Archive for the ‘Heroes Pop Swap’


October 28, 2011 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Heroes Pop Swap

This Saturday local artists and collectors of all sorts of cool things will gather at our store for the Heroes Pop Swap. There will be all sorts of buying, selling and trading going on! Kids can come out and give their Halloween costumes a test drive and pick up a free comics. There may even be homemade baked goods for sale! Come by anytime from 10AM to 4PM.

If you were thinking about getting your own space to sell things and haven’t done so, load your up car with your stuff and bring it down on Saturday, we will try to accommodate you! No swapper left behind!



October 28, 2011 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Heroes Pop Swap

Dan Willner will be bringing his Spandex Splinters, hand carved characters and superheroes, to the Heroes Pop Swap this Saturday!

From Dan’s website:

Being a mild-mannered husband/father/toilet plunger can be enough for some people, but when one is married to an insanely creative spouse, there is a need to branch out. Dan Willner had tried many things. Bonsai, failed. Learn guitar, failed. Gardening, mild success. Growing a beard, major success! Still it wasn’t enough. He was more into destroying than building, but was given a task to build a piece of furniture. The task was successfully completed and he actually enjoyed it! This lead to picking up a block of wood and a carving knife and he hasn’t put it down yet.

There was one passion that Dan had that has never left him, comic books. Superheroes have been at the fore front of his life since he was ten years old. Soon he had gotten the idea to mash his two passions together. He would take over the world by carving superhero heads! Since the inception of Spandex Splinters, Dan has been carving for hours every evening experimenting with what heroes translate well to wood.



October 27, 2011 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Heroes Pop Swap, Store Signings

You say you’ve always wanted to meet Cassie? Saturday is your lucky day! Cassie Hart Kelly will be at the Heroes Pop Swap with her beautiful work on display for you to drool over. Purchase that art, take it home, hang it on your wall and then your friends will be the ones drooling! Take a look for yourself. Click the image to go to Cassie’s website. See you Saturday at the store, 10AM to 4PM.



October 26, 2011 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Heroes Pop Swap, Store Signings

Heroes Creative Director Laureate,  Master of Minutiae and Ignatz Awards Host Dustin Harbin will be at the Heroes Pop Swap this weekend!! Not only will he be bringing his regular comic convention set up, (which includes a few new things like his Doug Wright Awards mini, and this SWEET dino print colored by Sam Bosma and Kali Ciesemier) we will also be the beneficiaries of Dustin’s other talent, his great taste! Dustin will be bringing some fabulous and no doubt rare items from his personal collection to sell at his table. See you this Saturday, October 29th, 10AM-at least 4PM at the store!




October 26, 2011 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Heroes Pop Swap

When we knew the 1st Heroes Pop Swap would be so close to Halloween it was a no-brainer to invite local artist Jared Moraitis! Jared runs Beast Wreck Shirts & Stuff and his art and Halloween go together like peanut butter and jelly. Come by the store this Saturday to meet Jared and many other talented local creators!



October 25, 2011 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Heroes Pop Swap, NEWS, Sale!

The Heroes Pop Swap :: Charlotte’s Pop Culture Swap Meet takes place outside our store on Saturday, October 29th from 10 AM until at least 4 PM. There will be local artists selling their arts and crafts as well as local collectors selling great items from their collections. Available items include original art, comic books, graphic novels, hardcovers, novels, magazines, t-shirts, records & compact discs, video games, Star Wars toys, Transformers, action figures, statues, wooden carvings, and lots of other collectibles! Trick-or-treating and costumes are encouraged!  This is a fun Halloween event for the entire family and a great place to do some early Christmas shopping!

Local Artists in attendance include:

Free comics to kids in costume while supplies last!





October 05, 2011 By: Shelton Drum Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Heroes Pop Swap

Have we got a fun announcement for you! Buy! Sell! Trade! Saturday, October 29th 10AM-4PM

Heroes Pop Swap is an idea that I had on the way back from a recent road trip. Before Heroes Convention and the Charlotte Mini-Con and even the Heroes store, local comics fans would gather and trade comics and talk about our hobby. It was usually something like a sidewalk sale put together by a local bookstore and/or newsstand. I remember going to similar events in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Raleigh and the famous Murray Brothers’ backyard and basement gatherings in Durham during the latter half of the 70’s. None of us “old-timers” were official dealers yet. None of us had stores. We just shared a common interest in collecting as well as buying and selling comic books and related stuff.

Click here to reserve your space today!

We thought we’d try to bring back that feeling from those events with the Heroes Pop Swap: Charlotte’s Pop Culture Swap Meet. For a nominal fee anyone can reserve space and sell items from their personal collection to other fans who are sure to give that item a good home. We are also encouraging local artists and artisans to come and sell their art, pop-culture related crafts and comics.

There will be no professional dealers. Professional will be defined by me personally. If you buy and sell comics regularly either at conventions or online you will be excluded from setting up, but I encourage you to come shop! I anticipate a lot cool items being offered.

We want to limit this event to local creators and comics and pop culture enthusiasts who have interesting items from their personal collections that they are willing to sell and self-produced comics and related products. People who are purchasing space are encouraged not only to bring comics but any items falling under the pop culture umbrella. That could be toys, games, music, movies and more.

Reservations are 1st come, 1st served. Click here for the application.

You can reserve 4 ft ($10)-6 ft ($15)-8 ft ($20) space.

We can provide a limited number of tables, if you have your own table you are encouraged to bring it. You will still be charged for the space.

We will provide chairs if needed while supply lasts and you are welcome to bring your own as well.

Set-up starts at 9am, please plan to stay set up until at least 4 PM but you are welcome to stay later if things are going well for you!

Since this event is so close to Halloween don’t be afraid to come in costume. Trick or treating will be part of our advertising for this event, please consider bringing a treat of some sort for the kids (candy, button, stickers, comics etc..).

We think this will be a fun event for everyone involved and if it is successful we’d like to make it something we do few times a year.

Thanks!I look forward to bringing back some of the “old school!”

Shelton Drum