Category Archives: IDW

Dragon Talk: Young Adventurer’s Guides, D&D Comics, and the Ultimate D&D Pop-Up Book!

I spoke to Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble at Dragon Talk all about my upcoming Dungeons & Dragons projects – new D&D comics, the sixth D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide, and the Ultimate D&D Pop-Up Book!

The interview starts at the 25 minute mark of the podcast. Check it out!

If you want to check out my previous Dragon Talk interviews, here they are:

September 2018: Pat Rothfuss and Jim Zub Talk Rick and Morty VS D&D
March 2019: Talking the D&D Young Adventurer’s Guides
November 2019: Talking the Rick and Morty VS D&D RPG box set
September 2020: Jody Houser and Jim Zub Talk Stranger Things and D&D

Dungeons & Dragons Annual Arrives in June!

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ANNUAL 2022
Writer: Jim Zub
Artists: Eduardo Mello, Kyler Clodfelter
Cover A: Max Dunbar
Cover B: Eduardo Mello

The Witchlight Carnival is a traveling circus filled with wild wonders aplenty, but its sensory splendors bring deep danger as well! Fan-favorite D&D writer Jim Zub explores the Feywild realm in this special self-contained issue that’s perfect for new readers and gaming fans alike!

Dungeons & Dragons has never been bigger, and The Wild Beyond the Witchlight adventure sourcebook that inspires this issue has been a sales smash hit.
• This issue includes a brand-new magic item for gaming fans to use in their own tabletop adventures!

IDW Publishing
In Shops: Jun 08, 2022
SRP: 7.99

Arriving in April – Best of Minsc & Boo

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: BEST OF MINSC & BOO
Writer – Jim Zub
Artists – Max Dunbar, Nelson Dániel, Dean Kotz, Francesco Mortarino
Cover – James Biggie

Get ready for the third installment of the legendary Baldur’s Gate video game with these adventures featuring some of the series’ most beloved characters: the ranger of dubious sanity, Minsc, and his miniature giant space hamster, Boo!

After decades spent in magical stasis, Minsc and Boo awaken in a Baldur’s Gate that is very different from the one they knew, but there will always be evil in need of smiting! SMITING! And while they’re perfectly capable of kicking the butt of badness to the Spine of the World and back on their own, it never hurts to have a little help from their companions, the rest of the Baldur’s Gate heroes.
Now, say it with us: “Go for the eyes, Boo!”

(Reprinting Minsc-centric stories – Legends of Baldur’s Gate #1, Shadows of the Vampire #2, Evil at Baldur’s Gate #1, and Evil at Baldur’s Gate #5)

Arriving February 2022 – Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons: The Meeseeks Adventure


RICK and MORTY VS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: THE MEESEEKS ADVENTURE
Story – Jim Zub
Artwork – Troy Little and Leonardo Eto
Cover A – Mike Vasquez
Cover B – Troy Little
Cover C – Character Sheet

The creative team behind the bestselling Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons and its snappily titled sequel, Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons II: Painscape, are back!
“Look at me!”

The worlds of Dungeons & Dragons have their share of blue, wish-granting djinn, but none is as desperate to please, persevering, or unstable as Mr. Meeseeks! Watch what happens when a pair of hapless rogues stumble upon the ultimate magic lamp.

In Shops: Feb 09, 2022
SRP: 5.99

Zub Comics – January 2022

AVENGERS: TECH-ON AVENGERS #6 (OF 6)
Written by JIM ZUB
Art by JEFFREY “CHAMBA” CRUZ
Cover by EIICHI SHIMIZU
Variant Cover by PEACH MOMOKO

The Marvel sentai spectacular comes to a climactic finish! With one of their own controlled by the enemy and the Red Skull imbued with energy of the infinite, the Iron Avengers must assemble one last time or all will be lost!

AVENGERS TECH-ON is an action-adventure series produced in partnership with Bandai Namco of Japan, written by Jim Zub (UNCANNY AVENGERS, CHAMPIONS) and illustrated by Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz (VENOM: THE END)!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

AVENGERS: TECH-ON TPB
Written by JIM ZUB
Art by JEFFREY “CHAMBA” CRUZ
Cover by EIICHI SHIMIZU & TOMOHIRO SHIMOGUCHI

Here come the Iron Avengers! When the Red Skull unleashes a strange new force that strips heroes of their powers and threatens the entire world, the Avengers must turn to Tony Stark’s experimental new technology to save us all. Sleek, high-tech power suits bristling with energy and amped-up attack capabilities face off against super villains enhanced to match! Venom is super-sized, super-charged and out of control, Loki is imbued with Infinity Shard energy, an army of Ultrons descends on Japan and a Kaiju-scale Scream symbiote goes on the rampage!

It’s mechs and mayhem in the mighty Marvel manner! AVENGERS TECH-ON 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 Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz (VENOM: THE END, Street Fighter)! Collecting AVENGERS: TECH-ON #1-6.
136 PGS./Rated T …$17.99
ISBN: 978-1-302-92444-7
Trim size: 6-5/8 x 10-3/16

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: MINDBREAKER #4 (of 5)
Story – Jim Zub
Artist – Eduardo Mello
Cover A – Max Dunbar
Cover B – Max Davenport

The prelude to Baldur’s Gate III and newest adventure in Jim Zub’s acclaimed D&D saga continues! Catch up with the missing Baldur’s Gate heroes as an already chilly reunion takes a gruesome turn! With disaster looming, does our merry band have what it takes to save the city and themselves?

WAKANDA: WORLD OF BLACK PANTHER OMNIBUS
Written by EVAN NARCISSE, ROXANE GAY, TA-NEHISI COATES, YONA HARVEY, REMBERT BROWNE, NNEDI OKORAFOR, AARON COVINGTON, DANIEL KIBBLESMITH, VITA AYALA, BRYAN HILL, JIM ZUB, GEOFFREY THORNE & MORE
Penciled by PAUL RENAUD, JAVIER PINA, ALITHA E. MARTINEZ, JOE BENNETT, BUTCH GUICE, MACK CHATER, ANDRÉ LIMA ARAÚJO, MARIO DEL PENNINO, ALBERTO ALBURQUERQUE, OLEG OKUNEV, RICARDO LÓPEZ ORTIZ, LEONARDO ROMERO, PAUL DAVIDSON, RACHAEL STOTT, JUAN FERREYRA, LAN MEDINA, SCOT EATON, GERMÁN PERALTA & MORE
Covers by SANFORD GREENE & PHIL JIMENEZ

The wondrous nation of Wakanda is full of stories — whether they star the Black Panther, his staunchest allies or his fiercest foes! Relive the rise of T’Challa through tragedy and triumph! Join his sister, Shuri, as she balances her spiritual side with her technological genius! Discover how the boy named N’Jadaka became the deadly Erik Killmonger! See the Black Panther battle Deadpool, assemble the mighty Agents of Wakanda and tackle a Harlem murder mystery along with his Crew — Storm, Luke Cage, Misty Knight and Manifold! Plus: action-packed tales featuring the Dora Milaje, the Midnight Angels and more from the world of Wakanda!

Collecting RISE OF THE BLACK PANTHER #1-6, BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA #1-6, BLACK PANTHER & THE CREW #1-6, BLACK PANTHER: LONG LIVE THE KING #1-6, BLACK PANTHER ANNUAL (2018) #1, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: WAKANDA FOREVER, X-MEN: WAKANDA FOREVER, AVENGERS: WAKANDA FOREVER, BLACK PANTHER VS. DEADPOOL #1-5, SHURI #1-10, KILLMONGER #1-5, BLACK PANTHER AND THE AGENTS OF WAKANDA #1-8, KING IN BLACK: BLACK PANTHER and THE LAST ANNIHILATION: WAKANDA — plus material from VENOMVERSE: WAR STORIES, MARVEL COMICS (2019) #1000, MARVEL’S VOICES #1, MARVEL’S VOICES: LEGACY and BLACK PANTHER (2018) #23-25.
1376 PGS./Rated T+ …$125.00
ISBN: 978-1-302-94627-2
Trim size: 7-1/4 x 10-7/8

Dungeons & Dragons: Mindbreaker #1 Reviews

Comic Book.com: 9/10 “This is a fun opening issue and can be enjoyed by readers of Zub’s past D&D series or newcomers to the long running story. I’m curious to see where this particular adventure goes as it doesn’t have any obvious parallel to a previous D&D campaign adventure.”

Comic Book Resources: “Mindbreaker #1 sets the stage for an exciting series…Fans of the Dungeons & Dragons Universe are sure to be delighted by this debut issue.”

Lyle’s Movie Files: 8.5/10 “Dungeons & Dragons: Mindbreaker is an easy to follow, enjoyable issue for longtime fans and newcomers alike…Mindbreaker is off to a very promising start and looks to be a title worth following each month.”

Major Spoilers- Dueling Reviews: “It’s good, it’s solid. Zub puts together an interesting group and there’s always nicely plotted stuff to be done…If you want a story set in that D&D world, this is a good one.”

Multiversity Comics: 8/10 “Jim Zub has been writing these characters enough to have them down to an art. Right from the first lines of dialogue, their personalities shine through…A fantastic new chapter in the ongoing adventures of the heroes of Baldur’s Gate, carrying on plot points introduced in Infernal Tides and tying the characters in to the Baldur’s Gate III video game.”

Reading With a Flight Ring: “This is a classic superhero book set in a Dungeons & Dragons setting, which is basically how it has always been as long as I’ve played. I love the way that this is being written and how we see the characterization along with these stunning interiors make this as much fun as it can possibly be.”

State of IDW NYCC Panel Online

I was a special guest on the State of IDW panel hosted by Sam Maggs. On the panel I talk about Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons: The Meeseeks Adventure, a special crossover one-shot story, and Dungeons & Dragons: Mindbreaker, the latest mini-series chronicling the adventures of our Baldur’s Gate heroes. Check it out!

Zub Comics – December 2021

AVENGERS: TECH-ON AVENGERS #5 (of 6)
Story – Jim Zub
Art – Jeff “Chamba” Cruz
Cover A – Eiici Shimizu
Cover B – Peach Momoko

A kaiju-sized Scream symbiote is on a rampage, and the Iron Avengers will need every scrap of Infinite Mirror Shard energy they have to try to hold her back. But can the team even stay together when one of their own is corrupted by the Red Skull’s ever-expanding power?

Avengers Tech-On 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)!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: MINDBREAKER #3 (of 5)
Story – Jim Zub
Artist – Eduardo Mello
Cover A – Max Dunbar
Cover B – Max Davenport

The prelude to Baldur’s Gate III and newest adventure in Jim Zub’s acclaimed D&D saga continues!

Following last issue’s disastrous turn of events, some of our heroes are missing, and the mind flayer threat is twisting ever deeper into the workings of the city. What secrets will be revealed, and what steps will the remaining Baldur’s Gate heroes take to save their friends?
In Shops: Dec 15, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Dynamic Forces – Talking About Mindbreaker

I spoke to Byron Brewer at Dynamic Forces all about Mindbreaker, the latest Dungeons & Dragons comic I’m writing, a mini-series that includes some foreshadowing of the evil to come in the new Baldur’s Gate III video game! Check it out.

Zub Comics Arriving in October 2021

AVENGERS: TECH-ON AVENGERS #3 (OF 6)
JIM ZUB (W) • CHAMBA (A) • Cover by EIICHI SHIMIZU
Variant Cover by PEACH MOMOKO

The Marvel-Sentai sensation continues!
• Loki, the Lord of Lies, imbued with Infinity Shard energy?! When the Avengers can’t trust anything they see or hear, they’ll need help from an unexpected source to try to turn the tide!
• Avengers Tech-On 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)!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: MINDBREAKER #1 (of 5)
Jim Zub (w) • Eduardo Mello (a) • Max Dunbar (c)

The prelude to the much-anticipated video game Baldur’s Gate III begins here!

Changed by their experiences in Avernus, Krydle, Shandie, Delina, Nerys, Minsc, and Boo return home to Baldur’s Gate to find that something much more insidious has taken root…what could be behind the odd behavior of the Head Librarian of the Knowledge-Hold?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

WORLD OF DARKNESS CRIMSON THAW #2
VAULT COMICS
(W) Tini Howard, Blake Howard, Jim Zub, Tim Seeley, Danny Lore (A) Julius Ohta (CA) Aaron Campbell
For over a century, werewolves of the Twin Cities have protected their blessed places from threats both physical and spiritual. When vampires under Cecily’s rule move in on one of these precious sites, it’s a declaration of war, one that Tyrell ‘the Stainless’ Stinar and his ferocious pack will avenge at any cost, even if that includes slaying one of their own.
World of Darkness: Crimson Thaw continues with werewolves in the spotlight and a bloody battle for leadership.
In Shops: Oct 06, 2021
SRP: 3.99

WORLD OF DARKNESS CRIMSON THAW #3
(W) Tini Howard, Blake Howard, Jim Zub, Tim Seeley, Danny Lore (A) Julius Ohta (CA) Aaron Campbell

VAULT COMICS
In Shops: Oct 20, 2021
SRP: 3.99