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Just a reminder that we’ll be hosting our big Labor Day Sale this Sunday and Monday! Remember that we’ll be opening three hours early on Sunday (at 10 am) to accommodate early bird shoppers, and will be open until our regular Sunday time of 6 pm. We’ll open again at our normal Monday hour of 10 am, with the sale lasting until 6 pm that night.
In addition to the 7500+ comics in our brand new dollar stock, Shelton has also deemed every single one of our statues to be on sale for this event. The more you buy, the bigger the discount. That means you can buy:
1 statue for 20% off
2 statues for 25% off
3 statues for 30% off
5+ statues for 35% off
Select statues will be marked down to rock bottom close-out prices, and will not be eligible for the discount tier above. If you’ve had your eye on any statues in recent months, this is the weekend to buy them. It’s rare for us to have a statue sale of this scale, and there won’t be another one like this any time soon, so take advantage of the sales while you can!
We’ll also be offering big discounts on toys, and the statue discount tier also applies to our entire selection of manga. However, if you buy 10 or more manga selections, you’ll get 50% off those books! Dang!
It’s going to be a fun Labor Day at Heroes! We look forward to seeing you this weekend:
Sunday (8/31): 10 am – 6 pm
Monday (9/1): 10 am – 6 pm
In honor of Labor Day, we’ll be hosting a two day sale next weekend! It kicks off on Sunday, August 31 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., then picks back up on Monday, September 1 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Note that we’ll be opening three hours early next Sunday to start the festivities and give you all a few extra hours to shop.
What will be included in this sale? To start, we’ll have 30 long boxes of a brand new dollar comics on hand. This stock has never been displayed at a Heroes event, nor has it been on the road at any of our numerous convention appearances. We’ve been saving these especially for this event, so know that you’ll have plenty of good dollar comics to find.
If that’s not enough, Shelton has declared that every statue in the store will be on sale, all priced to move! It’s rare that our entire stock of statues will be on sale, so if you’ve had your eye on any of them, next weekend will be the perfect time to pick them up.
It’s going to be a busy Fall at Heroes, and we’ll have some exciting announcements in the coming weeks about store signings and our annual Heroes Pop Swap. Stay tuned to this very blog for all the news, and we’ll look forward to seeing you next weekend.
Heroes Labor Day Sale
Sunday, August 31: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday, September 1: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The HeroesCon Drink and Draw event takes place on Friday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hilton Center City atrium located at 222 E 3rd St, Charlotte, NC 28202. HeroesCon’s first Drink and Draw event was in 2011, modeled after the Drink and Draw Social Club founded by comic artists Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian and Jeff Johnson. That event and every one since has raised money for Team Cul de Sac, the organization founded in honor of Cul de Sac cartoonist Richard Thompson that raises money and awareness for Parkinson’s Research.
Early Saturday morning we announced that HeroesCon will exhibit Bill Watterson and Stephan Pastis‘ three collaborative strips in Pearls Before Swine. While we knew that this would be huge news, we are thrilled that several national outlets covered the story. From the Washington Post, who broke the story, to TIME, CNN and Rolling Stone, the media seems rightly excited about Watterson’s return to the comic strip. Several comic sites, including CBR, Comics Reporter, Comics Alliance, Nerdist and The Beat also covered the story. And Stephan Pastis himself told the story of how his collaboration with Watterson came to be.
Remember, HeroesCon is the only place that anyone will be able to see this art before it is auctioned off. While the media coverage is nice to see, the most important aspect of this story is that all of the money collected from the auction will be donated to our friends at Team Cul de Sac and the Michael J. Fox Foundation. We’ve been working with TCDS for four years in their efforts to raise money for Parkinson’s Research, and are honored to be a part of their continuing efforts.
The Watterson and Pastis strips will be on display all weekend at HeroesCon, and we’ll have even more surprises on hand at Friday night’s Drink and Draw event. Don’t forget that you can hear all about how this art was produced and how it came to HeroesCon at our panel on Friday, June 20 at 5:30. If you haven’t ordered your tickets for HeroesCon, we’re just a few days away. Now’s the time!
This year HeroesCon is proud to display the first published comic strip art from Bill Watterson in nearly twenty years! Watterson completed his inimitable Calvin and Hobbes strip in 1995, and has since remained largely private in his life and art. If you happened to read Stephan Pastis‘ popular Pearls Before Swine strip this week, you may have noticed that Pastis employed a guest artist, billed as a second grade girl named Libby, to help him with three strips. Astute readers speculated about the true identity of the guest artist, and today the Washington Post revealed it to be none other than the legendary Bill Watterson!
In conjunction with Chris Sparks and Team Cul de Sac, we are happy to be bringing all three Watterson and Pastis strips to Charlotte to display at HeroesCon, June 20 through 22 at the Charlotte Convention Center. The art will be displayed on the convention floor all weekend, at our Drink and Draw event on Friday night, and at Saturday night’s Art Auction. We’ll also be hosting a panel on Friday, June 20 where fans will get to hear the story of how this remarkable art was produced, how it came to be featured in Charlotte, and the part that Cul de Sac cartoonist Richard Thompson plays in all of it.
The three strips produced by Watterson and Pastis will be auctioned off in the coming months, with all proceeds from the sale going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. This charity works closely with our good friends at Team Cul de Sac, for whom we host our annual HeroesCon Drink and Draw charity event. More specifics regarding the auction of these pieces will be available at HeroesCon, here on our site and at Team Cul de Sac‘s page in the coming weeks.
HeroesCon is the only place anyone will be able to see the rare Watterson and Pastis original art in person before they are auctioned off. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for comic and art fans across the country, and we are humbled and honored to be bringing it to Charlotte.
HeroesCon takes place June 20 – 22 at the Charlotte Convention Center. The Bill Watterson and Cul de Sac panel takes place Friday, June 20 at 5:30 at the convention center.
The HeroesCon Drink and Draw event takes place on Friday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hilton Center City atrium. HeroesCon’s first Drink and Draw event was in 2011, modeled after the Drink and Draw Social Club founded by comic artists Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian and Jeff Johnson. That event and every one since has raised money for Team Cul de Sac, the organization founded in honor of Cul de Sac cartoonist Richard Thompson that raises money and awareness for Parkinson’s Research.
The HeroesCon Art Auction will take place on Saturday, June 21 at 8 p.m. in the Providence Ballroom at the Westin.
For more information on all things HeroesCon, stayed tuned to www.heroesonline.com. If you have any questions regarding the Watterson and Pastis exhibit in Charlotte, contact Seth Peagler at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Heroes store at 704.375.7462. Additionally, you can contact Team Cul de Sac’s Chris Sparks at email@example.com for further information.
Well, dear readers and loyal customers, it’s official: we have our first DC Villains Month book where the demand has exceeded the supply. Batman #23.3, the Penguin issue, will not be available on the rack Wednesday morning. From allocations before the books even hit the streets, to the enthusiastic response to the motion covers, DC’s event has been an odd mix of stress and success.
At Heroes, we didn’t want to make our reserve customers feel obligated to buy (in some cases) four times the normal amount of comics they would for a given title in the month of September, so we went the special order route. It seems to have worked out pretty well, all things considered, but as they say, nothing’s perfect. With so many requests still continually coming in to the store, we want to remind you that we WILL fill all requests while supplies last. These requests will be honored in the order in which they are/were received, so if you miss an issue that you requested, it simply means we didn’t have enough for everyone to have one.
There is an alternative, however. As the lenticular editions sell out, Heroes will be restocking with the regular, 2D versions of every issue. So, if you just want to read the story, and aren’t necessarily concerned with having the “hot” 3D cover, then we’ve got you covered! If you’ve requested a 3D cover of an issue and we don’t have enough quantity to fill your request, we will automatically fill it with a 2D cover when they arrive in the store. There is no need to specify; if we pull you a 2D cover and you decide against purchasing it, as always, that is totally fine.
Thank you all for sticking with us through this heady and unprecedented event, and we will see you soon!
DC Comics kicks off their Villains Month this week. There were a very limited number of 3D variant covers produced for Forever Evil #1, and comic book stores only received one copy each. We’ve already received several requests for this cover, but since we will be unable to fulfill those, we still want to give our customers a fair chance to buy our only copy. Starting Wednesday morning at 10 am, we are offering it on a first come, first served basis.
Many of you might know that DC is publishing up to four separate issues of all of their titles in the month of September. We know that many of you will not want to purchase every single issue, and therefore we’re not pulling every book for reserve customers. We are happy to fulfill your requests, however, while supplies last. The easiest way to ensure that you’ll get all the issues you want is to email our store manager ( firstname.lastname@example.org). Remember, we aren’t pulling these issues for you even if you have the titles on your reserve list, so find a checklist, decide which ones you want, and let us know.
As always, we will do our best to keep our loyal customers happy. Thank you for all your support.
UPDATE: Happy Labor Day! Today is the last day of our HUGE Warehouse Sale! Get here now!
Here’s a reminder that we’re kicking off our first ever Warehouse Sale next Friday, August 30th! We’ve been hearing how excited all of you are for this event, and we’re looking forward to it just as much as you! We also know many of you are curious about how these books will be priced. Here’s what you can expect next weekend:
As you can see, you’ll have three different levels of pricing over the weekend, and the more you buy, the cheaper the books will be. Friday and Saturday will obviously offer the most quantity to choose from, but by Sunday and Monday you’ll have the chance to pick up even greater deals. We’ll have 100,000 comics under tents outside the front of the store for you to dig through. That’s 300 long boxes! I should also mention that over 100 of those boxes will be in alpha-numeric order for your shopping ease! As a reminder, we’ll be open extra hours all weekend. The official hours for the sale are:
Friday, August 30: 6 p.m. – MIDNIGHT
Saturday, August 31: 10 a.m. – MIDNIGHT
Sunday, September 1: 10 a.m. – MIDNIGHT
Monday, September 2: 10 a.m. – DARK (or until everything’s gone!)
On Friday the store will still open at 10 a.m. like normal, but we’re aiming for 6 p.m. to kick off the outside sales. Also note that in addition to extending our hours on Sunday, we’re opening three hours earlier than usual. That’s right, you’ll have the opportunity to shop Heroes on a Sunday morning!
PARKING: We’ve also heard some concerns about parking for the event. You can still park in the small lot directly behind Heroes (between Heroes and the warehouse), but we’d also like to remind you that there’s plenty of free on-street parking on Pecan Ave, and on 8th Street. All of these spaces are right around the corner from our store, and provide multiple options if the lot behind the store is full. There’s also $2 parking available at the end of the large lot to the side of Heroes. Between all of these options, there will be plenty of convenient places for you to park.
This is not only the first time we’ve had a true Warehouse Sale, but the first chance you’ll get to shop late night hours at the store. Come by, pick up some incredible deals, and celebrate Labor Day with your friends at Heroes!
Thanks to everyone who has already pre-ordered a HeroesCon 2013 Rocketeer t-shirt featuring art by the great Lee Weeks (We should mention Lee’s last issue of Daredevil: Dark Nights comes out today!)! These shirts are at the printer and ready to go but we thought we’d give any stragglers one last chance to order. If you’ve already ordered a shirt, yours will be on its way to you in the coming weeks. We will overprint by a little bit and have some available in our store and online but pre-ordering is the only way to be sure you get the size you need. So this is it, last chance, order your Rocketeer shirt today!