Heroes Convention was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte's Heroes Aren't Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a "must" on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from every region of the country to the Charlotte Convention Center.
Celebrate the release of the year's BEST crime comic in graphic novel form with both writer Doug Wagner & artist Nic Rummel! Rack up the coveted double-signature at the Greensboro store from 4-6 PM on Wednesday, June 20th, pick up some sweet giveaways, and participate in the #hardplacecontest contest!
With our first year in the books, we've grown by leaps and bounds and our Free Comic Book Day festivities will reflect that! FREE Comics, FREE Graphic Novels, FREE Variant Covers, Guest Artists with FREE Giveaways, FREE Raffle, FREE Cake, a storewide Buy Two Get One FREE Sale, and a pop-up store with $1 Comics Buy 10 Get 10 FREE, $8 Pops Buy Three Get One FREE, and $5 Graphic Novels Buy Four Get One FREE!
The Big Blue Boy Scout is celebrating his 80th anniversary by being the headliner in the first title from the Big Two to hit the millennium milestone! Join us, along with Chris Giarrusso and Brian Smith, as we leave the lights on and honor the Man of Steel!
It's back on! Join us as the hottest writer in comics, Donny Cates, visits BOTH Ssalefish Comics locations (Greensboro 12 - 2 PM • Winston-Salem 4 - 6 PM) on Saturday, February 17th!
Time could be up for the DC Universe and the moment we've all been waiting for over the last year and a half (or 30 years, depending where in time Dr. Manhattan is travelling) is almost upon us! Join us for an evening of contemplation as Geoff Johns & Gary Frank release the OFFICIAL SEQUEL TO WATCHMEN, the most lauded graphic novel of all time! Doomsday Clock is ticking down to #1!
Launched in 2015 as an event to promote brick & mortar stores in the same way Record Store Day had boosted the music industry, Local Comic Shop Day 2017 will feature some of the most desirable exclusive items of the year, including the Batman Hush 15th Anniversary Deluxe Hardcover with a brand-new cover by Jim Lee (just 1,000 copies available worldwide), the Power Rangers Blind Box that contains a chance for a print signed by the creators of the phenomenon, and many more!
Both Ssalefish locations will be fully stocked, but quantities on some items are extremely limited and no reservations are allowed, so plan ahead!
We're proud to be the exclusive comic book dealers of Super Famicon 2017, presented by our friends at Geeksboro Coffee & Beverage Co.! We'll be bringing along crowd favorites like the Legend of Zelda manga and Pokemon digests, but expect some higher end items like S.H.Figuarts and Real Action Heroes in addition to a few other surprises!
It's our first Halloween Comic Fest in the Gate City, so just imagine Free Comic Book Day with even more costumes, more guest artists, better weather, and more FUN! FREE comics! Visit with guest artists for FREE giveaways, including Manifest Destiny's Matthew Roberts and Beck-a-doodles' Beck Seashols! Enjoy buy 2 get 1 FREE on all graphic novels, toys and statues throughout the store! Sidewalk $1 comic sale!
In the spirit of our April Fools Day Expo, we present our Trick or Treat Comic and Toy Expo! We will host the best comic book and toy dealers in the Southeast as well as regional pop culture artists! We hope to see you this great and family-friendly pop culture event!
Join us as Harley Quinn rightfully steam-rolls the Caped Crusader to celebrate her 25th anniversary and reap the benefits! We'll be giving away the Batman Day 2017 Special #1, the Harley Quinn Day 2017 Special #1 and DC Super Hero Girls: Out of the Bottle! Find your inner Batman with one of four Dark Knight masks drawn by either Andy Kubert, Jim Lee or John Romita Jr. ! Plus coloring and activity sheets!
We'll be co-sponsoring our inaugural hometown show with the fine folks at NC Comicon and Ultimate Comics! Located at the beautiful Elm Street Center in the heart of downtown Greensboro, tickets are just $10 a day or $15 for the weekend (with kids 9 and under for FREE) and they can be purchased at Greensboro Comicon.com.
We're thrilled to join Charlotte-based artist Nic Rummel in launching his new Image Comics hard-boiled crime series, The Hard Place, at BOTH Ssalefish locations in the same day! Things will start off in Greensboro, where Nic will sign from 12 - 2 PM, then he'll head over to Camel City to sign at Ssalefish Prime from 4 - 6 PM!
Join us under the new moon as DC kicks off Rebirth's biggest event to date, spear-headed by the best-selling team of the New 52, Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo, a story 75 years in the making! Metal #1 sports a killer foil cover at no addition charge as well as cover price variants by Jim Lee, Andy Kubert and John Romita Jr.!
Commemorating what would have been his 100th birthday this August, superstar creator Shane Davis pays homage to Jack Kirby's largest contributions to the DC Universe including Orion, Darkseid and the rest of the New Gods in a jam packed special worthy of The King! And he'll be happy to sign your copy on Saturday, August 5th from 1-3 PM for FREE!
Celebrate Brian Smith's Kids Comics Award-winning graphic novel Tree Mail ("Most Epic Adventure") and the arrival of G-Man creator Chris Giarrusso as one of Comic Book City's newest residents in a day filled with sketches, autographs and sales!
We'll be the official Valiant Comics retailer during the Charlotte stop of the Vans Warped Tour at PNC Music Pavilion on Thursday, July 6th, featuring the debut of our latest exclusive variant cover to Secret Weapons #1 by Juan Jose Ryp!
You read that right! Over the Independence Day weekend, buy 1 (ONE) graphic novel, get 2 (TWO) for FREE on select hardcovers, paperbacks and even omnibuses!
We're thrilled to host comic book artist John Floyd (Gotham Knights, Birds of Prey, Rune, Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child) as he debuts his new artwork inking over Barry Kitson in the Wonder Woman & the Tasmanian Devil Special!
The Force is stronger with this one. Join us for the 3rd Annual Star Wars Festival at Hemphill Branch on Saturday, June 24th from 2pm to 4pm. We will have costumed characters and props from the Mandolorian Mercs and 501st Carolina Garrison, plus more. Also the day will be filled with Star Wars crafts, games, trivia, free give aways and Comics! Fun for all ages. Dress as your favorite Star Wars character and join the fun.
Celebrate the Princess of Power on the day after her first major motion picture release with Ssalefish Comics at BOTH of our locations! Stop in to pick up a FREE copy of the exclusive variant cover to DC Rebirth's Wonder Woman #1 or the all-ages smash DC Super Hero Girls and get decked out in the hottest bling around with FREE Amazonian tiaras and bracelets!