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Ben Acker - book author

Aka: Benjamin Acker

Ben Acker is the author of books: Cut and Run: A Light-Hearted Dark Comedy, The Thrilling Adventure Hour, Deadpool V Gambit: The "V" is for "Vs.", Star Wars: The Last Jedi - The Storms of Crait #1, Deadpool (2012) Annual #1, Wolverine: Season One, Deadpool v Gambit #1, Join the Resistance (Star Wars: Join the Resistance, #1), Star Wars: The Last Jedi - DJ: Most Wanted #1, Thunderbolts, Volume 5: Punisher vs. the Thunderbolts

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Samantha Dugan and Abe Lally are best friends. They steal kidneys. They have their reasons.

Samantha is a professional seductress and con artist with a heart of gold. If she talked about her work, she’d tell you she only pilfers organs for medical research and that she only takes one kidney, and she only steals those kidneys from dishonest people. It’s hell on her social life.

Abe is the doctor and Sam's partner in crime. He isn’t much of a criminal. Except for the kidney stealing. But he’s using that money to fund his research that he anticipates will be able to cure diabetes. So, all for a good cause...? You decide. Of course, it's hell on his social life.

Cut and Run was performed by Meg Ryan, D’Arcy Carden, Sam Richardson, Rachel Bloom, Thomas Lennon, Ed Begley Jr, Eugene Cordero, Baron Vaughn, Carlos Alazraqui, Arturo del Puerto, Dustin Ybarra, Aaron Abrams, Ginger Gonzaga, Greg Santos, Oscar Montoya, Roberta Valderrama, and Shulie Cowen.

“Dynamite Lady”, an original song, was written and performed by Aimee Mann and Ted Leo.

Cut and Run was written and co-produced by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker

Director - Alexandra Barreto

Executive Producer - Morgan Jones

Audio Editing and Sound Design team - Tyler Dorson, Marc Atkinson, Emma Burlingame, Matt Beagle, and Jake Young

Recorded at Marc Graue Studios
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Based on the popular Hollywood stage show and Nerdist Industry podcast, The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a rip-roaring adventure anthology in the tradition of old-time radio serials, brought to you by a carnival of Hollywood and comic's finest! In a timeless collection of original genre tales that harken back to the heyday of old-time radio entertainment, The Thrilling Adventure Hour brings to life the wild and wonderful worlds and characters serialized on stage by co-creators Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, and performed regularly by fan-favorite actors and comedians such as Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, Busy Philipps, Nathan Fillion, Linda Cardellini, Patton Oswalt, Neil Patrick Harris, and many, many more. And now those serialized characters will come to life on the pages of this hardcover anthology featuring all-new stories from the worlds of the TAH universe 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!
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Gambit-one of the smoothest, best-looking operators in the world of the X-Men. Deadpool-one of the most annoying, ugliest dirtbags in the world of everything. Naturally, these guys got beef. But do you know what they have in common? A secret history of working together to pull con-jobs. That's right-the grift is on as the Regeneratin' Degenerate and the Ragin' Cajun begrudgingly take on one last job together. Writers Ben Acker & Ben Blacker (Thunderbolts, The Thrilling Adventure Hour) and artist Danilo Beyruth (Gwenpool) lead us into the dirty underbelly of Deadpool and the squeaky-clean abs of Gambit!

Collecting: Deadpool V Gambit 1-5
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This December, the soon-to-be thrilling Star Wars: The Last Jedi rocks movie screens across the world…and the reverberations are felt all around a galaxy far, far away! First up, learn the secret of the mineral planet Crait! Long before it became a battleground between the Resistance and the First Order, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa led the Rebellion there in search of a new home!
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Answering the most asked question since Deadpool's new series began... "Whatever Happened to the White Caption Boxes?" Featuring Thor, Daredevil, Luke Cage and...Madcap?!?
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Discovered as a feral mutant prowling the wilds! Recruited as a covert operative by a secretive government agency! Destined to pursue a dream of peaceful coexistence between man and mutant! Witness the birth of the Wolverine as the man called Logan makes his journey from animalistic wildling to beloved X-Man. Including Logan's first blockbuster battle with the Hulk, as well as pivotal appearances by Sabretooth and Wendigo, this blood-splattered tale features a contemporary retelling of the Clawed Canuck's formative years!
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MATTIS BANZ knows that he's meant to be a hero of the galaxy like the legendary Luke Skywalker, and when General Leia Organa's Resistance recruits him to join its efforts against the evil First Order, he finally has a chance to fulfill his destiny. But the rest of his squadron doesn't seem very promising. Sure, there's the Zeltron girl Lorica, famous for her exploits foiling evil smugglers, but there's also the swamp boy named Dec, who seems to enjoy causing trouble; Dec's "brother," a droid who thinks he's a pilot; Sari, whose imposing size contradicts her sweet nature; and Jo , the stuffy group leader with secrets. How is Mattis supposed to be the next Poe Dameron when he and his squad mates spend more time in trouble than flying X-wings? The team will have to learn how to work together when the going gets tough, or they won't be going anywhere. . . .
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Writers Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, creators of The Thrilling Adventure Hour, take control of the Thunderbolts - and tear them apart! The Punisher and the Thunderbolts square off! Frank moves in to take out his former allies one by one - but as he faces off with Ghost Rider, Elektra and even the Red Hulk, another former T-Bolt closes in on them all! Will the Thunderbolts prove to be the complete failure the Punisher believes them to be? It's about to get pretty bloody in this series finale that reveals all! Guest-starring the Avengers! Plus: It's a disturbing new mission as the T-Bolts are ordered to kill Dr. Strange! Of course, they're gonna need a pretty special arsenal for that. Get ready for a whirlwind tour of the Marvel Magicverse!

Collecting: Thunderbolts 27-32, Annual