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HEROESCON UPDATE :: APRIL 2, 2021

April 02, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Exhibitors, Feast Your Eyes, Guest List, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Schedule, Uncategorized

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June 2022 will mark the 40th Anniversary of the Heroes Convention!

You know that after TWO YEARS of pandemic handcuffs, we will pull out ALL THE STOPS and make HeroesCon 2022 one FOR THE AGES!

“A June bug flew from the warmth he once knew,
And I wished for once I weren’t right,
Why we used to laugh together,
And we’d dance to any old song,”
From “Far From Me” by John Prine

The past several months have seen us all stuck in LIMBO, quietly watching COVID-19 numbers rise and fall as restrictions fluctuate across the country, never knowing what the next month might hold.

It is after careful consideration for the HEALTH and SAFETY of EVERYONE, we have made the decision to FAST FORWARD directly to HeroesCon 2022.

ALL 2020/2021 HeroesCon Tickets, Artist Alley Tables and Exhibitor Booth Reservations will automatically transfer to the 2022 Heroes Convention at this time.
We hope that you will continue to support us as we begin planning our 40th Anniversary show.

HeroesCon 2022 Hotel Rates will be made available as soon as 2022 show dates have been finalized.

We are currently looking at the possibility of holding a much smaller convention in the fall, but we know that a smaller show is no substitute for the Heroes Convention.
Details of this show are tentative at this time, with announcements to follow as soon as possible. HOWEVER, if you have purchased a 2020 or 2021 3-Day Pass for the Heroes Convention, your ticket will get you into this smaller show, as well as the 2022 Heroes Convention.

 

Please know that we have not made this decision lightly.

After what has felt like an eternity of uncertainty, we are hopeful that there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel. Vaccines are being distributed on a wide spectrum and we are slowly starting to see the promise of a return to “normal” in the months ahead.

However, even with the increased numbers of vaccinations, we understand that it may not be safe to hold an indoor gathering of thousands of people, even three months from now; especially when you consider that the vast majority of our guests travel from across the country, or even from across the globe.

We PRIDE ourselves on the wealth of talent that fills our Artist Alley each year.

At the beginning of March we sent out a poll to over 300 Featured Guests from recent and past Heroes Conventions. Of the 200+ responses we have received, 95% of those have stated that they would not feel comfortable attending a show in June of 2021, with most adding that they would prefer to wait until 2022 to attend a convention.

This, coupled with feedback from customers and exhibitors, has informed us that June 2021 is still too soon for most to feel safe attending a convention on the scale of the HeroesCon. We have taken all of these concerns very seriously, and agree that the health of EVERYONE is the MOST IMPORTANT factor going forward.

Other extenuating circumstances that have influenced our decision at this time: the Charlotte Convention Center will be undergoing construction that could impact our floor plan as well as the use of escalators. As of today, enforced capacity restrictions will remain in effect until fall of 2021, with limited on-site concessions, and sustained social distancing requirements between individuals as well as between tables and booths.

Under these circumstances it just wouldn’t be a HeroesCon.

 

“Ain’t it funny how an old broken bottle,
Looks just like a diamond ring,
But it’s far, far from me.”
From “Far From Me” by John Prine 1971

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We appreciate you and your continued support,
and we THANK YOU for being a part of the
HEROESCON FAMILY.

Be well, stay safe, and look out for one another. -Heroes

Shelton Drum
Owner: Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find
& Heroes Convention
[email protected]

Karla M. Southern
Heroes Event, Media
& Creative Coordinator
[email protected]

Seth Peagler
Heroes Operations Manger
[email protected]

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HEROES CONTINUED SAFE SHOPPING GUIDELINES

March 12, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!

SAFE SHOPPING GUIDELINES


As things start to improve, it’s important to remember that we’re not out of the woods just yet…

It’s one YEAR LATER.
What we assumed was going to be an excruciating TWO WEEKS of quarantine in back in March of 2020…has now CRAWLED ON for a whole twelve months.

After what has seemed like an eternity, things are starting to get better! Vaccinations are becoming more wide-spread, case-numbers are starting to trend downward, and we are all hopeful that by this time NEXT MARCH, this will all be no more than a horror story we regale to younger generations who weren’t around during “The Great Toilet-Paper Shortage” of 2020.

Until we’re all safely on the other side, Heroes will continue to maintain the following Safety Protocols for a safe shopping experience!

  • We continue to limit the number of people allowed in the store to NO MORE THAN 10 people at a time.
    This number includes employees. Our capacity restrictions will continue until North Carolina has safely emerged from all three phases of the re-opening regulations. 
     
  • We ask customers to limit their time in our store.
    Due to capacity restrictions, we ask that customers please limit their time spent in-store for the time being. We also long for the days of leisurely browsing and visiting with one another, but for now, it’s safer for everyone to plan ahead and make trips as brief as possible. This will also help us prevent wait-times for others if the store is at capacity.

     
  • EVERYONE (including staff) is required to wear a mask while shopping or working inside of our store.
    Even if you’re only coming in for ONE ITEM. No mask = NO ENTRY
     If you do not have a mask, one can be provided to you. 

    (We understand that some people do not want to wear a mask and, while we understand that is your personal preference, you will not be permitted in our store without a mask. We appreciate your patience, understanding and consideration for everyone’s safety at this time. If you do not want to wear a mask, or if you would prefer not to come inside the store until circumstances have improved, we are happy to arrange shipping for books.)  
     
  • Please utilize the provided hand sanitizer upon entering the store.  
     
  • Please observe social distancing of at least 6 feet inside the store.
    Please be courteous to your fellow customers and allow for at least six feet of distance between yourself and others.   
     
  • We ask customers to be mindful of how much they handle books and other product.
    We are sanitizing all surfaces and high-contact areas as frequently as possible, but we cannot sanitize comic books without causing damage. We ask that customers please be mindful of items as they handle them, and wash their hands or use hand sanitizer after contact. 
     
  • We are sanitizing and washing our hands as often as possible.  
    If at all possible, we prefer customers to pay with a credit or debit card at this time. We still accept cash transactions, but cards are easier for everyone to sanitize at this time. If we do have a cash transaction we will be washing and sanitizing our hands thoroughly afterwards.
     
  • WE ASK ANYONE WHO FEELS UNWELL TO PLEASE STAY HOME. (This includes our staff!)
    We can ship to anywhere in the United States and are happy to arrange a safe transaction for you! Just let us know!
     
  • WE CAN SHIP!!
    We can ship to anyone, anywhere! If you’d like to send a Christmas Gift to a family member in another state, we can ship directly to them!!
     
  • OUR HOURS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
    Monday-Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday: 10am-7pm
    Wednesday: 10am-9pm
    Sunday: 1pm-6pm 
     
  • We will keep you posted to any changes to our guidelines as they happen.
    Please follow us on social media (FacebookInstagramTwitter) or sign up for our Newsletter for regular updates! Please feel free to call us at 704-375-7462 or email us at [email protected] with any questions!
     

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We hope you are all hanging in there, doing well, and are being kind to one another!
STAY SAFE this Holiday Season, and STAY HOME whenever possible!!

– Your Friends at HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND 

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SHIPPING INFORMATION:

We are happy to SHIP to anyone who would like make those arrangements at this time.
Here’s how to arrange that:

  1. Please call our store at 704-375-7462 between the hours of 10am-6pm, or email us at [email protected] with a list of books you would like us to ship to you.
    You can find the last 5 weeks of New Releases on our website here: http://www.heroesonline.com/new-releases/, if you need recommendations!
  2. Shipping costs are based on weight.
  3. If you would like to order comic-collecting supplies (ie: Comic Boxes, Bags, Boards, etc) to have shipped, we can do that too!
    Supplies are subject to shipping freight. You can find our supply options listed here:
    http://www.heroesonline.com/supplies/
  4. We will invoice you via email for payment.
  5. If you would prefer to make payment via PayPal, we can arrange that as well. Please call or email for details.
  6. Please make sure that we have your complete and correct shipping address.
  7. Enjoy your order!!

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HEROES WISHES YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY & HEALTHY NEW YEAR!!

December 30, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!

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We think it’s safe to say that we are ALL bidding 2020 a JOYOUS

GOOD RIDDANCE

and are welcoming a HOPEFUL 2021!!

 
We wish you ALL HEALTH, HARMONY, COMPASSION
and LOVE in the New Year.
May 2021 be KIND to us ALL.
 
Heroes New Years Holiday Hours will be as follows:
New Year’s Eve – Thursday, December 31: 10am-6pm
New Year’s Day – Friday, January 1: 1pm-6pm
(Regular Hours will resume on Saturday, January 2)
 
See you in the NEW YEAR!!
#UnderTheWaterTower

 

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HELP US FEED THE COMMUNITY THROUGH THE SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK

December 11, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!

SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK

SECONDHARVEST

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

Our #ToysForTots Toy Drive may be over, but we’re NOT FINISHED!

Heroes is now 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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IN-STORE SIGNING :: HEROES WELCOMES MICHAEL GOLDEN & RENEE WITTERSTAETTER – DECEMBER 19

December 11, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Special Offers, Store Signings

Just in time for Christmas!

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In-Store Signing with

Michael Golden &

Renee Witterstaetter

Heroes is excited to host an IN-STORE SIGNING with our friends MICHAEL GOLDEN and RENEE WITTERSTAETTER on Saturday, December 19 from 1PM-6PM.

Put your mask on and bring your comics to get signed!
Signatures are $5, but attending is FREE!

Social distancing and capacity guidelines will apply.
#MichaelGolden #ReneeWitterstaetter #InStoreSigning #UnderTheWaterTower #ComicsForChristmas #ComicSigning

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LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY :: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2020

November 13, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: Comics Industry, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Exclusives, Exclusives, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Local Comic Shop Day, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events

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LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY IS

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2020

Heroes is proud to be part of the #LCSD community! We will have the following #LCSD 2020 Exclusives available, quantities are limited!

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OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE #1 (OF 5) LCSD JAMAL CAMPBELL SILVER METALLIC INK VARIANT
DC COMICS :: (W) John Ridley(A) Giuseppe Camuncoli, Andrea Cucchi
Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, Let It Fall) examines the mythology of the DC Universe in this compelling new miniseries that reframes iconic moments of DC history and charts a previously unexplored sociopolitical thread as seen through the prism of DC Super Heroes who come from traditionally disenfranchised groups.This unique new series presents its story as prose by Ridley married with beautifully realized illustrations by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Andrea Cucchi. Issue #1 follows the story of Jefferson Pierce, the man who will one day become Black Lightning, as he makes his way from being a young track star to a teacher and, ultimately, to his role as a hero.Future issues focus on characters such as Karen and Mal Duncan, Tatsu Yamashiro, and Renee Montoya.Extensively researched and masterfully executed, The Other History of the DC Universe promises to be an experience unlike any other. You may think you know the history of the DC Universe…but the truth is far more complex. The Other History of the DC Universe isn’t about saving the world—it’s about having the strength to simply be who you are.

 

DuneLCSD 2020 DUNE HOUSE ATREIDES FOIL VARIANT
BOOM! STUDIOS :: (W) Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson (A) Dev Pramanik (CA) J. G. Jones
* The acclaimed prequel to the groundbreaking Dune continues in comic book form for the first time.* Pardot Kynes arrives on Arrakis to begin research into terraforming the desert planet, but the merciless Baron Harkonnen has plans of his own.* Meanwhile, the sadistic Harkonnens brutally test a young slave named Duncan Idaho.* And Leto Atreidies meets with the pioneers of space travel technology – taking the first steps towards his incredible destiny.

 

IceCreamMan20LCSD 2020 ICE CREAM MAN #20
IMAGE COMICS :: (W) W. Maxwell Prince (A/CA) Martin Morazzo, Chris O’Halloran
One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish. Three fish, four fish, have some more fish. Five fish, six fish—are you sickish? Seven fish, eight fish…it’s getting late fish. Nine fish, ten fish, everyone you love will die and life is pointless so why even get out of bed you little worm you sick little insect with your sad flailing arms and creepy-crawly legs my god I’ve never seen such a pathetic specimen how sad how truly tragic…red fish, blue fish.A Green Eggs & Ham homage LCSD 2020 edition of the standalone issue from ICE CREAM MAN that sold out multiple times and caused a stir for it’s creepy satirization of classic children’s stories.

 

InvincibleLCSD 2020 INVINCIBLE #1 GOLD FOIL LOGO
IMAGE COMICS :: (W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Cory Walker
Strange things begin to happen to Mark Grayson as he develops superpowers. Luckily, his dad is around to show him the ropes, at least he WOULD be if he weren’t so busy saving the world all the time. Mark is forced to go out on his own, and try and figure out how all this superheroing business works. The results are a monumental disaster. Meanwhile, there’s trouble at school when Mark is dragged into a fight of epic proportions. This LCSD 2020 edition of the debut issue of the long running INVINCIBLE series by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker will introduce the action packed adventure to a whole new audience of readers since its original launch in 2003. Now fans can revisit the iconic superhero story of Mark Grayson in anticipation of the upcoming Amazon Prime Original TV show adaptation coming soon and featuring the voices of fan-favorite Steven Yeun (THE WALKING DEAD), Academy and Golden Globe award winning J.K. Simmons, and two time Golden Globe winning Sandra Oh of the popular TV series Killing Eve!

 

LumberjanesLCSD 2020 LUMBERJANES #75 FOIL VARIANT
BOOM! STUDIOS :: (W) Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh (A) Kanesha C. Bryant, Julia Madrigal (CA) Kat Leth
* END OF SUMMER Part Three!* Co-Creator & original series artist Brooklyn Allen returns!* With the campgrounds and cabins of Miss Qiunzella’s camp full to bursting with scared campers, cryptids, and literal wild animals, time is running out to save themselves from the Grey!* With camp director Rosie and Bearwoman Nellie losing control of themselves, and Diane off searching for godly help on Mount Olympus, the rest of the mortal Lumberjanes are the last hope to save their home-away-from-home!

 

MightyMorphinLCSD 2020 MIGHTY MORPHIN #1 FOIL VARIANT
BOOM! STUDIOS :: (W) Ryan Parrott (A) Marco Renna (CA) Goni Montes
* Two New Series, Two New Teams – The UNLIMITED POWER Era Begins HERE- but who is the NEW Green Ranger and are they friend… or foe?* Superstar writer Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and rising star artist Marco Renna send the Mighty Morphin team on a collision course with an even deadlier Lord Zedd, who has a new mission and a new motivation – one that will change everything you thought you knew about our heroes!* But even if the Mighty Morphin team can all find a way to survive Zedd and their mysterious new enemies, they may discover the greatest threat to their future is the shocking secret of Zordon’s past!* The next big epic begins here, perfect for longtime fans and new readers alike.

 

PowerRangersLCSD 2020 POWER RANGERS #1 FOIL VARIANT
BOOM! STUDIOS :: (W) Ryan Parrott (A) Francesco Mortarino (CA) Peach Momoko
*Two New Series, Two New Teams -The UNLIMITED POWER Era Begins HERE – And Only Lord Drakkon, Their Greatest Enemy, Can Save Them!* Superstar writer Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and fan favorite artist Francesco Mortarino (Go Go Power Rangers) reveal a new cosmic threat that only the original Power Rangers, now known as the Omega Rangers – Jason, Trini and Zack – can hope to defeat!* But their secret weapon is… the villainous Lord Drakkon?!* Zordon forbids the Omega Rangers from contacting Drakkon, so if they want to save the universe then they’ll have to go rogue – and go up against their Mighty Morphin allies.* The next big Power Rangers epic begins here, perfect for longtime fans and new readers alike.

 

MontressLCSD 2020 MONSTRESS: TALK STORIES #1
IMAGE COMICS :: (W) Marjorie M. Liu (A/CA) Sana Takeda
Bridging the gap between the fifth and sixth arc (which resumes in January 2021), MONSTRESS returns with TALK-STORIES, a two-part limited series that invites you to eat dumplings beside the fire and listen as Kippa recounts a defining moment from her childhood.Whether caught up on the latest issue of MONSTRESS or not, fans will enjoy this delightful spinoff and will want to get their hands on this highly collectable Gold Foil LCSD edition.

 

SiKtCLCSD 2020 SOMETHING IS KILLING CHILDREN #1 FOIL VARIANT
BOOM! STUDIOS :: (W) James Tynion IV(A/CA) Werther Dell’Edera
* GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (Memetic, Batman: Detective Comics) teams with artist Werther Dell’Edera (Briggs Land) for an all-new limited series about staring into the abyss to find your worst fears staring back.* When the children of Archer’s Peak begin to go missing, everything seems hopeless. Most children never return, but the ones that do have terrible stories-impossible stories of terrifying creatures that live in the shadows.* Their only hope of finding and eliminating the threat is the arrival of a mysterious stranger, one who believes the children and claims to see what they can see.* Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. That is all she does, and she bears the cost because it MUST be done.

 

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IMAGE COMICS :: (W) Todd McFarlane (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Todd McFarlane
This LCSD 2020 SPAWN #312 cover will be a variant of Todd McFarlane’s cover for the issue—only instead of listing out the names of those who’ve contributed to SPAWN over the years, this LCSD 2020 cover will wraparound and feature the names of retailers who are registered for the 2020 Local Comic Shop Day festivities!

 

 

XofSwordsLCSD X OF SWORDS DESTRUCTION #1 HENRICHON VARIANT
MARVEL COMICS :: (W) Jonathan Hickman, Tini Howard (A) Pepe Larraz (CA) Nikko Henrichon
The wheel of fortune turns. The unfortunate fall. A sword against the darkness.

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HEROES LABOR-DAY ANNIVERSARY WAREHOUSE SALE! DOLLAR COMICS + FREE COMIC BOOK DAY CELEBRATION!!

September 01, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Free Comic Book Day, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Labor Day Sale, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, Sale!, Special Offers, Uncategorized

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Labor Day Anniversary Sale!

Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find is celebrating 40 YEARS in business this year and Labor Day weekend will mark our 3 YEAR Anniversary #UnderTheWaterTower!

What better way to celebrate than with a HUGE Warehouse *DOLLAR COMICS* Sale?!
Come help us celebrate this coming Labor Day weekend!
Saturday, September 5: 10AM-DARK
Sunday, September 6: 10AM-6PM
Monday, September 7: 10AM-7PM

Heroes Operations Manager, Seth, has been working NON-STOP over the past months curating and organizing one of our best stocks of DOLLAR COMICS in years!

Starting on Saturday, September 5 at 10am, we will have OVER 100 LONG BOXES OF DOLLAR COMICS for your shopping pleasure!! This stock is 100% organized and in order, so be sure to bring those want list to fill-in your collection!

We will also be offering the option to FILL A LONG BOX on all three days! A comics long box can hold around 350 individual comics, so it’s a great way to get even MORE bang for your buck!

FILL A LONG BOX:
Saturday, September 5: $200
Sunday, September 6: $150
Monday, September 7: $100

Our Labor Day Sale will take place OUTSIDE in the area behind our store. All Employees and Customers will be required to wear a mask (one can be provided if necessary), even though the event is outdoors. We will be limiting the number of people shopping at a time to allow for safe social distancing as an extra precaution. Additional safety measures may be implemented in an effort to make this event as safe as physically possible. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we do our best to make sure that everyone stays safe and healthy!

 

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2020 ::

Like 99% of 2020’s regularly scheduled events, the pandemic forced the cancellation of this year’s “Free Comic Book Day” event which would have been held on the first Saturday in May.
Once printing and production resumed, in late June, this year’s Free Comic Book Day books began shipping a few titles a week. Instead of releasing those books a few at a time over the course of months, we decided to hold our books until Labor Day so that we could make them all available during our Anniversary Sale! There will still be some Free Comic Book Day titles that won’t ship until after Labor Day, but this will be the bulk of this years selections. Please keep in mind that, while you are more than welcome to pick up multiple FCBD titles, quantities are limited. We will limit all available titles to no more than ONE PER-CUSTOMER in order to ensure that as many customers benefit as possible!

We hope to see you there!! 

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Leave a comment below, call us at 704-375-7462 or email us at [email protected] if you have any questions!

 

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VOL. 50 OF THE OVERSTREET COMICS PRICE GUIDE ARRIVES SEPTEMBER 2!

August 20, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: Exclusives, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Spotlight on New Releases, This Just In

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THE 50TH EDITION OF THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE ARRIVES ON SEPTEMBER 2ND!

The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide is widely considered the Bible for any serious comic book collector or dealer, providing pricing resources that reflect the most current pricing on record for millions of comic titles and magazines.

This year marks the Golden Anniversary of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide with their 50th Edition! This milestone volume is complete with new prices, new feature articles, new additions to the “Overstreet Hall of Fame”, new market reports and much more. Find out why Overstreet has been trusted for five decades!

mcfarlandPictured above is this year’s Hero Initiative Exclusive Variant with gorgeous Kevin Nowlan cover. This hardcover variant will be available at Heroes on Wednesday, September 2, 2020! The proceeds from the sale of this variant cover go back to the Hero Initiative and their efforts to “create a financial safety net for comic creators in need who need medical aid, financial support, and an avenue back into paying work.”

This year’s regular cover will be the Spawn/Spider-Man crossover by Todd McFarlane (pictured left), but you can score both if you just can’t make up your mind!!

Soft Cover: $29.95 / Hardcover: $37.50 (Hero Initiative Variant Only Available in Hardcover)

If you would like to reserve a copy of the The Overstreet Price Guide #50, please call our store at 704-375-7462 or send an email requests to: [email protected] or [email protected]

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HEROES REOPENING PLANS :: NEW BOOKS IN-STORE TODAY! HEROES IS OPEN WITH REGULATIONS!

May 20, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Spotlight on New Releases, This Just In, Uncategorized

 

NEW COMICS ARE IN-STORE TODAY!

Heroes received the first shipment of NEW COMICS since March 25 today, Wednesday, May 20.

With careful consideration for the continued safety of our customers, as well as our staff, we will be open to the public on Wednesday, May 20 from 1pm-9pm with the following guidelines:

  • We will limit the number of people allowed in the store to NO MORE THAN 3 people at a time.
    Until further notice we are limiting access inside the store. We will provide access to NEW product on racks located just inside the front door and the counter, but we will discourage browsing the racks until further notice. If you would like us to check the rack for a previous issue or trade, we are happy to do that for you! We do this to limit your exposure as well as our own during this opening period.
     
  • We ask that customers limit their time in our store for now.
    There will be plenty of time for browsing and visiting with one another once restrictions have been lifted and circumstances have improved. For now, in an effort to prevent customer wait-times and attend to as many customers as possible in a timely manner, we ask that you make your visit as brief as possible. 

     
  • Everyone (including staff) will be required to wear a mask while shopping or working inside of our store.
    If you do not have a mask, one can be provided to you. 

    (We understand that some people do not want to wear a mask and, while we understand that is your personal preference, you will not be permitted in our store without a mask. We appreciate your patience, understanding and consideration for everyone’s safety at this time. If you do not want to wear a mask, or if you would prefer not to come inside the store until circumstances have improved, we are happy to arrange shipping for books.)  
     
  • We request that all customers utilize the provided hand sanitizer upon entering the store.  
     
  • Observe social distancing inside the store.
    Please be courteous to your fellow customers and allow for at least six feet of distance between yourself and others. We’re all in this together and showing each other respect will go a long way!!  
     
  • During this time we ask customers to be mindful of how much they handle books and other product.
    While we will be sanitizing all surfaces and high-contact areas as frequently as possible, we cannot sanitize comic books without causing damage. We ask that customers please be mindful of items as they handle them, and wash their hands or use hand sanitizer after contact. 
     
  • We will be sanitizing and washing our hands after every transaction and as often as possible.  
    If at all possible, we would prefer that customers pay with a credit or debit card at this time. We will still accept cash transactions, but cards are easier for everyone to sanitize at this time. If we do have a cash transaction we will be washing our hands thoroughly afterwards.
     
  • We ask anyone who feels unwell to please stay at home (this includes our staff).  
     
  • We have installed a new Point-Of-Sale system. (Thanks Elias!)
    Check-out may take a little longer as we acclimate to this new system, and we appreciate your patience! Once we have the hang of things, it should be easier to update your reserve list and keep track of what we have in stock! We also have the ability to invoices Reserve Customers who would like to pay for their books in advance and either pick up curb-side or have their subscription shipped (shipping fees will apply).
     
  • Our hours may be different until further notice.
    Until things are TRULY BACK TO NORMAL, our store hours may be affected.
    We will be open to the public TODAY, WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 from 1pm-9pm.
    Our hours going forward will be as follows until further notice:
    Monday-Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday: 10am-6pm
    Wednesday: 10am-9pm (tentatively)
    Sunday 1pm-6pm
     
  • We will keep you posted to any changes to our guidelines as they happen.
    Please follow us on social media (FacebookInstagramTwitter) or sign up for our Newsletter for regular updates! Please feel free to call us at 704-375-7462 or email us at [email protected] with any questions!

 

DOING OUR BEST:

We care about the well-being of ALL of our customers and staff and are doing everything in our power to keep everyone safe and healthy during this time.
The following precautions are being taken by our staff:

  1. All employees will wear a mask while working inside our store.
  2. We are disinfecting surfaces several times an hour with antibacterial wipes and sprays.
  3. We have hand sanitizer on-hand and our employees will sanitize and wash their hands as frequently as possible with hot water and antibacterial soap.
  4. Any staff member who has a cough, sniffle, temperature, or is feeling generally unwell, will stay home and avoid contact with others.
  5. We are reviewing CDC recommendations daily and will adjust any procedures as necessary.

RESERVE ORDERS:

We will continue to order enough product to cover our subscribers and any customer requests made in advance. If we are sold-out of a title you are looking for, we may be able to reorder those items. Please let us know if you are missing a title you wanted to pick up. If you are aware of a title that will be coming out over the next several weeks/months that you would like to reserve, we ask that you please request those items in advance if possible so that we might have the best opportunity to fulfill your want-list.

Again, we are adjusting to our new Point-Of-Sale system at this time. If you are a Reserve Customer, please make sure we have your current contact information. If you are a Reserve Customer, and you have not heard from us over the past month, please call or send us an email to ensure we have your current information on file! ([email protected])

With our new Point of Sale System, we will also be adjusting our Reserve Bag qualifications and options.
Reserve Customers will now have the option to be invoiced for their reserve bag and can pay for books via invoice. Existing Reserve Customers should receive an email about this option. Please email [email protected] with you have questions! 

We hope you are all doing well, and are being kind to one another!
We look forward to seeing you all again very soon!

– Your Friends at HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND 

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We can still ship items to you at this time. You can request items and arrange shipping with an email to [email protected]

SHIPPING INFORMATION:

We are happy to SHIP items to anyone who would like make those arrangements at this time.
We will need you to help us organize the following:

  1. Please call our store at 704-375-7462 between the hours of 10am-6pm, or email us at [email protected] with a list of books you would like us to ship to you.
    You can find the last 5 weeks of New Releases on our website here: http://www.heroesonline.com/new-releases/, if you need recommendations!
  2. Shipping costs based on weight.
  3. If you would like to order comic-collecting supplies (ie: Comic Boxes, Bags, Boards, etc) to have shipped, we can do that too!
    Supplies are subject to shipping freight. You can find our supply options listed here:
    http://www.heroesonline.com/supplies/
  4. We will invoice your email order to process credit card payment and shipping.
  5. If you would prefer to make payment via PayPal, we can arrange that as well. Please call or email for details.
  6. Please make sure that we have your complete and correct shipping address.
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HEROES REOPENING PLANS :: WHAT TO EXPECT AND WHEN TO EXPECT IT!

May 08, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, This Just In, Uncategorized

ReOpening-Plans

When will Heroes
Re-Open?

That is an EXCELLENT question and one that we are not entering into without careful consideration for the continued safety of our customers, as well as our staff.

The Stay-At-Home order for the state of North Carolina ends today (Friday, May 8), HOWEVER, Heroes will NOT be opening to the public at this time.

When we do open, it will be with limited capacity and additional guidelines.

We can still ship items to you at this time. You can request items and arrange shipping with an email to [email protected]

We expect our first shipment of NEW product to be available for sale on Wednesday, May 20.

When we DO open to the public, we will operate with the following restrictions in place until the state of North Carolina has cleared all three Phases for reopening, per the State Government guidelines:

  • We will limit the number of people in the store to 3-5 people at a time.
     
  • Everyone (including staff) will be required to wear a mask while shopping or working inside of our store.
    If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you.
    (We understand that some people will not want to wear a mask and, while we understand that is your personal preference, you will not be permitted to shop in our store without a mask. We appreciate your patience, understanding and consideration for everyone’s safety at this time. If you do not want to wear a mask, or if you would prefer not to come inside the store until circumstances have improved, we are happy to arrange shipping for books.)  
     
  • We request that all customers utilize the provided hand sanitizer upon entering the store.  
     
  • We will be observing social distancing inside the store.
    Please be courteous to your fellow customers and allow for at least six feet of distance between yourself and others. If another customer is browsing in the section that you would like to browse, we ask that you please be patient and wait for your turn. We’re all in this together and showing each other respect will go a long way!!  
     
  • During this time we ask customers to be mindful of how much they handle books and other product.
    We will be sanitizing all surfaces and high-contact areas as frequently as possible, but we cannot sanitize comic books without causing damage. We ask that customers please be mindful of items as they handle them, and wash their hands or use hand sanitizer after contact. 
     
  • We will be sanitizing and washing our hands after every transaction and as often as possible.  
     
  • We ask anyone who feels unwell to please stay at home (this includes our staff).  
     
  • We have installed a new Point-Of-Sale system. (Thanks Elias!)
    Check-out may take a little longer as we acclimate to this new system, and we appreciate your patience! Once we have the hang of things, it should be easier to update your reserve list and keep track of what we have in stock!  
     
  • Our hours may be different until further notice.
    Until things are TRULY BACK TO NORMAL, our store hours may be affected.
    For now, expect our hours to remain Monday-Saturday: 10AM-6PM and Sunday: 1PM-6PM.
     
  • We will keep you posted to any changes to our guidelines as they happen.
    Please follow us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) or sign up for our Newsletter for regular updates!

 

This sobering piece was created by our dear friend, formidable artist, and long-time HeroesCon supporter, Patrick Dean. It illustrates the importance of placing health and safety above commerce. We understand the need and desire for a return of commerce, and we have felt the financial impact of these difficult times as much as anyone. That being said, we feel an incredible responsibility to act in the best interest of EVERYONE, not only the healthy and the strong. These times won’t be safe for ANYONE until they’re safe for EVERYONE, and we need to work together to find a balance until the world can finally breathe again.

DOING OUR BEST:

We care about the well-being of ALL of our customers and staff and are doing everything in our power to keep everyone safe and healthy during this time.
The following precautions are being taken by our staff:

  1. We are disinfecting surfaces several times an hour with antibacterial wipes and sprays.
  2. We have hand sanitizer on-hand and our employees sanitize and wash their hands as frequently as possible with hot water and antibacterial soap.
  3. Any staff member who has a cough, sniffle, temperature, or is feeling generally unwell, will stay home and avoid contact with others.
  4. We are reviewing CDC recommendations daily and will adjust any procedures as necessary.

RESERVE ORDERS:
We will continue to order enough product to cover our subscribers and any customer requests made in advance. If we are sold-out of a title you are looking for, we may be able to reorder those items. Please let us know if you are missing a title you wanted to pick up. If you are aware of a title that will be coming out over the next several weeks/months that you would like to reserve, we ask that you please request those items in advance if possible so that we might have the best opportunity to fulfill your want-list.

Again, we are adjusting to our new Point-Of-Sale system at this time. If you are a Reserve Customer, please make sure we have your current contact information. If you are a Reserve Customer, and you have not heard from us over the past month, please call or send us an email to ensure we have your current information on file! ([email protected])

We hope you are all doing well, and are being kind to one another!
We look forward to seeing you all again very soon!

– Your Friends at HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND 

Spock-Says-Wash-Yo-Hands-2

SHIPPING INFORMATION:

We are happy to SHIP items to anyone who would like make those arrangements at this time.
We will need you to help us organize the following:

  1. Please call our store at 704-375-7462 between the hours of 10am-6pm, or email us at [email protected] with a list of books you would like us to ship to you.
    You can find the last 5 weeks of New Releases on our website here: http://www.heroesonline.com/new-releases/, if you need recommendations!
  2. Most orders ship for $5/$8/$12 depending on weight
  3. If you would like to order comic-collecting supplies (ie: Comic Boxes, Bags, Boards, etc) to have shipped, we can do that too!
    Supplies are subject to shipping freight. You can find our supply options listed here:
    http://www.heroesonline.com/supplies/
  4. We will invoice your email order to process credit card payment and shipping.
  5. If you would prefer to make payment via PayPal, we can arrange that as well. Please call or email for details.
  6. Please make sure that we have your complete and correct shipping address.

The following are basic precautions recommended by the CDC:

  1. Clean your hands often. Wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in a public place, blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  2. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.
  3. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands, particularly your eyes, nose and mouth.
  4. Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  5. If you cough or sneeze, use a shirt sleeve or tissue, not your hands. Then, wash your hands again.
  6. Practice Social-Distancing, which means putting at least 6 feet in between yourself and anyone near you in public spaces.
  7. If you must greet others, avoid handshakes or hugs. Opt for waves or an elbow bump. (We like using Mr. Spock’s token hand gesture!)
  8. Keep your work area well sanitized.
  9. If you aren’t feeling well and are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, please restrict your exposure and seek medical attention if necessary.
  10. Cover your face with a mask or cloth face covering if you must go out in public.
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