Archive for the ‘Spotlight on New Releases’


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?




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




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:



  1. Please call our store at 704-375-7462, or email us at 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:
  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:
  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, 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.



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 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:
  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:
  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.




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!


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! 



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!






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!


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!


“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


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


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

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!



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


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

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



June 30, 2015 By: Karla Southern Category: Reviews, Spotlight on New Releases, Staff Picks


karla_staff_picksKARLA’S PICK :: HE-MAN: THE ETERNITY WAR #7: Yeah, yeah, yeah…I know, BIG SURPRISE! My pick for the week is He-Man: The Eternity War #7. That’s almost like me saying, “Hey guys, you know what I REALLY like? BREATHING!! Breathing is AWESOME!!” All obviousness aside, however, I AM picking this issue for a reason other than my true and undying love of all things Masters of the Universe. Issue #7 picks up with a new creative team. Rob David and Dan Abnett take the story-crafting reigns for this arc while Edgar Salazar’s pencils bring a slightly edgier look to the Masters. The changes in artistic style are bold, but not detrimental as the story picks up with Skeletor, She-Ra and Skeletor’s minions trying to find a way to best Hordak now that Evil-Lyn has betrayed them. The story is solid and offers more insight into the current incarnation of Skeletor! There’s also some good moments with Shadow Weaver which made me happy! (I want more Princess of Power characters in my Master’s of the Universe!) The cover by Jonboy Meyers is also worth mentioning because, if you look closely, you can see twisted versions of classic She-Ra characters Madame Razz, Kowl and Glimmer in the mix!

Eternity War 7



October 01, 2012 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Spotlight on New Releases, Staff Picks

RICO’S PICK :: THE NAO OF BROWN: Glyn Dillon has had quite a career in and out of comics, from being part of the gang of cartoonists who created the fantastic UK magazine Deadline (where he worked on Tank Girl among other things) to various storyboarding gigs for film and television (including Gorillaz) and a bit of work on some early Vertigo comics (Shade the Changing Man, Egypt, & Sandman). But forget about all that. In The Nao of Brown Dillon has created something on his own, rich characters, new worlds (at least 4 in this story that overlap and intertwine). This book contains breath-taking art and story in a beautiful package. I’ll stop before this turns into a full blown book review, this is my favorite book of the year, it’s amazing, you should get it.

There is a great interview between Glyn Dillon and Paul Gravett here if you’d like to read a bit more and see 2 exclusive pages.





September 28, 2012 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Spotlight on New Releases, Staff Picks

JUSTIN’S PICK :: V FOR VENDETTA BOOK AND MASK SET: Just in time for Halloween, you too can don the mask of everyone’s favorite anarchist dandy (just don’t wear it into the gas station). And to sweeten the deal, you get a copy of Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s masterful tale of poetic terrorism in totalitarian Britain. If you’ve only seen the film adaptation, you’re doing yourself a great disservice; V is truly one of Moore’s greatest accomplishments.

ANDY’S PICK :: V FOR VENDETTA BOOK AND MASK SET: Need a Halloween costume? Need to read one of the best graphic novels ever written (you heard me–EVER!!)?  Well then, look no further and do all your shopping with a single gift set. Vertigo is offering said gift set that includes V for Vendetta the graphic masterpiece written by Alan Moore and gorgeously drawn by David Lloyd along with a beautifully rendered Guy Fawkes mask just like the one worn by Vendetta’s main character V as he attempts to save a future Britain from itself.  Explosives sold separately. The time (to buy) is October 3rd. This is the voice of FATE. Heroesonline prevails!




September 27, 2012 By: Seth Peagler Category: DISCUSS, Spotlight on New Releases, Staff Picks

Seth’s Pick :: Everything Together GN: If  you’ve ever seen a copy of the excellent anthology Kramer’s Ergot in the store, you have editor Sammy Harkham to thank for it. Not only is he adept at bringing together some of today’s greatest cartoonists for that book, but he’s a fine cartoonist in his own right.  Everything Together collects all of Harkham’s short stories, including must-reads like Poor Sailor and Somersaulting.  There are also bits of satire and musings on Jewish mysticism alongside Harkham’s observations of his life as a cartoonist. I picked this one up when it debuted at the Small Press Expo a few weeks ago, and it definitely warrants a look from you this week.  It’s a fine example of strong storytelling all around.



September 05, 2012 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Spotlight on New Releases, Staff Picks

New books will be on the shelves when we open at 10 AM. Here are just a few of the new releases we’re excited about!

RICO’S PICK :: PRINCE OF CATS GN: Montagues and the Capulets. Samurai swords. Brooklyn. Ron Wimberly draws the hell out of this re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with Tybalt as the lead character. I’ve been looking forward to this book for along time!

ANDY’S PICK :: TEZUKA MESSAGE TO ADOLF GN VOL 01: If you were to combine Lee and Kirby, Neal Adams and Carl Barks and combine them into a single cartooning entity, this amalgam would still not be as influential to the American comic audience as Osama Tezuka is to Japanese Manga. In addition to creating/writing and drawing such long-running series as Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, Black Jack, Phoenix, Buddha and literally dozens of others, Tezuka created Message to Adolf– a fictional tale that takes place during World War II.  This was originally published in the US as a six volume set.  Now Vertical Publishing is offering this ground-breaking series in two affordable hardcover books– the first of which is available this week.  This is a great place to sample the work of Tezuka (or any Manga for that matter) for the first time.   If you are already a Manga fan, I know Adolf is already on your must-buy list.  Message to Adolf is a must-read.

JUSTIN’S PICK :: SAVAGE DRAGON #181: Still my favorite superhero title going today. This issue wraps up a big arc, and who knows what crazy direction Erik Larsen will take it in next? That’s what’s kept me coming back all these years, the unpredictable plot twists. And the fact that the cast ages in real time lets the audience grow with them, to boot. An underrated gem.

MATT’S PICK :: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #693: Its about time Spidey got himself a side-kick!  Yeah, right.  I am not gonna fight it till I’ve tried it for a few issues.  Alpha’s origin story was engaging and entertaining enough.  I’ll paraphrase the Jackal from #692, “…Great power.  Great responsibility.  A teen outcast.  And a science experiment gone awry.  History repeats itself…Parker Particles?  Alpha Energy?!  I gotta get me some a’ that!”

I like how Marvel is shrewd enough to have every hero hatin’ on Alpha – they know readers are gonna have to warm to the concept.  If nothing else, it promises to make for interesting reading for the next few months. Lets see if Dan Slott and Company can get us fan-boys (and girls!) to care about Randy, I mean, Andy Maguire.

HEATHER’S PICK :: HAWKEYE #2: I read Hawkeye #1 at Seth’s insistence and wasn’t really expecting to enjoy it.  My forays into the Avengers are generally short with rapid retreats.  Color me surprised to not only enjoy Hawkeye #1, but to add it to my reading list each month.  David Aja’s art is beautiful, especially his covers, and Matt Fraction is crafting an interesting story about Hawkeye that seems to paint him a little in the vein of a modern day Robin Hood.  The first issue also managed to spin off at least two twitter accounts with @PizzaDog and @LandlordBro.  This issue promises the return of Kate Bishop, who is apparently a fan favorite I will need to learn more about.

SETH’S PICK :: DAL TOKYO: If you’ve heard the name Gary Panter before, you’ve probably heard it mentioned in association with abstract comics.  He’s got a long track record of producing unique works that stretches all the way back to RAW magazine.  Panter’s punk aesthetic suggests a do-it-yourself mentality, but there’s also a poetic element to his writing.  His cartooning is on full display in Dal Tokyo, Fantagraphics’ 200 plus page collection of Panter’s strip originally published in America in the eighties, and later picked up for Japanese publication.  It is an abstract work, and one not easily digested as a straight ahead narrative.  That said, it’s an interesting piece of cartooning and will entertain and confound you in alternating waves.

DOUG’S PICK ::  MANHATTAN PROJECTS TP VOL 1: SCIENCE BAD: There is a LOT that excites me this week- that New Avengersomnibus is going to look sweet on my shelf, I’ve been holding out on Incognito for this week’s hardcover edition, I want to sample a few DC zero issues…and I could go on and on.  The book I am most looking forward to this week is the first Manhattan Projects collection fromJonathan Hickman: Science Bad.  Hickman is the Alan Moore of this generation of comic creators; his books are full of big ideas, mad science, well defined characters.  I look forward to any book with his name on it.  Oh yeah, the story has an evil Albert Einstein and something to do with the Manhattan Project.  You probably guessed the latter.