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Beyond the Farthest Star -- Book Three

Beyond the Farthest Star--Book Three

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Created by Edgar Rice Burroughs:

The final Burroughs Blue Book story was Beyond the Farthest Star, run in the January 1942 issue, again without cover art, but with an interior illustration by Grattan Condon. Originally intended as the first segment of a novel, like Tarzan and the Champion, it would also later be compiled with other stories in 1964 in Tales of Three Planets. Written while living in Honolulu and serving as a war correspondent during World War II, this tale was opened as a war story when an aviator was blasted out of the sky by a synchronicity of explosions that flung him beyond the farthest star. It also employed a device most likely borrowed from the unfinished Ghostly Script, with the story being told by the touch of a ghostly hand upon the keys of Burroughs' typewriter.

Text and images from Volume Two of The Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology.

Beyond the Farthest Star-- Book Three, adapts To the Nearest Planet, the sequel written by Todd McCaffrey for the Baen Books anthology titled Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs.

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Scripts and Lettering by Michael Tierney:

Michael Tierney has over 1,000 published works of fiction and non-fiction. His most notable non-fiction works are the highly-acclaimed Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology and the Robert E. Howard 100 Year Catalog Art Chronology. The fiction work he is best known for is his long-running science fiction opera: Wild Stars--which consists of novels, portfolios, and comic books. One of those comics he not only wrote, penciled, inked, and lettered, but also printed in his garage. It was the first comic to be foil stamped and have a die-cut cover, and remains the only comic to ever have a die-cut back cover. With Beyond the Farthest Star he accomplishes a personal first. This was his debut as a colorist on the first 100 episodes, until there was a change in artists.

Michael is also a master certificed scuba diver who hunts sharks with a camera.

Artwork by Silvestre Szilagyi:

Silvestre Szilagyi was born in 1949 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From 1968 to 1970, he studied comic art, known then as “Histoieta,” under Alberto Breccia at the the interdisciplinary art school I.D.A. (Instituto de directores de Arte). In 1970, he opened the Estudio Geminis with Gaspar Gonzalez. Fellow artists Mulko, Gil, Leopardi, and many more worked there regularly, sharing opinions and critiques. From 1974 and on, he worked for Record, the second largest publisher in Argentina, on such books as Skorpio, Corto Maltés, Pif Paf, and Tit Bits. Around 2007, he began doing work for Moonstone Books, completing around 450 pages of The Phantom, as well as working on other characters. He has published over ten thousand pages, and still loves drawing. Silvestre was also an artist on The Mad King online comic strip for ERB, Inc.

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Presented in reverse order.
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Episode One Hundred and Twenty-Six

August 12, 2023
To learn the answer to Denura's question,
you'll have to be a subscriber!

This concludes the adaptation of Todd McCaffrey's
"To the Nearest Planet."

Episode One Hundred and Twenty-Five!

August 5, 2023
After managing to pilot his ship through both the storms of the Tonos atmosphere,
and the missile attacks by the A.I. Argos,

Tangor finally has time to attend to Denura,
who was nearly frozen during their dramatic escape.

Episode One Hundred and Twenty-Four!

July 29, 2023
Managing to escape the mobiles sent by Argos to stop him,
Tangor tries to outrun missiles launched by the murderous A.I.

But, even if he survives those, can he pass through the raging storm clouds surrounding the planet?

Episode One Hundred and Twenty-Three!

July 22, 2023
After rescuing the nearly frozen Denura, Tangor is in trouble on the planet Tonos.

He can't get his spaceship started and the mobiles of the paranoid A.I. Argos
are closing in to stop him.

Episode One Hundred and Twenty-Two!

July 15, 2023
As Denura quickly freezes to death in the frigid winds of the planet Tonos,
Tangor has to decide if he's willing to endanger his escape plan to save her.

Episode One Hundred and Twenty-One

July 8, 2023
In another episode with too much happening to pick out one thing,
Denura's resolution to their delimma is ... unique.

Episode One Hundred and Twenty!

July 1, 2023
Things are getting tense on Tonos,
as the A. I. Argos pressures Tangor for the location of Poloda.

Realizing that he has only one chance to escape,
Tangor tries to reach his spaceship before ...

Episode One Hundred and Nineteen!

June 24, 2023
This episode clicked together so well,
that I couldn't cut it down to a simple teaser panel.

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Episode One Hundred and Eighteen!

June 17, 2023
Gar is so infatuated with his life in the "paradise" of Tonos,
that he does not see a problem with the A.I. Argos wanting to know the location of Poloda.

Even worse is his reaction after hearing about Argos' long-range plans!

Episode One Hundred and Seventeen!

June 10, 2023
Denura takes her competition with Elvina over the leadership of Tonos to another level
when she rides a repair mobile into the dinner hall!

Episode One Hundred and Sixteen!

June 3, 2023
Even with Denura's help, Tangor was still overwhelmed by the repairs needed to the domed city.

When they returned to the main dinner hall, Tangor's co-pilot, Gar, was smiling when Elvina announced her pregnancy.
Then Denura made the same claim!

Episode One Hundred and Fifteen!

May 27, 2023
When Tangor decided to recruit Denura to help him, she was really happy to see him,

but his plan to educate her in how Argos operates the domed city runs into a snag.

Episode One Hundred and Fourteen!

May 20, 2023
Tangor attempts to single-handedly save the domed city by making the needed repairs himself.

The A.I. Argos doesn't feel he's accomplishing enough, and wants Gar to help.

For his part, Gar has kept busy with multiple lovers.

Episode One Hundred and Thirteen!

May 13, 2023
Still exchanging histories with Argos ...

Tangor began to worry that the artificial intelligence of Tonos might be dangerous,
and then learned that Argos wanted something from him.

Episode One Hundred and Twelve!

May 6, 2023
While exchanging histories with Argos, Tangor made a startling discovery ...

The Kapars who decimated most of the surface of Poloda--originally came from Tonos!

Episode One Hundred and Eleven!

April 29, 2023
Tangor discovers why Argos, the Artificial Intelligence on Tonos, has summoned him.
The domed city has become a doomed city.

Episode One Hundred and Ten!

April 22, 2023
Once the language barrier was broken with the Artificial Intelligence he found on Tonos,
Tangor received another shock.

It already knew about the existance of other planets!

Episode One Hundred and Nine!

April 15, 2023
Tangor makes the shocking discovery of who really runs the domed city on the planet Tonos.

Episode One Hundred and Eight!

April 8, 2023
Finally realizing that they are not prisoners, Tangor and Gar decided to explore the domed city on the planet Tonos.

Gar was immediately distracted by a smile from Elvina,
while Tangor walked straight into trouble!

Episode One Hundred and Seven!

April 1, 2023
The two most prominent women in the dome, Elvina and Denura, are very disappointed in Tangor and Gar.

They can't figure out which is more strange,
Tangor's hair color, or the fact that the two men seem so dense!

Episode One Hundred and Six!

March 25, 2023
After recovering from his fall, Tangor discovered that the High Command was right about another thing concerning the planet Tonos.

The women did outnumber the men by four to one.
What no one realized was that the women were the ones in charge!

Episode One Hundred and Five!

March 18, 2023
It turned out that the High Command was right about there being white beaches on Tonos.

But one thing no one warned them about
was to watch their step!

Episode One Hundred and Four!

March 11, 2023
Arriving at Tonos, the planet nearest to Poloda, Tangor's spaceship is barely able to make a descent through the turbulent clouds.

Now the questions are:

What will they find?

And will they be able to fight their way back up,
when it comes time to leave?

Episode One Hundred and Three!

March 4, 2023
During their long space flight, Tangor tells a horror story from Earth's World War One,
and becomes more than a little concerned about Handon Gar's reaction when told about a gas attack
that killed thousands at the Battle of the Marne.

Gar excitedly considers the prospect of gas bombing whole Kapar cities.

What Gar thinks to be a wonderful idea,
Tangor considers a nightmare.

Episode One Hundred and Two!

February 25, 2023
As might be expected when flying an experimental ship into outer space for the first time,

Tangor and Handon Gar encounter equipment troubles that endanger not just thier mission,
but their lives.
Will they be able to fix things in time?

But there is an even bigger potential crisis.

How will new Beyond the Farthest Star artist Silvestre Szilagyi react
when he finds out that his art assignement might only be for two episodes?

Somebody is going to need to think ... fast!
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Episode One Hundred and One!

February 18, 2023
The High Command at Unis had two choices.

The truth was that Tangor and Handon Gar were going into the unknown,
traveling to the nearest planet in an experimental spaceship,
with a high likelihood of dying in the void between worlds.

But they didn't tell them that.

Instead, Command told them that they were going on an all-expenses paid vacation
to a resort with white beaches--where the women outnumbered the men four to one.

The two explorers couldn't launch their ship fast enough!
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Year One Teaser Images -- Weeks 1 through 52!

This year adapts Edgar Rice Burroughs' original story of "Beyond the Farthest Star"

Beyond the Farthest Star

Year Two Teaser Images -- Weeks 53 through 100!

This year adapts Edgar Rice Burroughs' sequel; "The Return of Tangor"

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Three different Beyond the Farthest Star T-shirts
are available in both black & white,
plus a variety of sizes for both men and women.
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Virgin cover art for the British Tandem edition of Beyond the Farthest Star provided by Jim Burns,
who confirmed with ERB-Superfan Laurence Dunn that he was the previously unknown artist for this edition.
Thanks, Jim!
Thanks, Laurence!
Beyond the Farthest Star by Jim Burns
Joe Jusko's trading card artwork from the 1994 FPG trading card set
based on the workds of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and illustrating a
scene from Beyond the Farthest Star.

Jusko Beyond the Farthest Star trading card art

Other Edgar Rice Burroughs-related material by Michael Tierney:

Young Tarzan
For more details click the picture above or this link.

It's an old question of: Who you would visit from the past if you could?
Take that question a step further and ask if you could collaborate with literary giants on their greatest creation, who and what would it be?

Here's Michael Tierney's answer: Young Tarzan and the Mysterious She.
Released March 2019 in Cirsova Magazine of Thrilling Adventure and Daring Suspense.

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