rocket steed

me: hasn’t listened to the thrilling adventure hour since it betrayed me by ending

also me: WHEN THERE’S VARMINTS NEED A-CATCHIN, AND YOUNGINS NEED A-SAVING ON MY ROCKET STEED I RACE ACROSS THE STARS FOR I’VE SWORE BY THE BURS OF MY ASTRO SPURS TO 

  • What she says: I'm fine.
  • What she means: When there's varmints need a catching, and youngins need a savin on my rocket steed I race across the stars! For I've sworn by the burrs of my astro-spurrs, to right the outlaw wrongs on maaars - yes he rights the outlaw wrooongs, on maaaars! Oh the hyper cattle's humming and the marjun's savage drummin are as beautiful as comet bugs in jars. Oh Iiiiiiii'm from Earth, but I right the outlaw wrongs, on Maars. Yes he rights the outlaw wrooongs on maaaars! On the plains of the red planet I uphold the la-o-wah and I do it with a pair of robot fists. POW! Evil extermination I have faced for my robot rogues they hardly ever miss. And I reckon I'll be ridin in the name of truth and justice for as long as I can count the shootin stars, for I've sworn by the burrs of my astro-spurrs to right the outlaw wrongs, on maaars! Yes he rights the outlaw wroooongs on maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaars! And I'm from Earth.
Sparks Nevada Theme (Marc Evan Jackson & Busy Phillipps)
Marc Evan Jackson & Busy Phillipps
Sparks Nevada Theme (Marc Evan Jackson & Busy Phillipps)

Sparks Nevada Theme (Marc Evan Jackson and Busy Phillips)

Sparks:

When there’s varmits need a-catchin’

and youngin’s need a-savin’

Red:

on his rocket steed he races ‘cross the stars.

Sparks:

For I’ve sworn by the burrs of my astro spurs,

Red:

To right the outlaw wrongs on Mars.

(Yes he rights the outlaw wrongs on Mars)

Sparks

Oh the hyper cattle hummin’

and Martian’s savage drummin’

are as beautiful as comet bugs in jars,

Oh I’m from Earth

but I right the outlaw wrongs on Mars

(Yes he rights the outlaw wrongs on Mars)

Red

On the plains of the red planet he upholds the law,

and he does it with a pair of robot fists —

POW!

Sparks:

Evil extermination I have faced,

For my robot rogues they hardly ever miss!

Both:

And I reckon I”ll be riding

in the name of truth and justice

for as long as I can count the shooting stars,

For I’ve sworn by the burrs of my astro spurs,

to right the outlaw wrongs on Mars!

(Yes he rights the outlaw wrongs on Mars)

Red:

And he’s from earth.

Music and Lyrics by Eban Schletter

Audio is from The Thrilling Adventure Hour #99: Sweet and Show Down"

Sing me to sleep with a lullaby
The one about stars burning in the sky
The green and blue planet which I hold dear
And it’s red counterpart which is right here

Sing me a song of Rocket steeds
Vigilante riders who do the right deeds
A feller who’s blue, but never is sad
A Marshal who’s happy, but never quite glad

This tune includes some floating flora
Far off dunes with a crimson aura
Giant spiders crawling fast
Robit rogues that always shoot last

On the wide Martian plains we stand side by side
We’ll never be separate, we know ‘cause we tried
It was the choice of the universe that we’d end up like this
And on all shooting stars, I’ll make it my wish

Listening to the Sparks Nevada episode 220
  • me: When there's varmints....*tears*....need a catchin'....*tears*....and youngin'...need a savin'....*tears*...on his rocket steed he races across the stars...*crying*....for he's sworn....*crying*...by...*crying*..the burrs...*crying*..on his astro spurs...*sobbing*...to write the outlaw wrongs on Mars!!!! *eternally sobbing*
  • Me before the WTNV/TAH crossover: I dunno if I want to get into TAH. I mean, I'm already involved with perhaps too many series considering I'm in grad school and have class stuff to stay on top of. Perhaps when I don't have as many things going on.
  • Me after the WTNV/TAH crossover: ♪ ♫ When there's varmints need a' catching And young 'uns need a' saving, On my rocket steed I race across the stars! For I've sworn by the burrs of my astro spurs to right the outlaw wrongs on Mars! ♪ ♫
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Thrilling Adventure Hour Presents: Sparks Nevada: Marshall on Mars #1

Kids, shine your astro-spurs and don your robot fists ‘cause its time for…Thrilling Adventure Hour Presents: Sparks Nevada: Marshall on Mars #1!

Justice rides his rocket steed across the crimson plains and into the debut issue of Ben Acker and Ben Blacker’s adaptation of their beloved live show and podcast. Sparks Nevada: Marshall on Mars is one of the favorite ongoing stories featured on the The Thrilling Adventure Hour, a stage show recorded before a live audience and styled off of old-time radio. It’s a space western about a lawman dealing with robots, aliens, and emotional unavailability with a delightfully colorful cast. As a fan of the podcast, I’ve been eagerly awaiting reading about Sparks catching varmints and saving youngins since the new series was announced, and I was not disappointed in the least.

It’s a different experience having visuals for characters who were only voices before, but those voices remain clearly intact due to Acker and Blacker’s writing. Between Sparks’ muttered asides and his banter with Croach the Tracker and other familiar faces, it feels more like the actors are reading along than just me reading by my lonesome. This issue explores the story of the Widow Johnson, the origin of Croach’s onus to Sparks, and Sparks’ ever-present lady troubles. If you’re a fan of the stage show already, you’re going to recognize bits that were mentioned in episodes but are being fleshed out now; if you’re not a fan, then congratulations, you’re going to be.

This isn’t the first time The Thrilling Adventure Hour has been in comic form. Archaia released a collection featuring a cartoony, albeit slightly grittier, look to Sparks a while back. The art in this looks like something I’d want in an animated series, with a decidedly boyish and younger Sparks. I can’t wait to see how more of the characters are portrayed in upcoming issues, and how well they translate into visual instead of aural storytelling. Not to mention Sparks isn’t the only one getting his own book; Beyond Belief, another favorite, is coming out with its own #1 next month.

Sparks Nevada promises to live up to its name of being a thrilling adventure. Be sure to pick it up and help Sparks right the outlaw wrongs because he’s…from Earth, and now he’s…in a comic.

[Read Sparks Nevada: Marshall on Mars #1 on comiXology]

Jen Keith is a Digital Editor at comiXology, comic artist, music addict, and reckons she’s…from Earth too.

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So I started doing this in February but I procrastinated a lot until last week when I finally finished it. At the panel before the show I offered to give it to whoever in the cast/crew wanted it, but instead they all signed it and gave it back to me to keep. Enjoy!!

Front Row: Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars

Second Row: Felton, Frank Doyle, Sadie Doyle, Donna Henderson, Michelle (Baby) Henderson, Dave Henderson, Ginny West, Pemily Stalwark

Third Row: The Troubleshooter, Barkeep, The Red Plains Rider, Banjo Bindlestuff, Gummy, Amelia Earhart, Jefferson Reid, Dolores County

Back Row: Phillip Fathom, Captain Laserbeam, Croach the Tracker, Mercury (Sparks’ Rocket Steed), Cactoid Jim, Jib Janeen, K of the Cosmos

  • Interviewer: Iggy give us a freestyle.
  • Iggy: .........
  • Iggy: When there's varmints need a catchin' and youngin's need a savin' on my rocket steed I race across the stars, for I've sworn by the burrs of my astro spurs, to right the outlaw wrongs on Mars.
  • Oh the hyper cattle hummin' and the Marjun savage drummin' are as beautiful as comet bugs in jars, yeah I'm from Earth, but I right the outlaw wrongs on Mars.
  • On the plains of the red planet I uphold the law, and I do it with a pair of robut fists. POW! For evil extermination I have wished, for my robut ropes they hardly ever miss.
  • I reckon I'll be ridin' in the name of truth an justice for as long as I can count the shootin' stars! For I've sworn by the burrs of my astro spurs, to right the outlaw wrongs on Mars!
  • And I'm from Earth!