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2015 Anniversary Sale

SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th, 2015

***MARVEL COMICS***

CAPTAIN AMERICA WHITE #2 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
CALVARY SHIELD 50th ANNIVERSARY #1 REGULAR & LIMITED WARD VARIANT
GHOST RACERS #4
HAIL HYDRA #3
INFERNO #5
MODOK ASSASSIN #5
MODOK BRONCO BUSTER #NONE
SHIELD #10
TRUE BELIEVERS SPIDER-WOMAN #1
TRUE BELIEVERS UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #1
X-MEN 92 #4 REGULAR & LIMITED NAKAYAMA VARIANT EDITIONS

***DC COMICS***

AMERICAN VAMPIRE SECOND CYCLE #10
AQUAMAN #44 REGULAR & GREEN LANTERN VARIANT
BATMAN ANNUAL #4
BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT ANNUAL #1
E IS FOR EXTINCTION #4
GRAYSON ANNUAL #2
GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL #4
JUSTICE LEAGUE #44 REGULAR & GREEN LANTERN VARIANT
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD ANNUAL #1
SANDMAN OVERTURE #6
SUPERMAN #44 REGULAR & GREEN LANTERN VARIANT
WONDER WOMAN 77 SPECIAL #2

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL 2015 GRAB BAG #1
ARCHIE #3
BEE AND PUPPYCAT #9
BOOK OF DEATH FALL OF HARBINGER #1
CONAN THE AVENGER #18
CROSSED PLUS 100 #9
DIRK GENTLYS HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY #4
DOCTOR WHO 10th YEAR TWO #1 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
DOCTOR WHO 12th #12
GFT HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 2015
GHOSTBUSTERS GET REAL #4
GODZILLA IN HELL #3
GOLD DIGGER SWIMSUIT SPECIAL #23
INVADER ZIM #1 3rd PRINT VARIANT
JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS OUTRAGEOUS ANNUAL #1
KING PRINCE VALIANT #4
MANTLE #5
POSTAL #7
PROVIDENCE #5
RASPUTIN #9
RICK & MORTY #6
SIMPSONS ILLUSTRATED #19
SONS OF THE DEVIL #5
SPAWN #256
SPREAD #10
STAN LEE CHAKRA THE INVINCIBLE #3
STEAM WARS FIRST EMPIRE #1
STRAY BULLETS SUNSHINE & ROSES #8
SWORDS OF SORROW SONJA JUNGLE #3
THEYRE NOT LIKE US #8
TRANSFORMERS #45 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE #45 REG & LIM VARIANT EDS
UNCLE SCROOGE #6
VAMPIRELLA ANNUAL 2015
WE STAND ON GUARD #2
ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS #9

***MISCELLANEOUS***

BATMAN VOL. 6 GRAVEYARD SHIFT TPB
DOC SAVAGE DOUBLE NOVEL VOL. 83 RUSTLING DEATH
DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #490
MADS ORIGINAL IDIOTS JACK DAVIS TPB
MADS ORIGINAL IDIOTS WALLY WOOD TPB
MADS ORIGINAL IDIOTS WILL ELDER TPB
MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN TPB
SHIELD BY LEE AND KIRBY COMPLETE COLLECTION TPB
TINTIN HERGES MASTERPIECE HC



SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2015

***MARVEL COMICS***

CAPTAIN MARVEL AND CAROL CORPS #4
DEADPOOL VS THANOS #2 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
1872 #3
FURY SHIELD 50th ANNIVERSARY #1 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
GEORGE ROMEROS EMPIRE OF THE DEAD ACT THREE #5
INHUMANS ATTILAN RISING #5
KANAN #6
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN WEB WARRIORS #11
RUNAWAYS #4
TRUE BELIEVERS PRINCESS LEIA #1
TRUE BELIEVERS SILK #1
WEIRDWORLD #4 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
X-TINCTION AGENDA #4
YEARS OF FUTURE PAST #5

***DC COMICS***

ASTRO CITY #27
BATGIRL #44
BATMAN 66 #27
DEATHSTROKE #10 REGULAR & GREEN LANTERN VARIANT
FLASH #44 REGULAR & GREEN LANTERN VARIANT
GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #9
GRAYSON #12 REGULAR & GREEN LANTERN VARIANT
HARLEY QUINN & POWER GIRL #4
HE MAN THE ETERNITY WAR #10
JUSTICE LEAGUE 3001 #4
SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #12
SINESTRO #15 REGULAR & GREEN LANTERN VARIANT
WE ARE ROBIN #4

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

ADVENTURE TIME #44
BART SIMPSON COMICS #98
BLACKLIST #3
BOOK OF DEATH #3
BOOK OF DEATH LEGENDS OF GEOMANCER #3
BTVS SEASON 10 #19
BURNING FIELDS #8
DOCTOR WHO 2015 FOUR DOCTORS #5
DONALD DUCK #5
ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST #11
EMPTY ZONE #4
EVIL DEAD 2 #1
FATHOM BLUE #4
FIGHT CLUB 2 #5
G.I. JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #218
HELLBOY IN HELL #8
INVISIBLE REPUBLIC #6
IXTH GENERATION #5
JOHN CARTER WARLORD #11 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
KING TIGER #2
LANTERN CITY #5
MANHATTAN PROJECTS SUN BEYOND THE STARS #3
MYTHIC #4
NAMELESS #5
NEGATIVE SPACE #2
OVER THE GARDEN WALL #2
PHANTOM #4
POWER UP #3
SONIC UNIVERSE #80
SONS OF ANARCHY #25
SPIRE #3
SQUARRIORS #4
THIEF OF THIEVES #31
TITHE #5
TMNT CASEY & APRIL #4
TRANSFORMERS WINDBLADE #7 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT
WITCHBLADE #184
WOLF #3

***MISCELLANEOUS***

AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER VOL. 10 SMOKE & SHADOW TPB
AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON THOR MJOLNIR HAMMER ADULT
DEADPOOL CLASSIC VOL. 13 DEADPOOL TEAM UP TPB
DONALD DUCK SHELLFISH MOTIVES TPB
FREE COUNTRY A TALE OF THE CHILDRENS CRUSADE HB
JOKER ENDGAME HC
NEIL GAIMAN SLEEPER & THE SPINDLE HC
NON SPORT UPDATE VOL. 26 #5




SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th, 2015

***MARVEL COMICS***

AGE OF APOCALYPSE #4 SWA
AGENT CARTER SHIELD 50TH ANNIVERSARY #1
ALL NEW HAWKEYE #5
ARMOR WARS #5 SWA
BUCKY BARNES WINTER SOLDIER #11
CAPTAIN AMERICA WHITE #1 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
GUARDIANS OF KNOWHERE #4 SWA
HOUSE OF M #3 SWA REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
INFINITY GAUNTLET #4 SWA
MIRACLEMAN BY GAIMAN AND BUCKINGHAM #2
SECRET WARS JOURNAL #5 SWA
SPIDER-ISLAND #4 SWA
SPIDER-VERSE #5 SWA
STAR WARS #9 REGULAR, ACTION FIGURE & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
STAR WARS LANDO #4
TRUE BELIEVERS SHE-HULK #1
TRUE BELIEVERS THOR #1

***DC COMICS***

BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT GENESIS #2
BIZARRO #4
BLACK CANARY #4 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
CONSTANTINE THE HELLBLAZER #4
DOCTOR FATE #4
DOOMED #4
GREEN LANTERN THE LOST ARMY #4
HARLEY QUINN #20 REGULAR & GREEN LANTERN VARIANT EDITIONS
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FOUR #10
PREZ #4
ROBIN SON OF BATMAN #4 REGULAR & GREEN LANTERN VARIANT EDITIONS
SECRET SIX #6
SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #14
SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #21 REGULAR & GREEN LANTERN VARIANT EDITIONS
WONDER WOMAN #44 REGULAR & GREEN LANTERN VARIANT EDITIONS

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA & CAKE CARD WARS #3
AGE OF REPTILES ANCIENT EGYPTIANS #4
BEAUTY #2
BLOODSHOT REBORN #6
BPRD HELL ON EARTH #135
DARK HORSE PRESENTS 2014 #14
EVIL DEAD 2 #1
FADE OUT #9
GROO FRIENDS AND FOES #9
INVADER ZIM #3
INVINCIBLE #123
ISLAND #3
IVAR TIMEWALKER #9
JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #7 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
JIRNI VOL 2 #2
LADY MECHANIKA TABLET OF DESTINIES #5
LOOKING FOR GROUP #6
LUMBERJANES #18
MANIFEST DESTINY #17
MARTIAN MANHUNTER #4
MEGA MAN #53
MICKEY MOUSE #4
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #34 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
ODYC#7
PLANTS VS ZOMBIES ONGOING #4 GROWN SWEET HOME
RAI #10
RAT QUEENS #12
SECRET IDENTITIES #7
SEX CRIMINALS #12
SIMPSONS TREEHOUSE OF HORROR #21
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #276
SOUTHERN CROSS #5
STAR TREK ONGOING #49
TMNT AMAZING ADVENTURES #2
TOKYO GHOST #1
USAGI YOJIMBO #148
VOLTRON FROM THE ASHES #1
WILL EISNER SPIRIT #3

***MISCELLANEOUS***

A-FORCE PRESENTS TP VOL 1
BACK ISSUE #84
BARB WIRE OMNIBUS TP VOL 1
BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT ARKHAM KNIGHT AF
BATMAN HC VOL 7 ENDGAME
BATMAN NOIR HUSH HC
FRANK FRAZETTA ADVENTURES OF SNOW MAN HC
GAME TRADE MAGAZINE #188
HEAVY METAL #276
ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #49
MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER TP VOL 3 CRADLE & GRAVE
STAR TREK STARSHIPS FIG MAG #50 USS ENTERPRISE NCC
WALT DISNEY DONALD DUCK GN VOL 3 GOLDEN HELMET



SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th, 2015

***MARVEL COMICS***

A-FORCE #4
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #5 REG & LIMITED VARIANT EDS
CIVIL WAR #4
DARTH VADER #9 REGULAR & LIMITED GRANOV VARIANT EDITIONS
GIANT SIZE LITTLE MARVEL AVX #4
JOURNEY STAR WARS FASE #1 REG & BLANK & MULTIPLE LIMITED VAR EDS
KORVAC SAGA #4
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #11
MRS DEADPOOL AND THE HOWLING COMMANDOS #4 REG & LIM VAR EDS
MS. MARVEL #18 REGULAR & LIMITED MANGA VARIANT EDITIONS
PLANET HULK #5
QUAKE SHIELD 50th ANNIVERSARY #1
RED SKULL #3
SECRET WARS 2099 #5
SIEGE #3 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
1601 WITCH HUNTER ANGELA #3
TRUE BELIEVERS BLACK WIDOW #1
TRUE BELIEVERS MS MARVEL #1

***DC COMICS***

ACTION COMICS #44 REGULAR & GREEN LANTERN VARIANT
ALL STAR SECTION 8 #4
ARROW SEASON 2.5 #12
BATMAN #44 REGULAR & GREEN LANTERN VARIANT
BATMAN SUPERMAN #24 REGULAR & GREEN LANTERN VARIANT
CATWOMAN #44 REGULAR & GREEN LANTERN VARIANT
EARTH 2 SOCIETY #4
FABLES THE WOLF AMONG US #9
GOTHAM ACADEMY #10
HARLEY QUINN ROAD TRIP SPECIAL #1 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDS
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #13
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #12 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
RED HOOD ARSENAL #4
SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #61
STARFIRE #4 REGULAR & GREEN LANTERN VARIANT
SUICIDERS #6

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

ABE SAPIEN #26
ALICE COOPER VS CHAOS #1
ANGRY BIRDS SUPER ANGRY BIRDS #1
ASTRONAUTS IN TROUBLE #4
BITCH PLANET #5
BLOODSTRIKE #2
BRAVEST WARRIORS #36
BROKEN MOON #1
CLARENCE #4
CROSS PLUS 100 #8
DEADLY CLASS #16
DEATH SENTENCE LONDON #4
DOCTOR WHO 12th #11
ETERNAL SOULFIRE #3
FASTER THAN LIGHT #1
GFT ROBYN HOOD #14
GODZILLA IN HELL #1 2nd PRINT VARIANT
HARROW COUNTY #5
HAUNTED HORROR #18
INJECTION #5
KING MANDRAKE MAGICIAN #4
KING TIGER #2
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #223
LANTERN CITY #5
LEGACY OF LUTHER STRODE #3
LONG DISTANCE #4
MAXX MAXXIMIZED #23
MICE TEMPLAR V NIGHTS END #5
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #20
NINJAK #7
ONYX #2
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #12
PHONOGRAM THE IMMATERIAL GIRL #2
POPEYE CLASSICS ONGOING #38
RAT QUEENS #11
REBELS #6
RED SONJA CONAN #2
RICK & MORTY #4
SAVIOR #6
SHERLOCK HOLMES 7 PER-CENT SOLUTION #2
SPONGEBOB COMICS #48
STAR TREK GREEN LANTERN #3
STAR TREK NEW VISIONS SURVIVAL EQUATION #1
SWORDS OF SORROW #5
SWORDS OF SORROW MISS FURY LADY RAWHIDE SPECIAL #1
TMNT COLOR CLASSICS SERIES 3 #9
TYSON HESSE DIESEL #1
UNITY #22
VAMPIRELLA ARMY OF DARKNESS #3
WALKING DEAD #146
WALT DISNEY COMICS & STORIES #723
WICKED & DIVINE #14
X-FILES SEASON 11 #2

***MISCELLANEOUS***

ARKHAM BATMAN ACTION FIGURE 5 PACK
BITTEN FULL MOON HC
BTVS SEASON 10 VOL. 3 LOVE DARES YOU TPB
DARK TOWER DRAWING OF THREE HOUSE OF CARDS TPB
DOCTOR WHO SPECIAL #41
GRYPHONS ARENT SO GREAT PICTURE BOOK HC
HOGANS ALLEY #20
LITTLE ROBOT GN
NEIL GAIMAN GRAVEYARD BOOK GRAPHIC NOVEL VOL. 1 & VOL. 2 of 2
SAGA VOL. 5 TPB
STAR TREK SHIPS OF THE LINE PLAYING CARDS
UNCLE SCROOGE VOL. 1 PURE VIEWING SATISFACTION TPB




SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd, 2015

***MARVEL COMICS***

AGE OF APOCALYPSE #3
AGE OF ULTRON VS MARVEL ZOMBIES #4
AGE OF UNDERAGE HEROES IN BARS #NONE
DAREDEVIL #18
DARK TOWER DRAWING OF THREE LADY OF SHADOWS #1
DEADPOOL VS THANOS #1 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
FIGMENT 2 #1 REGULAR & LIMITED ACTION FIGURE VARIANT EDITIONS
FUTURE IMPERFECT #5
GROOT #4
HAIL HYDRA #2
HOUSE OF M #276 REGULAR & LIMITED HUMMEL VARIANT EDITIONS
MIRACLEMAN BY GAIMAN AND BUCKINGHAM #1
MOCKINGBIRD SHIELD 50th ANNIVERSARY #1
SILK #7
SILVER SURFER #14
SPIDER-ISLAND #3
SQUADRON SINISTER #3
STAR-LORD AND KITTY PRYDE #3
THORS #3 REGULAR & LIMITED KEOWN VARIANT EDITIONS
TRUE BELIEVERS CAPTAIN MARVEL #1
TRUE BELIEVERS SPIDER-GWEN #1

***DC COMICS***

BAT MITE #4
BAT MITE IN A BAR FIGHT WITH UNDERAGE HEROES #NONE
BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT #8
BATMAN BEYOND #4 REGULAR & GREEN LANTERN VARIANT
DC BOMBSHELLS #2 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
DETECTIVE COMICS #44 REGULAR & BLANK & GREEN LANTERN VARIANTS
FBP FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #24
FLASH SEASON ZERO #12
GREEN ARROW #44 REGULAR & GREEN LANTERN VARIANT
GREEN LANTERN #44 REGULAR & GREEN LANTERN VARIANT
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FOUR #9
LOBO #10
MIDNIGHTER #4
MORTAL KOMBAT X #10
OMEGA MEN #4

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

AGE OF REPTILES ANCIENT EGYPTIANS #4
ALIENS VAMPIRELLA #1
ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #18
BALTIMORE CULT OF THE RED KING #5
BEYOND BELIEF #2
BOBS BURGERS #3
CASANOVA ACEDIA #4
DANGER GIRL RENEGADE #1 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
DOCTOR WHO 10th #15 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
DOCTOR WHO 2015 FOUR DOCTORS #4
DYING AND THE DEAD #3
EVIL DEAD 2 #3
EVIL DEAD 2 TALES OF THE EXMORTIS #1
GRANT MORRISONS 18 DAYS #3
8HOUSE #3
FUTURAMA COMICS #76
IMPERIUM #8
JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #6 REGULAR & LIMITED VARIANT EDITIONS
JIMBO JONES ONE SHOT #1
JUPITERS CIRCLE #6
JUSTICE INC AVENGER #4
LAZARUS #19
MASKS 2 #6
MINIMUM WAGE SO MANY BAD DECISIONS #5
PLUTONA #1
PROVIDENCE #4
RACHEL RISING #36
REGULAR SHOW #27
SHADOW VOL. 2 #2
SONIC BOOM #11
SWORDS OF SORROW MISS FURY LADY RAWHIDE SPECIAL #1
TALES OF HONOR BRED TO KILL #2
TOIL & TROUBLE #1
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE #44 REG & LIM VAR EDS
WAR STORIES #12
WE STAND ON GUARD #3
X-O MANOWAR #40

***MISCELLANEOUS***

ALIENS SALVATION HC
CONAN VOL. 18 DAMNED HORDE HC
DC HEROES HARLEY QUINN PX HEAD BANK GLOW IN THE DARK
HEAVY METAL #276
SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 1 TRAIL BY FIRE TPB NEW EDITION
WALT DISENY DONALD DUCK DAILY NEWSPAPER COMICS HC
WONDER WOMAN VOL. 7 WAR TORN HC



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.


River City Comic Expo 2015

Michael was invited as a featured guest of the 2015 River City Comic Expo in Little Rock on August 29th, 2015.

To see more photos of the event, click on the photo
or this link.




Tarzan sharkfighter

New Page in the Comics History Section -- Added May 12, 2015


Tarzan's British Heritage


Tarzan's birthright isn't the only thing British about him. Tarzan comics have a very long publishing history in the foreign language known as the King's English. Explore 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."

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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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