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HEROES VIDEO :: SPIDER-GWEN INTERVIEW

March 19, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Store Signings

Check out this live interview with the creators of Spider-Gwen! Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez, and Rico Renzi talk about the creation of the character and more. If you missed the Spider-Gwen Release Party, don’t miss our next event!

If you couldn’t make it, 3 copies of our limited edition The Mary Janes (Married With Sea Monsters) Face It Tiger 7″ vinyl records are being listed on ebay today. Happy bidding! Click here to visit our store.

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY :: SATURDAY, MAY 02, 2015

March 13, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Free Comic Book Day

FBcoverFCBDSave the date because Free Comic Book Day 2015 at Heroes is going to be our best yet! Come out on May 2nd to meet great comic artists, get free comics and have a great time with your pals at Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find! Full guest list and list of available comics coming soon!

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SPIDER-GWEN RELEASE PARTY :: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH

February 19, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Store Signings

PrintWe’ve been getting so many questions from excited Spider-Gwen fans coming to the Release Party! It’s almost here and we’ll be your one-stop shop for all things Spider-Gwen. The entire creative team for Spider-Gwen #1 (and of course Edge of Spider-Verse #2) will be on hand to sign everything you purchase here plus up to 5 items you’ve brought with you. CBCS: Comic Book Certification Service will be on site if you’d like to submit your book for grading and signature certification. Married With Sea Monsters will be performing their Mary Janes songs at intervals during the signing, and along with Junior Astronomers playing a full set at our After Party!

We’ll keep updating this page as new stuff comes up.

ITEMS FOR SALE:

  • Spider-Gwen #1 (This includes the regular cover, Heroes variant, Skottie Young variant, Anka 1:25 variant, Hughes 1:100 variant, and we’ll even have a few of the other store variants you’ve been seeing online right here for you!)
  • The Mary Janes – Face It Tiger 7″ white vinyl by Married With Sea Monsters
  • The Mary Janes tour shirt (Heroes exclusive magenta ink on black shirt)

SCHEDULE:

  •  10am – Store opens!
    (All items will be on sale at this time. The 7″ vinyl and t-shirts are limited so make sure you get here early to snag those.)
  • If you are here for the signing please let us know and we will give you a numbered wristband that will let you know your place in line once the signing begins.
  • 1pm-5pm – Signing
  • 9pm – Store closes
  • 9pm – Spider-Gwen After Party at Snug Harbor doors open!
  • 10pm – Married With Sea Monsters performs!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

  • Will Heroes exclusives be available online? If we have anything left after Saturday they will be here and here.
    Heroes Spider-Gwen #1  variant, signed copies and more available for pre-order here!
  • How many items can we get signed?  Creators will sign up to 5 items not purchased on Saturday at Heroes. Also, you can get in line again to get 5 more items signed if time allows.
  • How much will comics, shirts, records cost? Spider-Gwen #1 regular cover – $3.99 Variant covers –  Prices TBA including some Release Party specials, Face It Tiger 7″ – $20, Mary Janes T-shirt – $20
  • How many comics, shirts, records can I buy? We reserve the right to limit quantities on any of the items we are selling at the Release Party.
  • How much is the After Party? $10 ticket includes admission to Snug Harbor to see full sets from Married With Sea Monsters and Junior Astronomers and a gig poster featuring Jason Latour Spider-Gwen art. Get tix here!
    Eventbrite - HEROES SPIDER-GWEN AFTER PARTY w/ Married With Sea Monsters (THE MARY JANES), Junior Astronomers
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HEROES DISCUSSION GROUP :: PEANUTS VOLUME 7 :: SATURDAY MARCH 7th at NOON

February 12, 2015 By: Andy Mansell Category: DISCUSS, Discussion Group, EVENTS

discussion_groupIs Peanuts the greatest sustained work of comic art over the past 65 years? That is up for debate, but Charles Schulz 50 year run as sole creator is one of the most popular, endearing and recognizable comics of all time. The question for the Discussion group is why?

This will be the 3rd time we’ve tackled a bona fide comic classic; the other two were Tintin and Bark’s Donald Duck. At first we were going to have a vote as to which strip we would spotlight, but we quickly realized that if we are going to dive into the world of newspaper comic strips, Peanuts is unquestionably the ideal starting point.

As to why we’ve selected Volume 7 1963 – 1964 (Linus is on the cover!); it was the year when Peanuts grew into a phenomenon. Make sure you read the short introduction. It is worth the ten minute investment. But there are many more reasons why Volume 7 is crucial and we will mull that over throughout the afternoon.

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So plan to join us on Saturday March 7th at NOON. As usual, we will meet at the store and repair to a local watering hole.

Topics will include:

  • The pacing of a daily-as well as the Sunday- strip as opposed to a comic book page
  • How reading a serialized strip in large doses changes the peanuts experience.
  • Does the reader identify with the characters or react to them.
  • Are they children or small adults and does it really matter?
  • Preference: The gag a day strips in comparison to Schulz week long story-line
  • Can you read the strip without identifying directly with the creator?
  • And how-about that daydreaming dog of the round-headed kid.

We have read the notorious and controversial Schulz and Peanuts a Biography by David Michaelis and we plan to introduce a few of the choicest and most polarizing talking-points to see if you agree with the biographers assessment of the man and his art.

As usual, Heroes is offering The Complete Peanuts Volume 7 1963-1964 with the special 10% Discussion Group discount, just remember to mention it to the clerk when you buy it.

We look forward to having Peanuts fans, devotees and perhaps even a detractor or two. You are welcome to join us even if you have not read Volume 7, but experiencing this wonderful tome is recommended. We promise this will be one of the most fascinating afternoons we’ve ever had.

See you on Saturday March 7th at NOON, you BLOCKHEADS.

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Spider Gwen #1 Release Party :: After Party, February 28th

February 09, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Out and About, Store Signings

PrintThe fun doesn’t end after our Spider-Gwen #1 Release Party. Join us for more fun and live music at Snug Harbor with special guests Married With Sea Monsters and Junior Astronomers! Don’t miss your chance to see these bands in this intimate setting. Married With Sea Monsters has been working on some new “Mary Janes” songs and this will be your first opportunity to hear them!

Eventbrite - HEROES SPIDER-GWEN AFTER PARTY w/ FUTUREBIRDS, MWSM (THE MARY JANES), JUNIOR ASTRONOMERS
Doors at 9PM / $10 Advance Tickets

Married With Sea Monsters became a sensation with their cover of The Mary Janes song “Face It Tiger” featured in Edge of Spider-Verse #2 from Marvel Comics and featuring the debut of the Gwen Stacy Spider-Woman!

Local post-punk heroes Junior Astronomers always bring the ruckus!

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CHARLOTTE MINICON :: THANKS!

February 04, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Store Signings

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Once again you really showed up for Charlotte MiniCon AND Second Harvest Food Bank (16,000 lbs of food!!)! Thank you so much! We’d love to hear about the great things you found and saw at the show and see your photos. Share them with us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram. Please tag them with #CLTMiniCon so everyone can find them! Check out our photos from the event here!

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Thanks to all our great exhibitors and creators for making Saturday such a great day!

Next up…SPIDER-GWEN #1 Release Party on Saturday, February 28th! If you can’t make it to this event, you can pre-order your Heroes exclusive Jason Latour variant right now!

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CHARLOTTE MINICON :: HOST HOTEL

January 27, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS

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Looks like the Charlotte MiniCon (#CLTMiniCon on social media please!) is just a little less mini this year. We have our first ever host hotel for our out-of-town guests. Le Méridien Charlotte is offering our guests a $149 rate that includes self-parking and WiFi in guest rooms when you contact Alana Johnson (call or email) and reference “Charlotte Mini-Con”.  Check the place out for yourself, it’s beautiful and conveniently located to MiniCon. www.lemeridiencharlotte.com/

Contact Alana Johnson
alana.johnson@sheratoncharlottehotel.com
704-626-3653

Don’t forget to get registered for #CLTMiniCon here and please bring a non-perishable food item for Second Harvest Food Bank for FREE admission.

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CHARLOTTE MINICON :: JANUARY 31, 2015

January 20, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS

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Bring a non-perishable food item and register here for FREE admission!
https://clt-minicon2015.eventbrite.com/

Charlotte’s longest running comic convention!

Featuring great vendors and comic creators!

Complete 2015 Charlotte MiniCon Guest List (so far)

NATALIE ANDREWSON
PAUL AZACETA
AL BIGLEY
CHRIS BRUNNER
J CHRIS CAMPBELL
JOEL CARROLL
RICH CASE
BRIDGIT CONNELL
JOEY ELLIS
SANFORD GREENE
CULLY HAMNER
SANDY JARRELL
JASON LATOUR
KEVIN MELLON
DREW MOSS
STEVE NILES
BUDD ROOT
ANDY SMITH
BRIAN STELFREEZE
ROBERT ULLMAN
MATT WILSON
KELLY YATES
AND MANY MORE!

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CELEBRATE STAR WARS #1 at HEROES TODAY!

January 14, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS

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Join us today to celebrate the release of Star Wars #1 written by our pal Jason Aaron (Thor, Southern Bastards, Wolverine, Scalped) and drawn by John Cassaday (Uncanny Avengers, Planetary, Astonishing X-Men). You may have also heard about the variant covers for this first issue, there are a bunch of them and we have some of them available in store for you today PLUS the 501st Carolina Garrison will be here for photos with customers.

We have also listed 8(!) sets of Star Wars #1 variant covers on eBay. Check the listings for all the details of which books are in each set. Of course in true Heroes fashion we’re not only selling comic books. If you win one of the variant sets, you will recieve a 3-day pass to HeroesCon 2015.

But wait, there’s more.

If you are able to attend HeroesCon 2015, you will be invited to a catered BBQ lunch with series writer Jason Aaron! At the lunch you will have the opportunity to get your books signed by Jason and certified (at a discounted rate) by CBCS! Don’t miss this rare opportunity!

Place your bids HERE!
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HEROES 35th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION BEGINS!

December 31, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Sale!, Special Offers

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Since 1980, Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find has been here providing comics for our community and beyond. Here’s how you can help us celebrate Heroes and owner Shelton Drum’s 35th Anniversary all year long in 2015. To find out about the great events we have planned, all you have to do is keep up with us on the social media platform of your choice. The best way to stay current with our events is to subscribe to the Heroes Hotline. We’re on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr too.

For our 1st event of many celebrating our 35th Anniversary, we’re kicking off 2015 with 35% off for subscribers who come in and clear out their reserve bags! Whether you are here every week or haven’t been in over the holidays, we want to thank you and reward your loyalty. If you purchase everything in your reserve bag, the 35% off will extend to all new comics on our shelves as well. The sale starts this THURSDAY, we’ll be open from 1pm-6pm. The sale will end when we close at 9pm on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

So, thank you! We have the best customers and we can’t wait to tell you about all the great things we have planned for 2015. Get plugged in and let’s celebrate our 35th Anniversary year together!

 

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