Acker & Blacker Perform The Thrilling Adventure Hour

Recreating the popular stage show and Nerdist Industries podcast in print, The Thrilling Adventure Hour (JUN130742) 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 Blacker, this hardcover anthology from Archaia Entertainment 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.

PREVIEWSworld caught up writers Ben Acker & Ben Blacker to talk about the upcoming graphic novel.


PREVIEWSworld: What is The Thrilling Adventure Hour?

Acker & Blacker: The Thrilling Adventure Hour has, for over eight years, been a stage show in the style of old time radio; for over three years been a podcast of same; and is now a graphic novel presenting the same: instantly endearing characters appearing in stories that combine traditional genres in exciting ways to create something new and unique. From space cowboys to fast-talking married mediums to a time-traveling, Nazi-fighting Amelia Earhart, there’s something in The Thrilling Adventure Hour for everyone.

PREVIEWSworld: What made TAH the perfect fit for a graphic novel?

Acker & Blacker: After nearly a decade of audio storytelling, a graphic novel is the logical extension of the brand – expanding the worlds and characters of The Thrilling Adventure Hour into a visual medium while still maintaining the limitlessly imaginative storytelling and unique voice of its creators, us!

PREVIEWSworld: What are some ideas you have to promote the graphic novel?

Acker & Blacker: TAH already had an enormous fanbase all over the world, and they will act as ambassadors to the brand by helping to spread the word via social media. In addition, we and the troupe of actors who make the stage, show, and podcast will help spread the word themselves by attending conventions, engaging in social media, and appearing on comics and comedy related podcasts.

PREVIEWSworld: What are the odds that a Ben Acker and a Ben Blacker would be working together?

Acker & Blacker: Very good, for its happening.

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