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HEROESCON 2019 :: EXHIBITOR LISTING

May 16, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Exhibitors, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, NEWS, Now Read This!

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HeroesCon 2019 Will Host THE BEST in Vintage Comics, Original Art, Toys, Apparel…AND MORE!!

Get acquainted with our Exhibitors BEFORE the show!! 

Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find | 1408, 1410, 1412, 1507, 1509, 1511
007 Comix | 612, 711

2nd and Charles | 101, 103
501st Carolina Garrison | Hall B Alcove

A Wave Blue World | C-604, C-703

A. Pennyworth’s Comics | 908, 910
Abari | C-502

AfterShock Comics | C-304

Almost Anything | 403, 405, 407, 409

Altruistic, LLC | 705

Amazing Heroes, LLC | 2112
Amourable Art | 102

AngelSVisionS | 1822, 1921
Anthony’s Comic Book Art | 822,921
Apocalypse Comics | 1620, 1622, 1719

Atlantis Games & Comics | 1608, 1610

B + C Collectibles | 1609

Basement Books | 710, 712

Basement Comics | 1712, 1811
The Battlegrounds Comics & Games | 605, 607
BCW Comic Supplies | 2321

Bedrock City Comic Co. | 920, 922

Big Lair’s | 1721

Bill’s Books & More | 1805, 1807
Black Dog Collectables | 1812, 1911

Borderlands Comics & Games | 1920, 1922, 2019, 2021
Boxwood Board Design | 1720
Brett’s Comic Pile | 1021
Bug House Comics | 2217
The Bunny Hutch Boutique | 419
Burke Street Comics | 810, 909
Buzz Comics | 1709

Buzzard Brother Comics & Sideboard Games | 404, 503

Cards, Comics & Collectibles | 1418, 1420, 1422, 1517, 1519, 1521
Carolina Comic Book Club | 303

Carolina Renaissance Festival | 108
CBCS – Comic Book Certification Services | 1318, 1320, 1417, 1419

CBLDF – Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | 1322, 1421

CGC – Certified Guaranty Company, LLC | 1018, 1020, 1117, 1119
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library | 219
Cheap Joes Art Stuff | 1109
Chimera Publishing | 2018, 2117

Chocolate Moonshine Co | 118, 217

Chris Foss Rare Comics & Collectables | 706, 805

Charlotte For Choice | 2322
The Comic Bin | 311

Comic Box | 722
Comic Whiz | 1917, 1919
Comic-Central.com | 1612, 1711
Comic*Pop | 1619
ComicLink | 1312, 1411
Comics Elite | 2307, 2309, 2311

Comics To Astonish Inc | 1810
Conquest Comics | 2105, 2107, 2109
Cornfield Comics | 2218, 2317

Cosplay for Good | 104
Counterculture Collectibles | 609
Dale Roberts Comics | 918, 1017
Dark Moon Cards and Games | 301
Dave & Adams | 622, 721
Dave’s Comics & Cards | 1518, 1520, 1522

David Burns | 818, 820

David Shankle | 917

Diamond Resorts International Marketing, Inc | 2308
Dimension Decals | 2310
Ditko Club | 1019
Drixian Imaginations | C-402, C-501
Earl Shaw’s Comics | 1918, 2017

Eastgate Comics | 610

Epikos Comics, Cards and Games | 1606, 1705

Fandom Metal Works | 519
Fearless Readers | 412
Fine Print Shoppe | 1008, 1107
Forgotten 5 Comics | 2118

Foto von Jenn | 202
Foy’s Toys | 707, 709
Frankie’s Comics / Trinity Comics Convention Services | 2020, 2022
The Game Outlet | 2204, 2303

Geeks OUT | 122
The Geeky Experience | 2203

Gem City Books | 611
Get Some Game | 508, 510, 512
Ghostbusters of North Carolina | C-2
Gingee Girls Art | A-7, A-8
GoCollect, LLC | 1010
Golden Memories | 2104

Gregory Krivac Art | 621
The GRID: Powered by Goodwill | 1904, 2003
Groundbreaking Comics | 2008, 2010
Hair Klaudt | 2318, 2320
Harley Yee Rare Comics | 1007, 1009
Heritage Auctions | 1012, 1111
Hero Initiative | 1022, 1121
Herofied | 2122
Highgradecomics.com | 807, 809
Hometown Comics & Games | 522
Hot Flips | 322, 421
J and J Enterprises | 312
Jason Hamlin | 1512, 1611
Jewelry Brands | 619
The Kirby Museum | 110, 112
Kirk Manley – Studio KM | 521
Klingon Assault Group | 120
Knights of the Comic | 2119, 2121
Kosher Nation | 201
Lasik Vision Institute | 1710
Legends Comics and Games | 2221
Mario’s Comics | 811
Mark Scott Comics | 1508, 1607

Marvelous Merchandise | 1906, 1908, 1910
Moving Pictures Comics and Collectibles | 1809
Munchie & Me Face Painting | C-302
The Mystery Shack | A-5, A-6
Mystic Treasures | 2208, 2210, 2212

Needless Toys & Collectibles | 505, 507, 509
New Force Comics | 1718, 1817
Nikelspot Comics | 1621
Outer Rim Toys / Out of the Toy Box | 1617

Painted Visions | 1618, 1717
Park Circle Comics | 812, 911
Past and Present Comics | 1706, 1708
Platypus Builds | 821
Pop Stop | 318, 417
Popculture Playground | 1912, 2011

Popcycled Baubles | 504
The Poster Guy | 2302

Rare Orchard | 719

Rebel Base Comics & Toys | 606, 608
Red Lantern Comic & Toys | 218, 317
Reece’s Rare Comics | 912, 1011
Reynolds Advanced Materials | C-403
The Rich Wyde Comic Book Collection | 720
Richard Fortenberry | 1818
Robert’s Comics & Collectibles | 212

Rocket Comics | 819
Roger Mannon | 1820

Schiele Museum | 1510
Screech Dragon Studios | 422
Smasher’s Comics | 1707
SFP Marketing | C-401

Ssalefish Comics Winston Salem and Greensboro | 717
Starbase Atlanta | A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4
STL Ocarina | 620
Stormcrow Comics | 1722, 1821
Supah! | 2012, 2111
Super Retro Land | 406, 408, 410
Supernatural Rides | C-1
Sure Thing Toys | 2220, 2222
TeeTurtle | 2004, 2103
The Tangled Web | 1804, 1903
Thor Hammer Pull for Ronald McDonald House | Hall C

TNT Comics | 418, 517

Tomorrow’s Treasures | 808, 907
Toy Hunter Tony | 107

Trilogy Comics | 1806, 1808, 1905, 1907
TwoMorrows Publishing | C-602, C-701
Ultimate Comics | 302, 401
Underworld and Beyond LLC | 211
Uniglitter LLC | 221
United Ink Productions South | 2120
United States Army Recruiting – Charlotte, NC | 2306
University of South Carolina Libraries | 708
Unknown Comic | 222, 321
Unstable Unicorns | 603
Updog Comics | 718, 817
Videguy Collectibles | 2005, 2007
Vintage Comics And Toys | 411
WCCB-CW | 1310, 1409
World of Strange | 511
Worldwide Comics | 518, 617
Wulvey’s Customs & Collectibles | 105
Your Favorite T-Shirts | 2106, 2108, 2110, 2205, 2207, 2209
Zenescope Entertainment | C-404, C-503

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HEROESCON is June 14-16 – Get your tickets today!!

May 15, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Guest List, HeroesCon, HeroesCon Art Auction, NEWS, Now Read This!, Uncategorized

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HEROESCON 2019 :: GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS *ROUND 4*

April 16, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Guest List, HeroesCon, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Uncategorized

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HEROES CONVENTION 2019 ::
Guest Announcements – Round FOUR!

Heroes is happy to announce our FOURTH wave of Featured Guests for our 2019 Convention!

Start making your “must-see” list NOW! Lots of artists start their commission lists well in advance of the convention, so be sure to check their websites and social media!

Keep an eye of the Heroes HotlineFacebookInstagram and Twitter as we continue to add more great artist to our 2019 Guest List, and get your 3-DAY ADVANCE TICKETS TODAY!!

APRIL 17
Robert Atkins
Sean Beck
Craig Boldman
June Brigman
Paty Cockrum
Dave Dorman
Ben Fisher
Nathan Fox 
Keven Gardner 
Matt Haley 
Ray Kryssing 
Marissa Louise 
Tom Lyle 
Kevin Maguire 
Tradd Moore 
Billy Parker 
Paul Pelletier 
Brandon Peterson 
Robert Potchak 
Roy Richardson 
Robbi Rodriguez 
JB Roe 
Bart Sears 
Brian Shearer 
Zack Soto 
Collette Turner 
Matt Webb 
Marcus Williams 
Kelly Yates

MARCH 13
Dave Aikins
Matthew Allison
Jim Amash
Paul Azaceta
Jeremy Bastian
John Beatty
Andy Belanger
Andy Bennett
Ryan Bodenheim
Tamra Bonvillain
Frank Brunner
Cullen Bunn
Buzz
Brendan Cahill 
Ben Caldwell
Richard Case
Jacob Chabot
Keith Champagne
Aaron Conley
Steve Conley
Denys Cowan
CreatureBox
Teresa R Davidson
Jeff Dekal
Vanesa Del Rey
J. M. DeMatteis
Michael Dooney
Colleen Doran
Nick Filardi
Jared K Fletcher
Naomi Franquiz
Michael Garland
Chris Giarrusso
Keith Giffen
Josh Greathouse
Marcus Hamilton
Cory Hamscher
N Steven Harris
Tom Heintjes
Andy Hirsch
Neal Holman
Georges Jeanty
Daniel Warren Johnson
Jay Leisten
Daniel Leister
Brian Level
Megan Levens
Mike Lilly
James Lyle
Matthew Manning
Laura Martin
Paul Maybury
Bob McLeod
Cara McGee
Dawn McTeigue
Adriana Melo
Al Milgrom
Ted Naifeh
Robert Newsome
Kevin Nowlan
Yanick Paquette
Brett Parson
David Peterson
Chris Pitzer
Andy Price
Tom Raney
Matthew Roberts
Patrick Rooks
Scott Rosema
Mike Royer
Brian Schirmer
Chris Schweizer
Ben Sears
Christopher Sebela
Brian “Smitty” Smith
K Lynn Smith
Johndell Snead
John K Snyder III
Sarah Stern
Karl Story
Ben Templesmith
Rich Tommaso
Billy Tucci
Keith Tucker
John Van Fleet
Tim Vigil
Ramon Villalobos
Chris Visions
David Wachter
Doug Wagner
David Walker
Adam Warren
Larry Watts
Nolan Woodard
Alexis Ziritt

FEBRUARY 13
Bill Amend
Pat Broderick
Ryan Browne
Andrew Buck
Chris Campana
J Chris Campbell
Vic Carrabotta
Ryan Cody
Patrick Dean
Marc Deering
Eryk Donovan
Marie Enger
Francesco Francavilla
Scott Godlewski
Gene Gonzales
J Gonzo
Randy Green
Tom Grummett
Brian Hurtt
Justin Jordan
Keenan Marshall Keller 
Karl Kesel
Matt Kindt
Sharlene Kindt
Mike Kunkel
Rick Leonardi
Mike Maihack
Kevin Mellon
Jason Moore
Tom Neely 
Andrew Pepoy
Ron Randall
Tim Sale
Matt Santorelli
Marlin Shoop
Uko Smith
Mark Waid
Joey Weiser
Jeremy Whitley
Kelly Williams
Matt Wilson
Craig Yoe
Skottie Young

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HEROESCON 2019 :: 3RD ROUND GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS!!

March 13, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Guest List, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, This Just In

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3RD ROUND HEROESCON FEATURED GUESTS:

 

Dave Aikins

Matthew Allison

Jim Amash

Paul Azaceta

Jeremy Bastian

John Beatty

Andy Belanger

Andy Bennett

Ryan Bodenheim

Tamra Bonvillain

Frank Brunner

Cullen Bunn

Buzz

Brendan Cahill 

Ben Caldwell

Richard Case

Jacob Chabot

Keith Champagne

Aaron Conley

Steve Conley

Denys Cowan

CreatureBox

Teresa R Davidson

Jeff Dekal

Vanesa Del Rey

J. M. DeMatteis

Michael Dooney

Colleen Doran

Nick Filardi

Jared K Fletcher

Naomi Franquiz

Michael Garland

Chris Giarrusso

Keith Giffen

Josh Greathouse

Marcus Hamilton

Cory Hamscher

N Steven Harris

Tom Heintjes

Andy Hirsch

Neal Holman

Georges Jeanty

Daniel Warren Johnson

Jay Leisten

Daniel Leister

Brian Level

Megan Levens

Mike Lilly

James Lyle

Matthew Manning

Laura Martin

Paul Maybury

Bob McLeod

Cara McGee

Dawn McTeigue

Adriana Melo

Al Milgrom

Ted Naifeh

Robert Newsome

Kevin Nowlan

Yanick Paquette

Brett Parson

David Peterson

Chris Pitzer

Andy Price

Tom Raney

Matthew Roberts

Patrick Rooks

Scott Rosema

Mike Royer

Brian Schirmer

Chris Schweizer

Ben Sears

Christopher Sebela

Brian “Smitty” Smith

K Lynn Smith

Johndell Snead

John K Snyder III

Sarah Stern

Karl Story

Ben Templesmith

Rich Tommaso

Billy Tucci

Keith Tucker

John Van Fleet

Tim Vigil

Ramon Villalobos

Chris Visions

David Wachter

Doug Wagner

David Walker

Adam Warren

Larry Watts

Nolan Woodard

Alexis Ziritt

MORE GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS TO COME!! STAY TUNED!!

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REVIEW PREVIEWS with SETH!!

March 05, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Discussion Group, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Opinion, Other Events, Reviews, Spotlight on New Releases

SETH PREVIEW REVIEW 2019

The Current Issue of PREVIEWS is available in our store! Pick up a copy today!

A HEROES “PREVIEWS-REVIEW”
with SETH, March 14 & 16!

Are you a new reserve customer curious about some of the events and storylines coming to your favorite comics this summer?
Would you like to have a three month head start in seeing what you might want to buy before it sells out? 

Are you a longtime customer interested in seeing behind the scenes of how Heroes orders new comics?

Next week we aim to answer those questions and many more as we dive into the catalog of PREVIEWS!
Join Heroes’ Operations Manager Seth Peagler on Thursday, March 14th from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. or on Saturday, March 16 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. around the beautiful showcases in the back of our store for a fun discussion about what’s coming up over the next few months.

These are two free opportunities to learn how to make sure you get the comics you really want, and designed to work around your busy schedules.
You never know, we might even talk about the upcoming HeroesCon and some of the fun things we have planned for this year!

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HEROES WELCOMES VALIANT COMICS :: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH – INCURSION #1, PORTFOLIO REVIEWS + MORE!!

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

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Heroes welcomes Comic-Book Publishers
VALIANT
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!

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HEROES LABOR DAY SALE THIS SUNDAY AND MONDAY!

August 28, 2014 By: Seth Peagler Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Sale!, Special Offers, This Just In

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Just a reminder that we’ll be hosting our big Labor Day Sale this Sunday and Monday! Remember that we’ll be opening three hours early on Sunday (at 10 am) to accommodate early bird shoppers, and will be open until our regular Sunday time of 6 pm. We’ll open again at our normal Monday hour of 10 am, with the sale lasting until 6 pm that night.

In addition to the 7500+ comics in our brand new dollar stock, Shelton has also deemed every single one of our statues to be on sale for this event. The more you buy, the bigger the discount. That means you can buy:

1 statue for 20% off

2 statues for 25% off

3 statues for 30% off

5+ statues for 35% off

Select statues will be marked down to rock bottom close-out prices, and will not be eligible for the discount tier above. If you’ve had your eye on any statues in recent months, this is the weekend to buy them. It’s rare for us to have a statue sale of this scale, and there won’t be another one like this any time soon, so take advantage of the sales while you can!

We’ll also be offering big discounts on toys, and the statue discount tier also applies to our entire selection of manga. However, if you buy 10 or more manga selections, you’ll get 50% off those books! Dang!

It’s going to be a fun Labor Day at Heroes! We look forward to seeing you this weekend:

Sunday (8/31): 10 am – 6 pm

Monday (9/1): 10 am – 6 pm

 

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HEROESCON TO DISPLAY NEW ART FROM BILL WATTERSON!

June 06, 2014 By: Seth Peagler Category: Comics Industry, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Guest List, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon Art Auction, HeroesCon News, Indie Island, NEWS, Now Read This!, QuickDraw, Schedule, Special Offers, This Just In

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This year HeroesCon is proud to display the first published comic strip art from Bill Watterson in nearly twenty years! Watterson completed his inimitable Calvin and Hobbes strip in 1995, and has since remained largely private in his life and art. If you happened to read Stephan Pastis popular Pearls Before Swine strip this week, you may have noticed that Pastis employed a guest artist, billed as a second grade girl named Libby, to help him with three strips. Astute readers speculated about the true identity of the guest artist, and today the Washington Post revealed it to be none other than the legendary Bill Watterson!

In conjunction with Chris Sparks and Team Cul de Sac, we are happy to be bringing all three Watterson and Pastis strips to Charlotte to display at HeroesCon, June 20 through 22 at the Charlotte Convention Center. The art will be displayed on the convention floor all weekend, at our Drink and Draw event on Friday night, and at Saturday night’s Art Auction.   We’ll also be hosting a panel on Friday, June 20 where fans will get to hear the story of how this remarkable art was produced, how it came to be featured in Charlotte, and the part that Cul de Sac cartoonist Richard Thompson plays in all of it.

The three strips produced by Watterson and Pastis will be auctioned off in the coming months, with all proceeds from the sale going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. This charity works closely with our good friends at Team Cul de Sac, for whom we host our annual HeroesCon Drink and Draw charity event. More specifics regarding the auction of these pieces will be available at HeroesCon, here on our site and at Team Cul de Sac‘s page in the coming weeks.

HeroesCon is the only place anyone will be able to see the rare Watterson and Pastis original art in person before they are auctioned off. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for comic and art fans across the country, and we are humbled and honored to be bringing it to Charlotte.

HeroesCon takes place June 20 – 22 at the Charlotte Convention Center. The Bill Watterson and Cul de Sac panel takes place Friday, June 20 at 5:30 at the convention center.

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The HeroesCon Drink and Draw event takes place on Friday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hilton Center City atrium. HeroesCon’s first Drink and Draw event was in 2011, modeled after the Drink and Draw Social Club founded by comic artists Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian and Jeff Johnson. That event and every one since has raised money for Team Cul de Sac, the organization founded in honor of Cul de Sac cartoonist Richard Thompson that raises money and awareness for Parkinson’s Research.

The HeroesCon Art Auction will take place on Saturday, June 21 at 8 p.m. in the Providence Ballroom at the Westin.

For more information on all things HeroesCon, stayed tuned to www.heroesonline.com. If you have any questions regarding the Watterson and Pastis exhibit in Charlotte, contact Seth Peagler at seth@heroesonline.com or through the Heroes store at 704.375.7462. Additionally, you can contact Team Cul de Sac’s Chris Sparks at teamculdesac@gmail.com for further information.

 

 

 

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DC VILLAINS MONTH :: EPILOGUE

September 24, 2013 By: Justin Crouse Category: DISCUSS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, This Just In

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Welcome friends, to week four of DC’s massive Villains Month event! We’re in the home stretch, and last week we attempted to clarify some aspects of this situation. A friendly reminder:

Demand is far outstripping supply, especially now that everyone and their mother wants some sweet, sweet lenticular goodness. This event has been in the making for a while, and savvy customers were already logging their requests as early as late June.  We must repeat: as always, orders will be filled in the order in which they were received, while supplies last.

We cannot guarantee we will be able to fill every request we’ve received. This might sound unfair, but it is the nature of big bandwagon events where demand outnumbers supply.  However, this is a perfect opportunity to remind everyone about Previews, the catalogue that Diamond Comic Distributors publishes on a monthly basis. This catalogue advertises product three months in advance, is available to the public, and is the exact same resource Heroes uses to stock its shelves. Previews is available to you every single month, and we are happy to order anything (within reason) you’d like to purchase, even products we might not opt to stock in the store itself.  This is the best way to ensure you get any items you want or need.

Again, we understand the frustration, and even empathize. It hasn’t been easy for us, either! But also, isn’t this part of the fun of collecting? Do we want everything in a nice, neat package, simply for convenience sake? The hunt is part of the fun! For those of you who might scoff at that last statement, DC is also offering a complete box set of second printings of the villains books, complete with 3D covers, that will be available in February 2014. And we will have the standard, 2D editions of all the villains issues on hand in the coming weeks, as well.

Thanks again for your business and your patience, and we will see you soon!

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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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