Talking Conan with the Fórum Conan o Bárbaro

Conan artist Cory Smith and I spoke to the crew at the Fórum Conan o Bárbaro, a Conan fan group based in Brazil. The interview is translated into Portuguese as we talk about working on the series, our influences, and tease upcoming stories. Check it out!

Gaming Across Comics & Books Panel at WonderCon@Home

Pop Culture and Tabletop Gaming are overflowing with fantastic storytelling and content right now. Come listen to a roundtable discussion with industry leaders and veterans B. Dave Walters (comic writer, Dungeons & Dragons), Elisa Teague (senior RPG producer, Renegade Games), Gail Simone (comic writer, DC Comics), Jim Zub (comic writer, Marvel), and Matt Forbeck (author, Dungeons & Dragons) as they share stories about how gaming is growing and expanding to a larger audience through storytelling and media.

Arriving in June – Conan the Barbarian #22

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #22 (Legacy #297)
Story JIM ZUB
Artist CORY SMITH
Cover GEOFF SHAW
Variant Cover VALERIO SCHITI

BY THE LIGHT OF THE EMPEROR!

• CONAN returns the TOOTH OF THE NIGHTSTAR and is granted an audience with the holy EMPEROR OF KHITAI!
• Few have ever beheld the emperor’s divine form…but what will Conan’s meeting portend for the nation?
• Don’t miss the story that will rock the Hyborian Age and Conan’s untold history!

32 PGS./Parental Advisory $3.99

Tony Stark: Iron Man Omnibus in Stores Today

In comic shops today, a 25 issue hardcover omnibus collecting all of Tony: Stark Iron Man and Iron Man 2020. I co-wrote 6 issues of this run with series lead Dan Slott, taking Tony through the eScape and battling against Ultron. It was a fun ride and now you can read the whole thing in one book.

Tony Stark: Iron Man Omnibus
(Tony Stark: Iron Man #1-19,
Iron Man 2020 #1-6)
Iron Man…is an idea. Always changing. Always evolving. Now, the ultimate self-made hero is reaching new heights of inventiveness! But Tony has been holding back an enormous secret since his return, and it will change everything! Stark’s new virtual world, the eScape, seems like a paradise – but who controls the eScape? And who controls Iron Man?
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Conan the Barbarian #19 Reviews

But Why Tho: “It’s an excellent beginning to a new arc, with resolutions of previous issues and staging the future obstacles Conan will have to overcome.”

ComicBook.com: “This issue is being heralded as a good jumping-on point for new or returning readers—and for good reason. If Jim Zub, Cory Smith, and company keep up the kind of storytelling present in this issue, then we could be on the cusp of some genuinely great Conan”

Comic Watch: 8/10 “Conan the Barbarian #19 has enough excitement and action to satisfy any reader. This new arc is a perfect opportunity to jump into the series and see what Conan does best: survive!”

Panel Patter: “When Conan growls about how he expresses his faith, it’s pure Howard (and also Zub’s spiritual predecessor, Roy Thomas). Cory Smith’s art is big and bold, which fits the character well, and he’s not afraid to show folks dying in the brutal manner of the text pieces.”

Pop Mythology: “Pick of the Week – The combat, frenzy of ambushes and the heart-pumping moments of the chase that are counter-pointed by those still moments of waiting, foreboding and just counting down the seconds waiting for the right time to strike.”

The Pullbox: 9/10 “Jim Zub’s reign on Conan has been a revelation, and continues to entertain. Reading his books, I’m reintroduced to the glorious Cimmerian barbarian of my youth”

Talking WandaVision on Geeks With Kids

I was a guest on the Geeks With Kids Twitch stream and we focused heavily on chatter about the WandaVision finale and broader implications for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Check it out!

Stranger Things and Dungeons & Dragons #4 Reviews

Comic Book.com: 8/10 “This was a surprisingly good mini-series, one that used Stranger Things to demonstrate the beneficial values that playing any sort of tabletop RPG can have for a group of friends (or strangers).”

Comic Crusaders: 10/10 “The art was done by Diego Galindo coloring by MSASSYK. Spot on art. Beautifully capture the feel of the late 80’s while integrating the Stranger Things Gang as well.”

Flickering Myth: 8/10 “The story here ends with a twist, a turn and a satisfying conclusion. It has reached a logical closure point where the baton has been passed and friendships are stronger than ever before.”

Monkeys Fighting Robots: 8.2/10 “It wrapped up everything neatly, but more importantly, it held true to the tone of the main series. It brought all of that full circle while providing just a touch of insight to everything that had gone on.”

One More Comic (Spanish): 8/10 “A friendship that is about to grow apart must say goodbye with the game that brought them together. This chapter is one of the most emotional.”

Sci-Fi Pulse: “Jodie Houser and Jim Zub do a brilliant job of wrapping this story arc up. And get to do a story where the friends say their farewells to Will.”

Zub Marvel Comics Arriving in May 2021

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #21
JIM ZUB (W) • CORY SMITH (A) • Cover by GEOFF SHAW
VARIANT COVER BY MARCO MASTRAZZO

THE DEADLY SECRET OF HENG THE INSURGENT!
• CONAN must fight for his life against the Bandit King’s deadly power!
• But will Conan have what it takes…even if it costs his very soul?
• The barbarian’s surprising saga in the LAND OF THE LOTUS takes a startling turn!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

HEROES REBORN: YOUNG SQUADRON #1
JIM ZUB (W) • STEVEN CUMMINGS (A) • Cover by KARL KERSCHL
variant cover by TAKASHI OKAZAKI

The Squadron Supreme of America have taken root in the hearts and minds of all, but none more so than a trio of youthful champions who call themselves the Young Squadron!

Kid Spectrum (Sam Alexander), Girl Power (Kamala Khan) and the all-new Falcon (Miles Morales) are here to fight for truth, justice and the American flag…or are they?

Beneath the flashy façade of colorful adventure, something grim is stirring and Deadpool is determined to bring it to light.
40 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+ …$4.99

Talking Conan the Barbarian, Suicide Squad, Young Squadron and More!

I spoke to Andre Einherjar from Midnight’s Edge about Conan the Barbarian – the stories that have come out, future stories to come and working through the pandemic.

We also talk about Suicide Squad, Young Squadron and more. Check it out!

Available Now: Figment Complete Collection TPB

Now available from your favorite comic shop, the new Disney Kingdoms: Figment trade paperback collects the original Figment mini-series from 2014 and the sequel mini-series from 2015 in one book for a great price.

This was the first published project I wrote for Marvel and I’m really proud of how it turned out. Hearing from Disney fans that they enjoyed the comic and that it rekindled their love for the Figment and Dreamfinder has been a thrill.


One of Disney’s most popular characters – Figment, the ever-curious star of Epcot’s mind-bending attraction Journey into Imagination – stars in all-new adventures! Dive into a steampunk fantasy story revealing the origin of the astonishing inventor known as Dreamfinder, and learn how one little spark of inspiration created the purple dragon called Figment!

Our daring duo explore the realms of imagination, finding friends and foes alike – but back on Earth, a clockwork army is assembling under the command of the frightening force known only as the Singular!

And when Dreamfinder and Figment find themselves in a time and place not their own, mysteries unfold – and old friends return! Can the imaginative adventurers put their heads together to help stop the world from falling into darkness?


Figment Collection
(Figment #1-5, Figment 2 #1-5)

Dive into a steampunk fantasy story revealing the origin of the astonishing inventor known as Dreamfinder, and learn how one little spark of inspiration created the purple dragon called Figment!
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