depending on weight.

We have been reaching out to our reserve customers over the past few weeks to offer shipping options for items currently on hold. If you are a reserve customer and we have been unable to contact you due to outdated contact information, we ask that you please give us a call or send us an email so that we can keep your information current.

New Releases are suspended until further notice per our distributer, Diamond Comics, so reserve bags will not be collecting new items until further notice.

WHAT’S IN STORE?

We have an immense stock of comics, back issues, trades, hard-covers and comic-supplies available! We can assist you with recommendations for new titles to try, digging for back-issues, and more! If you have a want-list of comics, now would be a great time for us to look through our warehouse to fill in those gaps in your collection! We will post stories and items on our Instagram and Facebook pages regularly during this time, so if you don’t already follow us on those platforms, there is no time like to present to follow us!

If you have comic and graphic novel recommendations you would like to share with us on Instagram and Facebook, please tag us!! @heroesonline and use the hashtag #HeroesCustomerPick.
We will then share your recommendations in our stories!

SHIPPING INFORMATION:

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

  1. Please call our store at 704-375-7462 between the hours of 10am-6pm, or email us at heroesarenthardtofind@gmail.com with a list of books you would like us to ship to you.
    You can find the last 5 weeks of New Releases on our website here: http://www.heroesonline.com/new-releases/, if you need recommendations!
  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 $5/$8/$12 depending on weight
  5. We will invoice your email order to process credit card payment and shipping.
  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.

We will fulfill and ship requests as quickly, safely and efficiently as possible (same day whenever possible!). We appreciate your patience while we prepare orders.

DOING OUR BEST:

We care about the well-being of ALL of our customers and staff and are doing everything in our power to keep everyone safe and healthy during this time.
We will continue to fulfill orders*, and supply wish-lists in the meantime with the following precautions being taken by our staff:

  1. Even though we are not open to the public, we are still disinfecting surfaces several times an hour with antibacterial wipes and sprays.
  2. We have hand sanitizer on-hand and our employees sanitize and wash their 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 be adjusted to meet demand.
Once regular shipments resume, we will continue to order enough product to cover our subscribers and any requests made in advance. If we are sold-out of a title you are looking for, we may be able to reorder 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.

We are also utilizing this time to install a new Point-Of-Sale system in our store. We are contacting our Reserve Customers to make sure that we have their current contact information and to verify the status of their Reserve Bags going forward. If you are a Reserve Customer, and you have not heard from us, please give us a call or send us an email to ensure we have your best information on file!

Asterix Coronavirus

REGARDING UPCOMING EVENTS:

POSTPONED: FREE COMIC BOOK DAY – May 2nd: Festivities planned for Free Comic Book Day on May 2nd have been postponed until further notice. We will keep you up to date on any developments!

HEROESCON 2020 – June 19-21: We are monitoring current events and recommendations very closely and will do whatever is necessary to ensure the health and safety of 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!

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 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.
  10. Cover your face with a mask or cloth face covering if you must go out in public.

We hope you are all staying well, staying home, 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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STAY UP TO DATE WITH OUR MOST RECENT INSTAGRAM POSTS! @HEROESONLINE

April 16, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, Interviews, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Opinion, Photos, Reviews, Spotlight on New Releases, Staff Picks, This Just In, Uncategorized, Where Do I Start?

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UPDATE :: HEROES GOES TO SHIPPING ONLY STARTING MARCH 26, 2020

March 23, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Uncategorized

CURB-SIDE-PICKUP-UPDATE

UPDATE: TUESDAY, MARCH 24 – 6PM

Greetings To ALL Our Reserve And Regular Customers,

After much deliberation and careful consideration for the safety of our customers and our staff, Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find has made the decision to convert to SHIPPING ONLY beginning Thursday, March 26. We will be on a SHIP-ONLY basis until at least April 15, 2020 as we adhere to the Mecklenburg County safety regulations.

CURB-SIDE PICK UP ENDS ON
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 at 6PM

Our Hours Wednesday, March 25 are 10am-6pm
PLEASE CALL AHEAD 704-375-7462 or email us at: heroesarenthardtofind@gmail.com to schedule pick-up

WE CAN STILL SHIP RESERVE BAGS, COMICS, BOOKS & MORE!

You can send emails to request items, arrange shipping and more at any time: heroesarenthardtofind@gmail.com 

We understand that everyone’s lives and budgets are being turned upside-down and inside-out at this time. 

20PRCNTDISCIn an effort to continue paying our own employees, and to ease the financial commitment of keeping up with your weekly subscriptions, we are offering our RESERVE CUSTOMERS a 20% DISCOUNT on orders!

We are happy to ship reserve bags during this time! All orders over $50 will receive FREE SHIPPING, and any order under $50 will ship for a flat $5 fee!
If you are concerned about the financial hardship of maintaining your Reserve Bag at this time, please send an email to heroesarenthardtofind@gmail.com and we can put your bag on hold*.
(*Putting your reserve bag on HOLD means that we will keep the items that are CURRENTLY in your bag, but will not add anything until you contact us to remove the hold.)

New Releases for THIS WEEK (March 25) are out NOW!

Curb-Side pick-up will be available tomorrow, March 25, from 10am-6pm.

After this week, New Releases will be suspended until further notice per our distributer, Diamond Comics.

In the meantime we have a large stock of comics, back issues, trades, hard-covers and comic-supplies available! We can assist you with recommendations for new titles to try, digging for back-issues, and more! If you have a want-list of comics, now would be a great time for us to look through our warehouse to fill in the gaps in your collection! We will post stories and items on our Instagram and Facebook pages regularly during this time, so if you don’t already follow us on those platforms, there is no time like to present to follow us!

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CURB-SIDE PICK-UP & SHIPPING INFORMATION:

CURB-SIDE-PICKUP-MANNIONART BY STEVE MANNION

CURB-SIDE PICK-UP for MARCH 25, 2020:

  1. Please call our store at 704-375-7462, or email us at heroesarenthardtofind@gmail.com with a want-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.
  5. Curb-Side is ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH MARCH 25, 2020. After March 25, our only option is to SHIP until April 16, 2020.

 

SHIPPING:

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

  1. Please call our store at 704-375-7462 between the hours of 10am-6pm, or email us at heroesarenthardtofind@gmail.com with a list of books you would like us to ship to you.
    You can find the past 5 weeks of New Releases on our website here: http://www.heroesonline.com/new-releases/, if you need recommendations!
  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!
NOTE: After this week’s new titles, NEW comic shipments will be suspended until further notice.

Reserve-Form

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 are doing everything in our power to keep everyone safe and healthy during this time.
We will continue to fulfill orders, and supply wish-lists in the meantime with the following precautions being taken by our staff:

  1. Even though we are not open to the public, we are still disinfecting surfaces several times an hour with antibacterial wipes and sprays.
  2. We have hand sanitizer on-hand and our employees sanitize and wash their 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 be adjusted to meet demand.**
Once regular shipments resume, 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 are 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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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.

HAHTF---Credit-Card-Authorization-Form

 

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!

Reserve-Form

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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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

MARCH 13
BILL AMEND
MARK BAGLEY
DARRYL BANKS
ANDY BELANGER
TAMRA BONVILLAIN
CHRIS BRUNNER
ZÉ BURNAY
BUZZ
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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HEROES CONVENTION 2020 :: REGARDING COVID-19

March 11, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: Comics Industry, DISCUSS, EVENTS, HeroesCon, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, This Just In, Uncategorized

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Asterix CoronavirusREGARDING COVID-19:

The Heroes Convention has no intention of canceling or postponing our 2020 show at this time.

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.

In the meantime, please remember that handshakes are unnecessary when a polite elbow tap, friendly nod, or Mr. Spock’s “Live Long and Prosper” hand gesture will suffice.

Stay safe. WASH YOUR HANDS, take your vitamins, and we will see you all in June!

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