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Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda!

This September, T’Challa leads a hand-picked outfit of unexpected Super Heroes in BLACK PANTHER and the AGENTS of WAKANDA!

BLACK PANTHER and the AGENTS of WAKANDA is Kirby-fueled Mission: Impossible in the Marvel Universe. It’s over-the-top action and unexpected twists with a cast of characters pulled from strange places in the Marvel Comics canon. This is a strike force of misfits and monsters tasked with defending humanity and that gives me the freedom to tell a huge range of stories—serious and sadistic, epic and emotional. Read the Q&A I did at Marvel.com for more details!

“The Ultron Agenda” Begins in Iron Man This September

Newsarama has an advanced solicit for Tony Stark: Iron Man #16, which begins a story called “The Ultron Agenda.”

TONY STARK: IRON MAN #16
DAN SLOTT & JIM ZUB (W)
VALERIO SCHITI (A)
COVER BY ALEXANDER LOZANO
“THE ULTRON AGENDA” STARTS HERE!

Watch out, Iron Man! The Robot Uprising of the Marvel Universe has begun! But it’s NOT Ultron leading the charge… it’s Machine Man?! The A.I.’s are on the attack – and they might be in the right. Battle lines are being drawn, and it’s time for Tony Stark, Jocasta, Andy Bhang and the rest of the cast to pick sides.
32 PGS./RATED T+ …$3.99

Zub Marvel Comics in August!

MARVEL COMICS #1000
VARIOUS WRITERS • VARIOUS ARTISTS

THE GREATEST TALENT EVER ASSEMBLED FOR ONE STORY!

THIS IS THE BIG ONE! In celebration of Marvel’s 80th Anniversary, we have gathered together the greatest array of talent ever to be assembled between the covers of a single comic book! Names from the past, from the present, and even the future! Every page is filled with all-new work from this cavalcade of comic book luminaries!

There is a mystery that threads throughout the Marvel Universe — one that has its origins in MARVEL COMICS #1 and which unites a disparate array of heroes and villains throughout the decades! What is the Eternity Mask, and who is responsible for the conspiracy to keep it hidden? And what new player will make their startling debut as these secrets are peeled away?
Featuring the entirety of the Marvel Universe of characters!
96 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T …$9.99
PERFECTBOUND FORMAT

CHAMPIONS #8
JIM ZUB (W) • STEVEN CUMMINGS (A)
Cover by KIM JACINTO

• Fear, doubt, and deception…The Champions’ ideals are about to be tested, and not everyone will make the grade.
• Plus, the return of the Freelancers and the fate of Sam Alexander!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

TONY STARK: IRON MAN #15
DAN SLOTT & JIM ZUB (W) • VALERIO SCHITI (A) • Cover by Rod Reis
Bring On The Bad Guys Variant Cover by Mark Brooks

Reality is in the eye of the beholder, as Tony Stark questions his humanity… while Jocasta is making the choice to leave her robotic body behind and upgrade to biological parts. A turning point is coming to the Marvel Universe as robotic and A.I. rights are being threatened in America. Guest starring the Vision. And featuring the return of one of the Avengers greatest threats!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #8
JIM ZUB (W) • PATCH ZIRCHER (A)
Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO
Variant Cover by LEONARDO MANCO

NEVER DWELL ON THE HAND YOU’RE DEALT – EVEN IF IT’S DEATH!

“CONAN THE GAMBLER” PART 2!
• CONAN’s job as a bodyguard in Shadizar lands him in a deadly game of SERPENT’S BLUFF!
• But if the cards are in Conan’s favor, will this absolve his debt or land him in further danger?
• It’ll take more than luck to win the prize this time!
• PLUS: The next chapter in the all-new CONAN novella “THE SHADOW OF VENGEANCE”!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

Comics Beat Interview: Marvel and More

I spoke at length with Matt O’Keefe at the Comics Beat all about launching Stone Star and my current Marvel projects. Lots of great info and insight here to read. Check it out.

Champions #5 Reviews

Black Nerd Problems: 9/10 “Zub uses Cyclops’ presence to ground the idea that despite everything, the Champions do important work. It’s incredibly heartfelt, and what makes the Champions such a great team.”

Comic Book.com: 10/10 “This book soars on every level, mixing true human emotion with all of the fun and action you expect from a superhero comic series…I don’t know if I can love this book more.”

Comic Book Resources: “Once Cyclops explained his somewhat convoluted time loop, Kamala embraced her old friend. This moment not only drives home how important the teenage X-Men’s stories are to modern Marvel continuity, it humanizes Scott in a way we haven’t seen in ages.”

Comic Book University: “A really good issue. It is a War of the Realms tie-in, but in typical Zub fashion, he makes it count for the characters as well.”

Comics Beat: “Champions has quietly became one of Marvel’s best titles. Writer Jim Zub and artist Steven Cummings have put forth fantastic work on the current run of the series, doing big things with Marvel’s team of young heroes and telling intense character-driven stories with the team’s core membership”

Hayden Claire Heroes: 8/10 “Probably the best issue of this series so far and definitely one of the best War of the Realms tie-in.”

Multiversity Comics: 8/10 “Champions #5 proves that an event comic tie-in can not only progress the story of the individual series and the event but also have a lot of heart.”

Weird Science Marvel Comics: 7.8/10 “This is easily the standout issue of the series so far, and it clicks nicely with the other events in the Marvel universe at the moment.”

You Don’t Read Comics: “The issue is also remarkably positive and lighthearted, despite dealing with a potential apocalypse and personal drama. This is pretty rare in modern hero comics and feels like a breath of fresh air.”

Avengers: No Road Home Wrap-Up Interview Part 2 on CBR

Dave Richards from Comic Book Resources interviewed Al Ewing, Mark Waid, and I all about the big finish to Avengers: No Road Home. We talk about Hercules, Vision, and more. Give it a read!

Avengers: No Road Home Wrap-Up Interview Part 1 on CBR

Dave Richards from Comic Book Resources interviewed Al Ewing, Mark Waid, and I all about the big finish to Avengers: No Road Home. We talk about the crazy meta ending and more. Give it a read!

Avengers: No Road Home #10 Reviews

Adventures In Poor Taste: 10/10 “Beautifully written and well timed for Marvel’s 80th anniversary this is one of the best finishes to a Marvel event in some time.”

Caped-Joel: 10/10 “A truly beautiful work of art. An utter love letter to the Marvel fan base and Marvel’s history…No Road Home #10 ends up being one of the best Marvel comics I’ve read all year round and an absolute must read for anyone who was trade-waiting.”

Comic Book Resources: “Ewing, Waid and Zub present the finale as a metatextual meditation on the nature of storytelling, the importance of hope in a medium that recently been overly preoccupied with darkness, and what it takes to be a hero.”

Comic-Watch: 9.8/10 “I’m not sure what I really wanted out of Avengers: No Road Home when I began this journey, but whatever it was, it was dwarfed by the absolute treat that was delivered by this outstanding creative team.”

Comics: The Gathering: 9/10 “In the finale of No Road Home, the heroes’ triumphant victory takes shape as an ode to the limitless possibilities of storytelling in the Mighty Marvel Manner.”

Do You Even Comic Book?!: 8/10 “This is a true Avengers story. This is pure Marvel magic. This is comic books at their best. It sets up for more stories, more beginnings, and a lot of other stuff.”

Fortress of Solitude: 9.5/10 “An utterly charming and fantastic end to this 10-part series that in a really nice and enduring way paid homage to Marvel.”

Newsarama: 9/10 “Avengers: No Road Home #10 speaks well to the power of stories, why these comics have endured for so long and meant so much to so many people, all in the service of holding back the darkness, both literally and figuratively…each issue of this series has either thrilled, moved, or entertained – and sometimes accomplished all three.”

Pop Cult HQ: “Avengers: No Road Home is refreshing in its simplicity and is written by people who have a real affection for superhero comics.”

Talking Comic Books: “The impressive creative team behind Avengers: No Road Home turned out an enjoyable weekly event that was full of fun and excitement. This group of Avengers was an eclectic grouping of Earths Mightiest Heroes, both past and present, which led to much of my enjoyment over the course of this series.”

Zona Negativa: 9.3/10 “…One of the best stories published this year. Not just because it respects the past, but because of its high quality and ability to open new doors to the future.”

Zub Marvel Superhero Comics in July!

Arriving in July-

CHAMPIONS #7
JIM ZUB (W)
STEVEN CUMMINGS (A)
Cover by KIM JACINTO

• The WAR OF THE REALMS is over, but its effect on the Champions has shaken the team to its very core.
• Meanwhile, Sam Alexander’s mission in space takes an unexpected turn.
• Will he find redemption, or is this the last ride for the human rocket?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

TONY STARK: IRON MAN #14
DAN SLOTT & JIM ZUB (W)
VALERIO SCHITI (A)
Cover by INHYUK LEE
CARNAGE-IZED VARIANT COVER BY PASQUAL FERRY

“THE ONE-STEP PROGRAM”
When Iron Man tells Captain Marvel that he can’t be her sponsor because he may or may not have fallen off the wagon, Carol doesn’t it take it well. What is Tony Stark’s new high-tech solution for sobriety? Find out why this might be his worst idea yet. Featuring the villainy of the all-new Spymaster. And follow Jocasta as she decides to go all in for “the ultimate upgrade.”
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SECRET WARPS: ARACHKNIGHT ANNUAL #1
AL EWING & JIM ZUB (W)
CARLOS VILLA & CARLO BARBERI (A)
Cover by CARLOS GOMEZ

“SECRET WARPS,” PART 4 – SUPREMEUNIVERSAL!
• The web-spinning Arachknight finds himself out of the depth of all four of his personas as his own warped universe begins colliding with another — the New Supreme Universe, homes of the Supreme Seven!
• PLUS: A bonus tale of ol’ AK trying to persuade the Terrific Two to become a Trio!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

This July: I’m Writing Savage Sword of Conan!

SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #7
JIM ZUB (W)
PATCH ZIRCHER (A)
Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO
Variant Cover by PHILIP TAN

HITHER CAME…CONAN THE GAMBLER?!

A chance violent encounter in Shadizar lands young CONAN a position as a bodyguard for a wealthy merchant. But a twist of fate will put Conan in the hot seat — and no choice but to play the hand he’s dealt in a deadly game of SERPENT’S BLUFF! Conan will rely on his sword — and his wits — while navigating the seedy underworld of “civilized” gambling while making sure he stays clear of the deadly “Debtors Lounge”! Magic, mystery and action abound when writer Jim Zub (CHAMPIONS, AVENGERS: NO ROAD HOME) joins forces with artist Patch Zircher (HULK; TERROR, INC.) for the first of a three-part epic — CONAN THE GAMBLER!

PLUS: The next chapter in the all-new CONAN novella “THE SHADOW OF VENGEANCE”!

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99