Author Archives: Jim Zub

Dragon Talk – Talking Stranger Things, D&D, and More!

Jody Houser (Black Widow, Doctor Who) and I chatted with Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito from Dragon Talk all about Stranger Things and Dungeons & Dragons, the 4-issue mini-series starting in November that delves into the 80’s gaming glory that defines the friendships of the Stranger Things cast.

I also chat about Beasts & Behemoths, the fifth D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide, and the 10th anniversary of Skullkickers! So much good stuff here. Check it out!

Wizards & Wordsmiths – Episode 3

Here’s Part 3 of Wizards & Wordsmiths! If you missed episode 1, you can check it out HERE and episode 2 HERE.

I Dungeon Mastered a special 3-part Dungeons & Dragons adventure for a group of YA authors.

Join me, Kevin Hearne (Ink & Sigil), Adib Khorram (Darius the Great Deserves Better), Andrea Robertson (Forged in Fire and Stars), Sherri L. Smith (The Blossom and the Firefly), and David Yoon (Frankly In Love) as we conclude our culinary and creepy adventure!

Talking Caster Bastards With The Pullbox

I spoke to Andy Patch at the Pullbox all about celebrating 10 years of Skullkickers with our current Kickstarter campaign, the current state of comics, tabletop gaming, and my other upcoming projects. Check it out!

Caster Bastards on Comic Book Resources

I spoke to Dave Richards at CBR all about the Skullkickers 10th Anniversary Kickstarter campaign and what we have in store for this new comic story and tabletop RPG adventure. Check it out!

Skullkickers: Caster Bastards and the Great Grotesque!

Here we GO!

SKULLKICKERS: CASTER BASTARDS and the GREAT GROTESQUE is a new sword & sorcery comic story AND 5e-compatible tabletop adventure, funding NOW on Kickstarter!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/skullkickers/skullkickers-caster-bastards-and-the-great-grotesque

Please help spread the word far and wide and, if you like what you see, back the campaign!
Come celebrate 10 years of skull-kicking goodness with us. 🙂

Wizards & Wordsmiths – Episode 2

Here’s Part 2 of Wizards & Wordsmiths! If you missed episode 1, you can check it out HERE.

I Dungeon Mastered a special 3-part Dungeons & Dragons adventure for a group of YA authors.

Join me, Kevin Hearne (Ink & Sigil), Adib Khorram (Darius the Great Deserves Better), Andrea Robertson (Forged in Fire and Stars), Sherri L. Smith (The Blossom and the Firefly), and David Yoon (Frankly In Love) as we continue our culinary and creepy adventure!

Stranger Things and D&D on the Cover of Previews

This is the first project I’ve worked on that’s been on the cover of the big comic distributor catalogue and it’s a beauty! Make sure you pre-order because this one’s going to be special.

STRANGER THINGS and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS #1
story – Jody Houser and Jim Zub
art – Diego Galindo
letters – Nate Piekos

Follow the crew from Hawkins, Indiana, as they discover the legendary monsters and epic adventures of the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop role-playing game together.

Long before the dreaded Demogorgon took one of them to the Upside Down, watch Mike, Lucas, and Will bond with Dustin for the first time over the game that would define their childhood. See the party come together as a team through communal stories and perilous quests to learn important lessons about friendship and find the courage to stand up to the bullies that challenge their everyday.

COVER A – E.M. Gist
COVER B – Anna Dittman
COVER C – Diego Galindo
COVER D – David Michael Beck

Empyre: Avengers #2 Reviews

Bleeding Cool: “Zub remains one of Marvel’s most consistent writers, delivering an action-packed issue with solid emotional beats.”

But Why Tho: 8/10 “an incredibly enjoyable tie-in issue to the exciting event. Zub is one of the best writers for coordinating huge casts of characters”

Comicbook.com: 8/10 “It offers a unique juxtaposition on what’s otherwise a very earthy aesthetic to Empyre: Avengers created by the plant-based enemies.”

Comic Book University: “This was a really good issue, as to be expected.”

Comic-Watch: 8.3/10 “Jim Zub melds the tension in the plot with the humor of the dialogue to create a comic that is just fun to read, while Carlos Magno and Espen Grundetjern do a wonderful job putting the exotic Cotati and magical effects of Scarlet Witch and Doctor Voodoo on the page.”

Black Cat Live Chat

I spoke to the owners of Black Cat Comics all about working in the comic industry, writing iconic characters like Conan and the Avengers, the kinds of comic stories that ignited my imagination when I was younger, continuity, tabletop gaming and more. Check it out!

Wizards & Wordsmiths – Episode 1

I Dungeon Mastered a special 3-part Dungeons & Dragons adventure for a group of authors we call Wizards & Wordsmiths!

Join me, Kevin Hearne (Ink & Sigil), Adib Khorram (Darius the Great Deserves Better), Andrea Robertson (Forged in Fire and Stars), Sherri L. Smith (The Blossom and the Firefly), and David Yoon (Frankly In Love) as we embark on a culinary and creepy adventure in three parts!