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September 12, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: Uncategorized

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Use your imagination with THE BOXTROLLS! A family event movie from the creators of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge.

On Sunday, September 14 from 1-3PM, head over to Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find for THE BOXTROLLS Cardboard Challenge! THE BOXTROLLS are teaming up with the Imagination Foundation to invite kids of all ages to build anything they can dream up using cardboard, recycled materials and imagination.

Participants will receive fun prizes from THE BOXTROLLS, and can enter-to-win a “What’s in the Box” Prize Pack, including an Xbox One. Post your creation on Twitter or Instagram with #TheBoxtrollsCC for a chance to win the national overall prize, the “Imagination Box,” including an Apple iMac, an iPad Air, and more! THE BOXTROLLS, in theaters September 26!

Date: Sunday, September 14
Location:Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find – 1957 E. 7th St. Charlotte, NC 28204




September 10, 2014 By: Justin Crouse Category: Uncategorized

staff_picksjustin_staff_picksJUSTIN’S PICK :: PROPHET STRIKEFILE #1: I love anything encyclopedic. I can while away days with a few Official Handbooks of the Marvel Universes, or Who’s Who?es, or what-have-you. The cumulative nature of serial fiction – and especially comics – gets so awe-inspiring when everything is condensed down to its most basic summary…something about it compels me. We’ll let the mystery be. Anyway, now Prophet gets the treatment, and with the wild talents of Brandon Graham and Simon Roy at the helm, this little pamphlet o’ factoids is sure to fascinate. And we can all use a scorecard, sometimes.

prophet strikefile



July 04, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: Uncategorized

We will be open today until at least 6PM for all your comic shopping needs. If you haven’t been in the store lately, be sure to check out our $1 comics, they’re going fast and won’t last long. Southern Bastards #3 came out this week and it has a great looking fried apple pie recipe in the back. Impress your family and friends with that today!

We’re still posting HeroesCon 2014 links that people are sending us on our Facebook page and Twitter. Join the fun over there if you haven’t already.

Our web store is always open. New items coming soon!




May 23, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: Uncategorized


HeroesCon 2014 is only one month away and even more great creators are being added to our guest list every week! It’s getting SO CLOSE! We’ll see you at the Charlotte Convention Center June 20-22, 2014. Tickets for  are on sale now! Check out our full line-up of comic creators here!


CREATORS! Artists Alley tables are still available but they are going fast! Reserve your space today!


andersonLUIGI ANDERSON – Colorist: The Auteur

FRANK BARBIERE – Writer: Five Ghosts, Solar: Man of the Atom, The White Suits

BRIAN CLEVINGER – Writer: Atomic Robo


GlassBRYAN JL GLASS – Writer: Mice Templar, Furious

grantKERON GRANT – Concept Artist: Robocop, Transformers, GI Joe

MIKE HENDERSON – Artist: Nailbiter

LeeJANET LEE – Artist: Return of the Dapper Men, Jane Auten’s Emma, Wonderland Alphabet

HEIDI MACDONALD – Writer: The Beat

BEN MCCOOL – Writer: Pigs, Lookouts

mckoneMIKE MCKONE – Artist: Justice League United, Avengers: Endless Wartime

nilesSTEVE NILES – Writer: Criminal Macabre, 30 Days of Night, Frankenstein Alive Alive

rouxSTEPHANE ROUX – Artist: Harley Quinn, Batman, Birds of Prey

TOM SPURGEON – Writer/Historian: The Comics Reporter

KARL STORY – Inker: Adventures of Superman, Serenity, Tom Strong

vinesDEXTER VINES – Inker: Amazing X-Men, Uncanny Avengers, Batman

SCOTT WEGENER – Artist: Atomic Robo

Heroes Convention takes place in Charlotte, North Carolina, June 20-22 2014. Get your 3 day passes today! The full guest list (so far) is here.




May 07, 2014 By: Andy Mansell Category: Uncategorized

staff_picksandy_staff_picksANDY’S PICKS: What a week! What a week!
I can’t just recommend one; nor can I just recommend two:
First off we have The Complete Cul De Sac by Richard Thompson.  this big beautiful slip cased edition collects every single daily and Sunday strip from what may very well be the single best comic strip since Calvin and Hobbes.  Sadly, due to Mr. Thompson’s struggles with Parkinson’s there will never be any new Cul De Sac strips; but what remains is a testament to the creators talent and wit.  These strips are a joy to look at and they are more often than not laugh out loud funny. I already miss Alice and Dill.
Second and thirdly, we have from Fantagraphics, another volume of the COMPLETE PEANUTS this hardcover  VOL 21 collects all the strips from 1991-1992. Only three more volumes to go. The cover features my second most favorite Schulz creation Marcie (Rerun Van  Pelt is of course Number 1)
Or go back to the beginning and  try the new soft cover edition of the   COMPLETE PEANUTS  VOL 01 from 1950-1952. It is magic to watch Charles Schulz’s fledgling strip transform day by day  into the iconic gem we still know and love today.
Lastly, from Dark Horse, we have MURDER MYSTERIES HC and this second edition is only $19.99. P.Craig Russell beautifully adapts Neil Gaiman’s well known short story.  This is one of Gaiman’s best and Mr. Russell does the story right. Visions of the Silver City alone are worth the price of admission.  Get reading!!!!


October 30, 2013 By: Rico Renzi Category: Uncategorized

staff_picks heather_staff_picksHEATHER’S PICK :: X-MEN: BATTLE OF THE ATOM #2: The conclusion to this year’s X-Men event is finally here! Has it only really been 10 weeks since mutants from past, present, and future have had me on the edge my seat for what happens next? Admittedly, I love any book that features a Quentin Quire Phoenix, but this has been a series that I have been looking forward to as each new book as it came out week to week.  While I am excited to see how it ends, I will hate for it not to be in my reserve bag after Wednesday.

For my first Marvel event, I have really enjoyed how the story flowed from one issue to another and didn’t require me to pick up 52 issues each week to keep up with what was going on.  Instead I really liked the story in the books I wasn’t already reading.  In fact, I will be adding Uncanny X-Men to my pull list going forward.  When you add Amazing X-Men in November, the X-Men will have completely taken over my reserve bag.


September 24, 2013 By: Seth Peagler Category: Uncategorized

staff_picks seth_staff_picksSETH’S PICK :: SIN TITULO HC:  It’s been quite a month if you’re a fan of big company books.  As for me, while I’ve enjoyed Jonathan Hickman’s Infinity series, and appreciate the marketing success of DC’s 3D cover bonanza, I’m much more interested in the underdog books lately.  That’s why I’m picking Sin Titulo by Cameron Stewart this week.  The book did win an Eisner back in 2010 for Digital comics, so some of you out there might object to me calling this an underdog.  Still, in a week where every speculator in the country is going to be trying to make quick cash on the Joker’s Daughter 3D cover, it’s nice to have a solid, gimmick-less book to talk about, and on a week like this one, Sin Titulo is likely to get lost in the 3D wave.  I will admit that I only started reading Sin Titulo in its digital format recently, and mainly because I wanted to write about it.  I am, however, familiar with Stewart’s work, particularly at DC and Vertigo.  If you read reviews of Sin Titulo, you’ll see words like ‘noirish’ and ‘Lynchian,’ and it’s safe to say that Stewart was likely influenced by that genre and famed director David Lynch.  It is a unique read though, and, dinosaur that I am, I’m happy to have it arriving in a book format.  So if you want something with a little more depth and aesthetic value beyond the brightest and shiniest of the week’s big company offerings, I’d encourage you to give Sin Titulo a look.




July 18, 2013 By: Karla Marsh Category: Staff Picks, Uncategorized

karla_staff_picksKARLA’S PICK :: PORCELAIN: A GOTHIC FAIRY TALE: What can I say? I’m a sucker for a creepy fairy tale. That’s why my pick this week is Porcelain: A Gothic Fairy Tale by Benjamin Read and Chris Wildgoose. As most classic fairy tales do, it starts off with an unfortunate soul. This time, the tale of woe begins with a young orphan girl referred to only as “Child” who lives off of the streets, and begs, steals and cheats to stay alive. Child attempts to steal from the wealthy Porcelain Maker, an alchemist who might be much more than he seems. From there, the story weaves a fascinating, and dark, fairy tale that I can’t wait to get my hands on! The art for this story is really quite stunning, which I was charmed to see from an artist who’s last name seems like it was plucked from the pages of a fairy tale in the first place! I mean, really? Wildgoose?? OF COURSE he should illustrate a fairy tale! It seems only fitting.




May 31, 2013 By: Karla Marsh Category: Uncategorized


HeroesCon 2013 is OVERFLOWING with great exhibitors and artists bringing something from every facet of comics-fandom! We’re also happy to announce that we will be hosting some great exhibitors for artists and aspiring artists!

If you’re an artist, or if you’ve watched as some of your favorite artists compose sketches at conventions, you will know that Copic Markers have become one of the preferred tools for artists of all genres. Known for they variety of liners, markers, air brush kits and more, Copic has something for everyone, from the skilled artist to the beginner!

Copic Markers will be setting up for their very FIRST HeroesCon this year, and we hope that you will take the time to stop by their booth and check out their product!

You can watch as Copic-master, and HeroesCon friend and beloved artist, Adam Hughes gives a FREE ART LESSON using Copic Markers here!

Joining us for their second year at HeroesCon is another artist’s favorite AutoDesk Sketchbook Pro!

Autodesk is returning with their pro sketching software for Windows and Mac! It’s a professional-grade painting app that is a great digital tool for artists of all skill levels! Their apps are also available for iPad and Android devices!!

You can watch several HeroesCon artists such as: Chris UmingaChrissie Zullo and Phil Noto use the Sketchbook Pro equipment LIVE at the Autodesk Sketchbook booth throughout the convention!

So get ready! Wear your comfy shoes and bring your shopping bags! There’s going to be A LOT to see and experience at HeroesCon 2013!!


First look at HeroesCon 2013 Exhibitors!

May 22, 2013 By: Karla Marsh Category: HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, NEWS, Uncategorized

We all know that HeroesCon is known for its all-star Artist Alley each year, but let’s not overlook the AMAZING EXHIBITORS who make our show the can’t-miss event of the summer, and a destination for Gold and Silver-Age comics, comic-related apparel, art supplies, collectibles, DVD’s, toys and so much more! Take a look at our 2013 Exhibitors, and make your shopping lists in advance!

A. Pennyworth’s Comics 1412
AH Digital 2105, 2107
Almost Anything 206, 208, 210
Andrew Heath 419
Anomaly Productions 522
Anthony’s Comic Book Art 1719, 1721
Apocalypse Comics 718, 720, 722, 817, 819, 821
Aspen Comics 812, 911
Autodesk Consumer Group / SketchBook Pro
822, 921 1610
B & C Collectibles 2109
Bear Butt Comics/Mischief Leather 320
Beyond Comics 808, 810
Big Lair’s 1620
Big Wow 1904, 2003
Bill Pappas 1707, 1709
Black Dog Collectibles 1606, 1608
Blue Juice Comics 520
BOOM!/KaBoom! 920, 922, 1019, 1021
Borderlands 1818, 1820, 1917, 1919
Cards, Comics and Collectibles 1318, 1320, 1322, 1417, 1419, 1421
Carolina Comic Book Club 204
Carolina Garrison – 501st Legion 110
Carolina Ghostbusters 105
CBLDF 102, 104
Cheap Joes Art Stuff 1522
CJ Draden 218
Columbia Comics 1821
Comic Central 1512, 1611
Comic Lock 1918, 1920, 2017, 2019
Comic Whiz 212
Comic Wise 318, 417
Comics & Gaming 1517, 1519
Comics Guarantee Corporation – CGC 207, 209
Comics to Astonish 304, 306
ComicMix 1222, 1321
Convention Exclusive 305
Cool Lines Artwork 719, 721
Copic Markers 818, 917
Cosmic Times 1720
Crazy Ed’s Comics 1618
Creature Entertainment 1722
Cunningham’s Comics 407, 409
Dale Roberts Comics 518, 617
Dave’s Comics & Cards 1418, 1420, 1422, 1521
David Shankle 717
Dimension Decals 303
Dragon Song Forge 1906, 1908, 1910
Earl Shaw 408, 410, 412
Evie Tees 612
Eye Candy 2307
Frame Monkey 1619, 1621
GBM Collection 2111
Get Cash For Comics 606, 608
Gotham Super Car 111
Grant Merrill 2119, 2121
Harley Yee Rare Comics 907, 909
Harrison’s Comics 1806, 1808, 1810, 1812, 1905, 1907, 1909, 1911
Heroes and Dragons 705, 707
Heroes Are Here 411
Hey Kids, Comics! 203, 205
Hot Flips 622, 1622
Ian Leino 2118
Imperial Quartermaster 2008, 2010, 2012
imPhotoGraphics Design 820
Infinity Comics LLC 202
Ink Correct 511
Intergalactic Collectibles 610
Jason Hamlin 1705
Jason McAlister/William Pigg 2022
Jim Walls 217
Joe Todd 106
Keomaka 2306, 2307
Killer Kollectibles 2302
Klingon Assault Group 108
Leroy Harper Comics 2110, 2112
Magic Massage Therapy 2301
Mario’s Comics 712
Mark Scott 1408, 1507
Mark Sparacio 521
McFarland Publishing 2005, 2007, 2009
Mighty Fine Art 2020
Mike’s Comics & Collectibles 2106, 2108
My SuperHero Guy 2120
New Age Discoveries 2308
New Force Comics 317, 319
New World Toys and Collectibles 201
North Coast Nostalgia 809, 811
Off World Designs Inc. 1922, 2021
Outer Rim Toys / Out of the Toy Box Jewelry 711
Pain-Less 2305
Painted Visions 1518, 1617
PaperCutz 919
Patrick Sullivan 2004, 2103
Planet Comics 1506, 1605
Poetic Earth 2122
Pop Culture Emporium 420
Premier Green Screens 112
Premiere Collectibles / Lightech Ltd. 2006
Pross Comics 1921
Purgatory Comics 2102, 2104
Reel Imports 1819
Reggie’s Comics and Collectibles 1410
Richard Fortenberry 311
Robert’s Comics and Collectibles 1718, 1817
Shark Robot 307, 309
Showcase Comics & Games 507, 509
Sideboard Games/El Cig’s Comics 619
Smoking Halo, LLC 1717
Soundtrack 620
Ssalefish Comics 418, 517
Static 519
Steve Smith 618
Stormcrow Comics 1612, 1711
Stylin Online 308, 310, 312; 1706-1712; 1805-1811
Supah! Comics 1508, 1510
Super Mecado Comics 621 506, 508, 510, 512, 605, 607, 609, 611 403, 405
Tales of Wonder 219, 221, 220, 222
Tangled Web 1509, 1511
TC’s Toys 211
Team Fox: DeLorean Time Machine 101
Teeturtle 2018
The Toy Federation 709
TNT Comics 1822
Tomorrow Treasures 708, 807 2117
Triangle Cards / Orange Ribbon Collectibles 301
TV’s Treasure Chest 2303, 2304
TwoMorrows Publishing 118, 120, 122
Ultimate Comics 404, 406, 503, 505
Unknown Comix 1520
Valiant Entertainment 1220, 1319
Warp 9 1912, 2011
Welcome Back Comics 1607, 1609
White Lightning Productions 321
Wyrlwynd 422
XCON Comics 710
Zenescope Entertainment 322, 421

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