Category Archives: IDW

D&D Live 2020 Comic Showcase Panel

Yesterday on D&D Live we announced Stranger Things and Dungeons & Dragons, a new 4-issue mini-series! Here’s the comic showcase panel where we made the announcement along with artwork and insights into At the Spine of the World, the new D&D comic mini-series set in Icewind Dale. Check it out!

Stranger Things and Dungeons & Dragons Announced!


Cover art by Diego Galindo

Announced today on D&D Live, Stranger Things and Dungeons & Dragons is a new 4-issue mini-series being co-published by Dark Horse Comics and IDW that starts in November!

Jody Houser and I are co-writing this new 4-issue mini-series that shows how Dungeons & Dragons has defined and strengthened the friendships in Stranger Things. This story is filled with adventure, heart and a few supernatural surprises.

Deep-diving into research on first edition D&D and working on this series with our team has been so much fun. Fans of the hit Netflix series and gamers new and old will find a lot to love here. Look for more details and preview art coming soon.

In-Depth Video Interview on the Bell of Lost Souls

I spoke at length with J.R. Zambrano from the Bell of Lost Souls all about Dungeons & Dragons and gaming, comics, sword & sorcery, and a whole lot more. It’s a fun in-depth interview, so check it out!

CBR’s 10 Best Comic Books & Graphic Novels Any D&D Player Should Read

Over on CBR, Sid Natividad put together a list of “10 Best Comic Books & Graphic Novels Any D&D Player Should Read” and I’m happy to see four of my comics made the list.

In the long run my hope is one day to see a list of “10 Best Fantasy Comics Written by Jim Zub” because there will be so many to choose from. 🙂

D&D: Infernal Tides #3 Reviews

Comics For Sinners: “This comic book keeps delivering. Good story. Great art. Endings that keep you yearning for more.”

Fanboy Factor: “It’s richly complex, vastly full of characters and dramatic tension, battles that seem unwinnable, and good versus the evil.”

Screen Rant: “…exquisite imagery and precise linework that conveys both the magnitude and scale of Avernus and the claustrophobic intimacy of a vicious street brawl with the legions of Hell.”

Sequential Planet: “It’s a fun adventure that has tons to love and a wonderful start to the return of comic books”

Random Worlds Q&A

I did a Q&A steam on the Random Worlds IRC channel last night and you can read the full transcript for it right HERE.

Screen Rant Talks D&D: Infernal Tides

SJ Twining from Screen Rant chatted with me about my ties to Dungeons & Dragons and all the fun Max Dunbar and I have had working on Infernal Tides, the latest D&D comic mini-series. Check it out!

D&D: Infernal Tides #3 Reviews

ComicBook.com: 10/10 “The real highlight of this issue is Max Dunbar’s art, who does an amazing job bringing one of the Forgotten Realms’ critical historical moments to life. Dunbar is a fantastic artist, and his work really shines this issue.”

Comics For Sinners: “Infernal Tides is how D&D or any sword & sorcery comic book should be drawn.”

Quentin’s Enginewerks: “It’s been an entertaining read that I think the kids can enjoy. The artwork is very good.”

Reading With a Flight Ring: “This is as good if not better than a majority of the super-hero team books on stands today”

Sequential Planet: 8.3/10 “Dunbar has been drawing these characters long enough that he obviously knows them in all their fury and tenderness. He’s not only consistent with character design but also with sprawling landscapes, cityscapes, and contained locations.”

Super Hero Speak: 9/10 “The artwork is very clean and colorful. The images have some pop and the characters are detailed. The creatures look very cool as well. “

Talking Conan, Avengers, and Dungeons & Dragons on Word Balloon!

Listen to “Comic Books Marvel writer Jim Zub On Conan D&D Avengers and Serpent War” on Spreaker.

John Siuntres and I get caught up on the Word Balloon Podcast after over two years since our previous conversation. We cover Conan the Barbarian in a big way, along with Serpent War, Avengers, the resurgence of Dungeons & Dragons, conventions, and more! So much great material here.
Give it a listen!

0:00:00 John’s Introduction
0:04:06 Jim Interview Start – Taking over Conan the Barbarian
0:16:58 Conan: Serpent War – James Allison, Solomon Kane, and Dark Agnes
0:33:00 Intense fandom and reaching readers
0:40:22 Building the Avengers: No Surrender and No Road Home weekly stories
0:51:54 Dungeons & Dragons is back in a big way
1:09:20 Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons
1:13:53 The Dungeons & Dragons Young Adventurer’s Guides
1:24:34 Playing Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop RPGs
1:28:50 The Convention Circuit – SDCC memories and more
1:34:58 Original art – browsing and buying
1:45:55 Hong Kong action movies and the wrap up

D&D: Infernal Tides #1 Reviews

Bravo, Bard: “a delightful adventure that pulls a lot from its inspiration without feeling like a rehash of it. With fantastic art and clever writing, this comic will please not only D&D fans, but fans of good stories in general.”

Comic Book.com: 10/10 “While Zub and Dunbar are a fantastic pairing in any circumstance, Infernal Tides feels like their strongest work to date. Dunbar’s art is absolutely phenomenal and Zub integrates elements from Descent Into Avernus effortlessly without making it feel like a rehash of the adventure.”

Comic Book University: “I think that we’re in good hands with these books.”

Here Be Wonder: 10/10 “Jim Zub and Max Dunbar have kicked off an amazing new chapter of the D&D comic and I am loving it.”

The Pullbox: 10/10 “Adventure and intrigue abound, expertly seasoned with just the right dose of humor…Layered and well-paced, we get glimpses of the horror to come and just enough information to leave us tantalized for more”

Multiversity: 8.6/10 “A fiend-fighting fun time in Baldur’s Gate, bringing the beloved band of brave heroes back to battle the forces of badness. Everyone working on this comic must have rolled a Natural 20, because it’s a critical hit.”

Reading With a Flight Ring: “The linework is exquisitely laid down and the varying weights being utilized really bring about some of the best attention to detail that you’ll see. Max and Sebastian are able to bring this to life with such awe and wonder that even the tiniest of details are displayed.”

The Gallant Goblin: “The comic is beautifully illustrated and fast-paced. The fight scenes are a delight for any D&D player as you get to see spells and class abilities come to life on the page.”