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SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20th, 2018

***MARVEL COMICS***

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #801 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #20
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR SPIDER-MOBILE LICENSE #NONE
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP #2
AVENGERS #2 2nd PRINT McGUINNESS VARIANT
AVENGERS #3 REGULAR & VARIANT
BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #20
CABLE #158
CAPTAIN AMERICA #704 REGULAR & VARIANT
CHAMPIONS #21
DAREDEVIL #604
DOCTOR STRANGE #2 REGULAR & VARIANT
DOMINO #2 2nd PRINT VARIANT
HUNT FOR WOLVERINE CLAWS OF A KILLER #1 2nd PRINT VARIANT
HUNT FOR WOLVERINE CLAWS OF S A KILLER #2 REGULAR & VARIANT
INFINITY COUNTDOWN BLACK WIDOW #1 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
INFINITY COUNTDOWN CHAMPIONS #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
RUNAWAYS #10
SPIDER-GWEN #33
STAR WARS POE DAMERON #28
TONY STARK IRON MAN #1 REGULAR & MORE VARIANTS THAN STARS IN THE SKY
TRUE BELIEVERS ANT-MAN INCREDIBLE SHRINKING DOOM #1
TRUE BELIEVERS SCOTT LANG ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #1
VENOM #1 2nd PRINT VARIANT
WEAPON H #4
X-MEN GOLD #26 2nd PRINT MARQUEZ VARIANT
X-MEN GOLD #27 2nd PRINT MARQUEZ VARIANT
X-MEN GOLD #30 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS

***DC COMICS***

AQUAMAN #37 REGULAR & VARIANT
BATMAN #49 REGULAR & VARIANT
BATMAN PRELUDE TO THE WEDDING RED HOOD VS ANARKY #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
BATMAN SINS OF THE FATHER #5
BATWOMAN #16 REGULE & VARIANT
BRAVE & THE BOLD BATMAN & THE WONDER WOMAN #5
CAVE CARSON HAS AN INTERSTELLAR EYE #4
DAMAGE #6
DEATHBED #5
DOOMSDAY CLOCK #3
FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS #11 REGULAR & VARIANT
GREEN LANTERNS #49
HARLEY QUINN #44 REGULAR & VARIANT
HELLBLAZER #21
INJUSTICE 2 #28
JUSTICE LEAGUE #2 REGULAR & VARIANT
MAN OF STEEL #4
NEW CHALLENGERS #2
SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #93
TEEN TITANS GO #28
WILD STORM #14 REGULAR & VARIANT

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

ARCHIE SUPERTEENS VS CRUSADERS #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
BELLADONNA FIRE FURY #7
BLACK HAMMER AGE OF DOOM #3
BTVS SEASON 12 THE BEAKONING #1
CODA #1 2nd PRINT VARIANT
CODA #2
CROSSED PLUS 100 MIMIC #2
CURSE WORDS #15
DAYS OF HATE #6
DEADLY CLASS #35
ETHER COPPER GOLEMS #2 REGULAR & VARIANT
EVOLUTION #7
FATHOM PRIMER 2018
FATHOM VOL. 7 #1
FENCE #7
GIDEON FALLS #4 REGULAR & VARIANT
GREEN HORNET #4
HARBINGER WARS 2 PRELUDE #1
HIT-GIRL #5 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
INFIDEL #4
JAMES BOND THE BODY #6
JIM HENSON FRAGGLE ROCK #2 REGULAR & VARIANT
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #28 REGULAR & VARIANT
MOONSHINE #11 REGULAR & VARIANT
MY LITTLE PONY PONYVILLE MYSTERIES #2 REGULAR & VARIANT
NINJA-K #8 REGULAR & VARIANT
ORPHAN BLACK #1 GREATEST HITS EDITION
PLANET OF THE APES URSUS #6
PUNKS NOT DEAD #5
REGULAR SHOW 25 YEARS LATER #1
RICK & MORTY PRESENTS KROMBOPULOUS MICHAEL #!
ROBOTECH #9
SHADOWMAN #4 REGULAR & VARIANT
SHANGHAI RED #1 REGULAR * VAOAK
SIMPSONS COMICS #244
SPONGEBOB COMICS ANNUAL GIANT SWIMTACULAR #6 REGULAR & VARIANT
STARGATE UNIVERS #5
STEVEN UNIVERSE #17
TAARNA #2 REGULAR & VARIANT
TANK GIRL ALL STARS #1 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
TMNT UNIVERSE #23 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
TMNT URBAN LEGENDS #2 REGULAR & VARIANT
TRUMPS TITANS VS DARK DONALDS MENTAL #1
USAGI YOJIMBO #4
WARHAMMER 40000 DEATHWATCH #2
WITCHFINDER GATES OF HEAVEN #2
WWE #18 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS

***MISCELLANEOUS***

BATMAN THE DARK PRINCE CHARMING BOOK 2 HC
DARK KNIGHTS METAL DARK NIGHTS RISING HC
MAD MAGAZINE #2
MARVEL COMICS DIGEST #7 ANT-MAN



SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27th, 2018

***MARVEL COMICS***

BLACK PANTHER #1 2nd PRINT VARIANT
BLACK PANTHER #2 REGULAR & VARIANT
CHAMPIONS #19 2nd PRINT IZAAKE CONNECTING VARIANT
CHAMPIONS #20 2nd PRINT IZAAKE CONNECTING VARIANT
DEADPOOL ASSASSIN #2 REGULAR & VARIANT
HUNT FOR WOLVERINE MYSTERY IN MADRIPOOR #2 REGULAR & VARIANT
INFINITY COUNTDOWN DARKHAWK #3
MARVEL TWO IN ONE #7
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #32
MOON KNIGHT #196
MS MARVEL #31
MARVEL SUPER HEROES WEBS ARROWS ANTS OH MY #1
MULTIPLE MAN #1
OLD MAN HAWKEYE #6
OLD MAN LOGAN #42
PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #306
SENTRY #1
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #21
STAR WARS LANDO DOUBLE OF NOTHING #2
THOR #2 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
TRUE BELIEVERS ANT-MAN & HAWKEYE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #1
TRUE BELIEVERS ANT-MAN PRESENTS IRON MAN GHOST IN THE MACHINE #1
VENOM #3 REGULAR & VARIANT
WAKANDA FOREVER AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
X-MEN BLUE #30

***DC COMICS***

ASTRO CITY #52
BANE CONQUEST #12
BATGIRL #24 REGULAR & VARIANT
BATMAN BEYOND #21
BATMAN PRELUDE TO THE WEDDING HARLEY VS JOKER #1
DETECTIVE COMICS #983 REGULAR & VARIANT
FLASH #49 REGULAR & VARIANT
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #47 REGULAR & VARIANT
HELLBLAZER #23
MAN OF STEEL #5
MERA QUEEN OF ATLANTIS #5
MOTHER PANIC GOTHAM A.D. #4
MOTERLANDS #6
RAVEN DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS #6
SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #39
SILENCER #6
TEEN TITANS SPECIAL #1
TERRIFICS #5
WONDER WOMAN #49

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

ADVENTURE TIME BEGINNING OF THE END #2 REGULAR & VARIANT
AMORY WARS GOOD APOLLO #11
BLACK CLOUD #10
BLACKWOOD #2
CROSSED PLUG 100 MIMIC #3
CYBER FORCE #4
DESCENDER #11
DODGE CITY #4
GAME OF THRONES CLASH OF KINGS #11
GAME OF PORCELAIN THRONES #NONE
GASOLINA #9
GRIMM FAIRY TALES #17
HARROW COUNTY #32
KILL OR BE KILLED #20
LADY DEATH UNHOLY RUIN #2
LEGENDERRY RED SONJA #5
LUMBERJANES #51 REGULAR & VARIANT
MATA HARI #4
MICHAEL TURNER LEGACY #1
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
MIKE HAMMER #1 REGULAR & MULTIPLE COVERS
MODERN FANTASY #1
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #36
PESTILENCE STORY OF SATAN #2
PRISONER #3
QUANTUM & WOODY #7
REALM #7 RED SONJA #17
RICK & MORTY #39 REGULAR & VARIANT
ROBOTECH #10
RUIN OF THRONES BRIGANDS #2
SAGA #53
SEX CRIMINALS #25
SHADOW ROADS #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #6 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
STRAY BULLETS SUNSHINE & ROSES #36
VAMPIRELLA ROSES FOR DEAD #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
WICKED & DEVINE #27 REGULAR & VARIANT
X-O MANOWAR #16

***MISCELLANEOUS***

ALTER EGO #153
DARK NIGHTS METAL THE RESISTANCE TPB
DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #526
GAME TRADE MAGAZINE #221
IMAGE PLUS #11 WYTCHES THE BAD EGG PART 11
MARVEL SELECT CLASSIC THOR ACTION FIGURE
PREVIEWS #358 JULY 2018
RETROFAN MAGAZINE #1
SOUTHERN BASTARD VOL. 4 GUT CHECK TPB
THANOS WINS BY DONNY CATES TPB
2000 A.D. PACK MAY 2018
UNCLE SCROOGE TOURIST AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE TPB



Coming Soon:

Jack's Basenent

Cirsova #9

Cirsova #9, Fall 2018, will contain Jack's Basement by Michael Tierney, a horror humor story.

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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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.
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


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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