Dark Horse celebrates the 20th anniversary of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy, by designating Saturday March 22nd HELLBOY DAY! To celebrate, Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find are giving away limited edition prints – featuring art by Mignola, Richard Corben, James Harren, Kevin Nowlan, and Ryan Sook – to any customer purchasing a Hellboy or BPRD hardcover or trade paperback! We’ll throw in other goodies while supplies last, like posters and window clings! Free-to-all will be a Hellboy sampler comic featuring two classic and two brand new Hellboy tales! We’re even pulling out the beautiful Hellboy print from HeroesCon 2010 to sell in the store, available signed or unsigned, all in honor of everyone’s favorite Beast of the Apocalypse! Needless to say, the freebies will be on a first come, first served basis, so come on out early Saturday and get your Hellboy fix!
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Free Comic Book Day 2014 @ Heroes is going to be our best yet! Come out on May 3rd to meet great comic artists, get free comics and have a great time with your pals at Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find! Check out our awesome guest list below and please save the date!
- CHRIS BRUNNER – Artist: Loose Ends, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, The Ride
- SHAWN CRYSTAL - Artist: Deadpool, Fantomex, Archer & Armstrong
- JEREMY DALE – Writer/Artist: Skyward
- SANFORD GREENE – Artist: Rotten Apple, Deadpool, Wonder Girl, Methodman GN
- JOHN HAIRSTON JR – Painter: Native Tongues, 1962 :: The Age of Marvels
- JASON LATOUR – Writer: Wolverine & The X-Men, Winter Soldier, Loose Ends Artist: Southern Bastards, B.P.R.D., Django Unchained
- JACKIE LEWIS – Artist: Play Ball
- JAY POTTS – Writer/Artist: World of Hurt, Atomech
- BUDD ROOT – Writer/Artist: Cavewoman
- ANDY RUNTON – Writer/Artist: Owly
- HOYT SILVA – Artist: Quatermain: Ghosts of the Nzadi
- BRIAN STELFREEZE – Artist: Day Men, Domino, Matador, Batman: Shadow of the Bat
You’ve seen all the great comics Shelton brings on the road to conventions. Well, all those great Silver and Golden Age comics will be set up in the store this weekend. We’re bringing the con to you! Regular store back issues will be 50% off! All new comics and trades will be 25% off! Reserve customers in good standing can add their additional 10% off to these already great savings!
We can’t do this alone! Help us defeat the “Invaders From the Ice World!”. Bring cash! They think they are indestructible but their weakness is green just like Superman’s! (Credit slows them down too.) See you this Saturday and Sunday at Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find!
Thanks to everyone who came out to the “HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND :: THE COMIC ART COLLECTION OF SHELTON DRUM” opening reception! The exhibit is open until June 29th, don’t miss it! Thanks to Neil Bramlette and the great staff at the William King Museum in Abingdon, Virgina!
William King Museum in Abingdon, Virginia
January 24 through June 29, 2014
Opening Reception: February 6 from 6-8PM
From the William King Museum:
“Shelton Drum, owner of the Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find comic book store and founder of the renowned annual Heroes Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, brings William King Museum a vast array of original comic book art from his private collection. With the help of Neil Bramlette, founder of Bristol’s Out of Step Arts Collective, classic comics, private commissions, and original pages showcasing key artists from the 1950s and 60s as well as artists working today will be on display for the first time. Featuring comic arts past and present, this exhibit is full of recognizable characters that are sure to surprise and delight fans and newcomers alike.”
The exhibit features original art by Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, Wally Wood, Frank Frazetta, John Romita, Charles Vess, Mike Zeck, Darwyn Cooke and many more! Over 80 pieces on display!
Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, February 6 from 6-8PM. Refreshments will be provided and there will be an optional cash bar. The event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!
THANK YOU! Your generosity is making a difference in the lives of people in need. You donated over 7 tons of food to the Second Harvest Food Bank!
Thanks to all the fans, vendors and creators who came to MiniCon this year for making it our best yet! You guys are all awesome!
Check out some photos from the show on our Facebook page, we’d love to see yours too. Please share links on Facebook and Twitter, just tag them with #CLTMiniCon.
Charlotte’s longest running comic convention returns this weekend! Featuring great vendors and comic creators including: Skottie Young, Rich Case, Sanford Greene, Jason Latour, Andy Smith, Rob Ullman, & many more!
Register now for FREE admission and don’t forget to bring a non-perishable food item for Second Harvest Food Bank!
J Chris Campbell
John Hairston Jr
Cassie Hart Kelly
Out of Step Arts
Rebel Stars Studio
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What a day! What a group! What a great idea! So, the Heroes Discussion Group met for our holiday session over at the Sunflower Bakery (yum!) and had a solid two hours of fun and revelry.
Here is a breakdown of the books that each Discussioneer brought to the Table:
Andy Mansell selected Peanuts 2000 and passed the book around so everyone could read the final Charlie Brown/Lucy/Football kick Sunday strip.
Then we moved –clockwise of course– around the table to Matt Plummer—aka Manga Man—and he selected the 70 volume One Piece and thrilled us all with the reasons it is one of the best-selling and beloved weekly comics in Japan.
Dana Lynch brought a few books by the great Norwegian cartoonist Jason, but selected as his discussion choice the 8 issue mini-series Enigma from writer Peter Milligan and artist Duncan Fregredo. This is a book that has dipped below the radar in recent years and Dana explained why it was such an important book for him as a comic reader. The discussion morphed into a roundtable of our favorite Milligan books—X-Force and Shade the Changing Man were mentioned.
Next up was Discussion Group regular Charles Skender and he pulled out his two runners-up Fables March of the Wooden soldiers and Miracleman: Olympus. But he settled on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s tour de force Preacher. He described Preacher as his gate way book into more challenging comic fare. We also mentioned that it is high time we did Fables for a future discussion and insisted to everyone that they need to give Miracleman a read in the next few months.
Then newbie Chuck Harris offered up Manhattan Projects as his #2 and presented us with his current fave, the All ages book Cowboy—A Boy and his Horse. Passing the book around the pastry-laden table, we were all smitten with the art. The group recommended Bone, Snarked and Herobear and the Kid as kindred spirits of Cowboy and ideal follow up books.
Mark Sullivan aka Mr. Vertigo—whom you can read at mrvertigocomics.wordpress.com was up next. His runner-up was Daytripper by those boys from Brazil Ba and Moon. We had spotlighted this series a few years ago and agreed it is a multilayered gem. Mark’s choice for favorite was Hold Me–the classic issue of Hellblazer from Gaiman and McKean. What a moving choice. I can’t speak for the rest of the group, but I had to re-read that beautiful story later that same day.
Joe Rauch—one of HeroesCon’s budding Panel Moderators selected a favorite story arc from his early teen years—Waid and Larroque’s The Flash: Return of Barry Allen. This got the ball rolling as we talked at length about the appeal of super hero comics and how certain books become embedded in one’s subconscious.
A perfect segue for the choice of Laurel Phillips who showed us some of her favorites: Hellboy-Wake the Devil and Soulfire but selected as her go-to book Waid and Ross’ Kingdom Come along with Robinson and Smith’s The Golden Age.
Alex Ramirez was up next and presented our band of sweet tooth readers with Shazam: Monster Society of Evil (which was quickly recommended to Chuck), Sandman World’s End and The Golden Age. But his favorite was the Morrison/Quitely gem of gems All Star Superman. This was the topic of our second Discussion Group back when the world was young. It was an ideal place to finish up since this 12 issue min-series encompasses a love for comics.
As I said, what a great time we had, I was barely able to mention my choice for best book—The Cartoon history of the Universe by Larry Gonick. But one thing is for sure, we have to do this kind of discussion again. It was a blast and most importantly, I wanted to get home as quickly as possible and read some comics. And isn’t that the point? Merry Christmas to all!!
Celebrate the holidays with us THIS WEEKEND on December 21st from 10 am to 9 pm and December 22nd 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 2014, 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!