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Start the NEW YEAR with comics from Shelton’s PRIVATE STASH!!!

December 28, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, Sale!, Special Offers, This Just In

SHELTON SELLS COMICS!!

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START THE NEW YEAR WITH COMICS!!

Join our Instagram @HeroesOnline for a rare, limited-time, event!

Shelton is SELLING a selection of comics from his private stash!
(ie: The REALLY GOOD STUFF!!!)

You will NOT want to miss out on this rare opportunity to OWN a piece of Shelton’s private collection!!

#HappyNewYear2022 #MakeMineComics #SheltonSELLSComics #UnderTheWaterTower #VintageComics #GradedComics #ComicCollectors #NewYearForOldComics

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Merry Christmas From HEROES!!

December 23, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Slice of Life, This Just In, Uncategorized

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

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Not Just Because It’s Christmas,
But Because Without You, And Your Continued Support,
There Would Be NO HEROES…
 

THANK YOU!

We Appreciate Each And Every One Of You.

We Thank You For Being A Part Of Our
Heroes Family Throughout The Years,
Especially When Those Years Are 2020 and 2021.
 
We Wish You All Good Tidings,
Good Health, And The Very Best
For A Very Happy New Year!
 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

We Will Be Open On Christmas Eve, December 24 from 10AM-6PM
We Will Be CLOSED On Christmas Day
We Will Reopen On Sunday, December 26 from 1PM-6PM

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TASCHEN + MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT Launches Spider-Man Vol. 1 1962-1964 – Created with photos from Shelton’s personal collection!

December 07, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Exclusives, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Special Offers, Spotlight on New Releases, This Just In

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TASCHEN and Marvel Entertainment Announce ‘The Marvel Comics Library’;

Spider-Man. Vol. 1. 1962–1964 To Kick Off Long-Term Collaboration Today

 New Series Reproduces Marvel’s Rarest Comics in Extra-Large Format.

New York, NY – December 7, 2021 – ‘The Marvel Comics Library’, an exclusive, long-term collaboration between TASCHEN and Marvel, was announced today. Over the next decade, Marvel’s rarest classic comics, including Spider-Man, Avengers and Captain America will be reproduced in their original glory, in extra-large format. The library offers collectors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lay their hands on the world’s most desirable comics. 

The inaugural volume of ‘The Marvel Comics Library’, Spider-Man. Vol. 1. 1962–1964, features the first 21 stories of everybody’s favorite web slinger, meticulously honoring the original vision of Spider-Man creators Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. An in-depth historical essay by Marvel editor Ralph Macchio, an introduction by uber-collector David Mandel, original art boards, rare photographs, and other never-before-seen gems make this book the ultimate tribute to the teen who redefined what it meant to be a hero, right ahead of Spider-Man’s 60th birthday. 

TASCHEN’s extra-large format, close in size to the original artworks, reveal startling new details in the work of Marvel’s most acclaimed artists. For each title in the series, the most pristine pedigreed comics (from the collection of our own SHELTON DRUM!) have been cracked open for reproduction in close collaboration with Marvel and the Certified Guaranty Company. Rather than recolor the original production artwork (as has been done in previous decades’ reprints of classic comics), TASCHEN has attempted to create an ideal representation of these books as they were produced at the time of publication. Beginning with high grade, top-quality comics sourced with the assistance of the CGC, super-high-resolution photographs of each page were made as printed more than half a century ago, using modern retouching techniques to correct problems with the era’s inexpensive, imperfect printing. This included improved and balanced ink densities and color matching, proper registration of the four-color printing and correction of thick/thin lines resulting from the flexible plates “smudging.” The end result is a finished product — as if hot off a world-class printing press produced without economic or time-pressure constraints – tailored for readers, fans, artists and collectors alike. 

Each volume features an essay by a comic book historian alongside hundreds of photos and artifacts. The books use three different paper stocks, including an uncoated and wood-free paper exclusively developed for this series that simulates the feel of the original comics. 

The first 5,000 copies of Spider-Man. Vol. 1 will be numbered and released as a ‘Famous First Edition’. The book is also available as a Collector’s Edition, limited to 1,000 copies featuring an aluminum print cover tipped into a leatherette-bound spine, foil embossing, and housed in a slipcase. Each book is individually numbered. The inaugural purchase of the Collector’s Edition entitles the collector to the selection of a personal favorite number between 1 and 1,000 on a first-come-first-serve basis. This will also secure a preemptive right to reserve a copy with the identical edition number for all forthcoming Collector’s Edition titles in ‘The Marvel Comic Library’. 

The next titles in ‘The Marvel Comics Library’ series will be Avengers. Vol. 1. 1963–1965Fantastic Four. Vol. 1. 1961–1963 and Captain America, all scheduled for release in 2022 and 2023.

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Shelton granted exclusive and unprecedented access to some of his most prized and beloved comics, and art, to assist in the creation of this comics tome.

“Working with TASCHEN and the CGC on these books has been an honor. The finished product FAR EXCEEDS any pre-conceived expectations I may have held! I just opened the box with the book, and I know the word might be overused, but it is AMAZING! The production quality is awesome. I love it!”

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We will be offering a pre-order for this book in our store and on our website!

The Marvel Comics Library. Spider-Man. Vol. 1. 1962–1964
Hardcover, 11 x 15.6 in., 10.62 lb, 698 pages
US$ 200.00
Famous First Edition: First printing of 5,000 numbered copies
Will ship in January 2022

 

Also available in a Collector’s Edition of 1,000 numbered copies
Hardcover with ChromaLuxe aluminum print cover tipped into a leatherette-bound spine.
11 x 15.6 in., 5.05 kg (11.13 lb), 698 pages, in a slipcase

Please inquire about availibility. 
US$ 600.00

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT HEROES!!

November 24, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events

Thanksgiving-2021

From ALL OF US, to ALL OF YOU…
Heroes Wishes You…

A VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

May your hearts (and your tummies) be full this season.

We Will Be CLOSED ON THANKSGIVING DAY.
We Will Reopen on Friday Morning at 10AM.

Thanksgiving-2021-CLOSEDWe’ll See You Then!!
Best,
The HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND Crew!

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HELP US FILL THE PANTRY!!! COLLECTING DONATIONS FOR SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK!

November 23, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, Second Harvest

SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK

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Heroes is Collecting Non-Perishable Food, Pet Food & Funds for Second Harvest Food Bank

Heroes is a collection site for The Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina!

You can bring non-perishable food items to Heroes any time!
The need is great, and there is NO CUT-OFF.

Currently, the Second Harvest is in need of canned entrees such as: Spaghetti & meatballs, ravioli, chili, etc.

If you would prefer to make a monetary donation directly to the Second Harvest Food Bank, you may do so using this link:

Support Second Harvest Food Bank

A donation as small as $1 can provide up to 7 lbs of food for the community!

Every little bit helps!!

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HEROES IS A 2021 TOYS FOR TOTS DONATION SITE!!

November 18, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, This Just In, Toys For Tots

Heroes Is A 2021 Drop-Site for
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The past couple of years have been tough for everyone and children are NO EXCEPTION.

This Holiday Season is going to financially difficult for SO MANY throughout our communities.
If you are in a position to donate a NEW, UNWRAPPED toy to a family in need this year, you can drop those physical donations off in the Toys For Tots donation box at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find until end of day on Tuesday, December 7, 2020.

If you are able to donate, but would prefer to do so with a monetary, or virtual donation, you can do so through the Toys For Tots Website:

https://www.toysfortots.org/donate
Let’s all be HEROES this Holiday Season.
Be well, be kind, and stay strong.
– HEROES

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GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON :: ADVANCE TICKET / HEALTH & SAFETY PRE-CHECK!

November 02, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, NEWS, Now Read This!, Vintage Comics

Kid-Hero-with-MaskADVANCE TICKETS

The Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con is just days away!

In an effort to help alleviate wait times and lines, we are providing the opportunity for Advance Ticket holders to check in early, and skip the line at the Charlotte Convention Center on Saturday morning.

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Tickets:

Tickets and Health & Safety Pre-Checks will be issued in the form of a water-proof, medical-grade, hypoallergenic, Tyvec wristband which must be worn until the end of the show on Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m.

Starting on Wednesday afternoon, November 3, you can pick up your Advance Tickets/Wristbands to the Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con, and pre-check with your vaccination cards and/or negative covid tests.
Tickets and Covid Pre-Check wristbands can be collected at our store, located at 417 Pecan Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204, until Friday night, November 5 at 7 p.m.

You may not collect wristbands on behalf of anyone 13+ who is not present at the time of application. Wristbands will be applied by a member of the Heroes Staff at the time of pick-up, and must not be removed until after the show.
If you lose or remove your wristband before entry on Saturday or Sunday, you will be required to purchase a new wristband, as well as reconfirm your health & safety check.

Children 12 and under will not require a wristband for entry to the show.

Health & Safety Pre-Check:

We will accept Rapid and/or at-home Covid tests. A readable photo of your vaccination card or proof of vaccination on a smart phone or print-out will also be accepted. 

Children 13 – 18 must show proof of vaccination or a negative test result.

Children 12 and under do not need to show a proof of vaccination or a negative covid test, but will be required to wear a mask while they are inside the premise of the Charlotte Convention Center.

Per the Mecklenburg County Mask Mandate:
Everyone is required to wear a mask while inside the premises of the Charlotte Convention Center.

We look forward to seeing you all this weekend for what is sure to be a FANTASTIC SHOW!!

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VOLUNTEER TO BE A “KIBBY’S SIDEKICK” AT THE GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON

October 29, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!

KIBBYS-SIDEKICKS

If you are at least 16 year’s of age and would like to be a volunteer at the

GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON
November 6-7, 2021

Click the link below!

All Volunteers will need to wear a mask and provide either proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test result.

Sign Up to volunteer at the Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con and be a “Kibby’s Sidekick”!

 

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UPDATE! GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON HEALTH & SAFETY MEASURES

October 06, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, Vintage Comics

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HEALTH & SAFETY MEASURES:

We hope you are all as excited as we are for the Heroes Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con coming up this November 6-7!

After much consideration, paying close attention to state and local guidelines, and in an effort to make our event safe and enjoyable for everyone in attendance, we will be requiring masks, and proof of an authorized Covid-19 vaccination, or a valid negative test result within 72 hours of entry.

Kid-Hero-with-MaskThis includes all ticket holders, vendors, artists, and staff. This will be checked on both days of the convention, and during vendor set up on Friday, November 5. Those who cannot produce either a proof of vaccination or a negative test result will not be allowed entry to the show.

Heroes will also require all convention attendees to wear a visible mask that covers the nose and mouth while inside the premises of the Charlotte Convention Center. (Costumed attendees must also wear a visible protective mask covering the nose and mouth.) This is in accordance with the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners directive placed on 8/31/2021, which requires that masks be worn by all individuals indoors. This covers all areas of the convention center, including the entrances, concourses, convention halls, and loading docks during the event, as well as hours of set up and break down.

We ask that all attendees continue to be mindful of social distancing during this event. It is important to note that we will follow any and all updates to local Covid policies. Any updates in our policy will be immediately posted to our website and social media.

We appreciate your understanding, and look forward to a great Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con, and things getting back to normal as we head toward the 40th Anniversary of the Heroes Convention June 24-26, 2022.

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Saturday, November 6: 10AM-6PM

and

Sunday, November 7: 10AM-4PM

This show will feature 80,000 Sq Ft of the BEST COMIC BOOK DEALERS in the country, as well as a curated Artist Alley hosting some of the industry’s greatest!

This event will be a Comic-Book Collector’s DREAM!! A room FILLED with comic books from every generation of the medium!

This show is a “GIANT-SIZE” version of our long-running CHARLOTTE MINI-CON, and we will not be hosting panels or additional programming during this event. We will return with incredible panels and additional programming for the 40th Anniversary Heroes Convention, returning next June 2022.

The GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON is all about the COMIC-BOOKS! We hope you will join us for this GIANT-SIZE “old-school” Comic-Convention!

 

TICKETS:

There are TWO TICKET OPTIONS for the Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con:

$10.00* – SATURDAY 
(includes BONUS SUNDAY admission!)

$5.00* – SUNDAY ONLY

KIDS 18 & UNDER = FREE (must register for ticket)

*Tickets are non-refundable

 

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HOTELS:

We have a GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON Room Rate in effect at the WESTIN CHARLOTTE for anyone who would like to book a room for the weekend!
The Westin is located across the street from the Charlotte Convention Center and, if construction goes as scheduled, there will be a skyway bridging the Westin to the Charlotte Convention Center by November!

The rate is $209.00/night and can be booked directly here.

ATTENTION HEROESCON 2020 & 2021 TICKET HOLDERS!!

If you purchased a ticket for the 2020 or 2021 Heroes Convention before April of 2021, your HeroesCon ticket will automatically get you into both days of the GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON as an extra added bonus! You will NOT need to purchase an additional ticket for the Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con, this event is included with your existing HeroesCon 2022 ticket!

We appreciate your continued support over the past year and hope that you will come out and enjoy this exciting bonus event!


2021-GSCMC-AABLOGSEE OUR ARTIST ALLEY LIST HERE**:**:
**List is subject to change

2021-GSCMC-EXHBLOGSEE OUR EXHIBITOR LIST HERE**:
**List is subject to change

 

PARKING:

The landscape surrounding the Charlotte Convention Center has changed over the past two years. Parking areas that may have existed the last time you visited may no longer be available. There are paid parking lots in the surrounding area of the Charlotte Convention Center. You can see a map of parking here: http://s3.amazonaws.com/crva.com/uploads/CLT_CCC-Parking_Map_Updated_June2019.pdf


LIGHT RAIL:

You might also consider utilizing the Charlotte Light Rail which makes a stop next to the Charlotte Convention Center at the Westin Charlotte. https://charlottenc.gov/cats/rail/Pages/routes.aspx

COSTUMES:

While costumes are welcome, please note that we will not be hosting a Costume Stage or a Costume Contest during this event. Please make sure that any props associated with a costume meet the conditions of the Charlotte Convention Center’s Weapons Policy.

CHARLOTTE CONVENTION CENTER WEAPONS POLICY:

Concealed weapons are strictly prohibited in the Convention Center.

The Charlotte Convention Center prohibits the possession, sale, and distribution of any item that may be considered a “dangerous weapon” on its premises. “Dangerous Weapons” are defined as: “Any object or device designed or intended to be used to inflict serious injury upon persons or property; including, but not limited to: firearms, knives of any kind, razors and razor blades, metallic knuckles, clubs, blackjacks and nightsticks, dynamite cartridges, bombs, grenades, mines and any other type of explosive, as well as loaded canes.” (City Code 1961 § 13-38.1; Ord. No. 545, § 1, 8-11-80)

In compliance with the aforementioned regulations, the following items are not permitted for sale, in the possession of persons, or on the premises of the Charlotte Convention Center during the hours of the Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con:

  • Firearms of any kind, including air-soft and other projectiles
  • Metal Swords (unsharpened or otherwise) • Knives (unsharpened or otherwise)
  • Throwing Stars (unsharpened or otherwise) • Darts (unsharpened or otherwise)
  • Brass Knuckles • Nunchaku, Blackjacks, Nightsticks, and Batons
  • Sais, Kamas, Hatchets, Tomahawks, Axes, Stylized Blades (ex: Wolverine-style Claws) • Fireworks (of any kind)

Any and all costume prop weapons are subject to inspection, approval, and tagging by the CMPD and the Security Officers of the Charlotte Convention Center. No exceptions.

 

EXHIBITING AT THE GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON:

Space at the GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON is curated and limited.
If you are a Comic-Book dealer or an Artist interested in setting up, please send an email to [email protected] to be added to our waiting list for space.

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RESCHEDULED!!! HEROES WELCOMES STEPHANIE WILLIAMS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27!

September 15, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Spotlight on New Releases, Store Signings, This Just In, Uncategorized

IN-STORE SIGNING!

NUBIA AND THE AMAZONS #1 (OF 6) CVR A ALITHA MARTINEZ

Writer STEPHANIE WILLIAMS of the New DC Title
“NUBIA AND THE AMAZONS”
will be signing at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
2pm-5pm

If you would like to reserve a copy of “Nubia and the Amazons #1” in advance, please send an email to [email protected] no later than Friday, September 24 to confirm your copy!

Be sure to follow Stephanie on Instagram @steph_i_will

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