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I’m a Surprise Guest at WonderCon in Anaheim This Weekend!

After announcing and launching STONE STAR, our surprise brand new creator-owned series from comiXology Originals on Wednesday, Max Dunbar and I are surprise guests at WonderCon in Anaheim this weekend to celebrate the launch and see fans! If you’re headed to the show, come to BOOTH #2151 for free STONE STAR swag!

Friday, March 29
2:00-3:00pm Comixology Originals: What’s Next

The biggest news in comics is comiXology’s exclusive digital content program: comiXology Originals. Now you can join comiXology’s head of content Chip Mosher and a surprise all-star cast of comic creators to get the scoop on an all-new, yet-to-be-announced, comiXology Originals series direct from the creators making it! They’ll wow the crowd with stories on the process of bringing creator-owned comics to life and what it’s like pushing the envelope with digital comics and beyond. Moderated by comiXology’s Kiersten Wing.

3:30-4:00pm FREE Limited Edition Stone Star prints to be given away at BOOTH 2151

Saturday, March 30
12:30-1:30pm Breaking in and Staying in Comics

Like with any creative field, comics is a tough business to break into, and possibly tougher to stay in, but fear not! This panel of comics veterans from across the creative and administrative spectrum of comics are here to help! See this panel of comics superstars including Jim Zub (Avengers, Dungeons & Dragons), Max Dunbar (Champions, Teen Titans), Chip Mosher (comiXology head of content), Ivan Salazar (comiXology PR and events), and more surprise panelists as they teach you the tricks of the trade to break in and stay in comics, possibly for life. Moderated by comiXology’s Kiersten Wing.

2:00-3:00pm FREE Limited Edition Stone Star prints to be given away at BOOTH 2151

5:00-6:00pm Signing at IDW Publishing – BOOTH #1109

Sunday, March 31
2:00-3:00pm Comics 101: Making Sense of the World of Comics

Just getting into comics but not sure where to start? This panel can help! Hear from some of the industry’s best and brightest including Jim Zub (Avengers, Dungeons & Dragons), Max Dunbar (Champions, Teen Titans), Mark Sable (The Dark, Graveyard of Empires), Biserka Stringer Horne (comics editor and facilitator), Ivan Salazar (comiXology PR and events), and more special panelists as they impart their vast comic knowledge by personally recommending series just right for you! See the eternal comics fans at comiXology along with a riveting panel of comics superstars as they become your guides through the awesome world of comics! Moderated by comiXology’s Kiersten Wing.

3:30-4:00pm FREE Limited Edition Stone Star prints to be given away at BOOTH 2151

STONE STAR!

ComiXology Originals Announces STONE STAR,
A Sci-Fi Action-Adventure Comic Series
by Jim Zub and Max Dunbar

Available Digitally Starting Today
Now Included Exclusively in Prime Reading, Kindle Unlimited and comiXology Unlimited

March 27, 2019 – New York, NY – ComiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comics service, dropped a surprise new series today, the first issue of Stone Star, a 5-part sci-fi, action-adventure comic series by Jim Zub (Champions, Avengers: No Road Home, Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons) and Max Dunbar (Champions, Dungeons & Dragons). Stone Star #1 is digitally available to read now for members of Prime Reading, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited and is also available for sale on comiXology and Kindle for $2.99.

Stone Star is a mobile asteroid where entertainment abounds, and competition and celebrity are intertwined. Gladiators fight to find their fortune, but there are other secrets lurking beneath the surface as a new season begins. Evoking the very best of science fiction, cyberpunk, and modern-day sports entertainment, Stone Star follows the story of Dail, a teenage thief who is pulled into the arena and has to decide where his loyalties lie. Zub and Dunbar have created a fast-paced adventure full of stunning sights, intense action, and colorful characters.

“Stone Star is a wild mix of everything that ignited my imagination growing up – strange creatures with a fantasy flare, weird worlds, and unexpected danger,” says writer Jim Zub. “Max is channeling that excitement and unleashing it on every page with a level of kinetic action and detail that readers have never seen from him before.”

“It’s exciting to surprise fans with a new series no one knew was coming,” said comiXology Originals Head of Content Chip Mosher. “We love Stone Star – Zub and Dunbar have really delivered the goods and we know that new and existing comic fans will enjoy the heck out of this rollicking sci-fi adventure. And with digital distribution we can surprise and delight readers everywhere with new content they didn’t know was coming. It’s a blast!”

In celebration of this surprise announcement, Jim Zub and Max Dunbar will be at WonderCon—March 29-31 in Anaheim, CA—to promote and discuss Stone Star. The two creators will be signing two exclusive, limited edition giveaway posters, illustrated by Max Dunbar and available from their table at Booth #2151.

Avengers: No Road Home #6 Reviews

Adventures In Poor Taste: 9/10 “Marvel Comics has cleverly snuck a Conan comic into an Avenger comic with great results. This has everything you’d want in a Conan book”

Caped-Joel: “A high point in a series that’s already been filled with lots of high points.”

Comic Book University: “This was a great comic book, dare I say the best in the series so far? I think I’ve said that about every issue.”

ComicBook.com: 8/10 “Conan and Scarlet Witch are the focus of the entire issue, and they’re a fantastic pairing as the elements of magic and brutality make for a wonderful duet. It’ll be exciting to see where their story goes from here.”

Comic-Watch: 9.1/10 “Avengers: No Road Home #6 manages to execute a neat magic trick– to fold Conan into the Marvel Universe without it seeming forced or sloppy but fully organic to the essence of the character.”

Comics: The Gathering: 9/10 “The fast takeaway is that the creators have sneakily inserted a Conan comic (a really good Conan comic) into their Avengers event. But that’s not the whole story. This is also a good Avengers comic. It’s even a pretty dang good Scarlet Witch comic.”

Detail Comics: “I’m a real big fan of Avengers: No Road Home and I think #6, while a strong departure from the rest of the story line, is still a really solidly put together issue that’s going to keep people coming back for more.”

Do You Even Comic Book?!: 8/10 “In all, this has been a fun, beautifully-drawn adventure so far, and I’m excited to see how the story goes, especially with the addition of Conan.”

Embrace Your Geekness: “I love this book after six issues. It has taken a non-typical Avengers threat and weaved an amazing story with some exceptional character moments.”

Fortress Of Solitude: 8.5/10 “Avengers: No Road Home #6 was a great fantasy epic portion of the story that added Conan into the plot and teamed him with Scarlet Witch. That team-up was a really awesome pairing.”

Legion Of Myth: 9/10 “I can’t believe it. Conan in the Avengers is good. I’m really liking it. I thought it was dumb as an idea, but I’m really liking it now.”

Monkeys Fighting Robots: 8/10 “Readers will appreciate the addition without feeling robbed of their Avengers story. Zub, Waid, and Ewing are expanding the heroes’ landscape in a remarkable way.”

Newsarama: 10/10 “the team here really rises to the occasion, for the audience and the story, making Conan’s modern Marvel debut feel like the moment it should be. By Crom, I can’t wait for more.”

You Don’t Read Comics: “Izaakse’s art carries the same aggressive weight in the world of Conan that it does in the Marvel Universe, which keeps the story feeling quite fluid in the weird Hyborean fugue that dominates this issue.”

SyFy Wire Interview

During Emerald City Comic Con, Max Dunbar and I spoke to Whitney Moore at the SyFy Channel all about Dungeons & Dragons comics, including the crazy cross-over in Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons. Find out how the comics got started, our favorite parts of working on D&D and a whole lot more.

CBR Interview About Conan and the Avengers

Al Ewing, Mark Waid, and I chatted with Dave Richards at Comic Book Resources all about the new issue of Avengers: No Road Home where the Scarlet Witch adventures in Hyboria with the world’s greatest barbarian. Give it a read!

Avengers: No Road Home #5 Reviews

Adventures In Poor Taste: 9.5/10 “A great issue that everyone will be talking about. Seriously, even if you’re not reading this check it out. You won’t be disappointed.”

Caped-Joel: 8.5/10 “We’re hitting the halfway point of this story and it’s still not slowing down.”

Comic Book University: “The cover is the epitome of bad ass and the comic itself is the epitome of gorgeous. Every person involved in this deserves a raise.”

Comic-Watch: 8.8/10 “The art by Sean Isaakse was excellent as it has been throughout the series, Hulk in particular looked menacing as hell.”

Comics: The Gathering: 9/10 “This is a delightful payoff for sticking with the series so far and a powerful argument in favour of staying tuned for future developments.”

Fortress Of Solitude: 8.5/10 “Avengers: No Road Home #5 continues the fast-paced action and fantastic story as the Avengers finally get a leg up over Nyx.”

Sci-Fi Pulse: “There are several terrific scenes for many heroes, with many deserving applause…This is a winning book.”

You Don’t Read Comics: “Zub, Waid and Ewing juggle the two-ended story with considerable flair throughout the issue.”

Marvel Zub Comics June 2019

Arriving in June. Pre-order now…

CHAMPIONS #6
Written by JIM ZUB
Art by JUANAN RAMIREZ
Cover by KIM JACINTO

MARVELS 25TH TRIBUTE VARIANT COVER BY INHYUK LEE
WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
A global team vs a global threat! The Champions must hold the line or Earth will fall to creatures and chaos! Even if they succeed, these young heroes are about to lose one of their own…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

CHAMPIONS BY JIM ZUB VOL. 1: BEAT THE DEVIL TPB
Written by JIM ZUB
Penciled by STEVEN CUMMINGS
Cover by KIM JACINTO

The world still needs heroes — and there are heroes all over the world! A new era begins as the Champions go global! Under Ms. Marvel’s leadership, an army of young adventurers is saving people and improving lives across the planet — but something sinister lurks beneath the surface. A dark secret that could destroy the team and everything they stand for! When the dream is at stake, what would you be willing to sacrifice to keep it alive? One of the Champions makes a choice that will haunt them for the rest of their days, and now the villain behind that decision has everything they need to shatter the next generation of heroes! Is this the ultimate sacrifice or the ultimate betrayal? Ms. Marvel will find out the truth, even if it kills her.
Collecting CHAMPIONS (2019) #1-4.
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$15.99
ISBN: 978-1-302-91671-8

Dragon Talk Interview

I spoke to hosts Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble to discus Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons and the upcoming D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide series in this Dragon Talk podcast recording.

Dragon Plus Interview

I spoke to Bart Carroll at Dragon Magazine and Adam Lee, story lead on Dungeons & Dragons, all about Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons and the D&D Young Adventurer’s Guides.

Check it out!

D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide: Warriors & Weapons Samples

Last week we announced the D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide series coming from Ten Speed Press. This week I’m happy to show you some of the interiors and new artwork being produced for Warriors & Weapons, the second book in the series.

Here’s the introduction to D&D’s major fantasy character races:

Since this book is aimed at younger readers, we added in some of the animal races as well – the Tabaxi, Kenku, and Tortles.

The profile on elves:

The illustrated section on Medium Armor:

and Minsc, our legendary Ranger:

The first two D&D Young Adventurer’s Guides arrive in stores on July 16th.

You can find out more details here:
http://www.jimzub.com/the-dd-young-adventurers-guides-launch-july-16-2019/