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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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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!

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
Click the QR Code above to to book your tickets to this ONE-NIGHT ONLY EVENT, and use the Promo Code “COMICFAN” to get 25% the regular ticket price!

Tickets range from $29.50 – $89.50 before discount.

#SpiderMan #IntoTheSpiderVerse #IntoTheSpiderVerseInConcert #BlumenthalPerformingArts

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HEROES HITS THE ROAD FOR TWO GREAT SHOWS THIS WEEKEND!

August 14, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Looking Ahead, Now Read This!, On the Road, Other Events, Out and About, Vintage Comics

THIS WEEKEND!

Shelton and the Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find crew are hitting the road for two shows this weekend!

Saturday, August 19

VA Comicon
Show Hours: 11AM-4PM
Admission: General Admission – $12.00, VIP – $20.00,
Kids 12 & Under FREE

RICHMOND RACEWAY
600 E Laburnum Ave Richmond, VA 23222

Sunday, August 20

Raleigh Comic Book Show
Show Hours: 10AM-4PM
Admission: FREE

HILTON GARDEN INN – CRABTREE VALLEY
3912 Arrow Dr Raleigh, NC 27612

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THE HEROES CREW HITS THE ROAD FOR TWO GREAT SHOWS THIS SUNDAY!

July 31, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, NEWS, Now Read This!, On the Road, Other Events, Out and About, Vintage Comics

THE HEROES TEAM IS HEADING TO THE CONCORD CONVENTION CENTER THIS WEEKEND FOR THE

Charlotte Comicon logo

Sunday, August 6 from 10AM-5PM
Tickets are $5.00 for Adults
Kids 12 and Under = FREE

The Charlotte Comicon will be held at the
EMBASSY SUITES CONCORD * 
CHARLOTTE – CONCORD CONVENTION CENTER
5400 John Q Hammons Dr. NW
Concord, NC 28027

Featuring Comics, Toys, Costume Contest and MORE!
We look forward to seeing you in Concord!


THE HEROES CREW IS ALSO HEADING TO ATLANTA THIS WEEKEND FOR THE ATLANTA COMIC CONVENTION

Sunday, August 6 from 11AM-5PM
Admission: $5.00
Parking: $8.00

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

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SHELTON DRUM + EARL SHAW – GEM CITY BOUND!

July 17, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, On the Road, Other Events, Out and About

Two of the South’s BEST COMIC DEALERS are heading North for the GEM CITY COMIC CON!

Heroes’ Shelton Drum is leaving Charlotte, NC to pick up his buddy and fellow Comic Dealer Earl Shaw in Georgia early this week, and together they will head to Dayton, Ohio, for this weekend’s Gem City Comic Con!

DAYTON CONVENTION CENTER
22 E 5th St, Dayton, OH 45402
July 22nd 2023: 10 am – 5 pm
July 23rd 2023 10 am – 4 pm

If you live along their route from Charlotte, to Georgia, to Ohio, and have a comic collection you would like them to take a look at, just give Shelton a call or text at 704-408-1502, and let him know!! They’ll do their best to make PIT-STOPS FOR COMICS!!

#HeroesOnTheRoad #ComicRoadTrip #SheltonAndEarlHitTheRoad

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HeroesCon Kick-Off Party returns to Super Abari Game Bar on Thursday, June 15 

June 02, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, Out and About, This Just In

The official HeroesCon Kick-Off Party returns to Super Abari Game Bar on Thursday, June 15

Join us for a fun night of video games, food trucks, local vendors, comic book artists, a photo booth, and musical performances by Moon Man, Jack the Radio, and Natalie Carr!

Sponsored by Sierra Nevada, the party will be held at Super Abari Game Bar in the Belmont neighborhood of Charlotte with the entire facility activated for the event (bar, arcade, patio, and parking lot). Renowned comic book artists Matthew Allison and Aaron Conley will make special guest appearances along with Bill Cox of Comic Art Fans.

Katsu Kart will be on site serving their delicious Japanese sandwiches (sandos), AhaanLao Food Truck will be dishing their traditional Lao/Thai street food fare, and Boba Baba Cafe will be serving refreshing teas and lattes.  

Each $10 ticket purchase also includes entry into a raffle for a chance to win two tickets to the Marvel Exhibit at Discovery Place Science or a Monster Energy prize pack (a new gaming desk and chair).

The HeroesCon Kick-Off Party
Thursday, June 15, 2023
5PM-1AM
Super Abari Game Bar
1015 Seigle Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205.

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THE HEROES CREW HITS THE ROAD FOR TWO GREAT SHOWS THIS WEEKEND!

March 28, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, On the Road, Other Events, Out and About

THE HEROES CREW HITS THE ROAD FOR TWO GREAT SHOWS THIS WEEKEND!

THE HEROES TEAM IS HEADING TO THE CONCORD CONVENTION CENTER THIS WEEKEND FOR THE

Charlotte Comicon logo

Sunday, April 2 from 10AM-5PM
Tickets are $5.00 for Adults
Kids 12 and Under = FREE

The Charlotte Comicon will be held at the
EMBASSY SUITES CONCORD * 
CHARLOTTE – CONCORD CONVENTION CENTER
5400 John Q Hammons Dr. NW
Concord, NC 28027

Featuring Comics, Toys, Costume Contest and MORE!
We look forward to seeing you in Concord!




THE HEROES CREW IS ALSO HEADING TO ATLANTA THIS WEEKEND FOR THE ATLANTA COMIC CONVENTION


Sunday, April 2 from 11AM-5PM
Admission: $5.00
Parking: $8.00

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

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SHELTON HEADS TO THE BIG APPLE THIS WEEKEND!

December 13, 2022 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, On the Road, Other Events, Out and About, Vintage Comics

ON THE ROAD THIS WEEKEND - SPIDEY

Heroes is heading to the “BIG APPLE” this Saturday!

BIG APPLE COMIC CON

The Wyndham New Yorker Hotel
481 8th Avenue at 34th St.
New York, NY 10001

Saturday, December 17: 10am – 7pm

BUY TICKETS:
General Admission – $30.00
VIP Early Admission (9am) – $85.00
Children Ages 10-14 – $15.00
Kids 9 and under – FREE!

If you’re in or around NYC this weekend, be sure to drop by and see the Shelton and Family!
If you have a wish-list of comics or supplies you would like Shelton to bring, send him an email before he leaves on Thursday morning, and he’ll do his best to bring what you need with him!!

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SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND AT THE CHARLOTTE COMICON! SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11 :: 10AM-5PM

December 07, 2022 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, On the Road, Other Events, Out and About

THE HEROES TEAM IS HEADING TO THE CONCORD CONVENTION CENTER THIS WEEKEND FOR THE

Charlotte Comicon logo

Sunday, December 11 from 10AM-5PM
Tickets are $5.00 for Adults
Kids 12 and Under = FREE

The Charlotte Comicon will be held at the
EMBASSY SUITES CONCORD * 
CHARLOTTE – CONCORD CONVENTION CENTER
5400 John Q Hammons Dr. NW
Concord, NC 28027

You’re sure to find the PERFECT gift for the Comic-Lover on your Christmas List this year!
We look forward to seeing you in Concord!

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HEROES HEADS TO ATLANTA THIS WEEKEND!

October 07, 2022 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, On the Road, Other Events, Out and About

THE HEROES CREW IS HEADING TO ATLANTA THIS WEEKEND FOR THE ATLANTA COMIC CONVENTION

Sunday, October 9
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: $8.00

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