A repeat winner. The only venue to win this category in its fairly brief history, Heroes is celebrating 25 years of carrying the best variety of comic books in Charlotte. Owner Shelton Drum hosts the annual Heroes Convention, which draws homemade Spider-Mans of all ages. He managed to keep this year's appearance of Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee organized - no easy feat considering how the 300 people in each autograph line wanted a piece of the legend's magic to take home with them. They settled for a signed photo.