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WEDNESDAY :: MARCH 04, 2015
SPIDER-GWEN #1 RELEASE PARTY:: THANKS! (PHOTOS)

HEROES DISCUSSION GROUP :: PEANUTS :: MARCH 7th

STAFF PICKS :: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 04 2015

HEROESCON 2015 :: TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

SOUTHERN BASTARDS T-SHIRTS :: AVAILABLE NOW!

HEROESCON 2015 :: ARTISTS ALLEY TABLES ON SALE NOW!

NEW RELEASES FOR MARCH 04, 2015




SPIDER-GWEN #1 RELEASE PARTY:: THANKS! (PHOTOS)

Saturday was amazing! Robbi Rodriguez, Jason Latour, Rico Renzi and Married With Sea Monsters joined us to celebrate the release of Spider-Gwen #1 last Saturday. Thanks to all the great comic fans who joined us and made the day such a great time!

See tons of photos from the event by clicking the image below!
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rder your Heroes exclusive Jason Latour variant right now! We've also JUST listed signed editions of the variant and regular cover of Spider-Gwen #1

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discussion_groupIs Peanuts the greatest sustained work of comic art over the past 65 years? That is up for debate, but Charles Schulz 50 year run as sole creator is one of the most popular, endearing and recognizable comics of all time. The question for the Discussion group is why?

This will be the 3rd time we’ve tackled a bona fide comic classic; the other two were Tintin and Bark’s Donald Duck. At first we were going to have a vote as to which strip we would spotlight, but we quickly realized that if we are going to dive into the world of newspaper comic strips, Peanuts is unquestionably the ideal starting point.

As to why we’ve selected Volume 7 1963 – 1964 (Linus is on the cover!); it was the year when Peanuts grew into a phenomenon. Make sure you read the short introduction. It is worth the ten minute investment. But there are many more reasons why Volume 7 is crucial and we will mull that over throughout the afternoon.

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So plan to join us on Saturday March 7th at NOON. As usual, we will meet at the store and repair to a local watering hole.

Topics will include:

  • The pacing of a daily-as well as the Sunday- strip as opposed to a comic book page
  • How reading a serialized strip in large doses changes the peanuts experience.
  • Does the reader identify with the characters or react to them.
  • Are they children or small adults and does it really matter?
  • Preference: The gag a day strips in comparison to Schulz week long story-line
  • Can you read the strip without identifying directly with the creator?
  • And how-about that daydreaming dog of the round-headed kid.

We have read the notorious and controversial Schulz and Peanuts a Biography by David Michaelis and we plan to introduce a few of the choicest and most polarizing talking-points to see if you agree with the biographers assessment of the man and his art.

As usual, Heroes is offering The Complete Peanuts Volume 7 1963-1964 with the special 10% Discussion Group discount, just remember to mention it to the clerk when you buy it.

We look forward to having Peanuts fans, devotees and perhaps even a detractor or two. You are welcome to join us even if you have not read Volume 7, but experiencing this wonderful tome is recommended. We promise this will be one of the most fascinating afternoons we’ve ever had.

See you on Saturday March 7th at NOON, you BLOCKHEADS.


staff_picksheather_staff_picksHEATHER’S PICK :: HAWKEYE #1: I wasn’t ever really a Hawkeye fan. Even through the first batch of Avengers movies, he was always just the archer guy in purple to me. So when my husband Seth was emphatic  (and a giant fan boy) about the quality of Matt Fraction andDavid Aja’s Hawkeye book, I couldn’t help but be skeptical about it. Little did I know that it would become a comic that we fought over who got to read first each month.

I was sad to hear that the Fraction/Aja era was ending, but reading comics has taught me that nothing ever really comes to an end. Books aren’t ever actually over, they just relaunch.  I’m very happy that the All New Hawkeye book is in the hands of writer Jeff Lemire and artistRamon Perez. Lemire has crafted some wonderful stories (just check out Underwater Welder) and Perez was my favorite artist during Jason Aaron’s run on Wolverine and the X-Men.   Perez’s ink wash technique in particular lends a dreamy quality that enhances any hero’s story.
Hopefully the two will continue the excellence begun by Fraction and Aja, and Marvel will allow Hawkeye to be a stand alone series that interacts little with the big crossovers.  One of the best things about the first part of this series is you didn’t need to be a Hawkeye/Avengers/Marvel fan dating back decades to enjoy it.  Based on what I’ve seen of the first issue, readers will be able to jump right in with no prior knowledge needed.
I’m also super excited to see from preview pages that Kate Bishop is returning to the series as well.  Kate’s a great counter to Clint and kick a$$ hero in her own right.  The only real question is will Pizza Dog make a return as well.  I truly hope so, bro.
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seth_staff_picksSETH’S PICK :: HAWKEYE #1: I admit it, I was always that guy. You know, the one who loved C list characters when everyone else hated on them. Hawkeye was always first and foremost for me, and the excellence that Fraction and Aja managed to capture in their acclaimed run definitely validated what I’ve always said about the character’s untapped potential. The pair were especially effective at conveying Hawkeye’s flawed sensibilities, and yet made his heroism palpable. He was no longer just an exceptional everyman hanging around gods and legends. They made him an oddly believable character who was as vulnerable to self-defeat as he was super-villains. For all his shortcomings, he became the kind of underdog you rooted for.
It should also be noted that in Kate Bishop they not only brought a strong female character back to prominence, but opened up a whole new set of possibilities for addressing heroic legacy, responsibilities to one’s friends, proteges and communities. Kate rightly shared the name and mantle of Hawkeye, and became a foil for the Clint Barton-Hawkeye in personality and motivation, while playing the important role of holding him accountable for his aforementioned shortcomings.
Now we’re entering a new Hawkeye title, helmed this time by Jeff Lemire and Ramon Perez. While most of you may know Lemire for his DC work, I think it’s independent works like Essex County that will more likely inform his work on Hawkeye. Ramon Perez, while always a craftsman on super hero comics (like Amazing Spider-man), should also be remembered for his multi-technique, tour de force,award winning work on Jim Henson’s A Tale of Sand.
Marvel clearly chose these creators wisely, and their skills at telling layered stories, not just action-driven costume dramas, are essential to continuing the inspired comic storytelling that Hawkeye has represented well for the past three years. Here’s to hopefully at least a few more years of excellent Hawkeye comics!
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andy_staff_picksANDY’S PICK :: SUPER VILLAINS UNITE TP COMPLETE SUPER VILLAIN TEAM UP: Collecting GIANT-SIZE SUPER-VILLAIN TEAM-UP #1-2, SUPER-VILLAIN TEAM-UP #1-14 and #16-17, AVENGERS (1963) #154-156, and CHAMPIONS #16.

No, they haven’t formed a Union, but it makes you wonder if the Beagle Boys and other henchmen received benefits.
Is there anything more supery or villainy than Doctor Doom? What if ol’ Vic was united with an angry, angry, angry Prince Namor who had just been unceremoniously booted from the Mighty Marvel monthly rotation? Add to this volatile duo a Dash of Red Skull, some fighting-mad Magneto along with some Avengers who have been enslaved by Attuma and you have a crew tough enough to defeat the Fantastic Four, the Legion of Doom and even the one-time ’70’s super- group of Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young, Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Sacco and Venzetti. Only the Champions can possibly save the day. Or can they? This volume is post Lee and Kirby Marvel at its silliest and fun and it makes for big time rainy day reading.STK663922



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Eventbrite - HEROES CONVENTION 2015 :: 3 DAY REGISTRATION


Eventbrite - HEROESCON 2015 :: ARTISTS ALLEY TABLE


BOOKS SHIPPING THE WEEK OF:
MARCH 04, 2015


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