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CGC to offer ON-SITE GRADING at HeroesCon 2024!

April 12, 2024 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Exclusives, Exclusives, Exhibitors, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, Special Offers, This Just In, Vintage Comics

CGC to offer ON-SITE GRADING at the 2024 HeroesCon!!

For the first time in more than four years, CGC will be offering on-site grading for comic books! Submit your comics for on-site grading at booth #101, June 14-15 (plus we’ll be accepting a limited number of WalkThrough submissions until noon on June 16), and get them back before the end of the show. Read on for pricing and more details.

Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) is excited to announce on-site comic book grading at Heroes Convention Charlotte, in Charlotte, North Carolina, on June 14-16, 2024. That’s right, get your books back by the end of the show!

Regular submissions of comics, cards, video games and home video collectibles will also be accepted, and collectors can look forward to giveaways, swag and signings — all at booth #101!

About HeroesCon

The Heroes Convention (“HeroesCon”) has gained renown for its emphasis on comics and its welcoming environment for all ages. It offers a unique opportunity for fans to engage directly with industry professionals and exhibitors, with a stellar lineup of guests like John Beatty, Mark Buckingham, Amy Chu and Skottie Young and MANY MORE!

Submit comics for on-site grading

CGC is offering on-site grading at this year’s HeroesCon for all Universal and Signature Series comic book submissions. On-site grading, including ReHolder submissions, will be available Friday, June 14, through Saturday, June 15. A very limited quantity of WalkThrough submissions will still be accepted on Sunday, June 16, until 12:00 p.m. All you need is a free CGC account to submit for on-site grading, but paid members receive discounts (and other benefits). Learn more and select your membership level here.

On-site grading submissions are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. CGC expects extremely high demand and space is limited, so submitters are encouraged to submit at the start of the show. If on-site grading submissions need to be cut off early, submissions will still be accepted for grading at CGC headquarters at the regular fees and turnaround times.

In the next few weeks, the CGC online submission form will be updated to show on-site grading services and fees at HeroesCon. Look for an announcement when the on-site grading submission option is available.

CGC Comics On-site Grading Free Member Pricing:

Grading Tier / ServiceFeeTurnaround Time
Modern
Max. Value: $400
$40End of Show
Vintage
Max. Value: $400
$60End of Show
High Value
Max. Value: $1,000
$110End of Day
WalkThrough
Max. Value: Unlimited
5% FMV ($125 min.)3 Hours
ReHolder
Max. Value: $1,000
$40End of Day
High Value ReHolder
Max. Value: Unlimited
$753 Hours

CGC Comics Signature Series On-site Grading Free Member Pricing:

Grading Tier / ServiceFeeTurnaround Time
Modern
Max. Value: $400
$60End of Show
Vintage
Max. Value: $400
$80End of Show
High Value
Max. Value: $1,000
$130End of Day
WalkThrough
Max. Value: Unlimited
5% FMV ($145 min.)3 Hours
ReHolder
Max. Value: $1,000
$40End of Day
High Value ReHolder
Max. Value: Unlimited
$753 Hours

Fun at the CGC booth

Fans also won’t want to miss lots of fun happening at CGC booth #101 all weekend long! In addition to our popular pin giveaway, we will have the limited-edition 2024 pins to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Wolverine and the 85th anniversary of Batman. Plus, we’ll be offering giveaway prize opportunities! Stay tuned for further email and social announcements about giveaway opportunities leading up to the show.

Looking to get books signed?

Be sure to get your books prepped with the updated CGC Signature Series online submission form to save you a lot of time at the show! Watch this short video to learn how to get this process started:https://www.youtube.com/embed/B8MyOvl0hFY?si=8MVpzuHCCA7xGerg

Preparing submissions for the show

To spend more time enjoying the show, submit your prepared collectibles through the Express Drop-off Service, which enables you to skip the line and quickly hand off your prepared submission to a CGC representative.

Please take the following steps before arriving:

  1. Create a CGC account here. All it takes is a free account to submit, and paid members get additional discounts and benefits.
  2. Go to the online submission form for comicscardsvideo games or home video.
  3. Select “Mail-In or Show Drop-Off” to start your submission.
  4. Complete the submission form and print the packing slips.
  5. Keep your collectibles safe and secure until you drop off your submission (including the packing slip) with a representative.
  6. Go to the Express Drop-off sign to finalize your submission.

All submissions will be transported to CGC’s headquarters in Sarasota, Florida, for authentication, grading and encapsulation.

  • To learn more about CGC services and fees for comics, click here.
  • To learn more about CGC services and fees for cards, click here.
  • To learn more about CGC services and fees for video games, click here.
  • To learn more about CGC services and fees for home video, click here.

Tablets will be provided at the booth for submitters to use for sign-up and submission purposes.

Need more info?

All CGC services can be reached at (+1) 855-GRADE10 (855-472-3310).

About CGC

Since revolutionizing comic book grading in 2000, CGC has grown to include certification services for a vast variety of pop culture collectibles. These divisions include CGC Cards, CGC Video Games and CGC Home Video. CGC Cards provides expert card grading for sports cards, TCGs and non-sports cards. CGC Video Games is dedicated to video game grading for the most popular consoles, including Nintendo, Sega, Atari, PlayStation and more. CGC Home Video provides expert VHS grading in addition to other types of videocassettes, DVD, blu-ray and more.

Read more: https://www.cgccomics.com/news/article/12813/heroescon-2024/

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HEROESCON 2024 :: SECOND ROUND OF FEATURED GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS

February 20, 2024 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Guest List, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, This Just In

HEROESCON 2024

JUNE 14-16

FEATURED GUEST UPDATES

Check out our latest

Featured Guest Announcements!

RODNEY BARNES | AA-TABLE #TBD
Killadelphia, Monarch, Star Wars Mandalorian
JOHN BEATTY | AA-TABLE #TBD
Secret Wars, Punisher, Batman, Thanos Quest
JOHN BURGIN | ii-TABLE #TBD
Frogboy
JIM CALAFIORE | AA-TABLE #TBD
Aquaman, Exiles, Gotham Underground, Red Lanterns, Secret Six
CHRIS CAMPANA | AA-TABLE #TBD
Spiderman, Ghost Rider, Red Goblin, Gi-Joe, TMNT, Spawn, Tellos
RICH CASE | AA-TABLE #TBD
Doom Patrol, Sandman, Spider-man
HOWARD CHAYKIN | AA-TABLE #TBD
American Flagg!, Black Kiss, Hey Kids! Comics!, Star Wars, Sunshine Patriots
CHRIS CLAREMONT | AA-TABLE #TBD
Gambit, New Mutants, Uncanny X-Men, X-Men
STEVE CONLEY | AA-TABLE #TBD
The Middle Age, Astounding Space Thrills, Star Trek
AMANDA CONNOR | AA-TABLE #TBD
Harley Quinn, Powergirl, Vampirella, Silk Spectre, The PRO
J. ROBERT DEANS | ii-TABLE #TBD
Shakes the Cow, The Bear From AUNT, Mighty Hippofartamus
SAM “KIDLET” DEANS | ii-TABLE #TBD
Deans Family Productions
TOM DeFALCO | AA-TABLE #TBD
The Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Machine Man, Spider-girl, Thor
JEFF DEKAL | AA-TABLE #TBD
Catwoman, Thanos, Iron Fist, Kingpin, Wonder Woman
TODD DEZAGO | AA-TABLE #TBD
Tellos, Perhapanauts, Spider-Man
JENNY FRISON | AA-TABLE #TBD
Wonder Woman, X-Men, Revival, Red Sonja, Vampirella
JOSÉ LUĂŤS GARCIA-LĂ“PEZ | AA-TABLE #TBD
Wonder Woman, Batman, Deadman, Twilight, Atari Force
MICHAEL GOLDEN | AA-TABLE #TBD
The Nam, Punisher, Micronauts
SANFORD GREENE | AA-TABLE #TBD
BitterRoot, Black Manta, Justice League Annual, Power-Man and Iron Fist
DUSTIN HARBIN | ii-TABLE #TBD
NY Times, BEHOLD! The Dinosaurs, DIARY COMICS, Nutted!
ADAM HUGHES | AA-TABLE #TBD
Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan, Cover Run: The DC Comics Art of Adam Hughes, Catwoman, Rocketeer, Fairest, Wonder Woman, Zatanna
DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON | AA-TABLE #TBD
Transformers (Image), Extremity, Murder Falcon, Space-Mullet
JOE JUSKO | AA-TABLE #TBD
Marvel Masterpieces, Heavy Metal, Vampirella
CHRIS KEMPLE | AA-TABLE #TBD
Red Vengeance, Negative Burn, Artist Alley Comics
MAHDI KHENE | ii-TABLE #TBD
Steel Streets, Zuperhero Comics Presents, Ink On Paper, Bootleg Spider-Man
JAE LEE | AA-TABLE #TBD
Batman/Superman, Inhumans, Dark Tower, Fantastic Four
RICK LEONARDI | AA-TABLE #TBD
Cloak and Dagger, X-Men, Spider-Man 2099
HOWARD MACKIE | AA-TABLE #TBD
Ghost Rider, Ghost Rider: Return of Vengeance, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Batman
LAURA MARTIN | AA-TABLE #TBD
Color Artist for Beta Ray Bill, Plastic: Li’l Birdie, Star Wars Annual, Nubia #1
MIKE McKONE | AA-TABLE #TBD
Amazing Spider-Man, Teen Titans, Fantastic Four
BOB McLEOD | AA-TABLE #TBD
New Mutants, Spider-Man, Kraven’s Last Hunt
JARRETT MELENDEZ | HE/THEY | ii-TABLE #TBD
Chef’s Kiss, My Pokémon Baking Book, All We Ever Wanted, Young Men in Love
BILL MORRISON | AA-TABLE #TBD
The Simpsons, Former Editor-in-Chief at MAD Magazine and Bongo Comics
SARAH MYER | THEY/THEM | AA-TABLE #TBD
Monstrous: A Transracial Adoption Story, TMNT: Saturday Morning Adventures
STEVE OLIFF | HE/HIM | AA-TABLE #TBD
Akira, Spawn,The Maxx, Dark Knight, Swamp Thing
JIMMY PALMIOTTI | AA-TABLE #TBD
Harley Quinn, Jonah Hex, Painkiller Jane, Batwing, Paperfilms
PAUL PELLETIER | AA-TABLE #TBD
Aquaman, Batgirl, Guardians of the Galaxy, Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four
DAVID PETERSEN | ii-TABLE #TBD
Mouse Guard, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dark Crystal, Wind in the Willows
KHOI PHAM | AA-TABLE #TBD
Duo, Marvel and DC Artist
ED PISKOR | ii-TABLE #TBD
Red Room, X-Men: Grand Design, Hip Hop Family Tree, Wizzywig
CARL POTTS | AA-TABLE #TBD
Alien Legion, Punisher War Journal, former Marvel & Epic Exec. Editor, SVA professor
RICO RENZI | AA-TABLE #TBD
Goddess Mode, Bitter Root, Spider-Gwen, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
BUDD ROOT | AA-TABLE #TBD
Cavewoman
DON ROSA | AA-TABLE #TBD
The Life and Times of Uncle Scrooge, Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories
JOHN ROSE | AA-TABLE #TBD
Barney Google And Snuffy Smith Comic Strip
CRAIG ROUSSEAU | AA-TABLE #TBD
Harley Quinn, Tellos, The Perhapanauts, Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane
JIM RUGG | ii-TABLE #TBD
Hulk: Grand Design, Street Angel, Supermag, Afrodisiac
STEVE SAFFEL | NO TABLE CAN HOLD STEVE
Joe Simon My Life in Comics, Spider-Man The Icon
ALEX SAVIUK | AA-TABLE #TBD
Spider-Man newspaper strip, Web of Spider-Man, The Phantom, Green Lantern
SECNCS – NATIONAL CARTOONIST SOCIETY | AA-TABLE #TBD
Southeast Chapter of the National Cartoonish Society – Jon Vaughn
JIM SHOOTER | AA-TABLE #TBD
Former Editor in Chief of Marvel Comics, Founder of Valiant, Defiant and Broadway Comics, Current Editor in Chief of Illustrated Media
ANDY SMITH | AA-TABLE #TBD
Demi-God, Thanos, X-Men, Wolverine, Superman, Batman
ALLISON SOHN | AA-TABLE #TBD
Star Wars, Indiana Jones, LOTR, Women of Marvel, DC themed trading card sets
CHRIS SPARKS | AA-TABLE #TBD
Team Cul de Sac
KYLE STARKS | AA-TABLE #TBD
Peacemaker, Old Head, Rock Candy Mountain, Rick and Morty
JOE STATON | AA-TABLE #TBD
Green Lantern, E-Man, Dick Tracy, Scooby Doo
BRIAN STELFREEZE | AA-TABLE #TBD
Black Panther, Day Men, Wednesday Comics, Batman
JIM STERANKO | AA-201-205, 211-212
Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., History of Comics, Prevue Magazine
ROY THOMAS | SATURDAY ONLY | AA-TABLE #TBD
Wolverine, Carol Danvers, Morbius, Vision, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Black Knight
GLENN URIETA | ii-TABLE #TBD
Fil-Am funny book generator and professional doodler
WAYNE VANSANT | AA-TABLE #TBD
Katusha: Girl Soldier of the Great Patriotic War
STEPHANIE WILLIAMS | AA-TABLE #TBD
Nubia Coronation, Nubia and the Amazons, Marvel Voices: Legacy #1
RON WILSON | AA-TABLE #TBD
The Thing, Marvel Two-In-One, Masters of the Universe, Super Boxers
RENÉE WITTERSTAETTER | AA-TABLE #TBD
Excess: The Art of Michael Golden, Joe Jusko: Savage Beauty
JOHN WORKMAN | AA-TABLE #TBD
Art director for Heavy Metal 1977-1983, artist/ letterer/colorist and-or writer for DC. Marvel, Archie, Disney, Image IDW, Dark Horse
JOHN “WAKI” WYCOUGH | AA-TABLE #TBD
Star Wars, G.I.Joe, Doctor Who, Transformers, Fear Itself, Chaos War
KELLY YATES | AA-TABLE #TBD
Doctor Who, Amber Atoms, MonstHer
SKOTTIE YOUNG | AA-TABLE #TBD
Bully Wars, I Hate Fairyland, Middlewest, Oz, Rocket Racoon, Strange Academy, The Me You Love In The Dark, TWIG
THOM ZAHLER | AA-TABLE #TBD
Cupid’s Arrows, Time and Vine, Love and Capes, Warning Label, My Little Pony

*ALL GUESTS ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE TENTATIVE.

DON’T MISS OUT!! Get your tickets TODAY!!

STAY TUNED for more updates!

We still have a LOT of GUESTS to announce!

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CHARLOTTE MINI-CON 2024 :: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3

January 09, 2024 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Out and About, This Just In, Vintage Comics

The Charlotte Mini-Con Returns!

Saturday, February 3 at the

Grady Cole Center!

The Charlotte Mini-Con returns for its 47th Anniversary Show with a stellar list of Featured Guests, a FULL Artist Annex, and outstanding comic-book dealers!

See our full list of Artist Annex participants and Exhibitors on our website at

www.heroesonline.com/CLT-Mini-Con

Get your tickets today!

The GRADY COLE CENTER will charge a $15 PARKING FEE,
payable by cash or card.

We recommend carpooling, using a ride-share, or utilizing the CATS CityLYNX Gold Line. The Grady Cole Center is a 5 minute walk from the CPCC station located off the CityLYNX Gold Line.

The Grady Cole Center has FIVE steps to the main entrance at the front of the building, and no ramp. (It’s an OLD building.) If you require ADA access you may enter around the back of the facility for access to the main Convention Floor.

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HEROESCON 2024 :: TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

December 05, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, This Just In

HeroesCon 2024

First Round Featured Guest Announcements
+ Tickets Available NOW!!

The Heroes Convention will return to the Charlotte Convention Center Father’s Day Weekend, June 14-16, 2024!

As we prepare for 42nd Anniversary Event, we look forward to filling our halls with the BEST and BRIGHTEST Comic Creators and Exhibitors in the Comic’s Industry!

CHECK OUT OUR FIRST ROUND OF FEATURED GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS HERE!

Get your tickets to our 2024 Heroes Convention TODAY!!

This year we are offering multiple options for Advance Tickets:

OPTION 1: ON SALE NOW!

VIP* 3-DAY ADVANCE PASS: $150
(LIMITED TO 500)

**16 and Under Get in FREE with Paying Adult!

VIP* 3-DAY ADVANCE PASS ARE LIMITED TO 500 TICKETS and will include the following:
• 30 Minute Early Entry All Three Days
• 2024 HeroesCon T-Shirt in Size of Their Choosing (S-4X)
• 2024 HeroesCon Commemorative Badge w/Lanyard
• 2024 HeroesCon VIP Wristband
• 2024 HeroesCon Collectible and Reusable Tote Bag
• Exclusive 11″x 17″ HeroesCon 2024 Incentive Print
• Other Potential Exclusive VIP Surprises!

**16 & Under FREE Admissions DO NOT include incentives.
HC2024-VIPONSALENOW

OPTION 2: ON SALE NOW!

3-DAY ADVANCE PASS: $75

**16 and Under Get in FREE with Paying Adult!

3-DAY ADVANCE PASS will save $25 over 3 individual Day-of ticket purchase, and will be allowed in immediately after VIP* 3-Day Advance Pass holders and before Day-of ticket holders all three days.
Also Includes:
• 2024 HeroesCon Commemorative 3-Day Advance Badge w/Lanyard
• 2024 HeroesCon 3-Day Advance Pass Wristband

**16 & Under FREE Admissions DO NOT include incentives.
HC2024-3DAYONSALENOW

OPTION 3: ON SALE NOW!

SINGLE DAY – ADVANCE TICKETS

FRIDAY ONLY – $35
SATURDAY ONLY – $35
SUNDAY ONLY – $30

**16 and Under Get in FREE with Paying Adult!

SINGLE-DAY PASSES are only good for the selected day purchased.
Single-Day tickets will include a branded, day-specific, medical-grade Tyvek wristband.

HC2024-SINGLEDAYONSALENOW

CHARLOTTE MINI-CON

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!

Saturday, February 3 • 11AM-5PM

Attendees 16 years of age and younger get in FREE with a paying adult!

Guest Announcements for the Charlotte Mini-Con coming SOON!!

— THERE IS A $15 PARKING FEE AT THE GRADY COLE CENTER —

Parking fees are not included in ticket purchase

We recommend carpooling, or taking a Lyft or an Uber.
You might also consider taking advantage of the Light Rail CityLynx Gold Line.
There is a walkable stop located at CPCC: See More Info About the Gold Line Here

Tickets will be in the form of a 3/4″ Tyvek, water-proof, hypoallergenic, medical-grade wristband.
You must wear the wristband to be admitted.
Anyone who wishes to leave the show and return,
will need to wear their wristband and go through security again to gain re-entry.
Children 12 and Under may not be required to wear a wristband.

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Heroes is a TOYS FOR TOTS Toy Donation Drop-Site until December 7, 2023!!

November 02, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, This Just In, Toys For Tots

Heroes is once again a drop-site
for Toys For Tots donations!

If you would like to donate a New, Unwrapped Toy to the Toys For Tots 2023 Toy Drive, you can bring that toy to our store to place in our donation box until December 7, 2023.

Toys For Tots cannot accept stuffed animals as donations, so please refrain from donating plush items.

If you would like to make a monetary donation to the our Local Chapter of Toys For Tots, you may do so by hitting the button below.

Any donation is appreciated and no gift is too small!
Let’s do our part to ensure that no child goes without a toy this Holiday Season!

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Shelton is heading Hickory Con 3 this Saturday!

September 19, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, On the Road, Other Events, Out and About, This Just In

HEROES HEADS TO

HICKORY CON 3

SEPTEMBER 23, 2023

The Hickory Con 3 will be held at the:

Hickory Metro Convention Center
1960 13th Ave Dr. SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-324-8600

Show Hours:
10am-5pm

ADMISSION:
$5.00 for Adults
$3.00 for children under 13, 3 and under are free!

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Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes – EXTENDED THROUGH JANUARY 1, 2024!

August 18, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: Comics Industry, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, Out and About, This Just In

DISCOVERY PLACE SCIENCE

Media Contact: Sarah Wheat | [email protected]

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes

Charlotte Run Extended!

Popular exhibition will be at Discovery Place Science
until January 1, 2024

CHARLOTTE, NC (August 17, 2023) â€“ Discovery Place Science announces that it will extend the run of Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes through the end of the year. The last time to see this popular exhibition before it heads overseas will be New Year’s Day 2024.

“Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes has been our largest and most popular exhibition in years, and we are thrilled to announce its extended run to close out the year,” said Catherine Wilson Horne President & CEO of Discovery Place. “The exhibition has brought many new guests to our Museum, and it’s been wonderful sharing all that Discovery Place Science has to offer with them.”

More than 50,000 tickets to Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes were sold in the initial run of the exhibition, and nearly half of all Museum guests have chosen to upgrade their experience by visiting the exhibition. Guests have arrived from more than 40 states—from nearby South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee all the way to West Coast and even Alaska and Hawaii—to experience one of the most comprehensively sourced and thoroughly researched exhibitions devoted to the Marvel Universe. 

With more than 300 original artifacts, including some of Marvel’s most iconic costumes, props and original art, this exhibition has wowed longtime fans and Marvel novices alike with its visually stunning presentation spanning 12,000 square feet. 

Discovery Place Science will also extend “Marvel After Hours,” on select Friday and Saturday evenings from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. to spotlight Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes and offer flexible viewing hours. 

For more information visit discoveryplace.org

The exhibition tells Marvel’s story in comics, film and other media and commemorates 1939’s seminal Marvel Comics #1—the first-ever appearance of Marvel’s Super Heroes—as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This exhibition has drawn widespread acclaim from audiences and press alike.

“We are beyond thrilled to bring this incredible blockbuster exhibition to our community,” said Catherine Wilson Horne, President & CEO of Discovery Place. “This is Discovery Place Science’s first post-pandemic exhibition of this caliber, and it is a true showstopper. The title speaks for itself, and we can’t wait to welcome fans from Charlotte and beyond to experience Marvel like never before.”

“Our show begins with the origins of the Marvel Universe and moves through to the present day, giving a chance to see some of the rarest and most precious objects from the past 80 years of pop culture history and pointing toward the future with work from some of today’s foremost creators,” says curator Ben Saunders about the exhibition, which is produced by Semmel Exhibitions, Marvel Entertainment, and MoPOP.

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes traces the story of the company and its influence on visual culture while also uncovering the narratives of individual characters such as Captain America, Spider-Man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Doctor Strange, giving insight into how Marvel has influenced and drawn inspiration from the ever-changing tides of popular culture; tracing how their stories have responded to historical events and addressed wider issues such as gender, race and mental illness; and honoring pioneering creators such as Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko, whose imagination made Marvel into the endlessly expansive fictional universes we know today.

“Marvel transformed the idea of the Super Hero in the 1960s—and beyond—by ratcheting up the visual spectacle, emotional dynamism and philosophical sophistication of the action-adventure comics genre,” says Brian Crosby, head of Marvel Themed Entertainment. “Marvel has always been a reflection of the world outside your own window and one of its most compelling messages has always been that anyone—regardless of race, religion or gender—can be a Super Hero.”

Breathtaking artifacts thrill collectors and casual fans alike, immersive set pieces and interactive installations bring the comic book world to life, and the visual aspects of the exhibition are accompanied by an immersive soundscape created by acclaimed composer Lorne Balfe. Visitors will enjoy the opportunity to travel through the mysterious mirror dimension of Doctor Strange; get up-close glimpses at concept sketches, props, and costumes from Marvel Studios blockbusters; pose for selfies alongside life-size representations of Black Panther, Spider-Man, and other characters; see the original art from some of Marvel’s most notable comics; and even step into Tony Stark’s lab to test the capabilities of the Iron Man armor for themselves.

The exhibition has been curated by an outstanding team that includes three scholars of comics – Benjamin Saunders, Matthew J. Smith and Randy Duncan, all of whom are university professors and experts in their field. Renowned comics writers and editors Annie Nocenti and Danny Fingeroth also contributed their time and knowledge to create a fully-formed picture of the Marvel phenomenon.

About Discovery Place Science
Discovery Place Science is the leading hub for science learning in the Carolinas—dedicated to the exchange of ideas, scientific exploration and creative expression to stimulate innovative problem-solving and learning. The Museum brings relevant, contemporary science to life through groundbreaking exhibitions, interactive educational programming and hands-on activities. Located in Uptown Charlotte at 301 N. Tryon Street, convenient parking is available in the Museum’s parking deck—the Carol Grotnes Belk Complex—at the corner of Sixth and Church streets. For more information about Discovery Place Science, call 704-372-6261, visit discoveryplace.org, or connect with Discovery Place Science on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.

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SNARLAGON TAKES OVER CHARLOTTE! IN-STORE SIGNING WITH ANDREW MACLEAN – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30!

August 18, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, Special Offers, Spotlight on New Releases, Store Signings, This Just In

ANDREW MACLEAN


AUTHOR, ARTIST & CREATOR OF “SNARLAGON”,
“HEADLOPPER”, & “APOCALYPTIGIRL”

IN-STORE SIGNING

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30

1PM-3PM & 5PM-7PM

Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find is honored to be the FIRST OFFICIAL STOP on the SNARLAGON ROAD TOUR, Wednesday, August 30!

Andrew will be signing from 1PM-3PM, and again from 5PM-7PM.

Click or scan the QR Code for more info about the SNARLAGON ROAD TOUR!

WHAT IS SNARLAGON?

From Andrew’s Website:

Snarlagon is a 48-page (approx.) graphic novella. It is my love letter to all the old kaiju movies that I absolutely adore. Packed with city-stomping kaiju action and high stakes human shenanigans, this creature feature satire is fun, quirky, and exciting! And it is only $10.

View the SNARLAGON Kickstarter HERE

Don’t forget to check out Andrew’s other creations ApocalyptiGirl, Headlopper, and the New “Godzilla: War For Humanity”!

#AndrewMacLean #SNARLAGON #SnarlagonRoadTour #HeadLopper #ApocalypticGirl #InStoreSigning #UnderTheWaterTower #ReadMoreComics

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SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE CONCERT EXPERIENCE AT THE BELK THEATER – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

August 17, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, Out and About, Special Offers, This Just In

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Blumenthal Performing Arts Present:

SPIDER-MAN:
Into the Spider-Verse
LIVE IN CONCERT!

Friday, September 1, 2023

The Belk Theater


130 North Tryon Street , Charlotte, NC 28202
704.372.1000

From The Blumenthal Website:
Featuring a soundtrack that blends symphonic orchestral music with hip-hop, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Live in Concert pairs a screening of the Academy Award®-winning animated film with live musicians and turntables featuring a DJ scratcher live on stage. Emmy® winner Daniel Pemberton composed a sprawling score of boundary-pushing original music that is complimented with song contributions by Post Malone, Lil Wayne, Jaden Smith, and Nicki Minaj. The hip-hop based score results in a sonic universe that is woven throughout the fabric of the film, supporting its themes of resilience and universal heroism.

READ MORE ABOUT THE EVENT, and the BELK THEATER HERE!

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HEROESCON 2023 Recap :: Photo Galleries, Videos, and MORE!

July 11, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Feast Your Eyes, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, HeroesCon Panels, Interviews, NEWS, Now Read This!, Opinion, Photos, Reviews, This Just In

Got a video, photo album, podcast or other HeroesCon 2023 memory that you would like us to share?
Email Us At: [email protected]

Photo Albums:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/heroesonline/albums/72177720309380006
https://www.flickr.com/photos/heroesonline/albums/72177720309612536

Fablegraph 3-D Photos:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.734085212060001&type=3

Cardinal & Pine

Geno’s Comics:
https://genoscomics.com/2023/06/16/heroescon-2023-day-1-photo-gallery/
https://genoscomics.com/2023/06/17/heroescon-2023-day-2-photo-gallery/

Audio Panel Recordings:

http://www.thecomicbooks.com/audio.html?fbclid=IwAR19M0dGc1GyAvy-eu35jzX1WoUc

https://www.firstcomicsnews.com/the-jamie-coville-experience-heroes-convention-2023-starreach-at-50/

Comic News Insider:

Comic News Insider

Cartoonist Kayfabe
@CartoonistKayfabe
https://www.youtube.com/live/TDpyzP4-UQA

On the NEWS!
@WBTVNews
Examining The Evolving Comic Book Market Ahead Of The Heroes Convention

Weekend Events Expected To Attract Thousands To Charlotte

@WCNC
HeroesCon brings comic and superhero fans to Charlotte, NC

ConventionScene.com
https://www.conventionscene.com/2023/06/30/heroes-con-2023-wrap-up/

Youtube Videos:

@MrNotchy444

Panel for John Romita Sr

@toddventure

HeroesCon 2023 | Complete Walkthrough | It’s truly about comic books, the artists, and the writers.

@ccgtvcaldwellcountygovernm4773

Heroes Convention 2023

@jamiecosley

HeroesCon 2023

@LegionofComics
Heroes Con 2023 Tour Recap | Review | Haul

Legion of Comics Community Hangout HeroesCon 2023 Recap and Chat

Daniel Warren Johnson GRAIL PIECE | Heroes Con 2023

@Stickygoose

CAR CRASH GOING TO HEROES COMIC CON 2023 VLOG

@ImproveCollectingComics

So I Went to Heroescon 2023 – Wow

@jbstoytrunk

TOY HUNT at Heroes Convention 2023 in Charlotte, NC #toys #youtuber #toyhunt #starwars #comiccon

@DestinationStone

The LARGEST Convention in Charlotte NC | Amazing Artists and Cosplay | Destination: Heroes Con 2023

@popculturesquad7896

HeroesCon 2023 Show Floor Walk Through

@lorendrummer

Episode 16 Heroes Con!

@Mephiof

Hometown Heroes, HeroesCon 2023

@ManCaveCollectibleReviews

Toy & Comic Book Hunting @ HEROESCON 2023 Charlotte NC

@JerryPittman

Heroes Convention 2023 “Heroes Con” – Charlotte, NC – What Deals Can You Find on Sunday?

@GENOSCOMICS

HeroesCon 2023: Exploring the Show Floor | GENO’S COMICS

@GLStudios

Heroes Convention 2023 Cosplay Highlights in 4K!

@CollectorAuctions

Heroes Con 2023 Day 1 Recap – CGC unprepared for demand: Ep. 206

Heroes Con 2023 Day 2 Recap – Signatures and CGC: Ep. 207

Heroes Con 2023 Day 3 Recap – On the Hunt for Hulk 181: Ep. 209

@thebrothersboyd

Heroes Con 2023 Walkthrough!

HeroesCon 2023 Cosplay

@kspyoda

Heroes Con 2023 Brian Stelfreeze Storm Auction painting time lapse video
Brian Stelfreeze paints Roberto Clemente Heroes Con 2023

@fablegraph-photography

VR180 HeroesCon 2023

@KENTPOOLCollects Toy Hunt Heroes Con 23 Night One Four Horsemen Studios Mythic Legions Cosplay Comics Anime Funko

Toy Hunt Heroes Con 23 Day Two Comics Cosplay Anime YouTube Friends Mythic Legions Figure Score!

Toy Hunt Heroes Con Day 3 Mythic Legions Haul Legions Con Day 2 Exclusive information Ish Con 2023

@loliev4019

CHARLOTTE NC HEROES CONVENTION 2023 | VLOG

@EclecticScribbles

Heroes Con 2023 Artist Alley Recap | Best Convention So Far?

@thecomicvet
Live at Heroes Con! The Sites, The Sounds, The Great Comic Book Based Convention!

@UrinationNation

HeroesCon 2023 Comic Haul

@SuperRus9000

Heroes Con 2023!!

@RemyQStudios

Heroes Con 2023 – Lets Talk About It

@collectiblesdad

I Survived HeroesCon 2023. Show Recap.

@CupOComics

Heroes Con 2023 Haul w/ Bonus Content! #comics #comicbooks #comicconvention #spiderman #grail

@TheComicSlayer

Our Favorite Heroes Con 2023 Finds!

@AComicBookworm
Meet The Collectors from HeroesCON 2023 & Recap

@AndySmithComicArtist
https://www.youtube.com/live/4Sd1rlDpNIU

@PopCulturePhilosophers

https://www.youtube.com/live/b_jSzJyzTY8

@OmnidogsVault

https://www.youtube.com/live/2Y2C2wKa4-A

@EliAndFriends1


YouTube Shorts:

HEROESCON 2023 is a wrap! – YouTube

Heroes Con 2023! – YouTube

heroes con 2023 art auction part 1 – YouTube

How to set up at a comic book convention #HeroesCon #Aceblade – YouTube

HeroesCon Cosplay 2023, #shorts #comiccon #youtubeshorts – YouTube

Heroes Convention at the Charlotte Convention Center – YouTube

Burkey and Me from Heroes con #comicbookart #comicart #duelingdealersofcomicart – YouTube
Skottie Young Art Auction At Heroes Con #comiccon #skottieyoung #comics – YouTube

Fun short with Bill Cox from Heroes con #comicbookart #comiccon

Jim Steranko HeroesCon 2023 SCORE! King Size Hulk 1#hulk #incredibleHulk #marvel #comics #heroescon

Skottie Young Art Auction At Heroes Con #youtubeshorts #shorts #comiccon

Heroes Convention 2023 Pops straight chilling with comic legend Don Simpson

incredible hulk 5 cgc 2.5 #heroescon #hulk #marvel #cgc #cgccomics #comicbooks #incrediblehulk

HeroesCon Art Auction: Maihack #shorts

Heroes Con…on a Friday! #heroes #clt #heroescon #charlotte #charlottenc #comiccon #comics #podcast

HeroesCon Drink & Draw #shorts

Awesome Four Horsemen Mythic Legions Custom figures at Heroes Con 23

Come see us! #heroescon #heroescon2023 #artistalley #crochet #crochetplushies

Cosmic Update: Going to HeroesCon #Shorts

Comics, Comics, & Comics @ HeroesCon #shorts

Heroes con set up . See something you like let me know with interest See the website for new art


TikTok, Podcasts & Others!
Heroescon 2023! Whose gonna be there??

Artist’s Alley Aftermath: HeroesCon 2023 | Faith & Fandom

HeroesCon: The Ultimate Comic Convention Experience On Father’s Day Weekend – LRM

HeroesCon 2023 Recap: Artist Interactions, Convention Hauls, and Tips For Saving and Spending Money At A Comic Convention

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