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Collector's Edition

3217 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
North Little Rock, AR 72116
Store hours: Monday through Saturday 10 to 6

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Collector's Edition

Established in 1982 at the dawn of the Direct Market for the comics industry, Collector's Edition represents what is known as a First Generation Store, and is located in the building that housed the very first McDonalds restaurant opened in the state.

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Owner Michael Tierney jokes that; "I'm probably the only guy in America who's ever bought a McDonalds, then gutted it and turned it into a book store. But if I'd named it McComics, I'd bet that I'd had a lawsuit on my hands."

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Along with Michael's second store, The Comic Book Store in Little Rock, Collector's Edition was a Destination Comics! feature location in issue #1664 (April 2010) of the Comics Buyer's Guide magazine. Collector's Edition first opened in North Little Rock, Arkansas, in September of 1982, moving to the current JFK address in January of 1992.
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Store owner and founder, Michael Tierney, is an Overstreet Price Guide Advisor and also a Trendwatcher for The Comic Buyer's Guide, 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, and also contributed to the birth of the graphic novel, by offering proto-type graphic novels for sale at Collector's Edition before the publishers would even consider doing so. For more details on the history of all this, see the Bonus section.

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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, Sunday August 9, 2009, shown right.

Unique Neigborhoods of Central Arkansas 2012

Collector's Edition was also featured with a full page photo in the Arkansas Time's April 2012 release of "Unique Neighborhoods of Central Arkansas" hardcover book (Shown left).

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Collector's Edition carries 3200 square feet of new comics, featuring DC and Marvel, plus 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."

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

Collector's Edition
3217 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
North Little Rock, AR 72116

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JFK Blvd. and Hwy 107 are one and the same road, being a main corridor through the city, that starts at the intersection of I-30 and I-40. Located a few blocks off that intersection, Collector's Edition is at the top of Historic Park Hill and at the very center of the map of Arkansas.

If you're headed in either direction on I-40, take they Hwy 107 North Exit, and then turn North.

If you're crossing the Arkansas River on the I-30 bridge, headed North, stay in the middle lane and go left when it splits, as if you're going to I-40 West. Before you get there the road splits again, and this time stay right and take the Highyway 107 North Exit, then turn right to the North.

If you find yourself on Main Street, then you went South. Turn back around, and the road name will change to JFK Blvd. once you pass over the highway bridge.

For those taking the Central Arkansas Transportation (CAT) bus, they do make a stop at our front door.
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Bradford Pears Panorama -- This picture, taken in Spring from the front door of Collector's Edition, is of the Park Hill Baptist Church parking lot directly across the divided highway of JFK Boulevard.

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Halloween on the Hill 2012

After many years as an annual event, the final Halloween on the Hill, sponsored by Historic Park Hill retailers like Collector's Edition on J.F.K. Blvd. in North Little Rock, once again drew record crowds. The store was surrounded by blue police lights as local and state police provided security for trick'or'treater crowds in excess of Six Thousand, all of them amped up on sugar! Unfortunately, HotH was a victim of its own success, and grew too large for many of the other Park Hill businesses to continue to support. Should have known the event was in trouble when the kid in the death mask showed up in so many pictures, looking right at the camera. We will miss giving comic books and candy to all the wonderful trick'or'treaters who visited us over the years!
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As they were every year, the comics were a HUGE HIT!

Halloween on the Hill - 2010

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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 (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!