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SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28th, 2014

***MARVEL COMICS***

ALL NEW INVADERS #14
AMAZING X-MEN #16
DEADPOOL #41
INHUMAN #11
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN WEB WARRIORS #3
NEW AVENGERS #29 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
NOVA #26
SECRET AVENGERS #12
SHIELD #2
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #8
SPIDER-MAN AND X-MEN #2 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
THOR #4
UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 REGULAR & MANY, MANY LIMITED VARIANT EDS
UNCANNY X-MEN #30 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
WOLVERINES #4 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS

***DC COMICS***

AQUAMAN #38 REGULAR & FLASH 75 VARIANT
ARKHAM MANOR #4
BATGIRL #37 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
BATMAN #38 REGULAR & FLASH 75 & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
BATMAN ETERNAL #43
BODIES #7
CATWOMAN #38 REGULAR & FLASH 75 VARIANT
DEATHSTROKE #4 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
EARTH 2 WORLDS END #17
FLASH #38 REGULAR & FLASH 75 VARIANT
GOTHAM ACADEMY #4
GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #3
HARLEY QUINN #14 REGULAR & FLASH 75 & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
HE MAN THE ETERNITY WAR #2
INFINITY MAN ANT THE FOREVER PEOPLE #7
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #38 REGULAR & FLASH 75 VARIANT
MULTIVERSITY GUIDEBOOK #1 REGULAR & MULTIPLE LIMITED VARIANT EDS
NEW FUTURES END #39
RED LANTERNS #38
SECRET ORIGINS #9
SINESTRO #9 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
STAR SPANGLED WAR STORIES G.I. ZOMBIE #6
UNWRITTEN VOL. 2 APOCALYPSE #12
VERTIGO QUARTERLY #1

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

ABIGAL AND THE SNOWMAN #2
ADVENTURE TIME #36
ALEX + ADA #12
AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL 2014 SPECIAL #1
ANGRY BIRDS #8
ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS #3
APATHETIC BIRDS #NONE
BART SIMPSON COMICS #94
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #8
BITCH PLANET #2
CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #19
CASANOVA ACEDIA #1
CLIVE BARKER NIGHTBREED #9
CONAN THE AVENGER #10
CUSTOM NAMCO RISE OF INCARNATES #7
DANGER CLUB #6
DYING AND THE DEAD #1
EFFIGY #1
ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST #7
EVIL ERNIE #3
FLASH GORDON #8
GFT JUNGLE BOOK FALL WILD #2
G.I. JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #210
GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #20
GOLD DIGGER #218
GRAVEYARD SHIFT #2
JUDGE DREDD #27
JUDGE DREDD CLASSICS DARK JUDGES #2
JUSTICE INC #6
KING FLASH GORDON #1
KING THE PHANTOM #1
MAXX MAXXIMIZED #6
MIND MGMT #30
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #27 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDS
POWERPUFF GIRLS SUPER SMASH-UP #1
PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #4
PRINCESS UGG #7
PUNKS THE COMIC #4
PURGATORI #5
QUANTUM & WOODY MUST DIE #1
RASPUTIN #4
ROT & RUIN #5
SEX CRIMINALS #10
SKYLANDERS #5
SLEEPY HOLLOW #4
SONIC BOOM #4
THEYRE NOT LIKE US #2
TMNT COLOR CLASSICS SERIES 3 #2
TMNT GHOSTBUSTERS #4
TMNT WAR AGAINST THE TURTLE SOUP FACTORY #NONE
TOMB RAIDER #12
TOWER CHRONICLES DREADSTALKER #6
TRANSFORMERS DRIFT EMPIRE OF STONE #3
TUROK DINOSAUR HUNTER #11
UNITY #14
X-FILES SEASON 10 #20
X-O MANOWAR #32
ZERO #14

***MISCELLANEOUS***

BLACK SCIENCE VOL. 2 WECOME NOWHERE TPB
DEADPOOL ONES WITH DEADPOOL TPB
EERIE ARCHIVES VOL. 18 HC
FABRIKATIONS GOTG ROCKET RACCOON SOFT SCULPT PLUSH
GAME TRADE MAGAZINE #180
GOTG ALL NEW X-MEN TRIAL OF JEAN GREY TPB
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON NIGHT FURY RED XL T-SHIRT
NICK FURY CLASSIC AGENT OF SHIELD TPB
NON SPORT UPDATE VOL. 26 #1
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA VOL. 1 TPB
PREVIEWS #317 FEBRUARY 2015 - FEATURES A "WILD STARS" AD!
SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOL. 18 TPB
SHOWCASE PRESENTS BLUE BEETLE TPB
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG VOL. 2 THE CHASE TPB
SONIC UNIVERSE VOL. 8 SCOURGE LOCKDOWN TPB
SUPER DINOSUAR VOL. 4 TPB



SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21st 2015

***MARVEL COMICS***

ALL NEW X-FACTOR #20
ALL NEW X-MEN #35 REGULAR & LIMITED LARROCA VARIANT EDITIONS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #13 REGULAR & MULTIPLE LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
BLACK WIDOW #14
BUCKY BARNES WINTER SOLDIER #4
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND MIGHTY AVENGERS #4
DEADPOOL ART OF WAR #4
DEATH OF WOLVERINE WEAPON X PROGRAM #5
ELEKTRA #10
FANTASTIC FOUR #642 REGULAR & CONNECTING & LIMITED SPOTLIGHT VAR
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #23 REGULAR & LIMITED LARROCA VARIANT EDS
LEGENDARY STAR LORD #8
LOKI AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #10
LOKI AGENT OF THE I.R.S. #NONE
MAGNETO #14
MOON KNIGHT #11
POWERS #1
ROCKET RACCOON #7 REGULAR & MULTIPLE LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
SCARLET SPIDERS #3
SPIDER-VERSE TEAM UP #3
SPIDER-WOMAN #3 REGULAR & LIMITED FORBES VARIANT EDITIONS
SUPERIOR IRON MAN #4 REGULAR & LIMITED LARROCA VARIANT EDITIONS
WOLVERINES #3 REGULAR & LIMITED PAREL VARIANT EDITIONS

***DC COMICS***

BATMAN AND ROBIN #38 REGULAR & FLASH 75 VARIANT
BATMAN ETERNAL #42
BATMAN SUPERMAN #18 REGULAR & FLASH 75 & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
BATWOMAN #38
EARTH 2 WORLDS END #16
FABLES #148
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #38
INFINITE CRISIS FIGHT FOR THE MULTIVERSE #7
JUSTICE LEAGUE #38 REGULAR & FLASH 75 & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
KITCHEN #3
NEW 52 FUTURES END #38
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #38
SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #6
SUPERGIRL #38 REGULAR & FLASH 75 VARIANT
TEEN TITANS #6 REGULAR & FLASH 75 VARIANT
TRINITY OF SIN #4
WONDER WOMAN #38 REGULAR & FLASH 75 & LIMITED B&W VARIANT EDS

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #7
AUTUMNLANDS TOOTH & CLAW #3
BIGGER BANG #3
BPRD HELL ON EARTH #127
BTVS SEASON 10 #11
BURNING FIELDS #1
CROSSED PLUS 100 #2
DARK HORSE PRESENTS 2014 #6
DOCTOR WHO 11th #7
DOCTOR WHO 12th #4 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
DRIFTER #3
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS LEGENDS OF BALDURS GATE #4
ELFQUEST #1 FOR $1
EPOCHALYPSE #3
GALAXY QUEST JOURNEY CONTINUES #1
G.I JOE SNAKE EYES AGENT OF COBRA #1
GROO FRIENDS AND FOES #1
INTERSECT #3
INVINCIBLE #116
IVAR TIMEWALKER #1
JUDGE DREDD CLASSICS DARK JUDGES #1
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #216
LUMBERJANES #10
MILLENNIUM #1
OCTOBER FACTION #4
POPEYE CLASSICS ONGOING #30
RED SONJA #14
RED SONJA BLACK TOWER #4
REYN #1
RISE OF THE MAGI #5
RUMBLE #2
SAMURAI JACK #16
THE SHADOW SPECIAL 2014 #1
SIMPSON COMICS #217
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #268
SONS OF ANARCHY #17
SPREAD #5
STAR TREK PLANET OF THE APES #2
STAR TREK PLANET OF THE SWEDISH BIKINI MODELS #NONE
STEAMPUNK GOLDILOCKS ONE SHOT #1
TMNT COLOR CLASSICS SERIES 3 #1
TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #19
TMNT ONGOING #42 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
TRANSFORMERS #37 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
TRANSFORMERS PUNISHMENT ONE SHOT #1
TWILIGHT ZONE S&S #1
THE VALIANT #2
VAMPIRELLA FEARY TALES #4
WICKED & DIVINE #7
ZOMBIE TRAMP ONGOING #6
ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS #1
ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS HUNDRED PENNY PRESS EDITION #1

***MISCELLANEOUS***

BATMAN SILVER AGE NEWSPAPER COMICS VOL. 2 HC
DC SUPER HEROES ORIGINS YOUNG READERS BATMAN ORIGIN STORY TPB
DC SUPER HEROES ORIGINS YOUNG READERS SUPERMAN ORIGIN STORY TPB
DOC SAVAGE ARCHIVES VOL. 1 CURTIS MAGAZINE ERA HC
FRAZETTA SKETCHBOOK II HC & SC
JLA VOL. 6 TPB
KING CONAN VOL. 4 CONQUEROR TPB
LEGENDARY STAR-LORD VOL. 1 FACE IT I RULE TPB
MAGNETO VOL. 2 REVERSALS TPB
MARCH BOOK 2 GN
MARVEL LE SPIDER-MAN 8-INCH RETRO ACTION FIGURE SET
ROBERT E HOWARDS SAVAGE SWORD VOL 2 TPB
STAR TREK STARSHIPS FIG MAG #32 DANUBE CLASS RUNABOUT
STAR TREK STARSHIPS FIG MAG SPECIAL #3 USS VENGEANCE
WALKING DEAD MAGAZINE #11 NEWSTAND & PX EDITIONS




SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14th, 2014

***MARVEL COMICS***

ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #3 REGULAR & MULTIPLE LIMITED VARIANT EDS
ALL NEW GHOST RIDER #10
ALL NEW ULTIMATES #12
AMAZING X-MEN #15 REGULAR & LIMITED LARROCA VARIANT EDITIONS
AVENGERS #34.2 REGULAR & LIMITED ARAUJO VARIANT EDITIONS
AVENGERS #40 REGULAR & MULTIPLE LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
CAPTAIN MARVEL #11
CYCLOPS #9
DAREDEVIL #12 REGULAR & LIMITED LARROCA VARIANT EDITIONS
DEADPOOL #40 REGULAR & LIMITED LARROCA VARIANT EDITIONS
DEATHLOK #4
GEORGE ROMEROS EMPIRE OF DEAD ACT TWO #5
GUARDIANS 3000 #4
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #21
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #3
MILE MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #9
NIGHTCRAWLER #10
SHIELD #2 REGULAR & MULTIPLE LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
SILVER SURFER #8
SPIDER-VERSE #2
Star Wars #1 STAR WARS #1 REGULAR & UMTEEN-GAZILLION LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
THANOS VS HJULK #2 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
WOLVERINES #2 REGULAR & LIMITED MALEEV VARIANT EDITIONS
X-FORCE #14

***DC COMICS***

ARROW SEASON 2.5 #4
ASTRO CITY #19
BATGIRL #38 REGULAR & BLANK & FLASH 75 VARIANTS
BATMAN ETERNAL #41
CONSTANTINE #21
EARTH 2 WORLDS END #15
FABLES THE WOLF AMONG US #1 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
FBP FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #17
GRAYSON #6 REGULAR & FLASH 75 VARIANT
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #38 REGULAR & FLASH 75 VARIANT
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE #7
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #8 REGULAR & FLASH 75 & LIMITED VAR EDITIONS
KLARION #4
MORTAL KOMBAT X #1
NEW 52 FUTURES END #37
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #6
SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #53
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 CONTINUITY #2
SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #15 REGULAR & FLASH 75 VARIANT
WORLDS FINEST #30

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

A VOICE IN THE DARK GET YOUR GUN #2
ABE SAPIEN #19
ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE GONE ADRIFT #1
ADVENTURE TIME MACHINE HOT TUB #NONE
ALICE COOPER #5
ALIEN VS PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #4
BRAVEST WARRIORS #28
BSG DEATH OF APOLLO #2
CONAN RED SONJA #1
COPPERHEAD #5
DAMSELS IN EXCESS #4
DEATH DEFYING DR MIRAGE #5
DEEP STATE #3
DOCTOR WHO 10th #6 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
DOODLE JUMP #5
EVIL ERNIE #3
FRAGGLE ROCK JOURNEY EVERSPRING #4
GFT CINDERELLA #3
GOLD DIGGER #217
HOLMES VS HOUDINI #3
JUPITERS LEGACY #5
LAZARUS #14
LONE RANGER VINDICATED #3
Q2 RTN QUANTUM & WOODY #4
RAI #6
REGULAR SHOW #19
SPONGEBOB COMICS #40
STAR TREK ONGOING #40
SUPERANNUATED MAN #5
SUPREME BLUE ROSE #6
TEN GRAND #12
TWILIGHT ZONE #11
VAMPIRELLA #100
WALKING DEAD #136
X #21

***MISCELLANEOUS***

COMICS REVUE PRESENTS DECEMBER 2014
DOCTOR SOLAR ARCHIVES VOL. 4 TPB
DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #481
DOCTOR WHO SPECIAL #39
DOCTOR WHO STANDARD NOTEBOOK RIVER SONG JOURNAL
DOCTOR WHO STANDARD NOTEBOOK TARDIS
GREEN LANTERN CORPS VOL. 5 UPRISING TPB
MY LITTLE PONY MYSTERY PONY BMB DISPLAY
POKEMON ADVENTURES BLACK & WHITE VOL. 6 GN
POKEMON ADVENTURES VOL. 26 EMERALD GN
RACHEL RISING VOL. 5 NIGHT COMETH TPB




SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7th 2015

***MARVEL COMICS***

ALL NEW X-FACTOR #19
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12 REGULAR & MULTIPLE LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
ANGELA ASGARDS ASSASSIN #2 REGULAR & MULTIPLE LIMITED VARIANT EDS
ANT-MAN #1 REGULAR & MANY, MANY LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
AVENGERS NO MORE BULLYING #1
BUCKY BARNES WINTER SOLDIER #3
DARK TOWER DRAWING OF THREE PRISONER #4
DEATH OF WOLVERINE WEAPON X PROGRAM #5
HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL #4
HULK #10
IRON FIST LIVING WEAPON #8
LEGENDARY STAR LORD #7 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
MARVELS AVENGERS #2
MEN OF WRATH BY AARON AND GARNEY #4
MIRACLEMAN #14
OPERATION SIN #1
PUNISHER #14
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #7
STORM #7
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #1 REGULAR & MULTIPLE LIMITED VARIANT EDS
WOLVERINES #1 REGULAR & MANY, MANY LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
X-MEN #23

***DC COMICS***

ACTION COMICS #38 REGULAR & FLASH 75 & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS #9
BATMAN ETERNAL #40
DETECTIVE COMICS #38 REGULAR & FLASH 75 & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
EARTH 2 #30
EARTH 2 WORLDS END #14
FAIREST #33
FLASH SEASON ZERO #4
GREEN ARROW #38
GREEN LANTERN #38 REGULAR & FLASH 75 VARIANT
HINTERKIND #14
JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000 #13
LEGENDS DARK KNIGHT 100 PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #5
LOBO #4
NAMES #5
NEW 52 FUTURES END #36
ROBIN RISES OMEGA #1 2nd PRINT VARIANT
SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #8
SWAMP THING #38
WOLF MOON #2

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

ALTER EGO #130
ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #10
ANGRY BIRDS #7
ANGRY BOYDS - NEW JERSEY EDITION #NONE
ARMY OF DARKNESS VOL. 4 #2
BETTY & VERONICA #274
BIRTHRIGHT #4
CAPTAIN VICTORY & GALACTIC RANGERS #4
CHAOS SMILEY THE PSYCHOTIC BUTTON ONE SHOT #1
DEADLY CLASS #10
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS #3
EPOCHALYPSE #2
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #2
ETERNAL WARRIOR DAYS OF STEEL #3
FADE OUT #4
FEATHERS #1
FICTION SQUAD #4
GAME OF THRONES #22
GARFIELD #33
GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #106
GFT TALES OF TERROR #6
GHOST FLEET #3
GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #5
HELLBOY AND THE BPRD #2
HUMANS #3
IXTH GENERATION #1
JOHN CARTER WARLORD OF MARS #3 REGULAR & MANY VARIANTS
LADY KILLER #1
MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #10
MAXX MAXXIMIZED #15
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #13
NAILBITER #9
NEW VAMPIRELLA #8
ODYC #2
RED SONJA VULTURES CIRCLE #1
ROBOCOP 2014 #7
ROCHE LIMIT #4
SHADOW SHOW #3
SHAFT #2
SIP STRANGERS IN PARADISE KIDS #2
SKYLANDERS #4
SONIC BOOM #3
STEAM TALES #1
TREES #8
UNCLE GRANDPA #4
USAGI YOJIMBO SENSO #6
WAR STORIES #4
WOODS #9

***MISCELLANEOUS***

DC COMICS HARLEY QUINN HEAD PEWTER KEYRING
DEATH OF WOLVERINE HC - REGULAR & QUESADA DIRECT MARKET VARIANT
GAME TRADE MAGAZINE #179
HEAVY METAL #272
LEGENDERRY A STEAMPUNK ADVENTURE TPB
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC VOL. 6 TPB
SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE #13
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG SELECT VOL. 10 TPB
WALKING DEAD TV SERIES 6 ACTION FIGURE ASSORTMENT





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Beginning with Force Majeure: Prairie Bay #1, I've made all of the Wild Stars comics available in Digital Format. They're available to read online, or for downloading, at:

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REVIEWS:


Under the Wild Stars
1998 prose 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."



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 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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