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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

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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.

Public Service Annoucement

Think the median in the middle of the road makes it hard now to get in and out of Collector's Edition?
You won't believe what the city is about to do next.

It could cost people their lives.
See the video below,
or click this link for the whole story
about North Little Rock's Jump Start program.


Channel 11 did a news story about the dangers being creating by North Little Rock,
running Friday night and Saturday morning.
You can watch it on their website here:

Monday, August 3rd, I discussed the matter with the Dave Elswick radio show on 96.5 FM.
You can listen to it here -- just mouse over to the 2:05 mark.
Your letters are working (see the bottom of the page linked above)!

Wednesday, August 6th, NLR road crews came by around Noon to look at the problem with the bushes,
saying that they'd "gotten a lot of complaints."
They immediately saw what was shown in the video,
but said they "Will have to come back to work on them later in the day, when it's less dangerous."
They did, and I appreciate it. I thank the city, and the alderman who encouraged it.
The view when leaving now is still not great, but it is greatly improved.
But they couldn't have summed up better the improbability of pedestrian traffic on Park Hill.

If it's too dangerous for profession road crews to work, would you really take the kids there for walk?
Watch all the videos, mine and Channel 11 -- and you'll never see a single pedestrian.
Jump Start is a plan for phantom demand.

JFK gutted JFK renovated
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.
proto-graphic novels

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.

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)

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).

Nate Powell Signing April  2012 Nate Powell Signing April  2012 Eisner Winner Nate Powell (shown left during his April 2012 signing at The Comic Book Store) relates his autobiographical experience of first encountering Collector's Edition through a phonebook ad in his 2011 Graphic Novel "Any Empire" (shown right). Click on the image to view a larger resolution file.

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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How to find us:

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.
Store Map
Bradford Pears Panorama JFK Blvd
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.

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

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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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Wild Stars I


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

review on

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

review by

"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."


review on

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

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WILD STARS is a Registered Trademark of Michael Tierney.
Wild Stars II