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DC Future State

DC is starting 2021 off with a bang, giving fans a glimpse into futures both near and far, full of current and new characters as the publisher announced plans today for DC Future State, a two-month, line-wide event beginning in January. Through February 2021, the full title lineup will feature a combination of monthly and twice-monthly oversize anthologies, as well as a monthly schedule of miniseries and one-shots.

DC Future State spotlights the World's Greatest Super Heroes in fresh new roles, with all-new characters taking up their iconic mantles. DC Future State features an incredible array of creative talent, combining award-winning writers and artists with new voices from the worlds of TV, movies and animation. In March 2021, the regular DC title lineup resumes, continuing existing story lines from 2020 and introducing new arcs for the year.

In DC Future State, the Multiverse has been saved from the brink of destruction, but the triumph of DC's heroes has shaken loose the very fabric of time and space! The final chapter of Dark Nights: Death Metal (on sale January 5, 2021) brings new life to DC's Multiverse, kicking off this glimpse into the unwritten worlds of DC's future!

"The DC Universe has always been fertile ground for new and refreshing takes on our characters, and DC Future State definitely contributes to this legacy," said DC Executive Editor Marie Javins. "When the event begins in January, some savvy readers will not only pick up on some of the breadcrumbs that have already been tossed out in our current titles, but they will also find new hints and clues of what's to come in 2021."

A stellar array of writers and artists are on hand to deliver this unique look at beloved DC characters, including fan favorites such as Mariko Tamaki, Brian Michael Bendis, Gene Luen Yang, JoŽlle Jones, Joshua Williamson, Nicola Scott, Cully Hamner and John Timms, along with new voices such as award-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years A Slave), Brandon Vietti (Young Justice), Meghan Fitzmartin (Supernatural, DC Super Hero Girls), Brandon Easton (Thundercats, Transformers: War for Cybertron), Alitha Martinez (REPRESENT! It's A Bird!), L.L. McKinney (Nubia: Real One), Paula Sevenbergen (Stargirl) and Siya Oum (Lola XOXO), among others.

Batman Family
In this future, Gotham City is controlled by the Magistrate. This villainous regime has taken control of the city, now under constant surveillance. All masked vigilantes have been outlawed and Batman has been killed. But led by an all-new Batman, a new assembly of Gotham's guardians rise to give hope to all of those who lost it!

Oversized Comics:
Future State: The Next Batman #1-4
The Next Batman, by John Ridley, Nick Derington and Laura Braga
Outsiders, by Brandon Thomas and Sumit Kumar
Arkham Knights, by Paul Jenkins and Jack Herbert
Batgirls, by Vita Ayala and Aneke
Gotham City Sirens, by Paula Sevenbergen and Emanuela Lupacchino

Future State: Dark Detective #1-4
Dark Detective, by Mariko Tamaki and Dan Mora
Grifters, by Matthew Rosenberg and Carmine di Giandomenico
Red Hood, by Joshua Williamson and Giannis Milonogiannis

Monthly Miniseries:
Future State: Batman/Superman, by Gene Luen Yang and Ben Oliver
Future State: Catwoman, by Ram V. and Otto Schmidt
Future State: Harley Quinn, by Stephanie Phillips and Simone Di Meo
Future State: Nightwing, by Andrew Constant and Nicola Scott
Future State: Robin Eternal, by Meghan Fitzmartin and Eddy Barrows

Superman Family
Due to his involvement in an international crisis happening in the near future, Clark Kent has been rejected by Earth, causing him to focus his lifesaving efforts outside his adopted home. He travels to Warworld to rise through the ranks of gladiatorial combat in order to defeat Mongul with the help of some unlikely heroes. Back in Metropolis, Clark's son Jon has taken on the mantle of Superman. After seeing the horrors that befell Gotham, he bottles Metropolis in order to keep it safe, putting him at odds with Supergirl.

Connecting the two oversized Future State: Superman titles, Shilo Norman, the man known as Mister Miracle, finds himself caught between the city he grew up in and the battle-torn planet that could be his downfall.

Meanwhile in the Amazon rainforest, Yara Flor is chosen to be the new Wonder Woman. Years later, the new Superman and Wonder Woman join forces to save their cities in a new superhero team-up the likes of which the world has never seen.

Oversized Comics:

Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1-2
Superman of Metropolis, by Sean Lewis and John Timms
The Guardian, by Sean Lewis and Cully Hamner
Mister Miracle, by Brandon Easton and Valentine De Landro

Future State: Superman: Worlds of War #1-4
Superman: Worlds of War, by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Mikel Janin
Midnighter, by Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad and Gleb Melnikov
Black Racer, by Jeremy Adams and Siya Oum
Mister Miracle, by Brandon Easton and Valentine De Landro

Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman #1-2
Immortal Wonder Woman, by Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad and Jen Bartel
Nubia, by L.L. McKinney, Alitha E. Martinez and Mark Morales

Monthly Miniseries and One-Shots

Future State: House of El, by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Scott Godlewski (one-shot on sale February)
Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman, by Marguerite Bennett and Marguerite Sauvage
Future State: Legion of Super-Heroes, by Brian Michael Bendis and Riley Rossmo
Future State: Superman/Wonder Woman, by Dan Watters and Leila del Duca
Future State: Superman vs. Imperious Lex, by Mark Russell and Steve Pugh (3-issue series ending

March 2021)
Future State: Wonder Woman, by JoŽlle Jones

Justice League Family
A thread of great change runs through the Justice League heroes: a new League is built upon secret identities (even from each other), but an old and evolved enemy will use these secrets to try and overthrow the world. For the supernatural heroes of Justice League Dark, the very fabric of reality has shifted, and heroes are being hunted.

For Flash, Shazam, and the Teen Titans, it all begins when the four Riders of the Apocalypse unleash hell in a battle at Titans Academy, Barry Allen is cut off from the Speed Force, a Famine-controlled Wally West may be beyond saving, and Billy Batson makes a deal with the devil that will change Shazam forever. Off-world, John Stewart and the remaining Green Lanterns are stranded in the shadow of a dead power battery; Jackson Hyde and Andy Curry are separated across the galaxy; and Amanda Waller executes her ultimate plan with a new but terrifyingly familiar Suicide Squad on Earth-3.

At the end of time, Swamp Thing reveals its true intention, ruling supreme until a remnant of humanity launches a rebellion, and Black Adam looks to the past as the only way to save the future of the Multiverse.

Oversized Comics:
Future State: Justice League #1-2
Justice League, by Joshua Williamson and Robson Rocha
Justice League Dark, by Ram V. and Marcio Takara

Future State: Green Lantern #1-2
Last Lanterns, by Geoffrey Thorne and Tom Raney
Tales of the Green Lantern Corps, by Josie Campbell, Ryan Cady and Ernie Altbacker, with Sami Basri and Clayton Henry

Future State: Suicide Squad #1-2
Suicide Squad, by Robbie Thompson and Javi Fernandez
Black Adam, by Jeremy Adams and Fernando Pasarin

Monthly Miniseries:
Future State: Aquaman, by Brandon Thomas and Daniel Sampere
Future State: The Flash, by Brandon Vietti and Dale Eaglesham
Future State: Teen Titans, by Tim Sheridan and Rafa Sandoval
Future State: SHAZAM!, by Tim Sheridan and Eduardo Pansica
Future State: Swamp Thing, by Ram V and Mike Perkins

July 7th, 2020 Announcment!

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Robert E. Howard
Art Chronology

Created by Michael Tierney

Published by Chenault & Gray
under license by Cabinet Entertainment

Robert E. Howard, Conan, and other REH Properties are ģTrademarks and ©Copyrights
of Cabinet Entertainment, and are used by permission.

The contracts between the Conan Properties and Robert E Howard Properties, and publisher Chenault & Gray
were finalized over the Independence Day weekend.

Click this link for the official announcement!

My Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology is about to have a brother!

Michael Tierney--July 5, 2020


2nd July 7th, 2020 Announcment!

Sold the 1st serial rights for my latest novel, Wild Stars 5: The Artomique Paradigm,
to Cirsova Publishing yesterday. It will be serialized in Cirsova Magazine of Thrilling
Adventure and Daring Suspense in 2021. The book release will follow later.

Wild Stars 5 announcement

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July 10th, 2020 Announcment!

My Young Tarzan and the Mysterious She, posthumously co-authored with Edgar Rice Burroughs,
was the featured topic of dicussion for the latest issue of the Gridley Wave, published by the Burroughs Bibliophiles!

Young Tarzan

You can read this issue of the Gridley Wave in its entirity here.
Reprinted by permission.

If you enjoyed the Gridely Wave, they are offering a Young Tarzan special
for new members who join this Edgar Rice Burroughs fan organization,
which includes copies of their slick magazine, the Burroughs Bulletin! Just Click this link.

On New Year's Day, 2020, Cirsova published their list of Awards Eligible stories, which features 3 works by Michael Tierney:

Wild Stars 4: Wild Star Rising heads up the list, alone in the novel category.

Wild Stars 4 Time Warmageddon

Young Tarzan and the Mysterious She, posthumously co-authored with Edgar Rice Burroughs, tops the list of short stories.

Young Tarzan

The Grimgrip, a Wild Stars bonus short story published in the new edition of Wild Stars 3: Time Warmageddon .

Young Tarzan

New Year's Day 2020 update:

Young Tarzan and the Mysterious She already has a nomination for the 2020 Washington Small Press Award:

Young Tarzan

Wild Stars Omnibus
Wild Stars display Michael Tierney signing Wild Stars

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.

wild stars 35th anniversary

Michael Tierney and Cirsova Publishing
team up once again for:

Wild Stars IV: Wild Star Rising

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Click on the links or the images above for details about Cirsova's plans to not only release Wild Stars 4,
but also Volumes 1 through 3 in a matching set under new covers, along with a
700-plus page hardcover Wild Stars Omnibus containing the complete saga!

It's all part of the Wild Stars 35th Anniversary celebration!

Even more Wild Stars 35th Anniversary celebration!

Wild Stars Role Playing Game

Soon you'll be able to have your very own adventures into the Wild Stars!

Weekly online comic strip Adventures!
Beyond the Farthest Star

Beyond the Farthest Star

Released March 2nd:

Young Tarzan

"Young Tarzan and the Mysterious She" is a short story begun by Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1930 and left unfinished until Danton Burroughs asked Michael Tierney to complete it in 2005.
After Danton's tragic death, publication was delayed until the March 2019 issue of Cirsova Magazine, Volume 2 #1.

Here are a couple of pre-pubication articles about Young Tarzan and the Mysterious She:

Here's a link to an article by Paul Hair on Hollywood In Toto.

Here's a link to an article by Deuce Richardson on

Now available:

Gods & Service anthology paperback

"Who is God?" is a social science-fiction short story by Michael Tierney, released December 2019 in the paperback anthology "Gods & Services", edited by R. J. Carter. A mysterious shop appears out of nowhere with a sign that reads Goods & Services, but one of the "O"s has fallen off. The inventory is unusual: lost or forgotten gods who perform services for a price.

Jack's Basement

Cirsova #9

Cirsova #9, Fall 2018, contains 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 on store shelves.

Wild Stars III: Time Warmageddon now on sae!

WS3 cirsova cover
Main cover by Tim Lim. Alternative trade paper cover by Mark Wheatley.
Wild Stars 3 - alternate cover Cirsova edition

Hardcover dust wrapper cover by Mark Wheatley, presented in virgin format without type or bar code.
Wild Stars 3
Click the images above or this link for more details!
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
ERBAC v1 wraparound cover
ERB Art Chonology V2 wraparound cover.
ERB Chronology V4

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: >

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

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
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!
"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"
2017 Wild Stars ad