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SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th, 2018

***MARVEL COMICS***

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3 2nd PRINT OTTLEY VARIANT
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #5 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
AVENGERS #3 3rd PRINT MEDINA VARIANT
CAPTAIN AMERICA #2 2nd PRINT YU VARIANT
CHAMPIONS #24
COSMIC GHOST RIDER #2 2nd PRINT BURNETT VARIANT
DAREDEVIL #608
DEATH OF INHUMANS #2 2nd PRINT OLIVETTI VARIANT
DOMINO #6
EXILES #8
FANTASTIC FOUR #2 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
ICEMAN #1
INFINITY WARS #3 REGULAR & MANY VARIANTS
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY BIRTH OF KRAKOA #1
MARVEL RISING OMEGA #1 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
MS MARVEL #34
OLD MAN LOGAN #47
PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #309
RUNAWAYS #13 REGULAR & VARIANT
STAR WARS DARTH VADER #21
STAR WARS LAST JEDI ADAPTATION #6
TRUE BELIEVERS DAREDEVIL AND THE DEFENDERS #1
TRUE BELIEVERS JESSICA JONES ALIAS BY BENDIS #1
TRUE BELIEVERS LUKE CAGE HERO FOR HIRE #1
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #36
VENOM #3 3rd PRINT STEGMAN VARIANT
VENOM FIRST HOST #3 REGULAR & VARIANT
WEAPON H #7 REGULAR & GHOST RIDER VARIANTX-23 #4
X--MEN BLUE #35

***DC COMICS***

CATWOMAN #3 REGULAR & VARIANT
DETECTIVE COMICS #988 REGULAR & VARIANT
FLASH #54 REGULAR & VARIANT
HAWKMAN #4 REGULAR & VARIANT
HOUSE OF WHISPERS #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
IMMORTAL MEN #6
PLASTIC MAN #4
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #26 REGULAR & VARIANT
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #29 REGULAR & VARIANT
SIDEWAYS #8
SUICIDE SQUAD #46 REGULAR & VARIANT
SUPERGIRL #22 REGULAR & VARIANT
SUPERMAN #3 REGULAR & MULTIPLE COVERS
TITANS #25 REGULAR & VARIANT
WILDSTORM MICHAEL CRAY #11
WONDER WOMAN #54 REGULAR & VARIANT

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

ARCHIE 1941 #1 REGULAR & MANY, MANY VARIANTS
BEAUTY #23
BIRTHRIGHT #31
BPRD DEVIL YOU KNOW #10
BRITANNIA WE WHO #2
CEMETARY BEACH #1
CROSSED PLUS 100 MIMIC #5
DEJAH THORIS #8 REGULAR & MANY, MANY VARIANTS
DISNEY FROZEN BREAKING BOUNDARIES #2 REGULAR & VARIANT
ELVIRA MISTRESS OF THE DARK #2
FARMHAND #3
GARFIELD HOMECOMING #4
G.I. JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #256
GOLD DIGGER #256
GRIMM FAIRY TALES OF TERROR 2018 HALLOWEEN EDITION #1
HEY KIDS COMICS #2
JOE GOLEM #1
LOEG TEMPEST #2
LOW ROAD WEST #1
MAGE HERO DENIED #12
MCMLXXV #1
MOON MAID #1 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
MOTH & WHISPER #1
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
NEIL GAIMAN AMERICAN GODS MY AINSEL #6 REGULAR & VARIANT
NEW WORLD #3
NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAN #3
NINJA-K #11 REGULAR & VARIANT
OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI #1
PROXIMA CENTAURI #4
RAT QUEENS #11
ROCKEY & BULLWINKLE SHOW #3
RUINWORLD #3
SCALES & SCOUNDRELS #12
SEEDS #2
SHE COULD FLY #3
SLEEPLESS #7
SPONGEBOB COMICS #84
STAR TREK TNG TERRA INCOGNITA #3 REGULAR & VARIANT
STARGATE UNIVERSE #6
TRANSFORMERS UNICRON #1 2nd PRINT VARIANT
TRANSFORMERS UNICRON #2 2nd PRINT VARIANT
TRUMPS TITANS VS DIVERSITY #1
WASTED SPACE #5
WEATHERMAN #4 REGULAR & VARIANT
WICKED & DEVINE #39 REGULAR & VARIANT
WRONG EARTH #1
WWE NXT TAKEOVER PROVING GROUND #1

***MISCELLANEOUS***

ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #292
DUCK TALKES VOL. 3 QUESTS AND QUACKS TPB
GRIMM FAIRY TALES ADULT COLORING BOOK BELLE TPB
GRIMM FAIRY TALES ADULT COLORING BOOK LITTLE MERMAID TPB
HEAVY METAL #291 REGULAR & VARIANT
OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI VOL. 1 TPB
POKEMON SUN & MOON VOL. 2 GN
POKEMON POKEMON CRAFT SC
STAR WARS THRAWN TPB
VENOM ADVENTURES DIGEST
VENOM PLANET OF SYMBIOTES TPB
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SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th, 2018

***MARVEL COMICS***

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #23
AVENGERS #8 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
DOCTOR STRANGE #5 REGULAR & VARIANT
EDGE OF SPIDER-GEDDON #3 REGULAR & VARIANT
FRANKLIN RICHARDS FANTASTIC YEAR #1
IMMORTAL HULK #6 REGULAR & VARIANT
INFINITY WARS #2 3rd PRINT DEODATO VARIANT
INFINITY WARS PRIME #1 3rd PRINT SPOILER VARIANT
INFINITY WARS SOLDIER SUPREME #1 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #3 REGULAR & VARIANT
MR AND MRS X #3
MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES CAPTAIN MARVEL FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL #1
MULTIPLE MAN #4
RETURN OF WOLVERINE #1 REGULAR & MANY, MANY VARIANTS
STAR WARS #54
STAR WAR LANDO DOUBLE OR NOTHING #5
THOR #3 2nd PRINT DEL MUNDO VARIANT
THOR #5 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
TRUE BELIEVERS IRON FIST BY THOMAS & KANE #1
TRUE BELIEVERS POWER MAN & IRON FIST #1
TRUE BELIEVERS PUNISHER BY GRANT & ZECK #1
TRUE BELIEVERS PUNISHER FIRST APPEARANCE #1
VENOM #5 2nd PRINT STEGMAN VARIANT
VENOM #6 REGULAR & VARIANT
VENOM FIRST HOST #4
WEST COAST AVENGERS #2 REGULAR & MUL;TIPLE VARIANTS
X-23 #2 2nd PRINT CABAL VARIANT
X-MEN GOLD #36 REGULAR & VARIANT

***DC COMICS***

AQUAMAN #40 REGULAR & VARIANT
BATMAN #55 REGUAR & VARIANT
BATMAN DAMNED#1 REGULAR & VARIANT
CAPTAIN AMERICA ANNUAL #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
DAMAGE #9
GREEN LANTERNS #55 REGULAR & VARIANT
HARLEY QUINN #50 REGULAR & VARIANT
INJUSTICE 2 #34
INJUSTICE VS THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #3
JUSTICE LEAGUE #8 REGULAR & VARIANT
MISTER MIRACLE #11 REGULAR & VARIANT
NEW CHALLENGERS #5
NIGHTWING #49 REGULAR & VARIANT
PEARL #2
TEEN TITANS #22 REGULAR & VARIANT
TEEN TITANS GO #30
WILD STORM #17 REGULAR & VARIANT

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

BLACK HAMMER AGE OF DOOM #5 REGULAR & VARIANT
BRITANNIA LOST EAGLES OF ROME #3 REGULAR & VARIANT
BTVS SEASON 12 THE RECKONING #4
BURNOUTS #1
CASPER CAPERS #1 REGULAR & VAIRANT
CHIEF WIGGUMS FELONIOUS FUNNIES #1
CODA #5
COYOTES #6
CURSE WORDS #16
DAYS OF HATE #16
DEATH OR GLORY #5
DICK TRACY DEAD OR ALIVE #1
DISNEY PIXAR INCREDIBLES 2 #3
DUCKTALES #12 REGULAR & VARIANT
ETHER THE COPPER GOLEMS #5 REGULAR & VARIANT
EVOLUTION #10
G.I. JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO SILENT OPTION #1 REGULAR & VARRANT
GIRL WHO DANCED WITH DEATH MILL SAGA #2
GO GO POWER RANGERS BACK TO SCHOOL #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
HIT-GIRL #8
ICE CREAM MAN #7 REGULAR & VARIANT
IMPOSSIBLE INC #1
JEEPERS CREEPERS #5
JOHN WICK #3 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
KICK-ASS #7
KNIGHTS O THE DINNER TABLE #258
LUMBERJANES #54
OLIVIA TWIST #1
OVER THE GARDEN WALL HOLLOW TOWN #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
QUANTUM & WOODY #10
RICK & MORTY PRESENTS SLEEPY GARY #1
ROBOTS VS PRINCESSES #2
SEVEN TO ETERNITY #11 REGULAR & VARIANT
SHADOWMAN #7
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #9 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
SOULFIRE VOL. 7 #3
STELLAR #4
STEVEN UNIVERSE #20
STRANGERS IN PARADISE XXV #20
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #86 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
UNCLE SCROOG #40 REGULAR & VARIANT
USAGI YOJIMBO #6
WWE NXT TAKEOVER INTO THE FIRE #1

***MISCELLANEOUS***

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RED GOBLIN HC
BETTY & VERONICA FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #264
BATMAN THE GOLDEN AGE VOL. 5 TPB
CREEPY CASE FILES MARGO MALOO VOL. 2 MONSTER GN
DISNEY MANGA NIGHTMARE CHRISTMAS ZEROS JOURNEY TPB
JUSTICE LEAGUE NO JUSTICE TPB
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE VOL. 4 TPB



Now available to preorder:

Jack's Basement

Cirsova #9

Cirsova #9, Fall 2018, will contain Jack's Basement by Michael Tierney, a horror humor story with a twist ending that should appeal to fans of comic books.

Cirsova issues #9 and #10 are now being offered for sale on Kickstarter.

Wild Stars III: Time Warmageddon update!

Interior artist Mark Wheatley will also be providing a variant, wraparound cover:
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Wild Stars 35th Anniversary: Time Warmageddon -- Kicktraq Mini


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Michael Tierney's Wild Stars III: Time Warmageddon to be Published by Cirsova Publishing

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Little Rock, AR 6/01/2018 -- Cirsova Publishing has teamed up with Little Rocket Publications on the eve of the 35th anniversary of Michael Tierney's Wild Stars to publish a special edition of Wild Stars III: Time Warmageddon.

Wild Stars 3 interior art Faster-than-light scouts are arriving at distant suns to discover that they have been "replaced" by white dwarfs and their planets have gone missing -- Terraformers find a world that shows signs of previous human colonization: who were those people and where did they go? The saga of the Wild Stars continues as former-President Bully Bravo seeks to solve these mysteries while pursued by an evil pirate queen and a rogue time-traveler trying to create a god.

Over the last 35 years, the world of the Wild Stars has come to encompass multiple comics, novels, art folios, and a zine, and it has featured work by comic industry veterans Frank Brunner (Doctor Strange, Howard the Duck), Dave Simons (Ghost Rider), Armando Gil (Ka-Zar the Savage, Conan the King), and David Brewer (Cable, Deadpool). This new illustrated novel features cover art by Tim Lim (Donald Thump, My Hero Magademia) and interior illustrations by Mark Wheatley (Jonny Quest, Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall). .

This edition of Wild Stars III: Time Warmageddon will be a Kickstarter exclusive; it is available for pre-order now (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1161542777/1287991304?ref=473107&token=0c46a4c7) and will ship in September. Cirsova Publishing and Little Rocket Publications will also be making an extensive catalog of older Wild Stars material, including some of the few remaining original Wild Stars comics and art portfolios from the 1980s, available to new fans and old. michaelphoto1

Beyond the Farthest Star Michael Tierney has been involved in comics and the publishing industry since the 70s. Owner and proprietor of both The Comic Book Store and Collector's Edition, Michael was a Finalist for both the Star*Reach Comics Retailer of the Year Award in 1985 and the Will Eisner Spirit of the Comics Retailer of the Year Award in 1999, has been an Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Advisor since the 1990s, and is a staple of Central Arkansas' comic scene. A former journeyman printer and printing division manager, he's written, published, and at times even penciled, inked, and printed his own comics. He is currently writing, lettering, and coloring Edgar Rice Burroughs' Beyond the Farthest StarTM. Wild Stars III: Time Warmageddon comes right on the heels of his four volume Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology published by Chenault & Gray. Michael has been a regular contributor to Cirsova Heroic Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine.

Cirsova Publishing is a Central Arkansas small publisher of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Its flagship publication, Cirsova Heroic Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine was a 2017 Hugo Awards finalist for Best Semi-Pro Zine.

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For Information:
Michael Tierney/Little Rocket Publications: www.thewildstars.com
Cirsova: www.cirsova.wordpress.com / Twitter: @cirsova
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Interior art is by Mark Wheatley, who also provided a wraparound cover for a variant trade paperback edition, and another for the dust wrapper of the hardcover edition, which will be presented in virgin format -- without text or a bar code.

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Wild Stars 3 variant hardcover edition art

To read what the critics thought of WILD STARS I and II, visit the REVIEWS PAGE.

Michael Tierney's bibliography can be found here!

The Criteria for Admission Into the Galactic Community

Cirsova #7

Cirsova #7

This issue includes The Criteria for Admission Into the Galactic Community, Michael Tierney's third contribution to the magazine.
The title tells you that this is a science fiction story.

It is available now, or you can mail order by clicking this link or the image above.

Like the following Edgar Rice Burroughs' 100 Year Art Chronology, this publication is funded on Kickstarter.
Also like the ERBAC project, it was quickly funded, surpassing its target goal by 500% on the second day!

Available NOW:


Speaking of which, the Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology (order link) went on sale June 2018!

Click on any of the images below if you'd like to read more about the
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ERB Art Chonology V2 wraparound cover.
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The Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology was a huge success on Kickstarter.
And the preorder sales never slowed down after that.
With advance orders still bing shipped, the publisher has informed me that the first printing has ALREADY SOLD OVER 70% of its run!
A second printing is already being planned.

Edgar Rice Burroughs' 100 Year Art Chronology -- Kicktraq Mini

You can read all the details here: >https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/600766964/edgar-rice-burroughs-100-year-art-chronology

I've also set up a page filled with teaser images: Edgar Rice Burrough's 100 Year Art Chronlogy


The online magazine Castalia House has run a series of interviews with Cirsova authors, and mine is now online here.

The interviewer, Scott Cole, asked a lot of great questions that covered not just my stories in Cirsova magazine, but also about my Wild Stars comics and books, my experiences as a comic book retailer, and about my Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology.


Cirsova #5

The Bears of 1812

Michael Tierney has a new story in Cirsova Magazine #5 (Spring 2017), which is now out for sale!

My story in Cirsova #2 was Shark Fighter, a psychological horror story.
This one is a historical fantasy titled The Bears of 1812.

The Bears of 1812 features native American legend Sacagawea from the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and her involvement in the War of 1812. As I told the editor; "The stuff you'll think I made up is the stuff that really happened." There were many incredible historical events during that time, and Sacagawea's history easily weaved right into the heart of it. 

Michael Tierney -- April 5, 2017


New Video Page!

Follow this link (or the link on the lefthand column site map) to discover film, news clips, and classic advertisements tracing the history of Collector's Edition, The Comic Book Store, and the comics industry in general over the last 4 decades!

You'll find every video on the website, plus many new videos showing major events like the censorship battle with the state legislature, the Death of Superman, and the Bankruptcy of Marvel Comics.

This month's featured blast from the past is She-Hulk's visit to Little Rock back in the Nineties!

Shark Fighter

Cirsova #2
Featuring Michael Tierney's new short story, Shark Fighter,
we currently have a limited supply of each cover of the paperback editions at both stores
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Shark Fighter is a tale of horror beneath the deep blue sea, see if you can guess the Wild Stars connection. It's tenuous, but it is there.
For more information about this issue, visit this link.

Another Cirsova contributor mentioned my 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!"
"Stop the bus!"
I'll take that review!

Amazon.com Shark Fighter Reviews (visit this link):

"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"
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