Zub at Toronto Comicon March 17-19

I’ll be set up at Toronto Comicon happening March 17-19 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
You’ll be able to find me at ARTIST ALLEY TABLE P28.

I’ll have many of my books available, including brand new ones like Glitterbomb Vol. 1 and Wayward Vol. 4, as well as variant covers, sketch covers, and a whole lot more.

In addition to being at my table, I’ll be on a couple panels over the weekend too:

Saturday March 18
4:00pm Chapterhouse Comics Panel – ROOM 803

Sunday March 19
1:00pm Writing Comics – ROOM 803

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!

I’m the New Writer on Uncanny Avengers!

Starting in June, I’ll be taking over as writer for one of the illustrious monthly Avengers titles at Marvel – The Uncanny Avengers!

The Uncanny Avengers were formed by Steve Rogers to acts as a ‘Unity Squad’, a group of disparate heroes from different parts of the Marvel Universe brought together to show that there could be peace and cooperation between humans, mutants, and inhumans. Even after they were officially disbanded, the Unity Squad has stuck together and supported each other through thick and thin.

Gerry Dugan has been the writer for the past couple years and he’s done a wonderful job building a really engaging group of heroes. He’s moving on to write Guardians of the Galaxy while I pick up where he left off with the Avengers. It’s a fun book filled with a nice mix of legacy and new characters from across Marvel’s many titles. I can’t go into too many details about future additions to the cast, but the first cover shows five of our heroes, so I’ll detail them here.

ROGUE: A long time ago Anna Marie was a villain, but then she was taken in by Charles Xavier and the X-Men and found a better path. Ever since she’s worked hard to better herself, turning the brash confidence that was her emotional shield into reality as a powerhouse hero. Rogue is acting as the unofficial leader of the group now that Captain America has been revealed as an agent of Hydra.

WASP: Janet Van Dyne is one of the original Avengers, a capable hero with a keen mind and killer fashion sense. Even after years of success, villains still manage to under estimate her shrinking and flying powers.

HUMAN TORCH: A founding member of the now-disbanded Fantastic Four, Johnny Storm has matured from the ‘hothead’ he used to be into a courageous and caring hero. After his family vanished he was looking for a home and he’s found it here with the Avengers.

DOCTOR VOODOO: Jericho Drumm is a Houngan priest of Voodoo magic and powerful mystic who once held the position of Sorcerer Supreme in Doctor Strange’s absence. His troubled past continues to haunt him, but he pushes forward, focused in his beliefs and desire to do good in the world.

SYNAPSE: Emily Guerrero is the newest and youngest member of the group. A New Yorker who discovered she had Inhuman ancestry when the Terrigan mists activated her latent abilities, she’s still working to find her place, both as a hero and an Avenger.

Getting the chance to write a monthly Avengers title is a dream come true. Uncanny Avengers #24, arriving in June, is my first issue and I can’t wait for readers to see what we have planned. Many thanks to the readers who have told Marvel how much they enjoy my work and Avengers editors Tom Brevoort and Alanna Smith for their continued support.

Marvel.com Interview About Bucky’s Dive Into the Past

I spoke to Sarah Cooke at Marvel.com all about the intense drama and time travel trouble we have coming up in THUNDERBOLTS #11, arriving late March. There’s lots of excitement as we gear up for the Secret Empire event this summer. Give it a read!

Zub at Emerald Comicon 2017!

Emerald City Comicon celebrates their 15th anniversary and once again I’ll be there as a guest premiering new books and meeting readers! Look for me at TABLE V-3 on the 6th floor Artist Alley level. Stacy and I be there promoting my creator-owned comics, with Wayward, Glitterbomb, and Skullkickers, and signing Thunderbolts, Samurai Jack, Dungeons & Dragons and a whole lot more!

Glitterbomb Vol.1 Red Carpet and Wayward Vol.4: Threads and Portents both arrive in stores this week and I’m eager to sign copies. There’s also be a limited edition convention exclusive version of Glitterbomb Vol. 1 available with stunning cover art by Eisner-nominated creator Ray Fawkes (One Soul, Intersect).

Collaborators of mine you can find at the show:
Edwin Huang (artist on Skullkickers) TABLE V-6
Gail Simone (co-writer on Conan-Red Sonja) TABLE B-8
Max Dunbar (artist on Dungeons & Dragons) TABLE V-5
Ray Fawkes (cover artist on Glitterbomb limited edition) TABLE J-4
Zack Davisson (Wayward lore essays) TABLE V-2B

If you’re at ECCC this year I hope to see you there!

Beyond my table, you’ll be able to find me at a few panels/events over the weekend:

Friday March 3rd
1:30-1:45pm – Jim Zub Talks Dungeons & Dragons
The fantasy franchise has come to comics courtesy of writer Jim Zub, who will be gracing the Live Stage to discuss his series D&D: Frost Giant’s Fury. ECCC Live Stage – Level 4 Skybridge Lobby

1:30-2:30pm – Marvel: Breaking Into Comics the Marvel Way
Are you a writer or artist? Ever dream of working for Marvel? Do you find yourself thinking, “I could do that…if I knew how!” Well, here’s your chance! Join artists Sanford Greene (Power Man & Iron Fist), Khary Randolph (Mosaic) and other Mighty Marvel Guests to find out the answers on how to get your foot in the door and begin your career at the House of Ideas! ROOM TCC 303

Saturday March 4th
10:55-11:10am – Coast to Coast Comicon Livestream

2:45-3:45pm – Marvel: Next Big Thing
The Marvel U has been shaken up more than ever in the past year- but as always there’s still plenty of action and intrigue to come! Join some of Marvel’s top talent including Charles Soule (Daredevil), Mark Waid (Avengers), and other Mighty Marvel Guests to talk about the latest ground-shaking events and what’s in store for 2017! ROOM TCC 303

5:30-6:30pm – Convention Horror Stories, an ECCC Tradition
Join Katie Cook (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic) and Jim Zub (Thunderbolts) for their fan-favorite con horror stories panel! What’s it like working as a pro in the business on the convention ‘circuit’? Ridiculous, embarrassing, always entertaining. Some stories will make you laugh out loud, some will make you cringe! This panel is recommended for those 16+ due to coarse language. ROOM TCC 304

Sunday March 5th
12:00pm-1:00pm- Folklore In Comics
From Baba Yaga to Yokai to King Arthur to the Sluagh, folklore provides fertile ground for modern comics. Join folklorists and comic creators Jim Zub (Wayward), Colin Lorimer (The Hunt), Kel McDonald (Misfits of Avalon), Brandon Seifert (Witch Doctor), and Zack Davisson (Kitaro) to talk about the unique crossroads created when ancient meets modern. ROOM TCC 303

Geek Out Show Interview

Djibril and I spoke to the Geek Out Show about working together on Glitterbomb and I also cover working on Samurai Jack, Wayward, and much more.

Give it a listen!

GLITTERBOMB Vol. 1 Convention Exclusive!

To help celebrate the launch of GLITTERBOMB Vol. 1: Red Carpet, we’ve put together a convention exclusive cover for the trade paperback for Emerald City Comicon the week the book arrives in stores! This special edition, limited to 250 copies, has a cover illustrated by Eisner-nominated creator Ray Fawkes (One Soul, Intersect) and includes a special spot gloss cover treatment to enhance the shine on the creature’s tentacles and Farrah’s lips.

This limited edition trade paperback will only be available in person at Emerald City Comicon TABLE V-3 while supplies last, so if you’re planning to attend ECCC in Seattle on March 2-5, make sure you add it to your shopping list!

Glitterbomb Interview Blitz

Glitterbomb Vol. 1: Red Carpet arrives in comic shops nationwide on March 1st, so Djibril and I have been doing a bit of a press blitz to promote the book. Lots of interviews covering the development of the series, the shocking twists and turns, and what comes next with our second mini-series arriving in the Fall.
Read on:

Black Gate Magazine
Comics Alliance
Outright Geekery
Rogues Portal

Newsarama Thunderbolts Interview

I spoke to Newsarama about the upcoming THUNDERBOLTS anniversary event. We talk about the return of Baron Zemo, Kobik the cosmic cube girl, Bucky, Steve Rogers, and a whole lot more! Give it a read and get pumped for Thunderbolts #10, arriving late February.

Wayward Interview at Dynamic Forces

Byron Brewer at Dynamic Forces asked me about the current state of Wayward as we wrap up our fourth story arc. Click on through to find out where the series is at and what’s coming next!