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HEROES WELCOMES VALIANT COMICS :: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH – INCURSION #1, PORTFOLIO REVIEWS + MORE!!

February 15, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: Comics Industry, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Interviews, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, Reviews, Spotlight on New Releases, Valiant Comics

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Heroes welcomes Comic-Book Publishers
VALIANT
Wednesday, February 20: 1PM-3PM

Come celebrate the Valiant’s action-packed comic INCURSION #1 and get a SUPER TOP SECRET look at upcoming comic books from Valiant Entertainment!
Or get your portfolio reviewed by a pro?! Senior Editorial Director Robert Meyers, Sales & Social Media Manager Emily Hecht, and Sales & Live Events Manager Julia Walchuk will be at Heroes to offer their insight and advice!!
This is sure to be a fun and insightful look at the world of comics, so don’t miss it!

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HEROESCON 2019 :: GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS *ROUND 2*

February 13, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Guest List, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Uncategorized

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HEROES CONVENTION 2019 ::
Guest Announcements – Round Two!

Heroes is happy to announce our SECOND wave of Featured Guests for our 2019 Convention!

Start making your “must-see” list NOW! Lots of artists start their commission lists well in advance of the convention, so be sure to check their websites and social media!

Keep an eye of the Heroes Hotline, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as we continue to add more great artist to our 2019 Guest List!

FEBRUARY 13
Bill Amend
Allen Bellman
Pat Broderick
Ryan Browne
Andrew Buck
Chris Campana
J Chris Campbell
Vic Carrabotta
Ryan Cody
Patrick Dean
Marc Deering
Eryk Donovan
Marie Enger
Francesco Francavilla
Scott Godlewski
Gene Gonzales
J Gonzo
Randy Green
Tom Grummett
Brian Hurtt
Justin Jordan
Keenan Marshall Keller 
Karl Kesel
Matt Kindt
Sharlene Kindt
Mike Kunkel
Rick Leonardi
Mike Maihack
Kevin Mellon
Jason Moore
Tom Neely 
Andrew Pepoy
Ron Randall
Matt Santorelli
Marlin Shoop
Uko Smith
Mark Waid
Joey Weiser
Jeremy Whitley
Kelly Williams
Matt Wilson
Craig Yoe
Skottie Young
Chip Zdarsky

JANUARY 26
Duane Ballenger 
Darryl Banks
Thomas Boatwright
Chad Bowers
Wes Brooks
Chuck Brown
Chris Brunner
Eric Canete
Bridgit Connell
Katie Cook
Shawn Crystal
Kelly Sue Deconnick
Mason Dickerson
Joey Ellis
Steve Epting
Mark Evanier
Michel Fiffe
Scott Fogg
Charles Forsman
Matt Fraction
Jenny Frison
Monica Gallagher
José Luís Garcia-López
Joe Giella
Michael Golden
Stephen Green
Sanford Greene
Tom Grindberg
Rob Guillory
Gene Ha
John Hairston Jr.
Bob Hall
Craig Hamilton
Cully Hamner
Scott Hanna
Dustin Harbin
Tony Harris
Jason Horn
Casey Jones
Kelley Jones
Chris Kemple
Greg Land
Jason Latour
Mindy Lee
Steve Mannion
John Mccrea
Bill Mckay
Drew Moss
Cary Nord
Jerry Ordway
Tom Palmer
Dan Panosian
Joe Pekar
Ramón Pérez
Ed Piskor
Eric Powell
Pat Quinn
Rod Reis
Rico Renzi
Andrew Robinson
Budd Root
Don Rosa
Jim Rugg
Andy Runton
Stan Sakai
Matteo Scalera
Bill Sienkiewicz
Hoyt Silva
Chris Sims
Andy Smith
Storme Smith
Chris Sparks
Domo Stanton
Kyle Starks
Joe Staton
Brian Stelfreeze
John Timms
Wilfredo Torres
Dean Trippe
Charles Vess
Michael Watkins
Lee Weeks
David Antoine Williams
Renee Witterstaetter
Mike Zeck

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GRADY COLE CENTER: HANDICAP ACCESS & WEAPONS POLICY – CHARLOTTE MINI-CON

January 09, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS, NEWS, Uncategorized

CLT MINI CON 2019

HANDICAP ACCESS:
We would like to make sure that the Charlotte Mini-Con is easily accessible for ALL of our attendees.
If you, or someone in your group, require handicap access, please notify Karla Southern (Karla@heroesonline.com) so that we can arrange admittance for the back parking lot ahead of time.
If you need assistance for Handicapped Access on the DAY OF the show, please contact the Grady Cole Center directly: (704) 336-2884

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COSTUMES:
While we will not be holding a Costume Contest at the 2019 Charlotte Mini-Con, we do encourage attendees who wish to attend in costume to come out and have fun! Please be advised that there will be a weapons check at the door and that all costume props must be either wooden or plastic to comply with the Grady Cole Center weapons policy. All replica weapons will need to be inspected and approved as a non-functional prop at the door before they will be allowed inside the Grady Cole Center. No metal weaponry of any kind will be allowed inside the Grady Cole Center. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing all the great costumes you’ve created!

(Note: We ask that you please be respectful to the artists and exhibitors at Charlotte Mini-Con when taking photos with our costumed attendees. Please try not to block anyone’s set-up when taking photos, and if you would like to stage a group photo, please try to do so outside of high-traffic areas. We want everyone to have a great time at our show and appreciate your help!)

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GRADY COLE CENTER – COSTUME & PROPS POLICY:

The following rules are to ensure the safety of those in attendance, and to allow those in costume to wear them responsibly within the venue. We appreciate the time and effort put into the creation of your costumes, props, and replica weapon/weapon-like items and understand that props and weapons are often a vital part of a character’s costume. However, safety come first, therefore, it is imperative that any props, weapons or weapon-like items (called ‘weapons’ from here on forward for simplicity’s sake) comply with the venue policy, as well as with all local, state, and federal laws. This policy is not a summary of the laws nor does this policy constitute legal advice. You are solely responsible for understanding and complying with all applicable laws.
Inspection Process All persons, bags, back packs, costume props and accessories will be subject to metal detection and inspection in the screening area prior to entering the venue. All props and accessories will be tagged for identification as a security measure. Any individual found inside the facility with a prop or accessory that is not tagged will be directed to the security screening area to receive an inspection and tag. There may be times where a judgement call by the inspectors will need to be made on the acceptability of a prop or weapon. Please understand that security reserves the right to refuse the entry of any prop or weapon it deems unfit, ill- constructed or unsafe to the event.

BRANDISHING:
Brandishing is defined as drawing, exhibiting, waving or using any item, prop or weapon in an unsafe manner. Any such display of an item, prop or weapon in an aggressive or threatening manner, real or implied regardless of intent, or any other activity thought to be unsafe is strictly prohibited. *The only exception to the brandishing rule is for photography/videography. For the limited period you are posing and if the area around you is clear of bystanders. You pose with an item, prop, or weapon in a brandishing-like manner so long as no reasonable person would interpret the pose as anything but safe and no real threat. However, please exercise great caution when doing so – we want everyone (including yourself) to be safe! Misuse of a prop or weapon can be considered grounds for removal or ejection from the facility. Anyone found fighting (simulated or otherwise) or threatening someone with an item, prop, or weapon will be immediately removed from the facility. The Security Staff, in their sole and absolute discretion, are empowered to determine whether an act constitutes “Brandishing” and its severity.

PROHIBITED MATERIALS AND SHAPES FOR WEAPONS / PROPS:
• NO METAL
• NO BRITTLE MATERIALS (glass, acrylic sheet)
• NO SHARP EDGES OR POINTS – NON-RIGID, SOFT MATERIALS ONLY

Clubs & Bludgeoning Weapons:
• Keep weight in mind – the bigger an item is, lighter the construction material is required

Miscellaneous Weapons:
• No kunai – all kunai-type weapons regardless of construction material may not be used.
• *Kunai is defined as any hand held small “dagger like” knife
• Bows and slingshots may be used, but without bowstrings and propelling tubing
• Chains – no metal chains (Plastic chains are acceptable)
• Whips – whips which are peace-bonded to prevent uncoiling will be permitted.

GUNS:
• No replica guns of any type (REPLICA GUNS will be defined as any gun manufactured to look and feel like a real gun)
• No metal pellet / BB guns are allowed
• No paintball or airsoft guns are allowed
• No Replica ammunition, projectiles such as hand grenades, TNT, explosives etc.
• ‘Nerf’-type weapons – allowed as long as no ammunition is present
• Water guns – allowed as long as no liquid is present

Airspace:
No devices may be flown or tethered within the confines of the property. This includes drones, helium balloons and helium-filled products, or any lighter-than-air objects either powered or unpowered.

OTHER NOTEABLE RULES & PROHIBITED ITEMS:
• No Bicycles, Scooters, Skateboards or Hoverboards
• No Handcarts, Trolleys, Rolling Luggage, or Oversized Strollers
• No Selfie sticks, GoPro poles, stilts, or any device that extends your camera or phone away from your hand or body
• No Smoking, Including E-cigarettes and Vaping Products and Devices
• No outside food and beverages
• No costume themed live animals – SERVICE ANIMALS ONLY

Small hand carts like the one pictured will be allowed. Anything larger will be turned away.

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Please budget additional time for the inspection of your costume, your props and bags. We recommend bringing as little as possible to get through the screening station quickly and efficiently.

Thank you for your compliance,
Grady Cole Center and American Legion Memorial Stadium Facility Management

Document Last Edited: January 11, 2019

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HEROESCON TICKET HOLDERS RECEIVE FREE ADMISSION TO CHARLOTTE MINI-CON!!!

January 09, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS, Exclusives, HeroesCon, NEWS, Special Offers, Uncategorized

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The HeroesCon 2019 Online Ticket Discount has ended…but that doesn’t mean the DEALS have!!

Anyone who has purchased a HEROESCON 2019 3-Day Advance Pass can bring proof of that ticket purchase to receive FREE ADMISSION to the CHARLOTTE MINI-CON on Saturday, January 26th at the Grady Cole Center! (Regular Admission: $5.00 Per Adult, 18 & Under FREE.)

If you have already purchased your ticket for the Charlotte Mini-Con, you will be able to purchase your HeroesCon 2019 3-Day Advance Tickets AT THE MINI-CON for $5.00 OFF! (Regular 3-Day Pass Admission: $50.00, 18 & Under FREE.) That means there’s still a chance to get your HeroesCon 2019 ticket at the discount price of $45.00! (Ticket(s) MUST be purchased at the Charlotte Mini-Con to receive discount.)

If you have already purchased BOTH your Charlotte Mini-Con ticket AND your HeroesCon 2019 ticket, first of all…HAVE WE TOLD YOU HOW MUCH WE LOVE YOU???
Bring proof of BOTH your ticket purchases and we will give you a FREE HeroesCon Shirt! (While supplies last!)

And…finally…
If you have purchased your Charlotte Mini-Con ticket AND a HeroesCon 2019 ticket with A LIMITED EDITION SHIRT…YOU ARE A TRUE HERO AMONG HEROES!!!
Wear your RED, Limited-Edition HeroesCon t-shirt to the Charlotte Mini-Con and we will gift you with an additional bonus for being SO AWESOME!!

We hope to see EVERYONE at the Charlotte Mini-Con on Saturday, January 26th!!

Featuring:

  • Thomas Boatwright
  • Wes Brooks
  • Chuck Brown
  • Chris Brunner
  • Bridgit Connell
  • Mason Dickerson
  • Stephen Green
  • Sanford Greene
  • John Hairston Jr
  • Dustin Harbin
  • Jason Latour
  • Steve Mannion
  • Drew Moss
  • Eraklis Petmezas
  • Pat Quinn
  • Rico Renzi
  • Budd Root
  • Stephane Roux
  • Hoyt Silva
  • Andy Smith
  • Brian Stelfreeze
  • & Many More!

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END OF YEAR AMNESTY SALE!! NOW UNTIL JANUARY 8TH!!

December 27, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: Sale!, Special Offers, Uncategorized

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First it was CHRISTMAS…
Then, 7 days later it’s NEW YEAR’s…
But do you know which “King” was born 7 days after New Year’s in 1935??
ELVIS, the KING of Rock ‘n’ Roll…That’s WHO!!

SO…in honor of three of the BEST Holiday’s on the Calendar…HEROES is celebrating until Elvis leaves the building on Tuesday, January 8th, by offering our RESERVE CUSTOMERS 25% OFF on all NEW merchandise when you clear out your reserve bag!!

We have also extended our HEROESCON 2019 TICKET SALE until Elvis blows out the candles on his birthday cake…so be sure to get your ticket before prices go up on January 9th!!
$45.00 – HEROESCON 3-DAY PASS
$55/$60 – HEROESCON 3-DAY PASS w/SHIRT

(25% OFF is for Subscribers ONLY and does NOT apply to Gold & Silver Age Back Issues or Statues.)

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LIGHTS! COMICS! MUSIC! IN-STORE SIGNING with LIGHTS!! FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND: NOON-2PM

October 27, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Store Signings, Uncategorized

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We are excited to announce that HEROES next IN-STORE SIGNING will be FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND from 12 Noon – 2PM with the multi-talented Comic Creator, Artist, Writer, Musician and Singer-Songwriter…LIGHTS!

LIGHTS is a Canadian-born Juno Award-Winning Musician and the Creative Talent behind Dynamite Comics title “SKIN & EARTH“, which is also the title of her most recent album. She is a talented musician and singer-songwriter who is currently on tour with “Young the Giant”. You can catch their show at the Fillmore later that evening!

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We will have copies of her book for sale at the store during the signing, or you can bring your own!
We hope to see you on Friday at NOON!!

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WAREHOUSE SALE Part II :: SHELTON’S YARD SALE :: THIS WEEKEND!!!

September 07, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Other Events, Sale!, Special Offers, This Just In

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SHELTON’S YARD SALE/
HEROES WAREHOUSE SALE (part II)!

Thanks to all who joined us for last weekend’s Heroes Warehouse Sale! We appreciate all of you who fought the heat (some of you for hours on end!) to dig through our sale stocks. We know many of you were traveling for the holiday and couldn’t make it. While we hope you enjoyed the holiday, we also feel bad that some of you missed out on the sale, so we decided to throw a sequel of sorts – this very weekend! While there will be a few comics and trade paperbacks to dig through, there will be many other kinds of things to shop for, including furniture, art, frames and framed art, toys, glassware and mugs, bookshelves, dishes, lamps, dvds knicks and knacks, and much more!

Join us this Saturday from ‘very early’ to ‘very late’ and Sunday from ‘pretty early’ to ‘kinda late’ for Shelton’s Yard Sale/Heroes Warehouse Sale (part II)! Like last weekend, this sale will take place under a big tent behind our shop. Come pick through some of Shelton’s non-comic collections and take advantage of some crazy deals. In doing so, you’ll also be helping us make room for even more comics in our new warehouse!

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Anyone who makes a purchase from the yard sale will get a coupon for an immediate discount on any same day in-store purchase you make. Non-reserve customers will get 10% off any new comic or trade paperback purchases, and reserve customers will get 25% off all new comics and trade paperback purchases if everything is purchased from your reserve bag. This is a great opportunity to clear out your reserve bag for an extra discount! Consider this the first of many Pop Up sales we hope to offer our customers. Make sure you sign up for our weekly newsletters and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You never know when our next pop up sale will be announced!

Shelton corner box art by Bridgit Connell

 

 

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HEROES DISCUSSION GROUP RETURNS THIS SATURDAY!

August 28, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Discussion Group, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Master Class, This Just In

Black Hammer Vol 1

 

Ever finish a comic and wish there was someone to discuss it with? Now’s your opportunity, as we bring back an old Heroes favorite during this weekend’s Labor Day sale. Join us this Saturday, September 1 at 2:00 P.M. for a brand new chapter of the Heroes Discussion Group! After much deliberation over what book to discuss, we settled on a favorite of both our staff and customers: Black Hammer volume 1: Secret Origins.

If you enjoyed the first volume of Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s breakout superhero mystery, then be sure to stop on by the shop this Saturday for a lively discussion about legacy, rebirth, discovery and much more. This time around, the discussions will be jointly led by veteran discusser Andy Mansell and our well-read young staffer Samuel M. Reynolds-Oosting.

We couldn’t be more excited to share conversation about some of our shop’s favorite authors and illustrators with fellow customers and readers! It’s always a great part of our local comics community, and we hope you’ll join us for this discussion and some of the other exciting ones we’ll be announcing soon! Don’t forget, the discussion starts this Saturday at 2 P.M., but the Labor Day sale kicks off at 10 A.M. and runs all the way until 10 P.M. on Saturday, with Sunday and Monday’s hours both being 10 A.M. – 6 P.M. 

-The Heroes Discussion Committee  (also known as Andy, Sam and Seth)

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LABOR DAY WAREHOUSE SALE!! HEROES CELEBRATES ONE YEAR #UNDERtheWATERTOWER!

August 21, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Discussion Group, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Other Events, Sale!, Special Offers, Uncategorized

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This Labor Day weekend will mark the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of Heroes opening in our new location at 417 Pecan Avenue! It’s hard to believe that what is now our new store was once our WAREHOUSE, and what better way to celebrate our anniversary than by throwing a  THREE-DAY WAREHOUSE SALE!

Back in 2013 we sold a staggering 300 long boxes, and over 100,000 comics, in just FOUR DAYS at our first official Warehouse Sale! To celebrate our first year in our new home #UnderTheWaterTower, we are once again purging our overstock of nearly 100 long boxes and selling them at CAN’T-MISS PRICES!!

Labor Day Anniversary Sale

We will offer extended hours on Saturday, September 1st from 10am-10pm and Sunday, September 2nd from 10am-6pm. Be sure to join us on LABOR DAY Monday from 10am-6pm when all sale books will be reduced to just 25¢!! Prices will start at $1 on Saturday and drop each day but, for the best selection, we hope to see you on Saturday!

Black Hammer Vol 1Speaking of “Blasts from the Past”, Saturday, September 1st at 2pm will mark the return of the HEROES DISCUSSION GROUP!
Our first discussion group since 2012 will find Heroes’ own Andrew Mansell and Samuel Reynolds-Oosting leading the talk as we probe the depths of the Dark Horse hit BLACK HAMMER VOL. 1 from writer Jeff Lemire, artist Dean Ormston and colorist Dave Stewart! We welcome any and all to join the discussion group, so if you are a fan of BLACK HAMMER like we are, please feel free to join us on Saturday, September 1st during the sale!

 

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ON THE ROAD :: HEROES at CHARLOTTE COMICON AUGUST 18 & 19

August 15, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, On the Road, Uncategorized

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The HEROES staff will be hitting the road THIS WEEKEND for the TWO-DAY Charlotte Comicon at the Concord Convention Center located at the Embassy Suites just across I-85 from Concord Mills Mall! (5400 John Q. Hammons Dr. NW, Concord NC 28027)

You can catch Shelton, Seth, Karla and Winslow selling funny books from 10am-6pm on Saturday, August 18 and from 10am-4pm on Sunday, August 19th! Admission is just $5.00 with Kids 12 & Under FREE!

If you have a special request for a comic book, or if you would like to place a supply order to pick up at the show, please let us know in advance! Email Seth@heroesonline.com by Friday morning, August 17, and we will do our best to accommodate your requests!

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