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CGC to offer ON-SITE GRADING at HeroesCon 2024!

April 12, 2024 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Exclusives, Exclusives, Exhibitors, 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, Vintage Comics

CGC to offer ON-SITE GRADING at the 2024 HeroesCon!!

For the first time in more than four years, CGC will be offering on-site grading for comic books! Submit your comics for on-site grading at booth #101, June 14-15 (plus we’ll be accepting a limited number of WalkThrough submissions until noon on June 16), and get them back before the end of the show. Read on for pricing and more details.

Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) is excited to announce on-site comic book grading at Heroes Convention Charlotte, in Charlotte, North Carolina, on June 14-16, 2024. That’s right, get your books back by the end of the show!

Regular submissions of comics, cards, video games and home video collectibles will also be accepted, and collectors can look forward to giveaways, swag and signings — all at booth #101!

About HeroesCon

The Heroes Convention (“HeroesCon”) has gained renown for its emphasis on comics and its welcoming environment for all ages. It offers a unique opportunity for fans to engage directly with industry professionals and exhibitors, with a stellar lineup of guests like John Beatty, Mark Buckingham, Amy Chu and Skottie Young and MANY MORE!

Submit comics for on-site grading

CGC is offering on-site grading at this year’s HeroesCon for all Universal and Signature Series comic book submissions. On-site grading, including ReHolder submissions, will be available Friday, June 14, through Saturday, June 15. A very limited quantity of WalkThrough submissions will still be accepted on Sunday, June 16, until 12:00 p.m. All you need is a free CGC account to submit for on-site grading, but paid members receive discounts (and other benefits). Learn more and select your membership level here.

On-site grading submissions are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. CGC expects extremely high demand and space is limited, so submitters are encouraged to submit at the start of the show. If on-site grading submissions need to be cut off early, submissions will still be accepted for grading at CGC headquarters at the regular fees and turnaround times.

In the next few weeks, the CGC online submission form will be updated to show on-site grading services and fees at HeroesCon. Look for an announcement when the on-site grading submission option is available.

CGC Comics On-site Grading Free Member Pricing:

Grading Tier / ServiceFeeTurnaround Time
Modern
Max. Value: $400
$40End of Show
Vintage
Max. Value: $400
$60End of Show
High Value
Max. Value: $1,000
$110End of Day
WalkThrough
Max. Value: Unlimited
5% FMV ($125 min.)3 Hours
ReHolder
Max. Value: $1,000
$40End of Day
High Value ReHolder
Max. Value: Unlimited
$753 Hours

CGC Comics Signature Series On-site Grading Free Member Pricing:

Grading Tier / ServiceFeeTurnaround Time
Modern
Max. Value: $400
$60End of Show
Vintage
Max. Value: $400
$80End of Show
High Value
Max. Value: $1,000
$130End of Day
WalkThrough
Max. Value: Unlimited
5% FMV ($145 min.)3 Hours
ReHolder
Max. Value: $1,000
$40End of Day
High Value ReHolder
Max. Value: Unlimited
$753 Hours

Fun at the CGC booth

Fans also won’t want to miss lots of fun happening at CGC booth #101 all weekend long! In addition to our popular pin giveaway, we will have the limited-edition 2024 pins to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Wolverine and the 85th anniversary of Batman. Plus, we’ll be offering giveaway prize opportunities! Stay tuned for further email and social announcements about giveaway opportunities leading up to the show.

Looking to get books signed?

Be sure to get your books prepped with the updated CGC Signature Series online submission form to save you a lot of time at the show! Watch this short video to learn how to get this process started:https://www.youtube.com/embed/B8MyOvl0hFY?si=8MVpzuHCCA7xGerg

Preparing submissions for the show

To spend more time enjoying the show, submit your prepared collectibles through the Express Drop-off Service, which enables you to skip the line and quickly hand off your prepared submission to a CGC representative.

Please take the following steps before arriving:

  1. Create a CGC account here. All it takes is a free account to submit, and paid members get additional discounts and benefits.
  2. Go to the online submission form for comicscardsvideo games or home video.
  3. Select “Mail-In or Show Drop-Off” to start your submission.
  4. Complete the submission form and print the packing slips.
  5. Keep your collectibles safe and secure until you drop off your submission (including the packing slip) with a representative.
  6. Go to the Express Drop-off sign to finalize your submission.

All submissions will be transported to CGC’s headquarters in Sarasota, Florida, for authentication, grading and encapsulation.

  • To learn more about CGC services and fees for comics, click here.
  • To learn more about CGC services and fees for cards, click here.
  • To learn more about CGC services and fees for video games, click here.
  • To learn more about CGC services and fees for home video, click here.

Tablets will be provided at the booth for submitters to use for sign-up and submission purposes.

Need more info?

All CGC services can be reached at (+1) 855-GRADE10 (855-472-3310).

About CGC

Since revolutionizing comic book grading in 2000, CGC has grown to include certification services for a vast variety of pop culture collectibles. These divisions include CGC CardsCGC Video Games and CGC Home Video. CGC Cards provides expert card grading for sports cards, TCGs and non-sports cards. CGC Video Games is dedicated to video game grading for the most popular consoles, including Nintendo, Sega, Atari, PlayStation and more. CGC Home Video provides expert VHS grading in addition to other types of videocassettes, DVD, blu-ray and more.

Read more: https://www.cgccomics.com/news/article/12813/heroescon-2024/

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HAPPY 70TH BIRTHDAY SHELTON DRUM!!

March 23, 2024 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Guest List, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHELTON!

Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find, Charlotte Mini-Con, and Heroes Convention Founder…our very own SHELTON DRUM celebrates his 70TH BIRTHDAY TODAY, March 23!

We’re celebrated by adding there 71 (70 + 1 to grow on) Featured Guests to our already impressive HeroesCon 2024 line up!

BILL AMEND | AA-TABLE #TBD
Foxtrot
SHADIA AMIN | ii-TABLE #TBD
The Amazing World of Gumball: The Storm, Valor 3, Alloy: Electrum
DARRYL BANKS | AA-TABLE #TBD
Green Lantern, Legion of Super Heroes, JLA
JEREMY A. BASTIAN | AA-TABLE #TBD
Creator/writer/artist of Cursed Pirate Girl published by BOOM! Studios
JERRY BINGHAM | AA-307-308
Batman: Son of the Demon, Marvel Team-Up
JUNE BRIGMAN | AA-TABLE #TBD
Power Pack, Captain Ginger, Mary Worth
RYAN BROWNE | AA-TABLE #TBD
Eight Billion Genies, Curse Words, God Hates Astronauts, Manhattan Projects
ERIC CANETE | AA-701-703
ICONIC COMICS, Riot Games, TRON: Uprising, Beware The Batman
KEITH CHAMPAGNE | AA-TABLE #TBD
Stranger Things, Green Lantern, JSA, The Switch: Electricia
AMY CHU | SHE/HER | AA-TABLE #TBD
Carmilla: The First Vampire, Fighting to Belong!, Red Sonja, Rick & Morty, Spider-Man Noir, Turning Red
PATY COCKRUM* | SATURDAY ONLY | AA-TABLE #TBD
The Cat, Nightcrawler
JAMIE COSLEY | AA-TABLE #TBD
Star Wars Insider Magazine, BlueScar the Barbarian
JARED CULLUM | AA-TABLE #TBD
Kodi, Fraggle Rock, Planet of the Apes, Firefly, Labyrinth, Dark Crystal
RICH DAVIS | AA-TABLE #TBD
Cult of Dracula, Rise of Dracula
COLLEEN DORAN | AA-TABLE #TBD
A Distant Soil, The Sandman, Wonder Woman, Legion of Superheroes
STEVE EPTING | AA-TABLE #TBD
Velvet, Captain America, Avengers, Co-Creator of The Winter Soldier
RAY FAWKES | AA-TABLE #TBD
Batman: Eternal, Constantine, Murderworld, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Intersect
PASQUAL FERRY | AA-TABLE #TBD
Doctor Strange, Adam Strange, Heroes for Hire, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Warlock
DAVID FINCH | AA-TABLE #TBD
Cyberforce, The New Avengers, Moon Knight, Forever Evil, Batman: The Dark Knight
LUKE FOSTER | AA-TABLE #TBD
Eight Gunshots
JOHN GIANG | AA-TABLE #TBD
Cover Artist for: Spider-Man, Batman, Ironman, Something Is Killing The Children
BILL GOLLIHER | AA-TABLE #TBD
Betty and Veronica Friends Forever, Veronica, Jughead’s Diner, Archie 3000
JOSH GREATHOUSE | ii-TABLE #TBD
Regular Show, the Big Hit, Scotty Odyssey
GENE HA | AA-TABLE #TBD
Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons, Mae, Top 10
BOB HALL | AA-TABLE #TBD
West Coast Avengers, Shadowman, The Champions
MARCUS HAMILTON** | FRIDAY & SATURDAY ONLY | AA-TABLE #TBD
Dennis the Menace
CULLY HAMNER | AA-TABLE #TBD
Co-Creator of Jamie Reyes Blue Beetle, The Question, RED, Batman, Superman: Red and Blue, Blue and Gold
JOHN HARTNESS | AA-TABLE #TBD
Quincy Harker Series, The Black Knight Chronicle, Bubba the Monster Hunter
JESSE HOLLAND | PANEL PRESENTER
Who is the Black Panther?, Star Wars: Finn’s Story
GEOF ISHERWOOD | AA-305-306
Daredevil, Conan, The ‘Nam, Suicide Squad, Dr. Strange and Namor, Spider-Man
SANDY JARRELL | AA-TABLE #TBD
The Legendary Lynx, Secret Identity/Alter Ego, Scrapper, Archie & Sabrina, Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology
DAVE JOHNSON | AA-TABLE #TBD
Ben10, 100 Bullets, Cover Artist for multiple DC and Marvel Comics
JG JONES | AA-TABLE #TBD
Marvel Boy, Wanted, Final Crisis, Strange Fruit, Covers for DC and Marvel
TERRY KAVANAGH | AA-TABLE #TBD
Marvel Comics Editor 1985-1997, Maximum Carnage, Spider-Man, Moon Knight
MATT KINDT | AA-TABLE #TBD
BRZRKR, Dept. H, Mind MGMT, X-O Manowar
SHARLENE KINDT | AA-TABLE #TBD
Dept. H, Mind MGM
SCOTT KOBLISH | HERO INITIATIVE BOOTH #1172/1271
Deadpool, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, co-creator of Deadpool 2099
KEVIN MAGUIRE | AA-TABLE #TBD
Justice League International, Man Of Steel, World’s Finest, Supergirl, Batman Confidential, Defenders,Tanga
JOSE MARZAN | AA-TABLE #TBD
Y: The last Man, Moon Girl, Superman, The Flash, Jack of Fables
JOSHUA MIDDLETON | AA-TABLE #TBD
Aquaman, Batgirl, Poison Ivy, Red Sonja, Wonder Woman, NYX
CARY NORD | AA-TABLE #TBD
Conan, X-O Manowar, Eternal Warrior, Mutant X, Daredevil
KEVIN NOWLAN | AA-TABLE #TBD
Dr Strange, Batman, Hellboy, Man-Thing
PATRICK OLLIFFE | AA-TABLE #TBD
Thor, Untold Tales of Spider-Man, Spider-Girl, Rough Riders, DC’s 52, Catwoman, Scooby Apocalypse, Hawkman, Secret Wars Battleworld, Star Wars Thrawn Alliances, Edgeworld, The Tormented
DAN PANOSIAN | AA-TABLE #TBD
Slots, John Tiffany, Batwing, All Star Western
RICK PARKER | AA-TABLE #TBD
Drafted, Beavis and Butt-Head, Tales from the Crypt, Letterer for Marvel
ANDREW PEPOY | AA-TABLE #TBD
Fables, The Simpsons, The Adventures of Simone & Ajax
RICHARD PINI | AA-TABLE #TBD
Elfquest
WENDY PINI | AA-TABLE #TBD
Elfquest
STEPHEN PLATT | AA-TABLE #TBD
Marc Spector: Moon Knight, Supreme: The New Adventures, Soul Saga
JOE RUBINSTEIN | AA-TABLE #TBD
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, Wolverine
MARCO RUDY | AA-TABLE #TBD
Swamp Thing, Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier, Marvel Knights: Spider-Man
RON SALAS | AA-TABLE #TBD
Six Million Dollar Man, Northguard, Prince Valiant, Amazing Spider-Man
MARK SCHULTZ | AA-TABLE #TBD
Xenozoic Tales, Storms at Sea, Prince Valiant, Superman: Man of Steel
TOM SCIOLI | AA-TABLE #TBD
Jack Kirby: The Epic Life of the King of Comics, I Am Stan: A Graphic Biography of the Legendary Stan Lee, Fantastic Four: Grand Design, Transformers vs GI Joe
VAL SEMEIKS | AA-TABLE #TBD
Conan, The Demon, Justice League of America, Lobo, Spider-Man, Superman, Wolverine
DON SIMPSON | ii-TABLE #TBD
Megaton Man, Border Worlds, Marvel’s CRAZY!, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
JOHN K. SNYDER III | AA-TABLE #TBD
Eight Million Ways to Die, Zorro, Grendel, Suicide Squad, Doctor Mid-Nite
JIM STARLIN | AA-TABLE #TBD
Batman, Captain Marvel, Infinity Gauntlet, Adam Warlock, Creator of Dreadstar and Thanos
KARL STORY | AA-TABLE #TBD
Star Wars covers w/Chris Sprouse, Variants: Empire Strikes Back 40th & Lucasfilm’s 50th Anni; Star Wars: High Republic, US Agent, The Mandalorian
WILLIAM STOUT | AA-TABLE #TBD
Tarzan of the Apes, The Spirit, King Kong, Jurassic Park, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
BOBBY TIMONY | AA-TABLE #TBD
League of Super-Pets DC, Night Owls, Simpsons, Bongo Comics
RICH TOMMASO | AA-TABLE #TBD
Black Phoenix, The Believer magazine, Dick Tracy, Black Hammer, Spy Seal
WILFREDO TORRES | AA-TABLE #TBD
Superman ’78, Legion, Jupiter’s Circle, The Shadow: Year One, Lobster Johnson
LISA TRUSIANI | AA-TABLE #TBD
Barbie
FRED VAN LENTE | AA-TABLE #TBD
Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel Zombies, Incredible Hercules, GI Joe, Avengers
NOAH VAN SCIVER | ii-TABLE #TBD
MAD Magazine, Fante Bukowski, Joseph Smith and the Mormons, Blammo
GREGBO WATSON | AA-TABLE #TBD
Vampirella, Alice in Wonderland, Grimm Fairy Tales, Grimm Tales of Terror
MATT WEBB | AA-TABLE #TBD
Flesh and Blood, John Byrne’s Next Men, Hawkman, Star Trek
LEE WEEKS | AA-TABLE #TBD
Batman, Superman, Daredevil, Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man
MARIA WOLF | ii-TABLE #TBD
Deer Women, The Lost Pages
NOLAN WOODARD | AA-TBA
Weapon X-Men, Power Park, Get Fury, Jango Fett, The Forged

*ALL GUESTS ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE TENTATIVE.

GET YOUR TICKETS for our June 14-16 show today!

https://www.heroesonline.com/heroescon/tickets/


And be sure to wish Shelton a HAPPY BIRTHDAY tomorrow at the Charlotte Comicon!

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HEROESCON 2024 :: SECOND ROUND OF FEATURED GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS

February 20, 2024 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Guest List, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, This Just In

HEROESCON 2024

JUNE 14-16

FEATURED GUEST UPDATES

Check out our latest

Featured Guest Announcements!

RODNEY BARNES | AA-TABLE #TBD
Killadelphia, Monarch, Star Wars Mandalorian
JOHN BEATTY | AA-TABLE #TBD
Secret Wars, Punisher, Batman, Thanos Quest
JOHN BURGIN | ii-TABLE #TBD
Frogboy
JIM CALAFIORE | AA-TABLE #TBD
Aquaman, Exiles, Gotham Underground, Red Lanterns, Secret Six
CHRIS CAMPANA | AA-TABLE #TBD
Spiderman, Ghost Rider, Red Goblin, Gi-Joe, TMNT, Spawn, Tellos
RICH CASE | AA-TABLE #TBD
Doom Patrol, Sandman, Spider-man
HOWARD CHAYKIN | AA-TABLE #TBD
American Flagg!, Black Kiss, Hey Kids! Comics!, Star Wars, Sunshine Patriots
CHRIS CLAREMONT | AA-TABLE #TBD
Gambit, New Mutants, Uncanny X-Men, X-Men
STEVE CONLEY | AA-TABLE #TBD
The Middle Age, Astounding Space Thrills, Star Trek
AMANDA CONNOR | AA-TABLE #TBD
Harley Quinn, Powergirl, Vampirella, Silk Spectre, The PRO
J. ROBERT DEANS | ii-TABLE #TBD
Shakes the Cow, The Bear From AUNT, Mighty Hippofartamus
SAM “KIDLET” DEANS | ii-TABLE #TBD
Deans Family Productions
TOM DeFALCO | AA-TABLE #TBD
The Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Machine Man, Spider-girl, Thor
JEFF DEKAL | AA-TABLE #TBD
Catwoman, Thanos, Iron Fist, Kingpin, Wonder Woman
TODD DEZAGO | AA-TABLE #TBD
Tellos, Perhapanauts, Spider-Man
JENNY FRISON | AA-TABLE #TBD
Wonder Woman, X-Men, Revival, Red Sonja, Vampirella
JOSÉ LUÍS GARCIA-LÓPEZ | AA-TABLE #TBD
Wonder Woman, Batman, Deadman, Twilight, Atari Force
MICHAEL GOLDEN | AA-TABLE #TBD
The Nam, Punisher, Micronauts
SANFORD GREENE | AA-TABLE #TBD
BitterRoot, Black Manta, Justice League Annual, Power-Man and Iron Fist
DUSTIN HARBIN | ii-TABLE #TBD
NY Times, BEHOLD! The Dinosaurs, DIARY COMICS, Nutted!
ADAM HUGHES | AA-TABLE #TBD
Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan, Cover Run: The DC Comics Art of Adam Hughes, Catwoman, Rocketeer, Fairest, Wonder Woman, Zatanna
DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON | AA-TABLE #TBD
Transformers (Image), Extremity, Murder Falcon, Space-Mullet
JOE JUSKO | AA-TABLE #TBD
Marvel Masterpieces, Heavy Metal, Vampirella
CHRIS KEMPLE | AA-TABLE #TBD
Red Vengeance, Negative Burn, Artist Alley Comics
MAHDI KHENE | ii-TABLE #TBD
Steel Streets, Zuperhero Comics Presents, Ink On Paper, Bootleg Spider-Man
JAE LEE | AA-TABLE #TBD
Batman/Superman, Inhumans, Dark Tower, Fantastic Four
RICK LEONARDI | AA-TABLE #TBD
Cloak and Dagger, X-Men, Spider-Man 2099
HOWARD MACKIE | AA-TABLE #TBD
Ghost Rider, Ghost Rider: Return of Vengeance, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Batman
LAURA MARTIN | AA-TABLE #TBD
Color Artist for Beta Ray Bill, Plastic: Li’l Birdie, Star Wars Annual, Nubia #1
MIKE McKONE | AA-TABLE #TBD
Amazing Spider-Man, Teen Titans, Fantastic Four
BOB McLEOD | AA-TABLE #TBD
New Mutants, Spider-Man, Kraven’s Last Hunt
JARRETT MELENDEZ | HE/THEY | ii-TABLE #TBD
Chef’s Kiss, My Pokémon Baking Book, All We Ever Wanted, Young Men in Love
BILL MORRISON | AA-TABLE #TBD
The Simpsons, Former Editor-in-Chief at MAD Magazine and Bongo Comics
SARAH MYER | THEY/THEM | AA-TABLE #TBD
Monstrous: A Transracial Adoption Story, TMNT: Saturday Morning Adventures
STEVE OLIFF | HE/HIM | AA-TABLE #TBD
Akira, Spawn,The Maxx, Dark Knight, Swamp Thing
JIMMY PALMIOTTI | AA-TABLE #TBD
Harley Quinn, Jonah Hex, Painkiller Jane, Batwing, Paperfilms
PAUL PELLETIER | AA-TABLE #TBD
Aquaman, Batgirl, Guardians of the Galaxy, Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four
DAVID PETERSEN | ii-TABLE #TBD
Mouse Guard, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dark Crystal, Wind in the Willows
KHOI PHAM | AA-TABLE #TBD
Duo, Marvel and DC Artist
ED PISKOR | ii-TABLE #TBD
Red Room, X-Men: Grand Design, Hip Hop Family Tree, Wizzywig
CARL POTTS | AA-TABLE #TBD
Alien Legion, Punisher War Journal, former Marvel & Epic Exec. Editor, SVA professor
RICO RENZI | AA-TABLE #TBD
Goddess Mode, Bitter Root, Spider-Gwen, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
BUDD ROOT | AA-TABLE #TBD
Cavewoman
DON ROSA | AA-TABLE #TBD
The Life and Times of Uncle Scrooge, Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories
JOHN ROSE | AA-TABLE #TBD
Barney Google And Snuffy Smith Comic Strip
CRAIG ROUSSEAU | AA-TABLE #TBD
Harley Quinn, Tellos, The Perhapanauts, Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane
JIM RUGG | ii-TABLE #TBD
Hulk: Grand Design, Street Angel, Supermag, Afrodisiac
STEVE SAFFEL | NO TABLE CAN HOLD STEVE
Joe Simon My Life in Comics, Spider-Man The Icon
ALEX SAVIUK | AA-TABLE #TBD
Spider-Man newspaper strip, Web of Spider-Man, The Phantom, Green Lantern
SECNCS – NATIONAL CARTOONIST SOCIETY | AA-TABLE #TBD
Southeast Chapter of the National Cartoonish Society – Jon Vaughn
JIM SHOOTER | AA-TABLE #TBD
Former Editor in Chief of Marvel Comics, Founder of Valiant, Defiant and Broadway Comics, Current Editor in Chief of Illustrated Media
ANDY SMITH | AA-TABLE #TBD
Demi-God, Thanos, X-Men, Wolverine, Superman, Batman
ALLISON SOHN | AA-TABLE #TBD
Star Wars, Indiana Jones, LOTR, Women of Marvel, DC themed trading card sets
CHRIS SPARKS | AA-TABLE #TBD
Team Cul de Sac
KYLE STARKS | AA-TABLE #TBD
Peacemaker, Old Head, Rock Candy Mountain, Rick and Morty
JOE STATON | AA-TABLE #TBD
Green Lantern, E-Man, Dick Tracy, Scooby Doo
BRIAN STELFREEZE | AA-TABLE #TBD
Black Panther, Day Men, Wednesday Comics, Batman
JIM STERANKO | AA-201-205, 211-212
Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., History of Comics, Prevue Magazine
ROY THOMAS | SATURDAY ONLY | AA-TABLE #TBD
Wolverine, Carol Danvers, Morbius, Vision, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Black Knight
GLENN URIETA | ii-TABLE #TBD
Fil-Am funny book generator and professional doodler
WAYNE VANSANT | AA-TABLE #TBD
Katusha: Girl Soldier of the Great Patriotic War
STEPHANIE WILLIAMS | AA-TABLE #TBD
Nubia Coronation, Nubia and the Amazons, Marvel Voices: Legacy #1
RON WILSON | AA-TABLE #TBD
The Thing, Marvel Two-In-One, Masters of the Universe, Super Boxers
RENÉE WITTERSTAETTER | AA-TABLE #TBD
Excess: The Art of Michael Golden, Joe Jusko: Savage Beauty
JOHN WORKMAN | AA-TABLE #TBD
Art director for Heavy Metal 1977-1983, artist/ letterer/colorist and-or writer for DC. Marvel, Archie, Disney, Image IDW, Dark Horse
JOHN “WAKI” WYCOUGH | AA-TABLE #TBD
Star Wars, G.I.Joe, Doctor Who, Transformers, Fear Itself, Chaos War
KELLY YATES | AA-TABLE #TBD
Doctor Who, Amber Atoms, MonstHer
SKOTTIE YOUNG | AA-TABLE #TBD
Bully Wars, I Hate Fairyland, Middlewest, Oz, Rocket Racoon, Strange Academy, The Me You Love In The Dark, TWIG
THOM ZAHLER | AA-TABLE #TBD
Cupid’s Arrows, Time and Vine, Love and Capes, Warning Label, My Little Pony

*ALL GUESTS ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE TENTATIVE.

DON’T MISS OUT!! Get your tickets TODAY!!

STAY TUNED for more updates!

We still have a LOT of GUESTS to announce!

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HEROESCON 2024 :: TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

December 05, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, This Just In

HeroesCon 2024

First Round Featured Guest Announcements
+ Tickets Available NOW!!

The Heroes Convention will return to the Charlotte Convention Center Father’s Day Weekend, June 14-16, 2024!

As we prepare for 42nd Anniversary Event, we look forward to filling our halls with the BEST and BRIGHTEST Comic Creators and Exhibitors in the Comic’s Industry!

CHECK OUT OUR FIRST ROUND OF FEATURED GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS HERE!

Get your tickets to our 2024 Heroes Convention TODAY!!

This year we are offering multiple options for Advance Tickets:

OPTION 1: ON SALE NOW!

VIP* 3-DAY ADVANCE PASS: $150
(LIMITED TO 500)

**16 and Under Get in FREE with Paying Adult!

VIP* 3-DAY ADVANCE PASS ARE LIMITED TO 500 TICKETS and will include the following:
• 30 Minute Early Entry All Three Days
• 2024 HeroesCon T-Shirt in Size of Their Choosing (S-4X)
• 2024 HeroesCon Commemorative Badge w/Lanyard
• 2024 HeroesCon VIP Wristband
• 2024 HeroesCon Collectible and Reusable Tote Bag
• Exclusive 11″x 17″ HeroesCon 2024 Incentive Print
• Other Potential Exclusive VIP Surprises!

**16 & Under FREE Admissions DO NOT include incentives.
HC2024-VIPONSALENOW

OPTION 2: ON SALE NOW!

3-DAY ADVANCE PASS: $75

**16 and Under Get in FREE with Paying Adult!

3-DAY ADVANCE PASS will save $25 over 3 individual Day-of ticket purchase, and will be allowed in immediately after VIP* 3-Day Advance Pass holders and before Day-of ticket holders all three days.
Also Includes:
• 2024 HeroesCon Commemorative 3-Day Advance Badge w/Lanyard
• 2024 HeroesCon 3-Day Advance Pass Wristband

**16 & Under FREE Admissions DO NOT include incentives.
HC2024-3DAYONSALENOW

OPTION 3: ON SALE NOW!

SINGLE DAY – ADVANCE TICKETS

FRIDAY ONLY – $35
SATURDAY ONLY – $35
SUNDAY ONLY – $30

**16 and Under Get in FREE with Paying Adult!

SINGLE-DAY PASSES are only good for the selected day purchased.
Single-Day tickets will include a branded, day-specific, medical-grade Tyvek wristband.

HC2024-SINGLEDAYONSALENOW

CHARLOTTE MINI-CON

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!

Saturday, February 3 • 11AM-5PM

Attendees 16 years of age and younger get in FREE with a paying adult!

Guest Announcements for the Charlotte Mini-Con coming SOON!!

— THERE IS A $15 PARKING FEE AT THE GRADY COLE CENTER —

Parking fees are not included in ticket purchase

We recommend carpooling, or taking a Lyft or an Uber.
You might also consider taking advantage of the Light Rail CityLynx Gold Line.
There is a walkable stop located at CPCC: See More Info About the Gold Line Here

Tickets will be in the form of a 3/4″ Tyvek, water-proof, hypoallergenic, medical-grade wristband.
You must wear the wristband to be admitted.
Anyone who wishes to leave the show and return,
will need to wear their wristband and go through security again to gain re-entry.
Children 12 and Under may not be required to wear a wristband.

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HEROESCON 2023 Recap :: Photo Galleries, Videos, and MORE!

July 11, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Feast Your Eyes, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, HeroesCon Panels, Interviews, NEWS, Now Read This!, Opinion, Photos, Reviews, This Just In

Got a video, photo album, podcast or other HeroesCon 2023 memory that you would like us to share?
Email Us At: [email protected]

Photo Albums:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/heroesonline/albums/72177720309380006
https://www.flickr.com/photos/heroesonline/albums/72177720309612536

Fablegraph 3-D Photos:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.734085212060001&type=3

Cardinal & Pine

Geno’s Comics:
https://genoscomics.com/2023/06/16/heroescon-2023-day-1-photo-gallery/
https://genoscomics.com/2023/06/17/heroescon-2023-day-2-photo-gallery/

Audio Panel Recordings:

http://www.thecomicbooks.com/audio.html?fbclid=IwAR19M0dGc1GyAvy-eu35jzX1WoUc

https://www.firstcomicsnews.com/the-jamie-coville-experience-heroes-convention-2023-starreach-at-50/

Comic News Insider:

Comic News Insider

Cartoonist Kayfabe
@CartoonistKayfabe
https://www.youtube.com/live/TDpyzP4-UQA

On the NEWS!
@WBTVNews
Examining The Evolving Comic Book Market Ahead Of The Heroes Convention

Weekend Events Expected To Attract Thousands To Charlotte

@WCNC
HeroesCon brings comic and superhero fans to Charlotte, NC

ConventionScene.com
https://www.conventionscene.com/2023/06/30/heroes-con-2023-wrap-up/

Youtube Videos:

@MrNotchy444

Panel for John Romita Sr

@toddventure

HeroesCon 2023 | Complete Walkthrough | It’s truly about comic books, the artists, and the writers.

@ccgtvcaldwellcountygovernm4773

Heroes Convention 2023

@jamiecosley

HeroesCon 2023

@LegionofComics
Heroes Con 2023 Tour Recap | Review | Haul

Legion of Comics Community Hangout HeroesCon 2023 Recap and Chat

Daniel Warren Johnson GRAIL PIECE | Heroes Con 2023

@Stickygoose

CAR CRASH GOING TO HEROES COMIC CON 2023 VLOG

@ImproveCollectingComics

So I Went to Heroescon 2023 – Wow

@jbstoytrunk

TOY HUNT at Heroes Convention 2023 in Charlotte, NC #toys #youtuber #toyhunt #starwars #comiccon

@DestinationStone

The LARGEST Convention in Charlotte NC | Amazing Artists and Cosplay | Destination: Heroes Con 2023

@popculturesquad7896

HeroesCon 2023 Show Floor Walk Through

@lorendrummer

Episode 16 Heroes Con!

@Mephiof

Hometown Heroes, HeroesCon 2023

@ManCaveCollectibleReviews

Toy & Comic Book Hunting @ HEROESCON 2023 Charlotte NC

@JerryPittman

Heroes Convention 2023 “Heroes Con” – Charlotte, NC – What Deals Can You Find on Sunday?

@GENOSCOMICS

HeroesCon 2023: Exploring the Show Floor | GENO’S COMICS

@GLStudios

Heroes Convention 2023 Cosplay Highlights in 4K!

@CollectorAuctions

Heroes Con 2023 Day 1 Recap – CGC unprepared for demand: Ep. 206

Heroes Con 2023 Day 2 Recap – Signatures and CGC: Ep. 207

Heroes Con 2023 Day 3 Recap – On the Hunt for Hulk 181: Ep. 209

@thebrothersboyd

Heroes Con 2023 Walkthrough!

HeroesCon 2023 Cosplay

@kspyoda

Heroes Con 2023 Brian Stelfreeze Storm Auction painting time lapse video
Brian Stelfreeze paints Roberto Clemente Heroes Con 2023

@fablegraph-photography

VR180 HeroesCon 2023

@KENTPOOLCollects Toy Hunt Heroes Con 23 Night One Four Horsemen Studios Mythic Legions Cosplay Comics Anime Funko

Toy Hunt Heroes Con 23 Day Two Comics Cosplay Anime YouTube Friends Mythic Legions Figure Score!

Toy Hunt Heroes Con Day 3 Mythic Legions Haul Legions Con Day 2 Exclusive information Ish Con 2023

@loliev4019

CHARLOTTE NC HEROES CONVENTION 2023 | VLOG

@EclecticScribbles

Heroes Con 2023 Artist Alley Recap | Best Convention So Far?

@thecomicvet
Live at Heroes Con! The Sites, The Sounds, The Great Comic Book Based Convention!

@UrinationNation

HeroesCon 2023 Comic Haul

@SuperRus9000

Heroes Con 2023!!

@RemyQStudios

Heroes Con 2023 – Lets Talk About It

@collectiblesdad

I Survived HeroesCon 2023. Show Recap.

@CupOComics

Heroes Con 2023 Haul w/ Bonus Content! #comics #comicbooks #comicconvention #spiderman #grail

@TheComicSlayer

Our Favorite Heroes Con 2023 Finds!

@AComicBookworm
Meet The Collectors from HeroesCON 2023 & Recap

@AndySmithComicArtist
https://www.youtube.com/live/4Sd1rlDpNIU

@PopCulturePhilosophers

https://www.youtube.com/live/b_jSzJyzTY8

@OmnidogsVault

https://www.youtube.com/live/2Y2C2wKa4-A

@EliAndFriends1


YouTube Shorts:

HEROESCON 2023 is a wrap! – YouTube

Heroes Con 2023! – YouTube

heroes con 2023 art auction part 1 – YouTube

How to set up at a comic book convention #HeroesCon #Aceblade – YouTube

HeroesCon Cosplay 2023, #shorts #comiccon #youtubeshorts – YouTube

Heroes Convention at the Charlotte Convention Center – YouTube

Burkey and Me from Heroes con #comicbookart #comicart #duelingdealersofcomicart – YouTube
Skottie Young Art Auction At Heroes Con #comiccon #skottieyoung #comics – YouTube

Fun short with Bill Cox from Heroes con #comicbookart #comiccon

Jim Steranko HeroesCon 2023 SCORE! King Size Hulk 1#hulk #incredibleHulk #marvel #comics #heroescon

Skottie Young Art Auction At Heroes Con #youtubeshorts #shorts #comiccon

Heroes Convention 2023 Pops straight chilling with comic legend Don Simpson

incredible hulk 5 cgc 2.5 #heroescon #hulk #marvel #cgc #cgccomics #comicbooks #incrediblehulk

HeroesCon Art Auction: Maihack #shorts

Heroes Con…on a Friday! #heroes #clt #heroescon #charlotte #charlottenc #comiccon #comics #podcast

HeroesCon Drink & Draw #shorts

Awesome Four Horsemen Mythic Legions Custom figures at Heroes Con 23

Come see us! #heroescon #heroescon2023 #artistalley #crochet #crochetplushies

Cosmic Update: Going to HeroesCon #Shorts

Comics, Comics, & Comics @ HeroesCon #shorts

Heroes con set up . See something you like let me know with interest See the website for new art


TikTok, Podcasts & Others!
Heroescon 2023! Whose gonna be there??

Artist’s Alley Aftermath: HeroesCon 2023 | Faith & Fandom

HeroesCon: The Ultimate Comic Convention Experience On Father’s Day Weekend – LRM

HeroesCon 2023 Recap: Artist Interactions, Convention Hauls, and Tips For Saving and Spending Money At A Comic Convention

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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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HEROESCON 2023 :: Jeff Smith’s “Dawn of Man” National Tour 2023

February 09, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Exclusives, Feast Your Eyes, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, HeroesCon Panels, Indie Island, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, This Just In

Jeff Smith will be at the 2023 Heroes Convention!!

Jeff Smith’s “Dawn of Man” National Tour 2023

Key West, FL – February 9, 2023:  New York Times Bestselling Author Jeff Smith and his publishing house, Cartoon Books, embark on their first national tour in years in support of Smith’s new critically acclaimed series: TUKI.
The tour consists of several convention appearances as well as a unique component – Old Route 66 – where we’ll be giving presentations and signings at each stop. Beginning in March and lasting through October, we have 15 confirmed stops with more to be added throughout the year!

What folks are saying about Jeff Smith’s TUKI:
“2022 Best Graphic Novel for Adults”
AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

“Best Original Graphic Novel of the Year”
COMIC BOOK COUPLES COUNSELING PODCAST

“Fight for Family is just what you would expect from the creator of Bone and RASL–an immersive, emotional, and delightful visual masterpiece.”
THE COMICS JOURNAL

“If Smith’s iconic BONE weren’t proof enough, TUKI resoundingly restates his status as a master cartoonist of our era…New readers will love it, and fans of BONE will delight in Smith’s return to fantasy adventure with an ensemble of idiosyncratic characters.”
BOOKLIST *STARRED* REVIEW

“Fans of classic adventure will not be disappointed… Smith (BONE) goes prehistoric in this fabulously drawn anthropological fantasy.… the characters and scenery remain consistently stunning to gaze at, page after page.” 
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

National Tour Dates:

March 2-5, 2023: Emerald City Comic-Con, Seattle, WA *Special Guest 

March 31-April 2, 2023: C2E2, Chicago, IL *Special Guest

April 21, 2023: Chicago Comics, Chicago, IL

April 22, 2023: Left Bank Books, St. Louis, MO

April 23, 2023: Tulsa, OK – Location TBD

April 24, 2023: Barnes & Noble, Amarillo, TX

April 25, 2023: Albuquerque, NM – Location TBD

April 26, 2023: Sedona Public Library c/o Cab Comics, Sedona, AZ

April 27, 2023: Vroman’s, Pasadena, CA

April 28, 2023: Atlantis Fantasyworld, Santa Cruz, CA

April 29, 2023: Flying Colors, Concord, CA

June 16-18, 2023: Heroes Con, Charlotte, NC *Special Guest

July 19-23, 2023: Comic Con International, San Diego, CA *Special Guest

September 29-October 1, 2023: Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC), Columbus, OH

October 7-8, 2023: Bedrock City Con, Houston, TX

About TUKI: Set two million years ago, when multiple species of hominids existed at the same time, this hand-drawn story follows the misadventures of a small band of early humans who controlled fire in an epoch when gods and giants were real, and Fire was taboo.

About Jeff Smith: Jeff Smith is the writer & artist of comics and graphic novels like BONE, RASL, SHAZAM: The Monster Society of Evil, ROSE and Tall Tales. Both BONE and RASL were self-published and are New York Times Bestsellers. BONE launched the current YA Graphic Novel explosion via Scholastic Books’ Graphix imprint and has won 41 national and international awards including 10 Eisner Awards and 11 Harvey Awards and has been translated into over 30 foreign languages. RASL won an Eisner for Best Graphic Novel. The webcomic version of TUKI won the National Cartoonists Award for Best Online Comic in 2014.

To request physical review copies or to schedule interviews, contact Kathleen Glosan
 e-mail:  [email protected]

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CHARLOTTE MINI-CON :: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2023 – FEATURED GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS + TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

January 11, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Special Offers, This Just In, Vintage Comics

The Charlotte Mini-Con Returns
Saturday, February 4, 2023

The Charlotte Mini-Con will return to the Grady Cole Center on February 4, 2023.

Featuring some of the ABSOLUTE BEST Vintage Comic-Book Dealers
in the country selling a wide variety of Gold, Silver, Bronze and
Modern Comic Books, as well as a small, but SPECTACULAR, Artist Alley
and Artist Annex!

Tickets are $5 in advance or FREE with the purchase of ANY HeroesCon 2023 3-Day Advance Pass!

Children 16 Years of age and under get in for FREE with a paying adult!

— THERE IS A $10 PARKING FEE AT THE GRADY COLE CENTER —
Parking fees are not included in ticket purchase

We recommend carpooling, or taking a Lyft or an Uber.
You might also consider taking advantage of the Light Rail CityLynx Gold Line.
There is a walkable stop located at CPCC: See More Info About the Gold Line Here

See a full list of Featured Guests, Artist Annex and Exhibitors on our website at:

https://www.heroesonline.com/CLT-Mini-Con/

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HEROESCON 2023 TICKETS ON SALE NOW

January 10, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Exclusives, Exclusives, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Special Offers, This Just In

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

The Heroes Convention returns to Father’s Day Weekend this June 16-18!
3-Day Advance Tickets, as well as Artist Alley Tables are on sale NOW!

For our 2023 show, we are offering TWO OPTIONS of 3-Day Advance Tickets!

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Option 1: VIP* 3-Day Advance Pass – $100

This is a NEW ticket option for our 2023 Convention, and is limited to only 300 TICKETS!

The VIP* 3-Day Advance Pass includes:

  • 30-Minute Early Entry to the Heroes Convention All Three Days
  • HeroesCon 2023 T-Shirt in Choice of Size (S-4X)
  • HeroesCon 2023 Commemorative Badge w/Lanyard
  • HeroesCon 2023 Exclusive Print
  • FREE Entry to the Charlotte Mini-Con, February 4, 2023 at the Grady Cole Center

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Option 2: 3-Day Advance Pass – $65

3-Day Advance Pass includes:

  • Saves $35 over 3 Day-Of Ticket Purchases
  • 3-Day Pass Holders will be allowed into the Heroes Convention immediately after VIP* 3-Day Pass Holders, and BEFORE Day-Of Ticket Holders All Three Days
  • FREE Entry to the Charlotte Mini-Con, February 4, 2023 at the Grady Cole Center

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Single-day tickets are only available at the door.

  • FRIDAY ONLY – $35.00
  • SATURDAY ONLY – $35.00
  • SUNDAY ONLY – $30.00

Children 16 Years of Age and Under will get in FREE with a Paying Adult.
Paying adult MUST BE PRESENT for 16 & Under FREE TICKET to be distributed. Student or State ID may be requested for children 13-16 who appear older. FREE TICKET does NOT INCLUDE any incentives.

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HEROESCON 2023 :: ARTIST ALLEY TABLE – $325

ARTIST ALLEY TABLE INCLUDES:

  • ONE – 6′ Artist Alley Table
  • TWO chairs, and TWO Artist Alley Passes for the Convention

    You may add ONE Additional Chair + Pass per table for $75.00
    Artist Alley Tables are LIMITED to TWO TABLES per Reservation

Artist Alley Tables from our 2020/2021 show that were unable to attend our 2022 Heroes Convention have transferred to the 2023 Heroes Convention.

Table space is limited and will sell out quickly, reserve your table TODAY!

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HEROESCON 2023 EXHIBITORS:
Booth spaces at the 2023 Heroes Convention are over 3/4 sold out! If you are a vendor looking to reserve a 10’x10′ or larger booth space at the 2023 Heroes Convention, please email [email protected] to get an application along with a map of available booth spaces at our 2023 show.

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HeroesCon Featured Guest Announcements, Artist Alley Table Listings, and Exhibitor Booth Listings will all be published very soon! Stay up to date by signing up for our weekly NEWSLETTER, and follow us on social media @HeroesOnline!

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HERO INITIATIVE LIMITED EDITION :: OVERSTREET PRICE GUIDE VOL. 52 – FEATURING ART BY MIKE GRELL

July 15, 2022 By: Karla Southern Category: Exclusives, Exclusives, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Special Offers, Spotlight on New Releases, Vintage Comics

Overstreet HeroInitiative Vol 52 - Grell

Hero-Initiative Limited Edition

Overstreet Volume #52

Featuring Art by Mike Grell and Tom Ziuko

Hardcover Available at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find
Starting on Wednesday, July 20th

$44.95

Please send an email to: [email protected] if you would like to reserve a copy,
or if you would like to order this item and have it shipped.

 

The following features content pulled directly from HeroInitiative.org:

[Los Angeles, California and Hunt Valley, Maryland] – Mike Grell, the prolific writer-artist who has long been associated with Green Arrow, has teamed the character with Batman and brought both of them to the cover of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #52’s exclusive Hero Initiative edition. The cover is colored by industry veteran Tom Ziuko.

Known for his early work on DC’s Legion of Super-Heroes, Grell created, wrote, and illustrated Warlord, and then his creator-owned series Starslayer and Jon Sable, Freelance. In 1987, he reinvigorated Green Arrow with the character-defining mini-series Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters and kicked off an 80-issue run on the ongoing series it spawned.

Gemstone Publishing and the Hero Initiative, the first 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to helping comic book creators in need, have teamed up every year since 2010 for the exclusive Hero Initiative limited edition of the GuideThe Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #52 goes on sale July 20, 2022.

As with past collaborations between Gemstone and Hero, this version will be available only in a special hardcover edition, limited to 500 copies. There will be no soft cover edition of this version, and it will retail for $44.95.

The Hero Initiative Edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #52 will be available at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find starting on Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

“Since we launched the Hero Initiative edition of the Guide with CBPG #40, we’ve been honored to support this great charity and their incredibly worthy cause, helping comic creators in need. We’ve also been pleased to publish some truly wonderful covers from an impressive array of artists, all of whom have turned out inspirational work on Hero’s behalf. Mike Grell is now very deservedly a member of the great roster of Guide artists, and I suspect fans will be as excited by this one as I am,” said Steve Geppi, Chairman of Geppi Family Enterprises and President and CEO of Gemstone Publishing.

“As Steve mentioned, since The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #40 in 2010, Gemstone Publishing has produced the limited edition Hero Initiative exclusive version of the Guide, and each year it has played a tremendous role in our fundraising efforts. The commitment of Steve Geppi and company to Hero has been sustained for more than a decade and has included some of the best cover artists in the business illustrating some of the greatest characters. That has clearly continued this year with Mike Grell’s distinctive take on Green Arrow and Batman,” said Jim McLauchlin, Hero Initiative’s President.

Beginning with John Romita, Jr., Klaus Janson, and Dean White on CBPG #40, and continuing with John Romita, Sr., Tom Palmer, and Dean White (#41), Matt Wagner and Ryan Brown (#42), Terry Moore and Brian Miller (#43), Herb Trimpe, Tom Palmer, and Laura Martin (#44), Dave Johnson (#45), Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund, and Tanya Horie (#46), Rob Liefeld and Ivan Nunes (#47), Joe Jusko (#48), Alan Davis (#49), Kevin Nowlan (#50), and Joseph Michael Linsner (#51), the industry’s top talent have provided covers for the Hero Initiative fundraiser edition.

The standard editions of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #51 feature Butch Guice and Brian Miller’s powerful take on Winter Soldier, Aaron Lopresti’s inspired version of the EC Horror Hosts (with its tribute to EC publisher William M. Gaines), and J.G. Jones’ beautiful flashback to the Golden Age with The Black Terror. These are available in soft cover ($34.95) and hardcover ($44.95).

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About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment. Hero is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) charity. The Hero Initiative Limited Edition Hardcover version of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #52 is scheduled to go on sale Wednesday, July 20 through the Hero Initiative web store and at a limited number of Hero affiliate retailer stores, including Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find. This version will be available in hardcover only and is limited to 500 copies. The retail price is $44.95.

About Gemstone Publishing

Best known as the home of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, Gemstone Publishing was formed by Geppi Family Enterprises Chairman Stephen A. Geppi as a conduit for his efforts in preserving and promoting the history of the comics medium. Gemstone’s product line includes The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide To Lost UniversesThe Overstreet Guide To Grading ComicsThe Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comics, and The Overstreet Price Guide To Star Wars Collectibles, among others, Gemstone also publishes Scoop, a free weekly e-newsletter which looks inside the world of pop culture with a focus on auctions, toys, comics, posters, art and anything and everything pop culture.

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