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ON THE ROAD :: HEROES AT CHARLOTTE COMICON THIS SUNDAY!!

March 21, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

ON THE ROAD THIS WEEKEND - SPIDEY

Join SETH, WINSLOW and KARLA this Sunday, March 24 at the CHARLOTTE COMICON!!

Concord Convention Center
Embassy Suites
5400 John Q. Hammons Dr. NW
Concord NC 28027
Just across I-85 from Concord Mills Mall!
http://charlottecomicon.info/

10am-5pm
Admission: $5.00 with Kids 9 & Under FREE!

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ON THE ROAD!! HEROES HITS THE ROAD FOR TWO SHOWS THIS WEEKEND!

March 05, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, NEWS, On the Road, Uncategorized

ON THE ROAD THIS WEEKEND - SPIDEY

The HEROES CREW is hitting the road this weekend for TWO GREAT Shows!!

SHELTON and WINSLOW are heading north for the BIG APPLE COMIC CON!
BigAppleComicCon

The Penn Plaza Pavilion
Pennsylvania Hotel, 401  7th Avenue,
New York NY 10001

Saturday, March 9th: 10am-7pm
Sunday, March 10th: 10am-6pm
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE
https://www.bigapplecc.com/

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PHIL and KARLA will be heading south for SC COMICON!

SCCC

Greenville Convention Center
1 Exposition Drive 
Greenville, SC 29607

Saturday, March 9th: 10am-6pm

Sunday, March 10th: 11am-6pm
Tickets: SATURDAY: $21.00 / SUNDAY: $16.00 / 2-DAY: $31.00
Kids 10 & Under FREE!
http://sccomicon.com/

If you are near EITHER of these shows this weekend, be sure to stop in and say HI to the Heroes Crew!!

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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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NICKY WHEELER-NICHOLSON SIGNING!! WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 :: 2PM-4PM

February 26, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

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HEROES WELCOMES 
NICKY-WHEELER-NICHOLSON
Wednesday, February 27 :: 2PM-4PM

Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson will be doing a pop-up signing at Heroes today, Wednesday the 27th from 2-4 pm.

Nicky is the granddaughter of Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, the publisher of National Allied Publications, the forerunner of DC Comics from its inception in 1934 until Superman appeared in the Spring of 1938. She has stories! In fact, she has a book full of those stories and we will have a few copies available in store tomorrow!

Here’s a great interview with Nicky Wheeler Nicholson on YouTube!

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SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE WINS the OSCAR!!

February 25, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

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The HEROES staff would like to send a huge CONGRATULATIONS to the TEAM behind the Amazing Animated Feature Film, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDERVERSE on their OSCAR win!!

And a SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS to all those who made this movie possible in the first place! Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, John Romita, Brian Michael Bendis, Sara Pichelli, Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi!
You should all be SUPER proud of yourselves today! We know we certainly are!

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HEROESCON 2019 :: GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS *ROUND 2*

February 13, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Guest List, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Uncategorized

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HEROES CONVENTION 2019 ::
Guest Announcements – Round Two!

Heroes is happy to announce our SECOND wave of Featured Guests for our 2019 Convention!

Start making your “must-see” list NOW! Lots of artists start their commission lists well in advance of the convention, so be sure to check their websites and social media!

Keep an eye of the Heroes Hotline, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as we continue to add more great artist to our 2019 Guest List!

FEBRUARY 13
Bill Amend
Allen Bellman
Pat Broderick
Ryan Browne
Andrew Buck
Chris Campana
J Chris Campbell
Vic Carrabotta
Ryan Cody
Patrick Dean
Marc Deering
Eryk Donovan
Marie Enger
Francesco Francavilla
Scott Godlewski
Gene Gonzales
J Gonzo
Randy Green
Tom Grummett
Brian Hurtt
Justin Jordan
Keenan Marshall Keller 
Karl Kesel
Matt Kindt
Sharlene Kindt
Mike Kunkel
Rick Leonardi
Mike Maihack
Kevin Mellon
Jason Moore
Tom Neely 
Andrew Pepoy
Ron Randall
Matt Santorelli
Marlin Shoop
Uko Smith
Mark Waid
Joey Weiser
Jeremy Whitley
Kelly Williams
Matt Wilson
Craig Yoe
Skottie Young
Chip Zdarsky

JANUARY 26
Duane Ballenger 
Darryl Banks
Thomas Boatwright
Chad Bowers
Wes Brooks
Chuck Brown
Chris Brunner
Eric Canete
Bridgit Connell
Katie Cook
Shawn Crystal
Kelly Sue Deconnick
Mason Dickerson
Joey Ellis
Steve Epting
Mark Evanier
Michel Fiffe
Scott Fogg
Charles Forsman
Matt Fraction
Jenny Frison
Monica Gallagher
José Luís Garcia-López
Joe Giella
Michael Golden
Stephen Green
Sanford Greene
Tom Grindberg
Rob Guillory
Gene Ha
John Hairston Jr.
Bob Hall
Craig Hamilton
Cully Hamner
Scott Hanna
Dustin Harbin
Tony Harris
Jason Horn
Casey Jones
Kelley Jones
Chris Kemple
Greg Land
Jason Latour
Mindy Lee
Steve Mannion
John Mccrea
Bill Mckay
Drew Moss
Cary Nord
Jerry Ordway
Tom Palmer
Dan Panosian
Joe Pekar
Ramón Pérez
Ed Piskor
Eric Powell
Pat Quinn
Rod Reis
Rico Renzi
Andrew Robinson
Budd Root
Don Rosa
Jim Rugg
Andy Runton
Stan Sakai
Matteo Scalera
Bill Sienkiewicz
Hoyt Silva
Chris Sims
Andy Smith
Storme Smith
Chris Sparks
Domo Stanton
Kyle Starks
Joe Staton
Brian Stelfreeze
John Timms
Wilfredo Torres
Dean Trippe
Charles Vess
Michael Watkins
Lee Weeks
David Antoine Williams
Renee Witterstaetter
Mike Zeck

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CHARLOTTE MINI-CON :: THIS SATURDAY!! PARKING – COSTUMES – GUEST LIST + MORE!!

January 23, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

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THIS WEEKEND!

The 42nd Anniversary Charlotte Mini-Con will take place THIS SATURDAY, January 26, 2019 at the Grady Cole Center located at 310 N. Kings Drive, Charlotte NC 28204. The show opens to the public at 11am and will close at 5pm.

Tickets are $5.00 in ADVANCE and are available here, or FREE with the purchase of a HeroesCon 2019 3-Day Pass, available here!
Advance Ticket holders will gain entry to the convention floor up to 30 minutes before “DAY OF” ticket holders.
Tickets will be available at the door for $5.00 to attendees 19 years and older. New for 2019: Attendees 18 & Under get in FREE!!


PARKING:
The surface parking lots that surround the Grady Cole Center, as well at the CPCC Parking Deck located at the corner of Charlottetown Avenue and 4th Street, will charge a $5.00 cash fee to park. (The CPCC parking deck located on the corner of 7th Street and Charlottetown Avenue is CLOSED due to maintenance.)

There are options for FREE Public Parking within reasonable walking distance of the Grady Cole Center off of Elizabeth Avenue and off of 7th Street. The following shows Free Public Parking Areas in blue, and $5.00 Cash Parking Areas in yellow. You might also consider utilizing the *CityLYNX Gold Line Trolley* that runs up and down Elizabeth Avenue with a stop at Elizabeth Avenue and Kings Drive, just down the street from the Grady Cole Center. The CityLYNX Gold Line is FREE.

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You can see an alternate map of the area here.

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2019 Charlotte Mini-Con Guest List:

  • Duane Ballenger
  • Thomas Boatwright
  • Chad Bowers
  • Wes Brooks
  • Chuck Brown
  • Chris Brunner
  • Buno Books
  • Bridgit Connell
  • Mason Dickerson
  • Bo Fader
  • Stephen Green
  • Sanford Greene
  • John Hairston Jr.
  • Dustin Harbin
  • Jason Latour
  • Steve Mannion
  • Brockton McKinney
  • Drew Moss
  • Eraklis Petmezas
  • Pat Quinn
  • Rico Renzi
  • Budd Root
  • Stephane Roux
  • Hoyt Silva
  • Chris Sims
  • Andy Smith
  • Brian Stelfreeze
  • Matt D Wilson (writer)
  • & Many More!

MiniCon 2018 Floor Plan

2019 ARTISTS ANNEX:

MiniCon 2018 Floor Plan

2019 Charlotte Mini-Con Exhibitor List:

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COSTUMES:
While we will not be holding a Costume Contest at the 2019 Charlotte Mini-Con, we do encourage attendees who wish to attend in costume to come out and have fun! Please be advised that there will be a weapons check at the door and that all costume props must be either wooden or plastic to comply with the Grady Cole Center weapons policy. All replica weapons will need to be inspected and approved as a non-functional prop at the door before they will be allowed inside the Grady Cole Center. No metal weaponry of any kind will be allowed inside the Grady Cole Center. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing all the great costumes you’ve created!

(Note: We ask that you please be respectful to the artists and exhibitors at Charlotte Mini-Con when taking photos with our costumed attendees. Please try not to block anyone’s set-up when taking photos, and if you would like to stage a group photo, please try to do so outside of high-traffic areas. We want everyone to have a great time at our show and appreciate your help!)

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GRADY COLE CENTER – COSTUME & PROPS POLICY:

The following rules are to ensure the safety of those in attendance, and to allow those in costume to wear them responsibly within the venue. We appreciate the time and effort put into the creation of your costumes, props, and replica weapon/weapon-like items and understand that props and weapons are often a vital part of a character’s costume. However, safety come first, therefore, it is imperative that any props, weapons or weapon-like items (called ‘weapons’ from here on forward for simplicity’s sake) comply with the venue policy, as well as with all local, state, and federal laws. This policy is not a summary of the laws nor does this policy constitute legal advice. You are solely responsible for understanding and complying with all applicable laws.
Inspection Process All persons, bags, back packs, costume props and accessories will be subject to metal detection and inspection in the screening area prior to entering the venue. All props and accessories will be tagged for identification as a security measure. Any individual found inside the facility with a prop or accessory that is not tagged will be directed to the security screening area to receive an inspection and tag. There may be times where a judgement call by the inspectors will need to be made on the acceptability of a prop or weapon. Please understand that security reserves the right to refuse the entry of any prop or weapon it deems unfit, ill- constructed or unsafe to the event.

BRANDISHING:
Brandishing is defined as drawing, exhibiting, waving or using any item, prop or weapon in an unsafe manner. Any such display of an item, prop or weapon in an aggressive or threatening manner, real or implied regardless of intent, or any other activity thought to be unsafe is strictly prohibited. *The only exception to the brandishing rule is for photography/videography. For the limited period you are posing and if the area around you is clear of bystanders. You pose with an item, prop, or weapon in a brandishing-like manner so long as no reasonable person would interpret the pose as anything but safe and no real threat. However, please exercise great caution when doing so – we want everyone (including yourself) to be safe! Misuse of a prop or weapon can be considered grounds for removal or ejection from the facility. Anyone found fighting (simulated or otherwise) or threatening someone with an item, prop, or weapon will be immediately removed from the facility. The Security Staff, in their sole and absolute discretion, are empowered to determine whether an act constitutes “Brandishing” and its severity.

PROHIBITED MATERIALS AND SHAPES FOR WEAPONS / PROPS:
• NO METAL
• NO BRITTLE MATERIALS (glass, acrylic sheet)
• NO SHARP EDGES OR POINTS – NON-RIGID, SOFT MATERIALS ONLY

Clubs & Bludgeoning Weapons:
• Keep weight in mind – the bigger an item is, lighter the construction material is required

Miscellaneous Weapons:
• No kunai – all kunai-type weapons regardless of construction material may not be used.
• *Kunai is defined as any hand held small “dagger like” knife
• Bows and slingshots may be used, but without bowstrings and propelling tubing
• Chains – no metal chains (Plastic chains are acceptable)
• Whips – whips which are peace-bonded to prevent uncoiling will be permitted.

GUNS:
• No replica guns of any type (REPLICA GUNS will be defined as any gun manufactured to look and feel like a real gun)
• No metal pellet / BB guns are allowed
• No paintball or airsoft guns are allowed
• No Replica ammunition, projectiles such as hand grenades, TNT, explosives etc.
• ‘Nerf’-type weapons – allowed as long as no ammunition is present
• Water guns – allowed as long as no liquid is present

Airspace:
No devices may be flown or tethered within the confines of the property. This includes drones, helium balloons and helium-filled products, or any lighter-than-air objects either powered or unpowered.

OTHER NOTEABLE RULES & PROHIBITED ITEMS:
• No Bicycles, Scooters, Skateboards or Hoverboards
• No Handcarts, Trolleys, Rolling Luggage, or Oversized Strollers
• No Selfie sticks, GoPro poles, stilts, or any device that extends your camera or phone away from your hand or body
• No Smoking, Including E-cigarettes and Vaping Products and Devices
• No outside food and beverages
• No costume themed live animals – SERVICE ANIMALS ONLY

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SMOKING:
There is NO SMOKING on the premises of the Grady Cole Center or the surrounding CPCC Campus.

Thank you for your compliance,
Grady Cole Center and American Legion Memorial Stadium Facility Management

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GRADY COLE CENTER: HANDICAP ACCESS & WEAPONS POLICY – CHARLOTTE MINI-CON

January 09, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS, NEWS, Uncategorized

CLT MINI CON 2019

HANDICAP ACCESS:
We would like to make sure that the Charlotte Mini-Con is easily accessible for ALL of our attendees.
If you, or someone in your group, require handicap access, please notify Karla Southern (Karla@heroesonline.com) so that we can arrange admittance for the back parking lot ahead of time.
If you need assistance for Handicapped Access on the DAY OF the show, please contact the Grady Cole Center directly: (704) 336-2884

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COSTUMES:
While we will not be holding a Costume Contest at the 2019 Charlotte Mini-Con, we do encourage attendees who wish to attend in costume to come out and have fun! Please be advised that there will be a weapons check at the door and that all costume props must be either wooden or plastic to comply with the Grady Cole Center weapons policy. All replica weapons will need to be inspected and approved as a non-functional prop at the door before they will be allowed inside the Grady Cole Center. No metal weaponry of any kind will be allowed inside the Grady Cole Center. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing all the great costumes you’ve created!

(Note: We ask that you please be respectful to the artists and exhibitors at Charlotte Mini-Con when taking photos with our costumed attendees. Please try not to block anyone’s set-up when taking photos, and if you would like to stage a group photo, please try to do so outside of high-traffic areas. We want everyone to have a great time at our show and appreciate your help!)

———

GRADY COLE CENTER – COSTUME & PROPS POLICY:

The following rules are to ensure the safety of those in attendance, and to allow those in costume to wear them responsibly within the venue. We appreciate the time and effort put into the creation of your costumes, props, and replica weapon/weapon-like items and understand that props and weapons are often a vital part of a character’s costume. However, safety come first, therefore, it is imperative that any props, weapons or weapon-like items (called ‘weapons’ from here on forward for simplicity’s sake) comply with the venue policy, as well as with all local, state, and federal laws. This policy is not a summary of the laws nor does this policy constitute legal advice. You are solely responsible for understanding and complying with all applicable laws.
Inspection Process All persons, bags, back packs, costume props and accessories will be subject to metal detection and inspection in the screening area prior to entering the venue. All props and accessories will be tagged for identification as a security measure. Any individual found inside the facility with a prop or accessory that is not tagged will be directed to the security screening area to receive an inspection and tag. There may be times where a judgement call by the inspectors will need to be made on the acceptability of a prop or weapon. Please understand that security reserves the right to refuse the entry of any prop or weapon it deems unfit, ill- constructed or unsafe to the event.

BRANDISHING:
Brandishing is defined as drawing, exhibiting, waving or using any item, prop or weapon in an unsafe manner. Any such display of an item, prop or weapon in an aggressive or threatening manner, real or implied regardless of intent, or any other activity thought to be unsafe is strictly prohibited. *The only exception to the brandishing rule is for photography/videography. For the limited period you are posing and if the area around you is clear of bystanders. You pose with an item, prop, or weapon in a brandishing-like manner so long as no reasonable person would interpret the pose as anything but safe and no real threat. However, please exercise great caution when doing so – we want everyone (including yourself) to be safe! Misuse of a prop or weapon can be considered grounds for removal or ejection from the facility. Anyone found fighting (simulated or otherwise) or threatening someone with an item, prop, or weapon will be immediately removed from the facility. The Security Staff, in their sole and absolute discretion, are empowered to determine whether an act constitutes “Brandishing” and its severity.

PROHIBITED MATERIALS AND SHAPES FOR WEAPONS / PROPS:
• NO METAL
• NO BRITTLE MATERIALS (glass, acrylic sheet)
• NO SHARP EDGES OR POINTS – NON-RIGID, SOFT MATERIALS ONLY

Clubs & Bludgeoning Weapons:
• Keep weight in mind – the bigger an item is, lighter the construction material is required

Miscellaneous Weapons:
• No kunai – all kunai-type weapons regardless of construction material may not be used.
• *Kunai is defined as any hand held small “dagger like” knife
• Bows and slingshots may be used, but without bowstrings and propelling tubing
• Chains – no metal chains (Plastic chains are acceptable)
• Whips – whips which are peace-bonded to prevent uncoiling will be permitted.

GUNS:
• No replica guns of any type (REPLICA GUNS will be defined as any gun manufactured to look and feel like a real gun)
• No metal pellet / BB guns are allowed
• No paintball or airsoft guns are allowed
• No Replica ammunition, projectiles such as hand grenades, TNT, explosives etc.
• ‘Nerf’-type weapons – allowed as long as no ammunition is present
• Water guns – allowed as long as no liquid is present

Airspace:
No devices may be flown or tethered within the confines of the property. This includes drones, helium balloons and helium-filled products, or any lighter-than-air objects either powered or unpowered.

OTHER NOTEABLE RULES & PROHIBITED ITEMS:
• No Bicycles, Scooters, Skateboards or Hoverboards
• No Handcarts, Trolleys, Rolling Luggage, or Oversized Strollers
• No Selfie sticks, GoPro poles, stilts, or any device that extends your camera or phone away from your hand or body
• No Smoking, Including E-cigarettes and Vaping Products and Devices
• No outside food and beverages
• No costume themed live animals – SERVICE ANIMALS ONLY

Small hand carts like the one pictured will be allowed. Anything larger will be turned away.

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Please budget additional time for the inspection of your costume, your props and bags. We recommend bringing as little as possible to get through the screening station quickly and efficiently.

Thank you for your compliance,
Grady Cole Center and American Legion Memorial Stadium Facility Management

Document Last Edited: January 11, 2019

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HEROESCON TICKET HOLDERS RECEIVE FREE ADMISSION TO CHARLOTTE MINI-CON!!!

January 09, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS, Exclusives, HeroesCon, NEWS, Special Offers, Uncategorized

PrintYou read that RIGHT!!!
The HeroesCon 2019 Online Ticket Discount has ended…but that doesn’t mean the DEALS have!!

Anyone who has purchased a HEROESCON 2019 3-Day Advance Pass can bring proof of that ticket purchase to receive FREE ADMISSION to the CHARLOTTE MINI-CON on Saturday, January 26th at the Grady Cole Center! (Regular Admission: $5.00 Per Adult, 18 & Under FREE.)

If you have already purchased your ticket for the Charlotte Mini-Con, you will be able to purchase your HeroesCon 2019 3-Day Advance Tickets AT THE MINI-CON for $5.00 OFF! (Regular 3-Day Pass Admission: $50.00, 18 & Under FREE.) That means there’s still a chance to get your HeroesCon 2019 ticket at the discount price of $45.00! (Ticket(s) MUST be purchased at the Charlotte Mini-Con to receive discount.)

If you have already purchased BOTH your Charlotte Mini-Con ticket AND your HeroesCon 2019 ticket, first of all…HAVE WE TOLD YOU HOW MUCH WE LOVE YOU???
Bring proof of BOTH your ticket purchases and we will give you a FREE HeroesCon Shirt! (While supplies last!)

And…finally…
If you have purchased your Charlotte Mini-Con ticket AND a HeroesCon 2019 ticket with A LIMITED EDITION SHIRT…YOU ARE A TRUE HERO AMONG HEROES!!!
Wear your RED, Limited-Edition HeroesCon t-shirt to the Charlotte Mini-Con and we will gift you with an additional bonus for being SO AWESOME!!

We hope to see EVERYONE at the Charlotte Mini-Con on Saturday, January 26th!!

Featuring:

  • Thomas Boatwright
  • Wes Brooks
  • Chuck Brown
  • Chris Brunner
  • Bridgit Connell
  • Mason Dickerson
  • Stephen Green
  • Sanford Greene
  • John Hairston Jr
  • Dustin Harbin
  • Jason Latour
  • Steve Mannion
  • Drew Moss
  • Eraklis Petmezas
  • Pat Quinn
  • Rico Renzi
  • Budd Root
  • Stephane Roux
  • Hoyt Silva
  • Andy Smith
  • Brian Stelfreeze
  • & Many More!

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END OF YEAR AMNESTY SALE!! NOW UNTIL JANUARY 8TH!!

December 27, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: Sale!, Special Offers, Uncategorized

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First it was CHRISTMAS…
Then, 7 days later it’s NEW YEAR’s…
But do you know which “King” was born 7 days after New Year’s in 1935??
ELVIS, the KING of Rock ‘n’ Roll…That’s WHO!!

SO…in honor of three of the BEST Holiday’s on the Calendar…HEROES is celebrating until Elvis leaves the building on Tuesday, January 8th, by offering our RESERVE CUSTOMERS 25% OFF on all NEW merchandise when you clear out your reserve bag!!

We have also extended our HEROESCON 2019 TICKET SALE until Elvis blows out the candles on his birthday cake…so be sure to get your ticket before prices go up on January 9th!!
$45.00 – HEROESCON 3-DAY PASS
$55/$60 – HEROESCON 3-DAY PASS w/SHIRT

(25% OFF is for Subscribers ONLY and does NOT apply to Gold & Silver Age Back Issues or Statues.)

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