HEROESCON 2017 GUEST LIST UPDATE :: CATES! LOS BROS! SHOOTER!

May 12, 2017 By: Rico Renzi Category: Guest List, HeroesCon

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The Hernandez Brothers are coming back to Charlotte for our 35th Anniversary! Today’s update also includes Donny Cates, Jason Gonzalez, Scott Hanna, Chris Pitzer, Jim Shooter, and Craig Yoe! See the full guest list and get your tickets today by clicking that big red shiny button!

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HEROESCON 2014 GUEST LIST UPDATE :: LOS BROS! SIENKIEWICZ! & MORE!

April 11, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: Guest List, HeroesCon

hc-logo_cmyk_new_colorsWelcome to another HUGE HeroesCon guest list update! We hope you can join us for 3 days of everything we love about comic books along with the people who make them at the Charlotte Convention Center June 20-22, 2014. Tickets for Heroes Convention 2014 are on sale now!

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

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Brigman_RichardsonJUNE BRIGMAN – Artist: Power Pack, Supergirl, Star Wars, Brenda Starr
ROY RICHARDSON – Artist: Iron Man, Flash, Tomorrow Knights

CaseRICH CASE – Artist: Doom Patrol, Spider-Man, Hunter: The Age of Magic, Annie Ammo

eismaJOE EISMA – Artist: Morning Glories

gilbertoGILBERT HERNANDEZ – Cartoonist: Love and Rockets, Marble Season, Bumperhead

xaimeJAIME HERNANDEZ – Cartoonist: Love and Rockets

shanerEVAN SHANER – Artist: Flash Gordon, Adventures of Superman, Deadpool Annual 2013, Ghostbusters

sienkiewiczBILL SIENKIEWICZ – Artist: Elektra: Assassin, Stray Toasters, New Mutants

texMARK TEXEIRA – Artist: Ghost Rider, Wolverine, Moon Knight

weeksLEE WEEKS – Artist: Daredevil, Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man

ALSO ADDED TODAY! 
PAT BRODERICK, MIKE LILLY, COMFORT LOVE, JOHN LOWE, BUDDY PRINCE, STEVE SCOTT, MATT SLAY, MICHAEL WATKINS, JEREMY WHITLEY, & ADAM WITHERS

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.

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STAFF PICKS :: LOVE AND ROCKETS: NEW STORIES #5 :: SEPTEMBER 12, 2012

September 11, 2012 By: Andy Mansell Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

ANDY’S PICK :: LOVE & ROCKETS: NEW STORIES TP VOL 05: Short and sweet: It’s 100 pages of new comic stories by Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez.  They only publish one issue of Love and Rockets per year and it is always worth the wait and it always one of the best books published in any given year.  Please try this issue.  This is a perfect place to dive in. You will be doing yourself a huge favor.  It is not just good; it is great.  And it’s only 14.99!!!!

 

 

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HEROES REVIEW: GOD AND SCIENCE: RETURN OF THE TI-GIRLS

July 31, 2012 By: Andy Mansell Category: DISCUSS, Opinion, Reviews

We all know that Comic readership is essentially divided into two camps–the mainstream adventure genre devotees who hang out on the north side of the store and the Independent comic readers who huddle in the south-east corner under the shade of Manga Mountain.  Granted, there is a significant number of readers who saunter back and forth between the two enemy camps, but the majority of us prefer to stay put in our comfort zones.
Now I don’t read superhero stories very often.  I was once a huge fan in the mid to late eighties; then I ventured outside the Superhero Universe and into Indie Island.  Occasionally, some good folks recommend (insist actually) that I dip my toe back in the deep end of the spandex pool and suffice to say, most times I find the water quite refreshing.  So I want to see if I can return the favor to all you dedicated Cape and Mask folks out there.
Now on any given day and twice on Wednesday, we Indie folks do our evangelical best to get everyone and anyone to read Love and Rockets. It really is a great, great book, but perhaps a comic about the day to day struggles of an over-weight middle aged female apartment superintendent and her friends and ex-lovers is not for every taste.
But what if the talented Love and Rockets cartoonist, Jaime Hernandez, created an absolutely delightful superhero story filled with adventure, fun, and lots of pretty girls with tons of super-powers?

God and Science: Return of the Ti-Girls is that book and it is one I wish every DC, Marvel and Image super-hero fan will pick up and read.

Now only a fool of a critic would describe a comic in such hyperbolic terms as “every single panel of every single page is chockful of artistic delights and clever storytelling”.  But you know me, so all I can say is, every single panel of every single page is chockful of artistic delights and clever storytelling.
In addition, God and Science spotlights one of the top five most attractive female characters in comic history*, Penny Century, as she struggles with her newly found super-powers and searches for her two missing (super) children.
The story is fun, exciting, fast paced and way over the top, but it is not a satire of superheroes. The difference between Jaime’s work and a genre parody is one of tone.  God and Science is a genuine love letter to super-hero comic books.
The theme of the book focuses on the importance of comic books in our lives, and Jaime drives this home by suspending our disbelief and taking us on a whirlwind ride.  It is a pure delight and I cannot recommend it any higher.

So for all you who are willing to give this little masterpiece a try, I’d just like to say (in advance)  …You’re very welcome! Enjoy!!

*--The other four most attractive characters are Dave Steven’s Bettie Page from The RocketeerJohn Romita‘s Gwen Stacy (or MJ), Darwyn Cooke’s Silk Satin and Steve Rude’s Sundra Peale from Nexus. Any list you come up with might equal, but can never beat this list.
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HEROESCON 2012 LOVE AND ROCKETS SHIRTS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!

July 19, 2012 By: Rico Renzi Category: Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, NEWS, Special Offers

If you attended HeroesCon last month you know it was both the 30th Anniversary of our show and Love and Rockets by Los Bros Hernandez. You also know that Jaime Hernandez was kind enough to provide art for our shirts and program covers to commemorate this special event! These shirts were so popular that  they sold out at the show but Jaime has granted us permission to go back to press on these for those that missed out and for anyone that was unable to attend the show but would like to have one! The shirts will be available for pre-order on our site for a limited time. We only printed the pink and gray shirts for the show but we are going to make teal shirts available for pre-order too. We’ll keep this up for about a month before we go to press so order your today! Place your order here!

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HEROESCON 2012 :: INDIE ISLAND :: JAIME HERNANDEZ! EVAN DORKIN! & MORE!

March 29, 2012 By: Rico Renzi Category: Guest List, HeroesCon, Indie Island

Oh man! Did you read that headline? Jaime Hernandez is coming back to HeroesCon this year! We are so happy to welcome this modern master of comics back to Charlotte. We’re both celebrating 30th Anniversaries after all! 30 years ago Jaime and his brothers began creating Love & Rockets and, judging from the last 2 amazing books in that series, we’re happy to say Jaime’s best work may still be ahead of him!

Evan Dorkin & Sarah Dyer are becoming like family to us! We’re so happy they’re made HeroesCon one of their regular stops for the summer and we’re sure you are too! Stop by their table to get your shiny new Milk and Cheese and Beasts of Burden hardcovers signed!

Since Tom Hart was awarded the Xeric Grant in 1994 he has gone on to publish Hutch Owen in almost every iteration possible. Aside from cartooning Tom is currently the Director of the Sequential Artists Workshop in Gainesville, FL and we are very happy to welcome him to what I believe is his first HeroesCon!

More fresh names added to our Indie Island guest list today are:

  • Robin Holstein –Snow White: Through A Glass, Darkly
  • Ashley Holt – Mr. Product, Bedbugs: the Dream Diary of Ashley Holt
  • Jackie Lewis – Play Ball
  • David Mack – Steak and Cake, Cemetery, Wolf City, OTTO, Some Things I’ve Dreamed
  • Chad Thomas – Mega Man, Tricky Journeys
  • Ben Towle – Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean, Oyster War, Midnight Sun, Farewell Georgia
  • Joey Weiser – Cavemen In Space, The Ride Home, Flight, Superior Showcase

The entire HeroesCon guest list is here and you get get your Advance 3 Day passes here!

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