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STORE SIGNING :: DUSTIN HARBIN :: BEHOLD THE DINOSAURS :: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29

November 07, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Store Signings

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Celebrate the release of “Behold the Dinosaurs” with us and author Dustin Harbin.

Saturday, November 29th from 2PM – 4PM

We will have copies of the book on hand. This event is free and suitable for all ages! Bring your entire Dino-loving family!

More info on the book from publisher Nobrow here.
http://www.nobrow.net/16393
“Introducing a brand new large format Leporello from American artist Dustin Harbin.

Can you name over 100 Dinosaurs off the top of your head? Do you know which of them came first? Which were the tallest and longest and which were the smallest and shortest? Which of them travelled by land and sea, or sky? Well if you don’t know, Behold! the Dinosaurs! will get you well on your way there, with over 100 of the most awe-inspiring dinos and a handful of other prehistoric creatures that leap, crawl, run, fly, swim and slither from one side of this 4 metre concertina to the other, right up to the point where… well, you know.

Dustin Harbin is well known in the alternative comics scene for his Diary Comics series published by Koyama Press. Dustin’s work has also appeared in Casanova, Seconds and the Hic & Hoc Illustrated Journal of Humor. He lives in North Carolina in the United States, just east of the region formed when the Ur-continents of Baltica and Laurentia collided, throwing up the Appalachian Mountains near the beginning of the Devonian Period. His favourite dinosaur is – of course – the Stegosaurus.”

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HEROES DISCUSSION GROUP :: FABLES POLL :: BATMAN REMINDER

October 31, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: Discussion Group, EVENTS

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Don’t forget, Tomorrow at 1PM, BATMAN HEROES DISCUSSION GROUP!

It’s about time that the Heroes Discussion Group turns its critical eyes upon Bill Willingham’s Fables. The series will conclude in about six months when they complete their 150th regular season issue.

The challenge in front of Discussioneers United is… which volume should we select?
Keep in mind, in order to make things flexible for folks new to Fables, we’d like to pick a story arc that does not give away the big plot reveals especially the identity of The Adversary.

I spent the last few weeks re-reading the series and here are my recommendations:
The March of the Wooden Soldiers (includes The Last Castle one-shot)
1001 Nights of Snowfall (Yes, we did that at the con a few years ago with Mr. Willingham, but we spoke more about the over-all series instead of this wonderful GN)
The Great Fables Cross-Over
Fairest in All the Land GN
Babes in Toyland

All of these books are just bursting at the staples with story-points, terrific concepts memorable characters and enough sub-text to make for a truly satisfying afternoon. So please take a moment and cast a vote as to what book you’d like to see spotlighted (spot-lit?) Even if you aren’t sure you can make it, but feel strongly about the series, please vote. We’d love as much input as possible.

We will schedule at the end of November or beginning of December as soon as you’ve selected the book. If you’ve never read Fables, this is an ideal time to give it a try. If you have watched Once Upon a Time or Grimm, why not check out the far superior source material for these two network TV shows?

Which Volume Of Fables Should We Discuss?

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HEROESCON 2015 :: FIRST 10 GUESTS :: TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

October 27, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Guest List, HeroesCon, NEWS

We’ve announced our first 10 HeroesCon 2015 guests! It’s only 234 days away! Get your 3 day passes today. More great guests will be announced soon!
Eventbrite - HEROES CONVENTION 2015 :: 3 DAY REGISTRATION

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HEROES POP SWAP :: TOMORROW!

October 24, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Heroes Pop Swap

popswapmonstersJoin us for our 3rd Annual Heroes Pop Swap, this Saturday, October 25th 10AM-4PM at our store. Whether you have things to sell, are shopping for treasure, or you just want to give your Halloween costume a test run, the Pop Swap is sure to be a great place for it!

This event is FREE to attend but you’ll want to have some cash on hand for the great treasures you’ll find! We’ll have some free comics on hand to celebrate Halloween Comic Fest! Costumes encouraged!
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HEROES DISCUSSION GROUP RETURNS with BATMANx3 :: NOVEMBER 1, 1:00pm

October 08, 2014 By: Andy Mansell Category: Discussion Group, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS

discussion_groupWe’re back and we’re ready to make a few monthly deep dives into terrific comics. We appreciate your patience as we went on hiatus, but it is time to start reading again and get back into the fray.

Join us on Saturday November 1st at 1:00pm. As tradition demands, we will meet at the store and then repair to a local watering-hole for a couple of hours of great discussion along with food, drink (if you’re hungry or thirsty). It is a lot of fun to sit around and talk comics with a group of comic fans. Everyone’s opinion is welcome, we just ask that you read the books and bring an open mind.

We hope you will consider joining us for this fun and exciting afternoon. As we’ve mentioned before, you do not need to participate; if you just want to come by and listen, we’d love to see you!

We hope you’ll join us for the big return and what is bigger topic than Batman? How about 3 Graphic novels featured in The Batman 75th Anniversary Box Set which includes…

75The Dark Knight Returns is a 1986 four-issue comic book mini-series starring Batman and set some 20 years in the future of continuity, written and illustrated by Frank Miller with Inks by Klaus Janson and colored by Lynn Varley. This is one of the most influential super-hero comics of all time.

Batman: Hush was published 2002-2003 in monthly installments in Batman #608-619 and was written by Jeph Loeb penciled by Jim Lee, inked by Scott Williams and colored by Alex Sinclair. A perennial best seller!

Batman: The Court of Owls was published in Batman Volume 2 #1-7 written by Scott Snyder and illustrated by Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion. Certainly one of the most popular story line from the last few years.

(NOTE: If you already own one or more of these GNs, you are good to go but if find yourself Dark Knight Deficient, the 75th Anniversary box set is a beauty!)

And as usual Heroes will offer the special 10% discount on either the box set or any other editions of Returns, Hush and Court of Owls—but remember to mention the discount at check out!!

Suggested Topics for the afternoon? Okay how about…

  • The three visions of the same characters.
  • How did the series influence each other?
  • The challenge (or necessity?) for continuity
  • Batman himself—what draws generations of readers to this odd, angry anti-social (but popular) character?
  • What other Batman storylines/GN deserve to be in the same company
  • And that is just the tip of the cowl ladies and gentlemen.

And what you may ask, do we have planned for the months ahead?

Late November– Fables –and we will let you folks choose which collection we will spotlight. Watch this space for further details!!

Down the road….

Hawkeye

The Best Comics of the Year Anthology

The Complete Bone–(if you don’t already own this masterpiece, it is a perfect Holiday gift request!)

Gilbert Hernandez -we let you folks choose– Marble Season? Julio’s Day? Human Diastrophism? just to name 3.

A Comic strip showcase: Pogo, Peanuts or Barnaby—and again–you will make the call.

And just before HeroesCon we will finally feature….. Miracleman (assuming Marvel stays on schedule # 1 thru 15 should all be available)

We hope to see you on November 1st at 1:00pm and if you enjoy the afternoon—believe us—you will!!!—plan to join us for more scheduled Discussion Groups down the road!

 

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Southern Bastards :: Thanks and Photos

September 24, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Store Signings

IMG_5000smlThanks for coming out for our Southern Bastards event with Jason Aaron and Jason Latour! It was a great day and a fun time was had by all! We’ve posted a bunch of photos to show you all the fun you missed if you were unable to attend. Follow us on social media and check back here for news and updates about all the events we organize!

Boss BBQ, Sugah Jug Shirts and more are in our webstore now!
http://heroesonline.bigcartel.com/
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Photos my Matthew Knapik and Rico Renzi — at Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find.

 

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HEROES POP SWAP :: OCTOBER 25, 2014 :: RESERVE YOUR SPACE!

September 22, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: Heroes Pop Swap

Heroes_Pop_SwapJoin us for our 3rd Annual Heroes Pop Swap, Saturday, October 25th 10AM-4PM at our store. Whether you have things to sell, are shopping for treasure, or you just want to give your Halloween costume a test run, the Pop Swap is sure to be a great place for it!

A 6′ table is only $20 and you can be sure your great collectibles will be going to a loving home.  This event is limited to local creators and comics and pop culture enthusiasts (no professional dealers) who have interesting items in their personal collections that they are willing to sell and self-produced comics and related products. People who are purchasing space are encouraged not only to bring comics but any items falling under the pop culture umbrella. That could be toys, games, music, movies and more. Space is limited and reservations are 1st come, 1st served.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR YOUR TABLE TODAY!

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BANNED BOOK WEEK EVENTS :: HEROES DISCUSSIONS at CM LIBRARY BRANCHES

September 15, 2014 By: Andy Mansell Category: Comics Industry, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Other Events, Out and About, This Just In

ABFFEAlong with the opening week of the Football season and the beginning of the new school term, each year September also brings us Banned Book Week. It is an annual reminder of our freedom to read.

Banned Book Week is officially scheduled Sept. 21 – 27 but there are a variety of events that will occur throughout the month. BBW is sponsored by local libraries, independent retailers along with a supportive legion of readers all over the world From the Banned Books Website: “BBW was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982 according to the American Library Association. There were 307 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2013, and many more go unreported.”

Each year, the American Library Association (ALA) publishes a Top Ten list of Frequently Challenged Books. This year’s list (published in April) includes the # 1 Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants series for offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence. The list is rounded off with Jeff Smith’s Bone series at #10 for political viewpoint, racism, and violence

“This year we spotlight graphic novels because, despite their serious literary merit and popularity as a genre, they are often subject to censorship,” said Judith Platt, chair of the Banned Books Week National Committee.

At this past summer’s HeroesCon, Prof. Craig Fischer created a panel that focused on the history of the Comic Book Defense League Fund as well as a roundtable about the local issues an NC school had with Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home. This will be posted at the Dollar Bin site later this month. www.thedollarbin.net

Locally, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Libraries are offering dozens of Banned Book Week events—everything from Art contests to Reading groups. To see all of the events in your area go to: www.cmlibrary.org/programs/

This year, Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find is doing their part to support this noble and important movement.  Warehouse Manager Seth Peagler and Heroes Discussion Group leader Andy Mansell will be appearing at a number of branches this month to discuss Banned Books:

Seth will join UNCC Professors Robert Campbell (Graphic Design) and Dr. Erik Waterkotte (Print Media) to discuss the importance of comics and graphic novels and how they are susceptible to censorship. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18) 9/18/2014 at 6:00 PM: Morrison Regional near South Park.

Andy will lead discussions at the following branches on why comics are particularly vulnerable to challenges and focus on some of the more frequently challenged titles.

9/18/2014 at 6:00 PM: Scaleybark  Audience: Teens (12-18), Adults, Seniors

9/24/2014 at 2:30 PM: Independence Regional   Audience: Teens (12-18)

9/25/2014 at 5:00 PM: Mountain Island Audience: Teens (12-18), Adults, Seniors

We hope to see you there and remember, reading is one of our greatest gifts. Never take it for granted!

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STORE SIGNING :: JASON LATOUR & JASON AARON :: SATURDAY, SEPT 20

September 09, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Store Signings

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Please join us along with Jason Aaron and Jason Latour on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 2PM to 5PM for a signing with these two prolific comic creators! Click the image to let us know you’re coming on our Facebook events page.

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ON THE ROAD :: BALTIMORE COMIC CON

September 05, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, HeroesCon, On the Road

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Baltimore Comic Con is this weekend! Heroes Head Honcho Shelton Drum drove up with a van load of great comics from the Golden Age to today’s hottest new books! Stop by and say hello! For more info about the show, click the banner below!
Baltimore-Comic-ConIn local convention news, HeroesCon 2015 Artists Alley tables are on sale now!
Eventbrite - HEROESCON 2015 :: ARTISTS ALLEY TABLE

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