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History of the Wild Stars -- The 20-teens

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2014 marked the 30th anniversary of the first Wild Stars publication.

To celebrate, in August 2014 the Volume 2 and new paperback and hardcover editions of Volume 1 were released locally and worldwide through Amazon.com.

They are also available nationwide through your favorite comic book store:
Wild Stars Diamond ad - February 2015


Wild Stars 2: Force Majuere

Ask your local comics retailer to order a copy today!



To buy on Amazon, click any of the images above or these links to buy either the hardcover, or the Wild Stars: The Book of Circles -- Recalibrated trade paperback or Wild Stars 2: Force Majeure.

All three editions are availble locally at either Collector's Edition in North Little Rock,
or at The Comic Book Store in Little Rock.


River City Comic Expo 2015


I was invited as a featured guest of the 2015 River City Comic Expo in Little Rock on August 29th, 2015.

To see more photos of the event, click on the photo
or this link.


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I was LIVE on 96.5FM radio on
Shane Plays on Saturday, March 19, 2016

You can listen to Shane and myself discuss comics in general, my own Wild Stars comics and novels, plus my upcoming Edgar Rice Burroughs: 100 Year Art Chronology 3 book set.

Here's a link to the podcast version of the show (blog post).

And here's a link to the Direct MP3 version.

The program was replayed in California by Kryptonradio.com


Available now:

Cirsova #2
Featuring my new short story, Shark Fighter,
we currently have a limited supply of each cover of the paperback editions at both stores
.
Shark Fighter is a tale of horror beneath the deep blue sea, see if you can guess the Wild Stars connection. It's tenuous, but it is there.
For more information about this issue, visit this link.

Another Cirsova contributor mentioned my Shark Fighter story during his YouTube GeekGab podcast (visit this link).
Check it out starting at the 25 minute mark and continuing through when the host shouts:
"Stop the bus! A guy's fighting a shark!"
"Stop the bus!"
I'll take that review!
"Well written and there is a powerful emotional punch at its core."

"...not light fare, but .... meaty and gripping adventure"

"a grim sort of redemption"
Cirsova #5

The Bears of 1812

I have a new story in Cirsova Magazine #5 (Spring 2017), which is now out for sale!

My story in Cirsova #2 was Shark Fighter, a psychological horror story.
This one is a historical fantasy titled The Bears of 1812.

The Bears of 1812 features native American legend Sacagawea from the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and her involvement in the War of 1812. As I told the editor; "The stuff you'll think I made up is the stuff that really happened." There were many incredible historical events during that time, and Sacagawea's history easily weaved right into the heart of it. 

Michael Tierney -- April 5, 2017


May 23rd, 2017 update:

The online magazine Castalia House has run a series of interviews with Cirsova authors, and mine is now online here.

The interviewer, Scott Cole, asked a lot of great questions that covered not just my stories in Cirsova magazine, but also about my Wild Stars comics and books, my experiences as a comic book retailer, and about my Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology.

Speaking of which, the Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology is now live on Kickstarter and for sale here!

ERBACv2 Here's my website's page if you'd like to read more about the

Wild Stars Publishing History Summary:

Final Conqueror: January, 1972 issue of Eerie Magazine #37.

Reprinted in Dark Horse's Eerie Archives Volume 8 deluxe hardcover, August 2011.

Unedited version published in Ecstasy Oblivion magazine, Summer 1977, along with cover and art credits, plus the short horror story Hell on My Mind.

The Multiversal Scribe -- Volume One magazine, 1977. All stories and art by Michael Tierney.

Judgement Day plus art contributions, Ecstasy Oblivion magazine, Winter 1978.

Across the Distance Portfolio, 1978. Wild Stars illustrations.

Wild Stars Volume 1 #1 comic book, Collector's Edition Summer 1984. First Wild Stars comic book.

Wild Stars Portfolio One, Collector's Edition 1985.

Wild Stars Volume 2 #1 comic book, Collector's Edition Winter 1988.

Under the Wild Stars, Little Rocket Publications April 1998. Limited Edition hardcover novel. Submitted to editors in the mid-Nineties but unsold. A prequel/sequel to First Marker (see below), this novel was adapted into the comics of Wild Stars Volume 3.

Wild Stars Volume 3 #1 comic book, Little Rocket Publications July 2001.

Wild Stars Volume 3 #2 comic book, Little Rocket Publications October 2001.

Wild Stars Volume 3 #3 comic book, Little Rocket Publications January 2002.

Wild Stars Volume 3 #4 comic book, Little Rocket Publications February 2002.

Wild Stars Volume 3 #5 comic book, Little Rocket Publications March 2002.

Wild Stars Volume 3 #6 comic book, Little Rocket Publications April 2002.

Force Majeure: Prairie Bay #1 comic book, Little Rocket Publications May 2002. A future history tale of the Wild Stars.

Wild Stars Volume 3 #7 comic book, Little Rocket Publications July 2002. Triple-sized issue with 64 pages.

Wild Stars: The Book of Circles graphic novel, Little Rocket Publications January 2004. This trade paperback collects all of the Wild Stars comics, Volumes 1, 2 & 3, plus Wild Stars Portfolio One, with new material.

Nebula 71: Limited Edition hardcover novel, Little Rocket Publications 2008. Written in 1971, but never submitted to editors.

Ceobra: Limited Edition hardcover novel, Little Rocket Publications 2008. Written and submitted to editors in 1974, but not sold.

The Catalyst: Limited Edition hardcover novel, Little Rocket Publications 2008. Written and submitted in 1976, but not sold.

Wild Stars Rising: Limited Edition hardcover novel, Little Rocket Publications 2008. Written and submitted in 1976, but not sold.

Moonshadow: Limited Edition hardcover novel, Little Rocket Publications 2008. Written 1977-1978, this 108,000 word manuscript detailing the origin of the Ancient Warrior was never submitted to editors.

First Marker: Limited Edition hardcover novel, Little Rocket Publications 2008. Written and submitted in 1978-1979, but not sold. Material from this novel was adapted into the comics of Wild Stars Volumes 1 and 2.

Wild Stars: The Book of Circles -- Recalibrated hc: Little Rocket Publications Spring 2009. This hardcover combines the 2004 graphic novel with new material, previously unpublished Wild Stars comic pages, plus several other features new to this edition.

Wild Stars: The Book of Circles -- Recalibrated tpb: Little Rocket Publications Summer 2014. First trade paperback printing of the 2009 hardcover.

Wild Stars: The Book of Circles -- Recalibrated hc: Little Rocket Publications Summer 2014. 30th Anniversary Hardcover reproducing the outer and inner covers from the Volume 3 comics in color for the first time in a collected edition.

Wild Stars 2: Force Majeure tpb: Little Rocket Publications Summer 2014. The sequel to The Book of Circles graphic novel is an 83,000 prose novel wrapped around 38 pages of comics, including the 2002 Force Majeure: Prairie Bay #1 comic, along with new pages and 50 "flashback" illustrations.

Shark Fighter short story, Cirsova magazine #2, Summer 2016. Two covers in both hardcover and softcover.


Out of Print Wild Stars







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The Multiversal Scribe Magazine (1977)


Across the Distance Portfolio
(1978)


Wild Stars Volume One #1 (Summer 1984)


Wild Stars Portfolio One
(1985)


Wild Stars Volume Two #1 (Winter 1988)


Under the Wild Stars
(1998)


Wild Stars Volume Three #1
(July 2001)


Wild Stars Volume Three #2
(October 2001)


Wild Stars Volume Three #3
(January 2002)


Wild Stars Volume Three #4
(February 2002)


Wild Stars Volume Three #5
(March 2002)


Wild Stars Volume Three #6
(April 2002)


Force Majeure: Prarie Bay #1
(May 2002)


Wild Stars Volume Three #7
(July 2002 - 64 page Finale)


Wild Stars -- The Book of Circles Graphic Novel
(2004)


Wild Stars -- The Book of Circles - Recalibrated
25th Anniversary Edition
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Wild Stars: The Book of Circles - Recalbirated - 25th Anniversary Edition
Shown below are the out-of-print Wild Stars Chronicles,
a limited edition set of hardcovers released in 2008.


Top Row: Nebula 71 (written in 1971); Ceobra (1974); The Catalyst (1976); Moonshadow (1978); Wild Stars Rising (1976-77).
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Bottom Row: First Marker (1978); and the prequel/sequel to First Marker, Under the Wild Stars from 1998. These were the source material for all the Wild Stars comics.

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