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The Heroes Family Remembers One Of Our Own

December 14, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, NEWS, Uncategorized

Charles Kibby = Hero Extraordinaire

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Charles Kibby with Heroes’ Seth Peagler and Sergio Aragonés at the 2019 Heroes Convention.

What can’t we say about this treasure of a human being?

Charles Kibby was a Gentle-Giant, a big lovable Ginger Teddy-Bear, and a BELOVED member of the Heroes Family.

With his intimidating stature, he could have easily have been a holy-terror…and yet, he was the sweetest, kindest, most generous soul.

It was an HONOR to have him serve as a volunteer during the Heroes Convention each year, as well as at most all of our other Heroes events.
He was a regular presence at the Charlotte Mini-Con, Free Comic Book Day, and at nearly ALL of our In-Store Signings.
He could handle ANY situation thrown at him with a calming charm.

Kibby’s was the kind of presence that automatically made everyone feel at ease.
During stressful events he would kindly remind members of the Heroes Staff to take a break, and if he received protest, would occasionally throw them over his shoulder to MAKE them eat lunch.
He was a friend to almost EVERY ARTIST and VENDOR on our show floor, as well as at other shows across the country, constantly checking in on them during shows. Kibby would happily go well out of his way to help ANYONE, and you always knew you could count of him. 

He was ALWAYS looking out FOR OTHERS. 
To know him, was to LOVE him. And, like many others have stated, once he knew you he immediately made you feel like family.

The Heroes Family, and the Comics Community at large, are devastated today by the news that he lost his battle with COVID-19.

We know that everyone is tired of hearing this, but PLEASE WEAR A MASK.
Kibby wore his. He was careful. Our friend got sick because of someone else’s negligence.
If you won’t wear a mask for your own health, please wear one for the sake of someone you love.

We LOVE YOU CHARLES KIBBY.
You are, and ALWAYS WILL BE, Heroes Family. 

A GO FUND ME page to benefit Kibby’s family can be found here:
http://Go Fund Me :: Family of Charles Kibby

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NEW COMICS TEMPORARY DELAY :: NOVEMBER 11, 2020

November 10, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

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NEW COMICS WILL ARRIVE

LATER IN THE DAY

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2020

It is STILL 2020 after all…

Due to a shipping mishap, Heroes will be receiving our books for Wednesday, November 11 later than usual.
Accidents will happen, what can we say?

New books will be arriving sometime during the day on Wednesday, but we will still need to COUNT them, check for damages, and complete pull lists for our Reserve Customers before they can go out on the racks.

We ask you to give us a few extra hours tomorrow to get our shipment sorted.

New books are ON THEIR WAY, but we suggest that you consider stopping by tomorrow evening instead of at 10am hoping to get first dibs.

We will update this post (and our Social Media) tomorrow as soon as New Books are on the shelves for everyone!

We appreciate your understanding and patience!!

– HEROES

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Happy Halloween!!

October 31, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN

from All Your Friends at Heroes!

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NOVEMBER VOL 3 IN STORES WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21!

October 15, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

November Vol #3

Three strangers entangled by fate, coincidence, and cruelty find themselves at the end of the longest night of their lives, bound together against the dark forces of…well-fate, coincidence, and cruelty. Apart, none of them will see sunrise; together they might have a shot, in this thriller by MATT FRACTION & ELSA CHARRETIER, with colors by MATT HOLLINGSWORTH and stunning hand-crafted lettering by cartoonist KURT ANKENY.

One night. One city. Three women. NOVEMBER.

Get your copy Wednesday, October 21 at Heroes, with a special added incentive direct from the creative team! (Hint: Elsa tells you what it is in the video!)

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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

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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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WE ARE LISTENING

June 26, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

To the comics community:

We ARE listening.

We have been gutted by the instances that have come to light over this past week, and we are devastated to learn that any of these instances occurred during our show or at any of our satellite events.

There are multiple changes that need to occur on an industry-wide scale, but the Heroes Convention and Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find will be taking significant steps to be part of the solution & not part of the problem.

We support and acknowledge the need for change.
 
To say that we were not made aware of these instances until this week is a moot point.
 
We will take measures to prevent situations like these, or anything even remotely similar, from happening at ANY of our future events.
 
This commitment extends to the ENTIRE comics community, not just to female creators, but to our LQBTQ+ & BIPOC community as well.
 
We will BE BETTER. We must insist that everyone BE BETTER.
While our next show isn’t for another year, we have an entire year to listen to the community, to learn from these experiences, and to put in the effort to BE THE CHANGE.
 
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The Heroes Convention has had a CODE OF CONDUCT policy in place for years. It is posted in multiple locations all over the convention floor and is the second page in our program book:
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#BLACKLIVESMATTER

June 09, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, NEWS, Now Read This!, Opinion, Uncategorized, Where Do I Start?

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Heroes stand for Justice, and Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find stands with the BIPOC Community and the #BlackLiveMatter movement.

We must live by the code of the heroes whose stories we carry in our store, and stand for what is RIGHT.

Captain America fought the Nazis. The X-Men, Black Panther, and countless other titles throughout the years, have represented the fight for civil rights. 

In December of 1968, Stan Lee, the father of Marvel Comics, used his Soapbox to declare, “Racism and bigotry are among the deadliest social ills plaguing the world today.”

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A few months earlier, in October 1968 his Soapbox stated, “We believe that Man has a divine destiny, and an awesome responsibility – the responsibility of treating all who share this wondrous world of ours with tolerance and respect – judging each fellow human on his own merit, regardless of race, creed, or color.”

 

We look forward to a new chapter written by a new world where diversity and inclusivity are not just fictional characters on a page, but a reality for all who live it.

We stand with you.

#BLACKLIVESMATTER

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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

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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 RE-OPENING WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 :: NEW COMICS! INCREASED ACCESS! UPDATED HOURS!

May 26, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2020

 

NEW COMICS!

INCREASED ACCESS!

UPDATED HOURS!

New Comics are in-store along with some changes to the Heroes store hours and restrictions!

Beginning Wednesday, May 27, Heroes will be open to the public with the following updated guidelines:

  • We will continue to limit the number of people allowed in the store to NO MORE THAN 3 people at a time.
    The capacity restriction will continue to some degree until North Carolina has graduated all three phases of the re-open regulations.
     
  • We ask that customers limit their time in our store for now.
    Do to capacity restrictions, we ask that customers please limit their time spent in-store for the time being. There will be plenty of time for leisurely browsing and visiting with one another once all government 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 to our shop 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 of at least 6 feet 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). We ask that invoice requests be paid within 24 hours of being issued.
     
  • Our hours may be different until further notice.
    Until things are TRULY BACK TO NORMAL, our store hours may be affected.
     

    Our hours going forward will be as follows until further notice:
    Monday-Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday: 10am-7pm
    Wednesday: 10am-9pm

    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!

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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 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 are 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. We ask that invoice requests be paid within 24 hours of being issued. 
Please email HeroesArentHardToFind@gmail.com with you have any questions! 

We hope you are all hanging in there, doing well, and are being kind to one another!
We hope to see you all 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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