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SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 25th, 2016

***MARVEL COMICS***

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.5 & LIMITED VARIANT
CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #1 VARIANT AND LIMITED VARIANT COVERS
CAPTAIN MARVEL #5 & LIMITED VARIANT COVER
CARNAGE #8
CIVIL WAR II #0 2ND PRINT
DAREDEVIL #7 & LIMITED VARIANT COVER
DEADPOOL #12 & VARIANT COVER
DISNEY DARKWING DUCK #2
DISNEY MAGIC KINGDOM COMICS #1
DOCTOR STRANGE #8 & LIMITED VARIANT COVER
DRAX #7
EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #10
GUIDE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE CAPTAIN AMERICA WINTER SOLDIER
HYPERION #3
MARVEL PREVIEWS #11
MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #8
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULT SPIDER-MAN CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #3
MIGHTY THOR #7
MOCKINGBIRD #3
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #7 & LIMITED VARIANT
MOON KNIGHT #1 2ND PRINT
MS MARVEL #7 & LIMITED VARIANT
NIGHTHAWK #1 & LIMITED VARIANT
OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN #5
PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT #6
RED WOLF #6
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #1 - #4 ADDITIONAL PRINTINGS
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #5
STAR WARS #19
STAR WARS POE DAMERON #1 2ND PRINT
STARBRAND AND NIGHTMASK #6
TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #7
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #8
UNCANNY INHUMANS #9
X-MEN WORST X-MAN EVER #4

***DC COMICS***

ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #2
ART OPS #8
BATGIRL #52 & VARIANT COVER
BATMAN 66 MEETS THE MAN FROM UNCLE #6
BATMAN SUPERMAN #32 2ND PRINT
BATMAN TMNT #2 - #4 ADDITIONAL PRINTINGS
CYBORG #11
DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #13
DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH #1
DEATHSTROKE #18
FLASH #52 & VARIANT COVER
GRAYSON #20
JUSTICE LEAGUE #50 & VARIANT COVER
JUSTICE LEAGUE 3001 #12
OMEGA MEN #12
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #1 WITH 7 ADDITIONAL COVERS
SECRET SIX #14
SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED DEADSHOT KATANA #5
SUICIDERS KING OF HELLA #3
SUPERMAN #52 & VARIANT COVER
TEEN TITANS #20
WE ARE ROBIN #12

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

ACTION LAB DOG OF WONDER #2
AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #9
ALIENS DEFIANCE #2
ANOTHER CASTLE #3
BACK TO THE FUTURE #8
BLOODSHOT REBORN #13
CRY HAVOC #5
DIRK GENTLY A SPOON TOO SHORT #4
DIVINITY II #2
DOCTOR WHO 10TH YEAR TWO #10
DOCTOR WHO 12TH YEAR TWO #6
DOCTOR WHO 9TH #2
DREAN POLICE #10
EAST OF WEST #26
EMPTY ZONE #8
GFT ESCAPE FROM MONSTER ISLAND #4
GFT ROBYN HOOD ANNUAL #1
GFT SATANS HOLLOW #3
GHOSTBUSTERS INTERNATIONAL #5
HELLBLAZER TP VOL 1
IMAGE PLUS EXTRAS #2
IMPERIUM #16
JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #15
JOHNNY RED #7
JONESY #4
JOYRIDE #2
LEGACY OF LUTHER STRODE #6
LOBSTER JOHNSON METAL MONSTERS OF MIDTOWN #1
MONSTRESS #6
ORPHAN BLACK HELSINKI #5
PREVIEWS #333
RICK & MORTY #14
QUEEN OF VAMPIRES #4
RACHEL RISING #42
SHAFT IMITATION OF LIFE #4
SIMPSONS ILLUSTRATED #23
SONIC UNIVERSE #85
SQUARRIORS VOL 2 SUMMER #1
STARVE #9
STEVEN UNIVERSE & CRYSTAL GEMS #3
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE #2 SCENTED COVER
STREET FIGHTER X GI JOE #4
TANK GIRL 2 GIRLS 1 TANK #1
TMNT AMAZING ADVENTURES #10
TMNT AMAZING ADVENTURES CARMELO ANTHONY SPECIAL
TOKYO GHOST #7
TRANSFORMERS #53 & LIMITED VARIANT
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE #53 & LIMITED VARIANT
X-FILES (2016) #2

***MISCELLANEOUS***

BIRTHRIGHT TP VOL 2
DOCTOR WHO SPECIAL #43 MAGAZINE
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS TARZAN OMNIBUS TP
GAME TRADE MAGAZINE #196
JOHN CARTER WARLORD TP VOL 2
LUMBERJANES TP VOL 3
STAR WARS EPISODE I PHANTOM MENACE HC



SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 18th 2016

***MARVEL COMICS***

ALL NEW WOLVERINE #8
ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #8
CIVIL WAR II #0 REGULAR & MULTIPLE LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
DEADPOOL LAST DAYS OF MAGIC #1 REGULAR & MULTIPLE LIMITED VAR EDS
DEADPOOL MERCS FOR MONEY #4 REGULAR & MULTIPLE LIMITED VAR EDS
HAUNTED MANSION #3 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN #3 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
KARNAK #4 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
OLD MAN LOGAN #6
POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #4 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
SCARLET #9
SILVER SURFER #4
SPIDER-MAN #4
S[PIDER-WOMAN #7 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
SPIDEY #6
SQUADRON SUPREME #7
STAR-LORD #7
UNCANNY AVENGERS #9

***DC COMICS***

AQUAMAN #52 REGULAR & VARIANT
ASTRO CITY #35
CLEAN ROOM #8
DOCTOR FATE #12
FUTURE QUEST #1 EIGHT DIFFERENT COVERS
HARLEY QUINN #28 REGULAR & VARIANT
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FIVE #10
LEGEND OF WONDER WOMAN #6
LUCIFER #6
MARTIAN MANHUNTER #12
MARTIAN SKIP TRACER #NONE
POISON IVY CYCLE OF LIFE AND DEATH #5
RED THORN #7
ROBIN SON OF BATMAN #12
SINESTRO #23
SUPERMAN AMERICAN ALIEN #7
SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #29 FINAL DAYS
TITANS HUNT #8
WONDER WOMAN #52 REGULAR & VARIANT

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

ADVENTURE TIME ICE KING #5
AETHER AND EMPIRE #2
BEAUTY #7
BLACK EYED KIDS #2
BLACK JACK KETCHUM #1
BLACK ROAD #1 2nd PRINT VARIANT
BLACK ROAD #2
BPRD HELL ON EARTH #141
BTVS SEASON 10 #27
CROSSED BADLANDS #98
DARK HORSE PRESENTS 2014 #22
DEPT H #2
DISNEY PRINCESS #3
DOCTOR WHO 11th YEAR TWO #9
DRIFTER #11
FUTURAMA COMICS #79
GFT HELLCHILD #3
GRUMPY CAT & POKEY #4
INDEPENDENCE DAY #3
INVINCIBLE #128
JIM BUTCHER DRESDEN FILES WILD CARD #2
JUGHEAD #6
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #231
LORDS OF THE JUNGLE #3
LUMBERJANES SPECIAL MAKIN GHOST 2016 #1
MADBALLS #2
MAE #1
MANIFEST DESTINY #19
MARS ATTACKS OCCUPATION #3
MICRONAUTS #2 FOUR COVERS
MIRROR #4
PLANTS VERSUS ZOMBIES #11
PUSS IN BOOTS #2
RAI #13
RED SONJA VOL. 3 #5
RIVERS OF LONDON NIGHT WITCH #3
SABRINA #5
SECOND SIGHT #4
SIMPSONS COMICS #229
SNOWFALL #4
SPAWN #263
STAR TREK MANIFEST DESTINY #3
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE #2 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
STREET FIGHTER UNLIMITED #6
TANK GIRL 2 GIRLS 1 TANK #1
TMNT ONGOING #57 LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
TOMB RAIDER 2016 #4
TWILIGHT ZONE SHADOW #2
USAGI YOJIMBO #154
WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #7
X-O MANOWAR ANNUAL 2016 #1

***MISCELLANEOUS***

ALTER EGO #140
AVENGERS BOOK 1 AVENGERS VS ULTRON DIRECT MARKET EDITION TPB
COMIC BOOK CREATOR #12
COMPLETE CHESTER GOULD DICK TRACY VOL. 20 HC
DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #4 COLLECTORS EDITION HC
DONALD DUCK VOL. 1 TIMELESS TALES HC
FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #278
JOKER ENDGAME TPB
SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOL. 22 TPB
STAR TREK STARSHIPS FIG MAG #68 FEDERATION FIGHTER
STAR TREK STARSHIPS FIG MAG #69 BREEN WARSHIP
STAR TREK STARSHIPS FIG MAG SPECIAL #6 ENTERPRISE NX-01
STAR WARS KANAN VOL. 2 FIRST BLOOD TPB
WALLY WOOD GALAXY ART AND BEYOND HC



SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 11th, 2016

***MARVEL COMICS***

AGENTS OF SHIELD #5
ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #9 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDS
ALL NEW X-MEN #9 REGULAR & MULTIPLE LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
BLACK PANTHER #1 STELFREEZE 2nd PRINT VARIANT
BLACK PANTHER #2 REGULAR & MANY LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
DARK TOWER DRAWING OF THREE BITTER MEDICOINE #2
DARTH VADER #20 REGULAR & MULTIPLE LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
DEADPOOL #11 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
DOCTOR STRANGE #6 BACHALO 2nd PRINT VARIANT
EMPRESS #1 IMMONEN 2nd PRINT VARIANT
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #8 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
GUARDIANS OF INFINITY #6
GWENPOOL #2 REGULAR & LIMITED BROWN VARIANT EDITIONS
ILLUMINATI #7
MS MARVEL #2
SILK #8 REGULAR & LIMITED CHEN VARIANT EDITIONS
SPIDER-MAN #2 PICHELLI 2nd PRINT VARIANT
ULTIMATES #7
UNCANNY INHUMANS #8 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
VENOM SPACE KNIGHT #7
VENOM SPACE TRUCKER #NONE
VISION $7
WEB WARRIORS #7

***DC COMICS***

ACTION COMICS #51 FINAL DAYS -- 2nd PRINT VARIANT
ACTION COMICS #52 FINAL DAYS -- REGULAR & VARIANT
ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #1
BATMAN #52 REGULAR & VARIANT
BATMAN SUPERMAN #31 FINAL DAYS -- 2nd PRINT VARIANT
BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #6 REGULAR & LIM VAR EDS
BATMAN PRETEEN DIRTY-JEAN KUNG FU KANGAROOS #NONE
BATMAN ADOLESCENT ADJECTIVE-LESS AKIDO ALLIGATORS #NONE
CATWOMAN #52 REGULAR & VARIANT
CONSTANTINE THE HELLBLAZER #12
DARK AND BLOODY #4
DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #12
EARTH 2 SOCIETY #12
GOTHAM ACADEMY #18
GREEN LANTERN CORPS EDGE OF OBLIVION #5
HARLEY QUINN AND HER GANG OF HARLEYS #2
LEGENDS OF TOMORROW #3
RED HOOD ARSENAL #12
SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #69
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #281
SOUTHERN BASTARDS #14
STARFIRE #12
SUPERMAN WQNDER WOMAN #28 2nd PRINT VARIANT

SWAMP TJING #5
TRAIN CALLED LOVE #8

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

A&A #3
ABE SAPIEN #33
ADVENTURE TIME #52
ARCHIE #8
ARHIAN HEAD HUNTRESS #1
BACK TO THE FUTURE CITIZEN BROWN #1 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDS
BADGER #4
BAKER STREET PECULIARS #3
DEJAH THORIS #4
DOCTOR WHO 12th YEAR TWO #5
DONALD DUCK #13
EERIE #1
FASTER THAN LIGHT #6
FIX #2
4001 A.D. MANOWAR #1
GEORGE PEREZ SIRENS #5
GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #122
GOLD DIGGER #232
GRIZZLY SHARK #2 GRIZZLY SHARK RETURNS
HARROW COUNTY #12
HEROES GODSEND #3
HOUSE OF PENANCE #2
ISLAND #7
JACKPOT #2
JUPITERS CIRCLE VOL. 2 #6
MAXX MAXXIMIZED #31
MICKEY MOUSE #12
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #3
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #24 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDS
NINJAK #15
PACIFIC RIM TALES FROM THE DRIFT #4
PAPER GIRLS #5
PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR ELITEST OF ELITE #3
PENNY DREADFUL #1
POPEYE CLASSICS ONGOING #46
POWERS #6
ROCKETEER AT WAR #3
SHUTTER #21
SPONGEBOB COMICS #56
STAR TREK #57
STARGATE ATLANTIS BACK TO PEGASUS #1
TMNT ONGOING #58 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS

***MISCELLANEOUS***

BATMAN 66 VOL. 4 TPB
DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #498
GRAYSON VOL. 3 NEMESIS TPB
HEAVY METAL #280 COVERS A AND B
LITTLE MARVEL STANDEE PUNCH-OUT BOOK TPB
ORIGINAL GHOST RIDER PORTFOLIO #1
SPIDER-GWEN VOL. 1 GREATER POWERS TPB
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL VOL. 00 DON'T CALL IT A TEAM UP TPB
WONDER WOMAN BY MIKE DEODATO TPB



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SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 4th 2016

***MARVEL COMICS***

A-FORCE #5 REGULAR & MANY LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
ALL NEW INHUMANS #7
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN AND SILK SPIDERFLY EFFECT #3
BLACK WIDOW #3 REGULAR & MULTIPLE LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #9
CONTEXT OF CHAMPIONS #8
DAREDEVIL PUNISHER #1
DEADPOOL MASSACRE #1
GWENPOOL #0
HOWARD THE DUCK #7
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #9
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE CIVIL WAR #3
MOON KNIGHT #2 REGULAR & LIMITED TEDESCO VARIANT EDITIONS
NEW AVENGERS #11
NOVA #7
PUNISHER #1 REGULAR & MANY MULTIPLES OF LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT #5
SCARLET #8
SCARLET WITCH #6
SPIDER-GWEN #8 REGULAR & MANY LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #10
STAR WARS POE DAMERON #2 REGULAR & LIMITED SHAVLEY VARIANT EDS
THUNDERBOLTS #1 REGULAR & MULTIPLE LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
TRUE BELIEVERS CHEWBACCA #1
TRUE BELIEVERS DARTH VADER #1
TRUE BELIEVERS DROIDS #1
TRUE BELIEVERS KANAN #1
TRUE BELIEVERS LANDO #1
TRUE BELIEVERS SHATTERED EMPKRE #1
TRUE BELIEVERS STAR WARS #1
TRUE BELIEVERS STAR WARS CLASSIC #1
TRUE BELIEVERS STAR WARS COVERS #1
TRUE BELIEVERS VADER DOWN #1
UNCANNY X-MEN #7 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS $
X-MEN 92 #3

***DC COMICS***

BATMAN BEYOND #12
BATMAN SUPERMAN #32
BLOODLINES #2
DETECTIVE COMICS #52 REGULAR & VARIANT
EMPRESS #2
FLASH #51 REGULAR & ROMITA VARIANT
GREEN ARROW #52 REGULAR & VARIANT
GREEN LANTERN #52 REGULAR & VARIANT
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FIVE #9
LEGEND OF WONDER WOMAN #5
MIDNIGHTER #12
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #20
SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #16
SHERIFF OF BABYLON #6
SUPERMAN THE COMING OF THE SUPERMEN #4

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

AMAZING FOREST #5
ARMY OF DARKNESS FURIOUS ROAD #3
BALTIMORE EMPTY GRAVES #2
BLACK HOOD #10
BOBS BURGERS #11
BRANDONS FRENCH FRIES #NONE
BRUCE LEE DRAGON RISES #2
CINEMA PURGATORIO #1
DEVOLUTION #4
DOCTOR WHO 10th YEAR TWO #9
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS #1
4001 A.D. #1
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #228
GIANT DAYS #14
GOLD KEY ALLIANCE #2
GRANT MORRISONS 18 DAYS #11
HELLBOY IN HELL #9
HELLINA #2
HOT DAMN #2
INVADER ZIM #9
KINGS QUEST #1
KLAUS #5
KOLCHAK DAN SHAMBLE ZOMBIE PI #1
LADY DEATH CHAOS RULES #1
LADY MECHANIKA LOST BOYS OF WEST ABBEY #1
MADAGASCAR #2
MICHAEL TURNER ART EDITION ASPEN EXTENDED EDITION #0 REG & LIM VAR
MICHAEL TURNER ART EDITION SOULFIRE #1 REG & LIMITED VARIANT EDS
MISS FURY VOL. 2 #2
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #28
NAILBITER #21
PHANTOM #6
PREDATOR LIFE AND DEATH #3
RAT QUEENS #16
RENATO JONES ONE PERCENT #1
ROUGH RIDERS #2
SMOSH #1
SOFT SPOTS #1
STAR TREK MANIFEST DESTINY #2
STAR TREK NEW VISIONS OF WOMAN BORN
STEVEN UNIVERSE & CRYSTAL GEMS #2
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE #1 SCENTED COVER
STRAY BULLETS SUNSHINE & ROSES #14
SURVIVORS CLUB #8
3 DEVILS #3
3 FLOYDS ALPHA KING #1
UNCLE SCROOGE #14
VAMPBLADE #4
VAMPIRELLA VOL. 3 #3
WALKING DEAD #154
WALT DISNEY COMICS & STORIES
WAR STORIES #18
WICKED & DIVINE #19
WILL EISNER SPIRIT #10
WOLF #7

***MISCELLANEOUS***

AL PLASTINO LAST SUPERMAN STANDING SC
BATMAN & ROBIN VOL. 7 ROBIN RISES TPB
WALKING DEAD ADULT COLORING BOOK
WALT DISNEY DONALD DUCK VOL. 8 TERROR BEAGLE HC




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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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