Author Archives: Jim Zub

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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Talking Conan, Conventions, Suicide Squad, D&D and So Much More on Word Balloon!

John Siuntres and I get caught up on the Word Balloon Podcast after our chat last year. We cover Conan the Barbarian in a big way, along with Dungeons & Dragons, Young Squadron, Let Them Live, and more. So much great material here.

Here’s just the audio:
Listen to “Conan Suicide Squad D&D With Jim Zub” on Spreaker.

Absolute Comics – Talking Conan

Talking about Conan with Sal and Benny on Absolute Comics was a blast. Check it out!

Conan and More with the Marvelists

The Marvelists · Creating Comics, Conan, and More with Jim Zub

I was a guest on the Marvelists podcast, talking up a storm about Conan the Barbarian.

Talking About Conan’s Trek to the Land of the Lotus, with Newsarama

I spoke to Lan Pitts at Newsarama all about my upcoming second story arc of Conan the Barbarian, starting with issue #19 in March, and this interview includes an exclusive first look at full color pages from Cory Smith and Israel Silva, our new regular art team on the series. Check it out!

YOUNG SQUADRON – One-Shot Special in May

Just announced on ComicBook.com – Steven Cummings (Wayward, Champions) and I are back for the Heroes Reborn version of Miles, Kamala and Sam – the YOUNG SQUADRON!

This one-shot special shows how our young champions have been influenced by a different trio of heroes, with a cover by the incomparable Karl Kerschl!

Check out the solicitation info and Steven’s character designs below-

HEROES REBORN: YOUNG SQUADRON #1

JIM ZUB (W) • STEVEN CUMMINGS (A) • COVER BY KARL KERSCHL

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 true, 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.

Talking Pre-Orders on Comic POP!

Over on Comic Pop, Sal and I talk PRE-ORDERS: the business of comics, retail, direct market and much more. It’s a fun and frantic dive into distribution, publishing, fans keeping their favorites alive and more.

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