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D&D: Frost Giant’s Fury #5 Arrives in April!

Arriving in April…

Dungeons & Dragons: Frost Giant’s Fury #5 (of 5)
Jim Zub (w) • Netho Diaz (a) • Max Dunbar (c)
Frost giants and white dragons against our heroes in final battle! Minsc and his friends have been defeated before, but now the fate of the north hangs in the balance and they must not fail!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

• This new D&D story ties into the Storm King’s Thunder event that runs across multiple RPG products, novels, and video games.
• This series continues with the cast from the hit Legends of Baldur’s Gate and Shadows of the Vampire stories, but is also built as a perfect jumping on point for new readers, bringing them into D&D’s classic blend of sword & sorcery adventure.

D&D: Frost Giant’s Fury #1 Reviews!

The newest Dungeons & Dragons comic mini-series launched this week and the response to our first issue has been fantastic! Thank you to everyone who sent supportive messages. D&D as a whole seems to be on an upswing as of late and it’s a thrill to be a small part of it. Let’s see what critics thought of our first chapter…

Adventures in Poor Taste: “They each have unique personalities and their conversations seemed more natural and less cliched than you might expect from a D&D book, where it would have been easy to fall into familiar archetypical fantasy dialogue and tropes.”

Big Comic Page: 8/10 “There’s some genuinely terrific stuff in Diaz’s line work, particularly in a mid-issue action sequence, where his excellent panel staging and the lovely contrasts between characters, effects and environments in Ribeiro’s color-work combine beautifully.”

Bleeding Cool: 8/10 “Artist Netho Diaz compliments Zub’s writing. The characters are believable, the panels aren’t overstuffed with detail, and the fight scenes are clean and fluid.”

Comic Bastards: 8/10 “Good writing and solid art make for a fun read for any fantasy fan.”

Comic Book University: “Combining my two favorite hobbies: comic books and Dungeons & Dragons. I’m loving this!”

Couchman’s Corner: “More than a few panels have a sort of baroque feel to them, and I adore it. You can feel the weariness of the characters, the sense of sorrow and bitterness that’s enfolding them.”

Court of Nerds: 10/10 “The narrative Jim Zub has crafted with these heroes is nothing short of brilliant. It’s compelling, fast paced, and keeps the reader hungry for more.”

Fanbase Press: “a wonderful jump-start into this fantasy world. Not only are the illustrations so lively you’ll want to wrap yourself in a blanket to keep warm, the colors are as bold as the characters who hope to survive and defend one another.”

GWW: “I am in love with Jim Zub’s writing style as he brings to comic book life the campaigns and adventures you would find around a tabletop full of dice, supported of course by the WotC campaigns.”

Multiversity: “Tensions are high and time is running short, and it does a great job of making us fear for the safety of the characters.”

Newsarama: 9/10 “Capturing the energy of a well plotted campaign is no easy feat but Frost Giant’s Fury #1 is so fun you can practically hear the dice roll.”

Pop Mythology: “It’s got everything a game player could love. You can’t help but feel like you are sitting around a table populated with gamers when you read this book.”

Reading With a Flight Ring: “The creativity and imagination in bringing these Giants to life, not to mention their new ally Saarvin, is utterly delightful.”

Talk Nerdy With Us: ” Seeing the action drawn out provided an extra dimension to the already rich world of Dungeons & Dragons, filling in images that we typically provide from our imagination–and they’re captured beautifully.”

D&D: Frost Giant’s Fury #4 Arrives in March!

Dungeons & Dragons: Frost Giant’s Fury #4
Jim Zub (w) • Netho Diaz (a) • Max Dunbar (c)
Stowing away on a frost giant greatship to discover the location of their hidden base amongst the glaciers of the north? Sounds like a plan…a very dangerous plan. Sharpen your swords and pack your hamsters, adventure awaits!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

– Dungeons & Dragons is seeing a renaissance with the release of the fifth edition rules in late 2014. Hundreds of thousands of players are returning to D&D or embarking on their first adventures and they’re hungry for extra content.
– This new D&D story ties into the Storm King’s Thunder event that runs across multiple RPG products, novels, and video games.
– This series continues with the cast from the hit Legends of Baldur’s Gate and Shadows of the Vampire stories, but is also built as a perfect jumping on point for new readers, bringing them into D&D’s classic blend of sword & sorcery adventure.

Arriving in January, D&D: Frost Giant’s Fury #2

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Arriving in January…
Dungeons & Dragons: Frost Giant’s Fury #2
Jim Zub (w) • Netho Diaz (a) • Max Dunbar (c)
The town of Fireshear is a safe haven for our adventurers, or, it would be if it wasn’t under attack by a frost giant raiding party! Get your hamsters ready, it’s time for battle!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Dungeons & Dragons is seeing a renaissance with the release of the fifth edition rules in late 2014. Hundreds of thousands of players are returning to D&D or embarking on their first adventures and they’re hungry for extra content.
• This new D&D story ties into the Storm King’s Thunder event that runs across multiple RPG products, novels, and video games.
• This series continues with the cast from the hit Legends of Baldur’s Gate and Shadows of the Vampire stories, but is also built as a perfect jumping on point for new readers, bringing them into D&D’s classic blend of sword & sorcery adventure.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: FROST GIANT’S FURY Begins in December!

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Just announced over on Newsarama, my Dungeons & Dragons comic run continues with a new mini-series launching in December! Solicit text below:

Dungeons & Dragons: Frost Giant’s Fury #1

Jim Zub (w) • Netho Diaz (a) • Max Dunbar (c)
Mighty giants stir across the land and, before their crushing might, nothing is safe. Badly injured after their encounters in the Demiplane of Dread and now lost in the frozen northern reaches of the Forgotten Realms, the Baldur’s Gate heroes will be tested like never before. Roll for initiative, a new Dungeons & Dragons adventure begins!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

* Dungeons & Dragons is seeing a renaissance with the release of the fifth edition rules in late 2014. Hundreds of thousands of players are returning to D&D or embarking on their first adventures and they’re hungry for extra content.

* Jim Zub returns with a new D&D story tying into the Storm King’s Thunder event that runs across multiple RPG products, novels, and video games.

* This series continues with the cast from the hit Legends of Baldur’s Gate and Shadows of the Vampire stories, but is also built as a perfect jumping on point for new readers, bringing them into D&D’s classic blend of sword & sorcery adventure.

D&D: Shadows of the Vampire #2 Reviews

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Dungeons & Dragons: Shadows of the Vampire #2 arrived in stores this week. Let’s see what critics thought of it!

Adventures In Poor Taste: 9/10 “This is the best damn fantasy series on the shelves today. It’s fun, action-packed, and very funny.”

Big Glasgow: 8/10 “This is a fun series and a must read for fans of the Dungeons & Dragons game.”

Comic Bastards: 10/10 “…this series fully nails not only the D&D feel but also perfectly illustrates what a great role-playing session and story is like. All while also being a great comic.”

Comics the Gathering: 9/10 “The action shines best naturally through the art. The characters are expressive and diverse and the panels of action are clear in their intent as well as dynamic. The colors as well are bold, fitting for a fantasy setting.”

Multiversity: 8.8/10 “A very fun read, full of great characters, good lines, and a connection to a classic Dungeons and Dragons game storyline.”

Reading With a Flight Ring: “…one of those purely fun books that seems to epitomize just what a team is and should be.”

Weird Science: 9/10 “Nelson Daniel’s art is excellent and I can recommend this comic to D&D fans, but also any fan who is looking for a good time adventure with a large dose of humor and great art.”

Slackjaw Punks Talks to Me About Dungeons & Dragons

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The gang at Slackjaw Punks chatted with me about the Dungeons & Dragons comic series. We talk about gaming, swords & sorcery, and other projects I have coming up. Give it a read!

D&D #5 Solicit

Arriving in August…

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Dungeons & Dragons: Shadows of the Vampire #5
Jim Zub (w) • Nelson Daniel (a) • Max Dunbar (c)

This is it — Count Strahd Von Zarovich versus the Baldur’s Gate heroes! Even if they survive, how can they escape the clutches of the Realm of Dread?

•Jim Zub (Wayward, Samurai Jack) delivers an action-packed D&D story set in the fan-favorite Ravenloft setting.
•Featuring characters from the “Curse of Strahd” Ravenloft adventure for Dungeons & Dragons.
•Misc and Boo are cult favorite characters from the best-selling Baldur’s Gate video game series which has sold millions of copies around the world.

Dungeons & Dragons #1 Reviews!

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The new Dungeons & Dragons: Shadows of the Vampire series started up last week. Let’s see what reviewers thought of it…

Adventures In Poor Taste: 10/10 “A good sense of humor, fantastic action, and cool fantasy elements throughout? This is damn good fantasy that should not be missed.”

Big Glasgow: 10/10 “The characters are endearing, the action exciting and the art compliments it all in a way that is rarely seen.”

Binging On Comics: “Solid characters and great art. This is a must own.”

ComicWow!: 10/10 “Zub has a great sense of character, setting and plot; he uses all to great advantage here. Working both as storyteller and Dungeon Master, he moves readers smoothly through the adventure.”

Crit For Brains: 10/10 “This is the most exciting fantasy comic I’ve read in a long time, and I can’t wait for more.”

IGN: 8/10 “Zub is a natural fit for a series that emphasizes humor and character banter as much as monster-slaying and medieval intrigue.”

Reading With a Flight Ring: “Jim’s an amazing writer and the kind of fun and passion he has for this is infectious.”

Tor Athena: “I’ve never read a Dungeons & Dragons comic so I can, hand on my heart, say that you can pick up this comic and just read it.”…”It’s funny, the art is brilliant, and I just loved the story.”

Weird Science: 9/10 “If you are any sort of Dungeons & Dragons fan, you should at least give this first issue a peak. It has some awesome action, cool characters a sense of humor and…Minsc and Boo!”

D&D: Shadows of the Vampire #4 in July!

Arriving in July…
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Dungeons & Dragons: Shadows of the Vampire #4
Jim Zub (w)
Nelson Daniel (a)
Max Dunbar (c)
Trapped in the menacing lands of Ravenloft, our heroes are hunted by the minions of Count Strahd. With nowhere left to hide, it’s time for battle!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

•Jim Zub (Wayward, Samurai Jack) delivers an action-packed D&D story set in the fan-favorite Ravenloft setting.
•Featuring characters from the “Curse of Strahd” Ravenloft adventure for Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition.
•Misc and Boo are cult favorite characters from the best-selling Baldur’s Gate video game series which has sold millions of copies around the world.