Wish You Could Be a Better Artist? Draw!

Wish You Could Be a Better Artist? Draw!

Everyone needs a hobby. For some of us creating vibrant illustrations is the hobby of choice. It’s a great creative outlet and a way to put your vivid ideas on paper. It’s a relaxing pastime that can help relieve stress and could lead to creative opportunities down the road. That said, it can be a very personal and sometimes intimidating form of expression. You may feel your work isn’t good enough or that you are…

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Let’s talk about Riverdale. Fair warning *SPOILERS*

Let’s talk about Riverdale. Fair warning *SPOILERS*

But before we get to that, I just want to be clear that I was an Archie fan growing up. I was on Team Betty. I begged my mother every time we set foot in a grocery store for another Archie book. We had a pretty healthy and well-loved stack of them at home. So, I may have fangirled a little bit when the new Archie comic series was announced. I enjoyed Afterlife with Archie,…

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Everything Old is New Again (and Again)

Everything Old is New Again (and Again)

It’s nothing new to see a reboot or remake of a classic Hollywood film franchise. We’ve been doing it for years. For a lot of adult geeks, it can be really interesting to see some of our favorite cartoons spring back to life either as new TV shows, comics or as feature films. Nostalgia is a very marketable thing and for a number of reasons. A classic franchise can bring with it sentimental value that…

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Free Comic Book Day!

Free Comic Book Day!

May 7th is the 15th Free Comic Book Day!  The 1st Saturday in May is like Geek New Year for comic fans.  It gives you a chance to  pick up a selection of free comics as well as get in on great discounts, prize draws, cake, face painting and all sorts of fun! Check out the Free Comic Book Day website for a list of available comics. Great Discounts! Trades – 25% off Action Figures…

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Aquaman Volume 1: The Trench

Aquaman Volume 1: The Trench

While many comic fans have always laughed at the idea of Aquaman being anything more than a joke, Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis take this character in a new direction that proves he is no Joke. Between the beautiful art work by Reis and the humour and drama brought on by Johns, this is an easy book to recommend to comic fans, new and old. The story starts with Aquaman stopping by a restaurant for…

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The Importance of Pre-Orders and Subscriptions

The Importance of Pre-Orders and Subscriptions

The importance of pre-orders and subscriptions. ~By Steve Henderson At Heroes’ Beacon we place many of our orders months in advance. This applies to comic books, games, toys, statues and many other novelties. Sometimes, we are able to order up to and past the release date, but this is not always the case, especially with comic books. While games are easier than comics to get restocked, sometimes the initial wave is all we will have…

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Halloween Comic Fest

Halloween Comic Fest

Halloween Comicfest is coming up and actually falls on Halloween this year!  October 31st starting at 9am we will have limited quantities of Free Comics to give away!  The comics are great for all ages and have a spooky Halloween theme! Don’t miss out on the adventures of fan favorite characters like Batman, Doctor Strange, Donald Duck, Sabrina, Spider-Man and more! This year we will have local cosplayers Travis and Dresdin from Acacin Armouries in…

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Price adjustments to comics and trade paperbacks

Price adjustments to comics and trade paperbacks

As of January 7th, 2015 all new comics and trade paperbacks will have a price adjustment to reflect the current exchange rate. This is not an adjustment we do lightly or something we wanted to do. When Heroes’ Beacon opened in October 2013 the exchange rate on the US Dollar was 5%. An amount we felt we could fairly easily absorb. Since then the exchange rate has gone up to 18%. That amount added on…

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Between the Panels’ February book – Maus

Between the Panels’ February book – Maus

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is coming soon —  January 27th.  It is an international memorial day for the victims of the Holocaust, the genocide that resulted in the annihilation of 6 million Jews, 2 million Gypsies (Roma and Sinti), 15,000 homosexual people and millions of others by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. It’s by a mere coincidence that the Between the Panels book club chose to read Maus during this time, but reading the…

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Gifts Ideas to Celebrate 50 Years of Dr Who

Gifts Ideas to Celebrate 50 Years of Dr Who

Looking for the perfect gift ideas to help celebrate Dr. Who’s 50th Anniversary?  Looking for something to tuck under the Christmas tree for your favorite Whovian? Dr Who Talking Soft Toy Dalek  The Dalek may be the most perfect evil ever created, and on a million worlds the very name ‘Dalek’ is spoken in hushed tones as billions cower at their approach. But you don’t need to fear Underground Toys’ Talking Dalek Plushes, which bring…

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