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A New Thrilling Adventure Hour Begins In July

BOOM! Studios has announced The Thrilling Adventure Hour #1, kicking off an all-new series from creators Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, along with rising star artist M.J. Erickson, in July 2018. In this new monthly series, based on the wildly popular Hollywood stage show and podcast, Frank and Sadie Doyle are the toast of the upper crust – headliners on the society pages…and they see ghosts. When one night of having a drink (or ten) with friends goes horribly, and perhaps predictably, wrong at a haunted house, the Doyles find themselves in a situation beyond belief.

The Thrilling Adventure Hour #1 features a main cover by Jonathan Case and a variant cover by Natacha Bustos.

 

Also in stores July 2018, The Thrilling Adventure Hour: A Spirited Romance Discover Now Edition is a comic shop-exclusive collection of The Thrilling Adventure Hour Presents: Beyond Belief limited series (previously published by Image Comics) from Acker, Blacker, and artist Phil Hester, which introduces readers to Frank and Sadie Doyle for the first time. This collection carries an MSRP of $14.99 and features an all-new cover by Hester.

In October, a standard edition of The Thrilling Adventure Hour: A Spirited Romance, featuring a different cover and including additional behind-the-scenes material, will be released to comic shops and bookstores worldwide, with an MSRP of $14.99. While this standard version will remain in print, The Thrilling Adventure Hour: A Spirited Romance Discover Now Edition will be strictly limited to the initial print run and then never reprinted again.

The Thrilling Adventure Hour Arrives At BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios has announced The Thrilling Adventure Hour Vol.1 Discover Now Edition, on-sale in July 2018. This comic shop-exclusive collection of The Thrilling Adventure: Beyond Belief limited series (previously published by Image Comics) brings the stage show and podcast comedy series to life courtesy of creators Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, known for their work on Deadpool, Star Wars: Join The Resistance, and more.

Superstar artist Phil Hester provides interiors and the covers to The Thrilling Adventure Hour Vol.1 Discover Now Edition, which carries an MSRP of $14.99. This release marks the debut of The Thrilling Adventure Hour at BOOM! Studios and will be followed by a future collection including the complete The Thrilling Adventure: Sparks Nevada limited series. Fans can also look forward to all-new original The Thrilling Adventure Hour monthly comics stories in 2018 from Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, and more talent to be announced.

In Beyond Belief, meet Frank and Sadie Doyle: the toast of the upper crust. Headliners on the society pages. And, oh yes, they see ghosts. Trading quips and tossing back cocktails, the Doyles take what they want and hoodwink their clientele for the rest. Ghosts, vampires, werewolves, mummies, even diabolical gingerbread men are nothing but obstacles in the way of the liquor cabinet for our fast-talking, hard-drinking sleuths.

Created in 2005 by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, The Thrilling Adventure Hour is both a popular Hollywood stage show and Nerdist Industry Podcast that pays homage to the timeless Hollywood radio serials. These original and exciting stories crossing a myriad of genres have been performed by actors and comedians such as Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, Busy Philipps, Nathan Fillion, Linda Cardellini, Patton Oswalt, Neil Patrick Harris, and more.

In October, a standard edition of The Thrilling Adventure Hour Vol.1, featuring a different cover and including additional behind-the-scenes material, will be released to comic shops and bookstores worldwide, with an MSRP of $16.99. While this standard version will remain in print, The Thrilling Adventure Hour Vol.1 Discover Now Edition will be strictly limited to the initial print run and then never reprinted again.

The Thrilling Adventure Hour Vol.1 Discover Now Edition will be available for sale in July 2018 exclusively at local comic book shops or at the BOOM! Studios webstore, with copies arriving October 2018 at book stores.

Thrilling Adventure Hour comes to Image Comics in Sparks Nevada and Beyond Belief

Ben Acker and Ben Blacker take Image Comics by storm with two all-new series inspired by the hit Nerdist podcast Thrilling Adventure Hour. Titled The Thrilling Adventure Hour PresentsSparks Nevada: Marshal on Mars and The Thrilling Adventure Hour PresentsBeyond Belief, the two series are coming to Image Comics this February.

For Sparks Nevada: Marshal on Mars #1 you’ll want to shine your astro spurs and don your robot fists! Justice rides a rocket steed across the crimson plains of the fourth planet, where one man brings fear to robots and aliens… and hope to humans who make this frontier planet their home. He is… Sparks Nevada: Marshal on Mars by Acker & Blacker, J. Bone, Jordie Bellaire, and Marshall Dillon.

In Beyond Belief #1, by Acker & Blacker, Phil Hester, John Rauch, and Marshall Dillon, it’s time to send the little ones to dream land and set your radio’s dial to “spooky.” Steel yourself for mysterious suspense in… BEYOND BELIEF! Meet Frank and Sadie Doyle, toast of the upper crust! Headliners on the society pages. And, oh yes… they see ghosts! Who cares what evil lurks in the hearts of men… unless evil’s carrying the martini tray!

Both series will launch from Image Comics in February.

beyond belief sparks nevada

Archaia Announces Two Thrilling Adventure Hour Events

The Thrilling Adventure Hour GN Cover - Illustrated by Tom FowlerArchaia Entertainment, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, has announced two upcoming events centered on its recent anthology graphic novel release, The Thrilling Adventure Hour. Fans will be given the opportunity to get their books signed by the writers and some of the performers from the show on which the graphic novel is based.

On Monday, Sept. 16, starting at 7 p.m., the Barnes and Noble location at The Grove at Farmers Market in Los Angeles, California will host The Thrilling Adventure Hour author/creators Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, along with performers Paul F. Tompkins, Joshua Malina, James Urbaniak, Marc Evan Jackson, Mark Gagliardi, and more to be announced for a fun-filled, interactive panel and signing of the graphic novel. The event is free but a purchase of the book is required for autographs. Although The Thrilling Adventure Hour is sold out at the distribution level, this event will feature First Printing copies, while supplies last!

Barnes and Noble at The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive, Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036
325-525-0270

On Saturday, Sept. 21, the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, California will hold “The Thrilling Adventure Hour Graphic Novel Reception,” featuring Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Marc Evan Jackson, Mark Gagliardi, and more additional cast members as they confirm. General Admission tickets are priced at $75 each, and include entry into the event. VIP Admission is $150 and includes entry to the event plus a copy of a limited-edition The Thrilling Adventure Hour Graphic Novel Exhibition commemorative poster. Since June, the Cartoon Art Museum has been hosting an exhibit of some of the art featured in the graphic novel. This event starts at 7 p.m. to allow guests plenty of time to enjoy the museum, see the exhibit, and to meet the creators and members of the cast. Light food and drink will be provided. The Museum would like the event to be a celebration of the creativity of the creators, artists, and cast of The Thrilling Adventure Hour, as well as the success of the graphic novel.

Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 91405
415-227-8666

To buy tickets, visit this link: https://guestlistapp.com/events/179220

The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a live-staged show in the style of old-time radio performed monthly at the famous Largo of the Coronet Theater in Los Angeles. Running since 2005, each show features three stories brought to life by a talented troupe of actors and comedians! This multi‐faceted cast portrays all manner of characters from an ever‐evolving array of recurring worlds and genre backdrops including space westerns, goofy super‐heroics, fast‐talking mediums and a British time‐traveler…just to name a few.

Nerdists’ Thrilling Adventure Hour Graphic Novel Sells Out

Award-winning graphic novel publisher Archaia Entertainment, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, has announces that the first printing of The Thrilling Adventure Hour graphic novel is sold out at the distributor level. In fact, the title was marked “out of stock” three weeks before it was set to debut in comic book shops on August 7.

The Thrilling Adventure Hour ($19.95, hardcover, 136 pages, full color, 7.25” x 11.25”, ISBN: 978-1-936393-28-2) is an anthology collection of original genre tales based on segments included in the highly popular stage show and podcast of the same name. The Thrilling Adventure Hour live performance harkens back to the heyday of old-time radio entertainment, with well-dressed actors (known as the WorkJuice Players), scripts in hands, voice-acting their roles in front a live audience. The performance is recorded and later uploaded as part of the Nerdist Channel family of podcasts. The WorkJuice Players include Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, Autumn Reeser, Marc Evan Jackson, Mark Gagliardi, Craig Cackowski, Hal Lublin, and more. They are often joined by stars of film and TV who make cameo appearances, including Nathan Fillion, Molly Quinn, and Jason Ritter.

In 2012, Ben Acker and Ben Blacker ran a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to pay for the artists for the graphic novel and wound up raising almost four times what they had initially asked for. All the funds were used to pay for the creative and the stretch goals associated with the campaign. None of the money was used to pay for the production of the book.

Copies of The Thrilling Adventure Hour are available at your local comic book shop now, and will be available in book stores and other mass market outlets on August 20. If you are unable to find a copy, Archaia and BOOM! have rushed TAH back for a second printing and will have more available by the time of New York Comic Con (October 10-13, 2013 at the Javits Center in New York City).

The Thrilling Adventure Hour GN Cover - Illustrated by Tom Fowler

Preview: The Thrilling Adventure Hour

THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR

Original Anthology Hardcover
Retail Price: $19.95
Page Count: 136 pages
Format: Hardcover, 7.25″ x 11.25″, full color
Genre: Fantasy
On-sale Date: August 7 in comic book shops, August 20 wherever books are sold
Written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker
Illustrated by Randy Bishop, Lar deSouza, Joanna Estep, Tom Fowler, Evan Larson, Chris Moreno, Natalie Nourigat, Joel Priddy, Evan “Doc” Shaner, and Jeff Stokely
Cover by Tom Fowler
Rating: T – TEEN (12 and up, may contain mild violence or mild profanity)

Re-creating the popular stage show and Nerdist Industries podcast in print, The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a timeless collection of original genre tales that harkens back to the heyday of old-time radio entertainment. Written by TAH co-creators Ben Acker and Ben Acker, this hardcover anthology features new stories from the most fan-favored worlds of the TAH universe. Brought to life by top artists from the comics community, each stand-alone tale celebrates and reinvigorates a new genre from the radio comedies of yesteryear, including science fiction, fantasy, westerns, superheroes, horror, war dramas, and many more. A unique, timey-wimey blend of silver age pulp and post-modern pop, this one-of-a-kind anthology promises something for everyone as this cult phenomenon jumps off the proscenium stage and onto the page for the first time in over eight years and 100+ consecutive shows around the globe!

The Thrilling Adventure Hour GN Cover - Illustrated by Tom Fowler

SDCC 2013: The Thrilling Adventure Hour Makes Its Comic-Con Debut

Stage show. Nerdist Industries podcast. Graphic Novel. Web Series. Concert Film. The Thrilling Adventure Hour (TAH) celebrates its biggest year to date by making its Comic-Con International debut with an onslaught of special events celebrating the SDCC-exclusive preview of their upcoming graphic novel anthology with Archaia Entertainment.

To begin the SDCC festivities, Archaia will host the panel “The Thrilling Adventure Hour World Domination Tour” on Friday, July 19th at 4:00 PM in Room 32AB at the San Diego Convention Center. During this fun-filled panel, TAH co-creators Ben Acker and Ben Blacker will moderate an all-star line-up as they discuss their exciting year. Guests may include artists from the graphic novel and both cast and crew from the show and web series currently in production. A book signing with the co-creators and various WorkJuice Players will occur before Friday’s panel at the Archaia booth 2229 from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Outside the convention center, fans can enjoy a series of TAH events during SDCC weekend sponsored by Regent Publishing Services, the acclaimed printer behind their upcoming graphic novel with Archaia:

On Saturday morning at 11:30 AM at Petco Park, The Thrilling Adventure Hour is one of the distinguished guests of Nerd HQ’s popular “Conversations for a Cause” series. With 100% of all ticket sales donated to the charity Operation Smile, Nerd HQ’s popular panel series will grant TAH fans a unique opportunity to interact with their favorite stars during an un-moderated, up-close conversation. To purchase tickets to the event, please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/420793.

Finally, the WorkJuice Corporation and Quixotic Transmedia are proud to announce the Horton Grand Theatre as the official home of The Thrilling Adventure Hour for Comic-Con International 2013. Located at 444 4th Avenue (just a few blocks from the convention center), the Horton Grand will host six staged events in their 250-seat proscenium theatre, including live TAH performances at 7PM and 9:30 PM on both Friday, July 19th and Saturday, July 20th. “The Horton Grand is the perfect home for The Thrilling Adventure Hour,” says TAH co-creator Ben Blacker. “The beautiful architecture and its rich, old-timey spirit really make you feel like TAH was destined to play there. Like it’s been there all along.”

There are three pricing tiers for the Horton Grand Theatre TAH events:

$25.00: Basic ticket
to any one performance on Friday or Saturday night

$35.00: One basic ticket to the early 7PM show (either Friday or Saturday night) plus one admission to an exclusive one-hour signing event, which occurs after the Early Show on either night. Only 100 tickets available for each night!

$45.00: One basic ticket to the late 9:30 PM show (either Friday or Saturday night) plus access to our VIP WorkJuice after party! Only 150 tickets available to hang out with the cast and crew in the gorgeous Horton ballroom from 11PM to 2AM. This is a party you definitely do not want to miss!

On Saturday, July 20th at 4:00 PM in the Horton Grand Theatre, TAH fans can also enjoy one amazing opening act: SuperEgo Live! Experience the popular podcast SuperEgo live on stage, as you enter the world of the Superego Clinic for Analytical Pscience. Here doctors Matt Gourley, Jeremy Carter, Mark McConville, and Resident Specialist Paul F. Tompkins introduce you to a variety of curious characters. Weirdos, really. A bunch of self-absorbed swellheads, improvised and analyzed before your very eyes.

TAH events with NERD HQ and the Horton Grand are open to anyone and not exclusive to SDCC attendees. There is no limit to how many tickets you can buy. The Friday and Saturday shows at the Horton Grand will feature different cast members and different tales, and fans should purchase their tickets soon, as the entire TAH series of live events are expected to sell out shortly.

Tickets to both the opening act and the main performances are available online at http://tahsdcc.brownpapertickets.com  and http://superego.brownpapertickets.com/

THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR 2013 COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL DOMINATION TOUR FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY, JULY 19TH:

1:30 PM PST – 3:30 PM PST: SDCC Archaia book signing event
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Archaia Booth 2229

4:00 PM PST – 4:45 PM PST: SDCC panel: “The Thrilling Adventure Hour World Domination Tour”
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 32AB

7:00 PM PST – 2:00 AM PST: The Horton Grand and Regent Publishing Services present “The Thrilling Adventure Hour”

7:00 PM PST – 8:00 PM PST: Early show
8:00 PM PST – 9:00 PM PST: Exclusive one-hour signing event
9:30 PM PST – 10:30 PM PST: Late show
11:00 PM PST – 2:00 AM PST: VIP WorkJuice after party
Buy tickets today at: http://tahsdcc.brownpapertickets.com/

SATURDAY, JULY 20TH:

11:30 AM PST – 12:30 PM PST: Conversations for a Cause
Location: Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Buy tickets today at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/420793

4PM PST – The Horton Grand and Regent Publishing Services present “SuperEgo Live at SDCC!”
Location: Horton Grand Theatre, 444 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Buy tickets today at: http://superego.brownpapertickets.com/

7:00 PM PST – 2:00 AM PST: The Horton Grand and Regent Publishing Services present “The Thrilling Adventure Hour”

7:00 PM PST – 8:00 PM PST: Early show
8:00 PM PST – 9:00 PM PST: Exclusive one-hour signing event
9:30 PM PST – 10:30 PM PST: Late show
11:00 PM PST – 2:00 AM PST: VIP WorkJuice after party
Buy tickets today at: http://tahsdcc.brownpapertickets.com/

The Thrilling Adventure Hour’ Art Exhibit Opens at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco

thrilling adventure hourThe Cartoon Art Museum, The WorkJuice Corporation, Quixotic Transmedia, and Archaia Entertainment are pleased to present artwork from the much-anticipated The Thrilling Adventure Hour graphic novel at the Cartoon Art Museum from June 29 – October 20, 2013. Featuring artwork from all 10 stories, the Thrilling Adventure Hour graphic novel explores brand-new material from series creators Ben Acker and Ben Blacker. The characters from the critically acclaimed multi-genre stage show and podcast are brought to life in various styles in the graphic novel and on the walls of the Cartoon Art Museum.

The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a live stage show in the style of old-time radio performed monthly at the Largo of the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles, California since 2005. Each episode of the show features original stories written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker. These stories are  performed by the WorkJuice Players, a supremely talented and quite friendly troupe of comedians and actors from stage and screen. This cast plays characters from an ever-evolving array of recurring worlds and genres including BUT NOT LIMITED TO space westerns, hobo fairy tales, and screwball romantic ghost stories. In 2011, The Thrilling Adventure Hour started podcasting recordings of their performances under Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist Industries umbrella to both success and acclaim.  In 2012, The Thrilling Adventure Hour and Quixotic Transmedia ran a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign that enabled The Thrilling Adventure Hour to expand into other media, including a The Thrilling Adventure Hour graphic novel that will be released nationwide in late August 2013.

The exhibit features digital reproductions from the The Thrilling Adventure Hour graphic novel anthology. The exhibit showcases work from artists Heidi Arnhold, Jordie Bellaire, Randy Bishop, Casey Crowe, Lar deSouza, Joanna Estep, Evan Larson, André May, Chris Moreno, Natalie Nourigat, Joel Priddy, Evan “Doc” Shaner, and Jeff Stokely. The exhibition will also feature exclusive artwork inspired by The Thrilling Adventure Hour  from renowned artists Jackson Publick, Ben Edlund, Dustin Weaver, and cover artwork by Tom Fowler. The exhibit was facilitated by  Joe LeFavi of Quixotic Transmedia, CAM’s Roy Zemlicka and Archaia, the publisher of the The Thrilling Adventure Hour graphic novel which, again, will be released in late August 2013.

The Thrilling Adventure Hour Reception will be held at the Cartoon Art Museum in August, 2013.

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