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SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18th, 2020

***MARVEL COMICS***

AERO #9
AEROVERSE--JUST TO MAKE DC ANGRY #NONE
AMAZING MARY JANE #6 REGULAR & VARIANT
ANNIHILATION SCOURGE BETA RAY BILL #1
ANNIHILATION SCOURGE OMEGA #1
ANNIHILATION SCOURGE SILVER SURFER #1
ATLANTIS ATTACKS #3
CAPTAIN AMERICA #20 REGULAR & VARIANT
CAPTAIN MARVEL #16 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #14 REGULAR & VARIANT
DEADPOOL #4 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
EXCALIBUR #9 REGULAR & VARIANT
FANTASTIC FOUR #20 REGULAR & VARIANT
GHOST-SPIDER #8
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #3 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
MARVEL ACTION SPIDER-MAN #2
MARVEL AVENGERS CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
MARVELS X #3
MORBIUS # REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
OUTLAWED #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
RUNAWAYS #31
SPIDER-WOMAN #1 REGULAR & 10 VARIANTS
STAR WARS #4 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS

STAR WARS RISE OF KYLO REN #2 3rd PRINT VARIANT
STAR WARS RISE OF KYLO REN #3 2nd PRINT VARIANT
STAR WARS WHY DID KYLO REN STEAL ALL THE TOILET PAPER?
TRUE BELIEVERS EMPYRE GALACTUS #1
TRUE BELIEVERS EMPYRE SWORDSMAN #1
2020 IRON AGE #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
2020 MACHINE MAN #2 REGULAR & VARIANT
2020 MAN OF TOMORROW--OR IS IT TODAY? #NONE
VALKYRIE JANE FOSTER #9 REGULAR & VARIANT
WOLVERINE #1 2nd PRINT VARIANT
X-FORCE #9 REGULAR & VARIANT
X-MEN FANTASTIC FOUR #2

***DC COMICS***

AQUAMAN #58 REGULAR & VARIANT
BATMAN #91 REGULAR & VARIANT
BRAVE AND THE BOLD #28 FACSIMILE EDITION
DCEASED UNKILLABLES #2 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE MULTIVERSE #5
JLA #1 DOLLAR COMIC
JUSTICE LEAGUE 1987 #1 DOLLAR COMIC
JUSTICE LEAGUE #43 REGULAR & VARIANT
LUCIFER #18
NIGHTWING #70 REGULAR & VARIANT
PLUNGE #2 REGULAR & VARIANT
ROBIN 80th ANNIVERSARY 100 PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #1 REGULAR & 9 VARIANTS
SUPERMANS PAL JIMMY OLSEN #9 REGULAR & VARIANT
TEEN TITANS #40 REGULAR & VARIANT
TITANS GIANT #1
YEAR OF THE VILLAIN HELL ARISEN #4 REGULAR & VARIANT

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

ARCHIE #712 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
ARTEMIS & ASSASSIN #1
ASCENDER #10
BITTER ROOT #7
DIE DIE DIE #9
DOCTOR TOMORROW #2 REGULAR & VARIANT
FAMILY TREE #5
FIREFLY #15 REGULAR & MANY VARIANTS
GOLD DIGGER #271
GRENDEL DEVILS ODYSSEY #4 REGULAR & VARIANT
INVADER ZIM #50 REGULAR & VARIANT
LOW LOW WOODS #4 REGULAR & VARIANT
MIDDLEWEST #16
POWER RANGERS TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #4 REG & HALF-DOZEN VARIANTS
PREDATORS HUNTERS III #2
RED MOTHER #4
RED SONJA AGE OF CHAOS #3 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
RESISTANCE #1 REGULAR & MANY VARIANTS
SOMETHING IS KILLIN CHILDREN #6 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
SPAWN #306 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
STARSHIP DOWN #1
TARTARUS #2
TRANSFORMERS #19 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY #5 REGULAR & VARIANT
USAGI YOJIMBO #9
VAMPIRELLA #9 REGULAR & VARIANT
VISITOR #3
WASTED SPACE #15
WICKED THINGS #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
WITCHBLADE #18
X-RAY ROBOT #1 REGULAR & VARIANT

***MISCELLANEOUS***

BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #279
BATMAN ALFRED PENNYWORTH TPB
CONAN THE BARBARIAN VOL. 2 LIFE AND DEATH OF CONAN TPB
CREEPS #24
IMMORTAL HULK VOL. 6 TPB



SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25th, 2020

***MARVEL COMICS***

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #42 REGULAR & VARIANT
BLACK PANTHER #22 REGULAR & VARIANT
FANTASTIC FOUR MARVELS SNAPSHOT #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
GIANT SIZE X-MEN #1 NIGHTCRAWLER -- REGULAR & VARIANT
HAWKEYE FREE FALL #3 2nd PRINT SCHMIDT VARIANT
HELLIONS #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
IMMORTAL HULK #1 REGULAR & MANY MANY VARIANTS
INCREDIBLE HULK #182 FACSIMILE EDITION
JESSICA JONES BLIND SPOT #6 REGULAR & VARIANT
MARVEL ACTION AVENGERS 2020 #1
MARVELS AVENGERS BLACK WIDOW #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
PUNISHER SOVIET #6
RAVENCROFT #3
REVENGE OF COSMIC GHOST RIER #4 REGULAR & VARIANT
ROAD TO EMPYRE KREE SKRULL WAR #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
SCREAM CURSE OF CARNAGE #5
STAR #3
STAR WARS BOUNTY HUNTERS #2 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
TAROT #4 REGULAR & VARIANT
THOR #1 2nd PRINT KLEIN VARIANT
TRUE BELIEVERS EMPYRE LYJA #1
TRUE BELIEVERS EMPYRE SHE-HULK #1
TRUE BELIEVERS EMPYRE VISION #1
2020 FORCE WORKS #2 REGULAR & VARIANT
WOLVERINE #2 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
X-MEN #9
X-MEN FANTASTIC FOUR #3 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS

***DC COMICS***

ACTION COMICS #1021 REGULAR & VARIANT
AMETHYST #2
ANGEL & SPIKE #10
BASKETFUL OF HEADS #6 REGULAR & VARIANT
BATGIRL #45 REGULAR & VARIANT
BATMAN #90 2nd PRINT VARIANT
BATMAN BEYOND #42 REGULAR & VARIANT
BATMAN CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT #8
BATMAN SUPERMAN #8 REGULAR & VARIANT
BOOKS OF MAGIC #18
DETECTIVE COMIS #1021 REGULAR & VARIANT
FAR SECTOR #5 REGULAR & VARIANT
FLASH #752 REGULAR & VARIANT
FROM BEYOND THE UNKNOWN GIANT #1
JOHN CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER #5
JUSTICE LEAGUE 2011 #1 DOLLAR COMIC
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA 2006 #1 DOLLAR COMIC
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #21 REGULAR & VARIANT
LAST GOD #6
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #5 REGULAR & VARIANT
RED HOOD OUTLAW #33 REGULAR & VARIANT
RWBY #6 REGULAR & VARIANT
SUICIDE SQUAD #4 REGULAR & VARIANT
SUPERGIRL #40 REGULAR & VARIANT
WONDER WOMAN #754 REGULAR & VARIANT

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

ANIMOSITY #27
BLADE RUNNER 2019 #7 REGULAR & VARIANT
CATALYST PRIME SEVEN DAYS #6
CIMMERIAN QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST #2 REGULAR & MANY VARIANTS
DEATH OF GLORY #10
FALCON & WINTER SOLDIER #2
GEORGE RR MARTIN A CLASH OF KINGS #3
GHOSTBUSTERS YEAR ONE #3 REGULAR & VARIANT
GODKILLERS #2
JAMES BOND #4
JUDGE DREDD FALSE WITNESS #1
KILLADELPHIA #5 REGULAR & VARIANT
KILLING RED SONJA #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #272
LAUREL AND AHRDY 1972 #1 AM ARCHIVES
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #48 REGULAR & FOIL VARIANT
MONSTRESS #27
MY LITTLE PONY CANTERLOT HIGH MARCH MADNESS #1
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #88 REGULAR & VARIANT
ON THE STUMP #3
ONCE & FUTURE #7 REGULAR & VARIANT
PROTECTOR #3
QUANTUM & WOODY #3
RAT QUEENS #21
RED SONJA VAMPIRELLA BETTY VERONICA #10 REGULAR & 15 VARIANTS
RICK & MORTY #60
SEX CRIMINALS #28
SHANG #1
SHOPLIFTERS WILL BE LIQUIDATED #5
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #27 REGLAR & VARIANT
STRANGER THINGS INTO THE FIRE #3 REGULAR & VARIANT
SUPER DUCK #1 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
TMNT JENNIKA #2
TMNT #104 REGULAR & VARIANT
TRANSFORMERS GALAXIES #6 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
TRANSFORMERS VS. TERMINATOR #1 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
UPSHOT NOW #4
USUAGI YOJIMBO COLOR CLASSICS #3
VARKING DEAD #1
X-O MANOWAR 2020 #1

***MISCELLANEOUS***

ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #308
BACK ISSUE #119
COMIC BOOK CREATOR #22
DC SUPER FRIENDS BATMAN LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK HC
DC SUPER FRIENDS SUPERMAN LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK HC
GAME TRADE MAGAZINE #242
PREVIEWS #379 APRIL 2020



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 Hugo Award in the Best Short Story Category,
and another for the 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

Wild Stars 1 cirsova front cover Wild Stars 2 cirsova front cover Wild Stars 3 new cirsova cover Wild Stars 4
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 dmrbooks.com.


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!

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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: >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


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"
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