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HOLIDAY SALE :: THIS WEEKEND!!

December 19, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Sale!

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Celebrate the holidays with us THIS WEEKEND on December 20th from 10 am to 9 pm and December 21st from 1 to 6 pm at our Annual Holiday Sale! It’s a little late this year but we have been busy! Shelton has pulled out all the stops for this one. We will have crazy discounts on pretty much everything in the store. Shelton will be in the store wheeling and dealing so if there’s something you’ve had your eye on, make him an offer! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be ready to answer questions, help you locate items and give you recommendations too. Be sure to stop by the store this weekend to stock up on presents for friends, family and yourself. You are not going to want to miss this sale!

Still not sure what to get that certain someone for Christmas? The holiday sale is a perfect time to pick up your 3-day pass for HeroesCon 2015, it makes a great gift for that hard-to-shop-for comics fan.  You can always follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up-to-date with the latest Heroes news!

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ON THE ROAD :: Charlotte Comicon :: THIS SUNDAY

December 12, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, On the Road

on_the_roadJoin us for Rick Fortenberry and David Hinson‘s fine show this Sunday! Crowne Plaza Hotel (formally Marriott Executive Park) off of I-77 exit 5. Here are just a few of the recent acquisitions headed to Charlotte Comicon with us. Heroes will be there with bells on…sleigh bells! More info here:  http://charlottecomicon.com/
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DISCUSSION GROUP :: FABLES: MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS :: DECEMBER 20th at NOON

December 10, 2014 By: Andy Mansell Category: DISCUSS, Discussion Group, EVENTS, NEWS

discussion_groupThe votes are in and the winner is March of the Wooden Soldiers, the 3rd Volume of Fables comics. In all honesty, this is the right choice. It is the storyline where a good series with a clever premise became a great series with legs strong enough to carry it for 150 monthly issues, two spin off series, a prose novel and three stand alone graphic novels.
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So plan to join us on Saturday December 20th at Noon (an hour earlier than usual) We know this is the busiest time of the year, but do yourself a solid by setting aside a few hours to break bread and talk comics.
March of the Wooden Soldiers collects Fables # 19-21 and # 23-27 along with the Prestige one-shot issue The Last Castle featuring perhaps the greatest swashbuckling hero of the last 40 years, Little Boy Blue. No, we are not kidding.
Thanks to the decree of our liege and manager Justinian, March of the wooden Soldiers is available at Heroes with the Heroes Discussion Group 10% Discount. Just remember to mention it when you check out.
Topics will include

  • The choices writer Bill Willingham makes regarding characterizations of very familiar characters
  • What sets Bigby Wolf apart from other popular feral characters…
  • And of course, Prince Charming….would you vote for him in the Fabletown Mayoral Election
  • Also, Why March of the Wooden Soldiers is (or perhaps is not) the ideal discussion choice.

We invite everyone-both new readers and devoted fans–to join us. We’d like to touch on later story lines as well as the Network TV ‘interpretations’ of the same concept: Grimm and Once Upon a Frozen Time, but if there are any discussioneers who attend and have not read beyond Wooden Soldiers we promise will tread lightly.
We will see you on Saturday December 20th at NOON and fair warning to the uninitiated, once you enter the world of Fables, it is tough place from which to escape.

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CHARLOTTE MINICON :: SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2015

December 05, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS

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Charlotte MiniCon is back for 2015 with another line-up of great guests and vendors. Don’t miss it! Click the button to register!

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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY :: DUSTIN HARBIN SIGNING!

November 28, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Store Signings

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

TOMORROW! Saturday, November 29th from 2PM – 4PM

We will have copies of the leporello book on hand, it makes an amazing gift. This event is free and suitable for all ages! Bring your entire Dino-loving family!

UPDATE! ATTENDEES WHO SIGN UP ON EVENTBRITE WILL RECIEVE A FREE LIMITED EDITON DINOSAUR PRINT SIGNED BY DUSTIN HARBIN!

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.

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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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BEHOLD THE DINOSAURS SIGNING :: FREE PRINT!

November 24, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Store Signings

FREE LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED PRINT FOR ATTENDEES WHO SIGN UP ON EVENTBRITE. CLICK HERE!

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Show us your ticket for a free limited edition dinosaur print by Dustin Harbin!

Celebrate Small Business Saturday and 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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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!
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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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