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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 – 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-



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.

Watch and share:

From the Vault: SUICIDE SQUAD

SURPRISE, I have a new release today from DC Comics!!

LET THEM LIVE: UNPUBLISHED TALES FROM THE DC VAULT #1 is a digital-first release that finally unveils a SUICIDE SQUAD done-in-one issue I wrote way back in 2011. It was my first script ever written for the Big Two.

Story – Jim Zub
Line Art – Tradd Moore
Colors – Felipe Sobreiro
Letters – Nate Piekos

Huge thanks to editors Katie Kubert and Marie Javins for helping Ambush Bug steal this story from the vaults so everyone can finally read it.

It’s my first DC Comics release in 7 years. I hope there’s more to come in the months ahead. 🙂

Conan the Barbarian #19 Preview Artwork

Here are pages by our new Conan the Barbarian art team starting in March – pencils by Cory Smith and inks by Roberto Poggi.

Arriving in April: Conan the Barbarian #20

Arriving in April. Pre-order now!

Story by JIM ZUB
Variant Cover by DAN PANOSIAN

• CONAN must escape the Khitai royal guard while stalking through an uncharted land and battling the forces of nature that would see him fall!
• But is his new comrade MEIWEI everything she seems?
• And what secrets do HENG THE INSURGENT and his roving bandits hide?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory $3.99

Final Order Cut-Off 03/15/21
On sale date 04/07/21

Comic Book Club Live: Conan and More

I was a guest on Comic Book Club Live with Pete LePage, Justin Tyler, and Alex Zalben. I talked up a storm about Conan the Barbarian and other fun comic projects in the wings. Check it out!