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Do you want to solve the mysteries of the universe?

Enter here to explore the Wild Stars, and learn the explanations behind UFOs and Space Gods. This isn't the Twilight Zone. This is the region of the Milky Way Galaxy known as the WILD STARS!

BE WARNED! The Wild Stars have a 40 year publishing history. And still counting...
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Now Available: WILD STARS 2: FORCE MAJEURE!

The release of Wild Stars 2: Force Majeure celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the first publication of Wild Stars!

The sequel to the graphic novel is a new 83,000 word novel wrapped around 38 pages of comics,
including the 2002 Prairie Bay comic book with new pages, along with 50 "flashback" illustrations.

Released at the same time is the first trade paperback edition of
the 2009 Wild Stars: The Book of Circles -- Recalibrated,
that collects the first 25 years of comic books, in a matching, uniform package.

To buy either book on Amazon, click either of the images above or these links to buy Wild Stars: The Book of Circles -- Recalibrated and Wild Stars 2: Force Majeure.

Another new book for the 30th Anniversary of the WILD STARS!

Wild Stars: The Book of Circles - Recalibrated
WILD STARS: THE BOOK OF CIRCLES -- RECALIBRATED Hardcover is back in print. This new edition not only replaces the sold out 25th Anniversary hardcover (even the guy selling it for $200 on Amazon is sold out), this new 30th Anniversary edition is printed on heavier stock paper and, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A COLLECTED EDITION, the color is restored to the pages reproducing the outer and inner covers from the 7-issue Volume 3 run of comics. Shown below are the 2-page title spreads from the black and white trade paperback, and from the new hardcover.

Wild Stars GN black & white title page
Wild Stars HC color title page
Again, the entire book is not in color. Only the pages reproducing the outer and inner color covers from the original comic books.

The new hardcover is availble Worldwide on Amazon.com: (click this link).

All three books are also available locally at either Collector's Edition or The Comic Book Store, where you can ask about getting your copy signed. Every copy of anything Wild Stars signed this year will include a 30th Anniversary Stamp!
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This stamp will be discontinued at the end of the year!



Force Majeure: Prarie Bay #1 wild Stars The Book of Circles HC

The WILD STARS go digital!

Beginning with Force Majeure: Prairie Bay #1, all the Wild Stars comics are available in Digital Format, in the unique "flip page format" that simulates reading an open comic book, to read online or for downloading, at:
www.mydigitalcomics.com
They are also availble to be read on the Apple App and iBooks Store, Android Marketplace, Amazon Kindle Store, B&N Nook store, Graphicly storefront, Comixology storefront, and Google eBookstore or directly through:.
Devil's Due Digital
Aside from these outlets, we are also available on iVerse, Ave Comics, My eBooks, and many other stores.
To read more about the special features of the expanded digital version of Wild Stars: The Book of Circles graphic novel, check out the new Hidden Wild Stars page!




Collector's Edition The Comic Book Store

News on What's New!

For the latest news on what's new, store signings and other events at Collector's Edition and The Comic Book Store, click this link.

Or to learn more about the stores themselves, you can always click the links in the Site Map down the lefthand column of every page.

2014 Thanksgiving Week Sale!





Dr Who Astounding Stories origin
This book is real and unaltered. The top quote is from the text.
The bottom quotes are some of the most common from the era of the Second Doctor, Patrick Trouton.
It was a runing gag that Jaimie, a medieval Highlander whom Doctor had saved,
would start each new adventure with a brogue variation of:
"Doctor! Would you look at the size of that thing."
At some point soon after, they were running for their lives.
All of the Doctors often advised; "Run! Run!"

For more visual fun, visit the cartoon page.

For more imformation about Doctor Who, check out:



Doctor Who and Michael

DOCTOR WHO -- A NEW VIEWER'S GUIDE

Dr. Who & Michael Part 2 If you've never been introduced to Doctor Who, or only seen shows from the New Millennium, the older mythos can be difficult to know where to start -- with so many decades of television history to chose from!

I recently dove into this past, and here's my Guide for new viewers:
Enter here to adventure in Time And Relative Dimensions In Space -- Part One!


Part One dealt with the first quartet of Doctors, and Part Two examines the second quartet.





Tarzan Large Feature #5 Tarzan Single Series #20

I've started a new section on the History of Comics. For the initial overview of how comics are made, start here.

Tarzan of the Apes is the first subject. Tarzan is a character who has been an integral part of the comics industry since the very beginning of the artform.

Click here for the full history of Tarzan of the Comics!





Funnnies #36 Marvel Conan #1

Two more new pages of Comics History!


Tarzan wasn't the first creation of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Before the apeman, he created the greatest swordsman on two worlds:
John Carter of Mars!

This character ushered in the era of Sword & Sorcery.
He was the first, and mightiest of all the barbarians:

Conan the Barbarian!






Walt Disney's Comics & Stories #1 Uncle Scrooge #1

Walt Disney and The Good Duck Artist


The next Comics History page is devoted to the legendary Carl Barks.

Carl Barks was always one of my favorite storytellers, being both an exceptional artist and extraordinary storyteller. It was a rare combination.

If you'd like a quick tour of the career of the man who, because he worked in an age before printed credits, was known as The Good Duck Artist, all you have to do is click this link: Disney Ducks!


I've added another section to try and dispell a common misconception about the comic book industry.

Comic Book Store owners always get a bad rap, as the public perception is that we're all like the rude, Simpson's Comic Book Store Guy, lazing around, surrounded by nothing but food and big stacks of Super-Hero comics.

Like a Super-Hero, my other hobbies involve a mask and breathing apparatus, specialized training that includes rescue, dangerous activities and encounters with deadly animals, plus travel around the world to exotic locations, including a trip down the road to a lost civilization.

These are the incredible, but true adventures of a masked Comic Book Store Guy:

Check out the Dive Log.


Swimming in liquid topaz

New page in the Bonus section.

We've all heard of Good Luck Charms.
Here are my experiences in surviving an extremely potent Bad Luck Charm.
Decades ago I read a comment by award-winnning science-fiction and fantasy writer Michael Moorcock, who refered to writing as an act of exorcism.

Nothing here to do with publishing or such. This page is a community service where I share, for the benfit of others, my experiences in dealing with lightning, felled trees and insurance companies. Even included a recent tornado experience.




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All images and text are 1984-2014 by Michael Tierney.
Wild Stars is a Registered Trademark of Michael Tierney
Little Rocket Publications TM is a Trademark of Tierney Incorporated

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REVIEWS:


Under the Wild Stars
1998 prose novel

Review excerpt by
Don D'Ammassa
of dondammassa.com:

"...it's quite good. The story is a bit --
dare I say comic bookish? -- for most sf fans, but the story is more complex and even intelligent than in most similar materials I've seen. If you like this kind of material at all, you should find this one a satisfying buy."



Wild Stars Volume 3
2001-2002 comics

Review excerpt from
The Comic Shop News
by Cliff Biggers:

"This time traveling saga delves into the briny deep and the seas of space with equal aplomb."

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Review excerpt from
Comic Book Resources:

"Absolutely beautiful stuff"

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Review excerpt from
Comic Book Electronic Magazine:

"Real treasure"


Wild Stars: The Book of Circles
2004 Graphic Novel

Review by
R.J. Carter
of The Trades:

"Michael Tierney's Wild Stars is a graphic novel that has been twenty years in the making, drawing upon it's earlier incarnations as first a text novel and then as three separate comic book series. Visually it shows as, rearranged by the author into a more chronological telling than the comics presented, the reader can notice sharply contrasting changes in art style as the various pencillers came on board and the series evolved.

"But what is Wild Stars about, specifically?

"It's a science fiction story involving spaceships and time-travel. It's a historical adventure about ancient Native American tribes. It's a ghost story about a Civil War soldier and his namesake descendant. It's a crime drama revolving around drug runners and the search for Adolf Hitler. It's a mystery surrounding a cosmic case of mistaken identity.

"And it's probably a dozen other things, beside.

"Wild Stars is a story that is very demanding of the reader, filled to bursting with subplots and hidden storylines that aren't always apparent on first blush. This isn't your basic "Introduce the bad guy and his evil plot, here comes the hero to stop him, battle battle battle, victory and the end." You can't casually read through this book; it requires you to think. But for readers making the commitment, the payoff is worth the investment.

"Upon reading the first chapter, the reader will be inclined to ask himself exactly what is happening. Upon reaching the middle of the book, the reader will be no closer to catching up with the plot that he is now certain is a literary runaway freight train with track continually being laid out in front of it as it progresses forward. Not until the climax of the story are the seemingly disparate threads brought together for an elegantly simple ending, leaving the reader feeling much like a stupefied Watson at the end of a Sherlock Holmes adventure. Of course, if you pay attention, there is a sequence near the center of it all that serves to put the reader on the proper trail, as the Artomique soldier, Georgian Raveling, is captured and questioned by a South American drug smuggler--and tells a tale that defies belief:

Georgian: You want to hear a truth that you'll never believe? Fine! We were attached to the Supreme Commander of the Western Crusade.

Mendez: What?

Georgian: Our original goal was to recover a lost nuclear bomb. Instead we discovered a weapon so powerful that it destroyed the world.

Max: The world looks like it's in pretty good shape to me.

Georgian: My reality was destroyed. Our history was different. The United States never existed. Fascism conquered a world where rotor technology was developed instead of propellers. We're chasing a man with a time travel device that he used to change history. That scuba diver might be the destroyer of worlds!

"So climb aboard, keep your eye on the shell games that go on with Carlton MacKanaly and his clone, Carlton MacKanaly (yes, really) as Tierney takes you from the travelling space city of Magoria to the sunken treasures off Bad Juju Reef to the burning marijuana fields outside of Argenta and ultimately to New Atlantis. It's a long ride with a lot of sights to see. Settle in and have your tickets ready, because once it starts there's nowhere to get off until the last page."

R.J. Carter

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Review excerpt by
Guy Lancaster
April, 2008
Arkansas' Free Press Newspaper:

"The story of Wild Stars stretches ambitiously across space and time, from small-town murders to the destruction of planets, with every event given multiple layers of meaning. Truth be told, I was lost more than once, but even then it still proved a strangely compelling read, as if the damned thing just wouldn't leave my hands until I got to the end.

"It's the equivelent of a long line of dominoes being set to fall -- events happen one after another in such rapid succession that we barely have time to absorb the significance of what's going on before moving ever onward."

"...no one can fault the earnest vision of the creator in tying together in one book stories of backwoods dirty dealings with horrors of genocide on a galactic scale."

Guy Lancaster


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