Champions #8 Reviews

Beyond the Panel: 8.5/10 “It was fun, chaotic, and enlightening for the direction that this team is now taking.”

Black Nerd Problems: 7.5/10 “Cummings does a solid job on the artwork this issue. With a book like Champions, the most important part is nailing everyone’s powers when the action goes down and Cummings excels at that.”

Caped-Joel: “Zub has a lot of fun writing the Freelancers, a group that he did not create, but one that is very synonymous as antagonists for the Champions.”

Chillmonger: “Locust and Power Man were written very well, drawn too.The illustrations by Steven Cummings on every issue he’s done so far are fire.”

Comic Book University: “This was fantastic.”

ComicBook.com: 8/10 “There’s a ton of intrigue surrounding the Champions team at this point, and it gives some of the other characters a great opportunity to shine.”

Monkeys Fighting Robots: 7.8/10 “Champions #8 was a fun issue that resolved and set up plots all in one. It’s always risky when an issue tries to handle both, but when done right it does pay off. And this is one of those times. There wasn’t a dull moment to be had, and fans are left looking forward to seeing what happens next.”

On Comics Ground: 8.6/10 “The art from Steve Cummings & Marcio Menyz remains absolutely slick and wonderfully vivid (with a special note made towards how wonderfully atmospheric the opening and closing pages of the issue are)!”

Weird Science Marvel Comics: 8.3/10 “Sam Alexander gets some hard-earned character development, and the final page alone provides a compelling reason to pick up the next issue. In short, this issue is well worth your time.”

D&D: Days of Endless Adventure Compendium Arrives in December!

Dungeons & Dragons: Days of Endless Adventure
Jim Zub (w) • Max Dunbar, Nelson Daniel, Netho Diaz (a) • Hydro74 (c)

Go beyond your tabletop campaign—or fuel it with new material—in this trio of immersive comic book adventures set in the boundless world of the Forgotten Realms.

A new generation of heroes, led by a revived Minsc and Boo, rises to protect Baldur’s Gate, but they’ll soon find themselves fighting evil forces throughout the Realms and beyond. Whether they’re stopping a plot by the Cult of the Dragon to destroy the city; escaping from the endless night of Ravenloft in the Demiplane of Dread; or facing down frost-giant raiding parties in the frigid Spine of the World, the action never stops! GO FOR THE EYES, BOO!

Collects Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate, Dungeons & Dragons: Shadows of the Vampire, and Dungeons and Dragons: Frost Giant’s Fury.

Available December 3rd, making it the perfect HOLIDAY GIFT for the tabletop gamers in your life!

(Note that the cover on some of the pre-order sites listed below is an older/temp one used as a placeholder during initial submission to book outlets. The final cover is the Hydro74 one above.)

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 344 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-275-2


Dungeons & Dragons:
Days of Endless Adventure Compendium

(collects Dungeons & Dragons vol. 1-3)

Go beyond your tabletop campaign-or fuel it with new material-in this trio of immersive adventures set in the boundless world of the Forgotten Realms. A new generation of heroes, led by a revived Minsc and Boo, rises to protect Baldur’s Gate, but they’ll soon find themselves fighting evil forces throughout the Realms and beyond.

Collects Legends of Baldur’s Gate, Shadows of the Vampire, and Frost Giant’s Fury.
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Indiebound Links Now Added to my Buy Page

I just added a whole slew of new links to Indiebound over on my BUY page, listing a variety of outlets where you can order my books. Indiebound represents a huge community of independent bookstores benefiting individual store owners and their local communities. If you want to buy comic collected editions (or really, any books at all) and support your local retailers, please consider using Indiebound!

Head on over to my BUY page and you’ll see Indiebound links for almost every book I’ve contributed to. It was a bit time consuming going through them all to add them to the database, but I think it’s important to have as many choices as possible so readers can easily find their next favorite book.

Thank you, as always, for your support!

Baldur’s Gate Special Arrives in September!

Dungeons & Dragons: Baldur’s Gate 100-pager
Jim Zub (w) • Max Dunbar, Various (a & c)
Join Minsc, Delina, Krydle, Shandie, and Boo the Miniature Giant Space Hamster on their original adventures in this oversized, value-priced, introductory issue! Dungeons & Dragons is more popular than ever—now is the perfect time to join the fun, and this is the perfect place to start!
FC • 100 pages • $5.99

WAYWARD Board Game Arrives First at Barnes & Noble!

If you saw my photos of the WAYWARD BOARD GAME from Gen Con and want to get your own copy, the first place you can get it is at Barnes & Noble!

IDW Games has a special exclusive with B&N, offering the Wayward Board Game first through their online store and retail outlets.

Order online and have it shipped to you, or you can order and then pick it up at your local B&N!
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/toys-games-wayward/33774566

The Wayward Board Game, designed by Jon Gilmour (Dead Of Winter, Dinosaur Island), is for 1-5 players. It’s a cooperative strategic game where you take on the role of a teenager struggling to understand their new powers as Yokai, the spirits and monsters of old Japan, try to destroy you before you take your rightful place in the new supernatural order.

• Five characters, each one with different abilities and upgrade trees.
• Five scenarios, each one with different victory conditions and style of play.

I know it’s been a long time coming but now, finally, Wayward is ready for your tabletop!

Dynamic Forces Interview: Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda

I spoke to Byron Brewer at Dynamic Forces all about the upcoming Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda series. Give it a read!

Vintage RPG Podcast reviews the Young Adventurer’s Guides

The Vintage RPG Podcast has a nice overview/review of the first Young Adventurer’s Guides, Monsters & Creatures and Warriors & Weapons. Scroll ahead to the 33 minute and 30 second mark of their latest podcast episode to hear what they think about the series so far-

“What I love about these books is that it really does give you a leveling of the playing field. You could just read through these books quickly and understand more of what the game is really about and not worry about the rules and the stats.”

DIE RPG Session at SDCC 2019

Shaun Manning at Comic Book Resources put together a write-up about the DIE tabletop RPG test game Kieron Gillen ran after this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Check it out to get a sense of how DIE’s meta game-within-a-game structure works and how our one-shot session played out.

Penguin Random House Interview

I spoke to the Penguin Random House crew about how the Dungeons & Dragons Young Adventurer’s Guides came to be and how our team developed the series. Give it a read.

Jim Zub at Gen Con 2019!

It’s time again for North America’s largest tabletop, card, and board game show, GEN CON in Indianapolis, Indiana!

Howard Tayler (Shlock Mercenary, Writing Excuses) and I will be set-up together at BOOTH 1749 in the main exhibit hall, ready to sign and sketch for readers.

If you’re headed to Gen Con, it would be great to see you there! It’s one of my favorite shows each year. Getting the chance to promote my comic work and also dig into the latest and greatest the gaming industry has to offer is a wonderful opportunity.

In addition to signing copies of Dungeons & Dragons, Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons and the D&D Young Adventurer’s Guides, Gen Con 2019 will be your first chance to get an advanced copy of the WAYWARD BOARD GAME! This co-op board game designed by Jon Gilmour (Dead of Winter, Dinosaur Island) and published by IDW Games has a ton of strategy and a variety of missions to test players as they battle Yokai in Tokyo. Our booth will be carrying a limited number of pre-release copies of the game which will be available at retail exclusively first through Barnes & Noble (at their online store starting August 10th and in their retail stores starting August 20th).

On Friday night, I’ll be participating in the Wordbuilders Gen Con Party. Buy a ticket to join Worldbuilders and friends for an evening of games, food, drinks, and mingling with some awesome authors, game designers, podcasters, and creators. Sign up to play games with the celeb of your choosing in a relaxed environment and participate in the silent auction for a chance to win some cool geeky prizes. This is a charity event and all proceeds will go towards Worldbuilders and you will also walk away with a swag-filled bag worth over $100!

At the Worldbuilders Party I’ll be running A Fake Artist Goes To New York and The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31!