Comic book store offers sense of community

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There is a comic book store tucked away in the middle of Charlotte. There aren't many like it in Charlotte, but Heroes Aren't Hard to Find in Elizabeth offers a wide variety of books from different companies.

When you walk the store and look up, you can see Spiderman fighting Doctor Octopus.

It is big and open, and you can smell the fresh comic books that fill rows of shelves. If you look up, you can see Spiderman fighting Doctor Octopus.

"We have all kinds of comics from DC to Marvel, it all depends on what you're looking for," said Sam Johnson, 23, a cashier at the store.

Customers come to the store looking for all types of comic books.

"I have always loved the Justice League because of Wonder Woman and Batman," said Sarah Lang, 20, who was shopping at the store recently.

The store also hosts HeroesCon. It's the only comic book convention in Charlotte and brings together lovers of comic books from across the Charlotte area.

People also come to HeroesCon dressed up as their favorite comic book characters.

HeroesCon 2014 will be held June 20-22 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

"HeroesCon is the best part of this store," said customer John Hess, 17.

People come to this store not just for the comic books, but for the sense of community around it.