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Oregon Live Interview

I spoke to Will Nevin at the Oregonian all about Glitterbomb: The Fame Game, including how the series came about, the state of fame in Hollywood, and working with Djibril Morissette-Phan. Give it a read!

Year In Review

As I’ve done in years past, I try to sum up the year that was in a post here on my site. 2017 was a strong year for me on a personal level and that felt a bit odd compared to the tumultuous and difficult state of the world at large.

We celebrated 10 years at our house in Toronto. I can’t believe it’s been a decade living downtown at the same address. It’s our home base in the middle of the city and, now that the subway extension to York University is finally up and running, it’ll be even easier for me to get to school without worrying about traffic snarls and parking hassles.

Speaking of school, teaching at Seneca was unexpectedly rocky with the Ontario College Teacher’s Strike lasting five weeks, throwing our schedule and finances for a bit of a loop, and creating challenges for the many students I coordinate in Seneca’s Animation program. Keeping our facilities open with computer labs and life drawing sessions running helped give some semblance of structure to the strike period and that helped our students weather the worst of it, but there are still ripple effects to the curriculum and schedule that will make the Winter term more hectic than usual. Thankfully we have a wonderful staff and community of students working together to move things forward.

On the creative front, I made deeper strides at Marvel, wrapping up Uncanny Avengers and plugging away on Avengers: No Surrender, a special weekly story line that starts January 10th, co-written by industry superstars Mark Waid and Al Ewing, with art by Pepe Larraz, Kim Jacinto, and Paco Medina, with editors Tom Brevoort and Alanna Smith keeping the whole thing running smooth. It’s the biggest project of my career so far and, with the extra attention being shown to the Avengers leading up to the May release of the Avengers: Infinity War movie, I’m hoping No Surrender does well with new fans and old. Beyond that, I have a new monthly Marvel series I’m taking over in April that should be announced soon. Exciting times!

Wayward was optioned by Manga Entertainment for a possible animated or live-action series and is being turned into a co-op board game by Jon Gilmour and the crew at IDW Games. I don’t have any more official news on the show front, but everything seems to be moving forward bit by bit. All this media stuff takes time to get rolling, even in the best of scenarios, so I’ve learned to just let it happen at its own pace while Steven, Tamra, Marshall, and I stay focused on building the comic.

The Glitterbomb: The Fame Game mini-series just wrapped up this week and we’ll have a collection for it in the new year. With so much abuse and harassment in Hollywood finally coming to light we struck a chord with readers, but those collection sales will determine whether we’re able to come back for a third and final mini-series in the Fall of 2018. Whether or not we do, Djibril and I are talking about working together on future projects.

Working on the Dungeons & Dragons comic series has been a blast but getting the chance to spend a few days in the D&D offices brainstorming story material for an upcoming RPG product was an extra-surreal thrill. I’ve always felt closely connected to the RPG industry and having another chance to make new friends in that space and find like-minded storytellers passionate about what they do is always inspiring. There’s more good stuff coming on the D&D front in 2018 and I can’t wait for you to see what we have planned.

Stacy and I are in Japan for the holidays and that’s come with its own set of challenges. On the morning of December 24th she took a bad fall and injured her back and we’re still riding out the aftermath of that as we get ready to head into New Year’s Eve here in Tokyo. Stacy’s injury put a damper on part of our trip, but thankfully we’re here for each other and in the end that’s what matters most. Together I know we can overcome any of life’s many challenges.

On the whole, I’m heading into 2018 hopeful and thankful – Hopeful about where things will go and thankful for the wonderful opportunities and events happening in my life. I hope your holidays have been relaxing and prosperous and that the year ahead looks bright.

Glitterbomb Interview on AIPT

Djibril and I spoke to Adventures In Poor Taste about Glitterbomb: The Fame Game, Hollywood, pop culture, horror, and more. Give it a read.

Creator Talks Interview

I was a guest on the Creator Talks Podcast, chatting about Glitterbomb: The Fame Game, conventions, cartoons, storytelling and more. Give it a listen!

Comics Agenda Podcast

I spoke to the gang at the Comics Agenda podcast all about my career, webcomics, role-playing games, conventions, storytelling, and Glitterbomb: The Fame Game. Give it a listen!

Funny Book Splatter Interview

I spoke to Funny Book Splatter about Glitterbomb: The Fame Game and Wayward, as well as the nature of character-driven horror and working in comics. Give it a listen!

Getting Covered: Effective Comic Cover Imagery

Let’s talk about comic covers.

A strong and evocative cover with a well-designed logo grabs attention and builds anticipation for the story inside. It’s your eye-catcher, sales pitch, and branding all wrapped up in one illustration. When it comes to creating your comic, the cover image may be your only chance to entice a retailer or reader to invest in you. It’s a crucial part of the whole package.

Sounds great, but with so many other comics on the shelves and colorful artwork vying for customer attention, how can you stand out in such a crowded field?

I’ve seen a lot of great looking artwork gracing the front cover of independent books, but many of them aren’t effective as cover imagery. Too many lack focus, clarity, or a visual hook and they don’t compel a new reader to pick it up and start browsing.

When you start putting together ideas for a cover, pull back and think carefully about the first impression you want to make.

• What is the genre?
• What is the mood?
• Who/what is most important?

In short, what do you want to communicate right off the bat about this story and what’s the clearest way of showing that?

No matter how complex or in-depth the story inside is or how many characters are in the cast, you need to simplify. The cover for a brand-new project you’re trying to sell is not the place to have a crazy montage of characters or a jumble of imagery all at once. A postage stamp collection of visuals isn’t direct and doesn’t stand out from a distance, which is what you need when people aren’t already aware of the creators, the characters, or the story.

Let me give you some examples from my creator-owned series:

Glitterbomb is a Hollywood horror story, but I wanted to emphasize the “horror” aspect for our first cover.

What did we want to communicate?
Otherworldly, possession/transformation, foreboding

That’s exactly what Djibril Morisette-Phan, my wonderful collaborator on the series, delivered.

Here’s another crucial element – the cover is an iconic composition that can be identified from 6-10 feet away.

When designing a cover and trade dress, print it out the same size it will be as a book, go to your local comic shop and put it on a shelf full of other comics, then take 5-6 steps back…

• Is it visible?
• Does it stand out?
• If someone was looking for it, would they find it?
• Could it grab the attention of a new customer?

Glitterbomb #1 communicates the mood of our series and grabs attention. Farrah, our main character, stares right at the reader, compelling you to stare back. It’s arresting and full of atmosphere, eye-catching and memorable.

Almost every cover for Glitterbomb communicates similar ideas. Some lean on the Hollywood elements but all of them have a sense of horror/foreboding. They prepare readers for the journey:


Artwork by Marguerite Sauvage, Vivian Ng, Djibril Morisette-Phan, and Trevor Jameus.

Also note that even with these thumbnails before you make them full size, you can easily identify the subject and the logo stands out. The core shapes that make up the design and the colors aren’t muddy or indistinct. Clarity is crucial.

The third cover for The Fame Game our second Glitterbomb mini-series (shown here publicly for the first time) is one of my favorites so far:

The California sunlight should be warm and inviting, but it contrasts with the creepy supernatural eyes and expression to turn that sunlight into something harsh. It’s a great mix of our horror & Hollywood themes.

Compare those Glitterbomb covers to some of the best ones from Skullkickers, my action-fantasy sword & sorcery series, also published by Image:


Artwork by Chris Stevens, Edwin Huang and Espen Grundetjern, and Chris Stevens with Saejin Oh.

What do they communicate?
Violent but whimsical, fantasy, comradery, adventure.

What you see on that cover is what you get within the pages. Our best covers exemplified those core ideas while teasing events happening inside. Simple and direct, but also telling the reader if this book might be for them.

A great cover for a new property is more than a montage of characters we don’t yet know or care about. It’s more than a character looking cool without any context.

I think the most effective cover on a creator-owned book I’ve worked on has been Wayward #1, by Steven Cummings with colors by Ross A. Campbell:

Supernatural. Teen. Ready to kick ass.

That powerful image coupled with our elevator pitch that Wayward is like “Buffy in Japan” did wonders for our series launch. It branded us and brought in readers in a big way. I can’t even count the number of people who have stopped to browse and buy Wayward Vol. 1 thanks to that killer cover.

“Oh wow, what is that?”
“Who is she?”
“Kitties!”

It’s been powerful mojo for us. It breaks the ice and invites inspection.

Our best covers have created a similar feeling of teenage supernatural adventure taking place in Japan:

Artwork by Alina Urusov, Takeshi Miyazawa, Phillip Tan, and Jorge Molina

Here are some other creator-owned comic covers that showcase clarity and concept. Each one brands the series and prepares the reader with subject and mood. Each one is inviting and visible from across a room:

Artwork by Skottie Young and Jean-Francois Beaulieu, Gabriel Rodriguez, Stjepan Stejic, and Fiona Staples

I don’t think there’s only one way to do covers. You can have storytelling-centric covers, design-based covers, abstract high concept covers, or anything else you want, but in each case you need to grab attention and deliver a sense of what readers can expect inside.

The cover is an airlock that separates our real world from the world within those pages. It communicates a feeling and prepares the audience. Do it well and you can bring in complete strangers who might otherwise have passed you by.

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Glitterbomb Vol. 1: Red Carpet
(issues #1-4)

Farrah Durante is a middle-aged actress hunting for her next gig in an industry where youth trumps experience. Her frustrations become an emotional lure for something horrifying out beyond the water…something ready to exact revenge on the shallow celebrity-obsessed culture that’s led her astray. The entertainment industry feeds on our insecurities, desires, and fears. You can’t toy with those kinds of primal emotions without them biting back…
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Glitterbomb Vol. 2: The Fame Game
(issues #1-4)

Kaydon Klay wants to be famous. She wants it more than anything else she’s ever known. The dream is hers for the taking, all she has to do is embrace the national tragedy that’s put her in the spotlight…
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Makeshift Miracle Vol. 1
The Girl From Nowhere


A young boy named Colby Reynolds searches for meaning in the world around him and discovers a place where dreams can come true, if he’s willing to pay the price. Along the way he’ll see sights he’s never fathomed and encounter hidden truths about himself he’ll wish he never knew.

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The Boy Who Stole Everything


Colby has fallen into a surreal realm of dream and imagination in his search for answers about Iris, the strange girl who fell into his life from out of the blue. What he discovers about the link between them will change both their lives and leave one of them with the ultimate decision of life or death. The hit online comic concludes in a beautiful graphic novel, perfect for teen readers and manga fans.
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Popgun Vol. 2

The acclaimed graphic mixtape returns for its second volume, turning up the volume with award-winning and revered creators such doing work like they’ve never done before and more from the all-new generation of cartoonists! Includes the first Skullkickers short story by Jim Zub and Chris Stevens.
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Popgun Vol. 3

The original, critically acclaimed graphic mixtape returns in a new volume, once again mashing up the next generation of cartoonists with the some of the medium’s finest in stories covering nearly every genre and style imaginable! Includes two short stories by Jim Zub.
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Deluxe Hardcover

(issues #1-11 plus extras)

This oversized hardcover edition, loaded with extras and rarities, follows the Skullkickers through the first 11 issues of their cult hit comic series.

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Skullkickers Treasure Trove 2
Deluxe Hardcover

(issues #12-23 plus extras)

This oversized hardcover edition, loaded with extras and rarities, continues the Skullkickers story with issues 12-23 of the cult hit comic series.
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Skullkickers Treasure Trove 3
Deluxe Hardcover

(issues #24-33, 100, plus extras)

Beer, blood, and battle! The brawl to end it all! The Skullkickers are going out with an epic sword & sorcery war for the ages! The fan favorite Skullkickers story concludes in this gorgeous, oversized, hardcover edition collecting the fifth and sixth story arcs, along with lots of spiffy extras and rarities.
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Skullkickers Vol. 1
1000 Opas and a Dead Body

(issues #1-5)
Introduction by Robin Laws

A pair of hard-headed mercenaries are entangled in a high-class assassination plot and nothing – werewolves, skeletons, or black magic demon spawn – will stop them from getting paid.
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Skullkickers Vol. 2
Five Funerals and a Bucket of Blood

(issues #6-11)
Introduction by Tracy Hickman

In this volume – A den of thieves, a city of danger, nobility, stupidity, dinner parties, and bloodthirsty faerie folk.
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Skullkickers Vol. 3
Six Shooter on the Seven Seas

(issues #12-17)
Introduction by Steve Jackson

In this volume – Mysterious cargo, frolicking fish, strange onomatopoeia, pirates aplenty and… the secret of the gun!
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Skullkickers Vol. 4
Eighty Eyes on an Evil Island

(issues #18-23)
Introduction by John Kovalic

In this volume – Madcap island mayhem, tropical terror, savage stupidity, beach brawls, and jungle jams alongside revelations about the Skullkickers mythos.
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Skullkickers Vol. 5
A Dozen Cousins and a Crumpled Crown

(issues #24-29)
Introduction by Erik Mona

The dwarf has been forcibly returned to his homeland and the deranged, diminutive denizens of Dwayre will make sure it’s a homecoming like no other. Get ready for compressed calamity, small skirmishes, truncated troubles, and pint-sized pugilism along with the history of dwarves (y’ know, the ‘short’ version).
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Skullkickers Vol. 6
Infinite Icons of the Endless Epic

(issues #30-34)
Introduction by Joe Zub

The Skullkickers story comes to an end, but it’s not going out without a fight! Beer, blood, and battle collide in the ultimate brawl to end it all!
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The nomadic space station called Stone Star brings gladiatorial entertainment to ports across the galaxy. Inside this gargantuan vessel of tournaments and temptations, foragers and fighters struggle to survive.


A young thief named Dail discovers a secret in the depths of Stone Star and has to decide where his destiny lies – staying hidden in the shadows or in the searing spotlight of the arena. Either way, his life, and the cosmos itself, will never be the same!

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Wayward Vol. 1
String Theory

(issues #1-5)

Rori Lane is trying to start a new life when she reunites with her mother in Japan, but ancient creatures lurking in the shadows of Tokyo sense something hidden deep within her, threatening everything she holds dear. Can she unlock the secrets of her power before it’s too late?
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Wayward Vol. 2
Ties That Bind

(issues #6-10)

After the traumatizing finale of volume one, everything has changed for our supernatural teens. Who is Ohara and how does she fit into the great pattern of destiny and power that will change Japan forever? Jim Zub and Steve Cummings continue their supernatural spectacle that combines the camaraderie and emotion of shows like Buffy with Japan’s engaging culture and mythic monsters.
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Wayward Vol. 3
Out From The Shadows

(issues #11-15)

The new gods of Japan have arrived and a clash with the myths of old will change the country forever.
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Wayward Vol. 4
Threads and Portents

(issues #16-20)

The group is pulled apart and the hidden mythic worlds of Ireland and Japan are revealed.
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Wayward Vol. 5
Tethered Souls

(issues #21-25)

Japan and Ireland are torn apart by conflict. The new power that defines the modern world rages out of control.
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Wayward Vol. 6
Bound To Fate

(issues #26-30)

Image Comic’s supernatural sensation concludes! The final battle as the future of magic in our world hangs in the balance.

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Wayward Deluxe Book 1
(issues #1-10 plus extras)

Image Comics’s new supernatural sensation gets the deluxe treatment in this oversized hardcover collection that includes every stunning cover illustration, design sketches, and extensive essay material on Japanese culture and mythology by noted monster scholar Zack Davisson. Includes a special fold-out poster of the 5-part Wayward connected cover illustration from issues #6-10!
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Wayward Deluxe Book 2
(issues #11-20 plus extras)

The new gods of Japan have arrived, and a clash with the myths of old will change the country forever. Image Comics’ supernatural sensation continues in this over-sized hardcover collection that includes every stunning cover illustration, design sketches, and extensive essay material on culture and mythology. Includes a special poster of the five-part WAYWARD connected cover illustration from issues #11-15!
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Wayward Deluxe Book 3
(issues #21-30 plus extras)

The wayward are reunited at last, but is it too late? The Yokai have prepared a sacrifice that could change everything. This is war and Tokyo is the final battleground. Fate burns as the past and present clash in this exciting finale! This oversized hardcover collection includes every stunning cover illustration, design sketche, and extensive essay material on culture and mythology, as well as a special poster of the 5-part WAYWARD connected cover illustration from issues #26-30!
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Avengers: No Surrender
(Avengers #675-690)

The Earth has been stolen! The sky burns while mysterious cosmic objects crash down from above, wreaking havoc across the world – and the Avengers are the last line of defense between Earth and the mysterious forces threatening to tear it apart. It’s time to assemble almost everyone who has ever been an Avenger! Tension is high and peril is imminent, but there’s no option to surrender for the relentless Avengers!

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Avengers: No Road Home
(Avengers #708-717)

The team that brought you AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER re-unite for an all-new weekly AVENGERS adventure! Night has fallen across the universe. Now seven Avengers – and one new addition – journey forth to bring back the light. But when the threat they face has destroyed even the Gods…will anyone make it home?
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Head over heels in her devotion to the Joker, Arkham psychiatrist Harleen Quinzel gave up her career (and her sanity) to transform herself into the ultimate companion for crime’s clown prince – the mad moll Harley Quinn. Collects stories from Batman: Harley Quinn #1, Gotham Knights #14+30, Detective Comics #831+837, Joker’s Asylum II: Harley Quinn #1, Batman: Black & White #1+3, Legends of the Dark Knight 100-Page Super Spectacular #1, and Detective Comics #23.2.
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Batman-Legends of the Dark Knight Vol. 3

These new tales of Batman explore unusual sides of The Dark Knight, including his relationship with Alfred during his early years as a crimefigher, his method of dealing with super-powered foes, and more. Collects Batman Legends of the Dark Knight #11-13 (print), and Legends of the Dark Knight 100-Page Super Spectacular #1.
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Champions Vol. 4: Northern Lights
(issues #19-21, IFC: Champions #1-2)

Ironheart and the Unstoppable Wasp join the Champions at last! The team has grown but the mission stays the same – the Champions fight to make the world a better place for all! Writer Jim Zub (AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER) and artist Sean Izaakse (UNCANNY AVENGERS) reunite to push the Champions beyond their limits with any icy arctic adventure that will challenge everything they believe in! Don’t miss this first chapter of a new era of Champions – and the birth of a brand-new hero!

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Champions Vol. 5: Weird War One
(issues #22-27, Annual #1)

The Champions’ mission in space (in INFINITY COUNTDOWN!) has left its mark, and the team tries to move on. A chance to bring life back to a desolate village might be just what they need – or push them even farther apart… While Ironheart and Amadeus Cho take major steps forward in their super hero journeys, Nova takes a step back. As the team faces a complicated and dangerous threat, Sam Alexander wonders: Is there a future for him with the Champions?

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Champions Vol. 1: Beat The Devil
(issues #1-5)

THE WORLD STILL NEEDS HEROES – AND THERE ARE HEROES ALL OVER THE WORLD! The Champions have gone global! The team has seen explosive growth under Ms. Marvel’s leadership, with super-powered members ready to answer the call in a dozen different countries. They’re saving people and improving lives across the planet while they inspire the next generation…But something sinister lurks beneath the surface of their expanded mission. It’s a dark secret that could destroy the team and everything they stand for!
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Conan Red Sonja
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Gail Simone and Jim Zub team up to bring together legendary warriors–Conan and Red Sonja! Spanning 3 eras in the lives of these classic characters, Conan and Red Sonja must become comrades to take down a twisted sorcerer-priest hell-bent on creating a new age in Hyborian warfare!
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Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate

Graphic novel tie-in to Dungeon’s & Dragon’s new 5th Edition role-playing game! Generations have passed since the original Heroes of Baldur’s Gate saved the city and the Realms. Now a new threat rises and an unlikely group of misfits are thrust into adventure with Minsc, the legendary Ranger do-gooder with a heart of gold, brain of lead, and hamster of pronounced wisdom.

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Dungeons & Dragons: Shadows of the Vampire

Minsc and Boo are back and things have never looked more dire, as mysterious forces draw the legendary ranger and his crew of adventurers to Ravenloft, the Realm of Terror, where they find themselves face to face with undead horrors in the land of eternal night!
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Dungeons & Dragons: Frost Giant’s Fury

Mighty giants stir across the land and, before their crushing might, nothing is safe. Badly injured after their encounters in the Demiplane of Dread and now lost in the frozen northern reaches of the Forgotten Realms, the Baldur’s Gate heroes will be tested like never before.
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Dungeons & Dragons: Evil At Baldur’s Gate

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 before they’ll be ready to embrace their destiny.

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D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide 1
Monsters & Creatures

In this illustrated guide, you’re transported to the legendary and magical worlds of Dungeons & Dragons and presented with one-of-a-kind entries for some of its most sinister, foul, and memorable monsters. Featuring amazing illustrations and expert insights on some of D&D’s most dangerous monsters, the guide shines a spotlight on the beasts that scare, excite, and cause trouble for adventurers, from creatures that live underground, to those that dwell in the wilderness and boneyards or soar in the sky.
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D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide 2
Warriors & Weapons

In this illustrated guide, you’re transported to the legendary and magical worlds of Dungeons & Dragons, where you are presented with one-of-a-kind entries for different types of warriors, as well as the weaponry these fighters need for D&D adventuring. This guide includes detailed illustrations of the weapons, armor, clothing, and other equipment that fighters use, and offers the tools young, aspiring adventurers need for learning how to build their own characters.
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Exalted the Comic Series

In a world where incredibly powerful exalts stride forth to remake Creation in their image, legends will be forged and sacrifices will be made. Exalted is action-fantasy with a manga flare.
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Figment: Journey Into Imagination
(issues #1-5)

The next great Disney adventure is here — starring one of Disney’s most popular characters! Dive into a steampunk fantasy story revealing the origin of the inventor known as Dreamfinder, and learn how one little spark of inspiration created a purple dragon called Figment!

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Figment 2: Legacy of Imagination
(issues #1-5)

Figment and Dreamfinder have saved the world but now find themselves in a time and place not their own! Out of time for over 100 years, old friends reunite, new challenges are met, and a brand new mystery unfolds. Dreamfinder’s greatest challenge lies ahead but will his own legacy be his undoing?
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Hunt For Wolverine – Complete HC

Wolverine is back – but where is he? Just as the X-Men have finally come to terms with Logan’s death, a terrible secret means old wounds are reopened, truths are questioned, and an epic quest begins across the Marvel Universe. But who will solve the puzzle first? With mystery in Madripoor and around the globe, the return of Wolverine will keep you guessing!
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Hunt For Wolverine: Mystery In Madripoor
(issues #1-4)

When Wolverine’s former alter ego Patch is sighted on the streets of Madripoor, the infamous island of ill repute, Kitty Pryde pulls together a group of Logan’s closest friends to try and find him: Storm, Rogue, Psylocke, Domino and Jubilee. What they discover is a twisted cabal of crime and dark mysteries that will take these X-Men from the depths of Lowtown to the stars circling overhead in the Hunt For Wolverine.

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Infinity Countdown Companion

The events of the Infinity Countdown are felt across the Marvel Universe! Carol Danvers holds the Reality Stone – and with it meets the Captain Marvels of many worlds! Daredevil battles to keep Hell’s Kitchen safe from the influence of the Mind Stone! And the Champions fight in deep space for…the Chitauri!?

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The Lion and the Aardvark:
Aesop’s Modern Fables

Seventy writers from across the creative spectrum bring their modern sensibilities to the classic format of Aesop’s 2,500-year-old fables. Zombies, dog-men, and robot wasps mingle with cats, coyotes, and cockroaches. But beware: in these terse explorations of desire, envy, and power, certitude isn’t always as clear as it looks.
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Monsters Unleashed: Battleground

Marvel’s finest are caught off-guard by a monstrous invasion from the sky! An all-star line-up of heroes – including the Avengers, Champions, Guardians of the Galaxy, Inhumans, and X-Men – band together to battle behemoths in an attempt to save Earth from total destruction.
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Munchkin Vol. 1

Kill the monsters. Steal the treasure. Stab your buddy. Based on the immensely popular Steve Jackson card game, Munchkin comes to comics! Munchkin takes place in a mashup of genres. Originally a satire of fantasy roleplaying, it has since then taken on non-fantasy and non-gaming elements.
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Pathfinder Vol. 1
Dark Waters Rising

(issues #1-6 plus extras)

Paizo’s incredible award-winning fantasy world, fiction line, and tabletop RPG is now the ultimate fantasy comic from Dynamite Entertainment. With an action-packed story written by Jim Zub and detailed artwork by newcomer Andrew Huerta, this first volume introduces readers to a richly envisioned fantasy world filled with compelling characters and impressive sights.
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Pathfinder Vol. 2
Of Tooth and Claw

(issues #7-12 plus extras)

When Valeros and his companions are tasked with tracking down a mysterious beast scaring the locals of Sandpoint, they find far more than they bargained for! A seemingly simple monster hunt becomes a twisted tale of danger and betrayal as the Cult of Lamashtu exacts its revenge on our iconic heroes.
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Pathfinder Vol. 3
City of Secrets

(issues #1-6 plus extras)

The Pathfinder heroes head to Magnimar, and danger isn’t far behind. The dangers and opportunities of the big city could bring the adventurers closer together – or tear them apart! Ezren ambushed, Kyra targeted, Merisiel tempted by her past… will the group endure?
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Pathfinder Goblins
(issues #1-5 plus extras)

The goblins from Paizo’s Pathfinder RPG are pint-sized psychopaths, wreaking havoc across the land. Infamous for their unpredictable attacks, catchy raiding songs, hatred of dogs, and fear of horses, goblins blend mischief and murder like no other monsters. Collecting the entire Goblins comic book series, this fantastic collection includes an exclusive, eight-page bonus short story by Jim Zub.
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Red Sonja Travels Vol. 2

Have sword, will travel! Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword, journeys throughout the kingdoms and wilds of the Hyborian Age in search of riches and pleasure, food and ale… but more often than not, finds bloody violence and supernatural mayhem instead! Written and illustrated by some of the comic book industry’s greatest talents, including Michael Avon Oeming, Christos Gage, Dan Brereton, Nancy A. Collins, Jim Zub, Jonathan Lau, and many more!
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Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons
(issues #1-4)

Two pop-culture juggernauts are teaming up and neither multiverse is prepared for what comes next! #1 New York Times-bestselling fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind), acclaimed comics writer Jim Zub (Dungeons & Dragons: Evil at Baldur’s Gate, Skullkickers), and Eisner-nominated artist Troy Little (Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) bring you the comics crossover of the year! It’s an irreverent, unexpected adventure sure to please fans of both franchises.
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Samurai Jack Vol. 1
The Threads of Time

(issues #1-5)

The legendary samurai known only as ‘Jack’ is stranded in a strange future ruled by the demonic wizard, Aku. His quest to return back to the past has tested him many times, but now the stakes are higher than ever. Can an ancient relic known as the Rope of Eons finally take him home?
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Samurai Jack Vol. 2
The Scotsman’s Curse

(issues #6-10)

Jack’s journey to return to his own time continues as he teams up with old pal the Scotsman! Plus, a battle with a foe that controls the forces of gravity and Aku sends an opponent who unravels the thoughts and memories that make Jack a samurai.
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Samurai Jack Vol. 3
The Quest For The Broken Blade

(issues #11-15)

After the Threads of Time failed to return Jack back to the past, he searches for a new way to return to his rightful era. But will Jack be willing to risk his magical blade in order to open a new portal to the past?
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Samurai Jack Vol. 4
The Warrior-King

(issues #16-20)

Jack has travelled far and wide in order to find his way back to his own time. His journey continues as he tries to infiltrate the compound of the secretive man known as the “Master of Time.” Plus, battles with the spirits of the dead and the story of a scribe named Mako, chronicler of Jack’s possible legacy or future?
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Samurai Jack: Tales of the Wandering Warrior
(issues #1-20)
The legendary samurai known only as “Jack” is stranded in a strange future ruled by the demonic wizard, Aku. His quest to return to the past has tested him many times, but now the stakes are higher than ever. All 20 issues of the “Samurai Jack” comic book series written by Jim Zub with art by Andy Suriano, Brittany Williams, Ethen Beavers, Andy Kuhn, Sergio Quijada, and Christine Larsen are collected in this massive compendium.
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Schlock Mercenary Vol. 10
Longshoreman of the Apocalypse

Their first job for their new employers is a glorified delivery run, and when things go predictably awry, Tagon’s Toughs can honestly point at the mess they did not make and say “This was not our fault.” Includes a bonus story by Jim Zub and Ben McSweeney
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Secret Empire: United We Stand

A crucial companion volume that expands on the events in Secret Empire! A new world order has arrived, but it’s not one that everybody agrees with. Not by a long shot! But what can be done about it? Prepare for the reign, the resistance…and the revolution! Starring some of the greatest heroes of the Marvel Universe – including Black Widow, the Champions and the Uncanny Avengers!
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Shadowman Vol. 3
Deadside Blues

(issues #0,10-12)

The secret origin of all Shadowmen, past and present… Long ago, in the antebellum South, Master Darque’s evil spawned the one thing that could stop him: the Shadowman. Now, for the very first time, discover how the dark roots of the Darques’ depravity has intertwined with Shadowman for more than a century and the betrayal that forged them both in this collection of acclaimed tales from some of comics brightest talents.
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Street Fighter Legends: Cammy

(Full size hardcover) It’s Cammy White, the stinging bee of Street Fighter, in her own action-packed adventure! Cammy now leads the all-new special ops team “Delta Blue”, as they keep England and the world safe from destructive forces. Whether its art thieves, cyber assaults, or would-be world conquerors, Cammy and Delta Blue are ready to face the enemies of freedom and justice everywhere!
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Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki

(Full size hardcover) All Ibuki wants is a normal Japanese high school experience, but her secret ninja life follows her everywhere she goes! With deadly ninja assassins, a crazy karate girl named Makoto, and the mysterious hermit Oro all on her case, she’ll be lucky if she even makes it to lunch hour in one piece! Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki is one part ninja action, one part high school antics, and 100% non-stop excitement! Also includes an all-new 6-page Ibuki story created exclusively for this volume!
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Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki

(Digest-sized softcover) All Ibuki wants is a normal Japanese high school experience, but her secret ninja life follows her everywhere she goes! With deadly ninja assassins, a crazy karate girl named Makoto, and the mysterious hermit Oro all on her case, she’ll be lucky if she even makes it to lunch hour in one piece! Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki is one part ninja action, one part high school antics, and 100% non-stop excitement!
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Street Fighter Legends: Ultimate Edition

It’s the entire Street Fighter Legends series in a gorgeous, oversized format to catch every detail! Collecting the complete Sakura, Chun-li, and Ibuki comic series, this ultimate collection shows why the lovely ladies of Street Fighter deserve to be called Legends! Plus appearances from Ryu, Sagat, Dan, M. Bison, Karin, Makoto, Elena, and more of your favorites!
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Street Fighter IV Vol. 1
Wages of Sin

Presenting UDON’s Street Fighter IV comics, now available for the first time in an oversized, hardcover format! Newcomers like Crimson Viper, Rufus, Abel, and Seth battle fan-favorite characters including Sakura, Dan, Akuma, and more! Also includes an all-new, 6-page Ultra Street Fighter IV story created exclusively for this volume!
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Street Fighter Unlimited Vol. 1
The New Journey

As Ryu sets out on a dangerous journey to control the dark energies within him, Guile, Cammy and Chun-li confront the remnants of Shadaloo to reveal the truth about Gill’s mysterious Secret Society. It’s classic Street Fighter warriors at the start of an epic new world-spanning adventure! Collects Issues #1-4 of the Street Fighter Unlimited ongoing comic series, including bonus stories, variant covers, and an all-new 6-page story created exclusively for this volume!
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Suicide Squad Vol. 5
Walled In

Our world belongs to the Crime Syndicate! With Forever Evil sweeping across the DC Universe, the Suicide Squad find themselves in a world full of villians now free from their shackles — Belle Reve! Includes the Amanda Waller Special story by Jim Zub.
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Super Secret Crisis War Vol. 2

The Super Secret Crisis War spreads into the worlds of Johnny Bravo, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Cow & Chicken, and Codename Kids Next Door!
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Super Street Fighter Vol. 1
New Generations

Street Fighter returns to comics in an all-new, original, hardcover graphic novel series! Fan-favorites like Ryu, Sakura, Ken, and Guile are joined by newcomers Alex, Juri, Dudley, Hakan, and more for all-out excitement and pulse-pounding battles! Super Street Fighter Volume 1 starts the World Warriors on the path to their greatest challenges yet!
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Super Street Fighter Vol. 2
Hyper Fighting

With Ryu captured by Urien and the Secret Society, Guile, Alex, Dan, and Sakura have all set out to rescue the world’s greatest fighter! Features appearances by Akuma, Cammy, Juri, R.Mika, Poison, and many more fan-favorite characters from every generation of Street Fighter!
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Thunderbolts Vol. 1
There Is No High Road

(Issues #1-6)

From the pages of Avengers Standoff! They’re a renegade team rampaging across the Marvel Universe under the direction of the Winter Soldier! But are the Thunderbolts heroes or villains-and do even they know for sure?
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Thunderbolts Vol. 2
No Going Back

(Issues #7-12)

If you operate in the shadows long enough, someone is going to shine a light on you. But Bucky didn’t think that person would be his best friend, Steve Rogers! Captured and separated from his team, Bucky is on his own. Where do his loyalties lie? Steve wants to know. The only thing is, Steve has secrets of his own…
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Uncanny Avengers Vol. 5: Stars & Garters
(Issues #26-30)

Wanda Maximoff has returned to the Avengers at last! But not everyone on the team is happy about it. Will the team be split down the middle by the arrival of the Scarlet Witch? And as the Unity Squad faces this challenge to group harmony head-on, an old enemy makes their explosive return at the worst possible time! The lives of our heroes will be turned upside down by friend and foe alike!
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Wonder Momo: Battle Idol Vol. 1

Momoko was a typical Japanese teenager with dreams of becoming a famous pop idol, until an alien powersuit transformed her into the spectacular Wonder Momo! This cosmic hero punches, kicks, and hula hoops her way through monsters, henchmen, robots, and her most dangerous foe… the dreaded paparazzi!
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ARTBOOKS


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Art of Exalted

Follow the artistic development of the Exalted tabletop RPG from its earliest concept art to its current second edition splendor. Along the way, you’ll see the world of Exalted come alive through the talents of the industry’s best artists, including Chris Stevens, Hyung-Tae Kim, Adam Warren and many, many more.
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Darkstalkers Tribute

Darkstalkers, Capcom’s horror/anime fight-fest video game property, is a fan-favorite among gamers worldwide. Now illustrators, animators, comic artists, manga creators, pros and fans alike have come together to produce nearly 300 pages of all-new artwork celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Darkstalkers franchise. This video game art gallery is packed with beastly creatures, sexy temptresses, and a hefty helping of inspiration, energy, and excitement!
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The Hellboy 100 Project

In the now-grand tradition of Hero Initiative’s previous and wildly successful 100 Project books, Mike Mignola’s signature creation comes to the fore! ALL of Hero’s original covers to Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1952 #1 are on display in this great book.
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Mega Man Tribute

Hundreds of artists from around the world join forces to pay homage to one of the most iconic figures in gaming with Mega Man Tribute! It’s the ultimate celebration of the blue bomber, featuring the characters of Mega Man classic, Mega Man X, Mega Man Zero, Mega Man ZX, and Mega Man Legends in every style you can imagine!
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Street Fighter Tribute

Fine art meets martial arts! UDON Entertainment’s Street Fighter Tribute is a special volume of original illustrations from artists all around the globe, professionals and fans alike, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Street Fighter franchise.
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UDON’s Art of Capcom – Complete Edition

Collecting over 10 years of UDON’s Capcom artwork in one epic 600-page hardcover volume! UDON’s Art of Capcom: Complete Edition gathers more than 80 UDON artists’ renditions of the cast of Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Rival Schools, Mega Man, Strider, and other classic Capcom franchises. Included are comic covers, toy designs, video game sprites, game box art, tribute art, and much more!
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VENT – The UDON 10th Anniversary Book

For the past decade, UDON has captured the imagination of fans worldwide with only the best in pop culture illustration. Now the artists of UDON let their own creative visions loose in an all-new original anthology artbook. VENT features original stories, dozens of never-before-seen illustrations, and extensive tutorials revealing the secrets behind both the traditional and digital creative techniques of the UDON crew.
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The Walking Dead 100 Project

Robert Kirkman and Skybound team up with the Hero Initiative charity to present 100 all-new covers envisioning the horrors of the bestselling The Walking Dead. This art book features brand-new sketch cover pieces by The Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard, Paolo Rivera, Ryan Ottley, Rafael Albuquerque, and many more!
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Thank you for your support!

Bio

Jim Zub is a writer, artist and art instructor based in Toronto, Canada. Over the past seventeen years he’s worked for a diverse array of publishing, movie and video game clients including Marvel, DC Comics, Disney, Capcom, Hasbro, Cartoon Network, and Bandai-Namco.

He juggles his time between being a freelance comic writer and Program Coordinator for Seneca College‘s award-winning Animation program.

His current comic projects include Avengers: No Road Home, a weekly epic event for Marvel’s Mightiest Heroes, Champions, Marvel’s team of teen superheroes fighting for the future, Dungeons & Dragons, the official comic series of the world’s most popular tabletop role-playing game, and Wayward, a modern supernatural story about teens fighting Japanese mythological monsters.




For media/licensing inquiries related to any of Jim’s creator-owned properties, please contact:

Sean Berard
APA Talent and Literary
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310-228-5437

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Awards and Special Recognition

2018 Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Award Winner – Outstanding Writer
2016 YALSA – Great Graphic Novels for Teens Wayward Vol. 1
2014 Harvey Awards Nomination – Special Award for Humor
2013 Harvey Awards Nomination – Special Award for Humor
2013 Animex Animex Honorary Award
2013 Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Award Nomination – Outstanding Writer
2012 Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Award Nomination – Outstanding Writer
2011 Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Award Nomination – Outstanding Writer
2011 YALSA – Great Graphic Novels for Teens Skullkickers Vol. 1
2002 Web Cartoonists’ Choice Awards Winner – Best Newcomer

Important Works

2019 Savage Sword of Conan #242-244
Conan the Gambler
writer Marvel
2019 Secret Warps: Arachknight Annual
‘A Terrific Tangle’ back-up story
writer Marvel
2019 Stone Star #1-5 writer/
co-creator
comiXology Originals
2019 D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide:
Warriors & Weapons
co-writer Ten Speed/ WotC
2019 D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide:
Monsters & Creatures
co-writer Ten Speed/ WotC
2019 Invincible Iron Man #609-611,614+ co-writer Marvel
2019 Pros and (Comic) Cons
‘Signing Time’ short story
writer Dark Horse
2019 The Avengers #708-717
No Road Home 10-issue weekly event
co-writer Marvel
2019 Champions vol. 3 #1+ writer Marvel
2018 Infinity Warps #1+2
‘The Terrific Two’ and anthology bookends
writer Marvel
2018 Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons #1-4 co-writer IDW/Oni/WotC /Adult Swim
2018 Hunt For Wolverine: Mystery In Madripoor #1-4 writer Marvel
2018 Champions vol. 2 #19-27
Infinity Countdown: Champions #1-2
Champions Annual #1
writer Marvel
2018 Dungeons & Dragons: Evil At Baldur’s Gate #1-5 writer IDW/WotC
2018 The Avengers #675-690
No Surrender 16-issue weekly event
co-writer Marvel
2017 Glitterbomb: The Fame Game #1-4 writer/
co-creator
Image Comics
2017 Secret Empire: United One-Shot Special writer Marvel
2017 Uncanny Avengers vol. 3 #24-30 writer Marvel
2017 Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3
‘World Warriors and Worlds Beyond’ short story
writer Marvel/Capcom
2017 Freelance #1-4 co-writer Chapterhouse
2017 Dungeons & Dragons: Frost Giant’s Fury #1-5 writer IDW/WotC
2016 Love Is Love Anthology
‘Here’ short story
writer DC/IDW
2016 Adventure Time Comics #4
‘It’s All Fun and Games ‘Til…’ short story
writer BOOM!/Cartoon Network
2016 Glitterbomb #1-4 writer/
co-creator
Image Comics
2016 Street Fighter Legends: Cammy #1-4 writer UDON
2016-2017 Thunderbolts vol. 3 #1-12 writer Marvel
2016 Dungeons & Dragons: Shadows of the Vampire #1-5 writer IDW/WotC
2015 Street Fighter Unlimited Back-Up Stories writer UDON
2015 Disney Kingdoms: Figment 2 #1-5 mini-series writer Disney/Marvel
2015 SFX-Pop! Anthology
‘Little Medals’ short story
writer DC/Vertigo
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Glitterbomb #1 Reviews!

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Glitterbomb, my new Hollywood horror comic published by Image, launched on Wednesday and we’re already getting a ton of positive feedback from readers and retailers. Let’s see what reviewers thought of our premiere issue…

IGN: 9/10 “It only takes two pages for Glitterbomb #1 to sell itself as something wholly investing.”

Nerdist: 5/5 “Zub and Morrissette-Phan nail it. Glitterbomb #1 looks and reads great.”

Newsarama: 10/10 “With its creature-feature hook and its blunt focus on the dark things women are subjected to in Hollywood, Glitterbomb #1 is a triumph.”

Scream Magazine: 8/10 “Glitterbomb establishes itself as a story definitely worth following, especially as it veers so effortlessly between the beautiful and the profane.”


4 Letter Nerd: “Glitterbomb #1 is a captivating start to what’s sure to be a brutal and mysterious story.”

Adult Podcast For Kids: “I cannot recommend this book enough. A fantastic read.”

Adventures in Poor Taste: 9.5/10 “Strong character work outshines an almost equally strong sense of dread and unease”

Beboti: 8/10 “Solid first issue, and one I am interested to see where it goes.”

Comic Attack: “Glitterbomb’s debut is an exciting one that should be checked out by any sci-fi horror fan out there.”

Comic Buzz: “The art style is detailed and realistic, with a dash of the surreal, creating an eerie atmosphere befitting the material.”

Comic Plug: 9/10 “a unique character with a realistic storyline. You can feel the frustration in her expressions.”

Comic Source: “The first issue hooked me right away.”

Comic Uno: “I thought this was a really solid issue.”

Comics Alternative: “This one blew me away right out of the gate.”

Comics Grinder: “Glitterbomb provides a clever horror vibe as well as great biting social commentary.”

Critical Threat: “Farrah is one of the most instantly relatable characters I’ve read in comics, or any other media. I think it speaks to both Zub’s skill as a writer and Djibril Morissette-Phan’s talent as an artist.”

Daily Grindhouse: “this feels like the first installment of something very special indeed.”

Doomrocket: “Glitterbomb #1 rains horror and revenge onto the everything-is-beautiful Hollywood delusion to fantastic results. Highly recommended.”

Fangirl Nation: 8/10 “Glitterbomb is definitely a 4 star read and I can’t wait to see what comes next.”

Fellowship of the Geeks: “This is surely going to be a fun ride, so go get on it now.”

Flip Geeks: 9/10 “Glitterbomb #1 is fresh and original, and has great potential to be a horror hit this year.”

Heroes Direct: 8.8/10 “If you’re looking for a dark tale of horror and Hollywood – Glitterbomb #1 might be the one for you.”

Heroes World: “I’m hooked right out of the gate. I can’t wait to see where this book goes.”

Horror Talk: 9/10 “Glitterbomb seamlessly pulls you into the world of Farrah Durante”

Impulse Gamer: 4.9/5 “Overall, this new series has the potential to be the next sleeper hit from Image Comics. The story by Zub is intense, and it will grab the reader’s attention right from the start.”

Major Spoilers: 8/10 “Glitterbomb #1 makes a great first impression, with a strong story that overcomes some wobbles in the art, beautiful production values, and most of all, a hook that leaves me wanting more”

Metro News: “It’s a fascinating book, telling an important story about the way Hollywood devours women.”

Nerds on the Rocks: 8.5/10 “A key component into making Farrah a fully fleshed character in Glitterbomb #1 is the ability of Morissette-Phan to draw complex facial emotions.”

Nerdy Chatterbox: 9/10 “Mr. Zub’s story is intense and it grabs the reader’s attention right from the start. The artwork is first rate.”

Nothing But Comics: “Just as a single story, Glitterbomb #1 is about as good as it gets in terms of craft and enjoyment.”

Paste Magazine: “Zub and his artistic collaborators have plenty of directions to pursue, from the mythological to the social, leaving a body count along the way.”

Pastrami Nation: 9/10 “Image Comics gets it right once again as the drop a Glitterbomb on the industry. Zub, Morissette, and Russell have created something very different, very dark and very entertaining.”

Pop Culture Uncovered: 8/10 “I am curious to see where it goes from here.”

Pop Nerd TV: 10/10 “Even with the fantastical elements in the story, the struggle of a veteran actor/actress looking for work seems so real and makes for a very enticing tale”

Primary Ignition: “the issue really belongs to penciller Djibril Morissette-Phan and colorist K. Michael Russell. The sheer despair and hopelessness injected into Farrah make her almost immediately relatable as a character.”

Retcon Punch: “a confident and surprising first issue. Coming from such a young team of artists this is surprising but like the evil that infects Farrah, it’s exciting because the future is unknown.”

Reading With a Flight Ring: “This will surprise, thrill and entertain you in all the ways will leave you wanting more.”

Talking Comic Books: “Glitterbomb #1 dives head-first into the shallow world of LA’s fame-obsessed culture. It uses biting commentary to paint a grim picture of the daily life of a working actress.”

TM Stash: 9/10 “Glitterbomb is an amazingly well written story, an amazing tale from the very first panel!”

TorAthena: “A brilliant comic mixed with reality and intrigue.”

Ultimate Comics: “Even without the scary parts, this was going to be an amazing book.”

We The Nerdy: 9.5/10 “Glitterbomb #1 is a great comic that I fully expect to be the start of a great series.”