Murderworld: Avengers Launches Today!

June 20, 2004: I teased on Livejournal that Ray Fawkes and I had a cool story idea we were cooking up-

18 years later: MURDERWORLD: AVENGERS launches TODAY at your favorite comic shop!

Some ideas take a bit longer than others to come to fruition.😜

Thunderbolts: Back On Target Arrives March 2023

If you didn’t pick up the new Thunderbolts mini-series in single issues, the collected trade, called Thunderbolts: Back On Target, arrives in March.

Here are some links for online pre-orders:

Thunderbolts (2022)
Back On Target

(Issues #1-5)

Redeeming justice, like lightning! In the aftermath of Devil’s Reign, the Big Apple has big problems, and it’s up to a new group of Thunderbolts to turn things around. But when Clint Barton is tasked with heading up this squad, the first opponent he’s going to have to face…is himself.
PRE-ORDER
Amazon.com
Barnes & Noble
Book Depository
Bookshop
Chapters-Indigo
Indiebound

Talking Comics With ComicPop

Sal at ComicPop is such a great person to chat with. We cover a bunch of different projects in this interview: Rick and Morty VS Cthulhu, Murderworld, Thunderbolts, Conan the Barbarian, Unbreakable Red Sonja, and more. Check it out!

Talking Murderworld with the Traversing the Stars Podcast

Ray Fawkes and I chatted with Jeff at Traversing the Stars all about our Murderworld saga, launching later this month for Marvel. Check it out.

The MURDERWORLD Saga Launches November 16th!


New York, NY— November 3, 2022 — On November 16, Jim Zub and Ray Fawkes put the “murder” back in MURDERWORLD! Teaming up with an exciting lineup of all-star artists, the two writers have penned a pulse-pounding epic that begins later this month in MURDERWORLD: AVENGERS and comes to a crashing end in March’s MURDERWORLD: GAME OVER! Across five one-shots, readers will witness Arcade at his darkest as he unleashes the full terror of Murderworld on an all-new cast of characters.

Two hundred contestants. One hundred million dollar prize. One winner. And to survive, they’ll have to endure a series of brutal tests in Arcade’s brand-new Murderworld. Arcade’s circus-style contests have been a punchline in the past, but this game is no joke and the body count will rise with each twist and turn. Has Arcade finally found success? Enter Paul Pastor, the extraordinary young documentarian who hopes to expose it all but he can’t do it alone. Luckily, the Black Widow has a personal grudge to settle with the Murderworld mastermind – but how many will die before she can put a stop to this wildly violent scheme??

“When I first saw Murderworld in an issue of Uncanny X-Men, I was fascinated by its colorful corniness mixed with deception and violence,” Zub explained. “Many years ago, Ray and I chatted about a twisted thriller-survival story set in Arcade’s deadly playground and now, starting with MURDERWORLD: AVENGERS, we’re finally getting the chance to unleash it!”

“Murderworld is one of those stealthy, ultra-compelling concepts that always made the Marvel Universe so fascinating to me – the gaudy, family-fun veneer slapped over a deadly threat. When Jim and I were discussing it, ideas to make it more and more frightening and exciting just kept coming to us. I’m thrilled to bring them to readers in all their horrible glory!” Fawkes added.

Step right up to the deadliest game in the Marvel Universe when MURDERWORLD: AVENGERS hits stands on November 16! For more information, visit Marvel.com.

MURDERWORLD: AVENGERS
Written by JIM ZUB & RAY FAWKES
Art by JETHRO MORALES
Cover by PACO MEDINA
On Sale 11/16

MURDERWORLD: SPIDER-MAN
Written by JIM ZUB & RAY FAWKES
Art by FARID KARAMI
Cover by PACO MEDINA
On Sale 12/28

MURDERWORLD: WOLVERINE
Written by JIM ZUB & RAY FAWKES
Art by CARLOS NIETO
Cover by PACO MEDINA
On Sale 1/25

MURDERWORLD: MOON KNIGHT
Written by JIM ZUB & RAY FAWKES
Art by LUCA PIZZARI
Cover by PACO MEDINA
On Sale 2/15

MURDERWORLD: GAME OVER
Written by JIM ZUB & RAY FAWKES
Art by LORENZO TAMMETTA
Cover by PACO MEDINA
On Sale 3/1

New Conan Comic Series Creative Team Revealed!


Global publisher Titan Comics and entertainment studio Heroic Signatures are excited to reveal more details about their new co-publishing venture for Robert E. Howard’s most famous creation, Conan the Barbarian.

Launching in comic shops and digital devices in July 2023, the brand-new Conan the Barbarian ongoing comic series will be written by acclaimed and long-time Conan comic book scribe Jim Zub (Thunderbolts, Uncanny Avengers), and will feature the stunning art of Roberto De La Torre (King-Size Conan, Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D) and colorist José Villarrubia (Promethea, Sweet Tooth, Cuba: My Revolution). This will kick off a brand-new, exhilarating series of comics of characters from across the Conan and wider Robert E. Howard mythos!

Plus, hot on the heels of this exciting new comic series, Titan Comics and Heroic Signatures are proud to reveal that in Fall 2023, they will be continuing the hugely popular omnibus line – previously published by Marvel Comics – with the next instalment, Savage Sword of Conan Volume 9.

This all-new Conan the Barbarian comic series, set in the world of a classic hero, alongside re-mastered archives, will be sure to delight longtime collectors and new fans of the Conan franchise.

Zub Comics Arriving January 2023


MURDERWORLD: WOLVERINE
Story: Jim Zub + Ray Fawkes
Artist: Jethro Morales
Cover Artist: Paco Medina

Wolverine is “the best he is at what he does,” and what he does is hunt victims in Murderworld! Our contestants are about to feel the SNIKT! Will anyone survive Arcade’s deadliest game?

Arcade and his schemes have been a punchline in the past, but this game is no joke. Each issue ups the ante and will keep readers guessing right up until the end. Don’t miss it!


RICK AND MORTY VS CTHULHU #2 (of 4)
Story: Jim Zub
Artist: Troy Little
Colorist: Leonardo Ito
Letterer: Crank
Cover Artist: Troy Little

Summer and Morty fall into the clutches of the inhabitants of Innsmouth but find succor in the companionship of their cellmates. Wait a minute, is that chanting? Do you hear chanting?!


UNBREAKABLE RED SONJA #4 (of 5)
Story: Jim Zub
Artist: Giovanni Valletta
Cover Artist: Lucio Parrillo

Who is Tendra the Forbidden? How deep are the wells of her ambition?

Delve into the twisted origin of Red Sonja’s newest villain and see how her quest for knowledge and vengeance shatters traditions as a new order of power and control takes hold in the Hyborian Age.

As we head toward 2023, the 50th anniversary of the She-Devil With a Sword, Dynamite’s sweeping story of sword & sorcery high adventure continues from writer Jim Zub (Conan the Barbarian, Dungeons & Dragons, Avengers)!

Zub at Hal-Con 2022

I’ll be at Hal-Con 2022 in Halifax, Nova Scotia on October 28-30, 2022! Stacy and I will be set up at TABLE A10 on the fifth floor ballroom, next to my pals Troy Little and Gene Ha.

In addition to being at my table, I’m also on a couple panels happening over the weekend:

Saturday, October 29
12:30pm – 1:15pm Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons

Jim Zub and Troy Little talk about the origin of Rick and Morty VS D&D – the comic, the D&D game box set and more!
Room 109 1st Floor, Convention Level, HCC

Sunday, October 30
11:45am – 12:45pm Writing For Comics

Join Stephanie Williams, Jim Zub and Gene Ha as they discuss and take questions about their experiences in writing for comics.
Room 109 1st Floor, Convention Level, HCC

Talking Thunderbolts With Marvel Live at NYCC 2022!

At New York Comic Con, I chatted with Ray Lowe from the Marvel Live crew all about Thunderbolts and Murderworld. Check it out!

Talking Skullkickers Super Special With Dynamic Forces

I spoke to Byron Brewer at Dynamic Forces all about the Skullkickers Super Special one-shot Anniversary issue arriving in November. Check it out!