First Look at The Thrilling Adventure Hour #1 by Bens Acker and Blacker, M.J. Erickson

Posted by June 21, 2018 Comment

Do you love podcasts? Do you love comics? Do you wish you could take your favorite podcast and turn it into a comic? If you answered yes to all of these questions, first of all, why are you talking out loud to a Bleeding Cool article? We can’t hear you. But also, you’re in luck, because BOOM! Studios has released a first look preview for The Thrilling Adventure Hour #1, the comic book based on the popular old school radio drama podcast of the same name by Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, and M.J. Erickson.

Some press release info for you:

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.

Created in 2005 by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, The Thrilling Adventure Hour is both a popular Hollywood stage show and 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.

THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR #1 features a main cover by Jonathan Case (Green River Killer), along with variant covers by Natacha Bustos (Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur) and the award-winning The Little Friends of Printmaking.

BOOM! Editor Cameron Chittock had the honors of coming up with essentially the same quote as used in every single other press release, but with a few details about this particular book inserted this time:

Acker and Blacker captured lightning in a bottle with The Thrilling Adventure Hour and we’re so excited to bring that creative spark to comics. Thanks to M.J. Erickson’s incredible line work, Frank and Sadie Doyle are back to their old tricks and I can’t wait for fans to see the twists and turns this haunted house has in store for them.

The Thrilling Adventure Hour #1 is hitting stores on July 18th. Also in stores in July, as revealed in a previous press release, is a special limited edition reprint of The Thrilling Adventure Hour: A Spirited Romance mini-series, originally from Image Comics, with a general market version hitting stores in October. Check out the preview below:


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(Last Updated June 21, 2018 4:34 pm )

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