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IN-STORE SIGNING :: HEROES WELCOMES MICHAEL GOLDEN & RENEE WITTERSTAETTER – DECEMBER 19

December 11, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Special Offers, Store Signings

Just in time for Christmas!

GOLDEN

In-Store Signing with

Michael Golden &

Renee Witterstaetter

Heroes is excited to host an IN-STORE SIGNING with our friends MICHAEL GOLDEN and RENEE WITTERSTAETTER on Saturday, December 19 from 1PM-6PM.

Put your mask on and bring your comics to get signed!
Signatures are $5, but attending is FREE!

Social distancing and capacity guidelines will apply.
#MichaelGolden #ReneeWitterstaetter #InStoreSigning #UnderTheWaterTower #ComicsForChristmas #ComicSigning

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Seven Incredibly-Rare Pokémon Card, Sealed Booster Boxes, Come up for Auction

December 08, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, This Just In

Seven Incredibly-Rare Pokémon Card, Sealed Booster Boxes, Come up for Auction

pokemon-collectionAs Pokémon Cards Skyrocket in Value Wise Comic Book Store Owner Kept Some for Himself

If you’re trying to catch all the Pokémon Cards this auction might be for you!

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 8, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Back in 1999, Charlotte, North Carolina comic book store owner Shelton Drum not only sold Pokémon trading cards but hosted games for the neighborhood kids, including his own. Looking ahead, he wisely tucked a few sealed boxes of cards away for them. Today, as Pokémon cards soar in value, he and his kids—now 30 and 32 years old—are poised to reap the benefits of his foresight.

While the Pokémon franchise has long enjoyed steady growth, since the pandemic, card values are reaching new heights. Recently, a 1st Edition Booster Box—which cost about $100 in 1999—sold for a record $360,000. As a result, Shelton has partnered with ComicConnect.com, the world’s premier online comic marketplace and auctioneer, to auction his six sealed booster boxes.

See the Comic Connect Auction here: Comic Connect: Seven Incredibly-Rare, Sealed Booster Boxes Come up for Auction

“2020 has been an incredible year for Pokémon investment collectors,” notes Vincent Zurzolo, co-owner of ComicConnect. “The early sets are constantly hitting new records, and we’re thrilled to be offering these as the cornerstone of our Pokémon TCG auction.”

The booming market comes as no shock to Drum, who has owned Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find since 1980. (He also hosts Charlotte’s popular Heroes Convention, which attracts 40,000 attendees annually.) Twenty years ago, he saw firsthand how the Pokémon “pocket monsters”—launched in Japan in 1995—obsessed American kids.

Little kids liked the bright graphics and intriguing characters, like Pikachu and Charizard. Big kids liked battling one another via the elaborate trading card game, their enthusiasm fed by a constant stream of cards, video games, and movies. Now, those kids of the 1990s are in their 30s—and many are eager to collect the beloved relics of childhood.

Why now? Interest has been fueled both by the pandemic—as locked-down collectors devote more time to their hobby—and by actor/boxer/internet personality Logan Paul, a Pokémon investor who showcases his purchases on his popular YouTube channel.

Like most trading cards, Pokémon cards are released in sets and sold in booster packs, which are packaged in booster boxes. Pokémon booster boxes contain 36 packs, each featuring around 11 randomly-selected cards. Each Pokémon set includes about 200 rare, uncommon and common cards.

Courtesy of Shelton Drum, ComicConnect’s event auction features the following sealed English booster boxes: Fossil Set (1999), Gym Challenge (2000), Gym Heroes (2000), Neo Genesis (2000), Team Rocket (2000), and Unlimited Base (1999).

Each box holds 36 unopened packs, or a total of 396 cards. Sealed boxes generally yield gem-mint condition cards, which command the highest prices. (Trading cards are rated on a scale of 1-10, with 10—gem mint—the highest rating.)

In addition, the auction includes items from other consignors, including an opened box of Jungle (1999), which holds 36 unopened card packs, and an incredibly-rare unopened box of the earliest Japanese booster box. Zurzolo has also acquired a sealed, 1999 First Edition Limited Printing box that is available for private sale.

ComicConnect has already received multiple bids on each of the booster boxes, and there’s no predicting what final sale pricing will be when the auction ends on December 14th.

What will the buyers do with their prizes? Says Zurzolo, “It depends. Some will ‘break the box’ and open the packs in search of the rare cards. Others will break the box, but then sell the sealed packs individually.”

“But some will undoubtedly do what Shelton did 20 years ago: hold onto the sealed box as an investment, knowing it will continue to appreciate over time.”

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Joanne Levine – Lekas & Levine PR
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ONE WEEK LEFT IN OUR 2020 TOYS FOR TOTS TOY DRIVE!

December 04, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Toys For Tots

Heroes Is A 2020 Drop-Site for

Toys-for-Tots

We know that this year has been tough on almost EVERYONE.

Kids are NO EXCEPTION.

This Holiday Season is going to financially difficult for SO MANY throughout our communities.

Heroes is collecting NEW, UNWRAPPED Toys for Toys For Tots until end of day on Thursday, December 10, 2020.

If you are in a position to donate to a family in need this year, you can drop New, Unwrapped Toy donations off in the Toys For Tots donation box at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find.
417 Pecan Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204

If you are able to donate, but would prefer to do so with a monetary, or virtual donation, you may do so through the Toys For Tots Website:

https://www.toysfortots.org/donate

Let’s all be HEROES this Holiday Season.
Be well, be kind, and stay strong.
– HEROES

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DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE SCREENING PASS FOR “GREENLAND” DECEMBER 16!

December 04, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Other Events, Special Offers

GREENLAND

Thanks to our friends at Allied Global Marketing Events, You can catch @GerardButler and @MorenaBaccarin in the highly anticipated @Greelandmovie without leaving home!

Download your passes to the virtual advance screening on December 16 at 7 PM before it hits on demand everywhere December 18.
Download your passes here: http://stxtickets.com/HeroesGreenland
Hurry, these will go fast! #Greenlandmovie

VIRTUAL SCREENING INSTRUCTIONS:GREENLAND
To RSVP to receive your personal link to view the film, please follow the steps below:
1. Visit the exclusive RSVP link to claim your virtual screening pass here: STXTickets.com and use code HeroesGreenland
2. Complete the RSVP process *You may need to register with STXTickets.com if you have not previously used the free ticketing site. The contact information you provide to STXTickets.com is where your screening link will be emailed on the day of.
3. You will receive emailed confirmation from STXTickets.com that you have completed the RSVP process to register for the screening.
4. On the day of the screening, a link to view the film will be sent to you by email approximately one hour before the start. (Screening is overbooked to ensure capacity so be sure to click your link to join the screening.) You can click the link as soon as you get it to ‘check in’ and hold your spot, but do not have to stay online waiting for the film to begin.
5. The screening will begin at 7PM EST. You will not be able to start before then or much after.
6. Your link is unique to you – if you share the link or attempt to watch on multiple devices, you will be removed from the screening. For security reasons, if you leave the screening, you will not be able to rejoin. This includes accidentally closing the screening window, losing power, attempting to switch computers, or any other reason.
 
 
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LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY :: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2020

November 13, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: Comics Industry, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Exclusives, Exclusives, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Local Comic Shop Day, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events

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LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY IS

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2020

Heroes is proud to be part of the #LCSD community! We will have the following #LCSD 2020 Exclusives available, quantities are limited!

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OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE #1 (OF 5) LCSD JAMAL CAMPBELL SILVER METALLIC INK VARIANT
DC COMICS :: (W) John Ridley(A) Giuseppe Camuncoli, Andrea Cucchi
Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, Let It Fall) examines the mythology of the DC Universe in this compelling new miniseries that reframes iconic moments of DC history and charts a previously unexplored sociopolitical thread as seen through the prism of DC Super Heroes who come from traditionally disenfranchised groups.This unique new series presents its story as prose by Ridley married with beautifully realized illustrations by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Andrea Cucchi. Issue #1 follows the story of Jefferson Pierce, the man who will one day become Black Lightning, as he makes his way from being a young track star to a teacher and, ultimately, to his role as a hero.Future issues focus on characters such as Karen and Mal Duncan, Tatsu Yamashiro, and Renee Montoya.Extensively researched and masterfully executed, The Other History of the DC Universe promises to be an experience unlike any other. You may think you know the history of the DC Universe…but the truth is far more complex. The Other History of the DC Universe isn’t about saving the world—it’s about having the strength to simply be who you are.

 

DuneLCSD 2020 DUNE HOUSE ATREIDES FOIL VARIANT
BOOM! STUDIOS :: (W) Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson (A) Dev Pramanik (CA) J. G. Jones
* The acclaimed prequel to the groundbreaking Dune continues in comic book form for the first time.* Pardot Kynes arrives on Arrakis to begin research into terraforming the desert planet, but the merciless Baron Harkonnen has plans of his own.* Meanwhile, the sadistic Harkonnens brutally test a young slave named Duncan Idaho.* And Leto Atreidies meets with the pioneers of space travel technology – taking the first steps towards his incredible destiny.

 

IceCreamMan20LCSD 2020 ICE CREAM MAN #20
IMAGE COMICS :: (W) W. Maxwell Prince (A/CA) Martin Morazzo, Chris O’Halloran
One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish. Three fish, four fish, have some more fish. Five fish, six fish—are you sickish? Seven fish, eight fish…it’s getting late fish. Nine fish, ten fish, everyone you love will die and life is pointless so why even get out of bed you little worm you sick little insect with your sad flailing arms and creepy-crawly legs my god I’ve never seen such a pathetic specimen how sad how truly tragic…red fish, blue fish.A Green Eggs & Ham homage LCSD 2020 edition of the standalone issue from ICE CREAM MAN that sold out multiple times and caused a stir for it’s creepy satirization of classic children’s stories.

 

InvincibleLCSD 2020 INVINCIBLE #1 GOLD FOIL LOGO
IMAGE COMICS :: (W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Cory Walker
Strange things begin to happen to Mark Grayson as he develops superpowers. Luckily, his dad is around to show him the ropes, at least he WOULD be if he weren’t so busy saving the world all the time. Mark is forced to go out on his own, and try and figure out how all this superheroing business works. The results are a monumental disaster. Meanwhile, there’s trouble at school when Mark is dragged into a fight of epic proportions. This LCSD 2020 edition of the debut issue of the long running INVINCIBLE series by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker will introduce the action packed adventure to a whole new audience of readers since its original launch in 2003. Now fans can revisit the iconic superhero story of Mark Grayson in anticipation of the upcoming Amazon Prime Original TV show adaptation coming soon and featuring the voices of fan-favorite Steven Yeun (THE WALKING DEAD), Academy and Golden Globe award winning J.K. Simmons, and two time Golden Globe winning Sandra Oh of the popular TV series Killing Eve!

 

LumberjanesLCSD 2020 LUMBERJANES #75 FOIL VARIANT
BOOM! STUDIOS :: (W) Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh (A) Kanesha C. Bryant, Julia Madrigal (CA) Kat Leth
* END OF SUMMER Part Three!* Co-Creator & original series artist Brooklyn Allen returns!* With the campgrounds and cabins of Miss Qiunzella’s camp full to bursting with scared campers, cryptids, and literal wild animals, time is running out to save themselves from the Grey!* With camp director Rosie and Bearwoman Nellie losing control of themselves, and Diane off searching for godly help on Mount Olympus, the rest of the mortal Lumberjanes are the last hope to save their home-away-from-home!

 

MightyMorphinLCSD 2020 MIGHTY MORPHIN #1 FOIL VARIANT
BOOM! STUDIOS :: (W) Ryan Parrott (A) Marco Renna (CA) Goni Montes
* Two New Series, Two New Teams – The UNLIMITED POWER Era Begins HERE- but who is the NEW Green Ranger and are they friend… or foe?* Superstar writer Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and rising star artist Marco Renna send the Mighty Morphin team on a collision course with an even deadlier Lord Zedd, who has a new mission and a new motivation – one that will change everything you thought you knew about our heroes!* But even if the Mighty Morphin team can all find a way to survive Zedd and their mysterious new enemies, they may discover the greatest threat to their future is the shocking secret of Zordon’s past!* The next big epic begins here, perfect for longtime fans and new readers alike.

 

PowerRangersLCSD 2020 POWER RANGERS #1 FOIL VARIANT
BOOM! STUDIOS :: (W) Ryan Parrott (A) Francesco Mortarino (CA) Peach Momoko
*Two New Series, Two New Teams -The UNLIMITED POWER Era Begins HERE – And Only Lord Drakkon, Their Greatest Enemy, Can Save Them!* Superstar writer Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and fan favorite artist Francesco Mortarino (Go Go Power Rangers) reveal a new cosmic threat that only the original Power Rangers, now known as the Omega Rangers – Jason, Trini and Zack – can hope to defeat!* But their secret weapon is… the villainous Lord Drakkon?!* Zordon forbids the Omega Rangers from contacting Drakkon, so if they want to save the universe then they’ll have to go rogue – and go up against their Mighty Morphin allies.* The next big Power Rangers epic begins here, perfect for longtime fans and new readers alike.

 

MontressLCSD 2020 MONSTRESS: TALK STORIES #1
IMAGE COMICS :: (W) Marjorie M. Liu (A/CA) Sana Takeda
Bridging the gap between the fifth and sixth arc (which resumes in January 2021), MONSTRESS returns with TALK-STORIES, a two-part limited series that invites you to eat dumplings beside the fire and listen as Kippa recounts a defining moment from her childhood.Whether caught up on the latest issue of MONSTRESS or not, fans will enjoy this delightful spinoff and will want to get their hands on this highly collectable Gold Foil LCSD edition.

 

SiKtCLCSD 2020 SOMETHING IS KILLING CHILDREN #1 FOIL VARIANT
BOOM! STUDIOS :: (W) James Tynion IV(A/CA) Werther Dell’Edera
* GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (Memetic, Batman: Detective Comics) teams with artist Werther Dell’Edera (Briggs Land) for an all-new limited series about staring into the abyss to find your worst fears staring back.* When the children of Archer’s Peak begin to go missing, everything seems hopeless. Most children never return, but the ones that do have terrible stories-impossible stories of terrifying creatures that live in the shadows.* Their only hope of finding and eliminating the threat is the arrival of a mysterious stranger, one who believes the children and claims to see what they can see.* Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. That is all she does, and she bears the cost because it MUST be done.

 

spawn 312LCSD 2020 SPAWN #312 RETAILER VARIANT
IMAGE COMICS :: (W) Todd McFarlane (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Todd McFarlane
This LCSD 2020 SPAWN #312 cover will be a variant of Todd McFarlane’s cover for the issue—only instead of listing out the names of those who’ve contributed to SPAWN over the years, this LCSD 2020 cover will wraparound and feature the names of retailers who are registered for the 2020 Local Comic Shop Day festivities!

 

 

XofSwordsLCSD X OF SWORDS DESTRUCTION #1 HENRICHON VARIANT
MARVEL COMICS :: (W) Jonathan Hickman, Tini Howard (A) Pepe Larraz (CA) Nikko Henrichon
The wheel of fortune turns. The unfortunate fall. A sword against the darkness.

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TOYS FOR TOTS :: TOY DRIVE 2020

November 13, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, Toys For Tots

Heroes Is A 2020 Drop-Site for

Toys-for-Tots

We know that this year has been tough on almost EVERYONE.

Kids are NO EXCEPTION.

This Holiday Season is going to financially difficult for SO MANY throughout our communities.
If you are in a position to donate a NEW, UNWRAPPED toy to a family in need this year, you can drop those physical donations off in the Toys For Tots donation box at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find until end of day on Thursday, December 10, 2020.

If you are able to donate, but would prefer to do so with a monetary, or virtual donation, you can do so through the Toys For Tots Website:

https://www.toysfortots.org/donate

Let’s all be HEROES this Holiday Season.
Be well, be kind, and stay strong.
– HEROES

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THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR LABOR DAY ANNIVERSARY SALE A HUGE SUCCESS!

September 08, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Labor Day Sale, NEWS, This Just In, Uncategorized

THANK-YOU

 

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HEROES LABOR-DAY ANNIVERSARY WAREHOUSE SALE! DOLLAR COMICS + FREE COMIC BOOK DAY CELEBRATION!!

September 01, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Free Comic Book Day, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Labor Day Sale, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, Sale!, Special Offers, Uncategorized

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Labor Day Anniversary Sale!

Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find is celebrating 40 YEARS in business this year and Labor Day weekend will mark our 3 YEAR Anniversary #UnderTheWaterTower!

What better way to celebrate than with a HUGE Warehouse *DOLLAR COMICS* Sale?!
Come help us celebrate this coming Labor Day weekend!
Saturday, September 5: 10AM-DARK
Sunday, September 6: 10AM-6PM
Monday, September 7: 10AM-7PM

Heroes Operations Manager, Seth, has been working NON-STOP over the past months curating and organizing one of our best stocks of DOLLAR COMICS in years!

Starting on Saturday, September 5 at 10am, we will have OVER 100 LONG BOXES OF DOLLAR COMICS for your shopping pleasure!! This stock is 100% organized and in order, so be sure to bring those want list to fill-in your collection!

We will also be offering the option to FILL A LONG BOX on all three days! A comics long box can hold around 350 individual comics, so it’s a great way to get even MORE bang for your buck!

FILL A LONG BOX:
Saturday, September 5: $200
Sunday, September 6: $150
Monday, September 7: $100

Our Labor Day Sale will take place OUTSIDE in the area behind our store. All Employees and Customers will be required to wear a mask (one can be provided if necessary), even though the event is outdoors. We will be limiting the number of people shopping at a time to allow for safe social distancing as an extra precaution. Additional safety measures may be implemented in an effort to make this event as safe as physically possible. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we do our best to make sure that everyone stays safe and healthy!

 

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2020 ::

Like 99% of 2020’s regularly scheduled events, the pandemic forced the cancellation of this year’s “Free Comic Book Day” event which would have been held on the first Saturday in May.
Once printing and production resumed, in late June, this year’s Free Comic Book Day books began shipping a few titles a week. Instead of releasing those books a few at a time over the course of months, we decided to hold our books until Labor Day so that we could make them all available during our Anniversary Sale! There will still be some Free Comic Book Day titles that won’t ship until after Labor Day, but this will be the bulk of this years selections. Please keep in mind that, while you are more than welcome to pick up multiple FCBD titles, quantities are limited. We will limit all available titles to no more than ONE PER-CUSTOMER in order to ensure that as many customers benefit as possible!

We hope to see you there!! 

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Leave a comment below, call us at 704-375-7462 or email us at HeroesArentHardToFind@gmail.com if you have any questions!

 

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HeroesCon 2019 :: PANELS will post on Fridays!

June 05, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, HeroesCon Panels, NEWS, Now Read This!, Photos, Schedule, Uncategorized

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HEROESCON 2019 :: PANELS!

We will post a new panel every Friday at 10am for the next several weeks!! Stay tuned and enjoy!!

All Hail Jack Kirby

He was a visionary, a great artist with an unlimited imagination and above all else he was a great and gentle man with a legacy as teeming as the Cosmos.
Come celebrate the KING with Mark Evanier and our guests Mike Royer, John Morrow, Jim Amash, and from the Kirby Museum, Rand Hoppe and Tom Kraft.

Recorded Sunday, June 15 at the 2019 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC

 

Cartoonist Kayfabe *LIVE*

Join Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg for a LIVE Cartoonist Kayfabe from the 2019 Heroes Convention!
Ed and Jim started the YouTube Channel “Cartoonist Kayfabe” to talk comics — old, new, and everything in between. They’ve been making comics for almost 20 years and reading them forever! Cartoonist Kayfabe is where they show off the cool stuff they have found, seen and made — from bootleg comics to popular titles like X-Men! Spend almost an hour with them as they talk about some of their favorite comic books, artists, and HeroesCon adventures!

Recorded Sunday, June 14 at the 2019 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC

 

Celebrating the Legion of Super Heroes

Keith Giffen, Joe Staton, and Greg LaRoque talk with Legion of Super-Heroes fanatic Nancy Northcott about the enduring allure of everyone’s favorite super-hero club.

Recorded Sunday, June 15 at the 2019 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC

 

Cosplay Q&A

Thinking about your first cosplay? Don’t know where to get particular fabric or how to build a prop? Our panel of experts can walk you through where to start, where to go, and how to manage it all without losing your cool. Moderator: Kalliste Cosplay Panelists: Sean Patton / SMP Designs, Jessica Smith, and Derek Nieman / Contagious Costuming.

Recorded Sunday, June 14 at the 2019 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC

 

In Frazettas Shadow

Dr. Scott Valeri sits down with Cary Nord — an artist known for his incredible interpretations of Burroughs and Howard characters — to discuss the influences, techniques, and timelessness of Frank Frazetta.

Recorded Sunday, June 16 at the 2019 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC

 

JLA-Eiou and Sometimes Why

Chris Brenneman sits down with J.M. DeMatteis, Keith Giffen, Kevin Maguire, and Bart Sears to discuss the series that changed team comics forever and most certainly helped pave the humor-laden road now travelled by the super-hero movies.

Recorded Friday, June 14 at the 2019 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC

 

Latour Live *Drawl*

Jason Latour continues his yearly tradition of conversing and drawing with talented artist friends he hand-picks from the convention Guest List. There’s insight and humor about how comics are created in this always entertaining panel!

Recorded Sunday, June 16 at the 2019 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC

 

The Art of Cover Composition

Comic book covers are in the midst of a creative renaissance. Join moderator Shawn Daughhetee as she talks with some of comics’ most innovative illustrators: Colleen Doran, Jenny Frison, Tula Lotay and Vanesa Del Rey. Learn techniques, tricks of the trade, and how these creators go about crafting their unique covers!

Recorded Saturday, June 15 at the 2019 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC

 

The Marvel Age

How Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko reinvented Superhero Comics in the 1960’s. Mark Evanier, Craig Yoe, Steve Saffel and Michael Kobre explore how that happened, who deserves credit and what it means for us now.

Recorded Saturday, June 15 at the 2019 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC

 

The Mark Sergio and Stan Show

Mark Evanier, Sergio Aragones, and Stan Sakai bring you the long-running, award-winning comic featuring GROO the Wanderer with his faithful dog Rufferto! If you’ve never been to a GROO panel before, you are in for a treat!

Recorded Saturday, June 15 at the 2019 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC

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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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