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Champions Annual #1 Reviews

Caped-Joel: 8/10 “It was an absolute joy. I think stories like this are indicative of the personality and flare Jim Zub brings to the world of Champions and its characters.”

ComicBook.com: 10/10 “Equal parts entertaining and powerful, this issue is fantastic from start to finish. It’s also worth noting that Snowguard is quickly become one of the most interesting characters in Marvel’s extensive lineup, and I would be first in line to buy a solo series.”

Comic-Watch: 9/10 “Marcus To is always, always a welcome artist on any book because his work is spectacular – smooth and detailed, lively and expressive. He’s given quite a bit to do here, especially when it comes to creating some of the mythical beings and monsters that Amka has to come up against, and he pulls it off very well.”

Comicon.com: “Champions Annual #1 is the spotlight that Snowguard both needed and deserved. She is the newest hero to have joined the Champions, and, here, we get to learn more about her and her home. She’s another great new hero, and Jim Zub and Nyla Innuksuk knocked it out of the park in writing this issue.”

Geeked Out Nation: 9/10 “A special supersized issue was the best use of time to flesh out the backstory of a character when the average issue can only offer so much to satisfy.”

WhatCulture: “It is the quintessential example of how to keep a superhero book feeling like a superhero book while also pushing an underlying message. The art by Marcus To is vibrant and sharp, keeping the energy flowing from action to dialogue and back.”

Marvel Comics Arriving March 2019


AVENGERS: NO ROAD HOME #4 (OF 10)
AL EWING, MARK WAID & JIM ZUB (W) • SEAN IZAAKSE (A)
Cover by YASMINE PUTRI
CONNECTING VARIANT COVER BY MARKO DJURDJEVIC (1 OF 4)
THE ALL-NEW WEEKLY AVENGERS EVENT CONTINUES!
Who is the Queen of Night? What brought Nyx to wage war on the gods themselves? Witness the origin of the Avengers’ latest, greatest foe!
LEGACY #711
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AVENGERS: NO ROAD HOME #5 (OF 10)
AL EWING, JIM ZUB & MARK WAID (W) • SEAN IZAAKSE (A)
Cover by YASMINE PUTRI
CONNECTING VARIANT COVER BY MARKO DJURDJEVIC (2 OF 4)
THE ALL-NEW WEEKLY AVENGERS EVENT CONTINUES!
As the Scarlet Witch works to escape Nyx’s prison of darkness, the Hulk takes on Hypnos, Lord of Sleep, in the realm of Nightmare!
LEGACY #712
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AVENGERS: NO ROAD HOME #6 & 7 (OF 10)
AL EWING, MARK WAID & JIM ZUB (W)
Issue #6 – SEAN IZAAKSE • Issue #7 – PACO MEDINA (A)
Cover by YASMINE PUTRI
Issue #6 – CONNECTING VARIANT COVER BY MARKO DJURDJEVIC (3 OF 4)
Issue #6 – VARIANT COVER BY TBA
Issue #6 – VARIANT COVER BY JIM CHEUNG
Issue #6 – VARIANT COVER BY ALEX ROSS
Issue #7 – CONNECTING VARIANT COVER BY MARKO DJURDJEVIC (4 OF 4)
THE ALL-NEW WEEKLY AVENGERS EVENT CONTINUES!
ISSUE #6 – Welcome to the Hyborian Age, Wanda Maximoff — hope you survive the experience! An extra-long Conan epic like you’ve never seen before!
ISSUE #7 – Spectrum takes command as the Avengers take the fight to the Queen of Night — but whose side is Conan on?
LEGACY #713 – ISSUE #6 – 40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99
LEGACY #714 – ISSUE #7 – 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99


CHAMPIONS #3
JIM ZUB (W) • STEVEN CUMMINGS (A)
Cover by KIM JACINTO
SPIDER-MAN VILLAINS
VARIANT COVER BY MIKE MCKONE
• The ultimate sacrifice or the ultimate betrayal?
• Ms. Marvel will find out the truth, even if it kills her…
• Jim Zub (AVENGERS, UNCANNY AVENGERS) and Steven Cummings (Wayward, Legends of the Dark Knight) take the Champions into new territory, and the team will never be the same.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99


MARVEL COMICS: THE WORLD OUTSIDE YOUR WINDOW HC
Written by JOE SIMON, STAN LEE, STEVE GERBER, BOB LAYTON, DAVID MICHELINIE, CHRIS CLAREMONT, SCOTT LOBDELL, PETER DAVID, J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI, JOHN NEY RIEBER, MARJORIE LIU, G. WILLOW WILSON, JIM ZUB, ZEB WELLS
Penciled by JACK KIRBY, GIL KANE, GENE COLAN, JOHN ROMITA JR., JACKSON GUICE, MARK PACELLA, RICHARD BENNETT, GARY FRANK, JOHN CASSADAY, MIKE PERKINS, MIRKA ANDOLFO, SEAN IZAAKSE, TODD NAUCK
Cover by STEPHANE ROUX
The Marvel Universe has always reflected the world outside your window — from the moment Captain America charged into battle in World War II, to the present day! Marvel’s characters face relevant and real-life issues alongside their extraordinary adventures — from grappling with alcoholism, to participating in politics, to celebrating diversity and everything in between! These powerful stories from Marvel’s 80-year history feature iconic heroes tackling heavy-hitting subjects including drug abuse, teen suicide, HIV, terrorism, school shootings and more.

Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) 97, HOWARD THE DUCK (1976) 8, IRON MAN (1968) 128, NEW MUTANTS (1983) 45, ALPHA FLIGHT (1983) 106, UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) 303, INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) 420, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) 36, CAPTAIN AMERICA (2002) 1, ASTONISHING X-MEN (2004) 51, MS. MARVEL (2015) 13, CHAMPIONS (2018) 24; material from CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS 2, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) 583.
320 PGS./Rated T+ …$50.00
ISBN: 978-1-302-91872-9
Trim size: oversized

Dynamic Forces Interview About Champions #1

I spoke to Byron Brewer at Dynamic Forces all about our Champions relaunch arriving in stores on January 2nd, 2018. We cover a lot of great information. Give it a read!

Elegant Weapon Podcast Interview

Back in October at New York Comic Con I spoke to J.M. Clark at the Elegant Weapon Podcast about social media, writing tutorials, plugging away on comic projects, and more! My voice is pretty scratchy here because this interview was recorded Sunday after a busy, busy weekend of convention-ing. Give it a listen!

Newsarama Interview About CHAMPIONS #1

I spoke to Chris Arrant at Newsarama about our new CHAMPIONS #1 arriving in early January: who’s on the team, their expanded mission, a new hero, and dark secrets.

THIS is the article you need to read to get ready for CHAMPIONS #1 in January.

Please share far and wide, (and tell your local comic shop you want to pre-order). Thanks for the support, gang!

The Avengers meets Conan the Barbarian in ‘Avengers: No Road Home’ this March

New York, NY–December 7, 2018–The all-new weekly Avengers event continues in March with an epic story from Al Ewing, Mark Waid, and Jim Zub, with art by Sean Izaakse and Paco Medina – and the famed barbarian himself is slashing his way into the Marvel Universe in AVENGERS: NO ROAD HOME!

It all starts when The Scarlet Witch enters the Hyborian Age, and continues when the Avengers take their fight to the Queen of the Night! And while Conan and the Avengers will fight together, the question remains…whose side is Conan really on?

It’s an action-filled, jam-packed story that you won’t want to miss, and it all starts in AVENGERS: NO ROAD HOME #6 – when the Marvel Universe will be forever changed, by Crom!

AVENGERS: NO ROAD HOME #6
Written by AL EWING, MARK WAID, JIM ZUB
Art by SEAN IZAAKSE
Cover by YASMINE PUTRI
On Sale 3/20/19

Imposter Syndrome Article

I contributed to Matt O’Keefe’s new article on The Comics Beat all about Imposter Syndrome and the fears creative people have around their work and success. Give it a read.

Arriving in Feb: Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons #1 – Director’s Cut Edition

Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons #1 – Director’s Cut Edition
(W) Jim Zub, Patrick Rothfuss
(A) Troy Little
(CA) Alex Cormack

Re-presenting the sold-out first issue in deluxe format! This special edition includes excerpts from Patrick Rothfuss and Jim Zub’s original script, work-in-progress process pages from the art table of Troy Little, and a section of some of the rare and hard-to-find covers! Presented in conjunction with Oni Press! Patrick Rothfuss, the multiple award-winning, bestselling author of The Kingkiller Chronicle series, joins Dungeons & Dragons fan-favorite Jim Zub (Avengers, Wayward) on a tri-dimensional fantasy adventure!
In Shops: Feb 20, 2019

Unreliable Narrators Podcast

I spoke to the gang at the Unreliable Narrator podcast all about comics, conventions, storytelling and more. Give it a listen:

Zub at PAX Unplugged 2018!

This weekend I’ll be at PAX Unplugged, the Penny Arcade Expo’s tabletop gaming and RPG show happening in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! I’m a guest of ONI Press, the co-publisher of Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons, and will be signing at their booth (BOOTH #2813) throughout the weekend, as well as sketching Rick and Morty characters on the Rick and Morty VS D&D sketch covers they’ll have in stock. Come on by and snag a copy, or bring other Zub comics in your collection to get signed!

In addition, lots of other friends and publishers I’ve worked with will be at the show:
IDW Games (who will be demoing the Wayward Board Game) are at BOOTH #3148.
Paizo (home of the Pathfinder RPG) is at BOOTH #2825.
Pandasaurus Games (home of game designer Jonathon Gilmour) are at BOOTH #1956.
Renegade Games (publisher of the Kids On Bikes tabletop RPG) is at BOOTH #2713.
Wizards of the Coast (the home of Dungeons & Dragons) are at BOOTH #3025.