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STAYING HEALTHY FOR THE HEROES CONVENTION :: MASKS RECOMMENDED IN STORE

May 20, 2022 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, NEWS, Now Read This!, Uncategorized

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2021


HELP US MAKE IT TO HEROESCON!

We hope you are as excited as we are for the 40th Anniversary of the Heroes Convention, June 24 – 26 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

This year’s HeroesCon will be the largest we’ve ever hosted, and we look forward to seeing all of you there.

As we get closer to the event, we want to take a minute to talk about our store and convention covid safety recommendations.

Effective immediately, all store staff will be required to wear masks while in the store. We will not require customers to wear masks, but we kindly encourage all of our customers to wear them in the store right up through HeroesCon weekend. If you don’t have a mask, we will have some available. If you choose not to wear a mask in our store, we respect your choice, but ask that you practice social distancing around all other customers and staff. Covid numbers are unfortunately rising again in many places, including Charlotte. With many customers visiting our store each day from out of town, we want to ensure that everyone stays well. 

While you may be familiar with our store and convention, you may not realize that we have a small, dedicated staff of seven employees, three of whom comprise the core HeroesCon management team. It is essential that our entire staff continues to work all the way through HeroesCon in order to make this the convention we’ve all been anticipating.  We know that wearing masks can be hot and uncomfortable, especially in the summer, but we appreciate your help in our efforts to keep everyone healthy and working.

As of now, we are not requiring masks or proof of vaccination in order to attend the Heroes Convention. However, as in our store, we encourage all attendees to wear masks at the convention, even if you are vaccinated. There will be tens of thousands of people from all over the world converging on the Charlotte Convention Center next month, and we want everyone to remain healthy.

Thank you for your support, and for helping us continue to make HeroesCon America’s Favorite Comic Convention. 

Sincerely,

The staff of Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find and the Heroes Convention

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We encourage everyone to GET VACCINATED.
Here is a list of vaccination sites for the Charlotte and surrounding areas:

Atrium Health

Atrium Health Vaccination Events

CVS

Novant Health

Walgreens

Vaccine FAQ from the NCDHHS

 

CONTINUED SAFE SHOPPING GUIDELINES:

  • We will provide hand sanitizer for you to use upon entering and exiting the store.  
     
  • Please be respectful of social distance and personal space while in our store.
    That’s just common sense. Don’t crowd others while shopping, it’s creepy. 
     
  • Staff will continue to sanitize and wash our hands as often as possible.  
     
  • WE ASK THAT ANYONE WHO FEELS UNWELL TO PLEASE STAY HOME. (This includes our staff!)
    That is ALSO good common sense. If you feel unwell, STAY HOME!
     
  • WE CAN SHIP!!
    We can ship to anyone, anywhere! (Well, anywhere that USPS or UPS delivers…so maybe not SPACE??)
     
  • OUR HOURS:
    Monday-Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday: 10am-7pm

    Wednesday: 10am-9pm
    Sunday: 1pm-6pm 
     
  • Please follow us on social media (FacebookInstagramTwitter) or sign up for our Newsletter for regular updates!
    Please feel free to call us at 704-375-7462 or email us at HeroesArentHardToFind@gmail.com with any questions!

     

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We appreciate your business and continued support!

– Your Friends at HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2022 :: Saturday, May 7

April 25, 2022 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Free Comic Book Day, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!

2022

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

SATURDAY, MAY 7 :: 10AM-7PM

By now we hope you all know that the Fantastic 40th Anniversary of HeroesCon is right around the corner, June 24 – 26 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

We’ve been working harder than ever to make the return of HeroesCon the exciting event that we’ve all missed the past few years. There are still dozens of amazing guests to announce, so make sure to purchase your three day passes today!

Before we get to the HeroesCon festivities, we’ll be hosting Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 7. The store will be open regular hours that day from 10am – 7pm. As with last year, we will have limited quantities available on the designated free comics.

This year’s FCBD titles are:

  • 10 TON PRESS PRESENTS 10 TON TALES
  • 25 YEARS OF BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SPECIAL
  • AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER LEGEND OF KORRA
  • AVENGERS X-MEN #1
  • BARBARIC #1
  • BEST ARCHIE COMIC EVER #0
  • BEST OF 2000 AD ISSUE ZERO
  • BLOODBORNE #1
  • BONE ORCHARD MYTHOS PRELUDE
  • BUNNY MASK TALES
  • CARRIERS-BEORN-DRAGON WHISPERER
  • CLEMENTINE #1
  • DARK CRISIS SPECIAL EDITION #0 CVR A SAMPERE
  • DARK CRISIS SPECIAL EDITION #0 CVR B SAMPERE VIRGIN FOIL VAR
  • DAV PILKEY SAMPLER FEATURING DOG MAN
  • DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS SPECIAL EDITION #1
  • DISNEY MASTERS DONALD DUCK & CO SPECIAL
  • DOCTOR WHO #1
  • ELECTRIC BLACK CHILDREN OF CAINE #0
  • ENEMIES BY SVETLANA CHMAKOVA
  • EQUILIBRIUM
  • FUZZY BASEBALL TRIPLE PLAY
  • GALAXY THE PRETTIEST STAR SPECIAL EDITION #1
  • HOLLOW #1 SPECIAL
  • INCAL UNIVERSE
  • IT WONT ALWAYS BE LIKE THIS SAMPLER
  • JONNA AND THE UNPOSSIBLE MONSTERS
  • KAIJU NO 8 & SAKAMOTO DAYS
  • MARVELS VOICES #1
  • MAX MEOW CAT ON STREET COMICS SPECTACULAR
  • NEVERLANDERS PREVIEW
  • NOTTINGHAM SPECIAL
  • OVERSTREET GUIDE TO COLLECTING
  • POKEMON JOURNEYS POKEMON ADVENTURES XY
  • PRIMOS #1
  • REALM OF BLUE MIST REMA CHRONICLES
  • RED SONJA MARVEL FEATURE STORIES
  • SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
  • SPIDER-MAN VENOM #1
  • STRANGER THINGS RESIDENT ALIEN
  • STREET FIGHTER MASTERS BLANKA #1
  • TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
  • TEX IN LAND OF THE SEMINOLES
  • THE GUARDIAN OF FUKUSHIMA
  • THREE STOOGES CELEBRATION #1
  • TRESE
  • WANDANCE & BLACKGUARD SAMPLER
  • WINCHESTER MYSTERY HOUSE HUNDRED YEAR CURSE
  • YEAR OF VALIANT 2022 FCBD SP

If you are a reserve customer who would like to reserve any of these titles, please send an email to heroespulls@gmail.com by no later than Thursday, May 5.
We’ll do our best to fulfill each request, but please remember that quantities are very limited.

Everyone who comes into the store on that day will have the option of picking several different titles while supplies last. We’ll have staff on hand to help navigate the proceedings. As in years past, taking multiple copies of the same title will be prohibited. We’re happy to have Free Comic Book Day back in May again, but want to make sure we have comics for as many customers as possible. 

As per the updated Mecklenburg County mandate, we will NOT be requiring masks in the store for this event.
We still encourage social distancing, which remains a nice, neighborly practice for all of us to observe. As in years past, we may also limit the number of people in the store at a given time. This is done in part to keep what will certainly be a warm day from becoming too uncomfortable for the customers in our store.

Because of our continued work on HeroesCon, we will NOT be hosting any artists at our Free Comic Book Day event this year.
Our tiny staff is hard at work bringing the HeroesCon back, and this year will be our largest one yet! With hundreds of incredible artists in attendance in June, we will be working right up to the show to make it the 40th Anniversary HeroesCon that you have all been waiting for.

Free Comic Book Day will be lots of fun for everyone, and a great way to kick off HeroesCon season!

As always, we appreciate your enthusiasm and continued support!

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You can check out a preview of this year’s FCBD Books here: https://www.freecomicbookday.com/catalog

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HEROESCON FANTASTIC 40TH, JUNE 24-26 :: FEATURED GUEST LIST UPDATE!!

April 15, 2022 By: Karla Southern Category: Comics Industry, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Guest List, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!

HeroesCon 2022

Featured Guests Updates!

CLAREMONT

We’re JUST GETTING STARTED with Featured Guest Announcements for the Fantastic 40th Anniversary Heroes Convention this June 24-26!

If you haven’t bought your tickets for this year’s show…what are you waiting for?!

Get your tickets TODAY!

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TODAY’S FEATURED GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS INCLUDE:

CHRIS CLAREMONT | AA-TBA
Gambit, New Mutants, Uncanny X-Men, X-Men

JOSÉ LUÍS GARCIA-LÓPEZ | AA-TBA
Wonder Woman, Batman, Deadman, Twilight, Atari Force

JONATHAN HICKMAN | AA-TBA
House of X, Power of X, Dawn of X, Moon Knight: Black, White and Blood

KLAUS JANSON | AA-TBA
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Daredevil, Spider-Man

RICK LEONARDI | AA-TBA
Cloak and Dagger, X-Men, Spider-Man 2099

JOHN ROMITA JR. | FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE | AA-TBA
Amazing Spider-Man, Uncanny X-Men, Daredevil, World War Hulk

JIM STARLIN | AA-TBA
Batman, Captain Marvel, Dreadstar, Infinity Gauntlet, Adam Warlock

JIM STERANKO | AA-TBA
Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., History of Comics, Prevue Magazine

ROY THOMAS | SATURDAY ONLY | AA-TBA
Wolverine, Carol Danvers, Morbius, Vision, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Black Knight

CHARLES VESS | AA-TBA
The Books of Earthsea, Stardust, The Book of Ballads and Sagas, Sandman

DAVID WALKER | AA-TBA
Bitter Root, Naomi, The Black Panther Party

LEE WEEKS | AA-TBA
Batman, Superman, Daredevil, Gambit, Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man

SKOTTIE YOUNG | AA-TBA
Middlewest, Bully Wars, I Hate Fairyland, Rocket Racoon, Fortunately the Milk, Oz

 

See the 2022 HeroesCon, FULL FEATURED GUEST LIST HERE!

We have a LOT of FEATURED GUEST Announcements still to make!! Stay tuned to our weekly Newsletter for updates!!

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HEROES HITS THE ROAD FOR TWO SHOWS THIS WEEKEND: BIG APPLE & CHARLOTTE COMICON!

March 22, 2022 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, On the Road, Other Events, Out and About

ON THE ROAD THIS WEEKEND - SPIDEY

ONE WEEKEND,
TWO GREAT SHOWS

 

SHELTON HEADS TO NYC!

BIG APPLE COMIC CON

The Wyndham New Yorker Hotel
481 8th Avenue at 34th St.
New York, NY 10001

Saturday, March 26: 10am – 7pm

BUY TICKETS:
General Admission – $30.00
VIP Early Admission (9am) – $80.00
Children Ages 10-14 – $15.00 
Kids 9 and under – FREE!

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SETH & KARLA HEAD TO CONCORD!

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CHARLOTTE COMICON

will be held at the EMBASSY SUITES CONCORD * CHARLOTTE – CONCORD CONVENTION CENTER

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Sunday, March 27 from 10AM-5PM
Tickets are $5.00 for Adults
Kids 12 and Under = FREE

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Heroes Weekend Pop Up Sale!! February 26 & 27!

February 25, 2022 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Sale!, Special Offers

POP-UP-SALE

This weekend only!

Saturday, February 26 & Sunday, February 27!

Heroes has a curated stock of modern comics/variants at half off the sticker price!

There are plenty of mainstream titles for you to peruse, with good runs of many popular series. 

The sale is limited only to the specific sale section of the store, and does NOT include new comics on the rack, back issues, trades or books in your reserve bag. 

Stop by and pick up some deals all weekend! 

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SAFE SHOPPING UPDATE :: MASKS STILL RECOMMENDED

February 25, 2022 By: Karla Southern Category: Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2021

Effective February 26, Mecklenburg County will rescind the indoor mask mandate.

While we honor the county’s decision, we strongly advise, recommend, and appreciate that customers continue to wear masks while in our store.

We still recommend that you put reasonable distance between yourself and others while shopping, because let’s face it, THAT’S JUST GOOD MANNERS. As we head into the necessary preparatory months for the Heroes Convention, we hope to keep our customers and staff as healthy as possible.

We’re already hard at work to make it the Heroes Con you’ve all been missing and anticipating.

We encourage everyone to GET VACCINATED.
Here is a list of vaccination sites for the Charlotte and surrounding areas:

Atrium Health

Atrium Health Vaccination Events

CVS

Novant Health

Walgreens

Vaccine FAQ from the NCDHHS

Our entire staff is fully vaccinated and will be wearing masks until further notice as well.

We will keep our capacity to 100% unless instructed otherwise.
We still recommend that you put reasonable distance between yourself and others while shopping, because let’s face it, THAT’S JUST GOOD MANNERS.  

CONTINUED SAFE SHOPPING GUIDELINES:

  • We will provide hand sanitizer for you to use upon entering and exiting the store.  
     
  • Please be respectful of social distance and personal space while in our store.
    That’s just common sense. Don’t crowd others while shopping, it’s creepy. 
     
  • Staff will continue to sanitize and wash our hands as often as possible.  
     
  • WE ASK THAT ANYONE WHO FEELS UNWELL TO PLEASE STAY HOME. (This includes our staff!)
    That is ALSO good common sense. If you feel unwell, STAY HOME!
     
  • WE CAN SHIP!!
    We can ship to anyone, anywhere! (Well, anywhere that USPS or UPS delivers…so maybe not SPACE??)
     
  • OUR HOURS:
    Monday-Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday: 10am-7pm

    Wednesday: 10am-9pm
    Sunday: 1pm-6pm 
     
  • Please follow us on social media (FacebookInstagramTwitter) or sign up for our Newsletter for regular updates!
    Please feel free to call us at 704-375-7462 or email us at HeroesArentHardToFind@gmail.com with any questions!

     

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We appreciate your business and continued support!

– Your Friends at HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND

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ON THE ROAD :: SHELTON HEADS TO MIAMI THIS WEEKEND!

February 22, 2022 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, On the Road, Other Events, Out and About

ON THE ROAD THIS WEEKEND - SPIDEY

CATCH SHELTON and CREW

THIS WEEKEND AT

MiamiCon 2272022

Sunday, February 27 :: 10AM-5PM

Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel
3900 N.W. 21st Street,
Miami, Florida 33142

Admission: $5.00

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JLA/AVENGERS FOR HERO INITIATIVE

February 17, 2022 By: Karla Southern Category: Comics Industry, DISCUSS, Exclusives, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Spotlight on New Releases, This Just In

JLA/AVENGERS FOR HERO INITIATIVE

This week a new limited printing of the classic JLA/Avengers crossover by George Pérez and Kurt Busiek was announced. All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Hero Initiative, a favorite charity of our beloved Mr. Pérez. This long out of print collection is currently set to receive a print run of 7000 copies.

While all of us are understandably excited about this title being available again, and even happier that George has seen the outpouring of enthusiasm, this limited run means that it will be impossible for everyone who wants a copy to get one.

Like every shop in the country, we have been bombarded with requests for copies. We have received requests in the store, over the phone, on social media, and over email.

While we have ordered as many copies as we can,
we have to state the obvious:
MASS ALLOCATIONS WILL OCCUR FOR THIS BOOK, AND THE DEMAND WILL CERTAINLY OUTWEIGH THE SUPPLY.

As a result of these circumstances, we have made the decision to AUCTION OFF whatever copies we may receive, with ALL PROCEEDS going directly to the Hero Initiative on behalf of Mr. George Pérez.

In the unlikely event that the print run is expanded we may revise or reconsider our plans. At this time, it seems that auctioning off whatever copies we DO receive is the only FAIR way to honor the legacy of Mr. Pérez and Mr. Busiek’s masterpiece, and to ENSURE that any potential proceeds benefit the cause in which this entire enterprise was intended.

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“I am so incredibly overjoyed to hear that my fanboy dream is going to be available to a whole new generation of comic book fans who weren’t there when it was printed that many years ago. And it’s wonderful that it’s happening while I’m still alive to see it. 

Whatever it was that allowed this reprint to be released I am very grateful and on behalf of the fans all I can say is well done DC and Marvel!  

And of course, I am so elated that all profits from this re-print are going to one of my favorite personal charities!”

George Pérez
February 16, 2022

https://www.heroinitiative.org/hero-initiative-offers-limited-reprint-of-jla-avengers/?fbclid=IwAR27VfTuS_vKwWH6503CbHoujwVX47E-w6ZhhSJSMRxStsAIw4We9cGq8Qw

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We appreciate your understanding. Make sure you follow us on our social media pages @heroesonline and stay up-to-date on all things Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find and HeroesCon related by subscribing to our weekly newsletter!

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CARDS FOR GEORGE :: Want to send a card or letter to George Perez? Send them to Heroes and Shelton will deliver!!

January 28, 2022 By: Karla Southern Category: Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!

LETTERS FOR GEORGE

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George Perez has LONG been a
BELOVED FRIEND
and is Heroes FAMILY in EVERY SENSE.

Shelton’s friendship with this Colossus-Of-Comics pre-dates the Heroes Convention itself, and just like the comics George has created, that friendship has become even more treasured over the decades.

We were all heartbroken to hear George’s announcement regarding his declining health back in December of 2021, and like most everyone who has ever had the pleasure of his company, we wanted to make sure that he knows JUST HOW MUCH WE LOVE HIM. 

Shelton will be making a trip at the end of February to visit George in person, and we wanted to extend the opportunity for YOU to tell George just how much he has meant to you over the years as well!

If you would like to send Mr. Perez a card or a letter, Shelton will deliver them in-person!
Please get your cards and letters to Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find by Sunday, February 20!

Mail Your Cards/Letters To:

Letters To George Perez
c/o: Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find
PO Box 9181
Charlotte NC 28299

In case you were unaware of George’s condition this is his announcement from December 7, 2021:

From George:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

To all my fans, friends and extended family,

It’s rather hard to believe that it’s been almost three years since I formally announced my retirement from producing comics due to my failing vision and other infirmities brought on primarily by my diabetes. At the time I was flattered and humbled by the number of tributes and testimonials given me by my fans and peers. The kind words spoken on those occasions were so heartwarming that I used to quip that “the only thing missing from those events was me lying in a box.”

It was amusing at the time, I thought.

Now, not so much. On November 29th I received confirmation that, after undergoing surgery for a blockage in my liver, I have Stage 3 Pancreatic Cancer. It is surgically inoperable and my estimated life expectancy is between 6 months to a year. I have been given the option of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, but after weighing all the variables and assessing just how much of my remaining days would be eaten up by doctor visits, treatments, hospital stays and dealing with the often stressful and frustrating bureaucracy of the medical system, I’ve opted to just let nature take its course and I will enjoy whatever time I have left as fully as possible with my beautiful wife of over 40 years, my family, friends and my fans.

Since I received my diagnosis and prognosis, those in my inner circle have given me so much love, support and help, both practical and emotional. They’ve given me peace.

There will be some business matters to take care of before I go. I am already arranging with my art agent to refund the money paid for sketches that I can no longer finish. And, since, despite only having one working eye, I can still sign my name, I hope to coordinate one last mass book signing to help make my passing a bit easier. I also hope that I will be able to make one last public appearance wherein I can be photographed with as many of my fans as possible, with the proviso that I get to hug each and every one of them. I just want to be able to say goodbye with smiles as well as tears.

I know that many of you will have questions to ask or comments to make, and rather than fueling the fires of speculation and well-meaning but potentially harmful miscommunication, I will be returning to the arena of social media by starting a new Facebook account where fans and friends can communicate with me or my designated rep directly for updates and clarification.
Please search for @TheGeorgePerez on Facebook if you’d like to join the page to receive updates. For media and press inquiries, please use the contact information on the page as well. Please respect the privacy of my wife and family at this time and use the Facebook page rather than reaching out through other channels.
I may not be able to respond as quickly as I would like since I will be endeavoring to get as much outside pleasure as I can in the time allotted me, but I will do my best. Kind words would also be greatly appreciated. More details to follow once it’s up and running.

Well, that’s it for now. This is not a message I enjoyed writing, especially during the Holiday Season, but, oddly enough, I’m feeling the Christmas spirit more now than I have in many years. Maybe it’s because it will likely be my last. Or maybe because I am enveloped in the loving arms of so many who love me as much as I love them. It’s quite uplifting to be told that you’ve led a good life, that you’ve brought joy to so many lives and that you’ll be leaving this world a better place because you were part of it. To paraphrase Lou Gehrig: “Some people may think I got a bad break, but today, I feel like the luckiest man on the face of the Earth.”

Take care of yourselves—and thank you.

George Pérez
December 7th, 2021
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Start the NEW YEAR with comics from Shelton’s PRIVATE STASH!!!

December 28, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, Sale!, Special Offers, This Just In

SHELTON SELLS COMICS!!

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START THE NEW YEAR WITH COMICS!!

Join our Instagram @HeroesOnline for a rare, limited-time, event!

Shelton is SELLING a selection of comics from his private stash!
(ie: The REALLY GOOD STUFF!!!)

You will NOT want to miss out on this rare opportunity to OWN a piece of Shelton’s private collection!!

#HappyNewYear2022 #MakeMineComics #SheltonSELLSComics #UnderTheWaterTower #VintageComics #GradedComics #ComicCollectors #NewYearForOldComics

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