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SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, April 27th, 2016

***MARVEL COMICS***

A YEAR OF MARVELS AMAZING #1
ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #7
ALL NEW WOLVERINE #7
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11
ANGELA QUEEN OF HEL #7
ANDY KING OF HECK #NONE
AVENGERS STANDOFF ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL OMEGA #1 REG & LIM VAR
CARNAGE #7
DAREDEVIL #6 REGULAR & MULTIPLE LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
DOCTOR STRANGE #7 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
DOCTOR STRANGE LAST DAYS OF MAGIC #1
DRAX #6 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
GUIDE TO MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE IRON MAN THOR DARK WORLD #1
INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN #2 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #2
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #6
MS MARVEL #6 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
OLD MAN LOGAN #5 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
PATSY WALKER HELLCAT #5
SPIDER-MAN #2 PICHELLI 2nd PRINT VARIANT
SPIDER-MAN #3
SPIDERWOMAN #6 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
SPIDEY #5
SQUADRON SUPREME #6 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
STAR WARS #18 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
STAR-LORD #6
ULTIMATES #6 REGULAR & LIMITED WARD VARIANT
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #7 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
VENOM SPACE KNIGHT #6
X-MEN WORST X-MAN EVER #3

***DC COMICS***

ART OPS #7
BATGIRL #51
BATMAN #51 REGULAR & ROMITA VARIANT
BATMAN 66 NEETS THE MAN FROM UNCLE #5
BLACK CANARY #6
CYBORG #10 REGULAR & ROMITA VARIANT
DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #4 REGULAR & MULTIPLE LIMITED VAR EDS
DEATHSTROKE #17 REGULAR & ROMITA VARIANT
GRAYSON #19 REGULAR & ROMITA VARIANT
HARLEY QUINN #27 REGULAR & ROMITA & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
JACKED #6
JUSTICE LEAGUE #49 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
JUSTICE LEAGUE 3001 #11
LAST GANG IN TOWN #5
OMEGA MEN #11
OUTCAST KIRKMAN & AZACETA #18
OVER THE GARDEN WALL ONGOING #1
PATHFINDER HOLLOW MOUNTAIN #6
SECRET SIX #13
SINESTRO #22 REGULAR & ROMITA VARIANT
SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED DEADSHOT KATANA #4
SUICIDERS KING OF HELLA #2
SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #28 REGULAR & ROMITA VARIANT
TEEN TITANS #19 REGULAR & ROMITA VARIANT
WE ARE ROBIN #11 REGULAR & ROMITA VARIANT

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

3 DEVILS #2
ALIENS DEFIANCE #1
ARHIAN HEAD HUNTRESS #1
ASTRIA #1
CONAN THE AVENGERS #25
CREEPY COMICS #23
DISNEY DARKWING DUCK #1
DREAM POLICE #9
FAITH #4
GFT SATANS HOLLOW #2
GHOSTBUSTERS INTERNATIONAL #4
IMAGE PLUS #1 WALKING DEAD HERES NEGAN PART ONE
IMPERIUM #15
INDEPENDENCE DAY #2
INJECTION #9
INSEXTS #5
IRWIN ALLEN LOST IN SPACE #2
LADY DEATH CHAOS RULES #1
LOW #13
MARS ATTACKS OCCUPATION #2
MICRONAUTS #1
PEANUTS VOL. 2 #32
POPEYE CLASSICS #45
POSTAL #12
RICK & MORTY #13
ROCHE LIMITE MONADIC #2
SAGA #36
SEX CRIMINALS #15
SONIC UNIVERSE #84
STRANGE FRUIT #3
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE #1 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
STREET FIGHTER X GI JOE #3
SUPERZERO #5
TMNT ONGOING #57
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE #52 REG & LIM VAR EDS
TRANSFORMERS SINS OF THE WRECKERS #4 REGULAR & LIMITED VAR EDS
VELVET #14
VIKINGS #1
WYNONNA EARP #3
X-FILES #1

***MISCELLANEOUS***

CARNAGE VOL. 1 THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY RPB
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED BEN HUR TPB
COMICS REVUE PRESENTS APRIL 2016
DC COMICS DARK HORSE ALIENS TPB
DOCTOR STRANGE VOL. 1 WAY OF WEIRD PREMIERE HC
DOCTOR WHO ADVENTURES MAGAZINE #12 & 13
GAME TRADE MAGAZINE #195
LIL ABNER THE COMPLETE DAILIES AND COLOR SUNDAYS
PREVIEWS #332 MAY 2016
UNCLE SCROOGE TIMELESS TALES VOL. 1 HC
WALKING DEAD MAGAZINE #15 WALKER STALKER EXCLUSIVE



SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20th 2016

***MARVEL COMICS***

ALL NEW HAWKEYE #6
ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #7 REGULAR & LIMITED BRIGMAN VARIANT EDS
CAPTAIN AMERICA ROAD TO WAR #1
CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #8 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDS
CAPTAIN MARVEL REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
DARK TOWER DRAWING OF THREE BITTER MEDICINE #1
DEADPOOL #10 REGULAR & KOBLISH & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
DEADPOOL MERCS FOR MONEY #3 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #8 RAMOS 2nd PRINT VARIANT
EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #9
HOWARD THE DUCK #6
HYPERION #2
KARNAK #3
MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #7
MIGHTY THOR #6
NEW AVENGERS #10
NOVA #6
OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN #4
POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #3 REGULAR & LIMITED GRANT VARIANT EDS
SILK #7 REGULAR & MULTIPLE LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
SPIDERMAN DEADPOOL #1 McGUINNESS 4th PRINT VARIANT
SPIDERMAN DEADPOOL #2 McGUINNESS 3rd PRINT VARIANT
SPIDERMAN DEADPOOL #4
STARBRAND AND NIGHTMASK #5
TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #5
UNCANNY AVENGERS #7
UNCANNY INHUMANS #7

***DC COMICS***

ACTION COMICS #51 SUPER LEAGUE -- REGULAR & ROMITA VARIANT
AQUAMAN #51 REGULAR & ROMITA VARIANT
ASTRO CITY #34
CLEAN ROOM #7
DC COMICS ESSENTIALS JLA #1
DOCTOR FATE #11
FLASH #50 REGULAR & VARIANT
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FIVE #8
LEGENDS OF TOMORROW #2
LUCIFER #5
MARTIAN MANHUNTER #11 REGULAR & ROMITA VARIANT
POISON IVY CYCLE OF LIFE AND DEATH #4
RED THORN #6
ROBIN SON OF BATMAN #11 REGULAR & ROMITA VARIANT
SUPERMAN AMERICA ALIEN #6
SUPERMAN LOIS AND CLARK #7 REGULAR & ROMITA VARIANT
TEEN TITANS GO #15
TITANS HUNT #7 REGULAR & ROMITA VARIANT
WONDER WOMAN #51 REGULAR & ROMITA VARIANT

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

ADVENTURE TIME ICE KING #4
BACK TOT HE FUTURE #7
BEE AND PUPPYCAT #11
BLACK EYED KIDS #1
BLOOSHOT REBORM #12
BPRD HELL ON EARTH #140
BTVS SEASON 10 #26
CHEW DEMON CHICKEN POYO #1
CRIMINAL 10th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION
CRY HAVOC #4
DARK HORSE PRESENTS #21
DARK SOULS #1
DEJAH THORIS #1 HACK 2nd PRINT VARIANT
DEPT. H #1
DIRK GENTLY A SPOON TOO SHORT #3
DISNEY PRINCESS #2
DIVINITY II #1
DOCTOR WHO 11th YEAR TWO #8
DCOTOR WHO 4th #2
DONALD DUCK #12
DRAGON AGE MAGEKILLER #5
EAST OF WEST #25
FIX #1
FROM UNDER MOUNTAINS #6
GFT ESCAPE FROM MONSTER ISLAND #3
HUCK #6
INVINCIBLE #127
JAMES BOND #6
JIMMY BOND BAIL BONDSMAN #NONE
JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #14
JIM BUTCHER DRESDEN FILES WILD CARD #1
JONESY #3
JOYRIDE #1
LAZARUS SOURCEBOOK #1
LORDS OF THE JUNGLE #2
LUMBERJANES #25
MADBALLS #1
MIRROR #3
PLANTS VS ZOMBIES #10
PUSS IN BOOTS #1
RED SONJA VOL. 3 #4
SANTERIA THE GODDESS KISS #2
SECOND SIGHT #3
SHAFT IMITATION OF LIFE #3
SPIRIT LEAVES #2
STAR TREK MANIFEST DESTINY #1
STAR TREK MANIFEST DESTINY #1 KLINGON EDITION
STAR TREK STARFLEET ACADEMY #5
STREET FIGHTER UNLIMITED #5
SWITCH #3
TOKYO GHOST #6
TOMB RAIDER 2016 #3
TRANSFORMERS #52 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
TRANSFORMERS VS. G.I. JOE #12
TWILIGHT ZONE SHADOW #1
WELCOME TO SHOWSIDE #4
X-O MANOWAR #46

***MISCELLANEOUS***

ALTER EGO #139
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARKSEID WAR POWER OF THE GODS HC
MAD MAGAZINE #539
SECRET SIX VOL. 4 CAUTION TO THE WIND TPB
STAR WARS VADER DOWN TPB




SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, April 13th, 2016

***MARVEL COMICS***

A-FORCE #4

AGENTS OF SHIELD #4
ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #8 REGULAR & LIMITED LAND VAR EDS
ALL NEW INHUMANS #6
ALL NEW X-MEN #8
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8 ALEX ROSS 2nd PRINT VARIANT
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #10 REGULAR & LIMITED CIVIL WAR VARIANT EDS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN AND SILK SPIDERFLY EFFECT #2
BLACK WIDOW #1 SMNEE 2nd PRINT VARIANT
DARTH VADER #19
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #7
GWENPOOL #1 REGULAR & MANY LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
HERCULES #6
ILLUMINATI #6
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #7 DEODATO 2nd PRINT VARIANT
MOCKINGBIRG #2
MOON KNIGHT #1 REGULAR & MULTIPLE LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
RED WOLF #5
ROCKET RACOON AND GROOT #4 REGULAR & LIMITED CLASSIC VARIANT EDS
SILVER SURFER #3
SPIDER-GWEN #7 REGULAR & MANY LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
SPIDEY #4
STAR WARS SPECIAL C-3PO #1 REGULAR & MANY MULTIPLE LIMITED VAR EDS
WEB WARRIORS #6
WEIRDWORLD #5
X-MEN 92 #2 REGULAR & LIMITED CHIN VARIANT EDITIONS

***DC COMICS***

BATMAN SUPERMAN #31 SUPER LEAGUE -- REGULAR & ROMITA VARIANT
BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #5 REGULAR & LIM VAR EDS
BATMAN AND ADOLESCENT AKIDO ALLERGIC ALLIGATORS #NONE
BLACK CANARY #10
CATWOMAN #51
CONSTANTINE THE HELLBLAZER #11
DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #11
EARTH 2 SOCIETY #11
FABLES THE WOLF AMONG US #16
GOTHAM ACADEMY #17
GREEN LANTERN COPRS EDGE OF OBLIVION #4
HARLEY QUINN AND HER GANG OF HARLEYS #1
LEGEND OF WONDER WOMAN #4
RED HOOD ARSENAL #11 REGULAR & ROMITA VARIANT
SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #68
SCOOBY LEFT DOO ALL OVER MY SHOE #NONE
STARFIRE #11 REGULAR & ROMITA VARIANT
WONDER WOMAN 77 SPECIAL #3

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

A&A #2 1st and 2nd PRINT VARIANTS
ABE SAPIEN #32
ADVENTURE TIME #51
AETHER AND EMPIRE #1
ANOTHER CASTLE #2
AUTUMNLANDS TOOTH & CLAW #10
BADGER #3
BAKER STREET PECULIARS #2
CTHULHU FOR PRESIDENT -- VOTE FOR THE GREATER EVIL #NONE
DARK AND BLOODY #3
DEADLY CLASS #20
DEJAH THORIS #3
DOC SAVAGE SPIDERS WEB #5
DOCTOR WHO 9th #1
EMPTY ZONE #7
HARROW COUNTY #11
HOT DAMN #1
JACKPOT #1
JOHNNY RED #5
JUPITERS CIRCLE VOL. 2 #5
LANTERN CITY #12
MAXX MAXXIMIZED #30
MONSTRESS #5
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #41 REGULAR & LIMITED VAR EDS
NINJAS VS ALIENS #1
PATHFINDER HOLLOW MOUNTAIN #5
PRETTY DEADLY #9
RIVERS OF LONDON NIGHT WITCH #2
SHUTTER #20
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #280
SPAWN #262
SPONGEBOB COMICS #55
TMNT AMAZING ADVENTURES #9
TRAIN CALLED LOVE #7
WALT DISNEY COMICS & STORIES #730
WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #6
XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS #1

***MISCELLANEOUS***

BURNE HOGARTH TARZAN VOL. 3 VS. NAZIS HC
CAPTAIN AMERICA 75th ANNIVERSARY MAGAZINE #1 KIRBY & ROSS COVERS
MAGICAL GIRL APOCALYPSE VOL. 7 GN
NEAL ADAMS BLOOD TPB
ROBIN WAR HC
SPAWN ADULT COLORING BOOK
THANOS INFINITY FINALE OGN HC



Batman vs Superman sale
Michael
Michael Tierney was LIVE on 96.5FM radio
on Shane Plays on Saturday, March 19, 2016
You can listen to Michael and Shane discuss comics in general, Michael's own Wild Stars comics and novels, plus his 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

SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6th 2016

***MARVEL COMICS***

ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #5 ALEX ROSS 2nd PRINT VARIANT
ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #6 ALEX ROSS 2nd PRINT VARIANT
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.3 BIANCHI 2nd PRINT VARIANT
BLACK PANTHER #1 REGULAR & MANY MULTITUDES OF LIMITED VAR EDS
BLACK WIDOW #2 REGULAR & LIMITED WU VARIANT EDITIONS
CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #7
DEADPOOL #9 REGULAR & KOBLISH VARIANT
EMPRESS #1 REGULAR & MULTIPLE LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
INFINITY ENTITY #4
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #8
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE CIVIL WAR #2
NEW AVENGERS #9
OLD MAN LOGAN #4
SCARLET WITCH #5
SPIDER-MAN #3 REGULAR & MULTIPLE LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #9
SPIDER-WOMAN ALPHA #1
STAR WARS POE DAMERON #1 REGULAR & MANY LIMITED VARIANT EDS
UNCANNY AVENGERS #8 REGULAR & LIMITED CIVIL WAR VARIANT EDITIONS
UNCANNY X-MEN #6 REGULAR & MANY LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
VISION #6

***DC COMICS***

BATGIRL #50 REGULAR & POLYBAG VARIANT
BATMAN BEYOND #11
DC ESSENTIALS BATMAN DEATH OF THE FAMILY #1
DETECTIVE COMICS #51 REGULAR & ROMITA VARIANT
GREEN ARROW #51 REGULAR & ROMITA VARIANT
GREEN LANTERN #51 REGULAR & ROMITA VARIANT
HARLEY QUINN & SUICIDE SQUAD APRIL FOOLS SPECIAL #1
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FIVE #7
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARKSEID WAR SPECIAL #1
LOONEY TUNES #230
MIDNIGHTER #11
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #19
SHERIFF OF BABYLON #5
SUPERMAN #51 SUPER LEAGUE -- REGULAR & ROMITA VARIANT
SUPERMAN THE COMING OF THE SUPERMEN #3
SWAMP THING #4
UNFOLLOW #6

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

AMAZING FOREST #4
ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #25
ARCHIE #7
ARMY OF DARKNESS FURIOUS ROAD #2
BALTIMORE EMPTY GRAVES #1
BEE AND PUPPYCAT #10
BLOODLINES #1
BOBS BURGERS #10
BRUCE LEE RISES #1
DARK CORRIDOR #7
DARKNESS HOPE ONE SHOT #1
DEUS EX #2
DOCTOR WHO 10th YEAR TWO #8
DOCTOR WHO 12th YEAR TWO #4
FAITH #3
GFT STEAMPUNK #2
G.I. JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #227
GIANT DAYS #13
GOLD KEY ALLIANCE #1
GRANT MORRISONS 18 DAYS #10
GRIZZLY SHARK #1
HELLBOY & BPRD 1953 BEYOND THE FENCES #1
HELLINA #1
HERO CATS #10
JOHNNY RED #6
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #230
LOBSTER JOHNSON FORGOTTEN MAN ONE SHOT #1
MICKEY MOUSE #11
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #2 REGULAR & MANY LIM VAR EDITIONS
MISS FURY VOL. 2 #1
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #27
NINJAK #14
PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR ELITEST OF THE ELITE #2
PREDATOR LIFE AND DEATH #2
PROVIDENCE #8
RACHIL RISING #41
REPLICA #5
ROUGH RIDERS #1
STAR TREK #56
SURVIVORS CLUB #7
THREE STOOGES BOYS ARE BACK #1
UNCLE SCROOGE #13
VAMPIRELLA VOL. 3 #2
WALKING DEAD #153
WICKED & DEVINE #18

***MISCELLANEOUS***

ALTER EGO #139
AMADEUS CHO GENIUS AT WORK TPB
BACK ISSUE #88
CIVIL WAR HC NEW McNIVEN COVER VARIANT
DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #497
JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR #67
WONDER WOMAN EARTH ONE VOL. 1 HC




VIDEO LINKS:


Public Service Annoucement

Think the median in the middle of the road makes it hard now to get in and out of Collector's Edition?
You won't believe what the city is about to do next.

It could cost people their lives.
Please, see the video below:
or click this link for the whole story
about North Little Rock's Jump Start program.

Updates:

Channel 11 did a news story about the dangers being creating by North Little Rock,
running Friday night and Saturday morning.
You can watch it on their website here:


Monday, August 3rd, I discussed the matter with the Dave Elswick radio show on 96.5 FM.
You can listen to it here -- just mouse over to the 2:05 mark.
Your letters are working (see the bottom of the linked page)!
Wednesday, August 6th, NLR road crews came by around Noon to look at the problem with the bushes,
saying that they'd "gotten a lot of complaints."
They immediately saw what was shown in the video,
but said they "Will have to come back to work on them later in the day, when it's less dangerous."
They did, and I appreciate it. I thank the city, and the alderman who encouraged it.
The view when leaving now is still not great, but it is greatly improved.
But they couldn't have summed up better the improbability of pedestrian traffic on Park Hill.

If it's too dangerous for professional road crews to work, would you really take the kids there for walk?
Watch all the videos, mine and Channel 11 -- and you'll never see a single pedestrian.
Jump Start is a plan for phantom demand.


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Wild Stars I

REVIEWS:



Wild Stars Volume 3
2001-2002 comics

Review excerpt from
The Comic Shop News
by Cliff Biggers:

"This time traveling saga delves into the briny deep and the seas of space with equal aplomb."

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Review excerpt from
Comic Book Resources:

"Absolutely beautiful stuff"

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Review excerpt from
Comic Book Electronic Magazine:

"Real treasure"


Wild Stars: The Book of Circles
2004 Graphic Novel

Review excerpt by
Don D'Ammassa
of dondammassa.com:

"...it's quite good. The story is a bit --
dare I say comic bookish? -- for most sf fans, but the story is more complex and even intelligent than in most similar materials I've seen. If you like this kind of material at all, you should find this one a satisfying buy."


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Review by
R.J. Carter
of The Trades:

"Michael Tierney's Wild Stars is a graphic novel that has been twenty years in the making, drawing upon it's earlier incarnations as first a text novel and then as three separate comic book series. Visually it shows as, rearranged by the author into a more chronological telling than the comics presented, the reader can notice sharply contrasting changes in art style as the various pencillers came on board and the series evolved.

"But what is Wild Stars about, specifically?

"It's a science fiction story involving spaceships and time-travel. It's a historical adventure about ancient Native American tribes. It's a ghost story about a Civil War soldier and his namesake descendant. It's a crime drama revolving around drug runners and the search for Adolf Hitler. It's a mystery surrounding a cosmic case of mistaken identity.

"And it's probably a dozen other things, beside.

"Wild Stars is a story that is very demanding of the reader, filled to bursting with subplots and hidden storylines that aren't always apparent on first blush. This isn't your basic "Introduce the bad guy and his evil plot, here comes the hero to stop him, battle battle battle, victory and the end." You can't casually read through this book; it requires you to think. But for readers making the commitment, the payoff is worth the investment.

"Upon reading the first chapter, the reader will be inclined to ask himself exactly what is happening. Upon reaching the middle of the book, the reader will be no closer to catching up with the plot that he is now certain is a literary runaway freight train with track continually being laid out in front of it as it progresses forward. Not until the climax of the story are the seemingly disparate threads brought together for an elegantly simple ending, leaving the reader feeling much like a stupefied Watson at the end of a Sherlock Holmes adventure. Of course, if you pay attention, there is a sequence near the center of it all that serves to put the reader on the proper trail, as the Artomique soldier, Georgian Raveling, is captured and questioned by a South American drug smuggler--and tells a tale that defies belief:

Georgian: You want to hear a truth that you'll never believe? Fine! We were attached to the Supreme Commander of the Western Crusade.

Mendez: What?

Georgian: Our original goal was to recover a lost nuclear bomb. Instead we discovered a weapon so powerful that it destroyed the world.

Max: The world looks like it's in pretty good shape to me.

Georgian: My reality was destroyed. Our history was different. The United States never existed. Fascism conquered a world where rotor technology was developed instead of propellers. We're chasing a man with a time travel device that he used to change history. That scuba diver might be the destroyer of worlds!

"So climb aboard, keep your eye on the shell games that go on with Carlton MacKanaly and his clone, Carlton MacKanaly (yes, really) as Tierney takes you from the travelling space city of Magoria to the sunken treasures off Bad Juju Reef to the burning marijuana fields outside of Argenta and ultimately to New Atlantis. It's a long ride with a lot of sights to see. Settle in and have your tickets ready, because once it starts there's nowhere to get off until the last page."

R.J. Carter

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Review excerpt by
Guy Lancaster
April, 2008
Arkansas' Free Press Newspaper:

"The story of Wild Stars stretches ambitiously across space and time, from small-town murders to the destruction of planets, with every event given multiple layers of meaning. Truth be told, I was lost more than once, but even then it still proved a strangely compelling read, as if the damned thing just wouldn't leave my hands until I got to the end.

"It's the equivelent of a long line of dominoes being set to fall -- events happen one after another in such rapid succession that we barely have time to absorb the significance of what's going on before moving ever onward."

"...no one can fault the earnest vision of the creator in tying together in one book stories of backwoods dirty dealings with horrors of genocide on a galactic scale."

Guy Lancaster

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review on amazon.com

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars!

"This is an epic story told on the grandest of scales ... if you enjoyed ... 'Babylon 5' or are a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien ... you will enjoy this book."


Wild Stars 2: Force Majeure

review by criticalblast.com

"Wild Stars: Force Majeure ... delivers staggeringly new SF concepts. Innovative ... epic ... brilliant ... WILD STARS and WILD STARS: FORCE MAJEURE forms a standout work of science fiction that takes a new ... perspective on nearly everything it introduces."

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review on amazon.com

"Excellent ... this one will not disappoint."


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