TUESDAY :: OCTOBER 22, 2019

THIS WEEKEND:
HEROES POP SWAP :: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26TH
IN CONJUNCTURE WITH HALLOWEEN COMICFEST!!
10AM-4PM

COMING SOON!!
LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY :: SATURDAY, NOV. 23
HEROES IS PARTICIPATING IN *LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY 2019* SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23 WITH SPECIAL GUESTS *CARTOONIST KAYFABE* HOSTS, ED PISKOR & JIM RUGG!!

HEROES IS OPEN:
MONDAY-SATURDAY: 10AM-9PM
SUNDAY: 1PM-6PM

NEW RELEASES FOR OCTOBER 23, 2019

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THIS SATURDAY!

THE 9TH ANNUAL HEROES POP SWAP returns THIS Saturday, October 26th!!

Heroes will celebrate the 9th year of our Annual "POP SWAP" on October 26th in conjuncture with HALLOWEEN COMICFEST! So, along with all the awesome goodies that our Pop-Swappers will be selling, we will also have candy and FREE Halloween Comics to give away to kids!

We welcome kids of all ages to wear their Halloween costumes and do some trick-or-treating with our vendors!

WHAT IS *POP SWAP*? Have you ever looked around your abode and thought to yourself..."I HAVE TOO MUCH STUFF!"? Do you have boxes of comics you would like to sell in order to make room for NEW comics? Would you like to sell items you’ve made? Do you have too many toys, records, posters, statues, etc...taking up space in your home? Then the POP SWAP is for YOU! The Pop Swap is our Annual "Yard Sale/Swap-Meet" where we allow our customers to reserve tables and bring their own items to sell!

The event runs from 10am-6pm on the last Saturday in October each year! We still have a few 6' tables available if you would like to set up! Space is limited, so please let us know what you are selling.  Once we have reviewed your application, we will contact you for payment! 

Pop Swap Form - 2019 copy CLICK APPLICATION TO DOWNLOAD • This event is intended for the benefit of our customers and community members. Please, no convention dealers/retailers.

• 6’ tables are $50. We will contact you for payment once your application has been accepted.

• We will provide tables, if you require a chair, please bring your own.

• Set up starts at 9AM. Please plan to stay until at least 4PM but you are welcome to stay later if things are going well for you!

• Heroes Pop Swap does not allow bootleg or counterfeit materials of any kind.

• We are proud of our family-friendly reputation and strongly discourage adult materials of any kind.

• We reserve the right to eject anyone who violates our policies, without refund, at our discretion.

Heroes Head Honcho Shelton Drum on the creation of the Heroes Pop Swap from 2011:

Heroes Pop Swap is an idea that I had on the way back from a recent road trip.

Before the Heroes Convention and the Charlotte Mini-Con and even the Heroes store, local comics fans would gather and trade comics and talk about our hobby.

It was usually something like a sidewalk sale put together by a local bookstore and/or newsstand. I remember going to similar events in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Raleigh and the famous Murray Brothers’ backyard and basement gatherings in Durham during the latter half of the 70’s.

None of us “old-timers” were official deBridgit Heroes Heads - Sheltonalers yet. None of us had stores. We just shared a common interest in collecting as well as buying and selling comic books and related stuff.

We thought we’d try to bring back that feeling from those events with the Heroes Pop Swap: Charlotte’s Pop Culture Swap Meet.

For a nominal fee anyone can reserve space and sell items from their personal collection to other fans who are sure to give that item a good home.

We are also encouraging local artists and artisans to come and sell their art, pop-culture related crafts and comics. There will be no professional dealers. Professional will be defined by me personally. If you buy and sell comics regularly either at conventions or online you will be excluded from setting up, but I encourage you to come shop!

I anticipate a lot cool items being offered. We want to limit this event to local creators and comics and pop culture enthusiasts who have interesting items from their personal collections that they are willing to sell and self-produced comics and related products. People who are purchasing space are encouraged not only to bring comics but any items falling under the pop culture umbrella. That could be toys, games, music, movies and more.

Since this event is so close to Halloween don’t be afraid to come in costume. Trick or treating will be part of our advertising for this event, please consider bringing a treat of some sort for the kids (candy, button, stickers, comics etc..). We think this will be a fun event for everyone involved and if it is successful we’d like to make it something we do few times a year.

Thanks! I look forward to bringing back some of the “old school!” - Shelton Drum

RESERVE-REVIEW
In a few months, Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find will celebrate our 40th Anniversary. For the majority of our four decades, Heroes’ founder Shelton Drum has utilized a reserve system to make sure our regular customers secure the comics they want.

As we wind down 2019 and approach this Heroes milestone, we want to take the opportunity to remind you what it means to be a reserve customer, and what that commitment entails. The process of ordering new comics is far from an exact science. Even though we spend countless hours working to tighten our numbers, it’s common for us to accumulate hundreds of dollars worth of unsold comics from cancelled reserve customers each week. In other words, even if our order numbers are perfect, we still lose money every week because of delinquent reserve customers. 

The comics we stock are non-returnable. We don’t receive refunds from our distributor for comics that don’t sell. Back in the early decades of Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find, purchasing books with cover prices of 35-75 cents wasn’t such a huge risk, but in an era where cover prices range anywhere from $4.99 - $9.99, unsold product can mean a death sentence for many comic shops. 

The Reserve System:

  • As a reserve customer, you must have 10 or more regular monthly titles on your reserve list to qualify for the discount of 10% on new comics. Mini series and one shots do not count toward your 10 titles. You must purchase everything in your reserve bag when you check out in order to qualify for the discount. If you do not purchase all the items in your reserve bag when you check out, you will not receive the discount.
  • Trade paperbacks and hardcovers will not be held in your reserve bag unless they are from a Previews order or a  special ordered item.
  • Back issues cannot be held in your reserve bag. Your reserve bag is not a place to store books for possible purchase at a later date. 
  • We expect every reserve customer to stop by and pick up their reserved comics at least once a month. If we do not see or hear from you by the end of each month, we will attempt to contact you via phone or email. We reserve the right to cancel a customer’s bag at any time after that month, at our discretion. If you will be out of town for a period of time and will be unable to collect your reserve for a period of time longer than one month, simply let us know and we will save your books for you. If you are moving out of town, simply let us know so that we can cancel your bag before months worth of books accumulate and cost us money.
  • Your reserve list should be used for comics you are fully committed to purchasing month in and month out. If we repeatedly observe you putting certain books from your reserve bag back on the rack, we will assume that you are not committed to that title and will remove it from your list. 

We order comics 2 - 4 months before they become available for sale. If there is an increased number of people who add a specific title to their list after the initial order is placed (i.e. House of X and Powers of X), we cannot always guarantee that every request will be filled.

We will honor orders based on when a title was added to a customer’s list, or when the request was received. You can update your reserve list in the store, or by emailing Elias@heroesonline.com.

Utilizing the PREVIEWS Catalog:

It is important to remember that Previews orders are an excellent way to ensure that you will receive a book that you want. Previews orders are due at the same time we place our initial order, which is usually the third week of each month. Placing a Previews order is the best way for you to secure an issue that you want to try, but not yet ready to add to your reserve list. This is also how to secure a trade paperback or hardcover that you’re afraid might sell out before you make it to the store. (Plus Previews is full of Statues, Action-Figures and other items that you can order!)

Calling to reserve a book on the week it is released (or the night before) is NOT a guarantee that you will receive that book. If it’s not already on your list, that request will only be honored based on availability. We will honor requests based on when we receive them. If you already have a book on your list or placed a Previews order, you will be at the top of the list to receive it.

We reserve the right to limit quantities on any item, and make those decisions at our own discretion.

It’s important to remember that you can help yourselves by staying plugged in to what titles are on your reserve list, and by giving yourself a few minutes to flip through each month’s new Previews catalog at the front of the store. We understand that not everyone wants to do the ‘work’ of paying close attention to these things, and that many people simply enjoy coming in and being surprised by new books on the shelves. As comic fans ourselves, we enjoy that too. There will always be great new books available each week that you weren’t aware even existed. 

We are in the business of selling comics, and we rely on observable data to help us do that. We will not order a book with the hope that an extra 25 - 100 people might show up to buy copies. Those are hypothetical sales at best, and we can’t operate a business on those. Staying up to date with your reserve list is your responsibility and burden. We will maintain it to your specifications, but we can’t speculate on whether or not you will want every new relaunch of a title just because you’ve read a similar title in the past. It’s up to you to know what is on your reserve list, to know what upcoming books you might be interested in, and to know what is in your reserve bag. 

With next year being our 40th Anniversary, we know we wouldn’t have reached this marker without our loyal customer base. The comics industry has changed in innumerable ways since Shelton first opened the doors to Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find. There really are comics for everyone of every age and background right now, which is something we love about the state of today’s comics.  Now more than ever there are countless new titles, relaunches, mini series, and one shots being published each week. There is also a wider array of both critically acclaimed comics and an explosion of speculative buyers to navigate in today’s industry. You can help us by regularly updating and purchasing your reserve bag, and by utilizing the Previews catalog each month to make sure you get the comics you want.  We appreciate you sticking with us and helping us continue to fine tune our operations as we enter a celebratory year for us at Heroes.





Thank you once again to all the amazing creators, exhibitors, vendors, and fans for another great Heroes Convention! Thanks to all the "Heroes Sidekicks" who made it possible for our tiny staff to pull off such a large show! We couldn’t do it without you! Mark your calendars for HeroesCon 2020, we’ll see you June 19-21!
HEROESCON 2020 GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING SOON!
SEE THE 2019 GUEST LIST HERE!



BOOKS SHIPPING THE WEEK OF: OCTOBER 23, 2019

40 DAYS DANS LE DESERT B HC EXP ED | 44.99

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE LETHAL PROTECTORS #03 AC | 3.99

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE LETHAL PROTECTORS #03 CONNECTING VAR AC | 3.99

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE VS DEADPOOL #01 3RD PTG VAR AC | 3.99

ACTION COMICS #1016 VAR ED YOTV | 3.99

ACTION COMICS #1016 YOTV | 3.99

ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE TP | 9.99

AGENTS OF ATLAS #03 | 3.99

ALIENS RESCUE #04 CVR A | 3.99

ALIENS RESCUE #04 CVR B | 3.99

ALISON HER ROCK AWESOME ROBOT GN | 19.99

AMAZING MARY JANE #01 | 3.99

AMAZING MARY JANE #01 ARTGERM VAR | 3.99

AMAZING MARY JANE #01 BLANK VAR | 3.99

AMAZING MARY JANE #01 RUD 1:10 VAR | *

AMAZING MARY JANE #01 GOMEZ 1:25 VAR | *

AMAZING MARY JANE #01 PAREL 1:50 VAR | *

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #32 AC | 3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #32 ART ADAMS 8 PART CONNECTING | 3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #32 ASRAR MARY JANE VAR | 3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY NICK SPENCER TP VOL 05 BEHIND SCENES | 19.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FULL CIRCLE #01 | 9.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FULL CIRCLE #01 BLANK VAR | 9.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FULL CIRCLE #01 SPROUSE VAR | 9.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FULL CIRCLE #01 SMALLWOOD 1:25 VAR | *

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FULL CIRCLE #01 ALLRED 1:50 VAR | *

AMERICAN CARNAGE TP | 19.99

ANGEL #06 CVR A MAIN PANOSIAN | 3.99

ANGEL #06 CVR B CONNECTING MONTES VAR | 3.99

ANGEL #06 CVR C PREORDER BUONCRISTIANO | 3.99

ANGEL #06 FOC BAYLISS HUMAN VAR | 3.99

AQUAMAN ANNUAL #02 | 4.99

ARCHIE GIANT COMICS HOP GN | 9.99

ARCHIE VARSITY ED HC VOL 02 | 29.99

ARCHIE VS PREDATOR 2 #03 CVR A HACK | 3.99

ARCHIE VS PREDATOR 2 #03 CVR B BRAGA | 3.99

ARCHIE VS PREDATOR 2 #03 CVR C HESTER | 3.99

ARCHIE VS PREDATOR 2 #03 CVR D IGLE | 3.99

ARCHIE VS PREDATOR 2 #03 CVR E JARRELL | 3.99

ARCHIE VS PREDATOR 2 #03 CVR F KENNEDY | 3.99

ASCENDER #06 | 3.99

ASCENDER TP VOL 01 | 9.99

AVENGERS #25 | 3.99

AVENGERS #25 ALEX ROSS MARVELS 25TH VAR | 3.99

AVENGERS #25 ANACLETO MARY JANE VAR | 3.99

B&V FRIENDS FOREVER SUPERNATURAL #01 | 2.99

BAD RECEPTION #03 | 3.99

BATGIRL #40 VAR ED YOTV | 3.99

BATGIRL #40 YOTV | 3.99

BATMAN BEYOND #37 | 3.99

BATMAN BEYOND #37 VAR ED | 3.99

BATMAN CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT #04 | 4.99

BATMAN CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT #04 VAR ED | 4.99

BATMAN SUPERMAN #03 | 3.99

BATMAN SUPERMAN #03 VAR ED | 3.99

BEYOND THE DEMON THE SEA ONESHOT | 3.99

BLACK ADAM YEAR OF THE VILLAIN #01 | 4.99

BLACK CANARY IGNITE TP DC ZOOM | 9.99

BLACK CAT #04 2ND PTG VAR | 3.99

BOOKS OF MAGIC #13 | 3.99

COMIC QUESTS KNIGHTS CLUB MESSAGE OF DESTINY | 9.99

CONTAGION #04 | 3.99

CONTAGION #04 BROWNE VAR | 3.99

COSMOKNIGHTS TP VOL 01 | 19.99

COUNT CROWLEY RELUCTANT MONSTER HUNTER #01 | 3.99

CRIMINAL #09 | 3.99

DAREDEVIL EPIC COLLECTION TP WOMAN CALLED WIDOW | 39.99

DARK COLLECTION GN #01 | 6.99

DETECTIVE COMICS #1014 CARD STOCK VAR ED YOTV | 4.99

DETECTIVE COMICS #1014 YOTV | 3.99

DIAL H #08 | 3.99

DOCTOR MIRAGE #03 CVR A TAN | 3.99

DOCTOR MIRAGE #03 CVR B ALLEN | 3.99

DOCTOR MIRAGE #03 CVR C FERRY | 3.99

DOCTOR STRANGE EPIC COLLECTION TP TRIUMPH AND TORMENT | 39.99

DOG DAYS OF SNAKE PIT TP | 25.00

DOLLAR COMICS SWAMP THING #01 | 1.00

FEARLESS #04 | 4.99

FEARLESS #04 FRISON CONNECTING | 4.99

FLASH #81 YOTV | 3.99

FLASH #81 YOTV VAR ED | 3.99

FOWL LANGUAGE TP WINGING IT | 14.99

FUTURE FIGHT FIRSTS LUNA SNOW #01 | 4.99

FUTURE FIGHT FIRSTS LUNA SNOW #01 COAX VAR | 4.99

FUTURE FIGHT FIRSTS LUNA SNOW #01 TEKEDA AVENGERS VAR | 4.99

GAIJIN AMERICAN PRISONER OF WAR GN | 14.99

GHOST-SPIDER #03 | 3.99

GHOST-SPIDER #03 DAUTERMAN MARY | 3.99

GI JOE #02 CVR A EVENHUIS | 3.99

GI JOE #02 10 COPY INCV MOLINE | *

GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO TP VOL 23 | 17.99

GRAMERCY PARK HC | 19.99

HELLBOY AND THE BPRD SATURN RETURNS #03 | 3.99

HEX WIVES TP | 16.99

HG WELLS THE ISLAND OF DR MOREAU #2 10 COPY INCV | *

HORDE HC GN | 19.99

HOUSE OF X #05 2ND PTG LARRAZ VAR | 4.99

ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #27 | 24.99

IMMORTAL HULK #25 | 5.99

IMMORTAL HULK #25 ANKA MARY JANE VAR | 5.99

IMMORTAL HULK #25 BENNETT VAR | 5.99

IMMORTAL HULK #25 MCGUINNESS 1:25 VAR | *

IMMORTAL HULK #25 SORRENTINO 1:25 VAR | *

IMMORTAL HULK #25 LIM 1:50 VAR | *

IMMORTAL HULK #25 COLAN NEBRES 1:100 HIDDEN GEM VAR | *

IMMORTAL HULK DIRECTORS CUT #06 | 4.99

INCREDIBLE HULK #01 FACSIMILE EDITION | 3.99

INVISIBLE KINGDOM TP VOL 01 | 19.99

JIM HENSON POWER OF DARK CRYSTAL TP VOL 02 | 16.99

JOURNEY STAR WARS RISE SKYWALKER ALLEGIANCE #03 | 3.99

JOURNEY STAR WARS RISE SKYWALKER ALLEGIANCE #03 MCKONE VAR | 3.99

JOURNEY STAR WARS RISE SKYWALKER ALLEGIANCE #03 1:10 MOVIE VAR | *

JOURNEY TO STAR WARS RISE SKYWALKER SPARK IS RESISTANCE HC | 16.99

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #16 VAR ED | 3.99

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #16 YOTV | 3.99

KING THOR #01 2ND PTG RIBIC VAR | 3.99

KING THOR #02 | 3.99

LA FAUNE DE MARS MARTIAN WILDLIFE HC | 44.99

LE MAJOR HC EXP ED | 46.99

MARAUDERS #01 DX | 4.99

MARAUDERS #01 BAGLEY EVERY MUTANT EVER VAR DX | 4.99

MARAUDERS #01 DAUTERMAN RED QUEEN VAR | 4.99

MARAUDERS #01 KUDER YOUNG GUNS VAR DX | 4.99

MARAUDERS #01 MULLER DESIGN 1:10 VAR DX | *

MARAUDERS #01 PHILIP TAN 1:25 VAR DX | *

MARAUDERS #01 NAUCK 1:50 VAR DX | *

MARAUDERS #01 LEONARDI HIDDEN GEM 1:100 VAR DX | *

MARTIAN MANHUNTER #09 | 3.99

MARTIAN MANHUNTER #09 VAR ED | 3.99

MARVEL ACTION AVENGERS TP BOOK 02 RUBY EGRESS | 9.99

MARVEL ACTION SPIDER-MAN #10 CVR A TINTO | 3.99

MARVEL ACTION SPIDER-MAN #10 10 COPY INCV MEYERS | *

MIDDLEWEST #12 | 3.99

MONDAY FATALITY MANDAGR ONESHOT | 3.99

MONEY SHOT #01 CVR A ISAACS | 3.99

MONEY SHOT #01 CVR B GOODEN | 3.99

MUTANT X COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 02 | 39.99

MY DOG IVY #01 | 5.00

NANCY DREW HARDY BOYS TP MYSTERY MISSING ADULTS | 12.99

NAOMI SEASON ONE HC | 19.99

OMNI #03 | 3.99

PEANUTS PAPERS CHARLIE BROWN SNOOPY & MEANING OF LIFE | 24.95

PLEADING WITH STARS GN | 19.95

POWERS OF X #03 3RD PTG SHALVEY VAR | 4.99

POWERS OF X #04 3RD PTG CHALVEY VAR | 4.99

PRETTY VIOLENT #03 | 3.99

PUNISHER KILL KREW #04 | 3.99

RED HOOD OUTLAW #39 VAR ED YOTV | 3.99

RED HOOD OUTLAW #39 YOTV | 3.99

RED SONJA VAMPIRELLA BETTY VERONICA #06 CVR A DALTON | 3.99

RED SONJA VAMPIRELLA BETTY VERONICA #06 CVR B HACK | 3.99

RED SONJA VAMPIRELLA BETTY VERONICA #06 CVR C BRAGA | 3.99

RED SONJA VAMPIRELLA BETTY VERONICA #06 CVR D PARENT | 3.99

RED SONJA VAMPIRELLA BETTY VERONICA #06 CVR E STAGGS | 3.99

REJECTED DEAD GIRL ONE SHOT | 3.99

RESONANT #04 | 3.99

SAVAGE DRAGON #246 | 3.99

SCREWBALL CARTOONISTS WHO MADE FUNNIES FUNNY HC | 59.99

SECOND COMING #04 | 3.99

SECRET LIFE OF PETS VOL 2 #01 | 3.99

SERA & ROYAL STARS #04 | 3.99

SHARKEY BOUNTY HUNTER #06 CVR A BIANCHI | 3.99

SHARKEY BOUNTY HUNTER #06 CVR C COIPEL | 3.99

SILVER SURFER BLACK #04 2ND PTG MOORE VAR | 3.99

SOMETHING IS KILLING CHILDREN #02 2ND PTG | 3.99

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #22 CVR A JAMPOLE | 3.99

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #22 CVR B SKELLY | 3.99

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #22 10 COPY | *

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG TANGLE & WHISPER #03 CVR A STANLEY | 3.99

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG TANGLE & WHISPER #03 CVR B FOURDRAI | 3.99

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG TANGLE & WHISPER #03 10 COPY INCV | *

SPIDER-MAN #01 2ND PTG COIPEL VAR | 4.99

SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY TP | 24.99

STAR WARS #73 | 3.99

STAR WARS ADVENTURES RETURN TO VADERS CASTEL #04 CVR A FANCAVILLA | 3.99

STAR WARS ADVENTURES RETURN TO VADERS CASTEL #04 CVR B BALDAR | 3.99

STAR WARS CREATURES BIG & SMALL GALACTIC BASIC ED | 10.99

STAR WARS GALAXYS EDGE TP | 15.99

STAR WARS RETURN OF JEDI GN ADAPTATION TP | 9.99

STAR WARS SKYWALKER SAGA HC | 29.99

STARR CONSPIRACY HC | 24.95

STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING #33 CVR A PENA | 3.99

STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING #33 CVR B PREORDER | 3.99

STRIKEFORCE #02 | 3.99

SUPER SONS BOOK 02 THE FOXGLOVE MISSION TP DC ZOOM | 9.99

SWAMP THING GIANT #01 | 4.99

TEEN TITANS TP VOL 02 TURN IT UP | 16.99

TERRIFICS #21 VAR ED YOTV | 3.99

TERRIFICS #21 YOTV | 3.99

TIMELYS GREATEST HC GOLDEN AGE SIMON & KIRBY OMNIBUS DM VAR | 150.00

TOMMY GUN WIZARDS #03 CVR A WARD | 3.99

TOMMY GUN WIZARDS #03 CVR B BERTRAM | 3.99

TONY STARK IRON MAN #17 | 3.99

TONY STARK IRON MAN #17 RAHZZAH MARY JANE VAR | 3.99

TOWER IN THE SEA GN | 12.99

TRUE BELIEVERS X-MEN APOCALYPSE #01 | 1.00

TRUE BELIEVERS X-MEN KWANNON #01 | 1.00

VALKYRIE JANE FOSTER #04 | 3.99

VALKYRIE JANE FOSTER #04 LUPACCHINO MARY JANE VAR | 3.99

WONDER WOMAN #81 VAR ED YOTV | 3.99

WONDER WOMAN #81 YOTV | 3.99

WONDER WOMAN CHRONICLES OF AMAZON PRINCESS BOXED SET | 20.00

WONDER WOMAN HC VOL 01 THE JUST WAR | 24.99

WORLD OF READING LEVEL 2 STAR WARS ORDER VILLIANS | 4.99

WORLD OF READING LEVEL 2 STAR WARS RESISTANCE HERO | 4.99

WRITE YOUR OWN MARVEL TP | 14.99

YOU ARE OBSOLETE #02 | 3.99


 

* limited quantities, check for availability