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Ben Acker and Ben Blacker take Image Comics by storm with two all-new series inspired by the hit Nerdist podcast Thrilling Adventure Hour. Titled THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR PRESENTS… SPARKS NEVADA: MARSHAL ON MARS and THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR PRESENTS… BEYOND BELIEF, the two series are coming to Image Comics this February.

For SPARKS NEVADA: MARSHAL ON MARS #1 you’ll want to shine your astro spurs and don your robot fists! Justice rides a rocket steed across the crimson plains of the fourth planet, where one man brings fear to robots and aliens… and hope to humans who make this frontier planet their home. He is… SPARKS NEVADA: MARSHAL ON MARS by Acker & Blacker, J. Bone, Jordie Bellaire, and Marshall Dillon.


In BEYOND BELIEF #1, by Acker & Blacker, Phil Hester, John Rauch, and Marshall Dillon, it’s time to send the little ones to dream land and set your radio’s dial to “spooky.” Steel yourself for mysterious suspense in… BEYOND BELIEF! Meet Frank and Sadie Doyle, toast of the upper crust! Headliners on the society pages. And, oh yes… they see ghosts! Who cares what evil lurks in the hearts of men… unless evil’s carrying the martini tray!


“We are tremendous fans of Image, both the caliber and quality of books they put out,” said Acker and Blacker. “We couldn’t be more (ahem) thrilled to be producing books with Image, the home of so many of our favorite comics and creators. We’re excited for the Thrilling Adventure Hour to be a part of the Image family, for that big ‘I’ is a seal of quality.”

Both series will launch from Image Comics in February, and the Image Comics booth (#1544) will host a special group signing for the crew—Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Hal Lublin, Craig Cackowski and Autumn Reeser—on Friday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thrilling Adventure Hour will be at booth #888 at NYCC for additional signings and exclusive merchandise. Watch for updates and announcements.

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit

The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a staged show and podcast on the Nerdist network in the style of old-time radio in which actors you know and love from television, comedy, animation, and film dress nicely and enact all manner of genre-based comedy segments.

Created by Ben Acker & Ben Blacker, the show features the WorkJuice Players and a wide array of special guests. Past guests have included Nathan Fillion, Patton Oswalt, Alan Tudyk, Jason Ritter, Neil Patrick Harris, Ed Helms, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zachary Levi, Alison Brie, Danny Pudi, Chris Hardwick, Molly Quinn, Andy Richter, Patrick Warburton, Dave Foley, Colin Hanks, Adam Baldwin, Amber Benson and more! The Thrilling Adventure Hour also boasts an Eisner-nominated graphic novel (Archaia Entertainment/BOOM! Studios) and a new web series on the Nerdist Network. For more information, visit and follow: @ThrillingAdv

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