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WEDNESDAY'S COMICS HAVE BEEN DELAYED at the COLLECTOR'S EDITION and THE COMIC BOOK STORE!!

Unbelievably Pathetic Service
Apparently power went out at the UPS distribution center for about an hour over the weekend, and as a result they've delayed all shipments this week by a day!

  We should get our books on Wednesday -- but they can't tell us at what time.

  If you're on reserve, watch for our email to let you know when books are available!

  Sorry ... and THANKS for your understanding!  

WILD STARS image Copyright 2002 Michael Tierney

SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, May23rd, 2018

***MARVEL COMICS***

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #798 3rd PRINT IMMONEN VARIANT
BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #18
BLACK PANTHER #1 REGULAR & MANY, MANY VARIANTS
CHAMPIONS #20
DOCTOR STRANGE #390 REGULAR & DEADPOOL VARIANT
DOMINO #1 2nd PRINT ARTIST VARIANT
FALCON #8
HUNT FOR WOLVERINE MYSTERY MADRIPOR #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
INCREDIBLE HULK #717
INFINITY COUNTDOWN DARKHAWK #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #600 REGULAR & MANY VARIANTS
LEGION #5
MOON KNIGHT #195 REGULAR & DEADPOOL VARIANT
OLD MAN HAWKEYE #3 2nd PRINT VARIANT
OLD MAN HAWKEYE #5
OLD MAN LOGAN #40
SHIELD BY HICKMAN AND WEAVER #5
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #33
STAR WARS #48 REGULAR & VARIANT
STAR WARS ANNUAL #4 REGULAR & VARIANT
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #30
STAR WARS LAST JEDI ADAPTATION #2
STAR WARS POE DAMERON #27
STAR WARS RICH DAMERON #NONE
THANOS #13 5th PRINT SHAW VARIANT
THANOS #14 5th PRINT SHAW VARIANT
THANOS #15 4th PRINT SHAW VARIANT
THANOS #16 3rd PRINT SHAW VARIANT
THANOS #17 3rd PRINT SHAW VARIANT
TRUE BELIEVERS WOLVERINE THE BROTHERS #1
TRUE BELIEVERS WOLVERINE VS VENOM #1
WEAPON X #18
X-MEN GOLD #28
YOU ARE DEADPOOL #3 REGULAR & MANY VARIANTS

***DC COMICS***

BATGIRL #23 REGULAR & VARIANT
BATMAN BEYOND #20 REGULAR & VARIANT
DETECTIVE COMICS #981 REGULAR & VARIANT
FLASH #47 REGULAR & VARIANT
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #45 REGULAR & VARIANT
HELLBLAZER #22 REGULAR & VARIANT
JUSTICE LEAGUE NO JUSTICE #3
JUSTICE LEAGUE NO HABLA #NONE
LOONEY TUNES #243
MERA QUEEN OF ATLANTIS #4
MOTHER PANIC GOTHAM AD #3
MOTHERLANDS #5
SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #38
SIDEWAYS #1 2nd PRINT VARIANT
SILENCER #5
SUICIDE SQUAD #42 REGULAR & VARIANT
SUPER SONS #16 REGULAR & VARIANT
TERRIFICS #1 2nd PRINT VARIANT
WONDER WOMAN #47 REGULAR & VARIANT

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

ADVENTURE TIME BEGINNING OF END #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
ANIMOSITY #14
BELLADONNA FIRE FURY #6
BLACK HAMMER AGE OF DOOM #2 REGULAR & VARIANT
BROTHERS DRACUL #2
BTVS SEASON 11 GIELS #4
CATALYST PRIME INCIDENTALS #9
DARK SOULS AGE OF FIRE #1
DAYS OF HATE #5
DEADLY CLASS #34 REGULAR & VARIANT
DELTA 13 #1
ELSEWHERE #7
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS PRIMER
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS VOL. 5 #1
GASOLINA #8
G.I. JOE VS SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN #4 REGULAR & VARIANT
HIT-GIRL #4 REGULAR & MANY VARIANTS
INCOGNEGRO RENAISSANCE #4
INVADER ZIM #30 REGULAR & VARIANT
LEGENDERRY RED SONJA #4
LUMBERJANES #50 REGULAR & VARIANT
MANIFEST DESTINY #35
PELLUCIDAR AT EARTHS CORE #1 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
PINK PANTHER 55th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1
PRISONER #2
PUMPKINHEAD #4
RUGRATS #8
SHADOWMAN #3
STAR TREK DISCOVER SUCCESSION #2
STAR TREK TNG THROUGH THE MIRROR #4
TMNT URBAN LEGENDS #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
WITCHFINDER GATES OF HEAVEN #1
X-FILES CASE FILES FLORIDA MAN #2
X-O MANOWAR #15

***MISCELLANEOUS***

BACK ISSUE #104
SNOTGIRL VOL. 2 CALIFORNIA SCREAMING TPB
2000 AD PACK APRIL 2018
WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS OMNIBUS VOL. 2 TPB



SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 16th, 2018

***MARVEL COMICS***

ALL NEW WOLVERINE #35 REGULAR & TORQUE DEADPOOL VARIANT
AVENGERS #2 REGULAR & MARQUEZ VARIANT
CABLE #157
CAPTAIN AMERICA #702 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
DAREDEVIL #602
HUNT FOR WOLVERINE CLAWS OF A KILLER #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
INFINITY COUNTDOWN DAREDEVIL #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
MIGHTY THOR GATES OF VALHALLA #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
PUNISHER #224
QUICKSILVER NO SURRENDER #1
TRUE BELIEVERS WOLVERINE DYING GAME #1
TRUE BELIEVERS WOLVERINE FATAL ATTRACTIONS #1
WEAPON H #3
X-MEN RED #4 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
X-MEN WEDDING SPECIAL #1 REGULAR & VARIANT

***DC COMICS***

AQUAMAN #36 REGULAR & VARIANT
BATMAN #45 2nd PRINT VARIANT
BATMAN #47 REGULAR & VARIANT
BATMAN SINS OF THE FATHER #4
BATWOMAN #15 REGULAR & VARIANT
BOMBSHELLS UNITED #18
BRAVE & THE BOLD BATMAN & WONDER WOMAN #4
CAVE CARSON HAS AN INTERSTELLAR EYE #3
DAMAGE #5
DEATHBED #4
FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS #10 REGULAR & VARIANT
GREEN LANTERNS #47 REGULAR & VARIANT
HARLEY LOVES JOKER #2 REGULAR & VARIANT
INJUSTICE 2 #26
JUSTICE LEAGUE NO JUSTICE #2
NEW CHALLENGERS #1
SUPERMAN SPECIAL #1
WILD STROM #13 REGULAR & VARIANT

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

ARCHIES #7
ASSASSINISTAS #5
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #9 REGULAR & VARIANT
BPRD DEVIL YOU KNOW #6 REGULAR & MIGNOLA VARIANT
BUBBA HO-TEP & COSMIC BLOOD-SUCKERS #1
CINEMA PURGATORIO #14
CROSSED PLUS 100 MIMIC #1
CURSE WORDS #14
CYBER SPECTRE #1
DEAD HAND #4
DEJAH THORIS #4 REGULAR & MORE VARIANTS THAN A THARK HAS ARMS
DOCTOR STAR & KINGDOM LOST TOMORROWS #2
DODGE CITY #3
DRY COUNTY #3
ETHER COPPER GOLEMS #1
FENCE #6
FLAVOR #1
GAME OF THRONES CLASH OF KINGS #10
GIDEON FALLS #3 REGULAR & VARIANT
GOOSEBUMPS DOWNLOAD & DIE #3
GREEN HORNET #3
GRIMM FAIRY TALES #15
HUNGRY GHOSTS #4
INFIDEL #3
JAMES BOND THE BODY #5
JIM HENSON POWER OF DARK CRYSTAL #6
JIMMYS BASTARDS #8
KICK-ASS #4 REGULAR & VARIANT
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #254
LAND THAT TIME FORGOT SEE-TA SAVAGE #2 REGULAR & VARIANT
MIGHTY MOE SZYSLAK #1 ONE SHOT
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #27 REGULAR & VARIANT
MOONSHINE #10 REGULAR & VARIANT
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #66 REGULAR & VARIANT
NEIL GAIMAN AMERICAN GODS MY AINSEL #3 REGULAR & VARIANT
NINJA-K #7 REGULAR & VARIANT
PUMPKINHEAD #3
RAT QUEENS #9 REGULAR & VARIANT
RIVERDALE #12
SAVAGE TALES VAMPIRELLA ONE SHOT #1
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #1 3rd PRINT VARIANT
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #2 2nd PRINT VARIANT
STAR TREK TNG THROUGH THE MIRROR #2 & #3
STAR WARS ADVENTURES #10 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING #16
THREE STOOGES SLAPTASTIC SPECIAL #1 COLOR SPECIAL
TMNT ONGOING #81 & #82
TMNT UNIVERSE #22 REGULAR & VARIANT
USAGI YOJIMBO #3
WALK THROUGH HELL #1
WICKED & DIVINE #36
WORLD OF TANKS CITADEL #1
XENA #4

***MISCELLANEOUS***

DARK DAYS THE ROAD TO METAL HC
HULK RETURN TO PLANET HULK TPB
MAD MAGAZINE #1
TUROK VOL. 1 BLOOD HUNT TPB



Free Comic Book Day 2018

SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, May 9th, 2018

***MARVEL COMICS***

DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #300 REGULAR & MANY VARIANTS
DOMNIO #2
EXILES #3 REGULAR & VARIANT
HUNT FOR WOLVERINE ADAMANTIUM AGENDA #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
INCREDIBLE HULK #716
NEW MUTANTS DEAD SOULS #3
OLD MAN LOGAN #39
PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #304
RUNAWAYS #9
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #32
STAR WARS DARTH VADE #16
STAR WARS LAST JEDI ADAPTATION #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
STAR WARS THRAWN #4 REGULAR & VARIANT
TRUE BELIEVERS WOLVERINE BLOOD HUNGRY #1
TRUE BELIEVERS WOLVERINE VS SABRETOOTH #1
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #32
VENOM #1 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
X-MEN BLUE #27
YOU ARE DEADPOOL #2 REGULAR & VARIANT

***DC COMICS***

BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #22 REGULAR & VARIANT
BATMAN #44 2nd PRINT VARIANT
BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #8 REGULAR & VARIANT
BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT VS MR CLEAN #NONE
DETECTIVE COMICS #980 REGULAR & VARIANT
ETERNITY GIRL #3
FLASH #46 REGULAR & VARIANT
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #44 REGULAR & VARIANT
IMMORTAL MEN #2
JUSTICE LEAGUE NO JUSTICE #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
NEW SUPER MAN & THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF CHINA #23
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #22 REGULAR & VARIANT
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #25 REGULAR & VARIANT
SIDEWAYS #4
SUICIDE SQUAD #41 REGULAR & VARIANT
WILDSTROM MICHAEL CRAY #7
WONDER WOMAN #46 REGULAR & VARIANT

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #23 REGULAR & VARIANT
BACK TO THE FUTURE TIME TRAIN #5
BETTY AND VERONICA VIXENS #6
GHOSTBUSTER ANSWER THE CALL #5 REGULAR & VARIANT
GOLD DIGGER #252
ISOLA #2
JIM HENSON FRAGGLE ROCK #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
MAESTROS #6
MEDIEVAL SPAWN WITCHBLADE #1 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
MONSTRESS #16
OBLIVIAN SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI #3
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #35
PLANET OF THE APES URSUS #5
PUNKS NOT DEAD #4
ROBOCOP CITIZENS ARREST #2
ROBOTECH #9
ROM & THE MICRONAUTS #5
ROUGH RIDERS RIDE OR DIE #4
SLEEPLESS #4
SOUTHERN BASTARDS #20 REGULAR & VARIANT
SPONGEBOB COMICS #80
TANK GIRL FULL COLOR CLASSICS 1988-1999 #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
THE CREEPS #14
WARHAMMER 40000 DEATHWATCH #1
WWE #17

***MISCELLANEOUS***

COMPLETE CHESTER GOULD DICK TRACY VOL. 24 HC
CONAN OMNIBUS VOL. 4 TPB
DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #524
FIGHTING AMERICAN TIES THAT BIND #3
2000 A.D. PACK MARCH 2018



SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 2nd, 2018

***MARVEL COMICS***

ASTONISHING X-MEN #11
AVENGERS #1 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
CAPTAIN AMERICA #701 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
HUNT FOR WOLVERINE WEAPON LOST #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
INFINITY COUNTDOWN #3 REGULAR & MANY VARIANTS
RISE OF THE BLACK PANTHER #5
ROGUE & GAMBIT #5
SHIELD BY HICKMAN AND WEAVER REBIRTH #1
SPIDER-MAN #240
STAR WARS #47 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
STAR WARS TAG & BINK WERE HERE #1
TRUE BELIEVERS KITTY PRYDE AND WOLVERINE #1
TRUE BELIEVERS WOLVERINE SWORD QUEST #1
VENOMIZED #5 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
WEAPON X #17
YOU ARE DEADPOOL #1 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS

***DC COMICS***

ACTION COMICS SPECIAL #1
BATMAN #46 REGULAR & VARIANT
BOMBSHELLS UNITED #17
CURSE OF BRIMSTONE #2
CYBORG #22 REGULAR & VARIANT
DC NATION #0
DEATHSTROKE #30 2nd PRINT VARIANT
DEATHSTROKE #31 REGULAR & VARIANT
DOOMSDAY CLOCK #2 2nd PRINT VARIANT
EXIT STAGE LEFT THE SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES 5
GREEN ARROW #40 REGULAR & VARIANT
GREEN LANTERNS #46 REGULAR & VARIANT
HARLEY LOVES JOKER #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
INJUSTICE 2 #25
NIGHTWING #44 REGULAR & VARIANT
SHADE THE CHANGING WOMAN #3

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

BETTY AND VERONICA FRIENDS FOREVER #1
BLACK SCIENCE #35 REGULAR & VARIANT
CODA #1
CYBER SPECTRE #1
DARK ARK #6
DEATH OR GLORY #1 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
DOCTOR STAR & KINGDOM LOST TOMORROWS #3 REGULAR & VARIANT
EAST OF WEST #37
GFT DANCE OF THE DEAD #5 REGULAR & VARIANT
G.I. JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #251
GIANT DAYS #38
GO GO POWER RANGERS #8 2nd PRINT VARIANT
GO GO POWER RANGERS #9
GOOSEBUMPS MONSTERS AT MIDNIGHT #1
GRAVEDIGGERS UNION #6
HARBINGER WARS 2 PRELUDE #1
HIGHEST HOUSE #1 2nd PRINT VARIANT
HILLBILLY #9
JUNGLE FANTASY SURVIVORS #10
KOSHCHEI THE DEATHLESS #5
KULL ETERNAL #3 REGULAR & VARIANT
NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS ZEROS JOURNEY #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
RED SONJA #15
RED SONJA TARZAN #1 REGULAR & MANY, MANY VARIANTS
SCALES & SCOUNDRELS #9
SEX CRIMINALS #24
SHERLOCK HOLMES VANISHING MAN #1
SPAWN #285 REGULAR & VARIANT
STAR TREK TNG THROUGH THE MIRROR #1
STRAY BULLETS SUNSHINE & ROSES #34
TRANSFORMERS VS VISIONAIRIES #5 REGULAR & VARIANT
WALKING DEAD #179 REGULAR & VARIANT
XERXES FALL OF HOUSE OF DARIUS #2

***MISCELLANEOUS***

BACK ISSUE #104
COLOR YOUR OWN STAR WARS HAN SOLO TPB
THE THREE STOOGES COMIC BOOK SERIES T/C BOX



New Fiction by Michael Tierney:

Cirsova #7

Cirsova #7

This issue includes The Criteria for Admission Into the Galactic Community, my 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!

Coming Soon:


Speaking of which, the Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology (order link) goes on sale May 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.
V3
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 one month to go before shipping, 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

I have 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!

Available now:

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
.
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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