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Wild Stars 8: The Dire Griefs

Part One Review:

"Cirsova Magazine is back with more of the best adventure stories to be found today... a new Wild Stars novel from Michael Tierney"

"The Battle of the Rages"

first publication in:
The Mighty Sons of Hercules

Review from Tales of Trinity City:
"A Mighty Read, Indeed!
Hercís sons go all around the world as wanderers and fight for what is right. Every story was intriguing and I love them all."

Selected by the Independent Fiction Alliance as one of the 25 Best Indie Books of 2023!

Robert E. Howard 100 Year Catalog Art Chronology

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Five star reviews from Amazon:

"Great item"

Chris Adams: "...a triumph! This is a beautiful set, categorized to easily find what you are looking for."
This is a beautiful set, categorized to easily find what you are looking for.

Charles Reed: "A magnificent labor of love! ...I had a hard time putting them down ... I would highly recommend this set to any Howard fan!"

D. Miller: "Essential for Robert E. Howard Enthusiasts! These volumes are worth their heavy weight in gold for fans.
Quality of print and binding is sky high and will outlast generations of readers."

Axeman: "The Ultimate reference work on Robert E. Howard's art!
No stone left unturned in this beautifully illustrated book... A great tribute and very good value for money."

Five star review from the TLG website:

This is a magnificent set of books! What a masterful achievement!
This stands alongside Mike TIerney's equally incredible Edgar Rice Burroughs Art Chronology from a couple of years ago!
Absolutely comprehensive, providing images and discussion of REH's pulp work, hardback and paperback books and
comic book/strip appearances over the past 100 years!
Well written, visually exciting - and the production quality that Chenault & Gray have put into the books and slipcase is of the highest quality!
I cannot recommend this set highly enough! Looking forward to what Mike has up his sleeve next!

Reviews from the Kickstarter comments page:


"Truly beautiful books, as expected after the ERB set."

"They look spectacular and exceed my expectations ..."

Reviews from Facebook:

Brian Carroll
"...the books are brilliant. Love them.""

Wes Miller
"Just an amazing set for an enthusiast. Phenomenal!"

Bud Plant's Art Books gave it the gold ribbon and their highest recommendation in their catalog:

Part One Review:

Wild Stars 7: The Gold Exegency

Review by DMR Books:
"By the master of pulp extravagance, Mr. Michael Tierney.

"...Itís all action at this point, with some outrageously-imagined locales and violent combat.
I think this may be my favourite Michael Tierney story. Itís tightly plotted, with a kind of fight and run rhythm.
I found two of the characters very engaging, one of them being Conrock. Spoiler control prevents me naming the other.

"Tension-wise, important actors are loose in the galaxy, for good or evil, who knows? Episode 1 and itís already a wild story.
Looking forward to the next episode."

5-Star Review by Fiannawolfe:
"Pulp goodness!"

"Wild Stars is one of my mainstays via Cirsova ..."
5-Star Review by John E. Boyle:
A Wild Stars story ...!!! Who could ask for more?

"The Spring 2023 Cirsova is out and it has some great stuff. There is the first part of a Wild Stars story by Michael Tierney ..."

Part Two:

5-Star Review by John E. Boyle:
"...the best tales of adventure in print today!

"Rip-roaring stories ... with a new Wildstars tale from Michael Tierney"

Part Three:
includes Michael Tierney's "Texas Goth"" horror story

5-Star Amazon Reviews:
John Boyle: "More Adventure, Suspense and a dash of Weird Fiction from Cirsova Magazine
This issue has the 3rd installment of 4 of Michael Tierney's The Gold Exigency"

Nasar Rabadi: "Great collection of stories"

Kindle customer 4-Star Review: "An eclectic mix of stories from talented authors with a horror slant appropriate for a spooky season release.
A very good entry point for someone looking to dip into the indie "neo-pulp" scene."

Part Four:

5-Star Amazon Review:
John Boyle: "You want Adventure and Suspense? Cirsova has got some of the best adventure and suspense stories out today,
including the conclusions of series from Michael Tierney (Wild Stars) and (others).
Take a look at Cirsova's latest, you won't regret it.

Part Four Review:

Wild Stars 6 Part 4

5-Star Review on Amazon by Charles Reed:
"I mainly buy (Cirsova) for the Wild Stars series by Michael Tierney.
This amazing series gets better with each installment."

Wild Stars 6: Orphan of the Shadowy Moons
Part Two Review:

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5-Star Review on Amazon:
"Michael Tierney is a master at this kind of story..
"Much happens quickly and the colourful, breathless action pulls the reader along.
There are no exposition dumps, the story develops organically and quickly.
Michael Tierney is a master of tone and intent and the sense of foreboding that lies
over this whole episode makes me want to read the next. Thrilling and heroic."

Wild Stars 6: Orphan of the Shadowy Moons

Part One Reviews:

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Five out of 5 Star review on Amazon:
"... the best Science Fiction and Fantasy out there ..."

Five out of 5 Star review on Amazon by Fiannawolf:
"Wild Stars is one of my favorites."

Cirsova V2 #9 winter 2021

5-Star Review on Amazon:
"This short beautifully written non-fiction article by Michael Tierney is an absolute gem."

Review by Caroline Furlong
"For the grand finale (of this issue)... The Creation of Science Fiction... provided some fascinating insights into the origin of sci-fi.
Further pieces by Mr. Tierney on this subject would be more than welcome..."

5-Star Review on Amazon:
"This issue of Cirsova brings you more of what you're looking for whether its fantasy, sci fi, suspense or Michael Tierney's non-fiction about the legendary Bob Davis."

Part Three Reviews:

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Review on Castalia House:
"... audacious space opera ..."

5-Star Review on Amazon:
"In a word: amazing. In two words: spectacularly amazing."

Wild Stars 5: The Artomique Paradigm

Part Two Reviews:

Wild Stars 5 The Artomique Paradigm Part 2 of 3

Review by Nathan on Castalia House:
"... feats of heroism, and quick-paced twists worthy of the classic Argosy magazine."

"... this second set of chapters settles into a wild dash across a pirate planet.
The locales are ambitious and pulpy,
setting a backdrop for a plot that movies at the speed of Max Brand's historic adventures.
An internal logic to the gleefully over-the-top names reveals itself ...
This portion of The Artomique Paradigm ends with a masterful cliffhanger."

"...a worthy addition to the long-running string of excellence..."

Paul Hair ran his interview with the Publisher of Cirsova, which has:
" ... many people proclaiming us to be a second coming of Weird Tales or Planet Stories."

5-Star review by John E. Boyle on Amazon:
"Part Two of a new Wild Stars novel by the great Michael Tierney (with artwork by DarkFilly) ...
More of the good stuff from Cirsova!"

Review by Dave Higgins:
"Tierney weaves multiple vast and complex schemes by various groups
with fast-paced brutal combats and ultra-technology."

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Review by Caroline Furlong:
" If you can picture one of the best Marvel time travel stories mixed with Doctor Who, Star Wars, Dune,
and Flash Gordon, then you would have an accurate image of this latest installment in the Wild Stars* universe.
The worlds explored by the story are rich, varied, and feel very lived-in. If Star Wars is a space opera
appetizer while Flash Gordon and Dune are main courses, then Wild Stars is a very sweet dessert.

... this writer found The Artomique Paradigm quite enjoyable.
Reading Wild Stars proper is definitely on this author's list of things to do in the future."

Review by Nathan on Castalia House:
"Tierney is always a welcome sight.
This raygun star opera certainly lives up to its name..."

5-Star review by John E. Boyle on Amazon:
"Part one of an offering by the great Michael Tierney ...
Cirsova has the good stuff."

5-Star review by Murg on Amazon:
"Total Kino
The only thing we are missing now is an animated adaptation ..."

4-Star review by Dave Higgins on Good Reads:
"Tierney's novel reads like Dune with the introspection on tyranny and freedom replaced with ... action.
As the first of three parts, the story does not resolve itself; however, it does reach a significant
minor shift in the starting situation so is unlikely to leave readers who were enjoying it in utter
agony until they can read the next part.
This story is set in Tierney's Wild Stars universe and ... will draw the reader deeper into the world."

Wild Stars RPG cover

Eric Fabiaschi's review on Swords & Stitchery:

"Amazing Adventures 5E Wild Stars was well worth it. Here are some (10) reasons why:

1. The Wild Stars campaign setting can link up with almost any OSR or campaign setting.
The point by point adventure adjunction works nicely.
2. Michael Tierney is a proven writer with a track record going back for a long time in my
comic book & fandom reading. So I know what I'm in for.
3. The Wild Stars setting has lots of adventure possibilities & flat out works..."

Wild Stars 4: Wild Star Rising
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In his promo video (you can watch here) for his release of Wild Stars 4 in a matching set with Wild Stars 1 through 3, and in an omnibus,
Cirsova publisher "Alex" P. Alexander said:
"Wild Stars is incredbile science fantasy ... on the scale of Jack Kirby's Fourth World.
It's almost incomparable."

Jon Mollison did an in depth review (here) about Wild Stars 4:
"Michael Tierney is one of the brighter stars in the constellation of Cirsova authors."

"The seamless merger of sci-fi and fantasy... crackles,
and the adventures leap... with a relentless pace that's a joy to follow along.
New characters step on scene fully formed, and fully described for newcomers to the series,
and Tierney doesn't shy away from jerking the rug out from the reader's expectations
in a way that is both fun and inspiring."

""Wild Stars Rising"... makes for a great introduction to the world.
In many ways, the Wild Stars universe reminds me of the Lensman series,
and if you've ever read that classic series by the old master Doc E. E. Smith,
you'll recognize that for the compliment it is." 4-Star review of the Cirsova edition of Wild Stars 1:
"A fun, crazy sci-fi story
There are many different layers to the story...
Overall, a really fun read"

5-Star Review on Amazon for the Cirsova edition of Wild Stars 1:
"A Fantastic Fantasy!
Amazing series, the absolute definition of great fantasy!
Top tier writing, wonderful art and imagination, a truly gripping tale spun to keep you coming back more."

5-Star review on Amazon for Cirsova's 2nd edition of Wild Stars 3:
" The Wild Stars series is built for people who want a story that is rich with drama, thick with story...
Michael does a good job of making this a stand-alone story or jumping on point for the series.
If you're looking for well developed original content then this is a book series you need to check out."

5-Star review on Amazon of the Cirsova 1st edition of Wild Stars 4:
"This is the must have book no matter where you are in this series.
...strong character arcs and drama alongside galaxy-spanning space battles...
The Wild Stars series is built for people who want a story that is rich with drama, thick with a story...
it gives you everything you could want in a story and still leaves you wanting more."

5-Star review on Lulu for the Omnibus:
"A stunning and enjoyable read - the omnibus is worth the investment to ensure completeness of the read,
along with the immensity of the tome. The wraparound cover... would make a dynamic poster!
I recommend this work for anyone who is a fan of pulp sci-fi or space opera -
along with anyone who is a fan of non-derivative works."

When Volume One was first released in digital format on Kindle, it spent a week at #1, sometimes in multiple Kindle categories.

Young Tarzan

"Young Tarzan and the Mysterious She" is a short story begun by Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1930
and left unfinished until Danton Burroughs asked me to complete it in 2005.
After Danton's tragic death, publication was delayed until the March 2019 issue of Cirsova Magazine, Volume 2 #1.

Here are a couple of pre-pubication articles about Young Tarzan and the Mysterious She:
Here's a link to an article by Paul Hair on Hollywood In Toto.
Here's a link to an article by Deuce Richardson on

While Young Tarzan didn't win, it was nominated for a Hugo Award in the Best Short Story Category

Cirsova's Revenge--Jon Mollison's June 25, 2019 Review:
"But the it any good?

Of course it is. Michael Tierney did the heavy lifting here to prepare the work for publishing,
and his stitch-work comes off as invisible.
Tierney has made more than a few appearances in previous editions of Cirsova...
He's a solid writer that's hard to pigeonhole, as his stories always speak with a different voice.
He dons the voice of Burroughs in his Tarzan narration, and it works well.

... reading Young Tarzan and the Mysterious She takes me right back to high school ...
It's a haunting tale ...
As such, it stands as a fitting posthumous tribute to one of the all time greats."

5-Star Review on Amazon:
"... the headliner alones sells the magazine.
"...the surprisingly introspective Tarzan tale... works well..."

5-Star Review on Amazon:
"It is not apparent where the fragment ends or which are the new part(s) added by Mr. Tierney.
...was well handled as Burroughs might have done...
...a rare treat"

5-Star Review on Amazon:
"Michael nailed it.
This brought me back through a couple of decades and dropped me right back into the jungle.
Such a feeling of deja vu - Michael handled completing this lost tale perfectly.
Such an absolute joy.
Michael's writing complements Burroughs so well, it's hard to define where one drops off and the other picks up.
Truly something any Burroughs or Tarzan fan needs in their collection."

5-Star Review on Amazon:
"I'm loving it.

"I feel like I'm there (in the jungle) and that it's real (Tarzan and the Mangani seemed real).
I also had that same great feeling I had as a teen reading Burroughs' Tarzan stories in my room for the first time,
complete immersion in an exciting and strange world.

I was trying a little to distinguish between what (Michael Tierney) wrote as opposed to ERB's fragment writing.
A week later I find out that I was right about some parts but wrong about others.
Michael did a great job.
I loved the ending.
Now I plan to pick up something Michael Tierney has written solo."

Review on by Victoria Silverwolf:
"The most interesting aspect of the story is the way it delves into Tarzan's psychology."

"...the cover art for this issue is beautiful."

Review by Paul Lucas:
"...effective story... adds something new and quite psychological to the Tarzan mythos without undermining it in the slightest.
I found that this got me thinking in a reflective way, while still being interesting and affecting.
I even went back and re-read it later, which is something I rarely do.

"Young Tarzan is the best (story in this issue) at getting across the character."

Review on Amazon UK by M. Furnass:
" I never thought I would ever see, cover-featured on a magazine,
a new Tarzan story with the Edgar Rice Burroughs byline.

Michael Tierney was given the enviable (and unenviable!) task of completing the tale, and ...
did indeed bring it to a satisfying conclusion.."

2018 Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide

Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide -- 2018 Market Report

On Michael Tierney's bibliography page is a list of his non-fiction writing.
People rarely review other reviews, articles, or comic store market reports.
The website made a You Tube video about his 2018 market report:

Cirsova #9

Listed by the editor as:
"Michael Tierney's fifth appearance in the pages of Cirsova . . ."

5 Star review on
"Blown away! . . . entertaining . . . near perfect short stories . . Gonna checkout their back issues now."

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Circsova magazine limited Special editions -- July/August 2018 release
2 magazine versions, and 1 hardcover with a wraparound virgin dust wrapper

Review by editor Brian Neimeir:

"Wild Stars III is just what fans of fun, heroic action stories have been starving for."

"Michael Tierney . . . is a true pro whose style and outlook remind me of the old pulp masters.
His latest book is a whirlwind space adventure that will become the gold standard for putting fun first.
"Line up (early) . . . for the launch of what promises to be a game-changing book."

Review on Passing It Forward:

". . . a manly hunk of manliness . . .
"Wild Stars III will put hair on your chest."

Tara Cuvelier at rated Wild Stars 3 as an 8.8 on a scale of 10.

Tara described the basic concept of the Wild Stars as being:
"... absolutely awesome."

About the story she said:
"The plot kept me engaged throughout.
It is definitely a fast-moving story, dropping you into the action right from the beginning.
There really are no slow spots ...
There is so much happening--time travel, interdimensional travel, ships that can move planets around, and more.
It's a very richly imagined world ... I thoroughly enjoyed the energetic romp that is Wild Stars III." has Wild Stars III rated 5 out of 5 Stars:

"A strong addition to the series"

"The Wild Stars series is built for people who want a story that is rich with drama, thick with story...
Michael does a good job of making this a stand alone story or jumping on point...
If you're looking for well developed original content then this is a book series you need to check out."

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Bud Plant catalog cover Bud Plant featured the ERB 100 Year Art Chronology on the cover of his latest catalog, and gave it his Highest Recommendation!

Average Customer Review on Amazon: 5 out of 5 Stars

"Spectacular Collection! Beautiful!"

"To put it in simple terms, those books are masterpieces! of art. Extremely detailed, Amazingly illustrated and so worth it."

"...the '100 Year Art Chronology' is comprehensive, in-depth, personable, insightful, and awesome...
the reader is hypnotically transfixed."

"The Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology is an amazing collection of images...
the text reveals a tremendous amount of information. Michael's knowledge of the art of this period is astounding...
great work."

"This set of books is everything I've dreamed about...
entertaining and informative articles... wonderful books.
Absolutely enjoyable in every way"

"Awesome Collection! Beautiful!"

"The Greatest collection of fantasy artwork that I've ever seen.
This set of books is truly amazing.
And there is a ton of art from the UK that I've never seen before."

Chenault & Gray website review Average: 4.25 Stars.
One impatient customer dinged a 1 Star review because the books didn't arrive fast enough.

"Fantastic collection of Burroughs artwork!
Well worth the wait!
Excellent... spectacular!"

"I am in awe... Thank you."

"So Beautiful!!!"

Cirsova issue #7

Review on

"In a compact story like this, one gag is enough, but Tierney manages to squeeze in a nice one-two punch with a deft touch of humanity . . .
He also does it without the sort of cheap shot political theater . . . Another point in this story's favor."

Cirsova #5

5 Star review on

"What surprised me was "The Bears of 1812" by Michael Tierney

"... it was really interesting. I like what he did with Sacagawea ... very satisfying ... (one of) my favorites."

Review on

"His Bears of 1812 in Cirsova #5 (the Eldritch Earth issue) stands out for the criminally underused setting of a fantastic colonial era United States."

5-Star Amazon UK Review by Dave Higgins"

"With few documents providing insight into the real Sacagawea ...

the characterisation is plausible and the spiritual aspects subtle rather than overt,
so those interested in alternate histories and colonial war stories are likely to enjoy it ..."

Review by Matthew X. Gomez on Broadswords and Blasters:

"The story jumps out ... interesting ... The overall writing is strong and the plot engaging ..."

Cirsova #2

Another Cirsova contributor mentioned the 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!"

"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" Shark Fighter Review for the variant cover:

"... kudos to Michael Tierney for the mythic twist that gave his "Shark Fighter" an added chill."

Review on

"A somewhat dreamy tale of a scuba diver facing a threat far worse than a mere shark attack, it was one of the highlights of the issue."

5-Star Review on Amazon Germany by Stephan Beal:

"... the short stories in Cirsova have, without exception, blown me away with their quality."

Wild Stars 2: Force Majeure

review by

"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."

review on

"Excellent ... this one will not disappoint."

Wild Stars first edition graphic novel

Wild Stars: The Book of Circles
Graphic Novel

5-star review on

" Love alternative earths! And the pulp mindset of this series.
Space Opera meets Space Fantasy! Gonna get that big omnibus later."

Review excerpt by
Don D'Ammassa

"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."

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

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."

" 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

review on

"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."

Reviews on an unauthorized download site:

Rating: 4.6 of 5 stars (Votes: 1334)

Force Majeure: Prarie Bay

Force Majeure: Prairie Bay #1

Review excerpt from
by Jeff Chon:

"Force Majeure is a very pretty book. It ... contains beautifully rendered art, and is based around a fairly interesting premise.
I picked it up on a lark and really enjoyed myself.
That's about as good as you can get.

"The story is very engaging with interesting characters and crackling sci-fi movie dialogue. There's a lot of good things here."

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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."

Review excerpt from
Comic Book Resources
by Augie De Blieck Jr.:

"Absolutely beautiful stuff"

Review excerpt from
by Ben Herman:

"Tremendous ... a very strong story ... be sure to give it a look."

Article excerpt from
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper:

"Superior to many of the comics offered by the Big Three publishers."

Review excerpt from
Comic Book Electronic Magazine
by David LeBlanc:

"Real treasure ... Super cool ...
The story is involved but each book pretty much stands on its own. Good storytelling technique ...
Great covers ... a very nice package ... worth checking out."

Review excerpt from

"(brings) more energy, creativity, and adventure to comics than any five mainline titles combined."

Second review excerpt from

"Are you up for a galaxy spanning multi-versal tale with dozens of characters, settings, and a whole lot of strange goings on?
Have I got a comic series for you!
Like some of the best literature, it seems written more for the re-read than the first time through ... carefully constructed narrative replete with call backs and foreshadowing ... all the pieces fit into the puzzle."

Under the Wild Stars

Under the Wild Stars

Review from

"SF novel of time travel and alien recruitment, sequel to author's self-published books. Essentially an elegantly bound manuscript, with illustrations by the author, this is a signed, limited edition of 25."

Out of Print Wild Stars








The Multiversal Scribe Magazine (1977)

Across the Distance Portfolio

Wild Stars Volume One #1 (Summer 1984)

Wild Stars Portfolio One

Wild Stars Volume Two #1 (Winter 1988)

Under the Wild Stars

Wild Stars Volume Three #1
(July 2001)

Wild Stars Volume Three #2
(October 2001)

Wild Stars Volume Three #3
(January 2002)

Wild Stars Volume Three #4
(February 2002)

Wild Stars Volume Three #5
(March 2002)

Wild Stars Volume Three #6
(April 2002)

Force Majeure: Prarie Bay #1
(May 2002)

Wild Stars Volume Three #7
(July 2002 - 64 page Finale)

Wild Stars -- The Book of Circles Graphic Novel

Wild Stars -- The Book of Circles - Recalibrated
25th Anniversary Edition



Under The Wild Stars novel





Wild Stars: The Book of Circles - Recalbirated - 25th Anniversary Edition
Shown below are the out-of-print Wild Stars Chronicles,
a limited edition set of hardcovers released in 2008.

Top Row: Nebula 71 (written in 1971); Ceobra (1974); The Catalyst (1976); Moonshadow (1978); Wild Stars Rising (1976-77).
Moonshadow was the first draft that became Wild Stars 6: Orphan of the Shadowy Moons--
which will be serialized in the 2022 issues of Cirsova Magazine.
Wild Stars Rising is a different novel from Wild Stars 4: Wild Star Rising, released in 2019 by Cirsova Publishing.

Bottom Row: First Marker (1978); and the prequel/sequel to First Marker, Under the Wild Stars from 1998.
These were the source material for all the Wild Stars comics collected in Wild Stars 1: The Book of Circles--Recalibrated.

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