Category Archives: IDW

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

Dungeons & Dragons: Mindbreaker Foreshadows the Dark Forces Featured in Baldur’s Gate III Video Game

SAN DIEGO, CA (July 22, 2021) – Beginning in October, IDW returns to the Forgotten Realms with Dungeons & Dragons: Mindbreaker, a five-issue monthly comic book series that takes place before the events of Baldur’s Gate III, the highly-anticipated video game!

Acclaimed author Jim Zub joins artist Eduardo Mello in a tense tale of familiar Dungeons & Dragons adventurers Krydle, Shandie, Delina, Nerys, Minsc, and Boo, as they discover that something insidious has taken root in their homeland!

“Our Baldur’s Gate heroes have traveled to remote parts of the Realms, tumbled through the Demiplane of Dread, been exiled to Hell, and somehow made it back alive,” says Zub. “Now they’re home in Baldur’s Gate and the threat that’s arrived on their doorstep is far greater than any of them could have imagined.”

Mindbreaker builds upon IDW’s expansive library of Dungeons & Dragons tales written by Zub, a sixth entry in a Baldur’s Gate saga that includes prior publications Legends of Baldur’s Gate, Shadows of the Vampire, Frost Giant’s Fury, Evil at Baldur’s Gate, and Infernal Tides.

“Getting to write new Dungeons & Dragons stories with Minsc and company alongside the incredible surge in the tabletop game’s popularity has been an honor and a thrill,” says Zub. “Mindbreaker is D&D on a grand scale, jam-packed with action and adventure. It pays off a bunch of elements introduced in earlier D&D miniseries and foreshadows the dark forces that rise to prominence in Baldur’s Gate III. I can’t wait for readers to see how it all plays out!”

“Jim’s wisdom and charisma, combined with Eduardo’s dexterity, have crafted a powerfully emotional adventure that never skimps on action or humor. We’re so excited to collaborate with our colleagues at Wizards of the Coast on a series so closely tied to the franchise’s status quo and that, in the mind flayers, showcases the D&D villain that has most captured popular imagination in recent years,” says series co-editor Zac Boone.

Dungeons & Dragons: Mindbreaker #1 will be available with multiple cover variants for retailers and fans to enjoy, including Cover A by Max Dunbar (artist of Legends of Baldur’s Gate and Infernal Tides), Cover B by Max Davenport, and a Retailer Incentive edition featuring art by Celia Lowenthal.

For information on how to acquire copies of Dungeons & Dragons comic books, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.

Launching in October – Dungeons & Dragons: Mindbreaker!

Announced as part of D&D Live’s press coverage, I’m writing a new Dungeons & Dragons comic mini-series called Mindbreaker that launches in October and continues the adventures of our Baldur’s Gate heroes!

Mindbreaker is a five-issue mini-series that features Minsc and Boo, Krydle, Shandie, Delina, and Nerys. Written by Jim Zub with art by Eduardo Mello and covers by Max Dunbar, our heroes must fight to save each other, and their sanity, from a mind flayer-led cult secretly destroying trust between the factions in Baldur’s Gate. This storyline follows on from the Infernal Tides mini-series and acts as a prequel to Baldur’s Gate III.

Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons Deluxe Edition Arrives in August!

So thrilled to announce this-
A limited edition RICK and MORTY VS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Deluxe Hardcover arrives in August, collecting both hit mini-series along with a brand new MEESEEKS ADVENTURE story created especially for this collection!

Click on through to The Beat to check out exclusive art and preview pages!

Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons Deluxe Edition

#1 New York Times-bestselling fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind), acclaimed comics writer Jim Zub, and Eisner-nominated artist Troy Little bring you the comics crossover of the year now in a deluxe, hardcover collector’s edition! Featuring all eight issues of the hit series, plus a BRAND NEW story from Jim Zub and Troy Little featuring Mr. Meeseeks conquering The Forgotten Realms! Over 250 pages of monsters, mayhem, and a bag of holding worth of bonus materials.
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Stranger Things and Dungeons & Dragons #4 Reviews

Comic Book.com: 8/10 “This was a surprisingly good mini-series, one that used Stranger Things to demonstrate the beneficial values that playing any sort of tabletop RPG can have for a group of friends (or strangers).”

Comic Crusaders: 10/10 “The art was done by Diego Galindo coloring by MSASSYK. Spot on art. Beautifully capture the feel of the late 80’s while integrating the Stranger Things Gang as well.”

Flickering Myth: 8/10 “The story here ends with a twist, a turn and a satisfying conclusion. It has reached a logical closure point where the baton has been passed and friendships are stronger than ever before.”

Monkeys Fighting Robots: 8.2/10 “It wrapped up everything neatly, but more importantly, it held true to the tone of the main series. It brought all of that full circle while providing just a touch of insight to everything that had gone on.”

One More Comic (Spanish): 8/10 “A friendship that is about to grow apart must say goodbye with the game that brought them together. This chapter is one of the most emotional.”

Sci-Fi Pulse: “Jodie Houser and Jim Zub do a brilliant job of wrapping this story arc up. And get to do a story where the friends say their farewells to Will.”

Stranger Things and Dungeons & Dragons #2 Reviews

But Why Tho: 10/10 “Houser and Zub humanize two of our main fictional characters while Galindo brings out raw emotions through an amazing display of facial expressions.”

Comic Book.com: 8/10 “Honestly, this comic focuses on another great aspect of D&D—how people use it to grapple with complex emotions like grief or rage. It’s a surprisingly deep comic, one that clearly comes from a place of love for D&D.”

Comic Crusaders: 9/10 “The ability of this fellowship to bring Will back into the world of the living, to be able to experience joy, imagination and friendship once more is a key part of the story that we never saw play out on the screen. The healing feels organic and really builds up the bonds between the friends.”

Monkeys Fighting Robots: 8/10 “…a bittersweet issue, one that follows the events of the first season. Its success is in making the characters feel so very human, as they learn to cope with everything they have seen and survived.”

One More Comic (Spanish): 8/10 “The love of playing Dungeons & Dragons transcends and is no longer just fun, it is a way to heal wounds.”

Scifi Pulse: “The art team does a great job on this issue. The character likenesses are bang on. As are the different locations. I particularly enjoyed the sequence of panels where Mike was devising the game in his attic.”

Stranger Things and Dungeons & Dragons #1 Reviews

But Why Tho: 10/10 “…a perfect amalgamation of growing up, friendship, and a passion for geek culture.”

Comic Book.com: 8/10 “…a love letter to the bonding power of D&D…A great comic, one that syncs up perfectly with both Stranger Things and the D&D experience.”

Comic Book Club: “I was surprised how much I enjoyed this…I thought this was a lot of fun.”

Flickering Myth: “I look forward to more of this bizarre mix of intellectual properties; the concept sounds insane and yet I very much enjoyed the story presented so far.”

Mass Movement: “an uncanny ability to weave great stories featuring well-rounded, believable and relatable character and when you team them up with a staggeringly talented artistic duo the end result is inevitably going to knock you off your feet and completely blow your mind.”

Monkeys Fighting Robots: “…a fun and charming beginning to this miniseries. It’s an endearing adventure, allowing for a sneak peek into the world they lived in before everything turned so…strange.”

One More Comic (Spanish): 10/10 “Both the story and art capture the camaraderie and tone of the Stranger Things series, as well as how exciting it is to participate in the game.”

The Pullbox: “The settings are well-rendered and attractive, and there’s a lot of play with panels and collages, maintaining strong eye appeal and interest. And the gaming scenes? You can tell, dude was just having fun.”

Sci-Fi Pulse: “Diego Galindo does some epic work here and his fine line work is brought wonderfully to life by colorist MSASSYK. Furthermore, the artist does a wonderful job of capturing the likeness of the young actors that play the four key characters on ‘Stranger Things’.”

That Hashtag Show: “It was nice to get a look at Will, Mike, Lucas, and Dustin before their lives got turned “Upside Down”. This Stranger Things origin story mixed with the fantasy world of Dungeons & Dragons is a must for fans!”