Category Archives: Boom!

I’m Writing an Adventure Time Comics Story!

I was invited to contribute a short story to the new Adventure Time Comics anthology series where Boom has been inviting creators to join the fun in Cartoon Network’s hit cartoon series. My story will appear in October’s issue. Here’s the solicitation info:


Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Jim Zub, James Lloyd, Aatmaja Pandya
Artists: Derek Charm, James Lloyd, Aatmaja Pandya
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Marina Julia
Subscription Cover: Andrew Greenstone
Incentive Cover: Antonio Sandoval

Synopsis: Jake keeps beating an unbeatable game, Finn’s gettin’ all crazy from sleep deprivation, and Jungle Princess observes the weirdos passing through her kingdom.

Mega-Zub Comic Release Day!

Thanks to the shipping strike that happened in California and a couple printing delays a bunch of my comic titles have synced up, leading to the craziest new comic book day of my career so far:
6 new books from 4 different publishers all arriving in comic shops TODAY!

Yeah, it’s ridiculous.

Click on any of the covers below to read preview pages from each of the books:


As always, thank you for your support!

Munchkin #1 Reviews

Munchkin #1 arrived in comic shops last week. I’m writing 6 page back-up stories in each issue and it’s been a ton of fun digging in to the wacky lore of John Kovalic’s hit card game. Let’s see what critics thought of the first issue…


Big Comic Page: 4/5 “…the story perfectly captures the back-stabbing, ‘treasure-at-all-costs’ ethos of the Munchkin card game.”

Bleeding Cool: “It’s the perfect combination of twisted humor and fantastically designed characters. Don’t miss out on picking up your copy today!”

The Beat: “Jim Zub writes a great six page story dealing with one of the game’s most prominent themes, betrayal.”

Cosmic Comics: “Munchkin #1 is a worthy introduction to the tabletop series for anyone who’s ever been curious about the game”

Fellowship of the Geeks: “This book does a really nice job of showing some of the humorous possibilities in the game. Both the writing and the art are top-notch.”

Geek Dad: “This is a full-on what-would-it-be-like story in the Munchkin world, with its associated lack of logic and any desire to care about things beyond precious loot.”

Geeked Out Nation: “Munchkin #1 is the fantasy fiction comic equivalent of a half hour sketch comedy show.”

Major Spoilers: 4/5 “… the book was a joy to read, the art was fantastic.. A good first outing from BOOM! Studios and Steve Jackson Games, and I look forward seeing what happens in issue #2.”

Omnicomic: “Munchkin #1 is a humorous book that capitalizes on what makes Munchkin so enjoyable to begin with”

The Read Pile: “Pick of the Week. This book is hilarious! If you’re a Munchkin fan you have to get this.”

Therefore I Geek: 5/5 “I’ve got a new card for the game and I’ve had some really great laughs, which is all I could have asked for.”

TM Stash: 9/10 “The stories are fanciful and carry out the spirit of game play, in a game where the players are quick to turn on each other. A truly fun and entertaining book!”

I’m Writing Back-Up Stories for the New Munchkin Comic!


I’ve joked about becoming an RPG comic kaiju eating all in my path but, with this announcement it feels like that joke is becoming the reality.

I’ll be writing 6 page back-up stories for the new MUNCHKIN comic series starting in January from BOOM!

Here’s the solicit info:

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Tom Siddell, Jim Zub & John Kovalic
Artists: Mike Holmes, Ryan Sygh, & John Kovalic
Cover Artists: A: Ian McGinty 99% B: Evan Palmer 1% C. Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb (10 Years Cover) INCENTIVE D. John Kovalic INCENTIVE

WHY WE LOVE IT: As long-time fans of the game, we’re jazzed to weave stories out of the world of Munchkin, whether it’s from the perspective of one Munchkin, a gang of them, or even one of the monsters that live behind the doors!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Kick open the door. Kill the monster. Steal the treasure. Screw over everybody you come in contact with. Welcome to the world of Munchkin, a gathering of stories based on the popular game series. It’s a laugh a minute, pal. Plus, every first printing of every issue will ship with an exclusive card for the game.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Based on the immensely popular card game, Munchkin comes to comics! Munchkin takes place in a very flexible mashup of genres. Originally a satire of fantasy roleplaying, it has since then taken on non-fantasy and non-gaming elements. Characters in Munchkin change constantly but never permanently. What do Munchkins do? They play for the win. They are rules lawyers. They backstab. They gloat. They whine when someone else backstabs or gloats. Munchkins are emotional. Munchkins may be clever, but they are never wise. Munchkins have short attention spans. Munchkins may be brave in the face of awful odds, but they are even braver when beating up crippled goblins for their lunch money. If a Munchkin seems to show mercy, it’s because he was bored or distracted. After all, even stomping an ant helps you level up.