Category Archives: Dynamite

Unbreakable Red Sonja Trailer

Dynamite Comics has released a trailer for Unbreakable Red Sonja #1. Check it out.

Talking Red Sonja With Comicon.com

I spoke to Tom Smithyman at Comicon all about Unbreakable Red Sonja, launching in October.
Check it out.

Talking Unbreakable Red Sonja

I spoke to Adam Philips about the upcoming UNBREAKABLE RED SONJA mini-series starting in October from Dynamite, including a peek at interior artwork from the amazing Giovanni Valletta.

Zub Comics Arriving in November!


SKULLKICKERS SUPER SPECIAL #1
(ONE-SHOT ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL)
Story by Jim Zub
Art and Cover by Edwin Huang, Misty Coats
When the Skullkickers enter the Academy of Serious Sorcery, it’ll take all their wits and steel to defeat warped wizardry, whimsical wands, and wicked witchcraft.

Celebrate 12 years of skull-kicking goodness with a brand-new story of swords and sassery from JIM ZUB (Conan the Barbarian, Dungeons & Dragons) and EDWIN HUANG (Street Fighter)!

In Shops: Nov 09, 2022 SRP: $3.99


MURDERWORLD: AVENGERS #1
Story by JIM ZUB & RAY FAWKES
Line Art by JETHRO MORALES
Cover by PACO MEDINA
Variant Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Variant Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Variant Cover by RYAN BROWN

READY. SET. DIE!

• Hundreds are killed every year in an elaborate secret tournament run by a sadistic man with nearly limitless resources at his fingertips.
• It’s not an urban legend. It’s not a myth – MURDERWORLD is real! It’s online, and the gruesome truth has been hidden from everyone except its victims – until NOW.
• Meet Paul Pastor, the extraordinary young documentarian who’s going to expose it all…with some super-powered help. The Black Widow has a personal grudge to settle with Murderworld mastermind Arcade – but can she stop this game before it kills again?

MURDERWORLD is the wildly violent ride you’ve been waiting for. Gut-wrenching twists, unbelievable deaths, the Avengers bloodier than you’ve ever seen them before – the tormented minds of Jim Zub (Conan the Barbarbian, AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER), Ray Fawkes (One Soul, Constantine) and Jethro Morales kick off the must-have miniseries of the year!

32 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+ $3.99


THUNDERBOLTS #4 (OF 5)
Story by JIM ZUB
Art and Cover by SEAN IZAAKSE
Trading Card Variant Cover by STEFANO CASELLI
• The Thunderbolts were hired to defend New York City from super-heroic threats of any size.
• Even the big ones.
• Especially the big ones.
• Time to go to work…

32 PGS./Rated T+ $3.99


UNBREAKABLE RED SONJA #2
Story by JIM ZUB
Art by GIOVANNI VALLETTA
Cover A by LUCIO PARRILLO

Sonja and her unexpected new companion struggle to stay ahead of unnatural horrors hunting them on the open road but, if they can’t find a way to trust each other, their quest will be lost before it’s barely begun…

As we head toward 2023, the 50th anniversary of the She-Devil With a Sword, Dynamite’s newest sweeping story of sword & sorcery high adventure continues from writer Jim Zub (Conan the Barbarian, Dungeons & Dragons, Avengers) and artist Giovanni Valletta (John Wick, James Bond)!
In Shops: Nov 09, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Unbreakable Red Sonja Launches in October!

Red Sonja is Unbreakable!
Sword & Sorcery Fan-Fave Jim Zub
Leads Into 50th Anniversary

July 18, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Red Sonja has been invincible, immortal, and through it all she is Unbreakable! Dynamite invites fans to check out her new flagship title launching this October, helmed by Hyborian legend Jim Zub.

“I grew up on a steady supply of sword & sorcery novels, comics, and games in my youth and they indelibly imprinted on my mind in ways that inform all my work,” said writer Jim Zub. “I’m absolutely pumped to bring that to Red Sonja. This time I have more room to explore what drives her and the depths she’ll go to overcome threats wildly stacked against her.”

The She-Devil With a Sword soars toward her huge 50th anniversary in 2023. To lead fans into the big celebration, Dynamite is proud to present a sweeping story of high adventure to join the canon. Acclaimed writer Jim Zub returns to write the character, but for the first time with full focus and an extended take. This series follows his previous collaborations on the beloved Conan/Red Sonja crossover with Gail Simone and Dan Panosian, and the one-shot special Red Sonja and Cub. This project also follows a revered tenure on Conan the Barbarian, the final run in Marvel’s return to that character. Across the fantasy genre, Zub has also contributed to Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, and Samurai Jack as well as writing many other top superhero titles.

Zub is joined for the series by Giovanni Valletta, known for his artistry on titles like John Wick and James Bond. Now he’ll be bringing his eye for vicious and thrilling action to the Hyrkanian Heroine for a perfect match. Other celebrated artists will contribute to the series through jaw-dropping cover art. Red Sonja luminary Lucio Parrillo paints another masterpiece. Superstar David Finch returns to show us why he’s a fan favorite. Judy Jong, one of the biggest rising stars in the industry, brings her skills to bear. And Zub’s Conan/Red Sonja compatriot Dan Panosian is spotlighted with an incentive variant. They’re all joined by Celina, Giuseppe Matteoni, and cosplayer Augusta Moore.

In this new adventure, Red Sonja carries a hazy memory lurking just out of reach. As she seeks to solve the mystery of this strange vision, it will unlock a journey of forbidden magic and searing steel. Moments from Sonja’s past, present, and even the future collide in a quest unlike any other our scarlet-haired hero has faced before! It’s a Sonja story different from any fans have seen before, but at its core is classic sword and sorcery fare.

Sonja is a self-made woman and warrior, from her earliest days to her legend built as Queen. In her harsh era and environment, death can come at any turn, necessitating an uncompromising and unforgiving approach to battle and life. This is where the Unbreakable title comes to the forefront. The creative team is determined to put her through one of her most brutal stories yet to truly earn that “Unbreakable” adjective.

“Red Sonja is one of our flagship characters, and we’re always looking for the perfect creators and stories to maintain the high standard we set for her and take her to the next level, on behalf of the fans,” said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. “This go around, it didn’t take much deep searching [Laughs]. Jim Zub is one of the foremost masters of fantasy in comics and beyond, and we hope fans will be overjoyed to see him sticking around a little longer in the Hyborian Age!”

UNBREAKABLE RED SONJA #1 is solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ August 2022 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in October 2022. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies of the issue with their local comic book retailers. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more!

Talking Comics with the Marvelists

I spoke to Peter and Eddie at The Marvelists all about my work in comics, deep-diving on Pathfinder, Red Sonja, Thunderbolts, continuity, working on characters with long histories, tabletop gaming, and a whole lost more! Give it a listen.

Pathfinder Vol. 2 Arrives Wednesday!

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The second Pathfinder comic collection, Of Tooth And Claw, arrives in comic and gaming shops on Wednesday (and will be available at the Paizo booth for those of you heading to Gen Con this week). Here’s a preview you can read.

Building on the character development that started in our first volume, I really feel like we hit a solid stride with this one. The group is already established so we’re able to concentrate on the adventure at hand and the effect it has on the party members. As much as the Pathfinder cast represent the “iconic” versions of each character class, I wanted to ensure that their story wasn’t just about stereotypical characters going through the motions as they stride through dungeon encounters.

Working with Paizo on the Pathfinder comic series has been a real joy. The whole team is incredibly passionate about games and storytelling and they provide a lot of great feedback without ever trying to steer the story away from the core elements I think are important. From initial story brainstorming, through production and editorial it’s a real team effort, through and through.

If you’re a gaming fan then the Pathfinder comic is an easy fit and, even if you’re not, I’ve written the story so you can easily jump into our adventurous sword & sorcery world without any prior knowledge.

Here’s what’s available so far:
Pathfinder Vol. 1: Dark Waters Rising (collects issues #1-6)
Pathfinder Vol. 2: Of Tooth and Claw (collects issues #7-12 and the Pathfinder Special)
Pathfinder: City of Secrets (our current mini-series that picks up from issue 12 and the Special)

Also:
Pathfinder: Goblins (a mini-series with crazy goblin short stories by various creators)


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Pathfinder Vol. 1
Dark Waters Rising

(issues #1-6 plus extras)

Paizo’s incredible award-winning fantasy world, fiction line, and tabletop RPG is now the ultimate fantasy comic from Dynamite Entertainment. With an action-packed story written by Jim Zub and detailed artwork by newcomer Andrew Huerta, this first volume introduces readers to a richly envisioned fantasy world filled with compelling characters and impressive sights.
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Pathfinder Vol. 2
Of Tooth and Claw

(issues #7-12 plus extras)

When Valeros and his companions are tasked with tracking down a mysterious beast scaring the locals of Sandpoint, they find far more than they bargained for! A seemingly simple monster hunt becomes a twisted tale of danger and betrayal as the Cult of Lamashtu exacts its revenge on our iconic heroes.
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Dynamite Comics Humble Bundle for Charity!

Dynamite Comics is celebrating their 10th anniversary and, as part of the festivities, they’ve put together a special pack of over 150 DRM-free digital comics for any price you want, with all proceeds going to support 3 great charities: the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Doctors Without Borders and Make-A-Wish.

Pay what you want and you’ll receive a slew of great digital comics. Pay more than the average and you’ll get even more, including the first story arc of my Pathfinder comic series, based on the high RPG.

Either way, you get a lot of new reading material and 3 charities get a great boost. Please check it out and support if you can!

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Pathfinder: City of Secrets #1 Writer’s Commentary

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The Paizo Blog has posted up a writer’s commentary I did for the first issue of the new Pathfinder: City of Secrets comic series. Get an expanded look at my thought process on the story and some extra info you may not have known about the Pathfinder iconic characters.

Pathfinder Interview on Bleeding Cool

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Bleeding Cool has a new interview with me all about the Pathfinder: City of Secrets comic, which launched this week. Click on through to find out more about the series and my love of tabletop gaming.