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Beyond the Farthest Star

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Created by Edgar Rice Burroughs:

The final Burroughs Blue Book story was Beyond the Farthest Star, run in the January 1942 issue, again without cover art, but with an interior illustration by Grattan Condon. Originally intended as the first segment of a novel, like Tarzan and the Champion, it would also later be compiled with other stories in 1964 in Tales of Three Planets. Written while living in Honolulu and serving as a war correspondent during World War II, this tale was opened as a war story when an aviator was blasted out of the sky by a synchronicity of explosions that flung him beyond the farthest star. It also employed a device most likely borrowed from the unfinished Ghostly Script, with the story being told by the touch of a ghostly hand upon the keys of Burroughs' typewriter.

Text and images from Volume Two of The Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology.

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Michael art by J. Huddleston

Scripts, Colors, and Letters by Michael Tierney:

Michael Tierney has over 1,000 published works of fiction and non-fiction. His most notable non-fiction work was the highly-acclaimed Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology. The fiction work he is best known for is his long-running science fiction opera: Wild Stars--which consists of novels, portfolios, and comic books. One of those comics he not only wrote, penciled, inked, and lettered, but also printed in his garage. It was the first comic to be foil stamped and have a die-cut cover, and remains the only comic to ever have a die-cut back cover. With Beyond the Farthest Star he accomplishes a personal first. This is his debut as a colorist.

Michael has also been known to wear a mask while traveling abroad -- as a master certificed scuba diver who hunts sharks with a camera.

John Lucas

Pencils and Inks by John Lucas:

John Lucas is made entirely of popcorn and Caro syrup. It defies biology and common sense and has baffled the great minds of our times. Sadly, the judgements of such big-brained muckity-mucks come at no small cost. So, John must toil away for the few odd coins a cartoonist's life will afford, that he may remain free of the chains of the debtors prison.

John's work has appeared in funny books published by D.C., Marvel, Darkhorse, AdHouse, Image, Top Cow, Insight, 1First and BOOM!. If you don't believe it, look it up.

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because you know at some point you're going to want the real story,
just left click on any illustration.

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Week One Teaser Image!

March 8 2019
Beyond the Fartherst Star
opens during the height of World War Two.
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Week Two Teaser Image!

March 15 2019
One week before D-Day, an imminent Nazi terror attack on London is revealed to Winston Chruchhill and Dwight D. Eisenhower!

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Week Three Teaser Image!

MARCH 23, 2019
Squad leader Tango One leads his fellow fighter pilots on an urgent,
suicide mission that could change the course of the war.

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Week Four Teaser Image!

MARCH 30, 2019
Well, I did say last week that Tango One was on a suicide mission.
So I guess that was the shortest run of any online strip ever -- with the main character dead already!
Waitaminute, ERB, Inc. is calling about the contract and saying how they expect another strip next week?
Uh-oh. Ummmm . . .

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Week Five Teaser Image!

APRIL 6, 2019
The timing of this week's release is perfect--with Japan's cherry blossom trees all being in full bloom.

Penciler/Inker John Lucas provides a spectacular sequence that shows our hero's transition from Earth to Beyond the Farthest Star!
Is this transition tied to the origin of the Viking legends of Valhalla and the rainbow bridge to Asgard? Maybe.
More on that later, but right now you have to subscribe to see John's fantastic sequence!
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Week Six Teaser Image!

APRIL 13, 2019
Tango One can't really be on another world, can he?
This has got to be a dream sequence, right?
And . . . are those buildings that are popping up out of the ground?

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Week Seven Teaser Image!

APRIL 20, 2019
Yep, those were buildings popping up out of the ground!
So . . . how will the inhabitants of this distant world react to a naked man suddenly appearing out of nowhere?
Will they recognize him as a hero -- or think him to be something else?

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Week Eight Teaser Image!

APRIL 27, 2019
Tango One, now called Tangor (you've got to buy the subscription to find out why)
is told to get in his cell and be quiet while we visit the sad story of his cellmate, Claws DeClamp,
who, because of a birth defect that colored the edges of his claws red,
always gets blamed every time someone nearby is pinchered to death.
Then again, these are teasers, and could I just be teasing you?

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Week Nine Teaser Image!

May 4, 2019
Tangor gets an upgrade to house arrest.
But what happened to Claws DeClamp, the half-lobster monster?
And what's for dinner ... it's surely not (choke) lobster, is it?

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Week Ten Teaser Image!

May 11, 2019
Tangor is called to court for his crimes of public nudity and being an illegal alien.
So why not loosen things up by cracking a few jokes with the Judge?
One problem, the penalty for those crimes is Death on the planet Poloda!

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Week Eleven Teaser Image!

May 18, 2019
Tangor's trial continues as the best scientists on Poloda testify.
They've determined that the defendant came from a long, long way away!

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Three different Beyond the Farthest Star T-shirts
are available in both black & white,
plus a variety of sizes for both men and women.
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Other Edgar Rice Burroughs-related material by Michael Tierney:

Young Tarzan
For more details click the picture above or this link.

It's an old question of: Who you would visit from the past if you could?
Take that question a step further and ask if you could collaborate with literary giants on their greatest creation, who and what would it be?

Here's Michael Tierney's answer: Young Tarzan and the Mysterious She.
Released March 2019 in Cirsova Magazine of Thrilling Adventure and Daring Suspense.

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