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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY :: Saturday, August 14, 2021

August 10, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Free Comic Book Day, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!

Saturday, August 14, 2021

FCBD 2021

This Saturday, August 14, 2021 is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY for Comic Book Stores all across the country.

Typically, Free Comic Book Day would fall on the first Saturday in May and Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find would celebrate by inviting several of our favorite comic-book artists to join us for the day to sign comics and draw sketches.

2020 and 2021 have NOT been “typical” by any stretch of the imagination, and here we find ourselves celebrating Free Comic Book Day in one of the HOTTEST months of the year.

So, while we will have a limited stock* of Free Comic Book Day books to give away on Saturday, we will NOT be hosting Artists at our store this year.
(It’s just TOO HOT to ask Artists or Customers to stand outside in the heat.)

We will be limiting the number of people in the store on Saturday to 30 people at a time (including staff), and masks are required for EVERYONE regardless of vaccination status. This will be enforced throughout the event.

*It’s worth noting that Free Comic Book Day books were ordered many months ago, back when the pandemic made events even more tentative than they are now. As a result, we ordered fewer quantities of titles than we typically would, and will be limiting availability to all customers.

We appreciate your understanding and we look forward to seeing you this weekend!

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HEROES SAFE SHOPPING UPDATE FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2021 :: MASK-UP!

August 06, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Free Comic Book Day, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, This Just In

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2021

MASK-UP-AGAIN

Due to the recent surge in cases of the COVID-19 DELTA VARIANT across the nation, and with increasing numbers of cases being reported in the Charlotte and surrounding areas, Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find will require that ALL CUSTOMERS, regardless of vaccination status, WEAR A MASK while shopping inside our store until further notice.

TRUST US, we don’t like it anymore than you do, but it’s the RIGHT THING TO DO.
Not just for us, but for our customers, and for the kids that shop in our store who are not currently eligible for vaccinations.

With FREE COMIC BOOK DAY coming up next Saturday, August 14, this is the ONLY OPTION for the health and safety of our customers and staff.

We encourage everyone to GET VACCINATED.
Here is a list of vaccination sites for the Charlotte and surrounding areas:

Atrium Health

Atrium Health Vaccination Events

CVS

Novant Health

Walgreens

Vaccine FAQ from the NCDHHS

Our entire staff is fully vaccinated and will be wearing masks until further notice as well.

We will keep our capacity to 100% unless instructed otherwise.
We still recommend that you put reasonable distance between yourself and others while shopping, because let’s face it, THAT’S JUST GOOD MANNERS.  

CONTINUED SAFE SHOPPING GUIDELINES:

  • We will provide hand sanitizer for you to use upon entering and exiting the store.  
     
  • Please be respectful of social distance and personal space while in our store.
    That’s just common sense. Don’t crowd others while shopping, it’s creepy. 
     
  • Staff will continue to sanitize and wash our hands as often as possible.  
     
  • WE ASK THAT ANYONE WHO FEELS UNWELL TO PLEASE STAY HOME. (This includes our staff!)
    That is ALSO good common sense. If you feel unwell, STAY HOME!
     
  • WE CAN SHIP!!
    We can ship to anyone, anywhere! (Well, anywhere that USPS or UPS delivers…so maybe not SPACE??)
     
  • OUR HOURS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
    Monday-Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday: 10am-7pm

    Wednesday: 10am-9pm
    Sunday: 1pm-6pm 
     
  • 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 appreciate your business and continued support!

– 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-7pm, 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 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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HERE TO HELP :: HOW TO ARRANGE CURB-SIDE PICK-UP AND/OR SHIPPING FROM HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND

March 20, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Feast Your Eyes, Free Comic Book Day, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Special Offers, Spotlight on New Releases, This Just In, Uncategorized

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CURB-SIDE PICK-UP & SHIPPING

We are incredibly appreciative of our THOUSANDS of loyal weekly Reserve Customers who have made our jobs so incredibly rewarding over the past 40 years!
We want to make sure that those of you who would like to continue to pick up your subscriptions during this time have multiple options for doing so! 

We understand that, right now, even the simplest of tasks can seem daunting. We are here to assist our loyal customers, and comic-book lovers everywhere, as much as possible!
For the time being, Heroes is offering Curb-Side Pickup and Shipping Options for anyone who would like to make these arrangements in advance! Please see the following for more information:

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CURB-SIDE PICK-UP:

  1. Please call our store at 704-375-7462, or email us at [email protected] with a list of books you would like us to package up for you.
    You can find the past 5 weeks of New Releases on our website here: http://www.heroesonline.com/new-releases/
  2. You can also arrange to pick up comic-collecting supplies (ie: Comic Boxes, Bags, Boards, etc) with Curb-Side Pick-Up! You can find our supply options listed here: http://www.heroesonline.com/supplies/
  3. We will total up your order ahead of time (+ tax) and you can pay the total by cash or card when you arrive. 
    If you would prefer to fill out a Credit Card Authorization Form in advance, you can either email the completed form back to [email protected], or bring it with you when you stop by. 
  4. FOR PICK-UP, there is a gray gravel driveway along the side of our building. Please pull into this driveway and call us when you have arrived. We will bring your books to your car in a clean Heroes bag and hand them off to you.

 

SHIPPING:

During this time we are happy to SHIP items to anyone who would prefer to make those arrangements in advance.
We will need you to help us organize the following:

  1. Please call our store at 704-375-7462, or email us at [email protected] with a list of books you would like us to package up for you.
    You can find the past 5 weeks of New Releases on our website here: http://www.heroesonline.com/new-releases/
  2. If you would like to order comic-collecting supplies (ie: Comic Boxes, Bags, Boards, etc) to have shipped, we can do that too! In order to SHIP supplies, comic storage boxes MUST be ordered in bundles of at LEAST 10. Bags and boards can be ordered in any quantity. Supplies are subject to shipping freight and do not qualify for free shipping. You can find our supply options listed here: http://www.heroesonline.com/supplies/
  3. Orders of $50.00 or more SHIP FOR FREE (excludes supply orders).
  4. Orders under $50.00 ship for a flat $5.00 fee.
  5. We will need a Credit Card in order to process payment and shipping. You can download a Credit Card Authorization Form here.
  6. If you would prefer to make payment via PayPal, we can arrange that as well. Please call or email for details.
  7. Please make sure that we have your complete and correct shipping address.
  8. We will fulfill and ship requests as quickly, safely and efficiently as possible. We appreciate your patience while we prepare orders.

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RESERVE LIST/SUBSCRIPTION:

If you would like to set up a weekly subscription with us at this time, you may do so by completing a Reserve Form!
We will pull any titles that you request whenever they are published, be it weekly, monthly, etc. We ask that you collect your subscription at least once a month, and you can cancel your subscription at any time. You can also arrange to have your subscription shipped.
If you have at least ten titles on your subscription you will qualify for our 10% subscriber discount!

Reserve-Form

The list of titles on our reserve form is a generic listing of titles that are available in our store. It in no way reflects ALL the titles that we stock, or those that we can order. If a title you would like to subscribe to is not on the list, please send an email and let us know which titles you would like to add! Subscriptions can be altered at any time, just send an email or call our shop! 

 

DOING OUR BEST:

We care about the well-being of ALL of our customers and staff, and we are doing everything in our power to keep everyone safe and healthy during this time.
We plan to remain open regular business hours, unless instructed otherwise, with the following precautions being taken by our staff:

  1. We are disinfecting surfaces several times an hour with antibacterial wipes and sprays, focusing on particularly high-contact areas such as: counter-tops, door knobs, credit-card machines, telephones and shelving facades.
  2. We have hand sanitizer on-hand and our employees sanitize their hands after every transaction. We will be washing our 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.

**During this time the amount of product we order for stock may need to be adjusted to meet demand.**
We will continue to order enough product to cover our subscribers and any requests made in advance. If we are out of a title you were looking for, we may be able to order 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.
Previews orders are also an excellent way to let us know what upcoming titles you would like to purchase in the months to come.

We hope you are all staying well, and taking care of yourselves. Please be kind to one another. Look after each other, your family, friends and neighbors. We will get through this, and we look forward to seeing you all again VERY SOON!

– Your Friends at HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2018 :: PARKING MAP

April 20, 2018 By: Rico Renzi Category: Free Comic Book Day

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We hope you’re as excited for Free Comic Book Day as we are! Along with the free comics and great artists sketching we’re having a great sale and The CW and The Mystery Machine will be here on site for the festivities!

We’ve put together this handy map to help with parking. Free lots will be located between Boy Scouts of America and St Martin’s Episcopal Church on 7th street, across from Children’s Home of North Carolina also on 7th St., and also beside the 2 story brick building next to Pecan Point (DO NOT PARK AT PECAN POINT). These lots will all be marked with HEROES PARKING signs. All of these lots are in walking distance of the store if you’d like to get out and experience our wonderful neighborhood. We’ll also be running shuttles to these lots regularly if you’d like a ride to the store.

As always, there is lots of parking on the residential streets in our neighborhood. Check for spots on Pecan, 8th, 9th, Clement, Clarice, Ridgeway, Bay, Lamar, and the Rose Garden at Independance Park. Use the Trolley Walk if you park on Greenway and 5th Street.  They are all very close, please just be mindful of residents driveways. 

We hope to see you on Saturday, May 5th!

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY :: SATURDAY MAY 5TH

April 05, 2018 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Free Comic Book Day

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FCBD AT HEROES IS TOMORROW!

May 05, 2017 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Free Comic Book Day

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Free Comic Book Day 2017 at Heroes is going to be our last at our current location! We’re also going to have a HUGE SALE to lighten our load when we move. Come out on May 6th to meet amazing comic artists, get free comics and have a great time with your pals at Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find!

SALE INFO:
3 for 2 TPBs
1/2 Price Back Issues
Special Pricing on Statues
25% off New Comics

Creators will be signing from 1PM to 5PM (or longer at the creators’ discretion)

FRANK ANTONIO / www.instagram.com/frankophone
CHRIS BRUNNER / www.c-brunner.com
JOHN BURGIN / www.instagram.com/thejohnnyb73
SANFORD GREENE / greenestreet.deviantart.com
JOHN HAIRSTON JR / www.instagram.com/jagolactus_
JASON LATOUR / jasonlatour.com
PAT QUINN / patquinn-pqcomics.deviantart.com
BUDD ROOT
HOYT SILVA / thehoyt.tumblr.com
BRIAN STELFREEZE / stelfreeze.blogspot.com
GLENN URIETA / glennurieta.com
CHRIS VISIONS / www.chrisvisions.com

We want everyone to have a great time at Free Comic Book Day at Heroes!

Doors open for free comics at 10AM.

Getting sketches on Saturday will go like this:

Artists will arrive at 1PM

We’ll allow people to begin queueing up for sketches at 11AM.

At this time we will take a list of a maximum of 5 sketches for each artist and distribute a wristband to customers that make it on a list.
If an artist’s sketch list is filled up when we get to you, you can choose to wait and hope the artist completes their list and has time to do a sketch for you
OR
You can choose to get a sketch from the next artist who is available.

No sketches are guaranteed and any artwork is done at the discretion of the artists.

PARKING: We recommend parking in the surrounding neighborhood (8th st and beyond) or the Philosopher’s Stone lot across the street.

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FCBD AT HEROES THIS SATURDAY!

May 03, 2017 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Free Comic Book Day

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY & FINAL SALE AT 7TH STREET :: SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2017

April 14, 2017 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Free Comic Book Day, Sale!

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY IS TOMORROW!

May 06, 2016 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Free Comic Book Day

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY IS TOMORROW!

Parking Notice!
Parking in lots on either side of Heroes is always OK

DO NOT park at Pecan Point! You will be towed/booted.

Other parking options near the store are:
Free on-street parking is available on 8th Street, 9th Street, Pecan, Clarice, Clement, & Greenway

Limited parking is also available across the street at the now closed Hare of the Dog (formerly known as the Philosopher’s Stone).

Come out tomorrow to meet amazing comic artists, get free comics and have a great time with your pals at Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find! Check out our awesome guest list below.

Creators will be signing from 1PM to 5PM (or longer at the creators’ discretion)

BRIDGIT CONNELL – Brother Nash
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KATY FARINA – Amazing World of Gumball
patreon.com/katyfarina

JOHN HAIRSTON JR – Painter
http://allcitystudios.com/

DUSTIN HARBIN – Behold! The Dinosaurs, Diary Comics
http://www.dharbin.com/

JASON LATOUR – Artist: Southern Bastards Writer: Spider-Gwen
Instagram.com/jasonlatour/

JACKIE LEWIS – Merry Men, Play Ball
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BUDD ROOT – Cavewoman

HOYT SILVA – Quatermain: Ghosts of the Nzadi
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BRIAN STELFREEZE – Black Panther, Day Men
https://twitter.com/Stelfreeze

RIAN SYGH – Artist: Regular Show, Stolen Forest
https://www.patreon.com/riansygh

CHRIS VISIONS – Dead Letters, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Gwen
chrisvisions.com

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