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The Comic Book Store

9307 Treasure Hill
Little Rock, AR 72227
Store hours: Monday through Saturday 10 to 6

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The Comic Book is the second comics specialty store opened (in 1989) and operated by Michael Tierney, an Overstreet Price Guide Advisor and also a Trendwatcher for The Comic Buyer's Guide. He was a finalist for the 1987 Star*Reach Retailer of the Year Award, and the 1999 Will Eisner's Spirit of the Comics Retailer of the Year Award. For more details, see the Bonus section.

Along with Michael's original store, Collector's Edition in North Little Rock, The Comic Book Store was a Destination Comics! feature location in issue #1664 (April 2010) of the Comics Buyer's Guide magazine. The Comic Book Store first opened in Little Rock, Arkansas, in June of 1989, moving to the Treasure Hill address in June of 1990.

CBG issue #1604, May 2005
high profile

Michael was also featured in a 2005 Comics Buyer's Guide article about comics retailing, and again in 2009 the High Profile section of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper, in an article that focussed as much on his publishing (see the Wild Stars History) as on the stores.

The Comics Buyer's Guide issue #1604, May 2005 shown left, and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper, (Click this link, or the image above to read this article) Sunday August 9, 2009, shown right. (Click this link, or the image above, to read the article)


The Comic Book Store carries 2400 square feet of new comics, with a special emphasis on independent publishers, graphic novels, and what's been described by out of state customers as "One of the largest selections of back issue comics in the country."

Jaimie Hernandez artwork Jaimie Hernandez artwork When entering either store, your eyes will be met by not only a huge varienty of inventory, but also a variety of store decor that includes original art. Here's the background of just one image. In 1999, owner Michael Tierney participated in the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, shown in this article from The Comics Buyer's Guide. Jaimie Hernandez artwork Jaimie Hernandez artwork Also shown in this image is Jaimie Hernandez (of the Hernandez Brothers, creators of Love & Rockets) during his sketch session. Afterwards, Jaimie gifted the sketch shown, described as "Penny Century after a dozen kids."
Jaimie Hernandez artwork
For information on what's being released new each week, sales, signings, and other events, check out the what's new page.

Store hours: Monday through Saturday 10 to 6

The Comic Book Store
9307 Treasure Hill
Little Rock, AR 72227

Email us at:

How to find us:

You'll find The Comic Book Store in the popular shopping area of West Little Rock, on Treasure Hill Road just off of Rodney Parham Road, two blocks West of Resevoir Road.

Take the Rodney Parhap exit off Highway I-430 and go East (turn left if you're headed South, or right if you're headed North).

From I-630, take the Rodney Parham exit and go to the light at Treasure Hill. If you're headed West, you go straight across the intersection at the exit light, and that's where Rodney Parham begins. If you're headed East, you'll have to take two left turns to get to that point. Also, if you're headed West on I-630 and miss the exit, you could just continue on to I-430 and take it North to Rodney Parham.

From either direction, continue down Rodney Parham Road until you get to the light at Treasure Hill. Then turn between the Taco Bell and Advanced Auto Parts store (on the corners), and you can't miss us on the right.

For those taking the Central Arkansas Transportation (CAT) bus, they do make a stop at the corner.
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Michael Tierney

Michael Tierney will be a Featured Guest at
the 2015 River City Comic Expo

"I'll be attending as a publisher, not as a comic retailer, to promote my latest publication: Wild Stars: Force Majeure. I'll be bringing a selection of my other pubications that go all the way back to 1977. Any that you have already, I'll be happy to sign. I look forward to seeing you there!'
River City Comic Expo

Batgirl at 2014 FCBD 501st Stormtroopers at 2014 FCBD Thanks to everyone who made our 2014 Free Comic Book Day the best ever! Special thanks go to the 501st, whom everyone had a great time meeting, and hauled away that rebel agitator named Luke Sky-something. A great time was had by all!
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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."


Review excerpt from
Comic Book Resources:

"Absolutely beautiful stuff"


Review excerpt from
Comic Book Electronic Magazine:

"Real treasure"

Wild Stars: The Book of Circles
2004 Graphic Novel

Review excerpt by
Don D'Ammassa

"'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."


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


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."

" 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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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars!

"This is an epic story told on the grandest of scales ... if you enjoyed ... 'Babylon 5' or are a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien ... you will enjoy this book."

Wild Stars 2: Force Majeure

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"Wild Stars: Force Majeure ... delivers staggeringly new SF concepts. Innovative ... epic ... brilliant ... WILD STARS and WILD STARS: FORCE MAJEURE forms a standout work of science fiction that takes a new ... perspective on nearly everything it introduces."


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"Excellent ... this one will not disappoint."

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