Category Archives: Stone Star

Stone Star Pin at SDCC 2019!

ComiXology has just revealed that as part of their exclusive content at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, they’ll have enamel pins based on various comiXology Originals series, including a pin of Durn, our effigy warrior-bot from Stone Star!

Can’t wait to get a few of these for myself. Such a cool little promotion.

Stone Star Interview on Hollywood Soapbox

Max and I spoke to Jon Soltes at Hollywood Soapbox all about developing Stone Star, our new creator-owned space-fantasy series. There’s lots of good info about how the series came about.

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.

Citywide Blackout Interview

I spoke to the gang at Citywide Blackout all about Stone Star, the new creator-owned space-fantasy series I’m working on with Max Dunbar. Give it a listen!

Stone Star #2 Reviews

Comic Book University: “This is an awesome book.”

Comic Watch: 8.6/10 “The dynamic artwork and superb world-building make Stone Star an incredibly fun read for anybody looking for a new series in the genre.”

Fanboy Factor: “I like Max Dunbar’s line art. It’s imaginative and descriptive without being overwrought with detail. Espen Grundetjern contributes heavy tonal colouring in the early pages of the issue but opens up the palate nicely with the breathtaking atmosphere of Quell-World.”

Modern Gafa: “The artwork beautifully brings us into a world that’s original and full of colorful aliens and the writing makes sure we want to stick around too.”

Nerdenthum: “The world is getting bigger and the prologue in this issue helps us to understand it much better. It’s an action packed and interesting world that is well illustrated.”

Stone Star Interview on Comicon.com

Max Dunbar and I spoke to Hannah Means Shannon at comicon.com all about Stone Star, our new creator-owned series on ComiXology. Check it out.

Stone Star #1 Reviews

Comic Book University: “Based on this first issue, I’m looking forward to more of this.”

Comic-Watch: 9/10 “Stone Star #1 is both strikingly familiar and stunningly fresh, making Jim Zub and Max Dunbar’s surprise release a pleasant surprise”

Convention Collective: “If you’re looking for a high action science fiction book with a lot of unique characters, you can’t go wrong with Stone Star.”

Fanboy Factor: “It’s a fun and invigorating read for a few reasons…There is a lot to discover in this first issue!”

Full Price for Late Pizza: “Stone Star really does bring something new to the table, something we’ve not seen before — from its characters, to its premise, to the refreshing take it has on an old trope, it really is a must for any comic-book enthusiast that has a love for science-fiction.”

Graphic Policy: 8/10 “…this first issue feels like a story that I want to spend some time with and a world I want to explore.”

Ironclad Press: “this is a fast-paced sci-fi adventure that quickly introduces a whole host of interesting characters and situations, drawing on the best sci-fi traditions to create a familiar but intriguing world for an adventure.”

Modern Gafa: “The artwork beautifully brings us into the world and the story makes sure we want to stick around.”

Nerdenthum: “The world is a fascinating mix of fantasy and sci-fi that works a bit differently than any I’ve seen before.”

Fanbase Press Talks Stone Star

Barbra Dillon from Fanbase Press spoke to Max Dunbar and I about Stone Star, space-fantasy, digital distribution, and more. Give it a read!

Stone Star Launch Press

The crew at comiXology lined up press in a few different outlets to let people know about Stone Star, the new creator-owned series Max Dunbar and I are doing. Check it out:


io9/Gozmodo had the exclusive reveal of the new series and our surprise launch.


SYFY Wire has an in-depth look at Max Dunbar’s concept art for the series and his thoughts on designing new worlds.


The SKTCHD podcast has an exclusive audio interview with me all about the industry side of this release – digital VS print, flexibility, new stories, creator-owned comics, and the joys of conventions.

STONE STAR!

ComiXology Originals Announces STONE STAR,
A Sci-Fi Action-Adventure Comic Series
by Jim Zub and Max Dunbar

Available Digitally Starting Today
Now Included Exclusively in Prime Reading, Kindle Unlimited and comiXology Unlimited

March 27, 2019 – New York, NY – ComiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comics service, dropped a surprise new series today, the first issue of Stone Star, a 5-part sci-fi, action-adventure comic series by Jim Zub (Champions, Avengers: No Road Home, Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons) and Max Dunbar (Champions, Dungeons & Dragons). Stone Star #1 is digitally available to read now for members of Prime Reading, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited and is also available for sale on comiXology and Kindle for $2.99.

Stone Star is a mobile asteroid where entertainment abounds, and competition and celebrity are intertwined. Gladiators fight to find their fortune, but there are other secrets lurking beneath the surface as a new season begins. Evoking the very best of science fiction, cyberpunk, and modern-day sports entertainment, Stone Star follows the story of Dail, a teenage thief who is pulled into the arena and has to decide where his loyalties lie. Zub and Dunbar have created a fast-paced adventure full of stunning sights, intense action, and colorful characters.

“Stone Star is a wild mix of everything that ignited my imagination growing up – strange creatures with a fantasy flare, weird worlds, and unexpected danger,” says writer Jim Zub. “Max is channeling that excitement and unleashing it on every page with a level of kinetic action and detail that readers have never seen from him before.”

“It’s exciting to surprise fans with a new series no one knew was coming,” said comiXology Originals Head of Content Chip Mosher. “We love Stone Star – Zub and Dunbar have really delivered the goods and we know that new and existing comic fans will enjoy the heck out of this rollicking sci-fi adventure. And with digital distribution we can surprise and delight readers everywhere with new content they didn’t know was coming. It’s a blast!”

In celebration of this surprise announcement, Jim Zub and Max Dunbar will be at WonderCon—March 29-31 in Anaheim, CA—to promote and discuss Stone Star. The two creators will be signing two exclusive, limited edition giveaway posters, illustrated by Max Dunbar and available from their table at Booth #2151.