I spoke to Tim from the Deconstructing Comics podcast all about how I got into comics, creating my own stories, creating Wayward with Steven Cummings, working on Samurai Jack, working for Marvel and a whole lot more. Give it a listen.
From the Facebook Event page:
Comic creator (and Oshawa native) Jim Zub will be at Comic Alley Toys to help celebrate the store re-opening on SATURDAY APRIL 15th from 1 to 4pm!
Jim will have copies of some of his comics on hand for purchase and will be signing and sketching. Come on down to the store to meet Jim and browse Comic Alley’s wares!
Jim has worked for almost every major comic publisher in North America, including Marvel, DC, Image, IDW, Dark Horse, Dynamite, and UDON on titles including Avengers, Thunderbolts, Dungeons & Dragons, Legends of the Dark Knight, Samurai Jack and Street Fighter as well as his own creator-owned titles Wayward, Skullkickers, and Glitterbomb.
Over on the Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy blog, Ross Johnson interview me about creating Glitterbomb with Djibril Morissette-Phan, our obession with fame, and a whole lot more. Give it a read!
THUNDERBOLTS VOL. 2: NO GOING BACK TPB
Written by JIM ZUB & KURT BUSIEK
Penciled by SEAN IZAAKSE, JON MALIN & MARK BAGLEY
Cover by JON MALIN
If you operate in the shadows long enough, someone is going to shine a light on you. But Bucky Barnes didn’t think that person would be his best friend, Steve Rogers! Steve wants to know where Bucky’s loyalties lie. The thing is, Steve has secrets of his own. And when an original Thunderbolt returns, how will Songbird react to the reunion of her former team? Together, they all used to be the Masters of Evil — and if Baron Zemo has his way, their villainous legacy will be reclaimed with the infinite power of a Cosmic Cube! Past and present collide as Bucky confronts the truth about Captain America and the destructive path that led to him becoming the Winter Soldier! Plus: A 20th-anniversary-celebration tale by Thunderbolts co-creators Kurt Busiek and Mark Bagley!
Collecting THUNDERBOLTS (2016) #7-12.
144 PGS./Rated T+ $17.99
STORY: JIM ZUB
ART / COVER A: STEVEN CUMMINGS & TAMRA BONVILLAIN
COVER B: HICHAM HABCHI
JUNE 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
NEW STORY ARC
“TETHERED SOULS,” Part One
Nikaido’s powers are growing, and he’s not the only one…
WAYWARD unleashes myth into the modern world. It’s the perfect time to get on board and see what all the excitement is about!
“There’s a reason Wayward is a 5 Star book time after time and that’s because it’s so incredibly well written with strong characters/characterization and some of the best artwork in the business.”
-Reading With a Flight Ring
UNCANNY AVENGERS #24
JIM ZUB (W)
KIM JACINTO (A)
Cover by R.B. SILVA
SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!
• Tricked by Hydra, trapped in a prison they never anticipated, the Uncanny Avengers have a cunning escape plan…but it might just make things even worse!
32 PGS./Rated T+ $3.99
SECRET EMPIRE: UNITED #1
JIM ZUB (W)
ARIO ANINDITO (A)
Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
VARIANT COVER BY Rafael Albuquerque
• Steve Rogers has finally brought peace to the planet, securing the borders of the land that he loves against any and all threats.
• And his peace will be maintained—by any means necessary.
• So when skirmishes break out on the outskirts of mutant-controlled territory, Hydra’s supreme leader takes matters into his own hands…
40 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+ $4.99
I’m writing the SECRET EMPIRE: UNITED one-shot special arriving in June! Over on Marvel.com they interviewed artist Ario Anindito and I about the issue and what ramifications the new rise of Hydra has for mutantkind.
Glénat Comics, the French publisher of Wayward, has posted up a new interview with me on their French language site all about creating the series and what I love about Japanese mythology. My French language skills have long since atrophied, but from what I remember of the conversation it’s good stuff.
Give it a read.