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Collector's Edition

3217 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
North Little Rock, AR 72116
In response to the worldwide pandemic, we are adjusting our
Store hours: Tuesay through Saturday 10 to 5
Closed Sunday & Monday

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Collector's Edition

Established in 1982 at the dawn of the Direct Market for the comics industry, Collector's Edition represents what is known as a First Generation Store, and is located in the building that housed the very first McDonalds restaurant opened in the state.

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Wild Stars Omnibus
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Wild Stars 4 and the 35th Anniversary set of Wild Stars are in stock now!
The dust jacket art for the 726 page Omnibus hardcovers that contains all four volumes is shown above.

Wild Stars 4

Available exclusively at Collector's Edition and The Comic Book Store!
Wild Stars creator Michael Tierney is usually available at one store or
the other to offer free, personalized signings.

Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, and the rest of the world has to wait until October 5th.

Shane Plays Interview -- October 4th, 2019

Shane Plays host Shane Stacks stopped by Collector's Edition the day before the
worldwide release of the 35th Anniversary editions of Wild Stars Books One through Four.

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Collector's Edition is a Pokemon Go Stop!

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Owner Michael Tierney jokes that; "I'm probably the only guy in America who's ever bought a McDonalds, then gutted it and turned it into a book store. But if I'd named it McComics, I'd bet that I'd had a lawsuit on my hands."
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Owner Michael Tierney is an Overstreet Price Guide Advisor and also a Trendwatcher for The Comic Buyer's Guide, was a finalist for the 1987 Star*Reach Retailer of the Year Award, and the 1999 Will Eisner's Spirit of the Comics Retailer of the Year Award, and also contributed to the birth of the graphic novel by offering proto-type graphic novels for sale at Collector's Edition before the publishers would even consider doing so. For more details on the history of all this, see the Bonus section.

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In 2001 the Arkansas-Democrat featured Michael and his line of Wild Stars comics (see the Wild Stars History) on the front page of the Style section.

To read the article click this link or the image to the left.

Along with Michael's second store, The Comic Book Store in Little Rock, Collector's Edition was a Destination Comics! feature location in issue #1664 (April 2010) of the Comics Buyer's Guide magazine. Collector's Edition first opened in North Little Rock, Arkansas, in September of 1982, moving to the current JFK address in January of 1992.Click on this link, or the image on the right to read the article.

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Michael was also featured in a 2005 Comics Buyer's Guide article about comics retailing,(Click this link, or the image on the left to read this article) high profile

and again in 2009 the High Profile section of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper, in an article that focussed as much on his publishing as it did on the stores. (Click this link, or the image on the right to read the article).
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Collector's Edition was also featured with a full page photo in the Arkansas Time's April 2012 release of "Unique Neighborhoods of Central Arkansas" hardcover book (Shown left).

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Eisner Award Winner Nate Powell (shown left during his April 2012 signing at The Comic Book Store) relates his autobiographical experience of first encountering Collector's Edition through a phonebook ad in his 2011 Graphic Novel "Any Empire" (shown right). Click on the image to view a larger resolution file.

Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology

On June 19th, 2018, a great article ran on the front page of the Style section of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper.

It was great was timing, running only one week after Michael's 4-volume, 1200 page Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology was released.

To read the article, either click the image to the lower left or or this link!

To learn more about the Chronlogy, click either this link or the image to the lower right.
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Collector's Edition carries 3200 square feet of new comics, featuring DC and Marvel, plus a special emphasis on independent publishers, graphic novels, and what's been described by out of state customers as; "One of the largest selections of back issue comics in the country."

For information on what's being released new each week, sales, signings, and other events, check out the what's new page.

Store hours: Monday through Saturday 10 to 6

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3217 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
North Little Rock, AR 72116

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JFK Blvd. and Hwy 107 are the same road, being a main corridor through the city that starts at the intersection of I-30 and I-40.
Located a few blocks off that intersection, Collector's Edition is at the top of Historic Park Hill and at the very center of the map of Arkansas.

If you're headed in either direction on I-40, take they Hwy 107 North Exit, and then turn North.

If you're crossing the Arkansas River on the I-30 bridge, headed North, stay in the middle lane and go left when it splits, as if you're going to I-40 West. Before you get there the road splits again, and this time stay right and take the Highyway 107 North Exit, then turn right to the North.

If you find yourself on Main Street, then you went South. Turn back around, and the road name will change to JFK Blvd. once you pass over the highway bridge.

For those taking the Central Arkansas Transportation (CAT) bus, they do make a stop at our front door.
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Bradford Pears Panorama -- This picture, taken in Spring from the front door of Collector's Edition, is of the Park Hill Baptist Church parking lot directly across the divided highway of JFK Boulevard.

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.
See the video below,
or click this link for the whole story
about North Little Rock's Jump Start program.


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 page linked above)!

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 profession 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.

JFK Exit as of June 16, 2016

June 16, 2016 Update

There has been no maintenance done to the bushes since the crews visited last August.

To the left is a cell phone photo of the driver's view when you try to exit today.

A Hazard created by city planning!

September, 2016 Update

Glad to report that the city did finally remove the tree and trim the bushes.
Driver's views are no longer nearly as restricted.

But this serves as a perfect example of how dangerous the city's plans to plant trees all along the road curbs can be.

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Halloween on the Hill 2012

After many years as an annual event, the final Halloween on the Hill, sponsored by Historic Park Hill retailers like Collector's Edition on J.F.K. Blvd. in North Little Rock, once again drew record crowds. The store was surrounded by blue police lights as local and state police provided security for trick'or'treater crowds in excess of Six Thousand, all of them amped up on sugar! Unfortunately, HotH was a victim of its own success, and grew too large for many of the other Park Hill businesses to continue to support. Should have known the event was in trouble when the kid in the death mask showed up in so many pictures, looking right at the camera. We will miss giving comic books and candy to all the wonderful trick'or'treaters who visited us over the years!
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As they were every year, the comics were a HUGE HIT!

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Costume contest winners!

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Shown here is store owner Michael Tierney with the winners of this year's costume contest.
From left to right: Crowd favorite, Judge's favorite, youth winner, and best handcrafted costume!
Photo-bombing in the background is Superman Red Son, who lost the Crowd Favorite award on a third tie-breaker vote coin-toss.