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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY :: SATURDAY, MAY 6

April 26, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Free Comic Book Day, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Special Offers

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2023!
Saturday, May 6

Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find will celebrate
#FreeComicBookDay
Saturday, May 6th :: 10AM-7PM

We hope you all know that the 2023 HeroesCon is right around the corner, June 16-18 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

We’ve been working harder than ever to make this year’s HeroesCon our best yet!
There are still dozens of amazing guests to announce, Artist Alley listing to post, and MORE!
So make sure to purchase your three day passes today!

Before we get to the HeroesCon festivities, we’ll be hosting Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 6. The store will be open regular hours that day from 10am – 7pm, with a small but spectacular group of Artists joining us from 1pm-5pm doing sketches!

Artists joining us for this year’s FCBD:
Frank Antonio
John Burgin
Sanford Greene

John Hairston Jr.
Tony Harris
Mayday Trippe
Glenn Urieta


As with last year, we will have limited quantities of available on the designated free comics.

This year’s FCBD titles are:

FCBD 2023 2000 AD PRESENTS THE BEST COMIC EVER
FCBD 2023 ARCHIE HORROR PRESENTS CURSED LIBRARY
FCBD 2023 FRAZETTAVERSE #0
FCBD 2023 INVESTIGATORS ALL TIDE UP SNEAK PEEK
FCBD 2023 MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #0
FCBD 2023 PUNCH UP! PREVIEW
FCBD 2023 RANGER ACADEMY PREVIEW
FCBD 2023 RED SONJA SHE DEVIL WITH A SWORD #0
FCBD 2023 SEISMIC STORIES
FCBD 2023 SMURFS #1
FCBD 2023 STAR WARS HIGH REPUB ADVS & AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER
FCBD 2023 SWEET VALLEY TWINS TEACHERS PET SAMPLER
FCBD 2023 TOM HOLLANDS FRIGHT NIGHT #1 FCBD EDITION
FCBD 2023 UMBRELLA ACADEMY & WITCHER

If you are a reserve customer who would like to reserve any of these titles, please send an email to heroespulls@gmail.com by no later than Thursday, May 4.
We’ll do our best to fulfill each request, but please remember that quantities are very limited.

Everyone who comes into the store on that day will have the option of picking several different titles while supplies last. We’ll have staff on hand to help navigate the proceedings. As in years past, taking multiple copies of the same title will be prohibited. We’re happy to have Free Comic Book Day back again, but want to make sure we have comics for as many customers as possible. 

Free Comic Book Day will be lots of fun for everyone, and a great way to kick off HeroesCon season!

As always, we appreciate your enthusiasm and continued support!

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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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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 Karla@heroesonline.com 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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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ALL OF US AT HEROES!

December 21, 2022 By: Karla Southern Category: Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!

From Our Family To Yours,
We Wish You ALL
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

May your homes and your hearts be warm on this chilly Christmas Holiday!
We THANK YOU ALL for making our Holiday’s a little brighter!

We will CLOSE AT 5PM on
Saturday, December 24
to spend time with our Loved Ones.

We will be CLOSED on

Sunday, December 25
for the Christmas Holiday!


We will reopen for regular business hours on Monday, December 26 from 10AM-7PM.

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THE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON RETURNS! SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2023

December 16, 2022 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Vintage Comics

THE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON RETURNS
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2023

Put the date on your calendar and get the most recent updates on our website here!
https://www.heroesonline.com/CLT-Mini-Con/

Featuring some of the best comics dealers in the country, as well as a small but spectacular Artist Alley, as well as an Artist Annex featuring lots of great local creators!
#CLTMINICON

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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 IS ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR THE SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

December 07, 2022 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Second Harvest, This Just In

Heroes is collecting non-perishable food and pet food items for the Second Harvest Food Bank this Holiday Season!

Help us support Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and our hungry neighbors by making a donation? The process is fast, easy, and secure. We truly appreciate any support you can provide. It will benefit a great cause!

Did you know there are over 553,000 people in our region living at or below the poverty line?  Over 182,000 are children at risk of going hungry every day.  But each of us can make a difference with a simple donation today.

Funds are Second Harvest’s greatest need and a wonderful way to multiply your giving.  In the big picture, they are able to provide 7 pounds of food into the community for every $1 donation!  Funds help keep refrigerated trucks on the road allowing them to pick-up and distribute fresh produce, dairy and meats to over 800 partner agencies. The Food Bank can also purchase products by the pallet – securing much-needed items at great pricing.  In short, funds result in critical and healthy foods reaching more people in need.  

If you cannot make a donation at this point, help us reach our goal by sharing this page on Facebook and Twitter! Or, even better, send an e-mail to friends you think might be interested in contributing and include a link to our page!

Thanks so much for your generosity.  Together we can END Hunger!

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TASCHEN + MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 1 1961–1963 – CREATED WITH PHOTOS FROM SHELTON’S PERSONAL COLLECTION!

November 29, 2022 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Exclusives, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Special Offers, Spotlight on New Releases, This Just In, Vintage Comics

TASCHEN and Marvel Entertainment Announce ‘The Marvel Comics Library’;
Fantastic Four Vol. 1. 1961–1963

Famous First Edition: First printing of 5,000 numbered copies

In 1961 Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created The Fantastic Four—a powerhouse super hero team revolutionary for their flaws and complexity—that kicked the comic industry into high gear. This XXL volume from the Eisner Award-winning series reproduces the Four’s first 20 stories and charts how it became in Lee’s words “the world’s greatest comic magazine.”


The First Family of the Marvel Age

The ultimate collection of the world’s greatest comic magazine

Hoping to break out of a sales slump at Marvel in the early 1960s, veteran comic creators Stan Lee and Jack Kirby hit on the idea of doing a super team. Kirby, who thought superheroes were due for a revival after 15 years of being pushed aside by romance, horror, and war comics, saw it as smart business. Lee just once wanted to “do the type of story I myself would enjoy reading.” The Fantastic Four forever changed their careers, their lives, and the comic book industry.

Some of the most iconic moments in Marvel history are here, starting with Reed Richards, his girlfriend Sue Storm, his best friend Ben Grimm, and her little brother Johnny Storm crash landing their rocket after it has been hit cosmic rays and discovering they have been transformed into Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Girl, the Thing, and the Human Torch in issue No. 1. They were emotionally complex characters, who weren’t always sure whether their powers were a benefit or burden. Stories were set in New York City, not some fictional stand-in, and Marvel heroes regularly crossed over into each other’s books. The art was dynamic and the writing conversational and engaging. Lee and Kirby were like the Lennon and McCartney of comic books. Where the talents of one ended and the other began was not always clear, but together one plus one equaled three.

Collected here in an XXL-size volume are the first 20 issues reproduced from the most pristine pedigreed original comics, which were cracked open and photographed in close collaboration with Marvel and the Certified Guaranty Company.

Featured alongside the comics is an in-depth essay by acclaimed Marvel writer Mark Waid, a foreword by former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino, and original art, photographs, and other rarities. Welcome true believers to the Marvel Age of Comics.


The author

Mark Waid is a New York Times best-selling author who has written nearly two thousand comics and graphic novels over the course of his career. He has penned adventures for dozens of characters including Superman, Batman, the X-Men, Archie, and the Fantastic Four.

The contributing author

Mike Massimino, Ph.D, is a former NASA Astronaut who flew twice on the Space Shuttle to service the Hubble Space Telescope. He is a New York Times bestselling author, a Columbia University professor, an advisor at The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, a television host and expert commentator, and a motivational speaker.

The artists

Stan Lee (1922–2018) is known to millions as the man whose super heroes propelled Marvel to its preeminent position in the comic book industry. His co-creations include Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, and hundreds of others. While the Chairman Emeritus of Marvel, he was also the Chief Creative Officer of POW! Entertainment, where he created numerous new characters and stories in areas including publishing, film, TV reality, stage, documentary, and multimedia.

Jack Kirby (1917–1994) was one of comics’ most legendary and prolific artists whose notable co-creations include Captain America, Avengers, X-Men, Incredible Hulk, Ant-Man, S.H.I.E.L.D., and Thor.

Marvel Comics Library. Fantastic Four. Vol. 1. 1961–1963

Famous First Edition: First printing of 5,000 numbered copies

Mark WaidMike MassiminoStan LeeJack Kirby


ABOUT THE SERIES:

TASCHEN’s extra-large format, close in size to the original artworks, reveal startling new details in the work of Marvel’s most acclaimed artists. For each title in the series, the most pristine pedigreed comics (from the collection of our own SHELTON DRUM!) have been cracked open for reproduction in close collaboration with Marvel and the Certified Guaranty Company. Rather than recolor the original production artwork (as has been done in previous decades’ reprints of classic comics), TASCHEN has attempted to create an ideal representation of these books as they were produced at the time of publication. Beginning with high grade, top-quality comics sourced with the assistance of the CGC, super-high-resolution photographs of each page were made as printed more than half a century ago, using modern retouching techniques to correct problems with the era’s inexpensive, imperfect printing. This included improved and balanced ink densities and color matching, proper registration of the four-color printing and correction of thick/thin lines resulting from the flexible plates “smudging.” The end result is a finished product — as if hot off a world-class printing press produced without economic or time-pressure constraints – tailored for readers, fans, artists and collectors alike.

Each volume features an essay by a comic book historian alongside hundreds of photos and artifacts. The books use three different paper stocks, including an uncoated and wood-free paper exclusively developed for this series that simulates the feel of the original comics.

The first 5,000 copies of Fantastic Four Vol. 1 will be numbered and released as a ‘Famous First Edition’. The book is also available as a Collector’s Edition, limited to 1,000 copies featuring an aluminum print cover tipped into a leatherette-bound spine, foil embossing, and housed in a slipcase. Each book is individually numbered. The inaugural purchase of the Collector’s Edition entitles the collector to the selection of a personal favorite number between 1 and 1,000 on a first-come-first-serve basis. This will also secure a preemptive right to reserve a copy with the identical edition number for all forthcoming Collector’s Edition titles in ‘The Marvel Comic Library’.

The next title in ‘The Marvel Comics Library’ series will be Captain America, scheduled for release in 2023.


Shelton granted exclusive and unprecedented access to some of his most prized and beloved comics, and art, to assist in the creation of this comics tome.

“Working with TASCHEN and the CGC on these books has been an honor. The finished product FAR EXCEEDS any pre-conceived expectations I may have held! I just opened the box with the book, and I know the word might be overused, but it is FANTASTIC! The production quality is awesome. I love it!”


We have a few copies available for purchase in-store NOW, or you can order your copy to have it shipped today!

The Marvel Comics Library Fantastic Four Vol. 1. 1961–1963
Hardcover, 11 x 15.6 in., 10.48 lbs, 700 pages
US$ 200.00
Famous First Edition: First printing of 5,000 numbered copies

Shipping is an additional $25.00 if you are unable to pick up in store.

Pre-Order your copy for pick-up in our store HERE

Order your copy to be shipped HERE – Ships within the US ONLY

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