Category Archives: DC Comics

Batman: Urban Legends #20 Arrives in October!

Announced on Friday – My first DC Comics project since 2014!

Max Dunbar and I team up on an Elseworlds-style story in BATMAN: URBAN LEGENDS #20!
CASTLE ARKHAM is Batman as a creature killer on the twisted Gothic-Victorian streets of Arkham!

Lots more details to come.

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Max Dunbar
Written by Jim Zub, Joey Esposito, Chris Burnham, and Nadia Shammas
Art by Max Dunbar, Sergio Acuna, Chris Burnham, and Jahnoy Lindsay

Jim Zub and Max Dunbar take us to the world of Batman, monster hunter!

What is the Murder Club and how are they going to rock Batman’s world forever in the start of a four-part epic by Joey Esposito and Sergio Acuña?

Chris Burnham’s epic Alfred saga draws to a close!

And Nadia Shammas and Jahnoy Lindsay craft a deadly parenting short story starring Batman and Talia al Ghul battling for the soul of their son, Damian.

In-Store: 10/11/2022

Making Comics – In-Depth: Concept, Theme, Pacing, and Script

In this new video I do a deep dive on the story for the Suicide Squad: Amanda Waller one-shot special I wrote that was published in 2014. I go through the working process of coming up with the story, theme, the importance of research, pitching, pacing, scripting, and more.

From the Vault: SUICIDE SQUAD

SURPRISE, I have a new release today from DC Comics!!

LET THEM LIVE: UNPUBLISHED TALES FROM THE DC VAULT #1 is a digital-first release that finally unveils a SUICIDE SQUAD done-in-one issue I wrote way back in 2011. It was my first script ever written for the Big Two.

Story – Jim Zub
Line Art – Tradd Moore
Colors – Felipe Sobreiro
Letters – Nate Piekos

Huge thanks to editors Katie Kubert and Marie Javins for helping Ambush Bug steal this story from the vaults so everyone can finally read it.

It’s my first DC Comics release in 7 years. I hope there’s more to come in the months ahead. 🙂

My Harley Quinn Story Reprinted in New DC Collection


My Legends of the Dark Knight story, “Dr. Quinn’s Diagnosis“, is being reprinted as part of a new Best of Harley Quinn story collection arriving in comic shops next month. I’m incredibly proud to have a story alongside others by Paul Dini, Matt Kindt, and other killer comic talent. If you’re a Harley Quinn fan I hope you check this out once it’s released in July.

Batman-Harley Quinn

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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SFX – POP! on Comics Alliance


Over on Comics Alliance I’m one of four creators interviewed about our stories in Vertigo’s latest comics anthology called POP! Click on through to check out my thoughts on sound effects and to see an exclusive preview of my short story “Little Medals”, illustrated by Matt Rockefeller.

New Vertigo SFX Anthology Coming In April!

Vertigo, the mature-readers imprint of DC Comics just announced their new anthology series for 2015. This year’s theme is sound effects. The first one, called ‘POP!’, arrives in April and I’ll have a story inside! Here’s the solicit and cover reveal from Comic Vine.

This is my first Vertigo project and I’m super-stoked to be a part of such a great line up of creators. Thanks to Hank Kanalz and Greg Lockard at Vertigo for this opportunity!


Reviews Aplenty

Three comics arrived over the past two weeks, Skullkickers #25, Suicide Squad: Amanda Waller, and Red Sonja and Cub, so it’s been a lot to keep track of. Let’s do a review quote blowout here:

Nerds on the Rocks: 7/7 “An action/adventure/comedy with a dungeons and dragons/video game vibe that is executed perfectly? I’m sold.”
Newsarama: 8/10 “Skullkickers delivers some laugh-out-loud moments that left this reader more than satisfied”
Comic Bastards: “It is a niche title and like I said a guilty pleasure that I like to read.”
The Outhousers: “Jim Zub and co. can wait as long as they need to between issues; especially going into the penultimate arc, I have no problem dragging this series out as long as possible!”
Whatcha Reading: 4/5 “I can’t wait to see how Zub is going to reconcile all this cross-dimensional doppelganger mumbo-jumbo.”
Geeks of DOOM: “This is just a fantastic comic and this issue is a great jumping on point if you’ve been thinking about picking it up for a while.”
Comic Attack: “…any longtime reader will be happy to know that the hilarity and madness you’ve come to expect continues here!”

IGN: 8.8/10 “…an action-packed exploration on the psychological costs of making the tough choices.”
The Good Kind of Geek: 7.8/10 “Overall, it’s an interesting issue that develops Amanda Waller’s character even more.”
Comic Book Resources: 3.5/5 “…a strong command of Waller’s personality shown through deliberate narrative choices and tight plotting.”
Shadowhawk’s Shade: 7.5/10 “The core of who she is can never be taken away from her and that’s partly what this one-shot is about.”
Too Dangerous: “Zub does a great job of showing us how resourceful Waller is. Her leadership skills and knack for strategy are admirable.”
Cinelinx: “It does a great job of injecting a dose of humanity into the character I think she’s denied in many of the incarnations we’ve seen in the past. “

TMStash: “This is a touching tale and well worth the rating of 9/10.”
Geeks In Capes: “Kudos to Jim Zub for crafting a compelling story of Red Sonja that covers many aspects of her character. Jonathan Lau does a wonderful job on art with great action sequences.”
Whatcha Reading?: 5/5 “The art is gorgeous. The colors are vibrant, the fight scenes are dynamic, and I love the way Lau draws Red Sonja.”
Comic Bastards: 4/5 “…entertaining and true to the main character and that’s all you can ask for from a good one-shot.”
Unleash the Fanboy: 8/10 “The overall journey is the star of the piece as the scribe takes on the ideas of a promised union, betrayal and a sense of honor.”
Adventures in Poor Taste: 7/10 “Not a bad one-shot by any means with plenty of taut action to keep the action fans happy.”
Fanboy Nation: “Lau creates some of the most violent battle scenes I have yet seen in a Red Sonja book”
Shadowhawk’s Shade: 9/10 “Jim Zub front-loads a lot of character development and he shows a softer side of Sonja, which contrasts excellently with her bloodlust and her fighting skills when she gets into the thick of things.”
My Geeky Geeky Ways: “I came into this book expecting comedic sword-and-sorcery akin to what you’d see in Skullkickers. What I got was Red Sonja ala Kurosawa. And this is not a bad thing.”

New Interview on USA Today

Brian Truitt at USA Today interviewed me about Amanda Waller just in time for this week’s release of the SUICIDE SQUAD: AMANDA WALLER one-shot I wrote for DC Comics. Click through to find out more about my take on her as a leader and hero and to read an exclusive preview of the issue.


Suicide Squad: Amanda Waller Interview on CBR


Josie Campbell at Comic Book Resources interviewed me about the Suicide Squad: Amanda Waller One-Shot story I have coming out in March. Click on through and give it a read.

I’m Writing the Amanda Waller One-Shot in March!

Hey, gang – Look who’s back at DC Comics in March!


Written by JIM ZUB
Double-sized One-shot
• On sale MARCH 26
• 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US

As head of both Suicide Squad and A.R.G.U.S., Amanda Waller has made a lot of enemies over the years. And now, without either of those groups at her disposal, one of those enemies has come to kill her! She must stop him all by herself or die trying…