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Evil At Baldur’s Gate #5 Arrives in August!

Dungeons & Dragons: Evil at Baldur’s Gate #5
Jim Zub (w) • Francesco Mortarino (a) • Max Dunbar (c)

Brave Boo—Hamster Quest

Boo has traveled far and wide as companion to Minsc the Beloved Ranger, but there comes a time in every hamster’s life when they must stand alone and face the darkness. If you read only one comic about a miniature giant space hamster this year, make sure it’s this one.

Evil at Baldur’s Gate acts as a perfect jumping on point for new readers and D&D fans. Each story is self-contained and introduces readers to the world of D&D.
• Fan favorite writer Jim Zub (Samurai Jack, Avengers) continues his run on D&D paired with a top-notch group of artists for Evil at Baldur’s Gate.
• Variant covers by Adam Kosh of Code Name, and Max Dunbar.

Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons Launches in August!

Arriving in August, pre-order now at your favorite local comic shop!

Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons #1 (of 4)
Patrick Rothfuss & Jim Zub (w)
Troy Little (a & c)

When Morty needs to learn how to play D&D to keep up with the cool kids, his hard-drinking, old school-gaming, mad science-making grandpa is happy to teach him how to roll the dice, but neither of them is prepared for the saving throws they’re about to fail or the true quest yet to come. Strap on a +1 longsword and grab your 10-foot pole, because this is going to be a gaming gauntlet like no other.

The world’s greatest role-playing game.
Reality’s most dysfunctional family.
What could go wrong?

• Presented in conjunction with ONI PRESS.
• Patrick Rothfuss, the multiple award-winning, bestselling author of The Kingkiller Chronicle series, joins Dungeons & Dragons fan-favorite writer Jim Zub (Avengers, Wayward) on a tri-dimensional fantasy adventure.
• Troy Little is the multi-Eisner nominated artist of Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, Angora Napkin, and The Powerpuff Girls.
Rick and Morty is one of the most popular shows in Adult Swim history, with a steady fan following since it debuted in 2013. This is the first official Rick and Morty team-up story and should have deep traction in fan circles.
Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition sales continue to grow each year and the Baldur’s Gate video games have sold millions of copies around the world. D&D has returned as a cultural force in bookstores and online.
• Variant covers by Sara Richard and Tess Fowler.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Evil At Baldur’s Gate Interview on SyFy Wire

Over on SYFY Wire, Blair Marnell interviewed me all about D&D: EVIL AT BALDUR’S GATE #1 arriving in comic shops next Wednesday!

Check out the interview along with an exclusive preview of our first issue with line work by Dean Kotz and colors by Stefani Rennee.

D&D: Evil At Baldur’s Gate #4 Arrives in July!

Arriving in July-

Dungeons & Dragons: Evil at Baldur’s Gate #4
Jim Zub (w) • Ramon Bachs (a) • Max Dunbar (c)

Nerys Kathon—Beyond Death

The Baldur’s Gate heroes return to the city at last, but their time adventuring in Ravenloft and the frozen northern reaches of the Realms has changed them. Each of them must face great trials ahead before they’ll be ready to embrace their destiny.

The beast within Nerys Kathon has lain dormant for weeks, but now its hunger must be satiated. Can the Baldur’s Gate heroes save their friend or is death the only answer for one of Kelemovor’s chosen?

• Evil at Baldur’s Gate acts as a perfect jumping on point for new readers and D&D fans. Each story is self-contained and introduces readers to the world of D&D.
• Fan favorite writer Jim Zub (Samurai Jack, Avengers) continues his run on D&D paired with a top-notch group of artists for Evil at Baldur’s Gate!
• Black & White Variant covers by Ramon Bachs and Max Dunbar!

Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons Begins in August!

Patrick Rothfuss and Jim Zub lead crossover mini-series this August

SAN DIEGO, CA (April 8th, 2018) – Announced today at C2E2, IDW, in partnership with Oni Press, is bringing two of the most popular properties in the world, Adult Swim’s hit series Rick and Morty™ and Dungeons & Dragons, together in a brand-new four-issue comic book series. Taking the reins of these two iconic properties is the superstar creative team of writers Patrick Rothfuss (The Kingkiller Chronicles) and Jim Zub (The Avengers, Wayward) along with Eisner-nominated artist Troy Little (Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas). Debuting this August, the mini-series will throw Rick and Morty into a high-fantasy adventure blended with the wit, humor, and intelligence the show is widely celebrated for.

“I love Rick and Morty™ with a powerful love, and I’ve played D&D since the 5th grade,” said Patrick Rothfuss. “So when they approached me about writing a story with both of them together? That’s some serious you-got-chocolate-in-my-peanut butter $#!& right there. I’m in. I’m all the way in. I’m gettin’ that chocolate all up in the peanut butter. Like, deep in. All the way in. It’s going to be sticky and delicious.”

In this summer’s biggest comic book crossover, Morty goes to Rick for help to learn about Dungeons & Dragons, the game all the cool kids at his school are playing; naturally, things go horribly wrong as Rick, Morty, and the whole Smith family find themselves on an epic quest with no escape in sight.

“The Dungeons & Dragons crew is letting Pat and I open a Pandora’s Box of insane adventure material and iconic creatures from the granddaddy of all tabletop role-playing games,” said Jim Zub. “I wish I could say we’ll take good care of it, but, the simple truth is, this is Rick and Morty™ we’re talking about. No fantasy world or otherworldly plane of existence is safe.”

Each issue will feature variant covers that fans of both series will love, including character sheets, and more! Dungeons & Dragons comics from IDW by Jim Zub are available now wherever books are sold. Oni Press’s Rick and Morty™comics are also available where comics and books are sold.

Geek Exchange D&D Interview

I spoke to Jeremy Nisen at the Geek Exchange all about Dungeons & Dragons: Evil At Baldur’s Gate, the new comic mini-series starting in April. Click through to find out more!

D&D: Evil At Baldur’s Gate Begins in April!

Geek & Sundry has the scoop – the fourth Dungeons & Dragons mini-series, titled Evil At Baldur’s Gate, begins in April!

This time we have a series of five one-shot stories that focus on different characters from our cast, delving into who they are while also showcasing some aspects of Dungeons & Dragons that has never shown up in the comics before. Head on over to Geek & Sundry to read an interview with me where I talk about what’s in store and also talk about why tabletop gaming is so much fun.

Twitch Interview on Dungeons & Dragons!

During Emerald City Comicon I spoke to the gang at Twitch all about Dungeons & Dragons: Frost Giant’s Fury and adapting the tabletop game to the comic page. Check it out!

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.”