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Cirsova Classics

The collaboration between Cirsova Publications, Robert Allen Lupton, and Michael Tierney was so successful,
that they're back with a new publishing banner--Cirsova Classics--
and offering a trio of new books this time--presenting the last of the lost All-Story Weekly Magazine
stories by Julian Hawthorne!

Aboslute Evil Sarah Was Judith Doris Dances

But, wait ... there's more!

A fourth new offering contains all the above, plus the previous release of Hawthorne's
Cosmic Courtship--all in one massive hardcover omnibus!

Once again, Michael Tierney has restored the cover of these pulps from over 100 years ago to a like new condition.
A Goth from Boston was painted by Frank H. Desch,
and Cosmic Courthship cover artist Fred Small also painted Sarah was Judith.
Smalls covers were always very colorful.

But the third collection with Doris Dances and Fires Rekindled has no original artwork, so
Dark Filly (interior artist for Michael's Wild Stars in Cirsova Magazine) provided the pencisl and inks
and Michael did the coloring for the new cover that serves double duty as both the cover of one collection--
and the Omnibus cover for the collection that has everything
All-Story by Julian Hawthorne!

Fire Rekindled


Click any of the images above or THIS LINK to access the books listed below:

The novel Sarah Was Judith is a lost ghost story that's part of Hawthorne's Martha Klemm trilogy.
The other two Martha Klemm stories in the second book are the werewolf story, Absolute Evil,
and A Goth from Boston.

Martha Klemm is the forgotten first Mistress of the paranormal!

The tragic love story of reincarnation, Fires Rekindled, is bundled with Doris Dances in the third book offered.
Little Doris dances to the banjo music of her vagabond father,
who gave up his fortune to adopt her as an abandoned baby.

Julian Hawthorne's Strange Recollections of Martha Klemm -- Kicktraq Mini


For more about Cosmic Courtship, just scroll down and click on the cover image below.



October 8, 2021 Update


Here is a sneak peak at the bonus trading cards for the new
Julian Hawthorne Cirsova Classics set--which are exclusive to the Kickstarter.

This set is your only chance to see the virgin art for these restorations, with the old magazine mastheads
and cover text removed and the images of these 100-plus year old pulps restored to their original, full color glory,
plus the fourth book with Dark Filly's pencils and inks, which series restortion artist Michael Tierney colored
with a palate to match the previous three.


Cirsova Classics Virgin Art trading cards


Julian Hawthorne omnibus

September 21, 2021 Update


Just got in this proof of concept for the Omnibus, shown here, which contains
ALL of Julian Hawthorne's work in All-Story Magazine.







Remember, this Omnibus is limited to only 200 copies, which are only offered on the Kickstarter.
Once it's gone ... it's gone.







Style Section of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Newspaper May 16, 2021

Sean Clancy of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette wrote a nice article about the Cosmic Courtship project, with photos by Cary Jenkins.


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Click on the image or this link to read his article.

Cosmic Romance

The Cosmic Romance
A Science Fiction Classic That Was Lost For Over 100 Years!

March 12, 2021 Press Release
On Sale Now!

Cirsova Publishing is proud to announce that it has partnered with Michael Tierney and
Robert Allen Lupton to restore and reprint Julian Hawthorne's The Cosmic Courtship, a
never-before-collected pulp Planetary Romance by the son of famed American author Nathaniel Hawthorne.

The Cosmic Courtship was serialized across four issues of All-Story Weekly magazine.

Click HERE for all the details!


February 5, 2021 Update
On Sale Now!

Because of delays and getting the artwork so late in the campaign,
Cirsova has decided to scrap the Kickstarter solicition,
and put the Spring 2021 issue ON SALE NOW for early shipping March 5!

This change of plan has resulted a change in what will be available.

The main cover by Anton Oxnuk is available in both paperback and hardcover.

The Genzoman variant cover is availabe in paperback with the traditional trade text,
and as a virgin cover in hardcover.

Publisher Alex Alexander's Chen cover is available in both paperback and hardcover.

So to recap, here are the paperback covers (again, Chen is NOT an Artomique),
click on any paperback cover to be taken directly to Amazon:

Wild Stars 5 in Cirsova 5 Wild Stars 5 in Cirsova 5 Wild Stars 5 in Cirsova 5


Here are the hardcover editons:

Wild Stars 5 in Cirsova 5 Wild Stars 5 in Cirsova 5 Wild Stars 5 in Cirsova 5

Part Two of The Artomique Paradigm is now available:
Wild Stars 5 The Artomique Paradigm Part 2 of 3

The Fall 2021 issue #8 of Cirsova Volume 2, features
the final, Part Three of The Artomique Paradigm, and a Bad Girls of Cirsova cover as (from left to right)
the Red Queen from the Wild Stars joins Tanree from Paul O'Conner's Badaxe (with artwork digitally restored by Michael)
and Kat from Too Many Mangos, the latest installment of Mongoose & Meerkat by Jim Breyfogle.
Artwork by Raven Monroe!

Wild Stars 5 Artomique Paradigm part 3

Available in trade paperback editions from Amazon
and hardcover editions from Lulu.


Wild Stars 5: The Artomique Paradigm is going to be three-part serialization in Cirsova Magazine before the
book edition, and Cirsova had gone all out for their 5th Anniversary edition by commissioning TWO Wild Stars covers!

The main cover is by Anton Oxenuk, who created a fantastic cover for my posthumous
collaboration with Edgar Rice Burroughs on Young Tarzan and the Mysterious She.
Anton's cover is available in both paperback and hardcover.

Wld Stars 5

The Kickstarter exclusive cover is by Genzoman from Udon Studios,
and both covers occur sequentially--which is something I'm not sure had been done before on
magazines or book covers.
Genzoman's cover is available in paperback with the trade dress text on the cover--
and as a Virgin Cover in hardcover!

Genzoman Cirsova #5 cover

This issue of Cirsova is also their first to contain a comic book pages: Reprinting Badaxe issue
#1 from 1989, which I digitally restored for Cirsova.
The three issue of the fantasy adventure Badaxe will run concurrently with my Wild Stars,
and feature some very nice black-and-white artwork that has been out of print for over thirty years.

But that's not the only interior art in this issue.

Dark Filly created several full page illustration for the prose stories.
Here's one of her illustrations for Wild Stars:

Red Queen by Dark Filly

Thank you everyone for your support--past, present, and future!
Here are some shortcut links for your convenience:

http://thewildstars.com/WildStars5Preview.html

http://thewildstars.com/Artomique.com.html



Robert E. Howard Art Chronology

by Michael Tierney


The Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology is about to have a brother!


Wild Stars 6: Orphan of the Shadowy Moons

June 8, 2021 Announcement!

Michael Tierney and Cirsova Publishing agreed on terms today,
and Wild Stars 6: Orphan of the Shadowy Moons will be serialized in four parts in the 2022 issues of
Cirsova Magazine of Thrilling Adventure and Daring Suspense.

Revealing the origin of the mysterious immortal, the Ancient Warrior,
readers will finally learn his long-forgotten name,
the details behind his doomed romance with Phaedra,
and the nature of the immortals from another universe!

In 2022, the Wild Stars Universe goes through another major expansion with
Wild Stars 6: Orphan of the Shadowy Moons!





Who is Michael Tierney?

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Michael Tierney has been involved in comics and the publishing industry since the 70s. Owner and proprietor of both The Comic Book Store and Collector's Edition, Michael was a Finalist for both the Star*Reach Comics Retailer of the Year Award in 1985 and the Will Eisner Spirit of the Comics Retailer of the Year Award in 1999, has been an Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Advisor since the 1990s, and is a staple of Central Arkansas' comic scene. A former journeyman printer and printing division manager, he's written, published, and at times even penciled, inked, and printed his own comics. He is currently writing, lettering, and coloring Edgar Rice Burroughs' Beyond the Farthest StarTM online, and his four volume Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology was published by Chenault & Gray in 2018.

Michael has been a regular contributor to Cirsova Heroic Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, who released the 2019 35th Anniversary set of Michael's Wild Stars comics and books. Cirsova Publishing is a Central Arkansas semi-pro publisher of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Its flagship publication, Cirsova Heroic Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine was a 2017 Hugo Awards finalist for Best Semi-Pro Zine.

They also published Michael's posthumas collaboration with Edgar Rice Burroughs on Young Tarzan in 2019.

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For Information:
Michael Tierney/Little Rocket Publications: www.thewildstars.com
Cirsova: www.cirsova.wordpress.com / Twitter: @cirsova

Michael Tierney's bibliography can be found here!

Released Summer 2018 in a Cirsova Special magazine edition, the debut of Wild Stars 3: Time Warmageddon boasted three covers!
The main edition featured a front cover by Tim Lim and a back cover by Mark Wheatly.
Mark Wheatley provided a wraparound cover for the variant edition.
There was also a third version in hardcover, which featured a Mark Wheatly wraparound dust wrapper --
in virgin format without text!

Wild Stars 3 Wild Stars 3 Wild Stars 3

All three editions were limited to Kickstarter orders only, making them instantly out-of-print upon release.
Click on this link or any of the pictures for more details.

2019 was the 35th Anniversary of the WILD STARS!

A New Wild Star Was Born!
Wild Stars IV brought the whole family for the 35th Anniversary Event!

Here's what all four of Cirsova Publishing's full wraparound covers look like:

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Click on any of the images above to connect with their Amazon listings.

And here's what the four back covers look like when combined:

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Wild Stars 35th Anniversary Omnibus hardcover from Cirsova!

Wild Stars Omnibus

The Wild Stars 35th Anniversary Omnibus hardcover is available for order on Lulu.
This 726-page, 8 1/2" x 11" hardcover features an incredible wraparound cover by Anton Oxenuk,
and contains everything from the first 35 years in the history of the Wild Stars!

The Wild Stars universe continued to grow in 2021, when
Wild Stars 5: The Artomique Paradigm was serialed in three parts.
The Spring issue featuring Part One of Wild Stars 5: The Artomique Paradigm had six different editions:
The main cover by Anton Oxnuk is available in both paperback and hardcover.
The Genzoman variant cover is availabe in paperback with the traditional trade text,
and as a virgin cover in hardcover.
Publisher Alex Alexander's Chen cover is available in both paperback and hardcover.

So to recap, here are the paperback covers (Note: The Chen cover is NOT Artomique Paradigm related),
click on any paperback cover to be taken directly to Amazon:

Wild Stars 5 in Cirsova 5 Wild Stars 5 in Cirsova 5 Wild Stars 5 in Cirsova 5

Here are the hardcover editons:

Wild Stars 5 in Cirsova 5 Wild Stars 5 in Cirsova 5 Wild Stars 5 in Cirsova 5

But the story of the Wild Stars actually began long before even the celebrated anniversary date of 1984

To learn full history of the Wild Stars, travel back in time to the early Seventies!

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Mary Tierney painting

For other preview material, you might like the page dedicated to the
impressive oil paintings by Mary Tierney. In the trade paperback they
are reproduced in black & white. They can be seen in their glorious
full color only in the original comics and the 35th Anniversary
Hardcover edition
of Wild Stars: The Book of Circles -- Recalibrated.


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