Our Secret Origin
We pride ourselves on having the widest possible selection of superhero merchandise. We carry t-shirts and other products from even the most obscure heroes and villains, so obscure that the guys at Marvel and DC probably forgot they exist. Find another site out there that has more Batman and Superman gear than we do. You can’t. We scour the ends of the earth for this stuff. We have personal relationships with our suppliers, so if there’s a problem, we won’t give you the "runaround." We’ll do our best to let the manufacturer know that your Thor puffy doll has threads coming out of its head or the lead paint flavor of your pint glass doesn’t taste as it should (kidding). We ask all our suppliers to meet current safety standards, so you can be assured that our products are safe and bursting with fruit flavor.
Thanks for shopping at SuperHeroStuff.com. If you have any comments or suggestions or if you just want to complain about your job or next door neighbor, feel free to let us know and we’ll do anything we can to help. Try giving that grump next door a Green Lantern light-up ring and see if that puts a smile on his face?
Meet Our Heroes
Jon is the CEO and majority owner of the company. Having graduated top of his class with an emphasis in insane spreadsheet analyses, quantum number crunching and advanced negotiations, Jon brought his MBA/CPA venture capital skills to SuperHeroStuff.com in 2007 when he orchestrated a deal to acquire the website. He had a vision for SuperHeroStuff that it could become the de facto online retail store for comic book enthusiasts and possibly even make money for its owners (go figure). Jon’s many business savvy skills include out-of-the-box thinking, an immovable and adamant belief that workers should work because they like to and they should be thankful they have a place to go for 10 hours out of the day, his ability to negotiate special deals with vendors, and the impressive capacity to say, “the check is in the mail,” with a straight face.
Jon has an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Gonzaga University and a MBA from The Anderson School at UCLA. When he’s not working, he’s working. He has four small kids.
Favorite Hero: Superman
Head of Operations
Brian is a co-owner of the company and heads up the operations at our secret headquarters in Sinking Spring...oh shoot, guess the secrets out. He keeps the business on track by ensuring the warehouse doesn’t explode and the the employees don’t riot.
When Brian isn’t running around the office kicking chairs, knocking things over and demanding to be called He Who Knoweth, he enjoys brewing his own beer, making his own cheese and raising his flock of chickens.
He is also at least 3 issues behind on every comic he reads, so if you see him in public please try and spoil everything for him.
Favorite Hero: The Leaper
Hired on as warehouse lackey #1, Tiras quickly went from learning how to run a computer (the first he’s ever worked with outside his Radio Shack 1979 calculator, complete with red leds) to being the usurper of Brian’s position and now finds himself firmly planted upon the platinum throne of…HE WHO BUYS! That’s right; he’s now the Senior Buyer for Superherostuff.com. He is also sometimes referred to as, “He Who Buys What He Likes With Someone Else’s Card Carrying an Account Balance Bordering on the Infinite!!!”’ If you refer to him this way while rubbing his belly, you might find yourself with a friend for life. Consider him one of those My Buddy dolls from the 1980’s….but with slightly more pronounced views on music he considers atrocious.
In his off time Tiras manages to read comics enjoys movies, sci-fi, painful exercises and flashy art-rock. Not being able to read a map or figure out Twitter, Tiras fills some of discretionary time playing Street Fighter 2 on his Super NES and insists on refusing to buy a Smart Phone, afraid that it will bind itself to his cerebral cortex, forcing him to watch cable television.
Favorite Hero: Iron Man & Black Panther
Andy is SuperHeroStuff.com’s very own Catalog Manager. He makes sure that everything that all the products on our websites are complete with quality photos and accurate, informative descriptions. He personally takes all the pictures of our products and Photoshops them and makes sure all the items are properly categorized in the database and beats the living h*&% out anyone who inputs information incorrectly, like labeling a superhero Marvel t-shirt as a Dr. Seuss item. The database/inventory accountability role is incredibly important and we’re lucky to have Andy around to ensure consistency with our pictures and product information. Andy is one of our hardest workers. His goal is to break his 16 hour record from last Black Friday.
In his off time, Andy is an expert bike mechanic and avid mountain biker. He loves Disc Golf and hates bears. He plans on working with SuperHeroStuff.com until he retires. Andy also likes to collect Marvel Bowen busts and loves superhero and action movies, especially those made by Quentin Tarantino.
Favorite Hero: Captain Marvel (Genis-Vell)
Danielle is our lead Customer Service gal. If there is an angry, calcitrant, obnoxious customer from hell, Dainelle is able to talk him or her off the ledge with her self-taught communication skills of unsurpassed quality. She can literally handle anything thrown at her… including the lonely guys out there who send her stuff in the mail and call up once a week, refusing to talk to anyone but Danielle, asking the most pedantic, contrived questions just to say they talked to a cute girl that week. We would be completely lost without Danielle.
Favorite Hero: Black Widow
Nick is our lead software developer and all around IT guy that does stuff that nobody else can do, and he’s constantly reminding us that at some point in the not so distant future that he will hold the entire SuperHeroStuff.com infrastructure hostage unless we recognize him for being a superior being… like all those other IT guys that work at tech companies. His second-most used phrase is, “None of you have any business near any of the code. Now bugger off! Shoo!”
Part of Nick’s job is to evaluate all hardware and software components of SuperHeroStuff.com and to ridicule the inferior nature of the past designers and developers, reminding us that people with stone axes and pitchforks with a secondary education should never have touched a computer much less built the system we inherited. For the most part he’s right, but we enjoy being reminded of it. Regardless, we’re glad Nick is on our side, especially since he has an infinite number of config files to help us dodge tax targeting bots and Google’s red flagging spider-critters.
Favorite Hero: Dixie the Dog or Granny Berwiz
Eric has been with the company since April 2012. His responsibilities include managing our wholesale merchandise program, developing licensing and artist relations, and working with our vendors to create unique merchandise for our three major lines of business (online, conventions, wholesale). Prior to SuperHeroStuff, Eric spent 14 years in the licensed merchandise industry as sales consultant to retail stores. His client list included all sizes and types of retail stores, from small independent boutiques to international chain stores like Zumiez, Sears Canada, Marks Work Wearhouse and HMV. When Eric’s not glued to his phone or keyboard, he pursues his other passions: back country hiking, snowboarding and cycling.
Favorite Hero: Spider-Man
Jake is our creative director. He wears many hats. In this picture he is wearing a top hat. The other day I saw him wearing a trucker hat. Oh yeah, he also wears many professional hats too: graphic designer, newsletter manager, website manager and social media director. Jake is a self-taught graphic artist with a B.A. in Advertising from Temple University.
When he’s not basking in the warm glow of a computer monitor, you can find Jake skateboarding, mountain biking, enjoying mexican food or trying to figure out why Ghost Rider 3 hasn’t gone into production yet.
Favorite Hero: Ghost Rider & Ant Man (Eric O’Grady)
Casey monitors all the widgets we use to market SuperHeroStuff to the world and grow our sales. Before SuperHeroStuff, her skills for measuring performance and extracting data were honed while executing investment strategies and ensuring the compliance of U.S. nuclear missile programs. No joke! She enjoys embracing her inner (and outer) geek and her favorite superhero is Thor, who she describes as “dreamy.”
Favorite Hero: Thor
Ned is constantly reinventing our warehouse to be more efficient so that on days when we get a million orders, yours will still make it out the door in time. When Ned isn't being the bossman out in the warehouse, he enjoys throwing darts, craft beers and coaching baseball.
Favorite Hero: Batman
Brandon is our catalog writer, troubadour, and coffee maker extraordinaire. Having gone to college for a mix of creative writing, psychology, and English literature, Brandon's job is to fill the pages of SuperHeroStuff with a combination of description, sizing information, and absolute madness that gives each item a personal touch. If he isn't busy writing, he is typically running around the warehouse in a caffeine fueled frenzy looking for new items to add to the website.
After hours, Brandon can be found playing his banjo or one of his other instruments, video games, trailblazing through the Pennsylvanian wilds, watching movies, or working on his photography. That sort of explains the pacing of the descriptions, doesn't it?
Favorite Hero: Sinestro & Scarecrow