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SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22nd, 2020

***MARVEL COMICS***

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #38 REGULAR & VARIANT
ATLANTIS ATTACKS #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
BLACK PANTHER #20 REGULAR & VARIANT
CAPTAIN MARVEL #12 2nd PRINT SORRENTINO VARIANT
CAPTAIN MARVEL #14 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
CONAN SERPENT WAR #4 REGULAR & VAIRNAT
EXCALIBUR #5 REGULAR & MANY, MANY VARIANTS
FANTASTIC FOUR #18 REGULAR & VARIANT
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 REGULAR & MANY, MANY VARIANTS
MARAUDERS #6 REGULAR & VARIANT
RUINS OF RAVENCROFT DRACULA #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
TRUE BELIEVERS CRIMINALLY INSANE DRACULA #1
TRUE BELIEVERS CRIMINALLY INSANE PURPLE MAN #1

***DC COMICS***

BASKETFULL OF HEADS #4 REGULAR & VARIANT
BATGIRL #43 REGULAR & VARIANT
BATMAN #87 REGULAR & VARIANT
BATMAN BEYOND #40 REGULAR & VARIANT
BATMAN CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT #6 REGULAR & VARIANT
BATMAN GRANDMA NANA NANA NANA #NONE
BATMAN HUNTRESS CRY FOR BLOOD #1 DOLLAR COMIC
BATMAN SUPERMAN #6 REGULAR & VARIANT
BIRDS OF PREY GIANT #1
BOOKS OF MAGIC #16
DETECTIVE COMICS #1019 REGULAR & VARIANT
FAR SECTOR #3
JOHN CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER #3
LOONEY TUNES #253
METAL MEN #4 REGULAR & VARIANT
RED HOOD OUTLAW #42 REGULAR & VARIANT
SHAZAM #10 REGULAR & VARIANT
SUPERMAN #19 REGULAR & VARIANT
YEAR OF THE VILLAIN HELL ARISEN #2

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

AMERICAN JESUS NEW MESSIAH #2 REGULAR & VARIANT
BETTY & VERONICA FRIENDS FOREVER WHAT IF #1
COUNT CROWLEY RELUCTANT MONSTER HUNTER #4
DEJAH THORIS #2 REGULAR & MANY, MANY, MANY VARIANTS
ETHER DISAPPEARANCE OF VIOLET BELL #5
FAMILY TREE #3
FIREFLY #13 REGULAR & VARIANT
GHOSTBUSTERS YEAR ONE #1 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
KILL LOCK #2
MASK I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE MASK #4
MIDDLEWEST #14
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #47 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
MIRKA ANDOLFOS UNSACRED #3
MONSTER PLANET #3
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #86 REGULAR & VARIANT
NEIL GAIMAN AMERICAN GODS MOMENT OF STORM #9 REGULAR & VARIANT
ONCE & FUTURE #6
RED SONJA AGE OF CHAOS #1 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
ROKU #4
STEVEN UNIVERSE #36
TMNT URBAN LEGENDS #21
TRIAGE #5
UNCLE SCROOGE #53

***MISCELLANEOUS***

ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #306
ARCHIE VS PREDATOR 2 #5 REGULAR & MANY VARIANTS
BETYY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #280



SHIPMENT LIST FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29th, 2020

***MARVEL COMICS***

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #347 FACSIMILE EDITION
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN DAILY BUGLE #1 REGULAR & LUBERA VARIANT
AVENGERS #30 REGULAR & VARIANT
AVENGERS OF THE WASTELANDS #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
CAPTAIN AMERICA #18 REGULAR & VARIANT
CAPTAIN MARVEL THE END #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
CONAN SERPENT WAR #1 2nd PRINT EATON VARIANT
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CONAN THE LIBRARIAN #NONE -- CUTTING EDGE LITERATURE
DEADPOOL THE END #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
DOCTOR DOOM #3 #2nd PRINT LARROCA VARIANT
DOCTOR STRANGE THE END #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
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EXCALIBUR #3 2nd PRINT ASRAR VARIANT
FALLEN ANGELS #3 2nd PRINT WITTER VARIANT
FALLEN ANGELS #4 2nd PRINT NAKAYAMA VARIANT
FALLEN ANGELS #6
FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #6 FACSIMILE EDITION
HAWKEYE FREE FALL #2
IMMORTAL HULK #30 REGULAR & VARIANT
JESSICA JONES BLIND SPOT #2 REGULAR & VARIANT
MAGNIFICENT MS MARVEL #7 2nd PRINT VECCHIO VARIANT
MAGNIFICENT MS MARVEL #8 2nd PRINT VECCHIO VARIANT
MAGNIFICENT MS MARVEL #9 2nd PRINT VECCHIO VARIANT
MAGNIFICENT MS MARVEL #10 2nd PRINT JUNG VARIANT
MARAUDERS #3 2nd PRINT DAUTERMAN VARIANT
MARAUDERS #4 2nd PRINT DAUTERMAN VARIANT
MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #13 2nd PRINT GARRON VARIANT
NEW MUTANTS #6 REGULAR & VARIANT
RAVENCROFT #1 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
SAVAGE AVENGERS #8 2nd PRINT ZIRCHER VARIANT
SCREAM CURSE OF CARNAGE #3
SPIDER-HAM #2 REGULAR & VARIANT
SPIDER-VERSE #4
STAR WARS #1 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
STAR WARS ADVENTURES #30 REGULAR & VARIANT
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TONY STARK IRON MAN #19 2nd PRINT LOZANO VARIANT
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TRUE BELIEVERS CRIMINALLY INSANE KLAW #1
WEAPON PLUS WORLD WAR IV REGULAR & VARIANT
WOLVERINE VS SABRETOOTH 3D #1
X-FORCE #4 2nd PRINT WEAVER VARIANT
X-FORCE #6 REGULAR & VARIANT
X-MEN #3 2nd PRINT YU VARIANT
X-MEN #5 REGULAR & VARIANT

***DC COMICS***

ACTION COMICS #1019 REGULAR & VARIANT
DC SUPER HERO GIRLS GIANT #2
DETECTIVE COMICS #554 DOLLAR COMIC
DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #3
DIAL H FOR HERO #11
FLASH #87 REGULAR & VARIANT
GREEN LANTERN BLACKSTARS #3 REGULAR & VARIANT
JUSTICE LEAGUE #39 REGULAR & VARIANT
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #19 REGULAR & VARIANT
LAST GOD #4
SUICIDE SQUAD #2 REGULAR & VARIANT
TERRIFICS #24 REGULAR & VARIANT
TITANS BURNING RAGE #6

***INDEPENDENT COMICS***

ANIMOSITY #26
CASPER PRESENTS WENDY & WITCH WIDOW #1
CRIMINAL #12
EXCITING COMICS #4
FRANKENSTEIN UNDONE #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
GEORGE RR MARTIN A CLASH OF KINGS #1
GO GO POWER RANGERS #28
GOLD DIGGER #270
ICE CREAM MAN #17
INVISIBLE KINGDOM #9
KILLADELPHIA #3
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #270
MONSTRESS #25
NARCOS #2
OLYMPIA #3
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #44
PROTECTOR #1
QUANTUM WOODY #1 REGULAR & VARIANT
READ ONLY MEMORIES #2
RED SONJA VAMPIRELLA VETTY VERONICA #8 REGULAR & MANY, MANY VARIANTS
REDNECK #25
RICK & MORTY #58
SEX CRIMINALS #26
SHOPLIFTERS WILL BE LIQUIDATED #1
SOMETHING IS KILLING CHILDREN #5
STAR TREK PICARD #3
STAR TREK COUNTDOWN #1 2nd PRINT VARIANT
TMNT #102 REGULAR & VARIANT
TRANSFORMERS #16 REGULAR & MULTIPLE VARIANTS
USAGI YOJIMBO COLOR CLASSICS #1
WEATHERMAN VOL. 2 #6
ZORRO RISE OF THE OLD GODS #4

***MISCELLANEOUS***

CREEPS #23
DC ESSENTIALS KNIGHTFALL BATMAN ACTION FIGURE
DC ESSENTIALS KNIGHTFALL CATWOMAN ACTION FIGURE
DC ESSENTIALS SINESTRO ACTION FIBURE
DECEASED HC
DUCK TALES VOL. 7 IMPOSTERS & INTERNS TPB
HEAVY METAL #297 REGULAR & VARIANT
OWLY VOL. 1 WAY HOME COLOR EDITION HC
PREVIEWS #377 FEBRUARY 2020
SHADOW OF THE BATGIRL TPB
UPSHOT NOW MAGAZINE #2
WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #96



On New Year's Day, 2020, Cirsova published their list of Awards Eligible stories, which features 3 works by Michael Tierney:

Wild Stars 4: Wild Star Rising heads up the list, alone in the novel category.

Wild Stars 4 Time Warmageddon


Young Tarzan and the Mysterious She, posthumously co-authored with Edgar Rice Burroughs, tops the list of short stories.

Young Tarzan


The Grimgrip, a Wild Stars bonus short story published in the new edition of Wild Stars 3: Time Warmageddon .

Young Tarzan

New Year's Day 2020 update:

Young Tarzan and the Mysterious She already has a nomination for the 2020 Hugo Award in the Best Short Story Category:

Young Tarzan

Wild Stars Omnibus
Wild Stars display Michael Tierney signing Wild Stars

Wild Stars 4 and the 35th Anniversary set of Wild Stars are in stock now!
The dust jacket art for the 726 page Omnibus hardcovers that contains all four volumes is shown above.

Wild Stars 4

Available exclusively at Collector's Edition and The Comic Book Store!
Wild Stars creator Michael Tierney is usually available at one store or
the other to offer free, personalized signings.

Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, and the rest of the world has to wait until October 5th.


Shane Plays Interview -- October 4th, 2019

Shane Plays host Shane Stacks stopped by Collector's Edition the day before the
worldwide release of the 35th Anniversary editions of Wild Stars Books One through Four.





wild stars 35th anniversary

Michael Tierney and Cirsova Publishing
team up once again for:

Wild Stars IV: Wild Star Rising

Wild Stars 1 cirsova front cover Wild Stars 2 cirsova front cover Wild Stars 3 new cirsova cover Wild Stars 4
Click on the links or the images above for details about Cirsova's plans to not only release Wild Stars 4,
but also Volumes 1 through 3 in a matching set under new covers, along with a
700-plus page hardcover Wild Stars Omnibus containing the complete saga!

It's all part of the Wild Stars 35th Anniversary celebration!


Even more Wild Stars 35th Anniversary celebration!

Wild Stars Role Playing Game

Soon you'll be able to have your very own adventures into the Wild Stars!



Weekly online comic strip Adventures!
Beyond the Farthest Star

Beyond the Farthest Star

Released March 2nd:

Young Tarzan

"Young Tarzan and the Mysterious She" is a short story begun by Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1930 and left unfinished until Danton Burroughs asked Michael Tierney to complete it in 2005.
After Danton's tragic death, publication was delayed until the March 2019 issue of Cirsova Magazine, Volume 2 #1.

Here are a couple of pre-pubication articles about Young Tarzan and the Mysterious She:

Here's a link to an article by Paul Hair on Hollywood In Toto.

Here's a link to an article by Deuce Richardson on dmrbooks.com.


Now available:

Gods & Service anthology paperback

"Who is God?" is a social science-fiction short story by Michael Tierney, released December 2019 in the paperback anthology "Gods & Services", edited by R. J. Carter. A mysterious shop appears out of nowhere with a sign that reads Goods & Services, but one of the "O"s has fallen off. The inventory is unusual: lost or forgotten gods who perform services for a price.


Jack's Basement

Cirsova #9

Cirsova #9, Fall 2018, contains Jack's Basement by Michael Tierney, a horror humor story with a twist ending that should appeal to fans of comic books.

Cirsova issues #9 and #10 are now on store shelves.

Wild Stars III: Time Warmageddon now on sae!

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Main cover by Tim Lim. Alternative trade paper cover by Mark Wheatley.
Wild Stars 3 - alternate cover Cirsova edition

Hardcover dust wrapper cover by Mark Wheatley, presented in virgin format without type or bar code.
Wild Stars 3
Click the images above or this link for more details!
To read what the critics thought of WILD STARS I and II, visit the REVIEWS PAGE.

Michael Tierney's bibliography can be found here!

The Criteria for Admission Into the Galactic Community

Cirsova #7

Cirsova #7

This issue includes The Criteria for Admission Into the Galactic Community, Michael Tierney's third contribution to the magazine.
The title tells you that this is a science fiction story.

It is available now, or you can mail order by clicking this link or the image above.

Like the following Edgar Rice Burroughs' 100 Year Art Chronology, this publication is funded on Kickstarter.
Also like the ERBAC project, it was quickly funded, surpassing its target goal by 500% on the second day!

Available NOW:


Speaking of which, the Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology (order link) went on sale June 2018!

Click on any of the images below if you'd like to read more about the
ERBAC v1 wraparound cover
ERB Art Chonology V2 wraparound cover.
ERB Chronology V4

The Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology was a huge success on Kickstarter.
And the preorder sales never slowed down after that.
With advance orders still bing shipped, the publisher has informed me that the first printing has ALREADY SOLD OVER 70% of its run!
A second printing is already being planned.

Edgar Rice Burroughs' 100 Year Art Chronology -- Kicktraq Mini

You can read all the details here: >https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/600766964/edgar-rice-burroughs-100-year-art-chronology

I've also set up a page filled with teaser images: Edgar Rice Burrough's 100 Year Art Chronlogy


The online magazine Castalia House has run a series of interviews with Cirsova authors, and mine is now online here.

The interviewer, Scott Cole, asked a lot of great questions that covered not just my stories in Cirsova magazine, but also about my Wild Stars comics and books, my experiences as a comic book retailer, and about my Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology.


Cirsova #5

The Bears of 1812

Michael Tierney has a new story in Cirsova Magazine #5 (Spring 2017), which is now out for sale!

My story in Cirsova #2 was Shark Fighter, a psychological horror story.
This one is a historical fantasy titled The Bears of 1812.

The Bears of 1812 features native American legend Sacagawea from the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and her involvement in the War of 1812. As I told the editor; "The stuff you'll think I made up is the stuff that really happened." There were many incredible historical events during that time, and Sacagawea's history easily weaved right into the heart of it. 

Michael Tierney -- April 5, 2017


Follow this link (or the link on the lefthand column site map) to discover film, news clips, and classic advertisements tracing the history of Collector's Edition, The Comic Book Store, and the comics industry in general over the last 4 decades!

You'll find every video on the website, plus many new videos showing major events like the censorship battle with the state legislature, the Death of Superman, and the Bankruptcy of Marvel Comics.

This month's featured blast from the past is She-Hulk's visit to Little Rock back in the Nineties!

Shark Fighter

Cirsova #2
Featuring Michael Tierney's new short story, Shark Fighter,
we currently have a limited supply of each cover of the paperback editions at both stores
.
Shark Fighter is a tale of horror beneath the deep blue sea, see if you can guess the Wild Stars connection. It's tenuous, but it is there.
For more information about this issue, visit this link.

Another Cirsova contributor mentioned my Shark Fighter story during his YouTube GeekGab podcast (visit this link).
Check it out starting at the 25 minute mark and continuing through when the host shouts:
"Stop the bus! A guy's fighting a shark!"
"Stop the bus!"
I'll take that review!
"Well written and there is a powerful emotional punch at its core."

"...not light fare, but .... meaty and gripping adventure"

"a grim sort of redemption"
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