HeroesCon starts tomorrow…but you can help support equality tonight

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A lot of lucky comics folks are headed to Charlotte, NC for HeroesCon which kicks off tomorrow with its usual stellar guest list, informative programming and unmatched hospitality. Unfortunately due to political machinations beyond HeroesCon’s control — or the control of the many good folks who live in NC including a bunch of my family […]

HeroesCon Interview: Evan “Doc” Shaner – Origins, “The Smiling Hero”, and the Merging of Two Very Different Worlds

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Evan “Doc” Shaner is quickly becoming one of the most sought after names in comics. After his critically acclaimed collaboration at Dynamite with Jeff Parker and Jordie Bellaire, Flash Gordon, took off, both Marvel and DC have come calling (with Convergence: Shazam! and an issue of S.H.I.E.L.D. respectively) and his very clean, meticulous and vivid […]

HeroesCon Interview with Michel Fiffe Part 2: The Possibility of Digital, Comparisons to Cerebus, and What’s to Come in COPRA

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  Continuing on from our first entry this past Friday, here is the second part of my HeroesCon interview with Michel Fiffe, creator of the self-published and much lauded action-adventure comic, COPRA. It’s funny, the way I discovered your work actually came through a friend of mine at first, as a word of mouth sort […]

HeroesCon Interview with Michel Fiffe Part 1: The Challenges/Merits of Self-Publishing and the Appeal of the Analogy

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For me, COPRA is the one of the few superhero comics that really matter. A few years ago, I was at a point where I had basically given up on everything produced within the arena of the “Big Two”. Sure, I enjoyed the occasional Grant Morrison comic when they would rear their head, but for the most part I […]

HeroesCon Interview: Tula Lotay Talks Thought Bubble, Supreme: Blue Rose, and Future Projects

Tula Lotay colors prints at HeroesCon 2015

by Harper W. Harris Certainly one of the busiest artists at HeroesCon 2015 was Tula Lotay, who has burst onto the mainstage of comic artists in the last year, working with Warren Ellis on Supreme: Blue Rose as well as the unique Vertigo title Bodies written by Si Spencer in which each issue shared four […]

HeroesCon Day 2: Lots of Cosplay and Surprising News

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My second dip into the HeroesCon pool saw that my thoughts regarding today’s possible increased attendance did indeed come to fruition, as the crowds around me intensified fairly significantly from the day previous. The pre-registration line remained very long throughout the entire day, and those who were purchasing their badge on-site found that they were […]

HeroesCon: Deconnick to End Run on Captain Marvel; Milkfed Criminal Masterminds Talk New and Upcoming Issues

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by Harper W. Harris One of the most fun and unique experiences at HeroesCon today was the Milkfed Criminal Masterminds panel, which featured Matt Fraction, Kelly Sue Deconnick, and co. discussing all their various projects while keeping the audience consistently laughing. After speaking briefly on the Charleston shooting and holding a moment of silence, they […]

Heroes Con 2014 Was So Nice That Two Couples Got Engaged

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by Alexander Añe I’ve been going to conventions for years, and the only thing that’s been the same is that one person who says, “But you really have to go to Heroes Con.” There’s always someone praising Heroes Con, and now, I am one of them.