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SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24th, 2016

***MARVEL COMICS***

ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #6
ALL NEW INHUMANS #4
ALL NEW X-MEN #5
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.3 REGULAR & LIMITED YU VARIANT EDITIONS
ANGELA QUEEN OF HEL #5
ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #5
CAPTAIN AMERICAN SAM WILSON #5 ACUNA 2nd PRINT VARIANT
DAREDEVIL #4 REGULAR & LIMITED CHO VARIANT EDITIONS
DRAX #4
GUIDEBOOK MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE MARVELS AVENGERS #1
HERCULES #4
HOWLING COMMANDOS OF SHIELD #5
KANAN #11
KARNAK #2
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN SPIDER-VERSE #4
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #4
PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT #3
SECRET WARS #9 ALEX ROSS 2nd PRINT VARIANT
SILK #5
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #7
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #5
VENOM SPACE KNIGHT #4
X-MEN THE WORST X-MAN EVER #1

***DC COMICS***

AQUAMAN #49 REGULAR & NEAL ADAMS VARIANT
BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #21
CYBORG #8 REGULAR & NEAL ADAMS VARIANT
DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #3 REGULAR & MANY LIMITED VARIANT EDS
DC COMICS ESSENTIALS BATMAN AND ROBIN #1
DEATHSTROKE #15 REGULAR & NEAL ADAMS VARIANT
FLASH #49 REGULAR & NEAL ADAMS VARIANT
GRAYSON #17 REGULAR & NEAL ADAMS VARIANT
HE MAN THE ETERNITY WAR #15
JACKED #4
JUSTICE LEAGUE #48 REGULAR & COLORING BOOK VARIANT
JUSTICE LEAGUE 3001 #9
LAST GANG IN TOWN #3
SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED DEADSHOT KATANA #2
SUPERMAN #49 REGULAR & NEAL ADAMS VARIANT
SUPERMAN LOIS AND CLARK #5 REGULAR & NEAL ADAMS VARIANT
SUPERMAN THE COMING OF THE SUPERMEN #1 REG & LIM VARIANT EDITIONS
SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #26 REGULAR & NEAL ADAMS & LIM VAR EDS
TEEN TTIANS #17 REGULAR & NEAL ADAMS VARIANT
WE ARE ROBIN #9 REGULAR & NEAL ADAMS VARIANT

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

BACK TO THE FUTURE #5
BART SIMPSON COMICS #100
BLACK MAGICK #5
BLOODSHOT REBORN #11
CHEW #55
CONAN THE AVENGER #23
CRY HAVOC #2
DANGER GIRL RENEGADE #4
DIRK GENTLY A SPOON TOO SHORT #1
FAITH #2
FIGHT CLUB 2 #9
FUTURAMA COMICS #78
GFT OZ NO PLACE LIKE HOME #1
GHOSTBUSTERS INTERNATIONAL #2
GODDAMNED #3
HAUNTER LOVE #1
HELLBOY & BPRD 1953 BEYOND THE FENCES #1
INVISIBLE REPUBLIC #9
ITTY BITTY HELLBOY SEARCH FOR THE WERE-JAGUAR #5
JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #12
JUDGE DREDD #3
KING CONAN WOLVES BEYOND THE BORDER #3
MAXX MAXXIMIZED #28
ORPHAN BLACK HELSINKI #4
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #16
PATHFINDER HOLLOW MOUNTAIN #4
PEANUTS VOL. 2 #31
PLUTONA #4
POSTAL #10
RACHEL RISING #40
RICK & MORTY #6 2nd PRINT
RICK & MORTY #11
RINGSIDE #4
SAGA #34
SKYLANDERS SUPERCHARGERS #5
SPAWN #261
STAR TREK #54
STREET FIGHTER X G.I. JOE #1
TMNT ONGOING #55 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
TRANSFORMERS #50 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
TRANSFORMERS VS G.I. JOE #11
WAYWARD #14
WILL EISNER SPIRIT #8
WOLF #6
WYNONNA EARP #1

***MISCELLANEOUS***

ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 1 HYDRA ASCENDANT TPB
AMULET VOL. 7 FIRELIGHT SC
COMICS REVUE PRESENTS FEBRUARY 2016
DOC SAVAGE NEW ADVENTURES VOL. 11 SECRET OF SATANS SPAWN SC
DOCTOR WHO ADVENTURES MAGAZINE #9 & #10
DONALD & MICKEY DISNEY COMICS/STORIES 75th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION
DRAGONS DEFENDERS OF BERK VOL. 1 ENDLESS NIGHT GN
GAME TRADE MAGAZINE #193
HEAVENLY NOSTRILS CHORNICLE VOL. 9 UNICORN VS G GN
MAD MAGAZINE #538
MARVEL HEROES THANOS PX HEAD BANK
PREVIEWS #330 MARCH 2016



SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17th, 2016

***MARVEL COMICS***

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8
AVENGERS STANDOFF WELCOME TO PLEASANT HILL #1
CARNAGE #5
DARTH VADER #13 BROOKS 2nd PRINT VARIANT
DARTH VADER #14 BROOKS 2nd PRINT VARIANT
DARTH VADER #15 BROOKS 2nd PRINT VARIANT
DEADPOOL #5 MOORE 2nd PRINT VARIANT
DEADPOOL AND CABLE SPLIT SECOND #3
DEADPOOL AND CABLE SPLIT A CAB #NONE
DOCTOR STRANGE #4 NOWLAN 2nd PRINT VARIANT
EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #5 RAMOS 2nd PRINT VARIANT
EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #7
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #16
MAX RIDE #5 ULTIMATE FLIGHT
MIGHTY THOR #4 REGULAR & LIMITED CHO & LIMITED HUGHES VAR EDS
POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #1 REGULAR & MANY, MANY, MANY LIM VAR EDS
SILVER SURFER #2 REGULAR & LIMITED ZDARSKY VARIANT EDITIONS
SPIDER-GWEN #1 MIDTOWN DF EXCLUSIVE ENCORE CAMPBELL COVER
SPIDER-GWEN #4 RODRIGUEZ 2nd PRINT VARIANT
SPIDER-WOMAN #4
SQUADRON SUPREME #4 REGULAR & LIMITED McLEOD VARIANT EDITIONS
STAR WARS #14 BROOKS 2nd PRINT VARIANT
STAR WARS #16 REGULAR & LIMITED IMMONEN VARIANT EDITIONS
STAR-LORD #4
STARBRAND AND NIGHTMASK #3
UNCANNY INHUMANS #5 REGULAR & MANY LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
WEB WARRIORS #4

***DC COMICS***

ASTRO CITY #32
BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #20
BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1 2nd PRINT VARIANT
BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #2 2nd PRINT VARIANT
CLEAN ROOM #5
DOCTOR FATE #9
HARLEY QUINN #25 REGULAR & NEAL ADAMS & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FIVE #4
JACKED #3
LUCIFER #3
MARTIAN MANHUNTER #9 REGULAR & NEAL ADAMS VARIANT
RED THORN #4
ROBIN SON OF BATMAN #9 REGULAR & NEAL ADAMS VARIANT
SECRET SIX #11
SINESTRO #20 REGULAR & NEAL ADAMS VARIANT
SUPERMAN AMERICAN ALIEN #4
TEEN TITANS GO
TITANS HUNT #5 REGULAR & NEAL ADAMS VARIANT
WONDER WOMAN #49 REGULAR & NEAL ADAMS & LIMITED VARIANT EDS

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

ADVENTURE TIME ICE KING #2
ARCHIE #6
BILL & TED GO TO HELL #1
BIRTHRIGHT #14
BITCH PLANET #7
BLACK HOOD #9
BTVS SEASON 10 #24
DARK HORSE PRESENTS 2014 #19
DEVOLUTION #2
DIVINITY #1 ONE DOLLAR DEBUT
DOCTOR WHO 8th #4
DRAGONAGE MAGEKILLER #3
ETERNAL SOULFIRE #6
GOLD DIGGER #229
GRUMPY CAT & POKEY #1
HERO CATS MIDNIGHT OVER STELLAR CITY #3
HEROES VENGEANCE #5
HUCK #4
I HATE FAIRYLAND #5
IMPERIUM #13
JIM HENSONS STORYTELLER DRAGONS #3
LOOKING FOR GROUP #11
LUMBERJANES #23
PLANTS VS ZOMBIES ONGOING #9
POISON IVY CYCLE OF LIFE AND DEATH #2
RED SONJA VOL. 3 #2
SEX CRIMINALS #14
SHAFT IMITATION OF LIFE #1
SHIELD DARK CIRCLE #2
SIMPSONS COMICS #226
SNOWFALL #1
STARVE #6
STEAM MAN #5
STRAY BULLETS SUNSHINE & ROSES #12
SUPERZERO #3
SYMMETRY #3
TITHE #8
TMNT COLOR CLASSICS SERIES 3 #14
TOMB RAIDER 2016 #1
USAGI YOJIMBO #152
WAKFU #3
WES CRAVEN COMING OF RAGE #5
WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #4
ZOMBIE TRAMP #19

***MISCELLANEOUS***

MAGICAL GIRL APOCALYPSE VOL. 6 GN
PUNISHER VS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE TPB
STAR TREK STARSHIPS FIG MAG #62 VOTH RESEARCH VESSEL



SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10th, 2016

***MARVEL COMICS***

AGENTS OF SHIELD #2
ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #5 REGULAR & LIMITED CHO VAR EDS
ALL NEW HAWKEYE #4 REGULAR & LIMITED CHO VARIANT EDITIONS
ALL NEW WOLVERINE #3 2nd PRINT BENGAL VARIANT
ALL NEW WOLVERINE #5 REGULAR & LIMITED CHO VARIANT EDITIONS
ALL NEW X-MEN #2 2nd PRINT BAGLEY VARIANT
ALL NEW X-MEN #4 REGULAR & MULTIPLE LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #3 2nd PRINT BROOKS VARIANT
BLACK KNIGHT #4
CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #4 2nd PRINT RENAUD VARIANT
CARNAGE #3 2nd PRINT MUNDO VARIANT
DAREDEVIL #2 2nd PRINT GARNEY VARIANT
DARTH VADER #1 LIMITED DF MIDTOWN EXCLUSIVE BROOKS VARIANT
DARTH VADER #16
DEADPOOL #4 2nd PRINT HAWTHORNE VARIANT
DEADPOOL #7 REGULAR & MANY, MANY LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5
ILLUMINATI #4
MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5
MIGHTY THOR #2 2nd PRINT DAUTERMAN VARIANT
MS MARVEL #4 REGULAR & LIMITED CHO VARIANT EDITION
NEW AVENGERS #6
OLD MAN LOGAN #2 REGULAR & MULTIPLE LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
RED WOLF #3
SILK #4
SPIDER-GWEN #5 REGULAR & LIMITED CHO VARIANT EDITIONS
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #6
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #1 2nd PRINT McGUINNESS VARIANT
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #2 REGULAR & MULTIPLE LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #3 REGULAR & LIMITED CHO VARIANT EDITIONS
ULTIMATES #4
WEIRDWORLD #3

***DC COMICS***

BATMAN #49 REGULAR & NEAL ADAMS VARIANT
BATMAN 66 MEETS THE MAN FROM UNCLE #3
BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #19
BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT BATGIRL AND HARLEY QUINN #1
BATMAN AND SUPERMAN #29 REGULAR & ADAMS VARIANT
BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #3
BATMAN TELETUBBIES TUMBLE TO A RUMBLE #NONE
BLACK CANARY #8
CATWOMAN #49
CONSTANTINE THE HELLBLAZER #9
DC BOMBSHELLS #9
EARTH 2 SOCIETY #9
FABLES THE WOLF AMONG US #14
FLASH #48 REGULAR & COLORING BOOK VARIANT
GOTHAM ACADEMY #15
GREEN LANTERN CORPS EDGE OF OBLIVION #2
HARLEYS LITTLE BLACK BOOK #2
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FIVE #3
LEGEND OF WONDER WOMAN #2
NEW ROMANCER #3
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #17
RED HOOD ARSENAL #9 REGULAR & NEAL ADAMS VARIANT
SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #66
STARFIRE #9 REGULAR & NEAL ADAMS VARIANT
TELOS #5 REGULAR & NEAL ADAMS VARIANT

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

ABE SAPIEN #31
ADVENTURE TIME #49
ALIENS VAMPIRELLA #6
ASSASSINS CREED #5
AUTUMNLANDS TOOTH & CLAW #9
BADGER #1
BLACK SCIENCE #20
DARK AND BLOODY #1
DESCENDER #10
DEUS EX #1
DOC SAVAGE SPIDERS WEB #3
DOCTOR WHO 10th YEAR TWO #6
DOCTOR WHO 12th YEAR TWO #2
DR MIRAGE SECOND LIVES #3
FISTFUL OF BLOOD #4
G.I. JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #225 VALENTINES DAY COVER
HARROW COUNTY #9
INJECTION #7
INSEXTS #3
INVADER ZIM #7
JAMES BOND #4
JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS VALENTINES DAY SPECIAL 2016
JONESY #1
JUGHEAD #4
LANTERN CITY #10
LIMBO #3
LOLA XOXO WASTELAND MADAM #4
LOW #11
MANHATTAN PROJECTS SUN BEYOND THE STARS #4
MICKEY MOUSE #9
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #39 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDS
NINJAK #12
SHAFT IMITATION OF LIFE #1
SNOW BLIND #3
SPONGEBOB COMICS #53
SPREAD #13
STAR TREK STARFLEET ACADEMY #3
STREET FIGHTER UNLIMITED #3
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTULES #1 IDW GREATEST HITS
THEYRE NOT LIKE US #11
TMNT AMAZING ADVENTURES #7
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE #49 REGULAR & LIM VAR EDS
X-FILES SEASON 11 #7
ZODIAC STARFORCE #4
ZOMBIE TRAMP VD SPECIAL ONE SHOT #1

***MISCELLANEOUS***

BATMAN & ROBIN ADVENTURES JOKERS MAGIC MAYHEM YOUNG READER TPB
BATMAN HARLEY AND IVY DELUXE EDITION HC
BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES BATMOBILE BANK
BTVS SEASON 10 VOL. 4 OLD DEMONS TPB
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH TPB
DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TPB NEW EDITION
DEADPOOL FIRSTS TPB
DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #495
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA THE SILVER AGE TPB
MARVEL UNIVERSE CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR DIGEST TPB
MLP X WLF CHRYSALIS CHIBI FIGURE
MLP X WLF RARITY CHIBI FIBURE
WALKING DEAD TV GRIMES 10-INCH VIG ED DELUXE ACTION FIGURE
Y THE LAST MAN BOOK 4 TPB




SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd, 2016

***MARVEL COMICS***

A-FORCE #2 REGULAR & LIMITED JONES VARIANT EDITIONS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7 REGULAR & LIMITED CHO VARIANT EDITIONS
CAPTAIN AMERICA SAME WILSON #6
CAPTAIN MARVEL #2
CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #5
DEADPOOL #3 MORRE 2nd PRINT VARIANT
DEADPOOL MERCS FOR MONEY #1 REGULAR & MULTIPLE LIMITED VAR EDS
DOCTOR STRANGE #5 REGULAR & LIMITED CHO VARIANT EDITIONS
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #3 ART ADAMS 2nd PRINT VARIANT
GUARDIANS OF INFINITY #3
HOWARD THE DUCK #4
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #6 REGULAR & MULTIPLE LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
NOVA #4
OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN #2
ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT #2 REGULAR & LIMITED KESINGER VAR EDS
ROCKET RACCOON AND RALPH THE RASCALLY WEASEL #NONE
SCARLET WITCH #3
SPIDER-MAN #1 REGULAR & MANY LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
SPIDEY #3
SQUADRON SUPREME #1 ALEX ROSS 2nd PRINT VARIANT
ULTIMATES #2 ROCAFORT 2nd PRINT VARIANT
UNCANNY AVENGERS #5
UNCANNY X-MEN #3 REGULAR & LIMITED LAND VARIANT EDITIONS
VISION #4

***DC COMICS***

ACTION COMICS #49 REGULAR & NEAL ADAMS VARIANT
BATGIRL #48
BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #18
BATMAN BEYOND #9
BATMAN EUROPA K#4
DETECTIVE COMICS #49 REGULAR & NEAL ADAMS VARIANT
GREEN ARROW #49 REGULAR & NEAL ADAMS VARIANT
GREEN LANTERN #49 REGULAR & NEAL ADAMS VARIANT
LOONEY TUNES #229
MIDNIGHTER #9
SHERIFF OF BABYLON #3
SWAMP THING #2
UNFOLLOW #4
WE ARE ROBIN #8 REGULAR & COLORING BOOK VARIANT

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

AMAZING FOREST #2
ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #23
ANGRY BIRDS COMICS #2
AXCEND #4
BARB WIRE #8
BOBS BURGERS #8
CODE PRU #2
DEJAH THORIS #1
DONALD DUCK #10
EVIL DEAD 2 TALES OF THE EXMORTIS #3
GFT ESCAPE FROM MONSTER ISLAND #1
GIANT DAYS #11
GRANT MORRISONS 18 DAYS #8
JOE GOLUM DETECTIVE #4
KLAUS #3
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE
LARA CROFT FROZEN OMEN #5

LEGEND OF THE WICKED WEST #5
MIKE WOLFERS GALLERY OF TERROR #1
MIRROR #1
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #25
NAILBITER #20
PAPER GIRLS #5
POPEYE CLASSICS #43
PRETTY DEADLY #8
PROVIDENCE #7
QUEEN OF VAMPIRES #1
REPLICA #3
SHUTTER #18
SPAWN #260
SURVIVORS CLUB #5
TRAIN CALLED LOVE #5
UNCLE SCROOGE #11
VAMPBLADE #1
VELVET #13
WALKING DEAD #151
WALT DISNEY COMICS & STORIES #728
WAR STORIES #16
X-O MANOWAR #44

***MISCELLANEOUS***

DOCTOR WHO SPECIAL #42
HAUNTED HORROR PRE-CODE COVER COLORING BOOK TPB
MARVEL UNIVERSE DEADPOLL AND WOLVERINE DIGEST TPB
RED SONJA CONAN BLOOD OF A GOD HC
STAR TREK STARSHIPS FIG MAG #60 BOTANY BAY
STAR TREK STARSHIPS FIG MAG #61 NORWAY CLASS




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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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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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