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As the ices thaws, Heroes abides…

January 11, 2011 By: Shelley Drum Category: Uncategorized

So once again this is an update for our customers that, despite the wintery conditions, our store is open today and will be until about 6 o’clock tonight. 7th street looks pretty clear but our side streets are a bit icy. We hope to have the books out on time for everyone tomorrow. Check the blog again in the morning for updates. Until then, come by and grab a book to cozy up with next to the fire. Just like Calvin and his friend.


Snow is falling but we’re still here!

January 10, 2011 By: Shelley Drum Category: Uncategorized

Just in case you’re out and about in the neighborhood, don’t forget that we’re OPEN today.  We will be closing at dark (~6 pm) but until then come on by and say “Hi!” to Seth and me. We hope everybody is having a great snow day. Stay warm!


Holy Gas-Gun Fanboys! Green Hornet movie tickets!

January 07, 2011 By: Shelley Drum Category: Uncategorized

Once again the juggernaut which is Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find is giving our lovely reserve customers a chance to see this seasons blockbuster DAYS early! If you are a reserve customer with us, you have the opportunity to see a preview screening of the Green Hornet on Wednesday the 12th at 7pm!

Just bring yourself on down to the store anytime from now until showtime and we’ll have a ticket for two in your hands just as soon as you let us know that “the Green Hornet flies at dusk!” And while you’re in the store, don’t forget to check out one of the many Green Hornet titles, including Green Hornet: Year One with covers by rising star and Charlotte Minicon alumni Francesco Francavilla! The Charlotte Minicon returns on January 22nd with an all-star cast of talent that you can find here. Happy viewing!


Leaping Katos! More Green Hornet giveaways?!

January 07, 2011 By: Shelley Drum Category: Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Special Offers

Well there’s even more news on the Green Hornet movie front. For everyone on the blogosphere that wants one, reserve customer or super fan, we have FREE commemorative Green Hornet t-shirts, posters, silly bands and keychain flashlights in the store! So when you’re in next, be sure to pick your poison and gear up for the action movie of the spring. Don’t forget that we also have advance screening passes for our reserve customers on Wednesday, January 12th at 7 pm!


Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2010 By: Shelley Drum Category: Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Other Events, Sale!

This is a reminder to all of you true believers out there that books will be shipping on schedule this Wednesday. So make sure to drop by for your pre-Thanksgiving fix! And check out the New Releases page for a look at all the terrific stuff that’s coming out this week. However, keep in mind that next week there will be a holiday delay and books will be in the store on Thursday, December 2nd.

But don’t forget! We’ll be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday the 25th. Don’t worry though! The store will open at it’s normal time on Friday at 10 am, and observe its regular hours for the duration of the holiday weekend (which would be a perfect time for all of you regulars to baptise your cool little cousins, nieces and nephews in all the Heroes-y radness).

And keep an eye out for details concerning our great BIG holiday sale in December! Seth has been working hard on a brand new dollar stock to debut at the sale. As if that isn’t enough, we’ll be posting full details here on the blog for you to explore soon enough.

Until then, have a safe and super-rad Turkey Day!


Jonathan Hickman joins the Heroes discussion group!

September 20, 2010 By: Shelley Drum Category: DISCUSS, Discussion Group, EVENTS, NEWS

Oh me! Oh my! We have just confirmed that Jonathan Hickman will be present tomorrow, Tuesday the 21st for our Discussion Group focusing on the first trade paperback of his work on the Fantastic Four. Jonathan has been manning the helm of Marvel’s flagship for a while now and our resident moderator, Andy Mansell, has a boatload of  fun and thought-provoking questions for the wordsmith. So be sure to head on over to the store for the Twenty Third edition of our Heroes Discussion Group, starting at 7:00pm on Tuesday, September 21st.


Epting and Hickman Signing Just Around the Corner

September 17, 2010 By: Shelley Drum Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, NEWS, Store Signings

Hey there everybody! If you’re an early bird every New Comics Day you might want to change your schedule because this week the worms are sleeping in. This is a reminder to all you comic book fans. Steve Epting and Jonathan Hickman will be in our store THIS Wednesday the 22nd for the kickoff of their collaboration on the fantastic Fantastic Four issue 583. The mystery of 3 starts here!

The guys will be in the store from 3 pm to 7 pm signing copies of the brand new Fantastic Four #583 on Wednesday evening. And be sure to pick up one of the guys other super awesome projects. Like say, Steve’s blockbuster Marvels Project or Jonathan’s amazing series’ Secret Warriors and SHIELD plus his creator-owned Nightly News! Also, don’t forget that Steve was the artist that wrenched at our hearts by “killing” our beloved Captain America. All these and more will be on display and available for purchase now through the signing.



August 09, 2010 By: Shelley Drum Category: Comics Industry

It’s time for another Heroes Online Blog exclusive! For those of you that missed out on it the last time, we are giving our reserve customers another super special chance to see Scott Pilgrim vs. the World before it opens on August 13th!

I saw the movie back in July and it was AWESOMELY EPIC!

Getting tickets will be the same as the last time. Just come in and clean out your reserve bag before the super-duper exclusive advanced screening on Thursday the 12th @ 7 o’clock and let us know that you read about the screening on the blog. We’ll reward you with a ticket for two! If your reserve bag is already squeaky clean then you’re in luck! Just mention this blog post at the register and you too could be headed to see the Epic Adventure of the Year! We have a limited amount of tickets so they will go to the first customers that ask for them. Remember, this is a Heroes Online Blog exclusive, and only applicable to our darling reserve customers! See you at the movies!


Second Generation Drum Stages Coup of Heroes in Bid For the Throne

July 16, 2010 By: Shelley Drum Category: DISCUSS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, NEWS

As some of you may have heard, I am happy to announce that I am the new store manager at Heroes! I’m part of the second generation of Drum’s to work at Heroes and the first to be involved in the management team. I’ve officially been working in the store on and off for about seven years now. I’ve done most jobs associated with the store including warehouse organization, shipping, clerking and updating the website. Most significantly, I’ve run Pre-Registration and check-in for HeroesCon for the past 5 years and I’m excited to move into the next phase of my involvement in the store.

I’ve been interested in doing more with the store for the last few years. Shawn’s move into a new position presented a golden opportunity to join the management team. I will not only be handling weekly ordering for the store but will also be happy to process any special requests our customers may have! I’m confident that my already extensive exposure to and love of comics will be an asset in providing our customers with the kinds of products and service that they expect from Heroes.

Shawn, Seth, and I have already begun to scheme up new and exciting changes for the store and HeroesCon 2011. Shawn and I will be at the San Diego Comic-Con next weekend promoting HeroesCon! Stay tuned for updates on the Heroes Online blog!