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Presenting The Thrilling Adventure Hour Graphic Novel


TAH cover


The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a podcast (which is actually a rebroadcast of a monthly stage show) in the style of an old-time radio show. At least, that’s all it was until now. Thanks to the support of their fans and Kickstarter backers, they were able to create a graphic novel! Featuring some classic characters as well as current favorites, the TAH novel is 136 pages of pure fun. It has everything a fan of the podcast could want and then some. Not only do you get stories of Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars and those married mediums Frank and Sadie Doyle from Beyond Belief, you also get to see adventures from Colonel Tick-Tock, Captain Laserbeam, Amelia Earhart, and more! It even includes ads for Patriot Brand Cigarettes and other fun things, all in the style of old newspaper or magazine ads.

“What if you’re not a fan of the podcast?” you ask. Fear not! While the stories will definitely appeal to current fans of the show for many different reasons, the stories also stand alone very nicely. True, as a fan of the show myself I was very excited to see the characters I had become familiar with come to life on the page, but I also tried to imagine seeing these characters being presented to me for the first time and couldn’t find anything that would make me feel lost or disconnected in any way. So, whether you’re on old-time fan of the show or this is your first introduction, I believe the TAH graphic novel has something to offer everyone. I do heartily recommend checking the podcast out once you’ve finished the novel, however. Each episode is pretty short (about 30 mins) and there are a lot of fun stories in there for you to catch up on. Happy consuming, nerds!


The Thrilling Adventure Hour graphic novel is now available at your local comic shop. It will be released in all bookstores Aug 20th. You can find more at the TAH website. To check out the podcast go to Nerdist website, where you will find it listed along the many other podcasts in the Nerdist family.

‘Thrilling Adventure Hour’ Graphic Novel Sells Out Before On-Sale Date

For Immediate Release: 

Second printing is underway, more copies expected in October

August 6, 2013 (Los Angeles) – Award-winning graphic novel publisher Archaia Entertainment, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, is proud to announce that the first printing of The Thrilling Adventure Hour (TAH) 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.

“We are the good kinds of sellouts? Thank you to the Adventurekateers for your support—you knock us out,” beamed Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, the creators and writers of TAH. “We know you’ll love this book!”

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 TAH ( 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, Acker and 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 TAH are available at your local comic book shop now, and will be available in book stores and other mass market outlets on August 20. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use or to find one! 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).

About Archaia Entertainment

Archaia ( is a multi-award-winning graphic novel publisher with more than 75 renowned publishing brands, including such domestic and international hits as Mouse Guard, Rust, Cow Boy, Cursed Pirate Girl, Gunnerkrigg Court, and Artesia. Archaia has also published an entire line of graphic novels in partnership with The Jim Henson Company, including the multiple award-winning Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand and such beloved tales as The Dark Crystal, The Storyteller, and Fraggle Rock. In addition to its partnership with Henson, Archaia has forged creative partnerships with storytellers in all facets of the entertainment industry, resulting in print and digital expansions of such noted properties as Bleedout and HAWKEN (video games), Immortals and Planet of the Apes (film), and Space: 1999 (television). Alongside these celebrated titles, Archaia has released English translations of numerous renowned foreign titles to much fanfare, including The Killer, Sergio Toppi’s Sharaz-De, and The Secret History. In June 2013, Archaia was acquired by BOOM! Studios. Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent.

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