SyFy Wire Interview

During Emerald City Comic Con, Max Dunbar and I spoke to Whitney Moore at the SyFy Channel all about Dungeons & Dragons comics, including the crazy cross-over in Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons. Find out how the comics got started, our favorite parts of working on D&D and a whole lot more.

CBR Interview About Conan and the Avengers

Al Ewing, Mark Waid, and I chatted with Dave Richards at Comic Book Resources all about the new issue of Avengers: No Road Home where the Scarlet Witch adventures in Hyboria with the world’s greatest barbarian. Give it a read!

Avengers: No Road Home #5 Reviews

Adventures In Poor Taste: 9.5/10 “A great issue that everyone will be talking about. Seriously, even if you’re not reading this check it out. You won’t be disappointed.”

Caped-Joel: 8.5/10 “We’re hitting the halfway point of this story and it’s still not slowing down.”

Comic Book University: “The cover is the epitome of bad ass and the comic itself is the epitome of gorgeous. Every person involved in this deserves a raise.”

Comic-Watch: 8.8/10 “The art by Sean Isaakse was excellent as it has been throughout the series, Hulk in particular looked menacing as hell.”

Comics: The Gathering: 9/10 “This is a delightful payoff for sticking with the series so far and a powerful argument in favour of staying tuned for future developments.”

Fortress Of Solitude: 8.5/10 “Avengers: No Road Home #5 continues the fast-paced action and fantastic story as the Avengers finally get a leg up over Nyx.”

Sci-Fi Pulse: “There are several terrific scenes for many heroes, with many deserving applause…This is a winning book.”

You Don’t Read Comics: “Zub, Waid and Ewing juggle the two-ended story with considerable flair throughout the issue.”

Marvel Zub Comics June 2019

Arriving in June. Pre-order now…

Written by JIM ZUB

A global team vs a global threat! The Champions must hold the line or Earth will fall to creatures and chaos! Even if they succeed, these young heroes are about to lose one of their own…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Written by JIM ZUB

The world still needs heroes — and there are heroes all over the world! A new era begins as the Champions go global! Under Ms. Marvel’s leadership, an army of young adventurers is saving people and improving lives across the planet — but something sinister lurks beneath the surface. A dark secret that could destroy the team and everything they stand for! When the dream is at stake, what would you be willing to sacrifice to keep it alive? One of the Champions makes a choice that will haunt them for the rest of their days, and now the villain behind that decision has everything they need to shatter the next generation of heroes! Is this the ultimate sacrifice or the ultimate betrayal? Ms. Marvel will find out the truth, even if it kills her.
Collecting CHAMPIONS (2019) #1-4.
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$15.99
ISBN: 978-1-302-91671-8

Dragon Talk Interview

I spoke to hosts Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble to discus Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons and the upcoming D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide series in this Dragon Talk podcast recording.

Dragon Plus Interview

I spoke to Bart Carroll at Dragon Magazine and Adam Lee, story lead on Dungeons & Dragons, all about Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons and the D&D Young Adventurer’s Guides.

Check it out!

D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide: Warriors & Weapons Samples

Last week we announced the D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide series coming from Ten Speed Press. This week I’m happy to show you some of the interiors and new artwork being produced for Warriors & Weapons, the second book in the series.

Here’s the introduction to D&D’s major fantasy character races:

Since this book is aimed at younger readers, we added in some of the animal races as well – the Tabaxi, kenku, and tortles.

The profile on elves:

The illustrated section on Medium Armor:

and Minsc, our legendary Ranger:

The first two D&D Young Adventurer’s Guides arrive in stores on July 16th.

You can find out more details here:

Zub at Emerald City Comic Con 2019!

Convention season 2019 begins with Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, Washington. Stacy and I will be set up at ARTIST ALLEY TABLE Y-14. If you’re at the show, make sure you come on by and visit!

Here are panels and signings I’ll be at during the show:

Thursday, March 14
Join Katie Cook (Star Wars ABC-3P0, Nothing Special) and Jim Zub (Avengers, Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons) for their fan-favorite con horror stories panel! What’s it like working as a pro in the business on the convention ‘circuit’? Ridiculous, embarrassing, always entertaining. Some stories will make you laugh out loud, some will make you cringe! This panel is recommended for those 16+ due to coarse language. ROOM TCC L3-R4

Friday, March 13
What happens when the original fantasy role-playing game and Adult Swim’s zany hit show collide? Join Oni Press on a Rick and Morty™ vs. Dungeons & Dragons live RPG encounter, dungeon mastered by comic creator Jim Zub (who co-wrote the R+M VS D&D comic mini-series). It’s 5th edition D&D meets Rick and Morty dimension-crashing sass with dice-dealing damage, strange creatures, exciting surprise guests and prizes for the lucky or foolhardy – Don’t miss it! ROOM TCC L3-R5

Saturday, March 16
11:30am-Noon SyFy Wire Live Stage Interview – Creating Dungeons & Dragons Comics
Two of the biggest names from the D&D comic line discuss what it’s like tackling the iconic fantasy franchise.

Noon-1:00pm Oni Press Signing (BOOTH #216)

Stop by for the latest and greatest from the House of Ideas! Gail Simone (Domino: Hotshots), Matt Rosenberg (Uncanny X-Men), and Jim Zub (Avengers: No Road Home) will join Assistant Editor Extraordinaire Alanna Smith to give True Believers the inside scoop about the future of their Marvel Comics! The femmes fatale of the Hotshots contend with Deadpool! Cyclops and Wolverine assemble All-New, All-Backup X-Men! Meanwhile, seven Avengers find themselves on the wrong side of the galaxy – along with Conan the Barbarian! Discussion of all these books and more await you in this can’t-miss panel! ROOM TCC L3-R3

CHAMPIONS #3 Reviews

Bam Smack Pow: “While Zub seems to be focusing less on other dimensions and more on contemporary missions, he remains more committed to the interpersonal drama and moral dilemmas of teenage superheroes. This is a solid long term plan for this second volume.”

Caped-Joel: “Jim Zub is committed to weaving one heck of a layered tale.”

Comic Book University: “The weight of guilt is not just something you can hoist on your shoulders and walk around with. It weighs you down in your blood and that’s exactly what Miles Morales is feeling here.”

Comic Crusaders: “You know when you read someone is attached to something and immediately get super excited? I mean childlike enthusiam to the point that you’re tripping over yourself to read it? That’s how I felt about this issue of Marvel’s Champions.”

Comic Frontline: 9/10 “Jim Zub has done it again! I loved this issue” 10/10 “I’m running out of ways to say that Champions is one of best books of the year. That’s it; that’s my whole review. Just go buy it and read it and love it.”

Comics: The Gathering: 8/10 “This volume of Champions demonstrates its dedication to powerful, long-term plotting in its third issue.”

Henchman-4-Hire: “Anyway, this issue had a really classic comic book feel to it, largely because of Zub’s narration boxes. You don’t see narration boxes in comics much anymore. That was a neat touch.”

Marvel Report: 8/10 “Jim Zub’s take on Champions is shaping up to be one of the strongest Marvel comics of the year. While Champions #3’s longevity relies partially on how the current story arc ends, it’s one heck of a journey thus far.”

Multiversity Comics: “For readers who miss the days when superhero teams were made up of high strung teenage outsiders trying to figure themselves out, don’t miss “Champions.”

On Comics Ground: 9.6/10 “The artwork from Steve Cummings, Marcio Menyz, and Federico Blee continues to entertain, from the lighthearted-action of the Champions training exercise to the demented commitment within Kaldera’s eyes as she’s freed, the comic features a wide array of tone and moods, all handled very well. ”

Pop Culture Squad: 10/10 “This issue of the Champions is excellently done. Zub does a great job of advancing multiple plot lines in this issue. The fallout from the previous issue is a major focus, but there are other story threads being developed for future issues.”

Avengers: No Road Home #4 Reviews

Caped-Joel: 8/10 “The pacing continues to be absolutely on point, the drama is there and there’s still so much story left to tell.”

Comics: The Gathering: 8/10 “Telling Nyx’s story in her own words gives the creators of No Road Home #4 an excuse to go as big as possible with their storytelling. It’s a successful and fascinating gambit, and it recaptures the huge scale this title had at its outset.”

Comic Book University: “This comic has a smidge of everything, everything you’re looking for. If you are an Immortal Hulk fan, you will have feelings of overwhelming joy and terror.”

Comic-Watch: 10/10 “The art this issue is yet again stunning and worthy of the Gods. And as the history of Olympus is told through the eyes of Nyx, it is only fitting the artist is different here also. Sean Izaakse joins the ranks of Paco Medina and Juan Vlasco and is a worthy follow on, as the baton is passed to him in this Marathon telling.”

Detail Comics: “Jim Zub, Mark Waid, and Al Ewing do a fantastic job when it comes to the story, the scripting, and pacing. I feel like it’s non-stop action and development of the Avengers characters.”

Embrace Your Geekness: “There are some beautifully rendered pages, featuring the contrast between the colors of the world of Mount Olympus to the shade/darkness of the arrival of the Goddess of the Night and her children. The art stood out to me more this week than it had yet in this exceptional run of Avengers comics.”

Fortress Of Solitude: 9/10 “A great issue that explored Nyx’s past and her origin really well. I really love how the writers are actually doing a fantastic job in making my sympathize with the villain and root for her a little bit.”

Pop Culture Squad: “There is quite of bit of entertaining backstory in this issue, and Izaakse masterfully moves from setting to setting with ease. The characterization is excellent, and the team of writers are crafting a compelling story.”

Sci-Fi Pulse: “The fighting is quick and cool, but it’s the last page that has me cheering. It’s completely unexpected and it’s flipping awesome.”

You Don’t Read Comics: “Nyx is actually a really cool villain with a profoundly resonant background, so the issue feels satisfying as it leads-in to the halfway point of the twelve segment No Road Home mini-series.”