December 14, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Special Offers, Store Signings, This Just In, Uncategorized, Vintage Comics


The 2020 Charlotte Mini-Con will be a curated show focused ENTIRELY on VINTAGE COMIC DEALERS and will feature a select group of OUTSTANDING COMIC CREATORS! 
Our 2020 Show will also feature a NEW LOCATION at the WESTIN CHARLOTTE, located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte at the Stonewall Station stop of the Light Rail! 

We are happy to announce the following Artists as our Guests at the 2020 Charlotte Mini-Con:
Chuck Brown
Chris Brunner
Vic Carrabotta
Bridgit Connell
Sanford Greene
John Hairston Jr.
Dustin Harbin
Adam Hughes
Jason Latour
Rico Renzi
Budd Root
Hoyt Silva
Andy Smith
Brian Stelfreeze
Rich Tommaso
Craig Yoe

We will host a CGC Signature Series event in conjuncture with the Charlotte Mini-Con on Friday, February 7th at the Westin! 
A special VIP ticket will is available here: purchase of the $15 Friday Night VIP Ticket will also get you EARLY ADMISSION to the Charlotte Mini-Con on Saturday!

2020 Charlotte Mini-Con Exhibitor List:
(Featuring some of the BEST Vintage Comic Dealers in the Business!)
Basement Comics (Albert Stoltz)
Brett Carreras
Brewer Parker
Burke Street Comics
CBCS Comics
Chris Foss
Craig Yoe Books
David Burns
David Hinson
Dustin Lineback
Earl Shaw
Fine Print Shoppe
Gene Carpenter
Groundbreaking Comics
Hey Kids, Comics
Issues With…
Jason Hamlin
Moving Pictures Comics
Nerdy Girl Comics
New Force Comics
Nikelspot Comics
Painted Visions Comics, Cards and Games
Park Circle Comics
Rebel Base Comics & Toys
Rick Fortenberry
Ssalefish Comics
Steve Smith
Stormcrow Comics
Supah! (Joe Todd)
The Tangled Web
TNT Comics
Updog Comics
*Additional Exhibitor Announcements to follow!*

The Charlotte Mini-Con is brought to you by Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find, the same folks who put on Heroes Convention. It will be a great time for the whole family! 


(Student or State ID required for anyone 15-18 years old)

Get Your Tickets Here:

The Westin Charlotte
601 S College St, Charlotte NC 28202

Charlotte Mini-Con Hotel Rate Available HERE:

There is a paid parking deck attached to the Westin Charlotte with elevator access to the Charlotte Mini-Con on the Ground Floor of the Westin Charlotte.
Parking in the deck is currently $10.00, but rates may increase.

The Westin Charlotte is located at the Stonewall Station stop on the Charlotte LYNX Blue Line.

Utilizing the LYNX Light Rail would be an EXCELLENT solution for travel to and from the Charlotte Mini-Con!!

We encourage the use of the LYNX Light Rail, which runs from I-485/South Blvd in South Charlotte to UNC Charlotte Main in the University Area.

Parking at most of the stations outside of Uptown Charlotte is free, with LYNX fares ranging from $2.20 (K-12/62+) for a round-trip ticket, to $6.60 for one-day unlimited rides for all age groups.

While we will NOT hold a Costume Contest at the 2020 Charlotte Mini-Con, we do not discourage attendees who wish to attend in costume from doing so! Everyone is welcome!

Please be advised that there will be a weapons check at the door and that all costume props must be either wooden or plastic to comply with our weapons policy.
All replica weapons will need to be inspected and approved as a non-functional prop at the door before they will be allowed inside the Charlotte Mini-Con. No metal weaponry of any kind will be allowed. We appreciate your understanding.

(Note: We ask that you please be respectful to the artists and exhibitors at Charlotte Mini-Con when taking photos. Please ask permission before you take a photo, and do not block anyone’s set-up when taking photos. If you would like to stage a group photo, please do so outside of the convention floor. We want everyone to have a great time at our show and appreciate your help!)

Document Last Edited: December 17, 2019


HEROES 35th Anniversary variants & more available now!

September 04, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: Exclusives, HeroesCon


We have listed our HeroesCon exclusives and so much more on our Ebay store! Check it out today and get yours HeroesCon variants from the source!


HeroesCon 2015 :: Spider-Gwen Panel w/ Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez, & Rico Renzi

July 24, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, HeroesCon

We’ve just posted another HeroesCon 2015 panel video! Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez, and Rico Renzi talk Spider-Gwen with Joe Mochove and Rusty Rowley. Make sure you watch for the completely random “Mystery Questions” at the end!

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May 27, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: HeroesCon

staff_picksNo Staff Picks this week because we’ve been busy preparing for next month’s Heroes Convention! So we’re going to use this space to talk about some and tease a few of our HeroesCon Exclusives this week!
Our HeroesCon exclusive Harrow County#1 variant cover by Jason Latour is available now by clicking the image above or simply stop by the store to grab your copy! Meet Jason along with series writer Cullen Bunn and artist Tyler Crook at HeroesCon June 19-21!

We’re stopping online sales of our Mike Zeck and John Beatty Secret Wars #1 variant so we’ll have plenty left for fans at HeroesCon!
We also a few unannounced exclusives that we’ll be sharing fully very soon! You’ll need to be at HeroesCon on Friday for a few of these because they will probably be gone on Saturday!

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March 19, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Store Signings

Check out this live interview with the creators of Spider-Gwen! Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez, and Rico Renzi talk about the creation of the character and more. If you missed the Spider-Gwen Release Party, don’t miss our next event!

If you couldn’t make it, 3 copies of our limited edition The Mary Janes (Married With Sea Monsters) Face It Tiger 7″ vinyl records are being¬†listed on ebay today. Happy bidding!¬†Click here to visit our store.



February 19, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Store Signings

PrintWe’ve been getting so many questions from excited Spider-Gwen fans coming to the Release Party! It’s almost here and we’ll¬†be your one-stop shop for all things Spider-Gwen. The entire creative team for Spider-Gwen #1 (and of course Edge of Spider-Verse #2) will be on hand¬†to sign everything you purchase here plus up to 5 items you’ve brought with you. CBCS: Comic Book Certification Service will be on site if you’d like to submit your book for grading and signature certification. Married With Sea Monsters will be performing their Mary Janes songs at intervals during the signing, and¬†along with Junior Astronomers¬†playing a full set at our After Party!

We’ll keep updating this page as new stuff comes up.


  • Spider-Gwen #1 (This includes the regular cover, Heroes variant, Skottie Young variant, Anka 1:25 variant, Hughes 1:100¬†variant, and we’ll even have a few of the other store variants you’ve been seeing online right here for you!)
  • The Mary Janes – Face It Tiger 7″ white vinyl by Married With Sea Monsters
  • The Mary Janes tour shirt (Heroes exclusive magenta ink on black shirt)


  • ¬†10am – Store opens!
    (All items will be on sale at this time. The 7″ vinyl and t-shirts are limited so make sure you get here early to snag those.)
  • If you are here for the signing please let us know and we will give you a numbered wristband that will let you¬†know your place in line once¬†the signing begins.
  • 1pm-5pm – Signing
  • 9pm – Store closes
  • 9pm – Spider-Gwen After Party at Snug Harbor doors open!
  • 10pm – Married With Sea Monsters performs!


  • Will Heroes exclusives be available online? If we have anything left after Saturday they will be here and here.
    Heroes Spider-Gwen #1  variant, signed copies and more available for pre-order here!
  • How many items can we get signed?¬†¬†Creators will sign up to 5 items not purchased on Saturday at Heroes. Also, you can get in line again to get 5 more items signed if time allows.
  • How much will comics, shirts, records cost? Spider-Gwen #1 regular cover – $3.99 Variant covers – ¬†Prices TBA¬†including some Release Party specials, Face It Tiger 7″ – $20, Mary Janes T-shirt – $20
  • How many comics, shirts, records can I buy? We reserve the right to limit quantities on any of the items we are selling at the Release Party.
  • How much is the After Party? $10 ticket includes admission to Snug Harbor to see full sets from Married With Sea Monsters and Junior Astronomers and a gig poster featuring Jason Latour Spider-Gwen art. Get tix here!
    Eventbrite - HEROES SPIDER-GWEN AFTER PARTY w/ Married With Sea Monsters (THE MARY JANES), Junior Astronomers


February 04, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Store Signings

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Once again you really showed up for Charlotte MiniCon AND Second Harvest Food Bank (16,000 lbs of food!!)! Thank you so much! We’d love to hear about the great things you found and saw at the show and see your photos. Share them with us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram. Please tag them with #CLTMiniCon so everyone can find them!¬†Check out our photos from the event here!

Thanks to all our great exhibitors and creators for making Saturday such a great day!

Next up…SPIDER-GWEN #1 Release Party on Saturday, February 28th! If you can’t make it to this event, you can pre-order your Heroes exclusive Jason Latour variant right now!

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September 30, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

staff_picks rico_staff_picksRICO’S PICK ::¬†SOUTHERN BASTARDS VOL 1: HERE WAS A MAN:¬†If you haven’t been following Jason Latour and Jason Aaron’s incredible Image Comics series, here’s your chance to catch up. ¬†“Welcome to Craw County, Alabama, home of Boss BBQ, the state champion Runnin’ Rebs football team…and more bastards than you’ve ever seen. When you’re an angry old man like Earl Tubb, the only way to survive a place like this…is to carry a really big stick. COLLECTS SOUTHERN BASTARDS #1-4”



Southern Bastards :: Thanks and Photos

September 24, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Store Signings

IMG_5000smlThanks for coming out for our Southern Bastards event with Jason Aaron and Jason Latour! It was a great day and a fun time was had by all! We’ve posted a bunch of photos to show you all the fun you missed if you were unable to attend. Follow us on social media and check back here for news and updates about all the events we organize!

Boss BBQ, Sugah Jug Shirts and more are in our webstore now!
Photos my Matthew Knapik and Rico Renzi¬†‚ÄĒ at¬†Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find.




September 15, 2014 By: Seth Peagler Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks


seth_staff_picksSETH’S PICK :: EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2: When was the last time any of you saw somebody cosplay as a character who hasn’t even appeared in a published comic? I didn’t think that was even possible until now. Over the past few months I’ve seen more and more pictures of cosplayers bringing Gwen Stacy: Spider-Woman to life. That character debuts in this week’s Edge of Spider-verse #2. So why have so many fans taken to this character so quickly?

I’m sure writer Jason Latour’s twist of putting Gwen in the Spidey outfit has something to do with it. People still love Gwen, and the thought of seeing her as a hero and not a victim is a good thing for comics. While Latour does provide some clever narrative skill in this issue, I think the bigger reason so many fans are looking forward to this issue is the brilliant design work of Robbi Rodriguez. Something obviously clicked in Robbi’s design and fans immediately responded, with cosplayers appearing as the character at multiple conventions around the country. I’d be remiss to not mention that my Heroes cohort Rico Renzi provides the fine color art in this issue. Rico and Robbi are frequent collaborators, and if you’ve seen their work on Vertigo’s FBP, you know they complement each other quite well. I’ve been fortunate to see the finished product, and all three guys should take a bow for crafting a wonderful single issue of comics. Don’t be at all surprised if we don’t see a Gwen Stacy: Spider-woman series after the inevitable success of this issue.¬†spiderverse


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