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ON THE ROAD :: SUNDAY, JANUARY 30 – SETH & WINSLOW HEAD FOR THE ATLANTA COMIC CONVENTION

January 28, 2022 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, NEWS, Now Read This!, On the Road, Other Events

THE HEROES TEAM IS HEADING TO ATLANTA THIS WEEKEND FOR THE

Atlanta Comic Convention LogoSunday, January 30
11AM-5PM

The Atlanta Comic Convention will be held at the:
Marriott Hotel-Century Center
2000 Century Blvd
Atlanta, Ga 30345

Admission: $5.00
Parking: $5.00

 

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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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THANK YOU FROM THE STAFF OF HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND

November 11, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Reviews

To All Our Guests, Exhibitors, Attendees, Volunteers and Staff

THANK-YOU

The first ever Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con is over and a part of history!

Everyone at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find wishes to extend our appreciation to all those who participated in the Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con!

Thank You to our Guests for making the Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con a part of your schedule. As creators, you add life, excitement, and fun to the Convention. It was great to see long time Heroes Convention guests as well as those of you who are just beginning to make the Heroes experience a part of your lives.  We look forward to seeing you back at the Heroes Convention in June!
 
Thank You to all the Exhibitors for taking the chance and coming to our first major event back at the Charlotte Convention Center (CCC). We hope you had a fun and profitable time. Without the vendors it wouldn’t be the comic show that we all know and love.

To all the Attendees who came despite continuing health concerns about attending a large public event, we appreciate you being a part of the con. We were very happy to see so many of our regular convention attendees back and enjoying a comic book show. 

Special thanks to all the Kibby’s Sidekicks Volunteers who made everyone’s job a lot easier (there are too many of you to name, and we don’t want to risk missing anyone). “Many hands make light work”. Your willingness to step up wherever and however you were needed greatly contributed to the success of the Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con. We look forward to you continuing our dear friend Charles Kibby’s legacy of volunteering at future Heroes Conventions and events.

We look forward to everyone returning (and inviting all your friends) to be a part of the Fantastic 40th Heroes Convention Anniversary Celebration, June 24-26, 2022.

Order your Heroes Convention tickets now, and we’ll see you there!!

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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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