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.
New neighbors in the shopping center mean a new look for our Free Comic Book Day festivities with the same great freebies, savings, and friends, new & old! Click through for the full poster art by our former employee and good friend Michole Miller!
FREE comics, including a Ssalefish Comics exclusive variant to DC’s Year of the Villain #1, featuring the lead-ins to new stories by Scott Snyder on Justice League, Brian Michael Bendis on Action Comics & Superman, and Tom King’s Batman! Each patron will be entitled to choose eight free books from the 51 available official Free Comic Book Day options!
Come out and get the first issue of Ahoy Comics’ newest series signed by one of Greensboro’s favorite sons as Chris Giarrusso joins us for the ongoing debut of Hashtag: Danger!
Leading up the feature film reboot on April 12th and to celebrate a quarter century of Anung Un Rama, we’ll be participating in Hellboy Day, which means FREE copies of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1, buttons, bookmarks, prints, and temporary tattoos! Plus everyone that purchases a Mignola-verse title that day will be entered to win an original Hellboy commission!
We'll be co-sponsoring the return of our hometown show with the fine folks at NC Comicon and Ultimate Comics! Moving down Elm Street from last year's inaugural event, this year's festivities will expand into the Marriott Downtown Greensboro, officially located at 304 N. Greene St. tickets are just $15 for Saturday and $10 for Sunday (with kids 9 and under for FREE) and they can be purchased at Greensboro Comicon.com.
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 2018 will feature some of the most desirable exclusive items of the year, including the Donny Cates-written Marvel Knights 20th Steve McNiven sketch variant (just 500 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!
Alright poozers, charge up with your power batteries and light the way through the night to the shop as we open from 11 PM Tuesday, November 6th - 12 AM Wednesday, November 7th to usher in a new era for the ring slinger with Green Lantern #1! Grant Morrison, one of the most visionary creators in DC’s 75+ year history, takes jurisdiction over space sector 2814 with his partner Liam Sharp, and it’s certain the Corps will never be the same!
It's like Free Comic Book Day, but with even better weather! Our first HCF last year was our second biggest day of the year, and we're determined to make it even better during our sophomore effort with 25% MORE FREE Comics, our ever-appreciated Buy 2 Get 1 FREE sale on all graphic novels, statues, action figures & back issues, $1 Comics (or 20 for $10), $5 Pops (or 5 for $20), MORE visiting artists, MORE decorations and other goodies we can't talk about just yet!
Celebrate 15 years of the unparalleled creator-owned success! We'll have special poly-bagged reprints of key Walking Dead issues featuring new cover reproductions by some of comics' biggest artists! All that plus the FREE Walking Dead Day special, reprinting the Free Comic Book Day Michone, Govenor, Tyreese & Morgan short stories under one cover, Walker masks, exclusive storage boxes, & MORE!
Come out and celebrate the Caped Crusader by pick up a FREE special edition variant cover of the first issue Sean Gordon Murphy's blockbuster epic Batman White Knight and enjoy buy 2 get 1 FREE on all Batman-related graphic novels, toys, statues and standard back issues while we play Bat family material on the store screen all day!
The wedding bells are ringing in Batman #50 and there's no more appropriate time for the Dark Knight and Catwoman to tie the knot than the witching hour, so join us at midnight as we toast to the happy couple (literally, with sparking white grape juice) and be the first people to get your hands on our Joshua Middleton exclusive variants to the milestone issue!
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!