Wild Stars 35th Anniversary celebration!
Cirsova publisher "Alex" P. Alexander (left) and Wild Stars creator Michael Tierney (right)
reveal the proof editions of the Wild Stars 35th Anniversary set.
Below, Alex shows examples of how this series mixes novels with comics and prolific illustrations.
And here is the massive, 720 page hardcover omnibus,
towering like a monolith over the softcover set.
The Wild Stars Vol. 2 #1 from 1988 is shown with them for scale.
The Wild Stars have received many accolades from reviewers: with "Beautiful... Tremendous... Superior... treasure... Super cool...
engaging... crackling... intelligent... satisfying... compelling... epic... Innovative... brilliant... Excellent... heroic...
game-changing... the gold standard... will put hair on your chest... incredible... almost incomparable"
being some of the highest praise (see the review page for links to the full reviews).
But the review that describes the Wild Stars best comes from Brian Neimeir,
who described the stories as: "Fun."
For the reader to have fun reading these stories is the ultimate goal.
With having fun in mind, 35th Anniversary cover artist Mark Wheatley shares his own
Wild Spoof of his cover for Wild Stars Book 2: Force Majeure.
Featured on the real cover (shown at the bottom of the page) is Bully Bravo,
who later advances his career to become the first Native America President of the United States,
and is described as being a modern-day Teddy Roosevelt.
Here's Mark's alternate version of Wild Stars 2, with Teddy in Bully's place!
And... while we're kidding around...
A Neil Gaiman endorsement is a surefire way to generate excitement about a new book release.
Lacking that, I wonder how much interest might be generated by a Neil Gaiman photobomb of
Cirsova publisher "Alex" P. Alexander and myself revealing the Wild Stars proofs?
Obviously this is a time-traveling Neil Gaiman from twenty years ago,
photobombing via a photoshop of a picture we had taken then.
Here is the original photo from the first and last Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Cruise.
That's Sandman artist P. Craig Russell signaling behind my head that comic retailers are Number One!
Now it's my turn to have fun with this photo.
For more FUN in the Wild Stars, enjoy the following article:
Wild Sharks of the Wild Stars!
There have been many shark encounters over the first 35 years of the Wild Stars!