Champions Interview at CBR

I spoke to Dave Richards at Comic Book Resources about Champions – our special 2-part Infinity Countdown tie-in story, the changing team dynamic, and more! Give it a read to see what’s coming up for Marvel’s teen super team.

Talking About Wayward’s Final Arc With Dynamic Forces

I spoke to Byron Brewer at Dynamic Forces about ‘Bound To Destiny’, the final arc of Wayward that starts up at the end of this month. Give it a read to get a glimpse at what’s coming up!

Talking Rick and Morty VS D&D With PreviewsWorld

Pat Rothfuss, Troy Little, and I spoke to Previews World about the upcoming RICK and MORTY VS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS mini-series launching in August. Check it out.

Mystery In Madripoor #1 Reviews

The first issue of Hunt For Wolverine: Mystery In Madripoor arrived in stores last week. Let’s see what reviewers thought of our opening chapter…

Adventures In Poor Taste: 8/10 “A good issue due to the strong team dynamics and a killer opening fight scene. If you’re at all a fan of Wolverine’s period in Madripoor give this a shot.”

Caped-Joel: 7.5/10 “As Jim Zub has shown time and time again, he has a flare for team dynamics, especially big teams like this one here.”

Comic Book University: Grade=A+ “This was great. I loved every single aspect of this comic book. For all intents and purposes, it was perfect.”

Comic Watch: 8/10 “I think the writing from Zub is good and in places quite inspired and I enjoyed that there is a genuine edge of tension between the allies which comes off the pages from the beginning. Thony Silas’s art is a beautiful balance of angles and sharp edges”

Comicsverse: 9.5/10 “the perfect testament to the mutant team and their connection to Wolverine. Zub, Silas, and Sobreiro are a creative dream-team”

Film Exodus: “Writer Jim Zub and artist Thony Silas give the ladies their time to shine in this miniseries. The group Zub brings together is fun, feisty, and fearless. The superheroines each had a special place in Wolverine’s life and it’s nice to see how they each affected Logan in their own way.”

Fortress In Solitude: 8.5/10 “An interesting tie-in to the Hunt For Wolverine…They did a great job showing how Wolverine touched each character’s life.”

Heroes At The Summit: “Zub plays the story off of the history instead of letting the history tell the story. The art contained in the panels and pages of this book fit the story wonderfully. The opening fight sequence showcasing Wolverine is a work of perfection”

Super Powered Fancast: 8/10 “The writer chose a great focus for this story and the art work really complimented the narrative style.”

Rogues Portal: “Mystery in Madripoor #1 really reminds the reader all the distinct roles that Wolverine took on in his life. It is obvious that Zub took the time to understand the complicated character that Wolverine is and show that to the reader.”

Champions #20 Reviews

Our second issue of Champions arrived in stores last week. What did reviewers think? Let’s find out…

Black Nerd Problems: 8.5/10 “Their adventures are often reflective of the complex nature of most real world situations. I like that there is never a simple answer to the things that they encounter.”

Caped-Joel: 7/10 “Overall this continues to be a fun little story.”

Comic Book.com: 8/10 “The teenage Champions, who are gelling together better than ever, are put in a difficult place when facing the decision of whether or not to trust the all-knowing adult in front of them. It’s a wonderful allegory of teens today, struggling to figure out who and what they can believe or trust.”

Comic Book University: Grade=A “This is a superstar team writing and drawing a wonderful and compelling comic book.”

Comic-Watch: 8/10 “Champions is still consistently good and I have high hopes for this beginning arc…With Jim Zub at the helm, this book is in good hands.”

Major Spoilers: 8/10 “Champions #20 takes that compelling group of weirdos and stand-ins and makes them something entirely unique, giving them a villain they can’t just punch and playing with the team’s ‘Save The World For Tomorrow’ themes, all the while showing off excellent art and character interactions”

Multiversity: “What it lacks in risks, this issue makes up for in the things you hope to get from a Marvel book every month: fun team dynamics, a breezy, intriguing plot, and a conflict taken from right outside your window.”

Newsarama: 8/10 “Sean Izaakse and Marcio Menyz do a stellar job capturing the winter beauty of northern Canada; the winter wardrobe additions for the Champions are also fantastic touches, including Spider-Man’s very cute Spidey beanie.”

Evil At Baldur’s Gate #5 Arrives in August!

Dungeons & Dragons: Evil at Baldur’s Gate #5
Jim Zub (w) • Francesco Mortarino (a) • Max Dunbar (c)

Brave Boo—Hamster Quest

Boo has traveled far and wide as companion to Minsc the Beloved Ranger, but there comes a time in every hamster’s life when they must stand alone and face the darkness. If you read only one comic about a miniature giant space hamster this year, make sure it’s this one.

Evil at Baldur’s Gate acts as a perfect jumping on point for new readers and D&D fans. Each story is self-contained and introduces readers to the world of D&D.
• Fan favorite writer Jim Zub (Samurai Jack, Avengers) continues his run on D&D paired with a top-notch group of artists for Evil at Baldur’s Gate.
• Variant covers by Adam Kosh of Code Name, and Max Dunbar.

Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons Launches in August!

Arriving in August, pre-order now at your favorite local comic shop!

Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons #1 (of 4)
Patrick Rothfuss & Jim Zub (w)
Troy Little (a & c)

When Morty needs to learn how to play D&D to keep up with the cool kids, his hard-drinking, old school-gaming, mad science-making grandpa is happy to teach him how to roll the dice, but neither of them is prepared for the saving throws they’re about to fail or the true quest yet to come. Strap on a +1 longsword and grab your 10-foot pole, because this is going to be a gaming gauntlet like no other.

The world’s greatest role-playing game.
Reality’s most dysfunctional family.
What could go wrong?

• Presented in conjunction with ONI PRESS.
• Patrick Rothfuss, the multiple award-winning, bestselling author of The Kingkiller Chronicle series, joins Dungeons & Dragons fan-favorite writer Jim Zub (Avengers, Wayward) on a tri-dimensional fantasy adventure.
• Troy Little is the multi-Eisner nominated artist of Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, Angora Napkin, and The Powerpuff Girls.
Rick and Morty is one of the most popular shows in Adult Swim history, with a steady fan following since it debuted in 2013. This is the first official Rick and Morty team-up story and should have deep traction in fan circles.
Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition sales continue to grow each year and the Baldur’s Gate video games have sold millions of copies around the world. D&D has returned as a cultural force in bookstores and online.
• Variant covers by Sara Richard and Tess Fowler.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Wayward #28 Arrives in August!

WAYWARD #28
WRITER: JIM ZUB
ARTIST / COVER: STEVEN CUMMINGS, TAMRA BONVILLAIN
VARIANT COVER: KIDCHAN
AUGUST 29 / 24 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“BOUND TO FATE,” Part Three
Hell on Earth and a hell of a fight. The strings of fate are pulled ever tighter…

CBC Radio One Fresh Air Interview with Karen Gordon

On May 17th, 2018 I spoke to host Karen Gordon on CBC Radio One’s Fresh Air program. We discussed the comic industry, writing comic stories, and what it’s like working on Marvel’s Avengers series. Give it a listen!

Two Marvel Zub Comics in August

CHAMPIONS #23
JIM ZUB (W) • KEVIN LIBRANDA (A)
Cover by R.B. SILVA
• While Ironheart and Amadeus Cho take major steps forward in their super hero journeys, Nova takes a step back.
• As the team faces a complicated and dangerous threat, Sam Alexander wonders: is there a future for him with the Champions?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

HUNT FOR WOLVERINE: MYSTERY IN MADRIPOOR #4 (of 4)
JIM ZUB (W) • THONY SILAS (A)
COVER BY GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
VARIANT COVER BY CHRIS BACHALO
ONE OF THE X-MEN IS CHANGED FOREVER!
Past and present clash in final battle on an island of secrets and sin!
What darkness lies within Sapphire Styx?
Can a ghost from the past save Psylocke from oblivion?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99