The 35th Anniversary of Michael Tierney’s Wild Stars is almost upon us and Cirsova Publishing is teaming up with Little Rocket Publications to adapt Michael Tierney’s Wild Stars III: Time Warmageddon into an illustrated novel in a KickStarter exclusive.
Wild Stars III: Time Warmageddon will feature interior art work by comic book veteran Mark Wheatley, who worked on Vertigo Comics’ 1001 Nights of Snowfall. He’s also worked on Jonny Quest and Blood of Dracula. It will also see cover art by My Hero Magademia creator and artist Timothy Lim.
Who are the Wild Stars?
The Wild Stars are the brightest stars in the night sky. They were discovered in aeons past when an immortal being descended upon Earth and led mankind on their first migration into space to colonize the stars.
The saga of the Wild Stars takes place over countless millennia, parallel worlds, and multiple intersecting timelines as inhuman aliens and the descendants of immortal space-farers fight to control, defend, or destroy Earth and humanity.
Wild Stars III: Time Warmageddon
The story sees former-President Bully Bravo pursued by an evil pirate queen and a rogue time-traveler attempting to create a god. While Bully Bravo attempts to avoid these villains he will also be attempting to solve a number of mysteries including the the replacement of distant by white dwarfs as discovered by a number of faster-than- light scouts. But not only are the suns being replaced, their planets are also going missing. This isn’t the only mystery he will be solving. Terraformers have also discovered a world that shows signs of human colonization. Bravo will try to figure out who those people were and where they disappeared to.
Wild Stars III: Time Warmageddon will be available as a Kickstarter-Only exclusive. It will be available in a pulp-style magazine printing that “will be manufactured strictly to order and will ‘sold out’ upon release.” Copies are expected to be delivered this July.
There are a number of perks available for Wild Stars III: Time Warmageddon.
The $1 option will acknowledge backers who bring the project to life.
A $5 pledge will get you a digital copy of Wild Stars III: Time Warmageddon.
A $10 pledge gets you a physical copy of Wild Stars III: Time Warmageddon as well as the digital copy.
The $15 pledge earns you a copy of Multiversal Scribe Magazine along with the physical and digital copies of Wild Stars III: Time Warmageddon. Multiversal Scribe Magazine was originally published in 1977 and featured original art and fiction by Michael Tierney.
There are three $25 options. The first option, the Comic Collector Package, gives you everything in the $15 pledge plus Wild Stars Vol.1 #1 and Wild Stars Vol.2 #1 comics which debuted in 1984 and 1988 respectively. These comics were all written, penciled, and inked by Michael Tierney.
The second $25 option is the Retailer Package #1a. This package includes five Wild Stars III: Warmageddon physical copies and the Multiversal Scribe Magazine.
The third $25 option Retailer Package #1b is just five Wild Stars III: Warmageddon physical copies due to the limited supply of the Multiversal Scribe Magazine.
The $45 option gives you everything from the Comic Collector Package plus the Wild Stars Portfolio and the Across the Distance Portfolio. There are only 20 copies of these art portfolios. The Across the Distance Portfolio was a 500 copy edition run in 1978 that had each plate signed and numbered. The Wild Stars Portfolio was a 250 copy run that debuted in 1985.
The $50 option is for retailers and it includes 10 physical copies of Wild Stars III: Time Warmegeddon and two copies of Multiversal Scribe Magazine.
The $75 option is also for retailers. It includes 15 copies of Wild Stars III: Time Warmegeddon and five copies of Multiversal Scribe Magazine.
Along with the pledge options there are also a number of perks.
Wild Stars Vol. 3 #1 -6
At $900 backers who have purchased the $10 comic will receive a bundle of Wild Stars comics for free. These comics include Wild Stars Vol. 3 #1-6 with art by Frank Brunner, Dave Simons, and Dave Brewer. The series “chronicles the war between conflicting timelines and the impending Brothan invasion of Earth during a gambit to ignite Jupiter into a second sun by hurling a comet at it!”
Wild Stars Vol. 3
At $1200 those who have pledged $10 or more will receive a 64-page double-length and advertisement-free final issue of Wild Stars Vol. 3 for free.
Force Majeure: Praire Bay
At $1500 all backers who pledge $10 or more will receive a copy of Force Majeure: Prairie Bay with art by Armando Gil.