Author Archives: Jim Zub

Secrets and Surprises in Agents of Wakanda #1

I spoke to Josh Weiss at MARVEL.com all about the surprise cliffhanger in Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #1. Read on for spoilers and a bit of background on the character who appears at the end of our first issue.

Zub Marvel Comics Arriving in December 2019

BLACK PANTHER AND THE AGENTS OF WAKANDA #4
Written by JIM ZUB
Art by LAN MEDINA
Cover by JORGE MOLINA

T’Challa and Okoye have assembled an eclectic team of spies, mercenaries, and super heroes who specialize in espionage, black-ops, and defense. These Agents of Wakanda must be ready for any threat to our planet…even if that threat is the Moon itself!

What?! What kind of lunar-cy is this?! You must not miss – God Loves, Moon Kills!

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99. In stores December 11th.

CONAN: SERPENT WAR #1 & 2 (of 4)
Written by JIM ZUB
ISSUE #1- Art by SCOT EATON
ISSUE #2- Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Covers by CARLOS PACHECO

WARRIORS ACROSS TIME DEFY THE ELDER GODS!

JAMES ALLISON will soon die. But it’s not his first death. He’s lived many lives, in many places – lives he can recall in vivid detail. But when an Elder God called the WYRM reaches across time to James, an ages-spanning quest begins! The serpent god SET plans to usher in an eternity of darkness, and only the chosen warriors across time and space have a hope of stopping him: CONAN THE BARBARIAN, SOLOMON KANE, DARK AGNES, and the man known as MOON KNIGHT!

In an unprecedented comics event, Robert E. Howard’s characters join forces along with Marvel’s Moon Knight, in an all-new saga built on REH and Marvel lore from across the ages!

40 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY …$4.99. Issue #1 in stores December 4th.
32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY …$3.99. Issue #2 in stores December 18th.

MARVEL’S AVENGERS: IRON MAN #1
Written by JIM ZUB
Art by PACO DIAZ
Cover by STONEHOUSE
Alt Cover by TODD NAUCK

THE FIRST PREQUEL TO THE UPCOMING VIDEO GAME, MARVEL’S AVENGERS!

Avengers Assemble! The road to Marvel’s Avengers begins here, with an all-new story leading directly into the events of the highly anticipated video game! IRON MAN, CAPTAIN AMERICA, BLACK WIDOW, THOR, and HULK are the mighty Avengers, but as the LETHAL LEGION strikes, it’s going to take more than their usual teamwork to save the day!

When TONY STARK discovers his enemies have co-opted Stark technology for nefarious purposes, it’s up to him to stop the leak. But can his teammates be trusted, or is something more sinister at play? Featuring the debut of the game’s AVENGERS, as well as never before seen takes on some classic villains, you won’t want to miss this landmark moment in comics history!

32 PGS./ONE SHOT/Rated T+ …$3.99. In stores December 11th.

SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN: CONAN THE GAMBLER TPB
Written by MEREDITH FINCH, JIM ZUB & ROY THOMAS
Penciled by LUKE ROSS, PATCH ZIRCHER & ALAN DAVIS
Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO

More foes fall before the savage sword of Conan! A past wrong comes back to haunt Conan in a tale of revenge! Stripped of his weapons, his strength and even his wits, the Cimmerian must dig deep if he wants to live to see the dawn!

Then, a violent encounter in Shadizar puts young Conan in the hot seat in a deadly game of Serpent’s Bluff! Now, he must navigate the seedy underworld of “civilized” gambling. But when the chips are down, he’ll play his best hand — the one holding good Brythunian steel!

Plus: Legendary creators Roy Thomas and Alan Davis spin an unforgettable tale as Conan leads a mysterious band of adventurers into the Himelian Mountains in search of a lost comrade. But Conan may get more than he bargained for when the startling truth behind the quest is uncovered! Collecting SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN (2019) #6-11.

135 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99. In stores January 15th, 2020.
ISBN: 978-1-302-91694-7

CONAN: SERPENT WAR Begins in December!

Just announced in an exclusive interview on ComicBook.com, I’m writing a 4-part sword & sorcery epic for Marvel starring CONAN THE BARBARIAN, SOLOMON KANE, DARK AGNES, and MOON KNIGHT called SERPENT WAR!

If you’re a Robert E. Howard fan, then Serpent War is definitely for you but, even if you’ve never read a Conan story or don’t know any of the lore at all, I’m building Serpent War to act as a nice jumping on point for grand sword & sorcery adventure. Check out the interview, let that amazing artwork hit your eyeballs full force, and join us this December!

Champions #9 Reviews

Beyond the Panel: 8.5/10 “The heart put into this chapter was wonderful, and reminds us of what we will be missing from our Marvel books once this story concludes.”

Black Nerd Problems: 8/10 “The pacing so far has been great and it feels like a natural progression since the moment the OG members started leaving the Champions to when Nova got his helmet back.”

Chillmonger: 9/10 “Viv’s value to the team is showcased. Her abilities are exemplified similarly to Vision in issue #10 of Zub’s Avengers: No Road Home.”

ComicBook.com: 10/10 “This thoughtful character study masquerading as an action team-up is just as superb as it when it first began, if not more so.”

Comic Book University: “Everything is hard-hitting action and I loved every part of it.”

Comic Frontline: 9/10 “The art is great, Blackheart is super creepy here, giving him just a touch of Death Note’s Ryuk. Overall this is a great issue”

Comics: The Gathering: 7/10 “The fast, action-heavy script plays well to the artist’s strengths. Steven Cummings believes in the full-body superhero, and this issue’s wide scope and roster give him tons of opportunities to show off tons of Champions in action.”

Weird Science Marvel Comics: 7/10 “A good, solid, fun issue of superhero action.”

Alpha Flight: True North Reviews

Comic Book Club: “This was great. Every story was good…The way they paint Canada as a mystical place where crazy s**t happens, I loved that.”

Comic Book Resources: “With gorgeous artwork, great plotting, and a trio of mostly accessible stories, this issue is must have for new fans and long-time Alpha-Heads, alike.”

Comic Book University: “This was a surprisingly good comic book…The art was fantastic in here!”

ComicBook.com: 10/10 “not at all what I expected, though in the best possible way. Writers Jim Zub, Jed MacKay, and Scott Hepburn present three short stories that show a vastly different aspect of this famed team, and the variety is appreciated.”

Comic Crusaders: 10/10 “an excellent team of writers and artists gather to give us three great adventures of the powerful team of the North”

Comic Lounge: 8.3/10 “Knowledgeable or not of Alpha Flight, this issue is packed with great talent that created amazing and enjoyable stories that I would recommend checking out.”

Comic-Watch: 7.4/10 “Alpha Flight: True North #1 is a good introduction for new readers and something new for long-time Alpha Flight fans!”

Do You Even Comic Book?!: 8/10 “Ultimately, I’m glad Alpha Flight is back from space and being featured once again in their own story. I hope we can see more of them in the future.”

Examples of Nerdery: “All three artists bring their own unique styles to each story, and they all suit their individual stories really well.”

Monkeys Fighting Robots: 7.9/10 “each is segment is different in tone and style. Yet ultimately they all have something in common: a strong emotional core about dealing with the past. They all also succeed in execution and make great use of the shorter format as well.”

Multiversity Comics: “a good issue though with three solid stories. The writers clearly love the characters and even if you aren’t that familiar with the members of Alpha Flight, you get a good sense of who they are in just a few pages.”

Nerdly: 8/10 ” It certainly does exactly what a one-shot should do, and tries to generate some new interest in these characters, and certainly does that. Rather than just being three inventory level shorts, all the stories were high quality, all spotlighted individual characters well, and all were linked thematically by the past, and the effect it has on these characters in the present.”

Newsarama: 8/10 “All in all, Alpha Flight: True North #1 looks great and reads even better. It’s a one-shot that begs the question – where’s the ongoing series?!”

Pop Mythology: “It’s astounding to realize how little the United States actually knows about its closest neighbour to the North. If this is a new beginning for this team, I’ll gladly celebrate its rebirth.”

Townie Bastard: 8.2/10 “So do I think you should track it down? Absolutely. Not just because I want more Alpha Flight comics, but this is a solid one-shot. It’s friendly for new readers, taps into parts of Alpha lore that most long-time fans are going to enjoy and has mostly solid art.”

Tweeton’s Comics (French): “These heroes are just as profound as any others in the Marvel Universe, and we look forward to seeing if the threads explored in this comic will be picked up in the future.”

Weird Science Marvel Comics: 8.6/10 “This one-shot does exactly what it’s meant to do. It’s inspired me to go out and read more Alpha Flight books.”

True North Country Comics Podcast Interview

I spoke to John Swinimer at the True North Country Comics Podcast about working in comics and contributing to Alpha Flight: True North and what makes a comic “Canadian”. You can listen to the interview below starting at just past the 4-minute mark of the episode.

D&D VS Rick and Morty: The Tabletop RPG Adventure Now Available for Pre-Order!

Arriving November 19, 2019!

Play D&D through the lenses of the mad narcissistic genius, Rick Sanchez, from the animated Cartoon Network series, Rick and Morty—the Rick Way!

This tabletop roleplaying game boxed set blends the world of Dungeons & Dragons with mad narcissistic genius, Rick Sanchez’s power gaming sensibilities, nostalgia, sarcastic metacommentary, and the reasons why people play D&D in the first place.

• Following the hugely popular comic series Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons, this boxed set is co-authored by Jim Zub (co-writer of the comic series) with new art by Troy Little (illustrator of the comic series).

• This complete campaign experience includes the following components:
(1) 64-page rulebook annotated by Rick Sanchez
(2) 32-page original adventure for character levels 1–3
(3) 4-panel folding Dungeon Master screen featuring new artwork by Troy Little
(4) 5 ready-to-play character sheets
(6) 11 polyhedron dice

• A great companion to the comic series, and a perfect gift for the Rick and Morty or D&D fan in your life.


Dungeons & Dragons VS Rick and Morty:
Tabletop Roleplaying Game Adventure

(Tabletop RPG box set for levels 1-3)

This tabletop roleplaying game boxed set blends the world of Dungeons & Dragons with mad narcissistic genius, Rick Sanchez’s power gaming sensibilities, nostalgia, sarcastic meta-commentary, and the reasons why people play D&D in the first place.
PRE-ORDER
Amazon
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Cool Stuff Inc
Hudson
Indiebound
Midtown Comics
Noble Knight

Alpha Flight Interview on Newsarama

Jed MacKay and I spoke to George Marston at Newsarama about the Alpha Flight: True North one-shot special and our particular takes on Canada’s superhero team. Give it a read!

Wizards & Spells Cover Reveal!

The fourth D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide, WIZARDS & SPELLS, arrives March 2020, but the incredible cover art by the Conceptopolis studio has just been unveiled. Check out this sweeping stellar artwork of our new legendary Warlock, Zanizyre Clockguard and her pseudodragon familiar!

Find out more about the D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide series right HERE.

Wizards & Spells is available for pre-order from your favorite local bookstore, or these other outlets:


D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide 4
Wizards & Spells

This illustrated guide transports new players to the magical world of Dungeons & Dragons and presents a one-of-a-kind course on the wizards, sorcerers, and other magic-makers for which the game is known. Featuring easy-to-follow and entertaining explanations of how spells are created and used in the game, along with original illustrations of the game’s essential magical characters, this book shines a spotlight on the mystical side of D&D.
PRE-ORDER
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Books-A-Million
Chapters-Indigo
Hudson Books
Indiebound
Powell’s

Zub IDW Comics Arriving in November!

Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides #1
Jim Zub (w) • Max Dunbar and Sebastian Cheng (a)

A new Dungeons & Dragons adventure begins here!

Minsc and his friends are caught in the middle of devil-tainted corruption that has taken hold of Baldur’s Gate. Unravelling the secret of its source will take our heroes to unexpected places and threaten the sanctity of their very souls. Even if they survive this perilous journey, there will be Hell to pay!

Infernal Tides continues the D&D comic odyssey written by Jim Zub (D&D: Evil at Baldur’s Gate, D&D: Shadows of the Vampire, Avengers) with artwork by Max Dunbar (Champions, D&D: Legends of Baldur’s Gate)!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99 In shops Nov 20th!

Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides #1—Cover B: Character Sheet
Jim Zub (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Max Dunbar (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 In shops Nov 20th!

Retailer incentives:
Order 10 copies and get one free ink variant over Cover A by Max Dunbar!
Order any number of copies and receive your order fully returnable!

Samurai Jack 100-pager
Jim Zub (w) • Brittney Williams & Andy Suriano (a) • Genndy Tartakovsky (c)

From a distant past to a far-flung future, all around the world and into space, even across dimensions, Samurai Jack has entertained and delighted! Catch up on a compendium of Jack’s greatest adventures by top creators in this special edition! First, Jack and the Scotsman must deal with a curse that has them seeing the world from a different point of view! Then, Jack ventures into a cave of reflective crystals and finds himself face-to-face with…himself?! Plus, more classic Samurai Jack tales!

FC • 100 pages • $5.99 In shops Nov 13th!

Bullet points:
• Featuring stories by Andy Suriano (Rise of the TMNT) and Jim Zub (Avengers, Rick & Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons)!
• Exclusive to comic shops!