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Marvel Zub Comics Arriving in June 2020

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #17 (Legacy #292)
JIM ZUB (W) • ROBERT GILL (A) • Cover by E.M. GIST
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
“THE CURSE OF THE NIGHTSTAR” CLAIMS CONAN!
CONAN has escaped the Great Crucible, but his “March to Khitai” has just begun! Conan now possesses the TOOTH OF THE NIGHTSTAR, a mighty weapon liberated from the Uttara Kuru leadership. But if he’s not careful, the sword will possess him! A dark force is bound to the mystic blade, a spirit hungering for souls—including the Cimmerian’s! And It. Must. Feed!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

EMPYRE: AVENGERS #3 (of 3)
Jim Zub (W) • Carlos Magno (A) • COVER BY Paul Renaud
Variant cover by Paco Medina
Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are caught in a conflict against nature itself as the soul of the Savage Land hangs in the balance.
Guest-starring Ka-Zar, Shanna the She-Devil and the macabre Man-Thing!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

EMPYRE: THE INVASION OF WAKANDA #2 (OF 3)
Jim Zub (W) • LAN MEDINA (A)
COVER BY Dustin Weaver
VARIANT COVER BY KIM JACINTO
WAKANDA UNDER SIEGE!
• Alien weapons, psychic spirits, ancient magic — T’Challa prepared for war, but not even he could have foreseen the forces now brought to bear against his homeland.
• If the Great Vibranium Mound is lost to these invaders, our planet will follow…
• Yibambe!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

MARVEL COMICS: THE WORLD OUTSIDE YOUR WINDOW TPB
Written by JOE SIMON, STAN LEE, STEVE GERBER, DAVID MICHELINIE, CHRIS CLAREMONT, SCOTT LOBDELL, PETER DAVID, J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI, JOHN NEY RIEBER, ZEB WELLS, MARJORIE LIU, G. WILLOW WILSON, JIM ZUB & MORE
Penciled by JACK KIRBY, GIL KANE, GENE COLAN, JOHN ROMITA JR., BUTCH GUICE, MARK PACELLA, RICHARD BENNETT, GARY FRANK, JOHN CASSADAY, TODD NAUCK, MIKE PERKINS, MIRKA ANDOLFO, SEAN IZAAKSE & MORE
Cover by STÉPHANE 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 (2016) #24 and material from CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #2 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) #583.
320 PGS./Rated T+ …$34.99
ISBN: 978-1-302-92353-2

True North Country Podcast Interview

I spoke to John Swinimer at the True North Country podcast all about Dungeons & Dragons, Alpha Flight, superhero continuity, research for writing projects, Empyre, and more. Give it a listen!

Talking Wizards & Spells With Nerdophiles

I spoke to Sam Wildman at Nerdophiles all about latest D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide, WIZARDS & SPELLS! Check out the interview for details on how we developed the series and explain the worlds of magic available to characters in Dungeons & Dragons.

Reading Material: SKULLKICKERS + WAYWARD Vol. 1 for FREE

2020 has thrown us all a bunch of curve balls and it looks like a lot of people are going to be home bound over the course of the next few weeks, possibly even months. In that case, you and your friends might need some extra reading material on your tablet or laptop.

Over on my Patreon page, free of charge and with no strings attached, are two full volumes of my comics:

https://www.patreon.com/posts/34846589

SKULLKICKERS is a bit like Deadpool meets Dungeons & Dragons. It’s an irreverent sword & sorcery action-comedy.

WAYWARD is a bit like Buffy in Japan, a supernatural teen drama set in modern Tokyo.

Enjoy, share, and be good to each other.

Jim Zub

Talking Wizards & Spells with ComicBook.com

I spoke to Christian Hoffer at ComicBook.com all about Wizards & Spells, the latest D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide. Click on through to find out how our team introduces the magical side of Dungeons & Dragons to new players!

Young Adventurer’s Guides Overview

Matthew Perkins put together a wonderful video overview of the D&D Young Adventurer’s Guides and some of the ways we focused on story over stats.

“These Young Adventurer’s Guides activate that long dormant piece of my brain that I haven’t used since childhood, that wondrous imagination. I love thinking this way.”

Talking Wizards & Spells With the Vintage RPG Podcast

I spoke to Stu and John from the Vintage RPG podcast all about Wizards & Spells, the newest D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide, arriving in bookshops everywhere tomorrow! Give it a listen.

Syfy Wire Interview All About Wizards & Spells

Josh Weiss at SyFy Wire interviewed me about the latest D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide – Wizards & Spells! We talk about magic in the worlds of D&D and encouraging new players to use their imaginations, along with an exclusive peek at pages from the book. Check it out!

Wizards & Spells arrives in bookstores on March 10th.

Nerdist Previews Wizards & Spells

Nerdist has an exclusive preview of the fourth D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide – Wizards & Spells!
Click on through to check out a sneak peek at magic-wielding character classes, spell profiles, and magic items!

Wizards & Spells arrives in stores on March 10th!

Not At Emerald City Comic Con This Year

After discussing the events happening in Washington State and the extensive travel Stacy and I hope to be taking through the rest of 2020, we’ve decided that setting up at Emerald City Comic Con next week isn’t a risk we’re willing to take, so unfortunately we’re bowing out of the show this year. My apologies.

The number of convention goers I interact with, the extensive social interactions that make ECCC such a special show for Stacy and I…we can already tell that it’s going to be a very different kind of event this year and, with both the financial and time commitment involved, we had to make this choice. That’s not through any fault of the Reedpop crew or the amazing fans in Seattle, it’s just the broader state of events currently out of our control.

I’m less worried about personally getting ill than the risk of the show being cancelled soon after we arrive or, more importantly, possibly transferring a virus to my family, friends, or students here in Toronto. This year is extra special for me, career-wise, and I’d love to celebrate that in a big way but it’ll have to wait until another event.

I hope I’m wrong and everything in Seattle goes smoothly. Wishing all of you well.

Thank you for your understanding.
Jim