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Glitterbomb #4 Reviews

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Glitterbomb #4, the dark and tragic end to our first story arc, arrived in stores on Wednesday. What did critics think of it?

Newsarama: 10/10 “an emotionally-charged conclusion to the arc as Farrah takes control of the spotlight, but in the wake of the election, it’s also an incredibly relevant statement on the state of the world and the people who hold the power within it.”

Adventures In Poor Taste: 7.5/10 “In a world where it’s all about how you look, Zub is revealing the inner truth of the characters is more monstrous than anything you could imagine”

Doomrocket: 8.5/10 “Jim Zub dives into the seamier, nastier side of the creative process, with Djibril Morissette-Phan there to convey every single panel of his twisted imagery magnificently.”

Fangirl Nation: “I am invested. I will be reading more just to find out, so they have done their jobs. Made a rabid reader simply by not giving too much away too soon.”

Horror Talk: 9/10 “the artwork is pitch perfect, walking the fine line between emotion-filled scenes of drama and gore-filled segments of monstrous carnage.”

Reading With a Flight Ring: “There’s this great seamless transition between normal everyday life and sheer abject terror that Jim brings to this. It’s wonderfully written and beautifully illustrated tale of power, greed and loss that turns deadly.”

Retcon Punch: “What Zub and Morrisette-Phan accomplish here is nothing short of incredible.”

We The Nerdy: 9.3/10 “Farrah goes back-and-forth between being a murder monster and a loving mother. It’s a wonderful dichotomy that has been at the heart of all the tension and horror this comic has thus provided.”

Glitterbomb #3 Reviews!

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Glitterbomb #3 arrived in stores last week. What did reviewers think of it? Read on and find out…

Newsarama: 10/10 “The body horror might be the hook, but the most resonant idea is that the industry itself is a living nightmare for many.”

Adventures In Poor Taste: 8.5/10 “Glitterbomb continues to be intriguing as it captures the horror of Hollywood and the ‘monster inside you’ story well.”

Fangirl Nation: “I’m pretty well hooked, and I’ll be danged if I don’t want to know what exactly she carries around inside her.”

Nerdy Chatterbox: 5/5 “It does a great job of depicting the seedy underbelly of Hollywood…”

Retcon Punch: “Glitterbomb isn’t holding my hand and allows me questions while telling a surprisingly snug, paced narrative.”

Reading With a Flight Ring: “There’s an undeniable presence about this book that draws you in and leaves you with a desire to want more.”

Glitterbomb #2 Reviews

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Adventures In Poor Taste: 10/10 “Right in time for Halloween, Glitterbomb #2 ramps up the horror and will give you food for thought and all kinds of tingles.”

Comic Book Bin: “Djibril Morissette-Phan is surprisingly polished. He continues to assert control over this narrative with a mood of mystery and with a tense pace. His storytelling is sharp, efficient, and clear.”

Fangirl Nation: “It’s an interesting look into the underbelly of such a glamorous world.”

Heroes Direct: 9.2/10 “this is a hugely fascinating story. Horror fans shouldn’t miss this excellent story.”

Newsarama: 10/10 “Everyone involved is crafting a tale that serves to show Hollywood isn’t as glamorous as the pictures make it out to be.”

Reading With a Flight Ring: “With such strong writing, characterisation and visuals this issue got even stronger than the first for me.”

Paste Magazine Interview

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I chatted with Bobby Tutton at Paste Magazine all about Glitterbomb, fame, failure, and conventions. Give it a read!

Glitterbomb #4 Arrives in December!

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Arriving in December, the first arc of Glitterbomb wraps up with issue #4 and it’ll be memorable…

GLITTERBOMB #4
STORY: JIM ZUB
ART: DJIBRIL MORISSETTE-PHAN & K. MICHAEL RUSSELL
COVER A: DJIBRIL MORISSETTE-PHAN
COVER B: TREVOR “ROVE” JAMEUS

DECEMBER 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

On stage. In the spotlight. There’s no escape.

“Sharply written and drawn, with deft insight into the trappings of celebrity culture, Glitterbomb just might be the ultimate Hollywood horror story.”
– Karen Berger (Founder of DC’s Vertigo Imprint)

Glitterbomb #1 Rushed to 2nd Printing!

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GLITTERBOMB Explodes!


The first issue is fast-tracked to second printing

“Taut, human, creepy s**t. Finding a new angle on the Hollywood meat factory is hard as hell, but this is all kinds of neat.” — Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE)

Image Comics is pleased to announce GLITTERBOMB #1 by Jim Zub and Djibril Morissette-Phan is being rushed back to print in order to keep up with demand.

The explosive new series is the story of Farrah Durante, a middle-aged actress hunting for her next gig in an industry where youth trumps experience. But the shallow, celebrity-obsessed culture she’s drowning in isn’t the only problem—her frustrations are a powerful lure for something horrifying out beyond the water…something ready to strike.

GLITTERBOMB #1 remains available for purchase across all digital platforms, including the Image Comics website, the official Image Comics iOS app, Comixology, iOS, Android, and Google Play.

GLITTERBOMB #1, 2nd printing (Diamond Code JUL168779), GLITTERBOMB #2 Cover A by Morissette-Phan (Diamond Code AUG160629), and Cover B by Marguerite Sauvage (Diamond Code AUG160630) will be available on Wednesday, October 12th. The final order cutoff for retailers is Monday, September 19th.

Box Office Artist Interview

In this video interview from Fan Expo Canada artist James Raiz and I talk all about working in comics, collaborating with artists, and pitching publishers and then, as a bonus, he interviewed Djibril Morissette about his big break on Glitterbomb. Lots of good stuff here.

Glitterbomb Feature Interview at Image Comics

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Djibril and I spoke to David Brothers at Image Comics, our Publisher, all about the arrival of GLITTERBOMB and what we have in store for readers as our Hollywood horror story continues.
Give it a read!

Glitterbomb #1 Reviews!

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Glitterbomb, my new Hollywood horror comic published by Image, launched on Wednesday and we’re already getting a ton of positive feedback from readers and retailers. Let’s see what reviewers thought of our premiere issue…

IGN: 9/10 “It only takes two pages for Glitterbomb #1 to sell itself as something wholly investing.”

Nerdist: 5/5 “Zub and Morrissette-Phan nail it. Glitterbomb #1 looks and reads great.”

Newsarama: 10/10 “With its creature-feature hook and its blunt focus on the dark things women are subjected to in Hollywood, Glitterbomb #1 is a triumph.”

Scream Magazine: 8/10 “Glitterbomb establishes itself as a story definitely worth following, especially as it veers so effortlessly between the beautiful and the profane.”


4 Letter Nerd: “Glitterbomb #1 is a captivating start to what’s sure to be a brutal and mysterious story.”

Adult Podcast For Kids: “I cannot recommend this book enough. A fantastic read.”

Adventures in Poor Taste: 9.5/10 “Strong character work outshines an almost equally strong sense of dread and unease”

Beboti: 8/10 “Solid first issue, and one I am interested to see where it goes.”

Comic Attack: “Glitterbomb’s debut is an exciting one that should be checked out by any sci-fi horror fan out there.”

Comic Buzz: “The art style is detailed and realistic, with a dash of the surreal, creating an eerie atmosphere befitting the material.”

Comic Plug: 9/10 “a unique character with a realistic storyline. You can feel the frustration in her expressions.”

Comic Source: “The first issue hooked me right away.”

Comic Uno: “I thought this was a really solid issue.”

Comics Alternative: “This one blew me away right out of the gate.”

Comics Grinder: “Glitterbomb provides a clever horror vibe as well as great biting social commentary.”

Critical Threat: “Farrah is one of the most instantly relatable characters I’ve read in comics, or any other media. I think it speaks to both Zub’s skill as a writer and Djibril Morissette-Phan’s talent as an artist.”

Daily Grindhouse: “this feels like the first installment of something very special indeed.”

Doomrocket: “Glitterbomb #1 rains horror and revenge onto the everything-is-beautiful Hollywood delusion to fantastic results. Highly recommended.”

Fangirl Nation: 8/10 “Glitterbomb is definitely a 4 star read and I can’t wait to see what comes next.”

Fellowship of the Geeks: “This is surely going to be a fun ride, so go get on it now.”

Flip Geeks: 9/10 “Glitterbomb #1 is fresh and original, and has great potential to be a horror hit this year.”

Heroes Direct: 8.8/10 “If you’re looking for a dark tale of horror and Hollywood – Glitterbomb #1 might be the one for you.”

Heroes World: “I’m hooked right out of the gate. I can’t wait to see where this book goes.”

Horror Talk: 9/10 “Glitterbomb seamlessly pulls you into the world of Farrah Durante”

Impulse Gamer: 4.9/5 “Overall, this new series has the potential to be the next sleeper hit from Image Comics. The story by Zub is intense, and it will grab the reader’s attention right from the start.”

Major Spoilers: 8/10 “Glitterbomb #1 makes a great first impression, with a strong story that overcomes some wobbles in the art, beautiful production values, and most of all, a hook that leaves me wanting more”

Metro News: “It’s a fascinating book, telling an important story about the way Hollywood devours women.”

Nerds on the Rocks: 8.5/10 “A key component into making Farrah a fully fleshed character in Glitterbomb #1 is the ability of Morissette-Phan to draw complex facial emotions.”

Nerdy Chatterbox: 9/10 “Mr. Zub’s story is intense and it grabs the reader’s attention right from the start. The artwork is first rate.”

Nothing But Comics: “Just as a single story, Glitterbomb #1 is about as good as it gets in terms of craft and enjoyment.”

Paste Magazine: “Zub and his artistic collaborators have plenty of directions to pursue, from the mythological to the social, leaving a body count along the way.”

Pastrami Nation: 9/10 “Image Comics gets it right once again as the drop a Glitterbomb on the industry. Zub, Morissette, and Russell have created something very different, very dark and very entertaining.”

Pop Culture Uncovered: 8/10 “I am curious to see where it goes from here.”

Pop Nerd TV: 10/10 “Even with the fantastical elements in the story, the struggle of a veteran actor/actress looking for work seems so real and makes for a very enticing tale”

Primary Ignition: “the issue really belongs to penciller Djibril Morissette-Phan and colorist K. Michael Russell. The sheer despair and hopelessness injected into Farrah make her almost immediately relatable as a character.”

Retcon Punch: “a confident and surprising first issue. Coming from such a young team of artists this is surprising but like the evil that infects Farrah, it’s exciting because the future is unknown.”

Reading With a Flight Ring: “This will surprise, thrill and entertain you in all the ways will leave you wanting more.”

Talking Comic Books: “Glitterbomb #1 dives head-first into the shallow world of LA’s fame-obsessed culture. It uses biting commentary to paint a grim picture of the daily life of a working actress.”

TM Stash: 9/10 “Glitterbomb is an amazingly well written story, an amazing tale from the very first panel!”

TorAthena: “A brilliant comic mixed with reality and intrigue.”

Ultimate Comics: “Even without the scary parts, this was going to be an amazing book.”

We The Nerdy: 9.5/10 “Glitterbomb #1 is a great comic that I fully expect to be the start of a great series.”

GLITTERBOMB Arrives – Thoughts and Thanks

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Today sees the release of GLITTERBOMB, my new creator-owned comic published by Image. Every time a new project arrives I feel incredibly fortunate I get the chance to create these stories and work with so many incredible collaborators.

I’ve said it many times in interviews, but Djibril Morissette-Phan is a breakout talent, both in terms of skill and professionalism. I feel very fortunate to be a part of his career at this early juncture and I know he’s going to blow people away now and in years to come.

Working with colorist K. Michael Russell for the first time has been a blast. His palettes bring a ton of mood to the page and he knows exactly when to amp up the colors or pull back and let the line art do the talking.

Marshall Dillon is a constant when it comes to lettering my creator-owned projects and the simple reason why is because he’s a rock – Solid, dependable, load-bearing. Letterers never get the kudos they deserve and Marshall is one of the best around, so that holds doubly true.

Holly Raychelle Hughes took a chance when I reached out over social media and has written engaging and eye-opening material for our back matter. So happy to have her on board.

Our alt cover artists for the first four issues: Steven Cummings, Marguerite Sauvage, Vivian Ng, and Trevor Jameus have all delivered beautiful and haunting imagery that’s helped grab attention.

The mighty Image Comics crew – Briah Skelly, Corey Murphy, Kat Salazar, Addison Duke, Jonathan Chan, Jeff Boison, Meredith Wallace, Eric Stephenson, and many more. Just like on a film set, there are dozens of people working hard behind the scenes.

A lot of social media and reviews will talk about “Jim Zub’s Glitterbomb” today. Please don’t forget that we have a creative TEAM. I’m very proud of Glitterbomb and everyone on that team contributed to making it what it is. If you respect my work, don’t sell them short.

Glitterbomb is very different from my previous comic projects and my hopes are that it helps me push out into new areas. It’s an experiment and, successful or not, it’s also an important step forward in my storytelling career. Thank you for your love and support.