The Thrilling Adventure Hour Arrives At BOOM! Studios
Discover The Comedy Phenomenon in a New Collection & New Series in July 2018
The Thrilling Adventure Hour Vol. 1 cover by Phil Hester
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 31, 2018) – BOOM! Studios is proud to announce THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR VOL.1 DISCOVER NOW EDITION, n-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.
“BOOM! Studios has been a wonderful home for our work over the years, from the original Thrilling Adventure Hour graphic novel to our recent mini-series, Death Be Damned,” said Ben Acker & Ben Blacker. “From the very beginning, everyone over at BOOM! Studios has been supportive and enthusiastic about us and the Thrilling Adventure Hour. So it’s only natural that BOOM! Studios become the new home for Thrilling Adventure Hour comics. They’re doing a stunning Discover Now edition of the existing series thus far, and we’re so excited to work with BOOM! Studios on future Thrilling stories.”
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.
“From its inception, The Thrilling Adventure Hour has been a bold creative endeavor made with love and inspiring enthusiasm – and that’s a perfect fit for BOOM! Studios,” said Cameron Chittock, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, and their collaborators have delivered some of the most ingenious characters in pop culture today and we cannot wait to collect these adventures and bring brand new ones to fans.”
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 is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to a world-class group of licensed comic book series and ambitious original series, including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, WWE, Big Trouble in Little China, Victor LaValle’s Destroyer, Mech Cadet Yu, Grass Kings, and Klaus.
THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR VOL.1 DISCOVER NOW EDITION will be available for sale in July 2018 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore, with copies arriving October 2018 at book stores. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.