A Ghostly First Look: The Thrilling Adventure Hour #1 From Boom! Studios

by Hannah Means Shannon

If you haven’t heard of The Thrilling Adventure Hour, it’s a popular stage show and podcast out of Hollywood that brings radio-style narratives to life. Boom! Studios will be publishing a new series with creators Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, along with MJ Erickson starting on July 18th.

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 (Green River Killer), along with variant covers by Natacha Bustos (Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur) and the award-winning The Little Friends of Printmaking.

Cameron Chittock, Editor at Boom! Studios, says:

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,” said 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.

Here’s that First Look!

Also in stores on July 11th, you’ll find The Thrilling Adventure Hour: A Spirited Romance Discover Now Edition, 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 a cover by Hester. This will be strictly limited to its original print run and not published again.
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.

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