Glitterbomb #2 Reviews

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Adventures In Poor Taste: 10/10 “Right in time for Halloween, Glitterbomb #2 ramps up the horror and will give you food for thought and all kinds of tingles.”

Comic Book Bin: “Djibril Morissette-Phan is surprisingly polished. He continues to assert control over this narrative with a mood of mystery and with a tense pace. His storytelling is sharp, efficient, and clear.”

Fangirl Nation: “It’s an interesting look into the underbelly of such a glamorous world.”

Heroes Direct: 9.2/10 “this is a hugely fascinating story. Horror fans shouldn’t miss this excellent story.”

Newsarama: 10/10 “Everyone involved is crafting a tale that serves to show Hollywood isn’t as glamorous as the pictures make it out to be.”

Reading With a Flight Ring: “With such strong writing, characterisation and visuals this issue got even stronger than the first for me.”

Arriving in January: Thunderbolts #9 and Avengers-Monsters Unleashed #1!

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I’ve got two Marvel super hero titles in January 2017, Thunderbolts #9 and the Avengers one-shot special for Monsters Unleashed, a new 2017 event! Writing an Avengers story has been an absolute thrill. Can’t wait for you to see what Sean and I are putting together for it.

Here are the solicits:

AVENGERS #1.MU
JIM ZUB (W) • SEAN IZAAKSE (A)
Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA
GWENSTER UNLEASHED VARIANT COVER BY TBA
A MONSTERS UNLEASHED TIE-IN!
A seemingly straightforward mission for Spider-Man takes an unexpected turn when Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are caught off-guard by a monstrous invasion from the sky.
An all-star lineup of Avengers battling behemoths in this over-sized spectacular that’s a perfect jumping-on point for new readers and old.
40 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+ …$4.99

THUNDERBOLTS #9
JIM ZUB (W) • JON MALIN (A/C)
Sometimes you have to do the right thing with the team you’ve got, not the team you want…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Wayward #20 Arrives in January!

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WAYWARD #20
STORY: JIM ZUB
ART / COVER A: STEVEN CUMMINGS & TAMRA BONVILLAIN
COVER B: AMANDA SCHANK
JANUARY 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

END OF STORY ARC
The spirits lay their claim…

Paste Magazine Interview

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I chatted with Bobby Tutton at Paste Magazine all about Glitterbomb, fame, failure, and conventions. Give it a read!

New York Comic Con Panel Summaries

I was on four panels at New York Comic Con this year and three out of those four were summarized online by comic journalists at the event. Read on to get a sense of what we covered if you weren’t able to make it:

Writers Unite: Writing and Pitching Comic Stories

Marvel Now: Divided We Stand

Image Comics: Spectacle

THUNDERBOLTS 20th Anniversary Arrives in February 2017!

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Announced at New York Comic Con over the weekend, in February it’s the 20th anniversary of THUNDERBOLTS and I’m writing the lead story alongside a special back-up tale by Thunderbolts creators Kurt Busiek and Mark Bagley!

Both Comic Book Resources and Newsarama have interviews with me where I go into a bit more detail about what we have planned and the drama ahead. It’s an absolute thrill writing this special chapter in the Thunderbolts story. Can’t wait for readers to see what we have in store.

WAYWARD #16 Reviews

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We’d been away for a while but finally Wayward is back with issue #16 now available! What did reviewers think of it? Read on…

Big Glasgow: 9.6/10 “In 2015, I had defined Wayward the best ongoing series published by Image Comics (at least among those I have read). In 2016, my extremely high expectations about it are not being disappointed. Don’t miss it”

Fandom Post: B+ “It’s a very good read and one that makes out a whole lot better by taking a slower pace with it all rather than barreling into a lot of new additions and expansions.”

Flipgeeks: 9/10 “This issue is definitely worth your hard earned monies, mates.”

Geeked Out Nation: 8.1/10 “anyone who hasn’t seen what’s so great about Wayward to now join in on the adventure. The past is never truly just the past and the future is rich with potential”

God of Comics: “a whole new world of history, mythology, and culture awaits. This comic is impossibly good…”

Pop Mythology: “I love the way that Zub capitalizes on these unfamiliar folklore elements to entice his readers into learning more and weaves them so proficiently into the story that it’s a decide pleasure to turn the page and see what lies on the other side.”

Reading With a Flight Ring: “I’m infatuated with the work that Steven does on the interiors. His attention to detail is amazing to see come to life.”

TM Stash: 10/10 “Just when you thought you couldn’t be more absorbed in the world of WAYWARD, the story takes a twist”

Under the Comic Covers: “Absolutely worth the wait. So happy to have Wayward back.”

Zub at New York Comic Con 2016!

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October is here and that means it’s time for New York Comic Con! Once again I’ll be set up in Artist Alley and look forward to seeing friends and meeting readers. In addition, several of my collaborators will be at the show, so you’ll be able to get multiple signatures on some of my books!

TABLE S-03 = Edwin Huang (Artist on Skullkickers)
TABLE S-04 = Jim Zub
TABLE S-05 = Djibril Morissette-Phan (Artist/Co-Creator on Glitterbomb)

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On top of the table set-up, you’ll also be able to find me on several panels over the weekend:

THURSDAY Oct 6
11:00am – 12:00pm Writers Unite: Writing and Pitching Comic Stories – ROOM 1A18

Comics have grabbed the imagination of the pop culture-loving public all over again and publishers are looking for fresh ideas from a new generation of talent. Listen closely as Charles Soule (Daredevil, Death of Wolverine) and Jim Zub (Thunderbolts, Wayward) discuss writing comics and pitching their work to publishers, along with comic writing techniques and amusing anecdotes.

FRIDAY Oct 7
12:15pm – 1:15pm Marvel NOW: Divided We Stand – ROOM 1A24

With the effects of Civil War II being felt across the Marvel Universe, how will our heroes pick up the pieces and move on? Learn about the landscape of Marvel Universe in this exciting panel showcasing the most exciting new series and stories launching in the aftermath of Civil War II! PLUS – Get the inside scoop on some of Marvel’s biggest break-out hits such as Squirrel Girl and Moon Girl! Panelists include Ryan North (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), Greg Pak (Totally Awesome Hulk), Amy Reeder (Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur), David F. Walker (Occupy Avengers), Jim Zub (Thunderbolts), and other Mighty Marvel Guests!

SATURDAY Oct 8
11:00am – 12:00pm Let’s Make a Villain – ROOM 1B03

Creating great villains is essential for making great stories, whether you love their every appearance or just love to hate them. Award nominated duo Comfort and Adam, joined by Jim Zub and Dirk Manning lead this seminar in two parts: first, you’ll learn what makes great villains in both writing and in art. Then, Comfort & Adam will invite the audience to participate in creating a new villain which will be designed and drawn live.

SUNDAY Oct 9
12:00pm – 1:00pm Image Comics: Spectacle – ROOM 1A24

What is it that excites you about comics, that makes Wednesday the best day of the week? Whether it’s the idea of seeing a new world through someone else’s eyes or getting a look at reality from another angle, we’ve got you covered. Our Panelists, including Jim Zub & Djibril Morissette-Phan (Glitterbomb) and Brendan Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, & Babs Tarr (MotorCrush), know what you want and aim to please.

Wayward #19 Arrives in December!

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Arriving in December, our fourth arc continues…

WAYWARD #19
STORY: JIM ZUB
ART: STEVEN CUMMINGS & TAMRA BONVILLAIN
COVER A: STEVEN CUMMINGS & TAMRA BONVILLAIN
COVER B: SUPERLOG

DECEMBER 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Death looms over Tokyo. Loyalties are strained.

Glitterbomb #4 Arrives in December!

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Arriving in December, the first arc of Glitterbomb wraps up with issue #4 and it’ll be memorable…

GLITTERBOMB #4
STORY: JIM ZUB
ART: DJIBRIL MORISSETTE-PHAN & K. MICHAEL RUSSELL
COVER A: DJIBRIL MORISSETTE-PHAN
COVER B: TREVOR “ROVE” JAMEUS

DECEMBER 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

On stage. In the spotlight. There’s no escape.

“Sharply written and drawn, with deft insight into the trappings of celebrity culture, Glitterbomb just might be the ultimate Hollywood horror story.”
– Karen Berger (Founder of DC’s Vertigo Imprint)