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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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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Ladies Night: Because Women Love Comics and Games Too!

Ladies Night: Because Women Love Comics and Games Too!

Get to know your female gaming community! Heroes’ Beacon is putting on a ladies only event on August 17 at 6 pm until 9 pm.  This exclusive event is for women only to come and share their common interest in games, comics and other hobbies! As a comic and games store, we want to invite the women of Saint John out, to not only check out our store what we offer, but what Uptown SJ…

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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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Between the Panels book club kicks off with Sandman!

Between the Panels book club kicks off with Sandman!

Heroes’ Beacon will soon be home to a new bi-weekly event!  The Between the Panels book club will be meeting every other week, starting Thursday November 14th at 6PM, to discuss different graphic novel titles! This month, the club will be focusing their attention on Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes.  The book club will be discussing how a graphic novel might be reviewed compared to a traditional book and their own thoughts on…

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Ever Wonder Why We Missed Your Title?

Ever Wonder Why We Missed Your Title?

Ever come into the shop to pick up your pull list only to find a title that is on your list is missing?  Sadly it happens.  Steve and I are quick to check the shelf or do a back order to make sure you don’t miss out but the mistake has already been made.  I’d like to walk you through an average comic order so you can see behind the scenes of our system and…

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