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August 21, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Discussion Group, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Other Events, Sale!, Special Offers, Uncategorized

This Labor Day weekend will mark the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of Heroes opening in our new location at 417 Pecan Avenue! It’s hard to believe that what is now our new store was once our WAREHOUSE, and what better way to celebrate our anniversary than by throwing a  THREE-DAY WAREHOUSE SALE!

Back in 2013 we sold a staggering 300 long boxes, and over 100,000 comics, in just FOUR DAYS at our first official Warehouse Sale! To celebrate our first year in our new home #UnderTheWaterTower, we are once again purging our overstock of nearly 100 long boxes and selling them at CAN’T-MISS PRICES!!

Labor Day Anniversary Sale

We will offer extended hours on Saturday, September 1st from 10am-10pm and Sunday, September 2nd from 10am-6pm. Be sure to join us on LABOR DAY Monday from 10am-6pm when all sale books will be reduced to just 25¢!! Prices will start at $1 on Saturday and drop each day but, for the best selection, we hope to see you on Saturday!

Black Hammer Vol 1Speaking of “Blasts from the Past”, Saturday, September 1st at 2pm will mark the return of the HEROES DISCUSSION GROUP!
Our first discussion group since 2012 will find Heroes’ own Andrew Mansell and Samuel Reynolds-Oosting leading the talk as we probe the depths of the Dark Horse hit BLACK HAMMER VOL. 1 from writer Jeff Lemire, artist Dean Ormston and colorist Dave Stewart! We welcome any and all to join the discussion group, so if you are a fan of BLACK HAMMER like we are, please feel free to join us on Saturday, September 1st during the sale!





August 15, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, On the Road, Uncategorized


The HEROES staff will be hitting the road THIS WEEKEND for the TWO-DAY Charlotte Comicon at the Concord Convention Center located at the Embassy Suites just across I-85 from Concord Mills Mall! (5400 John Q. Hammons Dr. NW, Concord NC 28027)

You can catch Shelton, Seth, Karla and Winslow selling funny books from 10am-6pm on Saturday, August 18 and from 10am-4pm on Sunday, August 19th! Admission is just $5.00 with Kids 12 & Under FREE!

If you have a special request for a comic book, or if you would like to place a supply order to pick up at the show, please let us know in advance! Email by Friday morning, August 17, and we will do our best to accommodate your requests!

Charlotte Comicon logo



August 06, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

Business Cards Insta

The Staff at Heroes just got some fancy NEW BUSINESS CARDS! In case you were wondering about who to contact regarding specific aspects of our day-to-day, here’s a quick breakdown!

Shelton Drum – Owner & Founder
Shelton started Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find back in 1980 and is our leader and guiding force. You can contact him with questions regarding the store, HeroesCon, or if you have Silver and/or Golden Age comics that you would like to sell. He is constantly on the road setting up at conventions across the country, happily selling and buying comics and promoting all things Heroes throughout the year. It wouldn’t be Heroes without Shelton (plus, he’s the one who writes the checks and pays the bills)!

Seth Peagler – Operations Manager
Seth oversees the day-to-day functions of both the store and warehouse. He is your go-to for supply orders and he also consults on product orders for the store. Contact him if you have a comic collection you’re looking to sell, have questions about our store, or if you need to order collecting supplies.

Elias Pittman – Inventory Manager
Elias crunches the numbers and places the orders for new products each week. You can contact him to request new comics (and variants), update your pull sheet, or ask any questions regarding the store.

Karla Southern – Event & Media Coordinator
Karla is your contact for all things HeroesCon. Contact her with artist and artist alley questions, for exhibitor booth reservations, or with promotional or marketing queries. You can also contact her about the Heroes Pop Swap, Charlotte Mini-Con, and all other Heroes Events.

We also have a tremendous store staff which includes long-time employee Phil Southern, Justin Crouse, Winslow Drum and Sam Reynolds! We look forward to seeing you in the store SOON!

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July 27, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

Starting in early August, you may notice a few changes among the Heroes staff.

Today we announce the departures of Justin Crouse and Rico Renzi. Justin has been our Store Manager for 5 years, and Rico our Creative Director for nearly 8 years. Please join us in thanking and wishing Justin and Rico well in their new endeavors.


Justin has maintained the difficult task of ordering all new merchandise for the store, which is much harder to manage than you could  imagine. Ordering new comics each week is far from a perfect science, and he has done a great job of navigating the ever-changing landscape of the comic buying public. While he will no longer be serving as Store Manager, he will remain with us as an occasional store clerk, filling the odd shift, and continuing to share his wealth of comics knowledge. You can also find him at the legendary Lupie’s Café, a favorite local restaurant of ours. Justin is a talented cartoonist and we hope he will get the chance to spend more time writing and drawing, as we are all big fans of his art and wit.


Bridgit Heroes Heads - Rico

Joining the likes of Casey Jones, Matt Fraction, Dustin Harbin and Bridgit Connell, Rico becomes the latest in a long history of talented Heroes staffers who have made the move into full-time comic work. Rico just wrapped up his acclaimed work on the homegrown hit Spider-Gwen, and will continue to be seen in the pages of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. You’ll also be able to find him reunited with Spider-Gwen artist Robbi Rodriguez this December in the new Vertigo comic Goddess Mode. He’ll have further new announcements later this year, as well, so find him on social media to stay up to date. While Rico will now be freelancing full-time, he will remain a true “Hero” at heart and will be assisting with occasional design work and con assistance.


The common thread in any retail establishment is change. Heroes has been in existence as a store for nearly 40 years, and has persevered through every kind of change, be it staff or industry wide. We are happy to remain your friendly neighborhood comic shop, offering the best in comics, new and old, and collecting supplies. We are already hard at work on HeroesCon 2019, with the first of many guest announcements arriving in the next few months.  In the meantime, here’s a brief listing of our core management group, should you ever need to contact us:

Shelton Drum started Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find back in 1980 and remains our leader and guiding force. You can reach him at with any questions regarding the store, HeroesCon, or if you have Silver and/or Golden Age comics that you would like to sell. He will continue to be on the road setting up at conventions across the country, happily selling and buying comics and promoting all things Heroes throughout the year. It wouldn’t be Heroes without Shelton (plus, he’s the one who writes the checks and pays the bills)!


Legend has it that Karla Southern has been in attendance at every single HeroesCon. With that many conventions under her belt, it only makes sense that she will remain our Event Coordinator. She will also be absorbing much of Rico’s convention workload. You can email her at with any HeroesCon exhibitor, artist and artist alley questions, or with any promotional or marketing queries. You can also ask her about the Charlotte Mini-Con, Pop Swap and all other Heroes Events.


After spending the past 11 years as Heroes Warehouse Manager, Seth Peagler will now assume the duties of Operations Manager, overseeing the day-to-day functions of both the store and warehouse. He will continue to manage supply sales and will consult on product ordering. You can email him at if you have a comic collection you’re looking to sell, questions about our store, or if you need to order collecting supplies.


We’re happy to announce that Elias Pittman will be assuming the Inventory Manager position, crunching numbers and ordering new products each week. Elias has been a reliable store clerk for nearly 4 years. His enthusiasm for comics is contagious, and he is already greatly appreciated by the staff and our customers. You can reach him at to request new comics (and variants), update your pull sheet, or ask any question regarding the store.

We may have a few more new staff announcements soon, but for now it’s business as usual for all of us. We’re still fortunate to have great support from lovable curmudgeon Phil Southern, young stalwart Sam Reynolds and jack-of-all-trades Winslow Drum. September will be our First Anniversary in our new location, so that might warrant a celebration! October is just around the corner, and that means Pop Swap isn’t far away. Then we’re just a few short months from Charlotte Mini-Con. Before you know it, HeroesCon 2019 will be on our doorstep. Thanks for sticking with us. We’re excited about the future of Heroes, and continuing to be your comics source.


(Many thanks to Bridgit Connell for the use of her HAHTF Staff drawings!)



July 18, 2018 By: Rico Renzi Category: Uncategorized




July 11, 2018 By: Rico Renzi Category: Uncategorized


Robert Kirkman and his team surprised everybody including us by releasing a new, unannounced comic book #1 today! We have the book and its 10 variant covers on our shelves today! 



June 29, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

Batman 50 - Batrimony2

It’s the Comic-Book Wedding of the Century and we invite you to join us for a MIDNIGHT-RELEASE PARTY Wedding Reception on Tuesday Evening, July 3rd / Wednesday Morning, July 4th from 12AM-Until!!

Heroes will close at 9pm on Tuesday evening, July 3rd and will RE-OPEN at MIDNIGHT on Wednesday, July 4th for the EPIC Release of Batman #50 “The Wedding Issue”!

ALL NEW RELEASES for Wednesday, July 4th will be available FOR SALE at this time!!

Other Titles You May Want to Add to Your List Include:



Art and cover by JOELLE JONES
Variant cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU

The wedding night’s barely over, but Catwoman’s back on the streets, this time to expose a copycat who’s pulling heists around Gotham City. As Selina cracks the whip on her former criminal cohorts, she’s attracting unwanted attention from one of Gotham’s most dangerous groups. The mob? Nope. Try the GCPD. And as if the Bat-Bride didn’t have enough problems, there’s an all-new villain determined to make trouble for all nine of Selina’s lives. Don’t miss the start of an all-new monthly series written and illustrated by Eisner Award-nominee Joëlle Jones!

On sale JULY 4 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+


Cover by ALEX ROSS

IT IS WINTER IN AMERICA. For over 70 years, he has stood in stalwart defense of our country and its people. But in the aftermath of Hydra’s takeover of the nation, Captain America is a figure of controversy, carrying a tarnished shield…and a new enemy is rising! Who are the Power Elite? And how do they intend to co-opt and corrupt the symbol that is Captain America?

On sale JULY 4 • 35 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED 12+



American Gods meets Preacher and Hellboy on the midnight road to Sacramento!

Nash is a trucker, he also sees ghosts, and when the moon is on the rise and violence threatens his friends… He roams as a wolf… As the Highway Beast!
When Nash takes on a mysterious hitchhiker heading for Tuscon, he and his friends are dragged headfirst into his biggest and most dangerous adventure yet!

On sale JULY 4 • FC, $5.99 US • TITAN PUBLISHING

We hope you can join us for this In-Store Event!! 
Also in the Neighborhood that Evening:
The STAR SPANGLED SPECTACULAR is at Memorial Stadium on Tuesday, July 3rd at 6pm



June 13, 2018 By: Rico Renzi Category: Uncategorized

chris-head shot
Chris Claremont is coming to HeroesCon! Don’t miss this chance to meet him June 15-17 in Charlotte, North Carolina! Get your 3 Day passes now!


HEROESCON 2018: Costume Contest and Class Photo!

June 06, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

Costume Contest for web

HeroesCon 2018 Costume Contest
Sunday, June 17: 11am-2pm

Show us what you got!!

Save time (and our staff’s eyes!) by registering for the cosplay contest in advance! You’ll still need to check in with us to get your competition number, but you won’t have to fill anything else out!

HC 2018 Cosplay Contest Pre-Registration Form



** Master (18 and up)
The Master category is intended for skilled cosplayers with cosplay experience, recognition and/or awards. Professional actors and actresses or groups who perform outside the convention circuit are required to compete at this level.


  • Professional costumers, seamstresses or people who take commissions for creating costumes, props or other clothing are required to compete at this level for Construction.
  •  Anyone who has won awards as a Novice
  •  An individual who has achieved “Master” status at any other major convention, or
  • Anyone who chooses to compete in this division may do so.

** Novice (18 and up)
The Novice category is intended for people with virtually no cosplay experience or cosplayers with little to no prior experience on stage/making costumes.


  • Anyone who has never won an award in a cosplay competition (other than as a Youth) at any convention.
  • First-time performers / cosplayers fit here.

** Teens (11-17)

Between 11 and 17 on the day of the competition.

** Kids (10 and under)

10 and under on the day of competition. Parents may accompany their children if desired.

HeroesCon 2018 Cosplay “Class Photo”
Saturday, June 16: 1pm-2pm
Join us for the Annual HeroesCon Cosplay “Class Photo” on the Costume Stage in Hall C of the Main Convention Floor at 1:00 PM on Saturday, June the 16th!
As with past years, we’ll be breaking into themed groups in order to fit everyone on the stage, so pay attention to know what group you are in!


May 31, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized


007 Comix  1904, 1906
2nd and Charles 122, 221
2nd Player Video Games 207
501st Carolina Garrison Hall B Alcove
7th Dimension 1707
A Wave Blue World C-604, C-703
A. Pennyworth’s Comics 908, 910
Abari Game Bar C-502
ACME Comics 2219, 2221
Aerial CLT C-1
Alexandra’s Steampunk Emporium 211
Almost Anything 304, 306, 308
Altrustic, LLC 705
The Amazing Comic Shop / Painted Visions 1618/1717
Amazing Heroes, LLC 2011
Amourable Art 2103
The Anime Crews 403, 405, 407
AngelS VisionS / Kitty-Works 2022, 2121
Anthony’s Comic Book Art 822, 921
Apocalypse Comics 1620, 1622
Armory Quest 2122
The Artist’s Choice 419, 421
Ask Toys 105
Atlantis Games & Comics 1608, 1610
B & C Collectibles 1609
Basement Books 710, 712
Basement Comics 1712, 1811
The Battlegrounds Comics & Games 404, 406, 503, 505, 507
Bedrock City Comic Co. 920, 922
Big Lair’s 1822, 1921
Bill’s Books & More 1805, 1807
Black Dog Collectables 1908, 1910, 1912
Borderlands Comics & Games 1920, 1922, 2019, 2021
Burke Street Comics 1021
Buzz Comics 1709
Buzzard Brothers Comics & Sideboard Games 118, 217
Cards, Comics & Collectibles 1418, 1420, 1422, 1517, 1519, 1521, 2309, 2311
Carolina Comic Book Club 303
Carolina Comics & Collectibles 74 2120
Carolina Manga Library 103
Carolina Renaissance Festival 120
CBCS – Comic Book Certification Services 1318, 1320, 1417, 1419
CGC – Certified Guaranty Company, LLC 1020, 1119
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library 101
Cheap Joes Art Stuff 1111
Chicago Costume 202, 204
Chris Foss Rare Comics & Collectables 706, 805
Clinkorz 301
Collectibles Insurance Services 720
Collector’s Paradise 2105, 2107, 2109
Comic Box 522
Comic Whiz 1917
Comic Wise 1617, 1619 1612, 1711
ComicLink 1312, 1411
Comics & Collectibles 220, 222
Compton Enterprise 2307
Conquest Comics 2205, 2207, 2209
Contagious Photography C-2, C-3
Controller Chaos 212
Cosiso Inc 2317
Cosmic Comics & Collectibles 919
Cross Country Collectibles, LLC 2303, 2305
Cuddle Up For A Cause 2020
Dale Roberts Comics 918, 1017
Dave & Adams 619, 621
Dave’s Comics & Cards 1518, 1520, 1522
David Burns 818
David Shankle 917
DeLorean Time Machine 109, 111
Ditko Club 1019
Earl Shaw’s Comics 1918, 2017
Electro Flash Media 108
Elmo Collectibles 203, 205
Endzone Collectibles 305, 307
Epikos Comics, Cards and Games 1812, 1911
Eric Ninaltowski Art 1820
Esskayp Comics 2117, 2119
Fayetteville Comic Con 206
Fearless Readers 412
Figure This, LLC 102, 201
Fine Print Shoppe 1010, 1109
Foy’s Toys 810
Frankie’s Comics / Trinity Comics Convention Services 2220, 2222, 2319, 2321
Freaky Elegant 2302, 2304
Geeks OUT 2322
Gem City Books 611
Get Some Game 409, 411
Ghostbusters of North Carolina C-302
Gingee Girls Art 310, 312
Glowing Vista Gifts 2212
Greg Reece Rare Comics 912, 1011
The GRID: Powered by Goodwill 2104
Hair Klaudt 2318, 2320
Harley Yee Rare Comics 1007, 1009
Hero Initiative 1022, 1121
Heroes and Damsels 2218
Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find 1408, 1410, 1412, 1507, 1509, 1511
Hey Kids, Comics! 2211 707, 709
Highlander Novelties 512
Historical Conquest 320
HKT Inc 408, 410
Hometown Comics & Games 321
iKONIX Media TV 1810
The Independence Fund 112
It’s A Hoot! 318
J & B Comics 2112
J & J Collectibles 2010
Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center 1322, 1421
Jason Hamlin 1512, 1611
JMD Toy Store 2204
JP’s Bears 317, 319
Kamikaze Kreations, LLC 218
Klingon Assault Group C-401
Lance the “Frame Monkey” 520
Land of Misfit Toys & Comics 309, 311
Leroy Harper Comics 612, 711 A-1
Mario’s Comics 811
Mark Scott Comics 1508, 1607
Mark Sparacio 722
MJE Enterprises LLC / Videguy Collectibles A-3, A-4
Mo Lucas Community Foundation 209
Morris Costumes C-602, C-701
The Mystery Shack A-2
MYTH Global 620, 719
Mystic Treasures 2106, 2108, 2110
Needless Toys & Collectibles 509
New Force Comics 1718, 1817
New World Collectibles 607, 609
NextGen America 110
Nikelspot Comics 1621
Orange Ribbon Collectibles 2118
Park Circle Comics 812, 911
Passanante’s Home Food Services A-9
Past and Present Comics 1706, 1708
Pizza Party Printing 1809
Playtypus Builds 821
PNC Bank 1909
Poetic Earth 1721
Popculture Playground 2012
Popcycled Baubles 504
Punkstuff 2217
RAK Graphics 1919
Raptor Comics & Collectibles 708
Rebel Base Comics & Toys 606, 608, 610
Retro Steam Studios 219
Reynolds Advanced Materials 1012
Richard Fortenberry 1818
Rusted Knight Comics 1808
Schiele Museum 1510
Skella Good 605
Sketched 422, 521
Skull Garden 1710
Snap It Hot 2203
Ssalefish Comics Winston Salem and Greensboro 618, 717
Starbase Atlanta A-5, A-6, A-7, A-8
State Farm – The Marketing Arm C-104, C-203
Stormcrow Comics 1720, 1722, 1819, 1821
Street Magic Shop 420
Stuart Thamam Books 322
Supah! 1606, 1705
Super Retro Land 2206, 2208, 2210
Super Sweets 2018
Supernatural Rides C-202
Superworld Comics 807, 809
The Tangled Web 1804, 1903
Tasty Peach Studios 1905, 1907
TeeTurtle 2111
Time Tunnel Comics, Toys & Games 519
TNT Comics 418, 517
Tokyo Toybox 603
Tomorrow’s Treasures 808, 907 622, 721
Toy Hunter Tony 107 2004, 2006, 2008
Trilogy Comics 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009
TwoMorrows Publishing C-402, C-501
Ty’s Treasure 1719
Ukoala Bags – Mayan, LLC 909
Ultimate Comics 302, 401
Unknown Comics 2306, 2308, 2310
Updog Comics 718, 817
Warp 9 Comics 417
Warrior Martial Arts Supplies 506, 508, 510
WCCB-CW 1310, 1409
Webtoon AA-2200
Wizyakuza C-304, C-403
Wonderland Creations 819
World of Strange 511
Worldwide Comics 518, 617
Wulvey’s Customs & Collectibles 820
Zenescope Entertainment C404, C503
Zocalo Connection 104, 106, 208, 210

Cadence Comic Art
Creature Entertainment Studios
Inkwell Awards
Out of Step Arts
Team Cul De Sac

HeroesCon 2018 Floor Plan (1)