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SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 18th, 2018

***MARVEL COMICS***

AVENGERS #5
CABLE #159
HUNT FOR WOLVERINE CLAWS OF KILLER #3 REGULAR & VARIANT
IMMORTAL HULK #3
INFINITY COUNTDOWN #5 REGULAR & MANY VARIANTS
LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 REGULAR & MANY VARIANTS
MARVEL SUPER HEROES ADVENTURES MS MARVEL TELEPORTING DOG #1
OLD MAN HAWKEYE #7
PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #307
RUNAWAYS #11
SPIDER-GWEN #34
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #36
STAR WARS #51 REGULAR & VARIANT
STAR WARS DARTH VADER ANNUAL #2 REGULAR & VARIANT
STAR WARD POE DAMERON #29
THOR #3 REGULAR & VARIANT
TONY STARK IRON MAN #2 REGULAR & VARIANT
TRUE BELIEVERS FANTASTIC FOUR BY JOHN BYRNE #1
TRUE BELIEVERS FANTASTIC FOUR BY WALTER SIMONSON #1
TRUE BELIEVERS FANTASTIC FOUR COMING OF HERBIE #1
VENOM #2 STEGMAN 2nd PRINT VARIANT
WEAPON H #5
X-MEN GOLD #32
X-MEN RED #6 REGULAR & VARIANT

***DC COMICS***

ACTION COMICS #1000
BATMAN #51 REGULAR & VARIANT
BATMAN SINS OF THE FATHER #6
BATWOMAN #17 REGULAR & VARIANT
BRAVE & THE BOLD BATMAN & WONDER WOMAN #6
CAVE CARSON HAS AN INTERSTELLAR EYE #5
DAMAGE #7
DEATHBED #6
FLASH #47 2nd PRINT VARIANT
FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS #12 REGULAR & VARIANT
GREEN LANTERNS #51 REGULAR & VARIANT
HARLEY QUINN #46 REGULAR & VARIANT
INJUSTICE 2 #30
INJUSTICE VS THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1 REGULAR & VARIANTS
JUSTICE LEAGUE #4 REGULAR & VARIANT
NEW CHALLENGERS #3
TEEN TITANS GO TO THE MOVIES #1
WILDSTORM #15

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #25 REGULAR & VARIANT
APHRODITE V #1
AFRODITE VI #NONE
ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN 66 #1 REGULAR & MANY, MANY, MANY VARIANTS
BETTY & VERONICA VIXEN #8 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
BTVS SEASON 12 THE RECKONING #2
DRY COUNTRY #5
EAST OF WEST #38
ETHER COPPER GOLEMS #3 REGULAR & VARIANT
EUTHANAUTS #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
EVOLUTION #8
FENCE #8
FUTURAMA ANNUAL #1
GIDEON FALLS #5 REGULAR & VARIANT
GRIMM FAIRY TALES #18
HUNTERS OF SALAMANSTRA #11
ICE CREAM MAN #5 REGULAR & VARIANT
INVADER ZIM #32 REGULAR & VARIANT
JIM HENSON FRAGGLE ROCK #3 REGULAR & VARIANT
JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #7
KICK-ASS #6 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
MAGE HERO DENIED #10
MAGIC ORDER #2 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #29
MY LITTLE PONY PONYVILLE MYSTERIES #3 REGULAR & VARIANT
NINJA-K #9
OPTIMUS PRIME #21
PROXIMA CNETAURI #2
QUANTUM & WOODY #8
RAT QUEENS SPECIAL NEON STATIC ONE SHOT #1
REVENGER OF WONDERLAND #1
RISE OF TMNT #0
ROBOTECH #11
ROYAL CITY #12
SHADOWMAN #5
SHERLOCK HOLMES VANISHING MAN #3
SOULFIRE PRIMER 2018
SOULFIRE VOL. 7 #1
STAR TREK TNG TERRA INCOGNITA #1
STELLAR #2
STEVEN UNIVERSE #18
TMNT UNIVERSE #24 REGULAR & VARIANT
TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT #20
VS. #5
WEATHERMAN #2 REGULAR & VARIANT
WITCHFINDER GATES OF HEAVEN #3
WWE #19 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
X-FILES CASE FILES HOOT GOES THERE #1

***MISCELLANEOUS***

BIG, BIG OVERSTREET PRINCE GUIDE VOL. 48
ERB THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT VOL. 1 TPB
OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE VOL. 48 HC & TPB -- MULTIPLE COVERS
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SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 11th, 2018

***MARVEL COMICS***

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 REGULAR & MANY, MANY, MANY VARIANTS
AMAZING SPDIER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #21
ASTONISHING X-MEN #12 2nd PRINT SANDOVAL VARIANT
AVENGERS #1 3rd PRINT MCGUINNESS VARIANT
CHAMPIONS #22
DAREDEVIL #605
DEADPOOL ASSASSIN #3 REGULAR & VARIANT
DOMINO #4
EXILES #5
HUNT FOR WOLVERINE ADAMANTIUM AGENDA #3 REGULAR & VARIANT
IMMORTAL HULK #1 2ND PRINT 
INFINITY COUNTDOWN CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 2nd PRINT VARIANT
INFINITY COUNTDOWN DARKHAWK #4
MS. MARVEL #32
NEW MUTANTS DEAD SOULS #5
OLD MAN LOGAN #43
PUNISHER #227
QUICKSILVER NO SURRENDER #3
STAR WARS THRAWN #6
X-23 #1 REGULAR & MANY, MANY VARIANTS
X-MEN BLUE #31

***DC COMICS***

DETECTIVE COMICS #984 REGULAR & VARIANT
ETERNITY GIRL #5
FLASH #50 REGULAR & VARIANT
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #49 REGULAR *& VARIANT
HAWKMAN #2 REGULAR & VARIANT
IMMORTAL MEN #4
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #24 REGULAR & VARIANT
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #21 REGULAR & VARIANT
SHE COULD FLY #1
SHEENA #10
SIDEWAYS #6
SUICIDE SQUAD #44 REGULAR & VARIANT
SUPERMAN #1 REGULAR & MANY VARIANTS
TITANS #23 REGULAR & VARIANT
TRUE BELIEVERS FANTASTIC FOUR GALACTUS HUNGERS #1
TRUE BELIEVERS FANTASTIC FOUR HULK VS. THING #1
TRUE BELIEVERS FANTASTIC FOUR VS. DOCTOR DOOM #1
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #34
WILDSTORM MICHAEL CRAY #9
WONDER WOMAN #50 REGULAR & VARIANT

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

ALIENS DUST TO DUST #2 REGULAR & VARIANT
ARCHIE #32 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
ARCHIE SUPERSTARS VS CRUSADERS #1
BETTY AND VERONICA FRIENDS FOREVER TRAVEL TALES #@
BLACK HOPS USA GI #1
BLACK SCIENCE #37
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #11
BPRD DEVIL YOU KNOW #8
CASPER AND HOT STUFF #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
CODA #3
CROW MOMENTO MORI #4 REGULAR & VARIANT
DEAD HAND #4
DEJAH THORIS #6 REGULAR & MANY, MANY VARIANTS
DISNEY PIXAR INCREDIBLES 2 #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
DOCTOR WHO ROAD TO 13th DR 10TH DR SPECIAL #1
DUCK TALES #10 REGULAR & VARIANT
ELSEWHERE #8
FARMHAND #1
GARFIELD HOMECOMING #2
GFT PRESENTS 2018 COSPLAY SPECIAL #1
G.I. JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #253
GOLD DIGGER #254
HARBINGER WARS 2 #2
ISOLA #4 REGULAR & VARIANT
KISS ARMY OF DARKNESS #5
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #255
LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN TEMPEST #1
MONSTRESS #18
OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI #5
OPTIMUS PRIME #20 REGULAR & VARIANT
OUTPOST ZERO #1
RAT QUEENS #10 REGULAR & MANY VARIANTS
RED SONJA #18
RELAY #1
RUINWORLD #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
SCOTT CAMPBELL DANGER GIRL GALLERY PRESTIGE EDITIONKILL
STAR WARS DARTH VADER #18 REGULAR & VARIANT
TMNT URBAN LEGENDS #3 REGULAR & VARIANT
TOMB RAIDERS INFERNO #2
TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT #20 REGULAR & MULTIPLE COVERS
TRANSFORMERS UNICRON #1 REGULAR & MULTIPLE COVERS
UNCLE SCROOGE #36 REGULAR & VARIANT
WALT DISNEY SHOWCASE #3 BEAGLE BOYS -- REGULAR & VARIANT
WASTED SPACE #3
WEATHERMAN #1 2nd PRINT VARIANT
XENA #6

***MISCELLANEOUS***

CAPTAIN AMERICA EPIC COLLECTION HERO OR HOAX TPB
DESPICABLE DEADPOOL VOL. 3 MARVEL UNIVERSE KILL TPB
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA THE SILVER AGE VOL. 4 TPB
POKEMON ADVENTURES BLACK & WHITE 2 VOL. 2 GN
POKEMON HORISON SUN & MOON VOL. 1 GN
SNOW WHITE GN
STAR WARS ROGUE ONE ADAPTATION HC
WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #80



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SHIPMENT LIST FOR THURSDAY, JULY 5th, 2018

***MARVEL COMICS***

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP #3
ASTONISHING X-MEN #13 REGULAR & VARIANTS
AVENGERS #4 REGULAR & VARIANT
BEN RILLY SCARLET SPIDER #21
CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 REGULAR & VARIANTS
COSMIC GHOST RIDER #1 REGULAR & VARIANTS
DEADPOOL #2
DEATH OF INHUMANS #1 REGULAR & VARIANTS
DOCTOR STRANGE #3
HUNT FOR WOLVERINE WEAPON LOST #3 REGULAR & VARIANT
IMMORTAL HULK #2 REGULAR & VARIANT
INFINITY COUNTDOWN CHAMPIONS #2
MARVEL RISING SQUIRREL GIRL MS MARVEL #1 REGULAR AND VARIANTS
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #35
STAR WARS #50 REGULAR & MANY VARIANTS
STAR WARS LAST DEDI ADAPTATION #4
TRUE BELIEVERS FANTASTIC FOUR COMING OF GALACTUS
TRUE BELIEVERS FANTASTIC FOUR WEDDING REED AND SUE
WEAPON X #20

***DC COMICS***

BATMAN #50 REGULAR & MANY VARIANTS
BATMAN PRELUDE TO THE WEDDING RED HOOD VS ANARKY
CATWOMAN #1 REGULAR & MANY VARIANTS
CURSE OF BRIMSTONE #4
DC NATION #2
DEATHSTROKE #33 REGULAR & VARIANT
GREEN ARROW #42 REGULAR & VARIANT
GREEN LANTERNS #50 REGULAR & VARIANT
HARLEY QUINN #45 REGULAR & VARIANT
INJUSTICE 2 #29
JUSTICE LEAGUE #3 REGULAR & VARIANT
MAN OF STEEL #6
NIGHTWING #46 REGULAR & VARIANT
SHADE THE CHANGING WOMAN #5
UNEXPECTED #2

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #290
ASSASSINISTAS #6
DEATH OR GLORY #3 REGULAR & VARIANT
DOCTOR WHO 7TH #2
DONALD & MICKEY QUARTERLY TREASURE
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS EVIL AT BALDURUS GAT #2
ELVIRA MISTRESS OF DARK #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
GHOSTBUSTERS CROSSING OVER #4 REGULAR & VARIANT
GIANT DAYS #40
GO GO POWER RANGERS #11 REGULAR & VARIANT
HALO COLLATERAL DAMAGE #2
HIGHEST HOUSE #5
HILLBILLY #11
I HATE FAIRYLAND #20 REGULAR & VARIANT
INCOGNEGRO RENAISSANCE #5
JIM HENSON BENEATH DARK CRYSTAL #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
JIMMYS BASTARDS #9
JUDGE DREAD UNDER SIEGE #2
LADY MECHANIKA DAME SANS #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
LARKS KILLER #8
MEDIEVAL SPAWN WITCHBLADE #3
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #67 REGULAR & VARIANT
NEW LIEUTENANTS OF METAL #1
ORPHAN BLACK CRAZY SCIENCE #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
PAPER GIRLS #22
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS #0 REGULAR & MANY VARIANTS
PUMPKINHEAD #5
QUANTUM AGE FROM WORLD OF BLACK HAMMER #1
RED SONJA TARZAN REGULAR & MANY, MANY VARIANTS
REGULAR SHOW 25 YEARS LATER #1
ROCKOS MODERN LIFE #6 REGULAR & VARIANT
RUIN OF THIEVES BRIGANDS #3
SPAWN #287
STAR TREK DISCOVERY #1 REGULAR & VARIANTS
STAR TREK NEW VISIONS AN UNEXPECTED YESTERDAY
SWORD DAUGHTER #1 & 2
TANGLED #3 REGULAR & VARIANT
THIEF OF THIEVES #38
TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE MOVIE PREQUEL #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT #19 REGULAR & VARIANT
UNNATURAL #1
VALIANT HIGHT #3
WALKING DEAD #181 REGULAR & VARIANT
WALT DISNEY COMICS & STORIES #742 REGULAR & VARIANT

***MISCELLANEOUS***

CONAN OMNIBUS TP VOL 05 PIRACY & PASSION
LETTER 44 TP VOL 01
MARVEL SELECT THANOS AF
MARVEL SELECT THOR RAGNAROK GLADIATOR HULK AF
NON SPORT UPDATE VOL 29



Now available for preorder:

Jack's Basement

Cirsova #9

Cirsova #9, Fall 2018, will contain Jack's Basement by Michael Tierney, a horror humor story.

Wild Stars III: Time Warmageddon update!

Interior artist Mark Wheatley will also be providing a variant, wraparound cover:
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Wild Stars 35th Anniversary: Time Warmageddon -- Kicktraq Mini


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Michael Tierney's Wild Stars III: Time Warmageddon to be Published by Cirsova Publishing

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Little Rock, AR 6/01/2018 -- Cirsova Publishing has teamed up with Little Rocket Publications on the eve of the 35th anniversary of Michael Tierney's Wild Stars to publish a special edition of Wild Stars III: Time Warmageddon.

Wild Stars 3 interior art Faster-than-light scouts are arriving at distant suns to discover that they have been "replaced" by white dwarfs and their planets have gone missing -- Terraformers find a world that shows signs of previous human colonization: who were those people and where did they go? The saga of the Wild Stars continues as former-President Bully Bravo seeks to solve these mysteries while pursued by an evil pirate queen and a rogue time-traveler trying to create a god.

Over the last 35 years, the world of the Wild Stars has come to encompass multiple comics, novels, art folios, and a zine, and it has featured work by comic industry veterans Frank Brunner (Doctor Strange, Howard the Duck), Dave Simons (Ghost Rider), Armando Gil (Ka-Zar the Savage, Conan the King), and David Brewer (Cable, Deadpool). This new illustrated novel features cover art by Tim Lim (Donald Thump, My Hero Magademia) and interior illustrations by Mark Wheatley (Jonny Quest, Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall). .

This edition of Wild Stars III: Time Warmageddon will be a Kickstarter exclusive; it is available for pre-order now (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1161542777/1287991304?ref=473107&token=0c46a4c7) and will ship in September. Cirsova Publishing and Little Rocket Publications will also be making an extensive catalog of older Wild Stars material, including some of the few remaining original Wild Stars comics and art portfolios from the 1980s, available to new fans and old. michaelphoto1

Beyond the Farthest Star 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. Wild Stars III: Time Warmageddon comes right on the heels of his four volume Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology published by Chenault & Gray. Michael has been a regular contributor to Cirsova Heroic Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine.

Cirsova Publishing is a Central Arkansas small 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.

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For Information:
Michael Tierney/Little Rocket Publications: www.thewildstars.com
Cirsova: www.cirsova.wordpress.com / Twitter: @cirsova
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Interior art is by Mark Wheatley, who also provided a wraparound cover for a variant trade paperback edition, and another for the dust wrapper of the hardcover edition, which will be presented in virgin format -- without text or a bar code.

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Wild Stars 3 variant hardcover edition art

To read what the critics thought of WILD STARS I and II, visit the REVIEWS PAGE.

Michael Tierney's bibliography can be found here!

The Criteria for Admission Into the Galactic Community

Cirsova #7

Cirsova #7

This issue includes The Criteria for Admission Into the Galactic Community, Michael Tierney's third contribution to the magazine.
The title tells you that this is a science fiction story.

It is available now, or you can mail order by clicking this link or the image above.

Like the following Edgar Rice Burroughs' 100 Year Art Chronology, this publication is funded on Kickstarter.
Also like the ERBAC project, it was quickly funded, surpassing its target goal by 500% on the second day!

Available NOW:


Speaking of which, the Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology (order link) went on sale June 2018!

Click on any of the images below if you'd like to read more about the
ERBAC v1 wraparound cover
ERB Art Chonology V2 wraparound cover.
ERB Chronology V4

The Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology was a huge success on Kickstarter.
And the preorder sales never slowed down after that.
With advance orders still bing shipped, the publisher has informed me that the first printing has ALREADY SOLD OVER 70% of its run!
A second printing is already being planned.

Edgar Rice Burroughs' 100 Year Art Chronology -- Kicktraq Mini

You can read all the details here: >https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/600766964/edgar-rice-burroughs-100-year-art-chronology

I've also set up a page filled with teaser images: Edgar Rice Burrough's 100 Year Art Chronlogy


The online magazine Castalia House has run a series of interviews with Cirsova authors, and mine is now online here.

The interviewer, Scott Cole, asked a lot of great questions that covered not just my stories in Cirsova magazine, but also about my Wild Stars comics and books, my experiences as a comic book retailer, and about my Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology.


Cirsova #5

The Bears of 1812

Michael Tierney has a new story in Cirsova Magazine #5 (Spring 2017), which is now out for sale!

My story in Cirsova #2 was Shark Fighter, a psychological horror story.
This one is a historical fantasy titled The Bears of 1812.

The Bears of 1812 features native American legend Sacagawea from the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and her involvement in the War of 1812. As I told the editor; "The stuff you'll think I made up is the stuff that really happened." There were many incredible historical events during that time, and Sacagawea's history easily weaved right into the heart of it. 

Michael Tierney -- April 5, 2017


New Video Page!

Follow this link (or the link on the lefthand column site map) to discover film, news clips, and classic advertisements tracing the history of Collector's Edition, The Comic Book Store, and the comics industry in general over the last 4 decades!

You'll find every video on the website, plus many new videos showing major events like the censorship battle with the state legislature, the Death of Superman, and the Bankruptcy of Marvel Comics.

This month's featured blast from the past is She-Hulk's visit to Little Rock back in the Nineties!

Shark Fighter

Cirsova #2
Featuring Michael Tierney's new short story, Shark Fighter,
we currently have a limited supply of each cover of the paperback editions at both stores
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Shark Fighter is a tale of horror beneath the deep blue sea, see if you can guess the Wild Stars connection. It's tenuous, but it is there.
For more information about this issue, visit this link.

Another Cirsova contributor mentioned my Shark Fighter story during his YouTube GeekGab podcast (visit this link).
Check it out starting at the 25 minute mark and continuing through when the host shouts:
"Stop the bus! A guy's fighting a shark!"
"Stop the bus!"
I'll take that review!

Amazon.com Shark Fighter Reviews (visit this link):

"Well written and there is a powerful emotional punch at its core."

"...not light fare, but .... meaty and gripping adventure"

"a grim sort of redemption"
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