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SyFy Wire On Stage Interview at NYCC 2019

At NYCC on Friday I spoke to Courtney Enlow from SyFy Wire all about Dungeons & Dragons: Rick and Morty VS D&D the comic, the game set, the Young Adventurer’s Guide, Infernal Tides, and more.

Check out the interview below, or head straight to YouTube to watch the video!

IGN Feature on the D&D Surge in Popularity

I’m one of the creators featured in this IGN video on the surge in popularity of Dungeons & Dragons.
Check out the video below and read the article HERE.

Talking Serpent War With CBR

I spoke with Dave Richards at CBR all about CONAN: SERPENT WAR, bringing together Conan, Moon Knight, Solomon Kane, Dark Agnes, and more in a swirling sword& sorcery spectacle.

Give it a read, check out the exclusive interior art preview, and get ready for a ride starting in December.

Jim Zub at New York Comic Con 2019!

October brings one of the largest pop culture conventions in the world with New York Comic Con.
I’ll be set up in Artist Alley at TABLE A-30, signing books throughout the show.

Artist Alley TABLE A-30

In addition, I have some signings and a special panel:
Thursday, October 3
1:00pm to 2:00pm – Signing at IDW Publishing – BOOTH 1844

Friday, October 4
11:00am to Noon – Signing at Oni Press – BOOTH 2028
7:45 pm to 9:15 pm – Rick and Morty VS D&D LIVE PLAY! – Javits Center ROOM 1B03
5th edition D&D meets Rick and Morty dimension-crashing sass! Dungeon Master Jim Zub (co-writer of Rick and Morty™ VS D&D) will run a panel of foolhardy gaming and comic guests through an encounter torn from the pages of the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons VS Rick and Morty™ official RPG adventure. You’ll laugh, you’ll wince, you might even win some prizes – don’t miss it!

Saturday, October 5
11:00am to Noon – Signing at Oni Press – BOOTH 2028
3:00pm to 3:45pm – Signing – Jim Zub and Stacy King at Random House – BOOTH 2205

Talking Young Adventurer’s Guides with Ken and Robin

Game designers Ken Hite and Robin Laws interviewed me about the D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide series and we talk about bringing new people into tabletop gaming.

The interview starts at the 16 minute 40 second mark of the podcast.

Talking Sentry and Beyond With Newsarama

I spoke to George Marston at Newsarama all about the exciting cliffhanger to Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #1 where we revealed the source of evil energy the agents were investigating is Sentry. Click on through and give it a read.

Savage Sword of Conan #9 Reviews

Comic Book.com: 8/10 “When you think of Conan, you think of him swinging his sword mightily at anything in his path, with almost the entire first half of the issue devoted to the entertaining bout. The final issue in this arc wraps up an engaging adventure featuring the Barbarian”

ComicPOP: “A fun over-the-top story about a situation where a sword may not always be the answer.”

Pop Mythology: “Swords and sorcery are really Jim Zub’s thing in this tale of Conan overcoming a gambling den with that which always sees him through: his powerful sword arm and an indomitable spirit.”

Weird Science Marvel Comics: 8.7/10 “Readers will quickly enjoy an entertaining anecdote that steals their attention from page one and locks them in until the very end. The issue is well-paced, easy to follow, and emphasizes the true characteristics of the great, Crom-fearing, Cimmerian.”

Rick and Morty VS D&D II #1 Reviews!

Bubble Blabber: 8/10 “an excellent start to what should be another brilliant series…The adventures are only going to get bigger and badder from here.”

But Why Tho?: 10/10 “It captures every ounce of essence from the show. It pays homage in an honest way to the Dnd routes, without sacrificing on the comedic nature of Rick And Morty.”

Caped-Joel: 8.5/10 “Zub really expands on the concept in interesting ways while also taking time to make a lot of clever and funny observations about just how popular Dungeons & Dragons has gotten over the past couple years as a cultural phenomenon.”

Convention Collective: “The art in this book is so darn fun. All the small details in D&D weapons and worlds are lovingly placed and a joy to look at. The environments are so carefully crafted and make it easy to see the panels come to life as you read.”

Do You Even Comic Book?: 9/10 “This book is precisely what it promises to be and has a fun time with the lore of both series that fans of both series can enjoy.”

Fanboy Factor: “It’s a maelstrom of mayhem, foul-mouthed mouthing-off, consumer satirism and just plain Painscape!”

Hero Press: “perfectly captures both the voice of the Rick and Morty show and the essence of freewheeling Dungeons & Dragons fun in this hilarious new chapter in the lives of our crass protagonists.”

Kabooooom: 10/10 “Jim Zub does a fantastic job of depicting gamer humor through the lens of Rick & Morty, with Rick insulting nerds by calling them bard-lovers. Troy Little’s art captures the look of the show well enough, while bringing in some suitably nightmarish creatures straight from the Monster Manual”

Pullbox: 10/10 “This is a perfect team for seemingly perfect project!…A must have for any D&D or Adult Swim fan!”

Villain Media: “Fueled by absurdities and hilarious visual gags, Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons: Chapter II: Painscape #1 lands its wisecracks with ease.”

Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #1 Reviews

Adventures In Poor Taste: “A good fight comic that offers something a little different for the hardcore Marvel fan.”

Black Nerd Problems: 8.5/10 “It’s a delightful array of B-list super heroes that just fall short of qualifying for the Avengers (Except for the Wasp and Okoye, they slap). This is a standard early super team book with a special charm because of how underutilized these characters are.”

Caped-Joel: 9/10 “All in all, I thought this was an excellent first issue and if you’re on the fence about reading this book, get off the fence because this is a great comic book right here.”

Comic Book.com: 8/10 “…it’s off to a promising start and Lan Medina’s art is impressive.”

Comic Book Resources: “With one of the most offbeat, eclectic casts in a Marvel team book ever, Jim Zub and Lan Medina’s opening issue is a stark reminder that superhero comics can and should be fun as it embraces the zanier side of the Marvel Universe while balancing its inspired roster.”

Chillmonger: “It was good, nice and necessary, and we’ll see where it goes.”

Comic Book University: “All the characters are handled well in this book…This one deserves to be on your pull-list.”

Comics Beat: “Jim Zub, Lan Medina, and Marcio Menyz introduce the strange array of characters and the concept that’s brought them all together well, and tell a fun story about a team that’s still finding their footing. The last page character reveal/cliffhanger certainly has me interested to see what’s next.”

Do You Even Comic Book?: 8/10 “Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda is well put together and exciting with art that supports the action taking place. Jim Zub shines writing these characters and surprises the reader with some twists.”

DVS Gaming: “Although I am not totally familiar with the characters, their voices become stronger and sharper further into the issue. The biggest surprise to me is Fat Cobra. His cavalier attitude is entertaining because it coupled with a lot of capability and power.”

Fanboy Planet: “writer Jim Zub and artist Lan Medina announce their intention to create a book that does what superhero comics should — thrill and amuse.”

Major Spoilers: 8.3/10 “There is not a lot of exposition, not a lot of set-up, you learn what you need to know while the adventure unfolds. No information dump here, it’s fast running action that catches you up as you go and gives you enough hints to understand without spelling it out. Zub is giving us good, clean writing that thrills.”

Monkeys Fighting Robots: “You might not know a lot about the Agents of Wakanda right now but it’s only a matter of time before some of them become breakout stars.”

Multiversity Comics: 8.9/10 “The fantastic and well-paced script is complemented by fantastic and well-paced artwork. Artist Lan Medina is a comic book veteran, and his talents are on full display in “Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda” #1. His artwork blends old school dynamic action with modern facial expressions and shading, which is both easy to follow and fun to look at.”

Newsarama: “Medina’s artwork here is spectacular — car chases are really hard to pull off in static imagery, but Medina uses a few select dynamic images to not only convey the action, but to engage the reader’s imagination.”

Old Man Wade: 10/10 “a Wakandan funded team of superheroes instills confidence that any outside threat can be dealt with eventually, so the tension will primarily come from the team members themselves and how a hostile world will react to a much more proactive Wakanda.”

On Comics Ground: “Okoye, Wasp, Man-Wolf, and Fat Cobra interact hilariously. The action is solid and the art is great”

Paradox Comics Group: “an interesting start and plenty of potential. Zub sensibly avoids heralding them as the ‘next big thing’ and does what he arguably does best: taking minor characters and throwing them together, allowing us to learn about them as they learn about each other.”

The Pullbox: “Zub’s concept for this series plumbs the vasty richness of the Marvel Universe, seeking its dark, dusty and untended corners, while remaining fresh, new and accessible to even the casual fan.”

Sequential Planet: 7.7/10 “Comics like this, with a cast of out of the way characters like Man-Wolf and Fat Cobra, end up being a lot of fun. And you know what? This issue is a lot of fun. The story is good, the art is good, what’s not to like about this comic?”

Super Powered Fancast: 8.6/10 “Zub has subtly introduced conflicts, motivations and side stories that have gotten my attention and the final reveal at the end of this issue was both surprising and intriguing. Lan Medina does an amazing job with the art in this issue. The characters look great and the action is well done.”

Newsarama Interview About Wrapping up on Iron Man

George Marston at Newsarama interviewed me about moving on from Tony Stark: Iron Man and what’s coming down the line for everyone’s favorite Armored Avenger. Check it out.