Michael Tierney bibliography
Final Conqueror: science-fiction short story, Eerie Magazine #37, January, 1972.
Reprinted in Dark Horse's Eerie Archives Volume 8 deluxe hardcover, August 2011.
Unedited version published in Ecstasy Oblivion #2 magazine, Summer 1977, along with cover and interior art credits.
Hell on My Mind: horror short story, Ecstasy Oblivion magazine, Summer 1977.
The Multiversal Scribe -- Volume One: magazine, 1977. Two editions: one with 250 numbered and initialed copies, and a regular 750 copy edition. Created all stories and art (cover and 21 illustrations). Contents:
A Visual Editorial Upon the Waste of Contemplation: made with abstract art.
The Cities of Man: science-fiction colloquy.
The Boundaries of Decision: science-fiction adventure short story.
Whence Has Passed the Hero? fantasy short story.
Razor Edge: portfolio.
Indeed: social science-fiction short story.
The Rebirth of Thunder: sword and sorcery novelette.
Judgement Day: fantasy short story, plus interior art credits, Ecstasy Oblivion magazine, Winter 1978.
Across the Distance Portfolio: 1978. Wild Stars
Wild Stars Volume 1 #1 Erlik: comic book, Collector's Edition Summer 1984. First Wild Stars comic book--operatic science-fiction--2,000 copies.
Wild Stars Portfolio One: Collector's Edition 1985. Wild Stars
Wild Stars Volume 2 #1 First Marker: comic book, Collector's Edition Winter 1988--2,000 copies.
Under the Wild Stars: Little Rocket Publications April 1998. 25 copy Limited Edition hardcover Wild Stars universe novel. Submitted to editors in the mid-Nineties but unsold. A prequel/sequel to First Marker (see below), this novel was adapted into the comics of Wild Stars Volume 3.
Wild Stars Volume 3 #1 A Gathering of Chiefs: comic book, Little Rocket Publications July 2001--5,000 copies.
Wild Stars Volume 3 #2 The Black Oak and the Two Onery Honormans: comic book, Little Rocket Publications October 2001--5,000 copies.
Wild Stars Volume 3 #3 The Look of Love on the Face of Death: comic book, Little Rocket Publications January 2002--5,000 copies.
Wild Stars Volume 3 #4 The Prophet Wore Armor: comic book, Little Rocket Publications February 2002--5,000 copies.
Wild Stars Volume 3 #5 The Space Chase: comic book, Little Rocket Publications March 2002--5,000 copies.
Wild Stars Volume 3 #6 Shooting a Star: comic book, Little Rocket Publications April 2002--5,000 copies.
Force Majeure #1 Prairie Bay: comic book, Little Rocket Publications May 2002--5,000 copies. A future history tale of the Wild Stars.
Wild Stars Volume 3 #7 Nature Correcting Itself: comic book, Little Rocket Publications July 2002--5,000 copies. Triple-sized finale with 64 pages of story.
Wild Stars: The Book of Circles: graphic novel, Little Rocket Publications January 2004. This trade paperback collects all of the Wild Stars comics, Volumes 1, 2 & 3, plus Wild Stars Portfolio One, with new material.
Nebula 71: Limited Edition Wild Stars universe hardcover novel, Little Rocket Publications 2008. Written in 1971, but never submitted to editors.
Ceobra: Limited Edition hardcover fantasy novel, Little Rocket Publications 2008. Written and submitted to editors in 1974, but not sold.
The Catalyst: Limited Edition hardcover Wild Stars universe novel, Little Rocket Publications 2008. Written and submitted in 1976, but not sold.
Wild Stars Rising: Limited Edition hardcover Wild Stars universe novel, Little Rocket Publications 2008. Written and submitted in 1976, but not sold.
Moonshadow: Limited Edition hardcover Wild Stars universe novel, Little Rocket Publications 2008. Written 1977-1978, this 108,000 word manuscript detailing the origin of the Ancient Warrior was never submitted to editors.
First Marker: Limited Edition hardcover Wild Stars universe novel, Little Rocket Publications 2008. Written and submitted in 1978-1979, but not sold. Material from this novel was adapted into the comics of Wild Stars Volumes 1 and 2.
Wild Stars: The Book of Circles -- Recalibrated hc: Little Rocket Publications Spring 2009. This hardcover combines the 2004 graphic novel with new material, previously unpublished Wild Stars comic pages, plus several other features new to this edition.
Wild Stars: The Book of Circles -- Recalibrated tpb: Little Rocket Publications Summer 2014. First trade paperback printing of the 2009 hardcover.
Wild Stars: The Book of Circles -- Recalibrated -- 30th Anniversary Edition hc: Little Rocket Publications Summer 2014. Reproduces the outer and inner covers from the Volume 3 comics in color for the first time in a collected edition.
Wild Stars 2: Force Majeure tpb: Little Rocket Publications Summer 2014. The sequel to The Book of Circles graphic novel is an 83,000 prose novel wrapped around 38 pages of comics, including the 2002 Force Majeure: Prairie Bay #1 comic, along with new pages and 50 flashback illustrations.
Shark Fighter: psychological horror short story, Cirsova magazine #2, Summer 2016. Two covers, both in hardcover and softcover. All the Cirsova hardcovers are limited editions.
The Bears of 1812: hidden history/historical fantasy short story, Cirsova magazine #5, Spring 2017. Released in hardcover and softcover.
The Criteria for Admission Into the Galactic Community: science fiction short story, Cirsova magazine #7, Spring 2018. Released in hardcover and softcover.
Wild Stars 3: Time Warmageddon: science fiction novelette, Cirsova Special Edition magazine, Summer 2018. Released in hardcover and softcover, with multiple covers. Unlike the regular Cirsova Magazine issues, all versions of the Special Edition were limited editions: Regular cover--121 copies; Variant wraparound cover--105 copies; Variant hardcover--55 copies.
Jack's Basement: humor horror short story, Cirsova magazine #9, Fall 2018. Released in hardcover and softcover.
Who is God?: social science-fiction short story, Gods & Services anthology paperback, December 2018.
Young Tarzan and the Mysterious She: a jungle tale of Tarzan, co-authored with Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs, Cirsova Magazine, Volume 2 #1, March 2019. Released in hardcover and softcover.
Beyond the Farthest Star: weekly online comic strip adaption of Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel of the same name. Scripts, colors and letters by Michael Tierney, pencils & Inks by John Lucas. Series debuted March 8, 2019, with new episodes available every Saturday.
Issue #1: The Making of the ERB 100 Year Art Chronology article. October 2018.
Issue #3: Frank Hoban--The Prominent ERB Artist in the 1930s article. February 2019.
Feature becomes Tierney's Treasures with the next issue.
Issue #4: Tierney's Treasures Part 2--The Untamed Art of Charles Livingston Bull article. April 2019.
Issue #5: Tierney's Treasures Part 3--The Header Art of Roger B. Morrison article. June 2019.
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS 100 YEAR ART CHRONOLOGY
Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology: four-book set published by Chenault & Gray Publishing. June 2018 first edition released as both a hardcover set with dust wrappers (less than 800 copies) and as a leather-bound set (less than 200 copies), Both were slipcased. The set consists of:
Volume One: The Pulps--Dawn of the Age of Science Fiction
Volume Two: The Books--Literature with Sharp Cutting Edges
Volume Three: Comics--The Universal Language, Part One
Volume Four: Comics--The Universal Language, Part Two
THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE
Price Guide Advisor for the original comics pricing history guide since the 29th Edition in 1999. With the 31st Edition, Overstreet added advisor's annual market reports, which have been featured in every volume from the 31st through the current 49th, 2019/2020 edition.
Overstreet Comic Book Price Guides are available with multiple covers, each in both softcover and hardcover for the direct market. The mass market editions have different covers. Beginning with the 31st Edition was an oversized Big, Big version, which is spiral bound and features yet another cover. The Big, Big format was dropped after the 38th edition, only to return after a three year hiatus with the 42nd, 2012 edition, and continues to this day. The Big, Big switched to a squarebound format with the 48th, 2018/2019 edition. The 40th edition was the first with a Hero Initiative benefit variant (shown right with a cover recreation of Conan the Barbarian #1 )
THE COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE
Trendwatcher Reports (reporting on what's hot and what's not, and the comic book industry in general)
Every issue from #1595 (August 2004 -- the 1st issue in a monthly magazine format) through the final issue #1699 (March 2013).
Retro-Reviews of every Tarzan comic from #1, Dell Comics, January 1948, through the Gold Key, DC, and Marvel runs that concluded in 1979, ran in CBG issues #1596 through #1615. Approximately 300 reviews in all. They are also available for purchase on CD, directly from The Comics Buyer's Guide at CBGXtra.com.
Retro-Reviews of the complete Sixties series of Gold Key Comics' Total War/M.A.R.S. Patrol ran in issue #1646.
Reviews of current comics are in CBG issues #1606 through #1624, #1626 through #1629, #1632 through #1635, #1637, #1639, #1640, #1644, #1645, #1647 through #1649, #1651, #1652, #1656, #1661 through #1667, #1670, #1671, #1672. #1675 through #1680, #1682, #1686, #1690, #1691 and #1699.
Pick of the Month reviews were in #1608, #1611, #1618, #1627, #1629, #1634, #1639, #1640, #1651, #1956, #1663, #1664 #1665, #1670, #1671, #1675, #1677 through #1680, #1686, #1690 (twice), and #1699.
Interviewed in issue #1604, May 2005. Comments about not being willing to break local zoning laws against selling pornography while in close proximity to schools and churches, and not having a problem with those laws, caused one reader to write his disagreement in issue #1607. The editor's rebuttal left no need for a response. Another interview ran in #1664 (April 2010) when both Collector's Edition and The Comic Book Store were Destination Comics! feature locations. Another Destination Comics! feature in #1672 posed the dual questions of "Why Comics?" and "Do You Want to be a Comics Retailer?" You'll find other comments, usually taken from the CBGXtra website, in the Letter's Page section of issues #1614, #1615, #1619, #1620, #1623, #1625, #1627, #1628, #1631, #1633, #1638, #1639, #1644, #1649, #1650, #1654, #1657, #1660, #1663, #1666 (quoted in Comic Values article), #1678 (CBG's 40th Anniversary tribute), and #1685 (Holiday gift suggestions). #1690 had another feature about retailing experiences (shown right -- click for larger image).
Appearances in the weekly newspaper format of the Comics Buyer's Guide: #1368, February 4, 2000 (pointing out funny errors on a Silver Age cover), #1543, June 13, 2003 (letter), July 11, 2003 (letter), #1547, July 11, 2003 (letter), #1573, January 8, 2004 (article about artist Armando Gil), #1592, May 21, 2004 (article about a local Classics Illustrated museum show).
COMICS RETAILER MAGAZINE
(later changed to COMICS & GAMES RETAILER MAGAZINE)
Issue #65, August 1997, featured the experience rating test for retailers (nine funny things every retailer has heard on the phone), #78, (letter), #85 (letter), #91 (listing as a finalist for the 1999 Will Eisner's Spirit of Comics Retailer of the Year Award), #93 (letter), #95 (article), #101 (article about the 2000 Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Cruise -- photo on left), #103 (letter), #107 (letter), #124 (article), #136 (Maggie Thompson's article about store advertising campaigns for Collector's Edition & The Comic Boook Store), #138 (market report), #139 (guest commentary), #158 (article), #189 (article), final issue #191, February 2008 (multiple market reports).
Photo from the 2000 Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Cruise on Carnival Cruise Lines.
Michael Tierney on the left, Will Eisner on the right.
COMIC BOOK MARKETPLACE
Market Reports in #84, August 2001, through #87, #89 through #91, #94, #97, #102, #105, #106, #117, #118, #119, and #121, May 2005. Ceasing publication in 2005, this series featured three variant covers per issue.
ICv2 INTERNAL CORRESPONDENCE
Interviewed in the 2003 2nd Quarter Edition: RETAILERS GUIDE TO MANGA.
Quoted in the 2005 4th Quarter Edition: RETAILERS GUIDE TO GRAPHIC NOVELS
Fall 2016, issue #90: Quoted in both the article about CREATOR SIGNINGS and the article BUBBLING UP! COMICS AND CREATORS ON THE WAY UP.
THE GUIDE: THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE UPDATE
An advisor for the only two issues in 1997 and 1998. Market Report in #2.
OVERSTREET'S FAN MAGAZINE
Market reports from issue #2, July 1995, through the final issue #29, June 1997. All issues had two variant covers.
OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK MONTHLY
Market Reports from #4, August 1993, through the final issue #20, December 1994.
CRAZYHORSE LITERARY JOURNAL
Published by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Technical advisor for issues #22 (1982) through #24 (1984).
"Since scuba diving is what rekindled my childhood interest in photography, it's appropriate that my first professional credit comes from when I was free diving on the legendary Bimini Road (Dive Log 8) back in 1999." --
Dr. Meg Blackburn Losey, Ph.D., ran the shot to the left with her chapter about ancient Atlanteans in the 2010 book: The Secret History of Consciousness -- Ancient Keys to Our Future Survival.
TARZAN TRIUMPHANT: I AM THE APEMAN was optioned by Troll Lords Games and licensed with Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., but contractual difficulties kept it from being produced.
Tarzan Boardgame Link
Also ready for production and looking for a manufacturer is the Wild Stars: Celestial Clockwork board game! That's only one part of the base that you see to the right. The complete system offers unique movement based on events from the actual Wild Stars comics.
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
Wild Stars Volume Three #2
Wild Stars Volume Three #3
Wild Stars Volume Three #4
Wild Stars Volume Three #5
Wild Stars Volume Three #6
Force Majeure: Prarie Bay #1
Wild Stars Volume Three #7
(July 2002 - 64 page Finale)
Wild Stars 1 -- The Book of Circles Graphic Novel
Wild Stars 1 -- The Book of Circles - Recalibrated hardcover
25th Anniversary Edition
Wild Stars 1 -- The Book of Circles -
30th Anniversary Edition
Wild Stars 2 --
30th Anniversary Edition tpb
Wild Stars 3
Time Warmaggedon magazine
Main cover (2018)
Wild Stars 3
Time Warmaggedon magazine
Variant cover (2018)
Wild Stars 3
Time Warmaggedon magazine
Variant hardcover (2018)
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).
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.
Wild Stars navigational chart: