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HeroesCon 2019 Volunteer Registration!

April 23, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Other Events, Schedule, This Just In

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HeroesCon 2019
is just around the corner, and our small, hardworking staff couldn’t pull it off each year without the help of our great volunteers. Now’s your opportunity to be a part of America’s Favorite COMIC Convention. Hit the link and sign up today! 

HEROESCON 2019 VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION

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HEROESCON 2019 :: 3RD ROUND GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS!!

March 13, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Guest List, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, This Just In

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3RD ROUND HEROESCON FEATURED GUESTS:

 

Dave Aikins

Matthew Allison

Jim Amash

Paul Azaceta

Jeremy Bastian

John Beatty

Andy Belanger

Andy Bennett

Ryan Bodenheim

Tamra Bonvillain

Frank Brunner

Cullen Bunn

Buzz

Brendan Cahill 

Ben Caldwell

Richard Case

Jacob Chabot

Keith Champagne

Aaron Conley

Steve Conley

Denys Cowan

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Teresa R Davidson

Jeff Dekal

Vanesa Del Rey

J. M. DeMatteis

Michael Dooney

Colleen Doran

Nick Filardi

Jared K Fletcher

Naomi Franquiz

Michael Garland

Chris Giarrusso

Keith Giffen

Josh Greathouse

Marcus Hamilton

Cory Hamscher

N Steven Harris

Tom Heintjes

Andy Hirsch

Neal Holman

Georges Jeanty

Daniel Warren Johnson

Jay Leisten

Daniel Leister

Brian Level

Megan Levens

Mike Lilly

James Lyle

Matthew Manning

Laura Martin

Paul Maybury

Bob McLeod

Cara McGee

Dawn McTeigue

Adriana Melo

Al Milgrom

Ted Naifeh

Robert Newsome

Kevin Nowlan

Yanick Paquette

Brett Parson

David Peterson

Chris Pitzer

Andy Price

Tom Raney

Matthew Roberts

Patrick Rooks

Scott Rosema

Mike Royer

Brian Schirmer

Chris Schweizer

Ben Sears

Christopher Sebela

Brian “Smitty” Smith

K Lynn Smith

Johndell Snead

John K Snyder III

Sarah Stern

Karl Story

Ben Templesmith

Rich Tommaso

Billy Tucci

Keith Tucker

John Van Fleet

Tim Vigil

Ramon Villalobos

Chris Visions

David Wachter

Doug Wagner

David Walker

Adam Warren

Larry Watts

Nolan Woodard

Alexis Ziritt

MORE GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS TO COME!! STAY TUNED!!

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REVIEW PREVIEWS with SETH!!

March 05, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Discussion Group, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Opinion, Other Events, Reviews, Spotlight on New Releases

SETH PREVIEW REVIEW 2019

The Current Issue of PREVIEWS is available in our store! Pick up a copy today!

A HEROES “PREVIEWS-REVIEW”
with SETH, March 14 & 16!

Are you a new reserve customer curious about some of the events and storylines coming to your favorite comics this summer?
Would you like to have a three month head start in seeing what you might want to buy before it sells out? 

Are you a longtime customer interested in seeing behind the scenes of how Heroes orders new comics?

Next week we aim to answer those questions and many more as we dive into the catalog of PREVIEWS!
Join Heroes’ Operations Manager Seth Peagler on Thursday, March 14th from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. or on Saturday, March 16 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. around the beautiful showcases in the back of our store for a fun discussion about what’s coming up over the next few months.

These are two free opportunities to learn how to make sure you get the comics you really want, and designed to work around your busy schedules.
You never know, we might even talk about the upcoming HeroesCon and some of the fun things we have planned for this year!

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THE GOON TOUR COMES TO HEROES :: SATURDAY, APRIL 20TH

March 01, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, NEWS, Other Events, Store Signings, Uncategorized

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The GOON Celebrates 20 Years!

Heroes is thrilled to host Writer/Artist/Publisher Eric Powell during his 23-city international tour featuring the relaunch of his creator-owned title, The Goon!
Eric will be bringing THE GOON TOUR to Heroes on Saturday, April 20th!! Times to be announced SOON!!

Tour Listings

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HEROES WELCOMES VALIANT COMICS :: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH – INCURSION #1, PORTFOLIO REVIEWS + MORE!!

February 15, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: Comics Industry, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Interviews, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, Reviews, Spotlight on New Releases, Valiant Comics

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Heroes welcomes Comic-Book Publishers
VALIANT
Wednesday, February 20: 1PM-3PM

Come celebrate the Valiant’s action-packed comic INCURSION #1 and get a SUPER TOP SECRET look at upcoming comic books from Valiant Entertainment!
Or get your portfolio reviewed by a pro?! Senior Editorial Director Robert Meyers, Sales & Social Media Manager Emily Hecht, and Sales & Live Events Manager Julia Walchuk will be at Heroes to offer their insight and advice!!
This is sure to be a fun and insightful look at the world of comics, so don’t miss it!

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WAREHOUSE SALE Part II :: SHELTON’S YARD SALE :: THIS WEEKEND!!!

September 07, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Other Events, Sale!, Special Offers, This Just In

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SHELTON’S YARD SALE/
HEROES WAREHOUSE SALE (part II)!

Thanks to all who joined us for last weekend’s Heroes Warehouse Sale! We appreciate all of you who fought the heat (some of you for hours on end!) to dig through our sale stocks. We know many of you were traveling for the holiday and couldn’t make it. While we hope you enjoyed the holiday, we also feel bad that some of you missed out on the sale, so we decided to throw a sequel of sorts – this very weekend! While there will be a few comics and trade paperbacks to dig through, there will be many other kinds of things to shop for, including furniture, art, frames and framed art, toys, glassware and mugs, bookshelves, dishes, lamps, dvds knicks and knacks, and much more!

Join us this Saturday from ‘very early’ to ‘very late’ and Sunday from ‘pretty early’ to ‘kinda late’ for Shelton’s Yard Sale/Heroes Warehouse Sale (part II)! Like last weekend, this sale will take place under a big tent behind our shop. Come pick through some of Shelton’s non-comic collections and take advantage of some crazy deals. In doing so, you’ll also be helping us make room for even more comics in our new warehouse!

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Anyone who makes a purchase from the yard sale will get a coupon for an immediate discount on any same day in-store purchase you make. Non-reserve customers will get 10% off any new comic or trade paperback purchases, and reserve customers will get 25% off all new comics and trade paperback purchases if everything is purchased from your reserve bag. This is a great opportunity to clear out your reserve bag for an extra discount! Consider this the first of many Pop Up sales we hope to offer our customers. Make sure you sign up for our weekly newsletters and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You never know when our next pop up sale will be announced!

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LABOR DAY WAREHOUSE SALE!! HEROES CELEBRATES ONE YEAR #UNDERtheWATERTOWER!

August 21, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Discussion Group, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Other Events, Sale!, Special Offers, Uncategorized

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This Labor Day weekend will mark the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of Heroes opening in our new location at 417 Pecan Avenue! It’s hard to believe that what is now our new store was once our WAREHOUSE, and what better way to celebrate our anniversary than by throwing a  THREE-DAY WAREHOUSE SALE!

Back in 2013 we sold a staggering 300 long boxes, and over 100,000 comics, in just FOUR DAYS at our first official Warehouse Sale! To celebrate our first year in our new home #UnderTheWaterTower, we are once again purging our overstock of nearly 100 long boxes and selling them at CAN’T-MISS PRICES!!

Labor Day Anniversary Sale

We will offer extended hours on Saturday, September 1st from 10am-10pm and Sunday, September 2nd from 10am-6pm. Be sure to join us on LABOR DAY Monday from 10am-6pm when all sale books will be reduced to just 25¢!! Prices will start at $1 on Saturday and drop each day but, for the best selection, we hope to see you on Saturday!

Black Hammer Vol 1Speaking of “Blasts from the Past”, Saturday, September 1st at 2pm will mark the return of the HEROES DISCUSSION GROUP!
Our first discussion group since 2012 will find Heroes’ own Andrew Mansell and Samuel Reynolds-Oosting leading the talk as we probe the depths of the Dark Horse hit BLACK HAMMER VOL. 1 from writer Jeff Lemire, artist Dean Ormston and colorist Dave Stewart! We welcome any and all to join the discussion group, so if you are a fan of BLACK HAMMER like we are, please feel free to join us on Saturday, September 1st during the sale!

 

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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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HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND :: THE COMIC ART COLLECTION OF SHELTON DRUM :: THANK YOU!

February 07, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, HeroesCon, Other Events

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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!

We’ve posted some photos to our Facebook page but you really need to see this show in person! More information is available here!

 

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HEROESCON 2013: A LOOK BACK AT DRINK AND DRAW

June 13, 2013 By: Seth Peagler Category: Comics Industry, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon Art Auction, HeroesCon News, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, This Just In

This year marked my seventh year as a member of the capable HeroesCon management and organization team.  Every year there are countless little moments that make me (and the rest of the staff) happy to be a part of this incredible comics community.  This year, more than any other year, I was especially heartened and humbled by our 3rd Annual Drink and Draw.  It was at our first Drink and Draw back in 2011 that I met Richard Thompson, the genius cartoonist behind the award winning Cul de Sac comic strip.  It was Richard for whom Team Cul de Sac started, in an effort to raise money for Parkinson’s research.  And it is Richard’s humor, humility and general kindness that made us want to continue to do more to battle this disease.

This year, thanks in part to a spacious new venue (the Hilton), an appropriately Southern soundtrack from Jack the Radio, and the creativity of professional and amateur artists alike, we raised over $7,000 for Team Cul de Sac and the Michael J. Fox foundation!   The combined total from money raised in the first two years was under $3,000, so that alone should let you know the extent to which our fundraising increased this year.

Planning for this year’s Drink and Draw began earlier than ever before.  Team Cul de Sac founder Chris Sparks, my wife (and fellow Drink and Draw organizer) Heather and I had a few meals together in Asheville this past Spring, and talked at length about what we could do to bring even more money and awareness to Team Cul de Sac at HeroesCon’s Drink and Draw event.  Chris took those brainstorming sessions and turned them into original art from Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Jim Borgman (Zits), Mark Tatulli (Lio), Roger Langridge (Snarked), and more, all for us to auction at the Drink and Draw.  In addition to these pieces, Chris brought an Art Spiegelman signed and sketched edition of Maus, and Bill Watterson signed editions of The Complete Calvin and Hobbes and Team Cul de Sac: Artists Draw the Line at Parkinson’s.

With all the art produced and auctioned off at the Drink and Draw, we not only raised a sizable donation for Parkinson’s research, but sent a strong message that the philanthropic efforts at HeroesCon have never been more vibrant than they were this year.   I look forward to working with Chris to bring even larger things to HeroesCon 2014’s Drink and Draw.

Thanks to all the fine volunteers who continue to come back every year to help us run the event (Heather Peagler, Brian Purvis and the rest), all the artists who still draw for us after a long day on the convention floor, and everyone who donated money for the various pieces produced that night. Thanks to Chris Sparks for his perseverance, Richard Thompson for his ever-present inspiration, and Shelton Drum for giving us so much time and space at HeroesCon to continue to raise money for this worthy cause.

If you’d like to continue to support Team Cul de Sac throughout the year, please visit them HERE.  The battle against Parkinson’s disease needs more than just our annual event to help fight it.  We hope to see you next year at Drink and Draw.  We’ve already started planning, so trust me when I tell you – HeroesCon 2014 is going to be bigger and better than ever!

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