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January 14, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: Charlotte Minicon


Pre-order your very own Skottie Young commemorative Charlotte MiniCon T-shirt today!

Shirts will be available for pick-up at Charlotte MiniCon on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the Fine Print Shoppe table. Any orders not picked up at the show will ship after that date.

Order now to make sure you get the size, color and fit you want.

Shirts are 17 plus $3 shipping in the US, no international orders please.


Colors available:
• black (light purple print)
• heavy metal (light purple print)
• indigo (light purple print)
• heather gray (light purple print)
• light gray (dark purple print)
• yellow (dark purple print)
• white (dark purple print)

Colors may vary slightly between your monitor and the actual garment.

Next Level Apparel t-shirts. Sizing runs similar to American Apparel.
•4.3 oz. 100% combed cotton jersey
•Tear away label

Click here to get yours!



December 13, 2013 By: Rico Renzi Category: Charlotte Minicon, Contests, EVENTS, On the Road

on_the_roadWe’re not going far but we’ll be out in force at the Charlotte Comicon this Sunday, December 15th and we’re bringing the A-Team! Shelton, Seth, Phil, Karla, Winslow and Zach will all be there to help you with all your comic book shopping. We’ll be bringing all our good stuff from the Golden Age all the way up to what’s new and hot this week!

If you’re at the show, you can pick up copies of Harley Quinn #0 with a couple of weeks to create your cover masterpiece by the December 31st due date and be entered in our Art Exhibition at Charlotte MiniCon . If you’ve already completed yours, we’ll be collecting finished covers at the show too! More information HERE!

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Also, we’ve been putting it off because we’ve been so busy this short holiday season but our Big Holiday Sale will be next weekend, December 21-22! Look for more details soon right here on our blog. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up-to-date with the latest Heroes news!

See you Sunday at Charlotte Comicon!



November 20, 2013 By: Rico Renzi Category: Charlotte Minicon, Contests, DISCUSS, EVENTS


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Get your pencils sharpened! When you buy the Harley Quinn #0 sketch variant and regular edition for $10 you will be giving $5 to the Red Cross for Typhoon relief in the Philippines. Also, if you draw Harley on your cover and get it back to us by December 31st you could be awarded prizes at our Charlotte MiniCon on January 25th! Your covers will be judged by Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti! Buy yours online or in the store! More information HERE!



January 30, 2013 By: Seth Peagler Category: Charlotte Minicon, Comics Industry, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Guest List, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, NEWS, Special Offers, Store Signings

In case you missed hearing about this at our recent Charlotte MiniCon, Heroes is teaming with writer Matt Fraction for a special offer benefiting the American Red Cross and their Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.  Fraction wrote a special stand alone issue for Hawkeye #7 that directly deals with the hurricane.  In addition to writing the story, Fraction is donating all of his royalties from the issue to the Red Cross.  That means the more copies people buy, the more money the Red Cross will make.

In conjunction with Fraction and the Red Cross, Heroes is offering a special signed copy of Hawkeye #7 for $10.  As of this writing, there are less than 100 copies still available.  You can stop by the store and reserve your copy today.  All of the money we receive for this book will go entirely to the Red Cross, and each transaction will be kept separate from other store purchases.  Our costs for the book, shipping, and Matt’s time are all being handled by us and aren’t included in the $10 price of the book.  That means all of the money will go straight to the Red Cross and their relief efforts.  We’d also encourage you to donate more than $10 for the book if you’re able.

We applaud Fraction and his work to maintain awareness of the Red Cross and their work helping those afflicted by Hurricane Sandy.  Reserve your copy of Hawkeye #7 today and help us raise money for those who desperately need it.  


CHARLOTTE MINCON :: Give a little, get A LOT.

January 18, 2013 By: Karla Marsh Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS

Charlotte Mini-Con is fast approaching, and with all the “AMAZING” things we have in store for you, we’d also like to direct your attention to some of the wonderful charities that we will be hosting at Sunday’s show.

Here’s a direct link for a FREE pass!

The Charlotte Chapter of the American Red Cross will be on site raising funds for Hurricane Sandy Relief as well as for various other disaster relief causes. For a minimum donation of $10.00 to the American Red Cross attendees can reserve a copy of Hawkeye #7 signed by writer Matt Fraction. (more…)



January 14, 2013 By: Rico Renzi Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS

Charlotte MiniCon is just a few days away now! Sunday January 20th from 11am to 5pm the Grady Cole Center will be filled with great comic creators, comic book vendors, cosplayers and much more! It’s going to be a comic book lovers’ paradise. There is still time to register for FREE admission, just click the button! We are expecting a big crowd and pre-registered attendees will be able to walk right in without doing any paperwork at the door. So register, print your pass and bring it to the show for fast entry!

Parking is also free the day of the event. We encourage you to give generously to one of two very worthwhile charities who will be on hand to collect your donations.



Second Harvest Food Bank will be accepting non-perishable food items and monetary donations.


American Red Cross will be accepting monetary donations.

Here is an updated list and a floor plan featuring all the creators and vendors attending MiniCon this year!

Charlotte MiniCon 2013_floor plan


Rich Case has had to cancel his appearance due to other obligations.




January 11, 2013 By: Rico Renzi Category: Charlotte Minicon, Contests, EVENTS



January 08, 2013 By: Rico Renzi Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS

Local author Eraklis “Herc” Petmezas will be our guest at the Charlotte MiniCon on Sunday January 20, 2013. He will be debuting a new printing of his self published comic Last Cigarette at the show.

From the author,  “Last Cigarette is a story about Kostas, a retired Greek cop who gets asked to find a missing girl. While searching the island for her he realizes there is more to this case than he expected.”

Herc, a founding father of weekly drawing group Sketch Charlotte is currently putting together a collection of shorts with some new stories he plans to have ready by summer. You can see more of his work here.

For your FREE admission to Charlotte MiniCon click here and follow the registration instructions.

Complete 2013 Charlotte MiniCon Guest List:





January 04, 2013 By: Seth Peagler Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS

If  you’ve been to the Charlotte MiniCon before, you know we always have cool door prizes that any attendee can win.  Sometimes, though, Shelton throws some especially exciting and valuable items into the mix.  This year is a prime example of that.  Along with passes to HeroesCon, t-shirts, prints, and some of the other awesome items you might be expecting, this year’s door prizes include some highly sought after books like those pictured above.

Look closely and you’ll see copies of the San Diego Comic Con variant for Walking Dead #87, and a variety of covers for the now sold out Amazing Spider-man #700, including the regular cover, variants by Olivier Coipel and Marcos Martin, and even a copy of the super hard to find Steve Ditko variant.  If you look on ebay right now, the Ditko variant has been selling for between $800 and $1200.  That’s right, Shelton’s offering up a $1000 comic book as a door prize this year!  That should give you an idea of how much fun Charlotte MiniCon will be this year.

Remember to “Like” us on Facebook and then register for your FREE Mini-Con pass! Print your pass and bring it to the convention to speed your entry into the con. All attendees will receive a door prize ticket upon entry. Amazing door prizes will be given away all throughout the day, so get in early and stay all day! You never know when your number might be called!

Charlotte MiniCon is Sunday, January 20, 2013 at The Grady Cole Center from 11am to 5pm. There is plenty of free parking!

Complete 2013 Charlotte MiniCon Guest List (so far):






January 03, 2013 By: Rico Renzi Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS

Lee Weeks, a favorite of fans and peers alike will be joining us for the Charlotte MiniCon on Sunday, January 20, 2013! If you haven’t met Lee you’re in for a treat. The only thing better than his great renditions of your favorite heroes is his warm personality!


Complete 2013 Charlotte MiniCon Guest List (so far):

Charlotte MiniCon takes place on January 20, 2013 at the Grady Cole Center. There will be lots of free parking*

Like our Facebook page and register at Eventbrite for FREE admission to the show! We are lending our support to two great charities, The American Red Cross and Second Harvest Food Bank and encourage you to donate to them on the day of the show as representatives will be in attendance. We plan to have MiniCon exclusive gifts to encourage and reward your generosity.

Costume Contest: Come in costume for a chance to win prizes. Register on site to compete!
Door Prizes each hour!
MiniCon Hours: 11AM-5PM

* We previously mentioned a free comic offer for attendees paying to park. Now that parking is free we will no longer be offering this incentive. Please consider donating your parking money to one of the great charities at the show!