Category Archives: Conan

Talking About Conan With Nerd Caliber

I spoke to Nerd Caliber all about writing Conan the Barbarian – inspirations, conflict, pulp fantasy, and more. Check it out!

Marvel Zub Comics Arriving September 2021


CONAN THE BARBARIAN #25 (Legacy #300)
JIM ZUB, CHRISTOPHER PRIEST, LARRY HAMA & DAN SLOTT (W)
CORY SMITH, ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, PAUL DAVIDSON & MARCOS Martín (A)
Cover by GEOFF SHAW
Variant Cover by DANIEL ACUÑA
Variant Cover by KEVIN EASTMAN • Variant Cover by PEACH MOMOKO
Hidden Gem Variant Cover by ALEX TOTH
VARIANT COVER BY MR. GARCIN • VARIANT COVER BY DAN PANOSIAN
BLANK VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE
ON-SALE 09/08/21

CELEBRATING 300 ISSUES OF CONAN THE BARBARIAN…AND THE RETURN OF BÊLIT!

By Crom and Mitra, it’s been 300 issues since Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith first brought the Barbarian to comics in 1970’s CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1! CONAN’s oversized 300th-issue spectacular kicks off with Jim Zub and Cory Smith’s ongoing saga, as we return to Conan’s much-lauded days sailing with the queen of the seas herself, BÊLIT! But – past, present and future will collide in ways unexpected and strange!

Sharpen your blade for three additional, all-new tales from across Conan history! Dan Slott enters the Hyborian Age with Marcos Martín, for an untold NIGHT OF OBLIVION from Conan’s thieving days. Larry Hama and Christopher Priest at last return to the saga with their own new stories — from a hotheaded young barbarian in battle to an aged KING CONAN, who must defend his kingdom from the re-emergence of WRAARL, the DEVOURER OF SOULS!
40 PGS./Parental Advisory …$4.99
© 2021 Conan Properties International LLC

AVENGERS: TECH-ON AVENGERS #2 (OF 6)

JIM ZUB (W) • CHAMBA (A) • Cover by EIICHI SHIMIZU
Variant Cover by PEACH MOMOKO
ON-SALE 09/08/21

The Avengers encounter Venom in Yokohama, but he’s supersized, super charged and out of control!

Can Tony Stark’s untested “Do Hatsu” mode upgrade turn the tide, or is this the beginning of the end?

AVENGERS: TECH-ON AVENGERS is a sentai-inspired action-adventure series produced in partnership with Bandai Namco of Japan, written by Jim Zub (Uncanny Avengers, Champions) and illustrated by Jeff “Chamba” Cruz (Venom: The End, Street Fighter)!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

CONAN THE BARBARIAN BY JIM ZUB VOL. 2: LAND OF THE LOTUS TPB

Written by Jim Zub with Christopher Priest, Larry Hama & Dan Slott
Penciled by Cory Smith with Roberto de La Torre, Marcos Martin and PAUL DAVIDSON
Cover by GEOFF SHAW
ON SALE 11/10/21

It will take more than chains to keep a Cimmerian down! Conan’s march to Khitai has landed him as a prisoner of the imperial guard. He plans his escape, but what dreaded beasts lurk in this strange land — and what new dangers will impede his quest to return the deadly Tooth of the Nightstar to its rightful master? Conan has a new comrade, but is Meiwei everything she seems? Heng the Insurgent and his roving band of thieves hide a dark secret, and Conan must fight for his life against the bandit king’s deadly power! Will the barbarian have what it takes to survive the land of Khitai — even if it costs his very soul?

Also featuring tales celebrating 300 issues of CONAN THE BARBARIAN at Marvel, exploring the past and future of Conan! Collecting CONAN THE BARBARIAN (2019) #19-25.
168 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99
ISBN: 978-1-302-92096-8
Trim size: 6-5/8 x 10-3/16

This September: CONAN THE BARBARIAN #300!


In September:
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #300

I’ve always wanted to be part of one of these big anniversary issues and now, finally, I get to write the lead story on one of my absolute favorites.

Conan and Bêlit in a harrowing adventure like no other! Pre-order now, Hyborians. It’s going to be EPIC!


CELEBRATING 300 ISSUES OF CONAN THE BARBARIAN…AND THE RETURN OF BÊLIT!

By Crom and Mitra, it’s been 300 issues since Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith first brought the Barbarian to comics in 1970’s CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1! CONAN’s oversized 300th-issue spectacular kicks off with Jim Zub and Cory Smith’s ongoing saga, as we return to Conan’s much-lauded days sailing with the queen of the seas herself, BÊLIT! But – past, present and future will collide in ways unexpected and strange!

Second Interview With Perch

I spoke to Perch and Joe Corallo again (here’s a link to our first chat), this time about sword & sorcery, old school comics, Conan the Barbarian, superhero stories, co-writing, social media and more. We cover quite a bit again in this interview. Check it out.

I Wrote the Introduction to The Savage Sword of Conan: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Vol. 6!

THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOL. 6 HC
Reprints: Savage Sword of Conan #73-87, Marvel Comics Super Special #21

Release Date: November 3, 2021

DAN PANOSIAN COVER (REGULAR EDITION) ISBN: 978-1-302-92694-6 • List Price: $125.00
JOE JUSKO COVER (DIRECT MARKET EDITION) ISBN: 978-1-302-92695-3 • List Price: $125.00

1016 Pages

Written by Michael Fleisher & Roy Thomas with Chris Claremont, John Buscema, Bruce Jones, Alan Zelenetz & Ernie Chan
Penciled by John Buscema, Gil Kane, Alfredo Alcala & Val Mayerik with Joe Chiodo, Barry Windsor-Smith, Mary Wilshire, Luke McDonnell, Ernie Chan & Pablo Marcos
Cover by Dan Panosian
Direct Market Cover by Joe Jusko
Introduction by Jim Zub

Collection Editor: Cory Sedlmeier
Color & Art Reconstruction: Michael Kelleher & Kellustration

Arriving in July 2021: Conan the Barbarian #23


CONAN THE BARBARIAN #23 (Legacy #298)
JIM ZUB (W)
CORY SMITH (A)
Cover by GEOFF SHAW
Variant Cover by Kyle Hotz

HUNTER OR HUNTED?
• CONAN has been framed for the murder of the emperor and is hunted by the Imperial Guard.
• But Conan has not survived the Hyborian Age without learning some hunting tactics of his own…
• The dramatic conclusion to the Nightstar saga!

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99
© 2021 Conan Properties International LLC

Talking Conan with the Fórum Conan o Bárbaro

Conan artist Cory Smith and I spoke to the crew at the Fórum Conan o Bárbaro, a Conan fan group based in Brazil. The interview is translated into Portuguese as we talk about working on the series, our influences, and tease upcoming stories. Check it out!

Arriving in June – Conan the Barbarian #22

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #22 (Legacy #297)
Story JIM ZUB
Artist CORY SMITH
Cover GEOFF SHAW
Variant Cover VALERIO SCHITI

BY THE LIGHT OF THE EMPEROR!

• CONAN returns the TOOTH OF THE NIGHTSTAR and is granted an audience with the holy EMPEROR OF KHITAI!
• Few have ever beheld the emperor’s divine form…but what will Conan’s meeting portend for the nation?
• Don’t miss the story that will rock the Hyborian Age and Conan’s untold history!

32 PGS./Parental Advisory $3.99

Conan the Barbarian #19 Reviews

But Why Tho: “It’s an excellent beginning to a new arc, with resolutions of previous issues and staging the future obstacles Conan will have to overcome.”

ComicBook.com: “This issue is being heralded as a good jumping-on point for new or returning readers—and for good reason. If Jim Zub, Cory Smith, and company keep up the kind of storytelling present in this issue, then we could be on the cusp of some genuinely great Conan”

Comic Watch: 8/10 “Conan the Barbarian #19 has enough excitement and action to satisfy any reader. This new arc is a perfect opportunity to jump into the series and see what Conan does best: survive!”

Panel Patter: “When Conan growls about how he expresses his faith, it’s pure Howard (and also Zub’s spiritual predecessor, Roy Thomas). Cory Smith’s art is big and bold, which fits the character well, and he’s not afraid to show folks dying in the brutal manner of the text pieces.”

Pop Mythology: “Pick of the Week – The combat, frenzy of ambushes and the heart-pumping moments of the chase that are counter-pointed by those still moments of waiting, foreboding and just counting down the seconds waiting for the right time to strike.”

The Pullbox: 9/10 “Jim Zub’s reign on Conan has been a revelation, and continues to entertain. Reading his books, I’m reintroduced to the glorious Cimmerian barbarian of my youth”

Zub Marvel Comics Arriving in May 2021

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #21
JIM ZUB (W) • CORY SMITH (A) • Cover by GEOFF SHAW
VARIANT COVER BY MARCO MASTRAZZO

THE DEADLY SECRET OF HENG THE INSURGENT!
• CONAN must fight for his life against the Bandit King’s deadly power!
• But will Conan have what it takes…even if it costs his very soul?
• The barbarian’s surprising saga in the LAND OF THE LOTUS takes a startling turn!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

HEROES REBORN: YOUNG SQUADRON #1
JIM ZUB (W) • STEVEN CUMMINGS (A) • Cover by KARL KERSCHL
variant cover by TAKASHI OKAZAKI

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 truth, 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.
40 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+ …$4.99