Geek Top Five: X-Men Movie Draft

On the Geek Top Five podcast I drafted an X-Men movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the Geeks plus fellow guests Wai Ting and Alejandro Alcoba. Each of us had to pull together a story on the spot based on the heroes and villains we drafted and it gets pretty wild. Give it a listen!

D&D Live 2020 Comic Showcase Panel

Yesterday on D&D Live we announced Stranger Things and Dungeons & Dragons, a new 4-issue mini-series! Here’s the comic showcase panel where we made the announcement along with artwork and insights into At the Spine of the World, the new D&D comic mini-series set in Icewind Dale. Check it out!

Stranger Things and Dungeons & Dragons Announced!


Cover art by Diego Galindo

Announced today on D&D Live, Stranger Things and Dungeons & Dragons is a new 4-issue mini-series being co-published by Dark Horse Comics and IDW that starts in November!

Jody Houser and I are co-writing this new 4-issue mini-series that shows how Dungeons & Dragons has defined and strengthened the friendships in Stranger Things. This story is filled with adventure, heart and a few supernatural surprises.

Deep-diving into research on first edition D&D and working on this series with our team has been so much fun. Fans of the hit Netflix series and gamers new and old will find a lot to love here. Look for more details and preview art coming soon.

SKULLKICKERS in Development at Copernicus Studios

Jim Zub’s SKULLKICKERS
in development at Copernicus Studios

New adult 2D animated comedy adventure series in the works


New Skullkickers artwork by Edwin Huang. New Skullkickers logo by Tim Daniel.

Halifax, NS: Copernicus Studios Inc is proud to announce a development deal to adapt the SKULLKICKERS comic series written by Zub and illustrated by Edwin Huang and Chris Stevens into an animated action-adventure series for adults.

“Demand for adult animated content is on the rise.” Says Paul Rigg, President of Copernicus Studios. “Over the past few years we’ve seen the popularity of anime and other content for mature audiences increase in North America. Shows like Castlevania, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, and Rick & Morty are grabbing attention for good reason. It’s a great time to make our mark in this space.”

SKULLKICKERS is a sarcastic send-up of sword & sorcery stories about a trio of mercenaries who kill monsters and cause mayhem in their quest for money, fame and adventure. The series was first published by Image Comics in 2010 and has built a loyal following over the past decade alongside surging interest in fantasy-based entertainment.

Jim Zub is a prolific writer based in Toronto, Canada. Over the past twenty years he’s worked for a wide array of clients including Marvel, DC Comics, Disney, Capcom, Hasbro, and Cartoon Network. Zub’s reputation has risen in comics and gaming with high profile projects including The Avengers, Samurai Jack, Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons and Conan the Barbarian.

“We have big plans for these head-cracking heroes!” Murray Bain, Copernicus Co-Founder and VP of Creative is keen to adapt the series. “There’s so much in the books to work with and we’re pumped to unleash that same excitement and a whole lot more in animation. It’s time to kick some skulls!”

In-Depth Video Interview on the Bell of Lost Souls

I spoke at length with J.R. Zambrano from the Bell of Lost Souls all about Dungeons & Dragons and gaming, comics, sword & sorcery, and a whole lot more. It’s a fun in-depth interview, so check it out!

Empire Strikes Back From a Certain Point of View

Thrilled to announce that I’m one of the contributors to the upcoming Empire Strikes Back From a Certain Point of View, a sequel to the New York Times bestselling first volume that celebrated 40 years of Star Wars.

I’m one of 40 authors writing new prose short stories from the point of view of secondary or tertiary characters in The Empire Strikes Back, broadening the scope of their role in the Star Wars universe. It’s an absolute honor to be a part of this special project and all proceeds go to the First Book charity.

I can’t wait for readers to see the full list of contributors involved and the stories we’re cooking up. Expect more details to come in the weeks ahead.

4 The Love of Comics

I spoke to David and Adam at the 4 The Love of Comics podcast all about growing up reading comics, breaking into the comic business, collaborating with others and a whole lot more. We cover a slew of different topics and it’s a good time all around. Give it a listen.

CBR’s 10 Best Comic Books & Graphic Novels Any D&D Player Should Read

Over on CBR, Sid Natividad put together a list of “10 Best Comic Books & Graphic Novels Any D&D Player Should Read” and I’m happy to see four of my comics made the list.

In the long run my hope is one day to see a list of “10 Best Fantasy Comics Written by Jim Zub” because there will be so many to choose from. 🙂

Jim Zub’s Top 10 Go-to Comic Book/Graphic Novel List

Over on the True North Country Comics site I have a list of 10 Go-to comics or graphic novels you need to check out and add to your collection. Read my quick rundown on some of the best the comic medium has to offer and, if you’re missing any, make sure you put them on your reading list!

D&D: Infernal Tides #3 Reviews

Comics For Sinners: “This comic book keeps delivering. Good story. Great art. Endings that keep you yearning for more.”

Fanboy Factor: “It’s richly complex, vastly full of characters and dramatic tension, battles that seem unwinnable, and good versus the evil.”

Screen Rant: “…exquisite imagery and precise linework that conveys both the magnitude and scale of Avernus and the claustrophobic intimacy of a vicious street brawl with the legions of Hell.”

Sequential Planet: “It’s a fun adventure that has tons to love and a wonderful start to the return of comic books”