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THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR LABOR DAY ANNIVERSARY SALE A HUGE SUCCESS!

September 08, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Labor Day Sale, NEWS, This Just In, Uncategorized

THANK-YOU

 

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HEROES LABOR-DAY ANNIVERSARY WAREHOUSE SALE! DOLLAR COMICS + FREE COMIC BOOK DAY CELEBRATION!!

September 01, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Free Comic Book Day, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Labor Day Sale, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, Sale!, Special Offers, Uncategorized

40years

 

Labor Day Anniversary Sale!

Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find is celebrating 40 YEARS in business this year and Labor Day weekend will mark our 3 YEAR Anniversary #UnderTheWaterTower!

What better way to celebrate than with a HUGE Warehouse *DOLLAR COMICS* Sale?!
Come help us celebrate this coming Labor Day weekend!
Saturday, September 5: 10AM-DARK
Sunday, September 6: 10AM-6PM
Monday, September 7: 10AM-7PM

Heroes Operations Manager, Seth, has been working NON-STOP over the past months curating and organizing one of our best stocks of DOLLAR COMICS in years!

Starting on Saturday, September 5 at 10am, we will have OVER 100 LONG BOXES OF DOLLAR COMICS for your shopping pleasure!! This stock is 100% organized and in order, so be sure to bring those want list to fill-in your collection!

We will also be offering the option to FILL A LONG BOX on all three days! A comics long box can hold around 350 individual comics, so it’s a great way to get even MORE bang for your buck!

FILL A LONG BOX:
Saturday, September 5: $200
Sunday, September 6: $150
Monday, September 7: $100

Our Labor Day Sale will take place OUTSIDE in the area behind our store. All Employees and Customers will be required to wear a mask (one can be provided if necessary), even though the event is outdoors. We will be limiting the number of people shopping at a time to allow for safe social distancing as an extra precaution. Additional safety measures may be implemented in an effort to make this event as safe as physically possible. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we do our best to make sure that everyone stays safe and healthy!

 

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2020 ::

Like 99% of 2020’s regularly scheduled events, the pandemic forced the cancellation of this year’s “Free Comic Book Day” event which would have been held on the first Saturday in May.
Once printing and production resumed, in late June, this year’s Free Comic Book Day books began shipping a few titles a week. Instead of releasing those books a few at a time over the course of months, we decided to hold our books until Labor Day so that we could make them all available during our Anniversary Sale! There will still be some Free Comic Book Day titles that won’t ship until after Labor Day, but this will be the bulk of this years selections. Please keep in mind that, while you are more than welcome to pick up multiple FCBD titles, quantities are limited. We will limit all available titles to no more than ONE PER-CUSTOMER in order to ensure that as many customers benefit as possible!

We hope to see you there!! 

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Leave a comment below, call us at 704-375-7462 or email us at HeroesArentHardToFind@gmail.com if you have any questions!

 

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VOL. 50 OF THE OVERSTREET COMICS PRICE GUIDE ARRIVES SEPTEMBER 2!

August 20, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: Exclusives, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Spotlight on New Releases, This Just In

#50 Defenders with graphics -BLEEDHero Initiative Exclusive Cover by Kevin Nowlan

THE 50TH EDITION OF THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE ARRIVES ON SEPTEMBER 2ND!

The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide is widely considered the Bible for any serious comic book collector or dealer, providing pricing resources that reflect the most current pricing on record for millions of comic titles and magazines.

This year marks the Golden Anniversary of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide with their 50th Edition! This milestone volume is complete with new prices, new feature articles, new additions to the “Overstreet Hall of Fame”, new market reports and much more. Find out why Overstreet has been trusted for five decades!

mcfarlandPictured above is this year’s Hero Initiative Exclusive Variant with gorgeous Kevin Nowlan cover. This hardcover variant will be available at Heroes on Wednesday, September 2, 2020! The proceeds from the sale of this variant cover go back to the Hero Initiative and their efforts to “create a financial safety net for comic creators in need who need medical aid, financial support, and an avenue back into paying work.”

This year’s regular cover will be the Spawn/Spider-Man crossover by Todd McFarlane (pictured left), but you can score both if you just can’t make up your mind!!

Soft Cover: $29.95 / Hardcover: $37.50 (Hero Initiative Variant Only Available in Hardcover)

If you would like to reserve a copy of the The Overstreet Price Guide #50, please call our store at 704-375-7462 or send an email requests to: Elias@heroesonline.com or heroesarenthardtofind@gmail.com

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HeroesCon 2019 :: PANELS will post on Fridays!

June 05, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, HeroesCon Panels, NEWS, Now Read This!, Photos, Schedule, Uncategorized

PANEL-GRAPHIC

HEROESCON 2019 :: PANELS!

We will post a new panel every Friday at 10am for the next several weeks!! Stay tuned and enjoy!!

All Hail Jack Kirby

He was a visionary, a great artist with an unlimited imagination and above all else he was a great and gentle man with a legacy as teeming as the Cosmos.
Come celebrate the KING with Mark Evanier and our guests Mike Royer, John Morrow, Jim Amash, and from the Kirby Museum, Rand Hoppe and Tom Kraft.

Recorded Sunday, June 15 at the 2019 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC

 

Cartoonist Kayfabe *LIVE*

Join Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg for a LIVE Cartoonist Kayfabe from the 2019 Heroes Convention!
Ed and Jim started the YouTube Channel “Cartoonist Kayfabe” to talk comics — old, new, and everything in between. They’ve been making comics for almost 20 years and reading them forever! Cartoonist Kayfabe is where they show off the cool stuff they have found, seen and made — from bootleg comics to popular titles like X-Men! Spend almost an hour with them as they talk about some of their favorite comic books, artists, and HeroesCon adventures!

Recorded Sunday, June 14 at the 2019 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC

 

Celebrating the Legion of Super Heroes

Keith Giffen, Joe Staton, and Greg LaRoque talk with Legion of Super-Heroes fanatic Nancy Northcott about the enduring allure of everyone’s favorite super-hero club.

Recorded Sunday, June 15 at the 2019 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC

 

Cosplay Q&A

Thinking about your first cosplay? Don’t know where to get particular fabric or how to build a prop? Our panel of experts can walk you through where to start, where to go, and how to manage it all without losing your cool. Moderator: Kalliste Cosplay Panelists: Sean Patton / SMP Designs, Jessica Smith, and Derek Nieman / Contagious Costuming.

Recorded Sunday, June 14 at the 2019 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC

 

In Frazettas Shadow

Dr. Scott Valeri sits down with Cary Nord — an artist known for his incredible interpretations of Burroughs and Howard characters — to discuss the influences, techniques, and timelessness of Frank Frazetta.

Recorded Sunday, June 16 at the 2019 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC

 

JLA-Eiou and Sometimes Why

Chris Brenneman sits down with J.M. DeMatteis, Keith Giffen, Kevin Maguire, and Bart Sears to discuss the series that changed team comics forever and most certainly helped pave the humor-laden road now travelled by the super-hero movies.

Recorded Friday, June 14 at the 2019 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC

 

Latour Live *Drawl*

Jason Latour continues his yearly tradition of conversing and drawing with talented artist friends he hand-picks from the convention Guest List. There’s insight and humor about how comics are created in this always entertaining panel!

Recorded Sunday, June 16 at the 2019 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC

 

The Art of Cover Composition

Comic book covers are in the midst of a creative renaissance. Join moderator Shawn Daughhetee as she talks with some of comics’ most innovative illustrators: Colleen Doran, Jenny Frison, Tula Lotay and Vanesa Del Rey. Learn techniques, tricks of the trade, and how these creators go about crafting their unique covers!

Recorded Saturday, June 15 at the 2019 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC

 

The Marvel Age

How Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko reinvented Superhero Comics in the 1960’s. Mark Evanier, Craig Yoe, Steve Saffel and Michael Kobre explore how that happened, who deserves credit and what it means for us now.

Recorded Saturday, June 15 at the 2019 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC

 

The Mark Sergio and Stan Show

Mark Evanier, Sergio Aragones, and Stan Sakai bring you the long-running, award-winning comic featuring GROO the Wanderer with his faithful dog Rufferto! If you’ve never been to a GROO panel before, you are in for a treat!

Recorded Saturday, June 15 at the 2019 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC

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HEROES REOPENING PLANS :: NEW BOOKS IN-STORE TODAY! HEROES IS OPEN WITH REGULATIONS!

May 20, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Spotlight on New Releases, This Just In, Uncategorized

 

NEW COMICS ARE IN-STORE TODAY!

Heroes received the first shipment of NEW COMICS since March 25 today, Wednesday, May 20.

With careful consideration for the continued safety of our customers, as well as our staff, we will be open to the public on Wednesday, May 20 from 1pm-9pm with the following guidelines:

  • We will limit the number of people allowed in the store to NO MORE THAN 3 people at a time.
    Until further notice we are limiting access inside the store. We will provide access to NEW product on racks located just inside the front door and the counter, but we will discourage browsing the racks until further notice. If you would like us to check the rack for a previous issue or trade, we are happy to do that for you! We do this to limit your exposure as well as our own during this opening period.
     
  • We ask that customers limit their time in our store for now.
    There will be plenty of time for browsing and visiting with one another once restrictions have been lifted and circumstances have improved. For now, in an effort to prevent customer wait-times and attend to as many customers as possible in a timely manner, we ask that you make your visit as brief as possible. 

     
  • Everyone (including staff) will be required to wear a mask while shopping or working inside of our store.
    If you do not have a mask, one can be provided to you. 

    (We understand that some people do not want to wear a mask and, while we understand that is your personal preference, you will not be permitted in our store without a mask. We appreciate your patience, understanding and consideration for everyone’s safety at this time. If you do not want to wear a mask, or if you would prefer not to come inside the store until circumstances have improved, we are happy to arrange shipping for books.)  
     
  • We request that all customers utilize the provided hand sanitizer upon entering the store.  
     
  • Observe social distancing inside the store.
    Please be courteous to your fellow customers and allow for at least six feet of distance between yourself and others. We’re all in this together and showing each other respect will go a long way!!  
     
  • During this time we ask customers to be mindful of how much they handle books and other product.
    While we will be sanitizing all surfaces and high-contact areas as frequently as possible, we cannot sanitize comic books without causing damage. We ask that customers please be mindful of items as they handle them, and wash their hands or use hand sanitizer after contact. 
     
  • We will be sanitizing and washing our hands after every transaction and as often as possible.  
    If at all possible, we would prefer that customers pay with a credit or debit card at this time. We will still accept cash transactions, but cards are easier for everyone to sanitize at this time. If we do have a cash transaction we will be washing our hands thoroughly afterwards.
     
  • We ask anyone who feels unwell to please stay at home (this includes our staff).  
     
  • We have installed a new Point-Of-Sale system. (Thanks Elias!)
    Check-out may take a little longer as we acclimate to this new system, and we appreciate your patience! Once we have the hang of things, it should be easier to update your reserve list and keep track of what we have in stock! We also have the ability to invoices Reserve Customers who would like to pay for their books in advance and either pick up curb-side or have their subscription shipped (shipping fees will apply).
     
  • Our hours may be different until further notice.
    Until things are TRULY BACK TO NORMAL, our store hours may be affected.
    We will be open to the public TODAY, WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 from 1pm-9pm.
    Our hours going forward will be as follows until further notice:
    Monday-Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday: 10am-6pm
    Wednesday: 10am-9pm (tentatively)
    Sunday 1pm-6pm
     
  • We will keep you posted to any changes to our guidelines as they happen.
    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!

 

DOING OUR BEST:

We care about the well-being of ALL of our customers and staff and are doing everything in our power to keep everyone safe and healthy during this time.
The following precautions are being taken by our staff:

  1. All employees will wear a mask while working inside our store.
  2. We are disinfecting surfaces several times an hour with antibacterial wipes and sprays.
  3. We have hand sanitizer on-hand and our employees will sanitize and wash their hands as frequently as possible with hot water and antibacterial soap.
  4. Any staff member who has a cough, sniffle, temperature, or is feeling generally unwell, will stay home and avoid contact with others.
  5. We are reviewing CDC recommendations daily and will adjust any procedures as necessary.

RESERVE ORDERS:

We will continue to order enough product to cover our subscribers and any customer requests made in advance. If we are sold-out of a title you are looking for, we may be able to reorder those items. Please let us know if you are missing a title you wanted to pick up. If you are aware of a title that will be coming out over the next several weeks/months that you would like to reserve, we ask that you please request those items in advance if possible so that we might have the best opportunity to fulfill your want-list.

Again, we are adjusting to our new Point-Of-Sale system at this time. If you are a Reserve Customer, please make sure we have your current contact information. If you are a Reserve Customer, and you have not heard from us over the past month, please call or send us an email to ensure we have your current information on file! (heroesarenthardtofind@gmail.com)

With our new Point of Sale System, we will also be adjusting our Reserve Bag qualifications and options.
Reserve Customers will now have the option to be invoiced for their reserve bag and can pay for books via invoice. Existing Reserve Customers should receive an email about this option. Please email HeroesArentHardToFind@gmail.com with you have questions! 

We hope you are all doing well, and are being kind to one another!
We look forward to seeing you all again very soon!

– Your Friends at HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND 

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We can still ship items to you at this time. You can request items and arrange shipping with an email to HeroesArentHardToFind@gmail.com

SHIPPING INFORMATION:

We are happy to SHIP items to anyone who would like make those arrangements at this time.
We will need you to help us organize the following:

  1. Please call our store at 704-375-7462 between the hours of 10am-6pm, or email us at heroesarenthardtofind@gmail.com with a list of books you would like us to ship to you.
    You can find the last 5 weeks of New Releases on our website here: http://www.heroesonline.com/new-releases/, if you need recommendations!
  2. Shipping costs based on weight.
  3. If you would like to order comic-collecting supplies (ie: Comic Boxes, Bags, Boards, etc) to have shipped, we can do that too!
    Supplies are subject to shipping freight. You can find our supply options listed here:
    http://www.heroesonline.com/supplies/
  4. We will invoice your email order to process credit card payment and shipping.
  5. If you would prefer to make payment via PayPal, we can arrange that as well. Please call or email for details.
  6. Please make sure that we have your complete and correct shipping address.
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HEROES REOPENING PLANS :: WHAT TO EXPECT AND WHEN TO EXPECT IT!

May 08, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, This Just In, Uncategorized

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When will Heroes
Re-Open?

That is an EXCELLENT question and one that we are not entering into without careful consideration for the continued safety of our customers, as well as our staff.

The Stay-At-Home order for the state of North Carolina ends today (Friday, May 8), HOWEVER, Heroes will NOT be opening to the public at this time.

When we do open, it will be with limited capacity and additional guidelines.

We can still ship items to you at this time. You can request items and arrange shipping with an email to HeroesArentHardToFind@gmail.com

We expect our first shipment of NEW product to be available for sale on Wednesday, May 20.

When we DO open to the public, we will operate with the following restrictions in place until the state of North Carolina has cleared all three Phases for reopening, per the State Government guidelines:

  • We will limit the number of people in the store to 3-5 people at a time.
     
  • Everyone (including staff) will be required to wear a mask while shopping or working inside of our store.
    If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you.
    (We understand that some people will not want to wear a mask and, while we understand that is your personal preference, you will not be permitted to shop in our store without a mask. We appreciate your patience, understanding and consideration for everyone’s safety at this time. If you do not want to wear a mask, or if you would prefer not to come inside the store until circumstances have improved, we are happy to arrange shipping for books.)  
     
  • We request that all customers utilize the provided hand sanitizer upon entering the store.  
     
  • We will be observing social distancing inside the store.
    Please be courteous to your fellow customers and allow for at least six feet of distance between yourself and others. If another customer is browsing in the section that you would like to browse, we ask that you please be patient and wait for your turn. We’re all in this together and showing each other respect will go a long way!!  
     
  • During this time we ask customers to be mindful of how much they handle books and other product.
    We will be sanitizing all surfaces and high-contact areas as frequently as possible, but we cannot sanitize comic books without causing damage. We ask that customers please be mindful of items as they handle them, and wash their hands or use hand sanitizer after contact. 
     
  • We will be sanitizing and washing our hands after every transaction and as often as possible.  
     
  • We ask anyone who feels unwell to please stay at home (this includes our staff).  
     
  • We have installed a new Point-Of-Sale system. (Thanks Elias!)
    Check-out may take a little longer as we acclimate to this new system, and we appreciate your patience! Once we have the hang of things, it should be easier to update your reserve list and keep track of what we have in stock!  
     
  • Our hours may be different until further notice.
    Until things are TRULY BACK TO NORMAL, our store hours may be affected.
    For now, expect our hours to remain Monday-Saturday: 10AM-6PM and Sunday: 1PM-6PM.
     
  • We will keep you posted to any changes to our guidelines as they happen.
    Please follow us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) or sign up for our Newsletter for regular updates!

 

This sobering piece was created by our dear friend, formidable artist, and long-time HeroesCon supporter, Patrick Dean. It illustrates the importance of placing health and safety above commerce. We understand the need and desire for a return of commerce, and we have felt the financial impact of these difficult times as much as anyone. That being said, we feel an incredible responsibility to act in the best interest of EVERYONE, not only the healthy and the strong. These times won’t be safe for ANYONE until they’re safe for EVERYONE, and we need to work together to find a balance until the world can finally breathe again.

DOING OUR BEST:

We care about the well-being of ALL of our customers and staff and are doing everything in our power to keep everyone safe and healthy during this time.
The following precautions are being taken by our staff:

  1. We are disinfecting surfaces several times an hour with antibacterial wipes and sprays.
  2. We have hand sanitizer on-hand and our employees sanitize and wash their hands as frequently as possible with hot water and antibacterial soap.
  3. Any staff member who has a cough, sniffle, temperature, or is feeling generally unwell, will stay home and avoid contact with others.
  4. We are reviewing CDC recommendations daily and will adjust any procedures as necessary.

RESERVE ORDERS:
We will continue to order enough product to cover our subscribers and any customer requests made in advance. If we are sold-out of a title you are looking for, we may be able to reorder those items. Please let us know if you are missing a title you wanted to pick up. If you are aware of a title that will be coming out over the next several weeks/months that you would like to reserve, we ask that you please request those items in advance if possible so that we might have the best opportunity to fulfill your want-list.

Again, we are adjusting to our new Point-Of-Sale system at this time. If you are a Reserve Customer, please make sure we have your current contact information. If you are a Reserve Customer, and you have not heard from us over the past month, please call or send us an email to ensure we have your current information on file! (heroesarenthardtofind@gmail.com)

We hope you are all doing well, and are being kind to one another!
We look forward to seeing you all again very soon!

– Your Friends at HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND 

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SHIPPING INFORMATION:

We are happy to SHIP items to anyone who would like make those arrangements at this time.
We will need you to help us organize the following:

  1. Please call our store at 704-375-7462 between the hours of 10am-6pm, or email us at heroesarenthardtofind@gmail.com with a list of books you would like us to ship to you.
    You can find the last 5 weeks of New Releases on our website here: http://www.heroesonline.com/new-releases/, if you need recommendations!
  2. Most orders ship for $5/$8/$12 depending on weight
  3. If you would like to order comic-collecting supplies (ie: Comic Boxes, Bags, Boards, etc) to have shipped, we can do that too!
    Supplies are subject to shipping freight. You can find our supply options listed here:
    http://www.heroesonline.com/supplies/
  4. We will invoice your email order to process credit card payment and shipping.
  5. If you would prefer to make payment via PayPal, we can arrange that as well. Please call or email for details.
  6. Please make sure that we have your complete and correct shipping address.

The following are basic precautions recommended by the CDC:

  1. Clean your hands often. Wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in a public place, blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  2. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.
  3. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands, particularly your eyes, nose and mouth.
  4. Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  5. If you cough or sneeze, use a shirt sleeve or tissue, not your hands. Then, wash your hands again.
  6. Practice Social-Distancing, which means putting at least 6 feet in between yourself and anyone near you in public spaces.
  7. If you must greet others, avoid handshakes or hugs. Opt for waves or an elbow bump. (We like using Mr. Spock’s token hand gesture!)
  8. Keep your work area well sanitized.
  9. If you aren’t feeling well and are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, please restrict your exposure and seek medical attention if necessary.
  10. Cover your face with a mask or cloth face covering if you must go out in public.
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HEROES CONVENTION UPDATE 4/24/2020 :: LOOKING FORWARD TO 2021

April 24, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Exhibitors, Feast Your Eyes, Guest List, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Indie Island, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, This Just In

HC2020-UPDATE

To Our Treasured Attendees, Artists, Guests and Members of the Heroes Convention Family,

As of Thursday, April 23, 2020, the State of North Carolina has extended the “Stay-At-Home” order effective until Friday, May 8, 2020. 

Guidelines for the gradual reopening of our State have been laid out in three phases, which at this time suggest that any mass gathering of more than 10,000 would be incredibly unlikely by June of 2020.

In light of these developments and the current unprecedented and unpredictable nature of the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, and with the best interest of everyone’s health and financial wellbeing in mind, we have made the difficult decision to bypass a 2020 Heroes Convention in favor of fast-forwarding our focus to our 39th Anniversary show to be held June 18-20, 2021.

This decision is not made lightly, and is made with the careful consideration for everyone’s safety at heart.

It would be reckless and irresponsible of us to expect our attendees, vendors, legendary creators, and our valued supporters to put themselves at risk by traveling at this time. It would also be irresponsible of us to presume that our vendors and artists would see positive sales during this time of economic uncertainty. We are hopeful that by giving as much notice as possible, our attendees and artists may be able to avoid costly airline reservations and may be able to alter any current travel arrangements without penalty.

Out of respect for an already crowded and uncertain convention schedule going into late 2020, we have decided to shift our focus forward to our June 2021 Heroes Convention versus attempting to reschedule for later this year.

Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find and the Heroes Convention are, at their core, a small business with a big heart, operating year-round from our brick-and-mortar comic-book store in Charlotte, NC. Our store, as well as the Heroes Convention, are managed by a team of four full-time employees, six part-time employees, and a small group of dedicated volunteers. We keep our store and convention operations running simultaneously during the months leading up to our convention, as well as during the event itself.

Normally, at this time of the year, we would be deep into HeroesCon preparation with most of our daily finances from the store being dedicated to producing the best Heroes Convention possible. 

Since Monday, March 23 (which also happens to be Shelton’s birthday), our store has been closed to the public. We are currently maintaining and surviving based solely on telephone and online sales from our loyal customer base. While we are endlessly appreciative of these sales, this change in our daily operation has affected not only our finances but the time which would otherwise be dedicated to organizing the Heroes Convention. Even if the country were able to open without guidelines and restrictions in the next week, the time left for us to produce a Heroes Convention on par with our standards would be insufficient. 

We are not receiving a refund from the Charlotte Convention Center, we are transferring our deposits from 2020 toward a 2021 show. Putting on a show the size and scope of the Heroes Convention is extremely expensive. All the money we have received from the purchase of 3-Day Advance Tickets, Artist Alley Tables and Exhibitor Booths is currently tied up in the cost of renting the Charlotte Convention Center, our decorator, and several other items that facilitate the show each year. 

We understand that everyone is experiencing hardships at this time, and we are no different. All 3-Day Advance Tickets, Artist Alley Tables and Exhibitor Booth Reservations for the 2020 Heroes Convention will automatically transfer to our June 18-20, 2021 show. Requests for refunds will be addressed on a case-by-case basis as soon as possible, but will need to be postponed until the country, and our store, have reopened and finances have stabilized. We will do our best to issue refunds if necessary, but it will take us time to do so. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

We look forward to hosting an incredible Heroes Convention in 2021 with a Guest List for the record books! We hope that you will join us next June 18-20! In the meantime, we ask that you stay safe, stay well, and stay home until it is safe for everyone!

We appreciate each and every one of you.

Sincerely,
The Staff of Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find and the Heroes Convention

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UPDATE 4/20/2020 :: HAVE COMICS – WILL SHIP!

April 20, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Special Offers

APRIL 20, 2020

HAHTF-UPDATE

Greetings To ALL Our Reserve And Regular Customers,

Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find continues to operate on a SHIPPING ONLY basis until at least April 29, 2020 as we adhere to the State-Wide Executive Order to “STAY AT HOME”.

In the meantime, WE CAN SHIP RESERVE BAGS, COMICS, GRAPHIC NOVELS, COMIC SUPPLIES & MORE!

Send us your want-lists, schedule shipping and more at any time:
heroesarenthardtofind@gmail.com 

We understand that everyone’s lives and budgets are in flux at this time. 

DISCOUNT20

In an effort to continue paying our employees, and to ease the financial commitment of maintaining your Reserve-Bag, we are offering our current RESERVE CUSTOMERS a 20% DISCOUNT on orders!

We are happy to ship reserve bags during this time! All orders over $50 will receive FREE SHIPPING, and orders under $50 will ship for $5/$8/$12 depending on weight.

We have been reaching out to our reserve customers over the past few weeks to offer shipping options for items currently on hold. If you are a reserve customer and we have been unable to contact you due to outdated contact information, we ask that you please give us a call or send us an email so that we can keep your information current.

New Releases are suspended until further notice per our distributer, Diamond Comics, so reserve bags will not be collecting new items until further notice.

WHAT’S IN STORE?

We have an immense stock of comics, back issues, trades, hard-covers and comic-supplies available! We can assist you with recommendations for new titles to try, digging for back-issues, and more! If you have a want-list of comics, now would be a great time for us to look through our warehouse to fill in those gaps in your collection! We will post stories and items on our Instagram and Facebook pages regularly during this time, so if you don’t already follow us on those platforms, there is no time like to present to follow us!

If you have comic and graphic novel recommendations you would like to share with us on Instagram and Facebook, please tag us!! @heroesonline and use the hashtag #HeroesCustomerPick.
We will then share your recommendations in our stories!

SHIPPING INFORMATION:

We are happy to SHIP items to anyone who would like make those arrangements in advance.
We will need you to help us organize the following:

  1. Please call our store at 704-375-7462 between the hours of 10am-6pm, or email us at heroesarenthardtofind@gmail.com with a list of books you would like us to ship to you.
    You can find the last 5 weeks of New Releases on our website here: http://www.heroesonline.com/new-releases/, if you need recommendations!
  2. If you would like to order comic-collecting supplies (ie: Comic Boxes, Bags, Boards, etc) to have shipped, we can do that too!
    In order to SHIP supplies, comic storage boxes MUST be ordered in bundles of at LEAST 10.
    Bags and boards can be ordered in any quantity.
    Supplies are subject to shipping freight and do not qualify for free shipping. You can find our supply options listed here:
    http://www.heroesonline.com/supplies/
  3. Orders of $50.00 or more SHIP FOR FREE (excludes supply orders).
  4. Orders under $50.00 ship for $5/$8/$12 depending on weight
  5. We will invoice your email order to process credit card payment and shipping.
  6. If you would prefer to make payment via PayPal, we can arrange that as well. Please call or email for details.
  7. Please make sure that we have your complete and correct shipping address.

We will fulfill and ship requests as quickly, safely and efficiently as possible (same day whenever possible!). We appreciate your patience while we prepare orders.

DOING OUR BEST:

We care about the well-being of ALL of our customers and staff and are doing everything in our power to keep everyone safe and healthy during this time.
We will continue to fulfill orders*, and supply wish-lists in the meantime with the following precautions being taken by our staff:

  1. Even though we are not open to the public, we are still disinfecting surfaces several times an hour with antibacterial wipes and sprays.
  2. We have hand sanitizer on-hand and our employees sanitize and wash their hands as frequently as possible with hot water and antibacterial soap.
  3. Any staff member who has a cough, sniffle, temperature, or is feeling generally unwell, will stay home and avoid contact with others.
  4. We are reviewing CDC recommendations daily and will adjust any procedures as necessary.

*During this time the amount of product we order for stock may be adjusted to meet demand.
Once regular shipments resume, we will continue to order enough product to cover our subscribers and any requests made in advance. If we are sold-out of a title you are looking for, we may be able to reorder those items. Please let us know if you are missing a title you wanted to pick up. If you are aware of a title that will be coming out over the next several weeks/months that you would like to reserve, we ask that you please request those items in advance if possible so that we might have the best opportunity to fulfill your want-list.

We are also utilizing this time to install a new Point-Of-Sale system in our store. We are contacting our Reserve Customers to make sure that we have their current contact information and to verify the status of their Reserve Bags going forward. If you are a Reserve Customer, and you have not heard from us, please give us a call or send us an email to ensure we have your best information on file!

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REGARDING UPCOMING EVENTS:

POSTPONED: FREE COMIC BOOK DAY – May 2nd: Festivities planned for Free Comic Book Day on May 2nd have been postponed until further notice. We will keep you up to date on any developments!

HEROESCON 2020 – June 19-21: We are monitoring current events and recommendations very closely and will do whatever is necessary to ensure the health and safety of our Guests and Attendees. We will adhere to any and all CDC protocols and make any adjustments necessary. Keep us on your calendar for June 19-21 until further notice!

The following are basic precautions recommended by the CDC:

  1. Clean your hands often. Wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in a public place, blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  2. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.
  3. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands, particularly your eyes, nose and mouth.
  4. Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  5. If you cough or sneeze, use a shirt sleeve or tissue, not your hands. Then, wash your hands again.
  6. Practice Social-Distancing, which means putting at least 6 feet in between yourself and anyone near you in public spaces.
  7. If you must greet others, avoid handshakes or hugs. Opt for waves or an elbow bump. (We like using Mr. Spock’s token hand gesture!)
  8. Keep your work area well sanitized.
  9. If you aren’t feeling well and are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, please restrict your exposure and seek medical attention if necessary.
  10. Cover your face with a mask or cloth face covering if you must go out in public.

We hope you are all staying well, staying home, and taking care of yourselves!
Please be kind to one another. Look after each other, your family, friends and neighbors.
We will get through this, and we look forward to seeing you all again VERY SOON!

– Your Friends at HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND

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STAY UP TO DATE WITH OUR MOST RECENT INSTAGRAM POSTS! @HEROESONLINE

April 16, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, Interviews, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Opinion, Photos, Reviews, Spotlight on New Releases, Staff Picks, This Just In, Uncategorized, Where Do I Start?

HEROES IS ON INSTAGRAM!

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Bitter Root Variants Available in the Heroes Ebay Store!

April 15, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: Exclusives, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Special Offers

BITTER ROOT VARIANTS!

Available in the Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find ebay Store!
Get them while they last!

BR6Totoro

Bitter Root #6 PowerCon “My Friend Totoro” Variant by Sanford Greene – SHIPS FREE!

 

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Bitter Root #6 Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find Chris Brunner Variant Cover 2nd print – SHIPS FREE

 

BR7Var

Bitter Root #7 Eliza Ivanova 1:10 Variant Cover “Boyz n the Hood” Homage 1st Print – SHIPS FREE

There’s lots more to see on the Heroes Ebay page!

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