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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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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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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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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: HeroesArentHardToFind@gmail.com 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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TASCHEN + MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT Launches AVENGERS Vol. 1 1963–1965 – Created with photos from Shelton’s personal collection!

July 13, 2022 By: Karla Southern Category: Comics Industry, DISCUSS, Exclusives, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Special Offers, This Just In, Vintage Comics, Where Do I Start?

AVENGERS-BOOK

TASCHEN and Marvel Entertainment Announce ‘The Marvel Comics Library’;

AVENGERS Vol. 1. 1963–1965

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

Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!

Assembling the definitive Marvel Age Avengers anthology

By early 1963 the foundations of the Marvel Universe had been laid. Following the introduction of the Fantastic Four in 1961 came the amazing (Spider-Man), the astonishing (Ant-Man), the strange (Doctor, that is), the incredible (Hulk), the invincible (Iron Man) and the mighty (Thor). Still, Marvel editor in chief Stan Lee realized something was missing. “I was writing these characters and I thought it would fun to put them together in a team,” he recalled. So Lee and artist Jack Kirby assembled Iron Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Thor, and the Hulk to create the Avengers.

Right away it was clear this team was different. If the Fantastic Four were family, then the Avengers were the co-workers you didn’t choose. Not everyone got along—the Hulk fought with everyone—but working together they could defeat the baddest of Marvel’s bad guys, like Loki, Kang the Conqueror, the Masters of Evil, and Immortus. The lineup was ever changing: The Hulk departed, Captain America joined, and Ant-Man grew up to become Giant-Man. Then, remarkably, villains Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch became heroes—and Avengers—and the group’s founding members shockingly departed, leaving Captain America to lead the newly-minted heroes.

Relive the classic early adventures of Avengers Nos. 1–20 in an XXL-sized edition that’s bigger than the Hulk’s fist, weightier than Thor’s hammer, and with more extras than Iron Man’s armor. TASCHEN has attempted to create an ideal representation of these books as they were produced at the time of publication. The most pristine pedigreed comics have been cracked open and photographed for reproduction in close collaboration with Marvel and the Certified Guaranty Company. Each page has then been digitally remastered using modern retouching techniques to correct problems with the era’s inexpensive, imperfect printing—as if hot off of a world-class 1960s printing press.

Accompanying the stories are an original foreword by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and an in-depth history by the Eisner Award-winning writer Kurt Busiek that’s illustrated with original art, little-seen photographs, and rare documents. This mighty collection about Earth’s Mightiest Heroes is worthy of Tony Stark’s library—or yours.

Also available in a Collector’s Edition of 1,000 numbered copies.

The author:
Kurt Busiek
 has been writing comic books since 1982. He has written several series for Marvel, including The Avengers, and won acclaim for his work on the four-issue miniseries Marvels. In 1995 he launched his own super hero multiverse with his series Astro City.

The contributing author:
Kevin Feige, President, Marvel Studios, and Chief Creative Officer, Marvel, has been the driving creative force behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He is a hands-on producer, responsible for all 23 interconnected feature films in the MCU.

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. Avengers. Vol. 1. 1963–1965
Famous First Edition: First printing of 5,000 numbered copies
Kurt BusiekKevin FeigeStan LeeJack Kirby

Edition: English

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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 AVENGERS 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 Fantastic Four. Vol. 1. 1961–1963 and Captain America, all scheduled for release in 2022 and 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 AMAZING! The production quality is awesome. I love it!”

______

We have a few copies available for purchase in-store NOW, or you can pre-order your copy today!
Pre-Orders should be fulfilled by September 2022!

The Marvel Comics Library AVENGERS Vol. 1. 1963–1965
Hardcover, 11 x 15.6 in., 9.76 lb, 630 pages
US$ 200.00
Famous First Edition: First printing of 5,000 numbered copies

Shipping is an additional $20.00 if you are unable to pick up in store.

If you would like to Pre-Order your copy, please send an email to: HeroesArentHardToFind@gmail.com

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Also available in a Collector’s Edition of 1,000 numbered copies
Hardcover with ChromaLuxe aluminum print cover tipped into a leatherette-bound spine.
11 x 15.6 in., 15.18 lb, 630 pages, in a slipcase

Please inquire about availability.
US$ 600.00

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GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON :: ADVANCE TICKET / HEALTH & SAFETY PRE-CHECK!

November 02, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, NEWS, Now Read This!, Vintage Comics

Kid-Hero-with-MaskADVANCE TICKETS

The Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con is just days away!

In an effort to help alleviate wait times and lines, we are providing the opportunity for Advance Ticket holders to check in early, and skip the line at the Charlotte Convention Center on Saturday morning.

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Tickets:

Tickets and Health & Safety Pre-Checks will be issued in the form of a water-proof, medical-grade, hypoallergenic, Tyvec wristband which must be worn until the end of the show on Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m.

Starting on Wednesday afternoon, November 3, you can pick up your Advance Tickets/Wristbands to the Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con, and pre-check with your vaccination cards and/or negative covid tests.
Tickets and Covid Pre-Check wristbands can be collected at our store, located at 417 Pecan Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204, until Friday night, November 5 at 7 p.m.

You may not collect wristbands on behalf of anyone 13+ who is not present at the time of application. Wristbands will be applied by a member of the Heroes Staff at the time of pick-up, and must not be removed until after the show.
If you lose or remove your wristband before entry on Saturday or Sunday, you will be required to purchase a new wristband, as well as reconfirm your health & safety check.

Children 12 and under will not require a wristband for entry to the show.

Health & Safety Pre-Check:

We will accept Rapid and/or at-home Covid tests. A readable photo of your vaccination card or proof of vaccination on a smart phone or print-out will also be accepted. 

Children 13 – 18 must show proof of vaccination or a negative test result.

Children 12 and under do not need to show a proof of vaccination or a negative covid test, but will be required to wear a mask while they are inside the premise of the Charlotte Convention Center.

Per the Mecklenburg County Mask Mandate:
Everyone is required to wear a mask while inside the premises of the Charlotte Convention Center.

We look forward to seeing you all this weekend for what is sure to be a FANTASTIC SHOW!!

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UPDATE! GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON HEALTH & SAFETY MEASURES

October 06, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, Vintage Comics

UPDATE2021-CLTMCMASK-UP-VACCINE-CARD-NEG-TEST

HEALTH & SAFETY MEASURES:

We hope you are all as excited as we are for the Heroes Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con coming up this November 6-7!

After much consideration, paying close attention to state and local guidelines, and in an effort to make our event safe and enjoyable for everyone in attendance, we will be requiring masks, and proof of an authorized Covid-19 vaccination, or a valid negative test result within 72 hours of entry.

Kid-Hero-with-MaskThis includes all ticket holders, vendors, artists, and staff. This will be checked on both days of the convention, and during vendor set up on Friday, November 5. Those who cannot produce either a proof of vaccination or a negative test result will not be allowed entry to the show.

Heroes will also require all convention attendees to wear a visible mask that covers the nose and mouth while inside the premises of the Charlotte Convention Center. (Costumed attendees must also wear a visible protective mask covering the nose and mouth.) This is in accordance with the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners directive placed on 8/31/2021, which requires that masks be worn by all individuals indoors. This covers all areas of the convention center, including the entrances, concourses, convention halls, and loading docks during the event, as well as hours of set up and break down.

We ask that all attendees continue to be mindful of social distancing during this event. It is important to note that we will follow any and all updates to local Covid policies. Any updates in our policy will be immediately posted to our website and social media.

We appreciate your understanding, and look forward to a great Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con, and things getting back to normal as we head toward the 40th Anniversary of the Heroes Convention June 24-26, 2022.

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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!


2021-GSCMC-AABLOGSEE OUR ARTIST ALLEY LIST HERE**:**:
**List is subject to change

2021-GSCMC-EXHBLOGSEE OUR EXHIBITOR LIST HERE**:
**List is subject to change

 

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.

 

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 or an Artist interested in setting up, please send an email to Karla@Heroesonline.com to be added to our waiting list for space.

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BUYING AND SELLING OLD COMIC BOOKS FOR OVER 50 YEARS!

April 20, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Vintage Comics, Where Do I Start?

If you have OLD COMIC BOOKS, CALL US!

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We have been buying and selling for OVER 50 YEARS!
We provide evaluations, advice and an offer if you are looking to sell!

You owe it to yourself to get our expert evaluation before you sell!

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SHOP HEROES ON EBAY!

November 06, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: ebay, Exclusives, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Special Offers, This Just In, Vintage Comics

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FRESH ITEMS ARE ALWAYS

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Clone Wars 1

 

Star Wars-The Clone Wars #1 :: 1st Printing ::1st Ahsoka Tano :: CGC 9.6

CGC 9.6 White Pages
First appearance of Ahsoka Tano
Fresh CGC grade. You will receive the comic pictured.
This is sealed and certified by CGC, there are no returns.
 
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Thor 337 338

THOR #337 & #338 :: 1st Printings ::1st Beta Ray Bill :: Both comics CGC 9.6

Both are CGC 9.6 with White Pages
First appearance of Beta Ray Bill and the follow up conclusion.
#337 is newsstand (Cert # 3720280004), #338 is Direct sale copy (Cert #3730288887)
Fresh CGC grade. You will receive the comic pictured.
These is sealed and certified by CGC, there are no returns.

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Ultimate Fallout

Ultimate Fallout #4 :: 1st Printing ::1st Miles Morales Spider-Man :: CGC 9.8

CGC 9.8 White Pages
First appearance of Miles Morales Spider-Man
Fresh CGC grade. You will receive the comic pictured.
This is sealed and certified by CGC, there are no returns.

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