Beyond Belief #1

Beyond Belief #1

Writer: Ben Acker, Ben Blacker Artist: Phil Hester Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 22, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
7.9Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Based on the hit Nerdist podcast!
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!

  • 9.5
    GWW - C.K. Stewart Apr 22, 2015

    If you're a fan of the original podcast and stage show, Thrilling Adventure Hour Presents Beyond Belief is a must-buy for new tales featuring old friends. If you're a horror fan who likes a heaping shot of humor, you can dive right in too. There's no background knowledge needed " these stories tell you everything you need to know to feel right at home in the Doyles' world. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Jeff Marsick Apr 23, 2015

    Based on The Thrilling Adventure Hour stage show-cum-podcast, this paranormal comedy injects fun into the typically dour paradigm that defines tales of poltergeist chasing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed May 20, 2015

    At the end of the book, I had a really great ride, and I'm only a little worried this episodic format might get old quickly. Right now though, I'm left wanting more of everything this has to offer, and I can't wait to see more of these ultra-cool ghost hunters. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Apr 21, 2015

    That being said, the book is not meant to be scary, and this issue is essentially Frank and Sadie's whacky adventures through a Haunted House. The plot is fairly superficial – one of their friends moves to a haunted house, calls them up, and they come deal with it. It's a testament, then, to how well the characters are written that this book manages to remain engaging throughout. That's not to say that there's a character arc, per se – but the characters are still interesting, and I actually do care about them. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geek Sushi - Kayleigh Robertson Apr 21, 2015

    Beyond Belief can be enjoyed by everyone, but for those with an appreciation for old-time radio shows this comic will be even more enticing. The comic delivers witty banter, excellent dialogue, and fast paced sequences as the ghost hunting duo chase down their spectral prey. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 24, 2015

    "The Thrilling Adventure Hour Presents: Beyond Belief" #1 is a solid introduction to the signature installment from the podcast created by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker but, more importantly, it's a solid comic story. Free of crossovers and stilted restarts and reboots, "The Thrilling Adventure Hour Presents: Beyond Belief" #1 welcomes readers into a whole new world. It does so in an effective manner, avoiding excessive exposition and moving forward, beckoning readers to join and enjoy the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Apr 22, 2015

    This book was just an absolute surprise and definitely one that should be picked up this week. Also, they have a backup story that is basically a second issue, so readers get more bang for their buck. Beyond Belief is a creepily fun comic and worth the price…absolute no brainer! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse Apr 23, 2015

    I think the only danger with this book is that while it is a good stand alone ghost story, you will get much more out of it if you listen to the podcast. There is plenty to enjoy, but having heard Brewster and Tompkins deliver hours of dialogue leaves you with an expectation of delivery in every line, so the humour that may otherwise not land or be missed will be picked up because it still feels like the lines have been written for them. I really enjoyedBeyond Belief #1, and will be following up on this series. If you are already an Adventurekateer, then you probably already know you'll enjoy this. If you like a fun, very well drawn ghost story then pick this up. If you haven't checked out The Thrilling Adventure Hour podcast, absolutely do it because there is hours of excellent comedy there. Then read this. Pick it up at your LCS or digitally now! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Apr 23, 2015

    In short, it's not perfect but it's a simple concept executed well. If you're looking for a quick laugh and a novel concept, Beyond Belife #1 may just be right for you. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicosity - J.A. Micheline Apr 22, 2015

    Have you heard of The Thrilling Adventure Hour? Of course you have. But in case you haven't, here's the skinny. TAHis a staged production show in the style of live radio imagine if you were in the room while one of those old-timey-radio shows was being made, and you've basically got it. While I haven't listened to much of it, one of my best friends is really into it and what little I've heard of the Cactoid Jim segments has consistently made me laugh. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Cat McGlinn Apr 22, 2015

    Beyond Belief #1 is a jolly good supernatural romp but loses a little something in translation to the page. Just one more thing before I go"does anyone have any tonic? Read Full Review

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