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GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON :: NOVEMBER 6-7, 2021

June 09, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, Comics Industry, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Exclusives, Exclusives, 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

GSCMC-2021Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find, home of the Heroes Convention, is excited to return to the world of Comic-Book Conventions by bringing you the…  

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Coming to the
Charlotte Convention Center:

Saturday, November 6: 10AM-6PM

and

Sunday, November 7: 10AM-4PM

This show will feature 80,000 Sq Ft of the BEST COMIC BOOK DEALERS in the country, as well as a curated Artist Alley hosting some of the industry’s greatest!

This event will be a Comic-Book Collector’s DREAM!! A room FILLED with comic books from every generation of the medium!

This show is a “GIANT-SIZE” version of our long-running CHARLOTTE MINI-CON, and we will not be hosting panels or additional programming during this event. We will return with incredible panels and additional programming for the 40th Anniversary Heroes Convention, returning next June 2022.

The GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON is all about the COMIC-BOOKS! We hope you will join us for this GIANT-SIZE “old-school” Comic-Convention!

TICKETS:

There are TWO TICKET OPTIONS for the Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con:

$10.00* – SATURDAY (includes BONUS SUNDAY admission!)

$5.00* – SUNDAY ONLY

KIDS 18 & UNDER = FREE (must register for ticket)

*Tickets are non-refundable

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HOTELS:

We have a GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON Room Rate in effect at the WESTIN CHARLOTTE for anyone who would like to book a room for the weekend!
The Westin is located across the street from the Charlotte Convention Center and, if construction goes as scheduled, there will be a skyway bridging the Westin to the Charlotte Convention Center by November!

The rate is $209.00/night and can be booked directly here.

ATTENTION HEROESCON 2020 & 2021 TICKET HOLDERS!!

If you purchased a ticket for the 2020 or 2021 Heroes Convention before April of 2021, your HeroesCon ticket will automatically get you into both days of the GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON as an extra added bonus! You will NOT need to purchase an additional ticket for the Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con, this event is included with your existing HeroesCon 2022 ticket!

We appreciate your continued support over the past year and hope that you will come out and enjoy this exciting bonus event!


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CREATORS APPEARING IN ARTIST ALLEY:
Mark Bagley
Steve Epting
Matt Kindt
Wilfredo Torres

MORE GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING NEXT WEDNESDAY!!!


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EXHIBITORS APPEARING AT THE GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON:

2 Jerkz & A Comic
A. Pennyworth’s Comics
ACME Comics
All American Comics & Collectibles
Allen’s Comics
Almost Anything
Amazing Heroes, LLC
B + C Collectibles
Basement Comics
Bedrock City Comic Co.
Bill’s Books & More
Black Dog Collectables
Bona Fide Comics
Boom Pop Comics
Borderlands Comics & Games
Brett Carreras
Burke Street Comics 
Buzz Comics + Beardy Weirdy Comics
Buzzard Brothers Comics
Cards, Comics & Collectibles
Carolina Comic Book Club
CBCS – Comic Book Certification Services
Checkle Comics and Collectibles
Chris Foss Rare Comics & Collectibles
Coin-Op Comics & Cards
Comic Baron + MayBarry Comics
Comic Box
Comic Whiz
Comic-Central.com
ComicsWanted.com
Cunningham’s Comics
Dale Moody
Dale Roberts Comics
Dave’s Comics & Cards
David Burns w/David Shankle & Arex Crooke
Dawn Carter
Ditko Club
DJ’s Decals
DT Comics
Earl Shaw’s Comics
Eastbrook Collection
Eastgate Comics
Echo Base Comics
Ence Gaming
Fallout Comics
Fanboy Collectibles & Comics
FantaCo Enterprises LLC
Fearless Readers
FINE Comics
Fine Print Shoppe
Fortress Comics
Foy’s Toys + Rick Carter
Frank’s Cool Stuff
Get Some Game
GoCollect.com
Golden Memories
Groundbreaking Comics
Half Gringo Comix + Popculture Playground
Harley Yee Rare Comics
Heritage Auctions
Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find
Hey Kids! Comics!
Hometown Comics & Games
J & B Comics
Jason Hamlin
Joe Lisi
Mario’s Comics
Moving Pictures Comics and Collectibles
Murph’s Comics
Mustache Mayhem Comics
Needless Toys & Collectibles
New Force Comics
Painted Visions
Park Circle Comics
R & C Comics and Collectibles
Rebel Base Comics & Toys
Richard Fortenberry
Smasher’s Comics
Ssalefish Comics
St Clair Comics
Starbase Atlanta
Stay Tooned! Studio
Stormcrow Comics
Supah! Comics
Tall Stories
The Tangled Web
The Source
TNT Comics
Tomorrow’s Treasures
Untamed Worlds
Updog Comics
World of Strange
Worldwide Comics

 

PARKING:

The landscape surrounding the Charlotte Convention Center has changed over the past two years. Parking areas that may have existed the last time you visited may no longer be available. There are paid parking lots in the surrounding area of the Charlotte Convention Center. You can see a map of parking here: http://s3.amazonaws.com/crva.com/uploads/CLT_CCC-Parking_Map_Updated_June2019.pdf


LIGHT RAIL:

You might also consider utilizing the Charlotte Light Rail which makes a stop next to the Charlotte Convention Center at the Westin Charlotte. https://charlottenc.gov/cats/rail/Pages/routes.aspx

COSTUMES:

While costumes are welcome, please note that we will not be hosting a Costume Stage or a Costume Contest during this event. Please make sure that any props associated with a costume meet the conditions of the Charlotte Convention Center’s Weapons Policy.

CHARLOTTE CONVENTION CENTER WEAPONS POLICY:

Concealed weapons are strictly prohibited in the Convention Center.

The Charlotte Convention Center prohibits the possession, sale, and distribution of any item that may be considered a “dangerous weapon” on its premises. “Dangerous Weapons” are defined as: “Any object or device designed or intended to be used to inflict serious injury upon persons or property; including, but not limited to: firearms, knives of any kind, razors and razor blades, metallic knuckles, clubs, blackjacks and nightsticks, dynamite cartridges, bombs, grenades, mines and any other type of explosive, as well as loaded canes.” (City Code 1961 § 13-38.1; Ord. No. 545, § 1, 8-11-80)

In compliance with the aforementioned regulations, the following items are not permitted for sale, in the possession of persons, or on the premises of the Charlotte Convention Center during the hours of the Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con:

  • Firearms of any kind, including air-soft and other projectiles
  • Metal Swords (unsharpened or otherwise) • Knives (unsharpened or otherwise)
  • Throwing Stars (unsharpened or otherwise) • Darts (unsharpened or otherwise)
  • Brass Knuckles • Nunchaku, Blackjacks, Nightsticks, and Batons
  • Sais, Kamas, Hatchets, Tomahawks, Axes, Stylized Blades (ex: Wolverine-style Claws) • Fireworks (of any kind)

Any and all costume prop weapons are subject to inspection, approval, and tagging by the CMPD and the Security Officers of the Charlotte Convention Center. No exceptions.

HEALTH & SAFETY MEASURES:

The GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON will observe ANY & ALL recommended safety guidelines deemed necessary by the Charlotte Convention Center, the CDC, and/or City and State Officials. This may include, but is not limited to: Providing a negative COVID test within 3 days of entry, proof of vaccination status, social distancing and/or mask mandates.

We do ask, per current CDC recommendations, that any unvaccinated individuals wear a mask while attending indoor social events.

EXHIBITING AT THE GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON:

Space at the GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON is curated and limited.
If you are a Comic-Book dealer interested in setting up, please send an email to [email protected] to be added to our waiting list for dealer space.

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#BUZZCITY POSTER EVENT = 5 SATURDAYS IN CHARLOTTE!!

April 22, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: Comics Industry, Contests, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Exclusives, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, Special Offers, This Just In, Where Do I Start?

#BuzzCityPoster event!

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We are one of the local partners for the

GoCollect #BuzzCityPoster event!

In order to win a poster you MUST enter the draft!
Our friends @GoCollect are hosting this event to celebrate their upcoming launch of a new site and price guides!
If you are in the Charlotte, NC area you don’t want to miss out on this 5-week event! 
 
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2,500 Limited edition posters

GIVEN AWAY EACH WEEK

Enter the draft.Receive an email confirmation. Get this Saturday’s pick up details.

FOR 5 WEEKS IN CHARLOTTE

Starting Saturday, April 24, 2021

GoCollect is giving away 2,500 posters created by talented artists and featuring theCharlotte Hornets as they protect the Queen City from sellers of counterfeit collectibles! The Buzz City Series posters tell the story of villains selling counterfeit collectibles to fund their mission to overtake the city of Charlotte. The Hornets team catches wind of this and battles the villains to save the city! When the Hornets come out victorious, a celebration in the city of Charlotte takes place to thank our heroes, the Hornets. The Hornets Buzz City Series brand pays homage to Charlotte’s rich history with a fresh and fashionable uniform that is inspired by the city’s reputation as a beacon for hope and opportunity. You’ll definitely want to collect all 5 in the series!

#CharlotteHornets #BuzzCity #UnderTheWaterTower

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DC FUTURE STATE

January 08, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: Comics Industry, DISCUSS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Spotlight on New Releases, Uncategorized

DC FUTURE STATE

DC COMICS: Spinning out of the finale of Dark Nights: Death Metal, DC Future State will take you on a journey from the near future to the end of time to witness the destinies of heroes like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Justice League, the Teen Titans, and so many more. What will change? For starters, our big three—Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman—will tackle unexpected new roles even as younger heroes take their places. Some will find themselves in new, hostile territory; others will see their heroic missions turned upside down.

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Out the Week of January 6, 2021:
FUTURE STATE HARLEY QUINN #1 (OF 2) CVR A DERRICK CHEW | 3.99
FUTURE STATE HARLEY QUINN #1 (OF 2) CVR B GARY FRANK CARD STOCK VAR | 4.99
FUTURE STATE HARLEY QUINN #1 (OF 2) CVR C WONDER WOMAN 1984 FRISON | 4.99
FUTURE STATE SUPERMAN OF METROPOLIS #1 (OF 2) CVR A JOHN TIMMS | 5.99
FUTURE STATE SUPERMAN OF METROPOLIS #1 (OF 2) CVR B INHYUK LEE CARD STOCK | 6.99
FUTURE STATE SUPERMAN OF METROPOLIS #1 (OF 2) CVR C BLANK CARD STOCK VAR | 6.99
FUTURE STATE SUPERMAN OF METROPOLIS #1 (OF 2) CVR D WONDER WOMAN 1984 CHO | 6.99
FUTURE STATE SWAMP THING #1 (OF 2) CVR A MIKE PERKINS | 3.99
FUTURE STATE SWAMP THING #1 (OF 2) CVR B DIMA IVANOV CARD STOCK VAR | 4.99
FUTURE STATE THE FLASH #1 (OF 2) CVR A BRANDON PETERSON | 3.99
FUTURE STATE THE FLASH #1 (OF 2) CVR B KAARE ANDREWS CARD STOCK VAR | 4.99
FUTURE STATE THE NEXT BATMAN #1 (OF 4) CVR A LADRONN | 7.99
FUTURE STATE THE NEXT BATMAN #1 (OF 4) CVR B OLIVIER COIPEL CARD STOCK VAR | 8.99
FUTURE STATE THE NEXT BATMAN #1 (OF 4) CVR C BLANK CARD STOCK VAR | 8.99
FUTURE STATE THE NEXT BATMAN #1 (OF 4) CVR D WONDER WOMAN 1984 J. SCOTT | 8.99
FUTURE STATE WONDER WOMAN #1 (OF 2) CVR A JOELLE JONES | 3.99
FUTURE STATE WONDER WOMAN #1 (OF 2) CVR B JENNY FRISON CARD STOCK VAR | 4.99
FUTURE STATE WONDER WOMAN #1 (OF 2) CVR C BLANK CARD STOCK VAR | 4.99
FUTURE STATE WONDER WOMAN #1 (OF 2) CVR D WONDER WOMAN 1984 ADAM HUGHES | 4.99

 

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Out the Week of January 13, 2021:
FUTURE STATE DARK DETECTIVE #1 (OF 4) CVR A DAN MORA | 5.99
FUTURE STATE DARK DETECTIVE #1 (OF 4) CVR B JOHN PAUL LEON CARD STOCK VAR | 6.99
FUTURE STATE DARK DETECTIVE #1 (OF 4) CVR C  WW 84 ARTGERM CARD STOCK | 6.99
FUTURE STATE GREEN LANTERN #1 (OF 2) CVR A CLAYTON HENRY | 5.99
FUTURE STATE GREEN LANTERN #1 (OF 2) CVR B JAMAL CAMPBELL CARD STOCK VAR | 6.99
FUTURE STATE JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 (OF 2) CVR A DAN MORA | 5.99
FUTURE STATE JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 (OF 2) CVR B KAEL NGU CARD STOCK VAR | 6.99
FUTURE STATE JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 (OF 2) CVR C  WW 84 JIM LEE CARD STOCK | 6.99
FUTURE STATE KARA ZOR-EL SUPERWOMAN #1 (OF 2) CVR A PAULINA GANUCHEAU | 3.99
FUTURE STATE KARA ZOR-EL SUPERWOMAN #1 (OF 2) CVR B GARNER CARD STOCK | 4.99
FUTURE STATE ROBIN ETERNAL #1 (OF 2) CVR A LUPACCHINO & RODRIGUEZ | 3.99
FUTURE STATE ROBIN ETERNAL #1 (OF 2) CVR B DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON | 4.99
FUTURE STATE SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #1 (OF 2) CVR A LEE WEEKS | 3.99
FUTURE STATE SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #1 (OF 2) CVR B ROBERTS | 4.99
FUTURE STATE SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #1 (OF 2) CVR C WW 84 MOVIE POSTER | 4.99
FUTURE STATE TEEN TITANS #1 (OF 2) CVR A RAFA SANDOVAL | 3.99
FUTURE STATE TEEN TITANS #1 (OF 2) CVR B DUSTIN NGUYEN CARD STOCK VAR | 4.99
FUTURE STATE TEEN TITANS #1 (OF 2) CVR C WW 84 DELLOTTO CARD STOCK | 4.99

 

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Out the Week of January 20, 2021:
FUTURE STATE CATWOMAN #1 (OF 2) CVR A LIAM SHARP | 3.99
FUTURE STATE CATWOMAN #1 (OF 2) CVR B STANLEY ARTGERM LAU CARD STOCK VAR | 4.99
FUTURE STATE IMMORTAL WONDER WOMAN #1 (OF 2) CVR A JEN BARTEL | 5.99
FUTURE STATE IMMORTAL WONDER WOMAN #1 (OF 2) CVR B MOMOKO CARD STOCK | 6.99
FUTURE STATE NIGHTWING #1 (OF 2) CVR A YASMINE PUTRI | 3.99
FUTURE STATE NIGHTWING #1 (OF 2) CVR B NICOLA SCOTT CARD STOCK VAR | 4.99
FUTURE STATE SHAZAM #1 (OF 2) CVR A BERNARD CHANG | 3.99
FUTURE STATE SHAZAM #1 (OF 2) CVR B GERALD PAREL CARD STOCK VAR | 4.99
FUTURE STATE SUPERMAN WORLDS OF WAR #1 (OF 2) CVR A MIKEL JANIN | 7.99
FUTURE STATE SUPERMAN WORLDS OF WAR #1 (OF 2) CVR B FEDERICI CARD STOCK | 8.99
FUTURE STATE THE NEXT BATMAN #2 CVR A LADRONN | 7.99
FUTURE STATE THE NEXT BATMAN #2 CVR B MATTINA CARD STOCK | 8.99
FUTURE STATE THE NEXT BATMAN #2 CVR C BRAITHWAITE CARD STOCK | 8.99

 

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Out the Week of January 27, 2021:
FUTURE STATE AQUAMAN #1 (OF 2) CVR A DANIEL SAMPERE | 3.99
FUTURE STATE AQUAMAN #1 (OF 2) CVR B KHARY RANDOLPH CARD STOCK VAR | 4.99
FUTURE STATE BATMAN SUPERMAN #1 (OF 2) CVR A BEN OLIVER | 3.99
FUTURE STATE BATMAN SUPERMAN #1 (OF 2) CVR B ARTHUR ADAMS CARD STOCK VAR | 4.99
FUTURE STATE DARK DETECTIVE #2 (OF 4) CVR A DAN MORA | 5.99
FUTURE STATE DARK DETECTIVE #2 (OF 4) CVR B GABRIELLE DELL OTTO CARD STOCK | 6.99
FUTURE STATE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1 (OF 2) CVR A RILEY ROSSMO | 3.99
FUTURE STATE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1 (OF 2) CVR B IAN MACDONALD CARD STOC | 4.99
FUTURE STATE SUICIDE SQUAD #1 (OF 2) CVR A JAVI FERNANDEZ | 5.99
FUTURE STATE SUICIDE SQUAD #1 (OF 2) CVR B DERRICK CHEW CARD STOCK VAR | 6.99
FUTURE STATE SUPERMAN VS IMPERIOUS LEX #1 (OF 3) CVR A YANICK PAQUETTE | 3.99
FUTURE STATE SUPERMAN VS IMPERIOUS LEX #1 (OF 3) CVR B SIMONE | 4.99

 

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Out the Week of February 3, 2021:
FUTURE STATE DARK DETECTIVE #1 (OF 4) SECOND PRINTING | 5.99
FUTURE STATE HARLEY QUINN #1 (OF 2) SECOND PRINTING | 3.99
FUTURE STATE HARLEY QUINN #2 (OF 2) CVR A DERRICK CHEW | 3.99
FUTURE STATE HARLEY QUINN #2 (OF 2) CVR B GARY FRANK CARD STOCK VAR | 4.99
FUTURE STATE SUPERMAN OF METROPOLIS #2 (OF 2) CVR A JOHN TIMMS | 5.99
FUTURE STATE SUPERMAN OF METROPOLIS #2 (OF 2) CVR B INHYUK LEE | 6.99
FUTURE STATE SWAMP THING #1 (OF 2) SECOND PRINTING | 3.99
FUTURE STATE SWAMP THING #2 (OF 2) CVR A MIKE PERKINS | 3.99
FUTURE STATE SWAMP THING #2 (OF 2) CVR B DIMA IVANOV CARD STOCK VAR | 4.99
FUTURE STATE THE FLASH #2 (OF 2) CVR A BRANDON PETERSON | 3.99
FUTURE STATE THE FLASH #2 (OF 2) CVR B KAARE ANDREWS CARD STOCK VAR | 4.99
FUTURE STATE THE NEXT BATMAN #1 (OF 4) SECOND PRINTING | 7.99
FUTURE STATE THE NEXT BATMAN #2 (OF 4) SECOND PRINTING | 7.99
FUTURE STATE THE NEXT BATMAN #3 (OF 4) CVR A LADRONN | 7.99
FUTURE STATE THE NEXT BATMAN #3 (OF 4) CVR B STANLEY ARTGERM | 8.99
FUTURE STATE WONDER WOMAN #1 (OF 2) SECOND PRINTING | 3.99
FUTURE STATE WONDER WOMAN #2 (OF 2) CVR A JOELLE JONES | 3.99
FUTURE STATE WONDER WOMAN #2 (OF 2) CVR B JENNY FRISON CARD STOCK VAR | 4.99

 

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Out the Week of February 10, 2021:
FUTURE STATE DARK DETECTIVE #3 (OF 4) CVR A DAN MORA | 5.99
FUTURE STATE DARK DETECTIVE #3 (OF 4) CVR B LEE BERMEJO CARD STOCK VAR | 6.99
FUTURE STATE GREEN LANTERN #2 (OF 2) CVR A CLAYTON HENRY | 5.99
FUTURE STATE GREEN LANTERN #2 (OF 2) CVR B JAMAL CAMPBELL CARD STOCK VAR | 6.99
FUTURE STATE JUSTICE LEAGUE #2 (OF 2) CVR A DAN MORA | 5.99
FUTURE STATE JUSTICE LEAGUE #2 (OF 2) CVR B KAEL NGU CARD STOCK VAR | 6.99
FUTURE STATE KARA ZOR-EL SUPERWOMAN #1 SECOND PRINTING | 3.99
FUTURE STATE KARA ZOR-EL SUPERWOMAN #2 (OF 2) CVR A PAULINA GANUCHEAU | 3.99
FUTURE STATE KARA ZOR-EL SUPERWOMAN #2 (OF 2) CVR B ALEX GARNER | 4.99
FUTURE STATE ROBIN ETERNAL #2 (OF 2) CVR A EMANUELA LUPACCHINO | 3.99
FUTURE STATE ROBIN ETERNAL #2 (OF 2) CVR B DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON | 4.99
FUTURE STATE SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #2 (OF 2) CVR A LEE WEEKS | 3.99
FUTURE STATE SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #2 (OF 2) CVR B DODSONS | 4.99
FUTURE STATE TEEN TITANS #1 (OF 2) SECOND PRINTING | 3.99
FUTURE STATE TEEN TITANS #2 (OF 2) CVR A RAFA SANDOVAL | 3.99
FUTURE STATE TEEN TITANS #2 (OF 2) CVR B DUSTIN NGUYEN CARD STOCK VAR | 4.99
FUTURE STATE THE FLASH #1 (OF 2) SECOND PRINTING | 3.99

 

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Out the Week of February 17, 2021:
FUTURE STATE CATWOMAN #2 (OF 2) CVR A LIAM SHARP | 3.99
FUTURE STATE CATWOMAN #2 (OF 2) CVR B HICHAM HABCHI CARD STOCK VAR | 4.99
FUTURE STATE IMMORTAL WONDER WOMAN #1 (OF 2) SECOND PRINTING | 5.99
FUTURE STATE IMMORTAL WONDER WOMAN #2 (OF 2) CVR A JEN BARTEL | 5.99
FUTURE STATE IMMORTAL WONDER WOMAN #2 (OF 2) CVR B CLOONAN CARD STOCK | 6.99
FUTURE STATE NIGHTWING #2 (OF 2) CVR A YASMINE PUTRI | 3.99
FUTURE STATE NIGHTWING #2 (OF 2) CVR B NICOLA SCOTT CARD STOCK VAR | 4.99
FUTURE STATE ROBIN ETERNAL #1 (OF 2) SECOND PRINTING | 3.99
FUTURE STATE SHAZAM #2 (OF 2) CVR A BERNARD CHANG | 3.99
FUTURE STATE SHAZAM #2 (OF 2) GERALD PAREL CARD STOCK VAR | 4.99
FUTURE STATE SUPERMAN WORLDS OF WAR #2 (OF 2) CVR A MIKEL JANIN | 7.99
FUTURE STATE SUPERMAN WORLDS OF WAR #2 (OF 2) CVR B FEDERICI CARD STOCK | 8.99
FUTURE STATE THE NEXT BATMAN #4 (OF 4) CVR A LADRONN | 7.99
FUTURE STATE THE NEXT BATMAN #4 (OF 4) CVR B JIM LEE & WILLIAMS CARD STOCK | 8.99

 

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Out the Week of February 24, 2021:
FUTURE STATE AQUAMAN #2 (OF 2) CVR A DANIEL SAMPERE | 3.99
FUTURE STATE AQUAMAN #2 (OF 2) CVR B KHARY RANDOLPH CARD STOCK VAR | 4.99
FUTURE STATE BATMAN SUPERMAN #2 (OF 2) CVR A DAVID MARQUEZ | 3.99
FUTURE STATE BATMAN SUPERMAN #2 (OF 2) CVR B ARTHUR ADAMS CARD STOCK VAR | 4.99
FUTURE STATE DARK DETECTIVE #4 (OF 4) CVR A DAN MORA | 5.99
FUTURE STATE DARK DETECTIVE #4 (OF 4) CVR B BRIAN BOLLAND CARD STOCK VAR | 6.99
FUTURE STATE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #2 (OF 2) CVR A RILEY ROSSMO | 3.99
FUTURE STATE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #2 (OF 2) CVR B IAN MACDONALD | 4.99
FUTURE STATE SUICIDE SQUAD #2 (OF 2) CVR A JAVI FERNANDEZ | 5.99
FUTURE STATE SUICIDE SQUAD #2 (OF 2) CVR B DERRICK CHEW CARD STOCK VAR | 6.99
FUTURE STATE SUPERMAN HOUSE OF EL #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A YANICK PAQUETTE | 5.99
FUTURE STATE SUPERMAN HOUSE OF EL #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR B JAY ANACLETO | 4.99
FUTURE STATE SUPERMAN VS IMPERIOUS LEX #2 (OF 3) CVR A YANICK PAQUETTE | 3.99
FUTURE STATE SUPERMAN VS IMPERIOUS LEX #2 (OF 3) CVR B SKAN CARD STOCK VAR | 4.99

 

If you would like to add any of these titles to your Reserve Bag, please call our store at 704-375-7462 or send an email requests to:
[email protected] or [email protected]

 

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LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY :: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2020

November 13, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: Comics Industry, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Exclusives, Exclusives, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Local Comic Shop Day, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events

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LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY IS

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2020

Heroes is proud to be part of the #LCSD community! We will have the following #LCSD 2020 Exclusives available, quantities are limited!

OtherHistoryDC

OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE #1 (OF 5) LCSD JAMAL CAMPBELL SILVER METALLIC INK VARIANT
DC COMICS :: (W) John Ridley(A) Giuseppe Camuncoli, Andrea Cucchi
Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, Let It Fall) examines the mythology of the DC Universe in this compelling new miniseries that reframes iconic moments of DC history and charts a previously unexplored sociopolitical thread as seen through the prism of DC Super Heroes who come from traditionally disenfranchised groups.This unique new series presents its story as prose by Ridley married with beautifully realized illustrations by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Andrea Cucchi. Issue #1 follows the story of Jefferson Pierce, the man who will one day become Black Lightning, as he makes his way from being a young track star to a teacher and, ultimately, to his role as a hero.Future issues focus on characters such as Karen and Mal Duncan, Tatsu Yamashiro, and Renee Montoya.Extensively researched and masterfully executed, The Other History of the DC Universe promises to be an experience unlike any other. You may think you know the history of the DC Universe…but the truth is far more complex. The Other History of the DC Universe isn’t about saving the world—it’s about having the strength to simply be who you are.

 

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BOOM! STUDIOS :: (W) Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson (A) Dev Pramanik (CA) J. G. Jones
* The acclaimed prequel to the groundbreaking Dune continues in comic book form for the first time.* Pardot Kynes arrives on Arrakis to begin research into terraforming the desert planet, but the merciless Baron Harkonnen has plans of his own.* Meanwhile, the sadistic Harkonnens brutally test a young slave named Duncan Idaho.* And Leto Atreidies meets with the pioneers of space travel technology – taking the first steps towards his incredible destiny.

 

IceCreamMan20LCSD 2020 ICE CREAM MAN #20
IMAGE COMICS :: (W) W. Maxwell Prince (A/CA) Martin Morazzo, Chris O’Halloran
One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish. Three fish, four fish, have some more fish. Five fish, six fish—are you sickish? Seven fish, eight fish…it’s getting late fish. Nine fish, ten fish, everyone you love will die and life is pointless so why even get out of bed you little worm you sick little insect with your sad flailing arms and creepy-crawly legs my god I’ve never seen such a pathetic specimen how sad how truly tragic…red fish, blue fish.A Green Eggs & Ham homage LCSD 2020 edition of the standalone issue from ICE CREAM MAN that sold out multiple times and caused a stir for it’s creepy satirization of classic children’s stories.

 

InvincibleLCSD 2020 INVINCIBLE #1 GOLD FOIL LOGO
IMAGE COMICS :: (W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Cory Walker
Strange things begin to happen to Mark Grayson as he develops superpowers. Luckily, his dad is around to show him the ropes, at least he WOULD be if he weren’t so busy saving the world all the time. Mark is forced to go out on his own, and try and figure out how all this superheroing business works. The results are a monumental disaster. Meanwhile, there’s trouble at school when Mark is dragged into a fight of epic proportions. This LCSD 2020 edition of the debut issue of the long running INVINCIBLE series by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker will introduce the action packed adventure to a whole new audience of readers since its original launch in 2003. Now fans can revisit the iconic superhero story of Mark Grayson in anticipation of the upcoming Amazon Prime Original TV show adaptation coming soon and featuring the voices of fan-favorite Steven Yeun (THE WALKING DEAD), Academy and Golden Globe award winning J.K. Simmons, and two time Golden Globe winning Sandra Oh of the popular TV series Killing Eve!

 

LumberjanesLCSD 2020 LUMBERJANES #75 FOIL VARIANT
BOOM! STUDIOS :: (W) Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh (A) Kanesha C. Bryant, Julia Madrigal (CA) Kat Leth
* END OF SUMMER Part Three!* Co-Creator & original series artist Brooklyn Allen returns!* With the campgrounds and cabins of Miss Qiunzella’s camp full to bursting with scared campers, cryptids, and literal wild animals, time is running out to save themselves from the Grey!* With camp director Rosie and Bearwoman Nellie losing control of themselves, and Diane off searching for godly help on Mount Olympus, the rest of the mortal Lumberjanes are the last hope to save their home-away-from-home!

 

MightyMorphinLCSD 2020 MIGHTY MORPHIN #1 FOIL VARIANT
BOOM! STUDIOS :: (W) Ryan Parrott (A) Marco Renna (CA) Goni Montes
* Two New Series, Two New Teams – The UNLIMITED POWER Era Begins HERE- but who is the NEW Green Ranger and are they friend… or foe?* Superstar writer Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and rising star artist Marco Renna send the Mighty Morphin team on a collision course with an even deadlier Lord Zedd, who has a new mission and a new motivation – one that will change everything you thought you knew about our heroes!* But even if the Mighty Morphin team can all find a way to survive Zedd and their mysterious new enemies, they may discover the greatest threat to their future is the shocking secret of Zordon’s past!* The next big epic begins here, perfect for longtime fans and new readers alike.

 

PowerRangersLCSD 2020 POWER RANGERS #1 FOIL VARIANT
BOOM! STUDIOS :: (W) Ryan Parrott (A) Francesco Mortarino (CA) Peach Momoko
*Two New Series, Two New Teams -The UNLIMITED POWER Era Begins HERE – And Only Lord Drakkon, Their Greatest Enemy, Can Save Them!* Superstar writer Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and fan favorite artist Francesco Mortarino (Go Go Power Rangers) reveal a new cosmic threat that only the original Power Rangers, now known as the Omega Rangers – Jason, Trini and Zack – can hope to defeat!* But their secret weapon is… the villainous Lord Drakkon?!* Zordon forbids the Omega Rangers from contacting Drakkon, so if they want to save the universe then they’ll have to go rogue – and go up against their Mighty Morphin allies.* The next big Power Rangers epic begins here, perfect for longtime fans and new readers alike.

 

MontressLCSD 2020 MONSTRESS: TALK STORIES #1
IMAGE COMICS :: (W) Marjorie M. Liu (A/CA) Sana Takeda
Bridging the gap between the fifth and sixth arc (which resumes in January 2021), MONSTRESS returns with TALK-STORIES, a two-part limited series that invites you to eat dumplings beside the fire and listen as Kippa recounts a defining moment from her childhood.Whether caught up on the latest issue of MONSTRESS or not, fans will enjoy this delightful spinoff and will want to get their hands on this highly collectable Gold Foil LCSD edition.

 

SiKtCLCSD 2020 SOMETHING IS KILLING CHILDREN #1 FOIL VARIANT
BOOM! STUDIOS :: (W) James Tynion IV(A/CA) Werther Dell’Edera
* GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (Memetic, Batman: Detective Comics) teams with artist Werther Dell’Edera (Briggs Land) for an all-new limited series about staring into the abyss to find your worst fears staring back.* When the children of Archer’s Peak begin to go missing, everything seems hopeless. Most children never return, but the ones that do have terrible stories-impossible stories of terrifying creatures that live in the shadows.* Their only hope of finding and eliminating the threat is the arrival of a mysterious stranger, one who believes the children and claims to see what they can see.* Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. That is all she does, and she bears the cost because it MUST be done.

 

spawn 312LCSD 2020 SPAWN #312 RETAILER VARIANT
IMAGE COMICS :: (W) Todd McFarlane (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Todd McFarlane
This LCSD 2020 SPAWN #312 cover will be a variant of Todd McFarlane’s cover for the issue—only instead of listing out the names of those who’ve contributed to SPAWN over the years, this LCSD 2020 cover will wraparound and feature the names of retailers who are registered for the 2020 Local Comic Shop Day festivities!

 

 

XofSwordsLCSD X OF SWORDS DESTRUCTION #1 HENRICHON VARIANT
MARVEL COMICS :: (W) Jonathan Hickman, Tini Howard (A) Pepe Larraz (CA) Nikko Henrichon
The wheel of fortune turns. The unfortunate fall. A sword against the darkness.

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HEROES CONVENTION 2020 :: REGARDING COVID-19

March 11, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: Comics Industry, DISCUSS, EVENTS, HeroesCon, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, This Just In, Uncategorized

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Asterix CoronavirusREGARDING COVID-19:

The Heroes Convention has no intention of canceling or postponing our 2020 show at this time.

We will monitor events closely and take every precaution necessary to ensure the health and safety of ALL our Guests and Attendees.
We will adhere to any and all CDC protocols and make any adjustments necessary.

In the meantime, please remember that handshakes are unnecessary when a polite elbow tap, friendly nod, or Mr. Spock’s “Live Long and Prosper” hand gesture will suffice.

Stay safe. WASH YOUR HANDS, take your vitamins, and we will see you all in June!

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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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THANK YOU RICHARD THOMPSON

July 28, 2016 By: Seth Peagler Category: Comics Industry, NEWS

Richard at HeroesCon 2011 by Heather Peagler

Richard at HeroesCon 2011 by Heather Peagler

We lost a dear member of the Heroes family yesterday when the great Richard Thompson passed away after his long battle with Parkinson’s disease. There will rightly be far more eloquent essays on the timeless brilliance of Richard’s Cul de Sac strip across the industry, but right now we simply mourn the loss of our friend. He entertained us with his art, and drew us into that world with his humility. When he was diagnosed with the disease, he inspired us with grace and humor even through the hardest days of struggle. Most importantly, he quietly lead us to start raising money alongside Team Cul de Sac and the Michael J. Fox foundation in their funding of Parkinson’s research.

The HeroesCon Drink and Draw has been an annual event for six years now, with our fundraising contributing to the nearly $225,000 raised by Team Cul de Sac during that time. We mention that because our fight against Parkinson’s disease is still going on, and we hope any of you who love Richard, Cul de Sac, HeroesCon, our Drink and Draw event, or the fine art of comic strips, and are able, will donate to Team Cul de Sac and the Michael J. Fox Foundation in Richard’s memory today at this link: http://bit.ly/DonateTeamCulDeSac . We loved Richard the artist and the man, and offer our sincere condolences to his family, friends, fans, and everyone in comics who celebrates his life and work. All of us at Heroes will continue to fight Parkinson’s disease in his memory every year at HeroesCon.
Please revisit Craig Fischer’s 2012 tribute to the greatness of Thompson here.
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R.I.P. JEREMY DALE

November 05, 2014 By: Shelton Drum Category: Comics Industry, NEWS, QuickDraw

This is one of the hardest posts I’ve ever had to write. It is with shock, disbelief and great sadness that I share the news that Jeremy Dale has passed away. Jeremy came to HeroesCon about 10 years ago and promptly won the quick-draw contest. The next year he was a working professional and a regular in artist alley. He and his wife Kelly became part of the extended Heroes family. He was talented, funny, supportive, hard-working and way too young. Linda and I, along with the entire Heroes crew, send love and hugs to Kelly and all of our comic family friends that knew and loved Jeremy. He will be missed. Rest in Peace Jeremy. – Shelton Drum
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BANNED BOOK WEEK EVENTS :: HEROES DISCUSSIONS at CM LIBRARY BRANCHES

September 15, 2014 By: Andy Mansell Category: Comics Industry, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Other Events, Out and About, This Just In

ABFFEAlong with the opening week of the Football season and the beginning of the new school term, each year September also brings us Banned Book Week. It is an annual reminder of our freedom to read.

Banned Book Week is officially scheduled Sept. 21 – 27 but there are a variety of events that will occur throughout the month. BBW is sponsored by local libraries, independent retailers along with a supportive legion of readers all over the world From the Banned Books Website: “BBW was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982 according to the American Library Association. There were 307 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2013, and many more go unreported.”

Each year, the American Library Association (ALA) publishes a Top Ten list of Frequently Challenged Books. This year’s list (published in April) includes the # 1 Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants series for offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence. The list is rounded off with Jeff Smith’s Bone series at #10 for political viewpoint, racism, and violence

“This year we spotlight graphic novels because, despite their serious literary merit and popularity as a genre, they are often subject to censorship,” said Judith Platt, chair of the Banned Books Week National Committee.

At this past summer’s HeroesCon, Prof. Craig Fischer created a panel that focused on the history of the Comic Book Defense League Fund as well as a roundtable about the local issues an NC school had with Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home. This will be posted at the Dollar Bin site later this month. www.thedollarbin.net

Locally, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Libraries are offering dozens of Banned Book Week events—everything from Art contests to Reading groups. To see all of the events in your area go to: www.cmlibrary.org/programs/

This year, Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find is doing their part to support this noble and important movement.  Warehouse Manager Seth Peagler and Heroes Discussion Group leader Andy Mansell will be appearing at a number of branches this month to discuss Banned Books:

Seth will join UNCC Professors Robert Campbell (Graphic Design) and Dr. Erik Waterkotte (Print Media) to discuss the importance of comics and graphic novels and how they are susceptible to censorship. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18) 9/18/2014 at 6:00 PM: Morrison Regional near South Park.

Andy will lead discussions at the following branches on why comics are particularly vulnerable to challenges and focus on some of the more frequently challenged titles.

9/18/2014 at 6:00 PM: Scaleybark  Audience: Teens (12-18), Adults, Seniors

9/24/2014 at 2:30 PM: Independence Regional   Audience: Teens (12-18)

9/25/2014 at 5:00 PM: Mountain Island Audience: Teens (12-18), Adults, Seniors

We hope to see you there and remember, reading is one of our greatest gifts. Never take it for granted!

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Top Ten Reasons to Attend HeroesCon’s Drink and Draw

June 17, 2014 By: Heather Peagler Category: Comics Industry, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, NEWS, Schedule, Special Offers

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This year marks the fourth annual HeroesCon/Team Cul de Sac Drink and Draw.  This event has grown each year as has the amount of money you wonderful people contribute in the fight against Parkinson’s.  If you’ve never attended or it’s been awhile since you’ve made it, here are my Top Ten Reasons to Attend!
10.  What’s more relaxing after a first day on the con floor than having a few drinks in the swanky Hilton lobby? The staff at the Hilton was amazing last year.  They featured super hero drinks on special last year, and may have some new ones this year!
9.  Not only can you kick back with some delicious drinks, you can do so while enjoying some free live music by Raleigh, NC based Jack the Radio.  The guys were  great addition last year and I can’t wait to hear what their acoustic sets have to offer this year. You can get a preview of the guys here.
Jack the Radio at 2013 Drink and Draw

Jack the Radio at the 2013 Drink and Draw

8. Swag!! This year not only will you be able to purchase fabulous original art, but Limited Edition Drink and Draw prints with art by Alexis Ziritt and special Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find t-shirts will be available.  Team Cul de Sac’s Chris Sparks also has too many great auction items to list!
7.  It’s quite impressive for a group of people to put in a long day of work at the con and then extend that day into the late night in the name of a good cause.  Give your HeroesCon Drink and Draw crew a hand, and maybe a drink or two to thank them for all their hard work.  Seth will once again be emceeing this event and I will also be joining him on the mic this year!  This is a cause that is near and dear to both of our hearts, and the Heroes family as well.

Seth and Justin at the 2013 Drink and Draw

Seth and Justin at the 2013 Drink and Draw

6. Not only will there be Drink and Draw art created live while you watch in the Hilton, but artists from all over have sent in pieces for you to bid on! Some of these artists don’t normally sell sketches outside of their books so this is a great opportunity to own some amazing original art you will not be able to find anywhere else.  Not to drop names, but comics greats like Art Spiegelman and Stephan Pastis are sending art this year!
5.  All of the proceeds of the Drink and Draw go to Team Cul de Sac which raises money for Parkinson’s research.  TCDS was founded by Chris Sparks with Richard Thompson after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and Chris wanted to do something to help his friend.  This is an amazing cause and we are so happy to be a part of the fundraising efforts.
2013 Drink and Draw

2013 Drink and Draw

4.  You may have seen the article in the New York Post or the Press Release on this very blog, but in case you missed it, we will have on display the original Pearls Before Swine strips that Bill Watterson of Calvin and Hobbes fame did with Stephan Pastis this month.  The original art will also be on display behind the Art Stage all weekend during convention hours.
3.  Do you collect original art? The Drink and Draw presents the opportunity to pick up some very unique pieces at great prices.   Didn’t have a chance to chat with some of your favorite artists on the con floor? A growing number of the pros at HeroesCon are attending the Drink and Draw.  If your personal favorite isn’t there, maybe you’ll find a new one or two.
A sampling of original art!

A sampling of original art!

2.  The Drink and Draw is a much smaller venue than the con floor and it is a wonderful time to spend time with friends and make new ones.  The community and support that has grown around this event has been amazing.  What started as a small crowd at Fuel Pizza has expanded to the Hilton hotel bar featuring live music in just a few years time.
1.  I mentioned above that all the proceeds raised go to Parkinson’s research, but the number one reason to attend the Drink and Draw is to honor Richard Thompson.  Richard was actually in attendance at our very first Drink and Draw in 2011.  He has not been able to join us physically since, but we know he’s here with us in spirit and happy to see such a great art community of both artists and fans honor his contribution to comics.

Richard and Roger Langridge at the 2011 Drink and Draw.

Richard and Roger Langridge at the 2011 Drink and Draw.

 

 

Want to see more of past Drink and Draws? Here are photos from 2011, 2012, and 2013.

The HeroesCon Drink and Draw event takes place on Friday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hilton Center City atrium located at 222 E 3rd St, Charlotte, NC 28202. HeroesCon’s first Drink and Draw event was in 2011, modeled after the Drink and Draw Social Club founded by comic artists Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian and Jeff Johnson. That event and every one since has raised money for Team Cul de Sac, the organization founded in honor of Cul de Sac cartoonist Richard Thompson that raises money and awareness for Parkinson’s Research.

 

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