Archaia has two books arriving earlier than expected this week. Take the jump for an early look at The Thrilling Adventure Hour, and Rubicon.
THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR
Original Anthology Hardcover
Retail Price: $19.95
Page Count: 136 pages
Format: Hardcover, 7.25″ x 11.25″, full color
On-sale Date: August 7 in comic book shops, August 20 wherever books are sold
Written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker
Illustrated by Randy Bishop, Lar deSouza, Joanna Estep, Tom Fowler, Evan Larson, Chris Moreno, Natalie Nourigat, Joel Priddy, Evan “Doc” Shaner, and Jeff Stokely
Cover by Tom Fowler
Rating: T – TEEN (12 and up, may contain mild violence or mild profanity)
Synopsis: Re-creating the popular stage show and Nerdist Industries podcast in print, The Thrilling Adventure Hour 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 Acker, this hardcover anthology 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!
Original Graphic Novel Hardcover
Retail Price: $24.95 U.S.
Page Count: 128 pages
Format: Hardcover, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
Genre: Military Drama
On-Sale Date: August 7 in comic book shops, August 20 wherever books are sold
Written by Mark Long and Dan Capel
Illustrated by Mario Stilla
Cover by Mario Stilla
M – MATURE (18 and up, may contain nudity, profanity, excessive violence and other content not suitable for minors)
Synopsis: In this story inspired by the classic “Seven Samurai,” five paramilitary Navy SEAL operators defend the residents of a remote mountain farming village in Afghanistan from attacks by marauding Taliban. Led by the war-weary Hector, the operators and villagers form mutual bonds of honor and respect leading up to a climactic battle where the “Lions of Panjshir” are desperately outnumbered. Story by Oscar®-winning screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie (Usual Suspects); founding member of SEAL Team Six, Dan Capel; and New York Times best-selling author Mark Long (The Silence of Our Friends). Written by Long and featuring an introduction by Richard Marcinko, best-selling author (Rogue Warrior) and the first commanding officer of SEAL Team Six. The graphic novel also features a pouch containing cool extras like a map, a Purple Heart replica certificate, and a handwritten letter!