STAFF PICKS :: MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS ACTIVITY BOOK FACSIMILE COLLECTION :: APRIL 29, 2015

April 27, 2015 By: Justin Crouse Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

staff_picksjustin_staff_picksJUSTIN’S PICK :: MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS ACTIVITY BOOK FACSIMILE COLLECTION(phew) Like most fans of my generation, I am a victim of nostalgia. No industry exploits that propensity quite like comic books. Alongside a cache of Silver Age treasures and unreliable TV reruns, Marvel/Mattel’s Secret Wars toy line was one of my earliest touchstones for the characters I grew to love. In anticipation of its Big Summer Event incarnation, Marvel is releasing this activity book facsimile collection. I don’t think I even had this as a kid, which makes owning it now even more imperative. ‘The specifics weren’t important,’ reads a particularly illuminating appendix in the trade paperback collection of the original Secret Wars series, ‘as long as it featured unique designs that could be made into toys, and as long as it was called “Secret Wars” – two words Mattel had found tested well with adolescent boys.’ Creepy as grown men dispassionately analyzing children may be, the marketing works: thirty years on, and I’m still buying this stuff. Score one for target demographics.

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THIS SUNDAY! CHARLOTTE COMICON

July 31, 2013 By: Shelton Drum Category: EVENTS, On the Road

Shelton_Charlotte_ComiconIt’s been almost 2 months since HeroesCon and all of the pressure, excitement and stress that brings to Heroes and to me personally. The volume builds for months before the show every year and takes some time to settle down afterwards. The one aspect of HeroesCon that I regret every year is that I don’t get to spend enough, if any, time behind my table selling and trading comics with attending fans. I love old comics. I love handling and talking about old comics. I love buying and selling old comics.

My long-time friends and associates in the Charlotte comic-collecting community Rick Fortenberry and Dave Hinson are holding their Charlotte Comicon this Sunday at the Crown Plaza Executive Park Hotel (formerly the Marriott) off of Tyvola Rd and I-77. I love this show! I’ll tell you why. I can go set up my stock of comics and spend a whole day immersed in old funnybooks and talking to local collectors. Many customers are old friends and the war stories and tall tales are fun to recount, but I always meet new fans and collectors every time this show is held. This con is like a day off for me and I can’t wait.

Come join us this Sunday for a full day of fun, collecting and reminiscing about the comics and characters we all love.

http://www.charlottecomicon.com/

*photo by Todd Lacey

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STAFF PICKS :: CRIMINAL MACABRE: THEY FIGHT BY NIGHT (ONE-SHOT) :: NOVEMBER 07, 2012

November 02, 2012 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

KARLA’S PICK :: CRIMINAL MACABRE: THEY FIGHT BY NIGHT (ONE-SHOT): Cal McDonald is back, just in time for the elections! What monstrous mayhem will Mr. McDonald encounter in this one-shot by one of my favorite writers, horror/mystery aficionado, Steve Niles?? Who knows?!?! Rest assured, Niles will give you a story you can sink your teeth into, and Cal McDonald is always worth checking in on…even if you’re not a Criminal Macabre junkie!

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HEROES POP SWAP :: NEXT SATURDAY :: OCTOBER 27TH

October 22, 2012 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Heroes Pop Swap

The Heroes Pop Swap is taking over the Heroes perimeter! Visit the store next Saturday and not only will you find the usual great selection of comics inside our store but lots of great stuff surrounding the store too! On Saturday, October 27th, 2012 from 10am until 4pm folks will be set up selling their creations and collectibles to you! Here are just a few of the items people have let us know will be for sale at their tables:

  • Comic books
  • Trade Paperbacks
  • Comic Strip Collections
  • Minicomics
  • Original Art
  • Action Figures
  • Movie Memorabilia
  • Posters
  • Vinyl Records
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • Toys
  • Manga
  • Crafts
  • Video Games
  • a Jetpack!

It’s also a great time to put on your Halloween costume  for a test run! Get ready for some good times and some great shopping!

Let us know you’ll be attending on our Facebook page! (If you’re a vendor at the show please post photos of some of the goodies you’ll have for sale!)

Check out our Flickr page for a few photos from last year’s event!

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