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About Jim Zub
Jim Zub is a writer, artist and art instructor based in Toronto, Canada. Over the past twenty 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 a professor teaching drawing and storytelling courses in Seneca College’s award-winning Animation program.
His current comic projects include Conan the Barbarian, the monthly adventures of Robert E. Howard’s legendary sword & sorcery hero, Dungeons & Dragons, the official comic series of the world’s most popular tabletop role-playing game, and Stone Star, a space-fantasy adventure set inside a roving gladiatorial arena.
You can find him online at www.jimzub.com and on twitter at @jimzub
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On May 21, 1980, Star Wars became a true saga with the release of The Empire Strikes Back. In honor of the fortieth anniversary, forty storytellers re-create an iconic scene from The Empire Strikes Back through the eyes of a supporting character, from heroes and villains, to droids and creatures. From a Certain Point of View features contributions by bestselling authors and trendsetting artists:
• Austin Walker explores the unlikely partnership of bounty hunters Dengar and IG-88 as they pursue Han Solo.
• Hank Green chronicles the life of a naturalist caring for tauntauns on the frozen world of Hoth.
• Tracy Deonn delves into the dark heart of the Dagobah cave where Luke confronts a terrifying vision.
• Martha Wells reveals the world of the Ugnaught clans who dwell in the depths of Cloud City.
• Mark Oshiro recounts the wampa's tragic tale of loss and survival.
• Seth Dickinson interrogates the cost of serving a ruthless empire aboard the bridge of a doomed Imperial starship.
Plus more hilarious, heartbreaking, and astonishing tales from:
Tom Angleberger, Sarwat Chadda, S.A. Chakraborty, Mike Chen, Adam Christopher, Katie Cook, Zoraida Córdova, Delilah S. Dawson, Alexander Freed, Jason Fry, Christie Golden, Rob Hart, Lydia Kang, Michael Kogge, R. F. Kuang, C. B. Lee, Mackenzi Lee, John Jackson Miller, Michael Moreci, Daniel José Older, Amy Ratcliffe, Beth Revis, Lilliam Rivera, Cavan Scott, Emily Skrutskie, Karen Strong, Anne Toole, Catherynne M. Valente, Django Wexler, Kiersten White, Gary Whitta, Brittany N. Williams, Charles Yu, Jim Zub
All participating authors have generously forgone any compensation for their stories. Instead, their proceeds will be donated to First Book—a leading nonprofit that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to educators and organizations serving children in need. To further celebrate the launch of this book and both companies’ longstanding relationships with First Book, Penguin Random House will donate $100,000 to First Book and Disney/Lucasfilm will donate 100,000 children’s books—valued at $1,000,000—to support First Book and their mission of providing equal access to quality education.
Unfamiliar ground! Conan has faced many foes since leaving Cimmeria, but the greatest challenge lies ahead — in the mystical Uttara Kuru, farther on the eastern border than the young barbarian has ever traveled! When Conan inadvertently agrees to be the latest entrant to the Great Crucible, the people of the city support their foreign champion — but what deadly dangers does the Crucible hold, and what will Conan sacrifice to overcome his ordeal? Armed with only his strength and wits and a local boy named Delian to translate for him, Conan must survive a series of lethal traps and a cadre of murderous rivals out to end his participation — permanently! But when the barbarian sets his sights on the Tooth of the Nightstar, will he claim the deadly blade, or will it claim him?
It will take more than chains to keep a Cimmerian down! Conan's march to Khitai has landed him as a prisoner of the imperial guard. He plans his escape, but what dreaded beasts lurk in this strange land - and what new dangers will impede his quest to return the deadly Tooth of the Nightstar to its rightful master? Conan has a new comrade, but is Meiwei everything she seems? Heng the Insurgent and his roving band of thieves hide a dark secret, and Conan must fight for his life against the bandit king's deadly power! Will the barbarian have what it takes to survive the land of Khitai - even if it costs his very soul?Also featuring tales celebrating 300 issues of CONAN THE BARBARIAN at Marvel, exploring the past and future of Conan!
When the united Kree/Skrull army targets Earth, Captain America sends out a call for heroes! But which Avengers will stand to fight a war on three fronts? Old favorites like Scarlet Witch and the Black Knight will join new faces including Ka-Zar, Zabu and…the Man-Thing?! In New York, a villain from the past is supercharged with alien energy! In Mexico, old hatreds turn allies into enemies! And in the Savage Land, the soul of the jungle has been stolen — and Shanna the She-Devil’s life hangs in the balance! Meanwhile, Cap himself stands on the front lines! With his back against the ropes, Steve Rogers reaches out for aid — but is there anyone left to battle by his side? Prepare for mystery, magic and mayhem in the Mighty Marvel Manner — Avengers Assemble!
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. In these profiles you will find information on the size of each monster, its danger level, and tips for how to survive an encounter. The perfect entry point for young fans of fantasy eager to become D&D adventurers, this book also features introductory "Encounter" stories so readers can practice the problem-solving skills they'll need to fight these monsters when they play a D&D adventure of their own.
The Champions' mission in space during INFINITY COUNTDOWN has left its mark, and now the team must try to move on. A chance to bring life back to a desolate village might be just what they need — or it might push them even farther apart! While Ironheart and Amadeus Cho take giant leaps forward in their heroic 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? Swords and sorcery beckon as our heroes travel to Weirdworld, a place where dreams can come true — but nightmares are never far away! A quest begins, and sacrifices will be made — but how can Snowguard protect the North when she's not even on Earth?
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, including sample profiles, a flowchart to help you decide what type of warrior to be, and brainstorming challenges to start you thinking like an adventurer whether on your own or in the midst of an exciting quest with friends and fellow players.
A Conan event for the ages! The man named James Allison will die soon. It’s not his first death. James has lived many lives, across many eras - lives he can recall in vivid detail. But when a mysterious force reaches across time to engage his abilities to save all of reality, an era-spanning quest begins! The serpent god Set plans to usher in an eternity of darkness, and only four chosen warriors across time and space have a hope of stopping him: Conan the Barbarian, Solomon Kane, Dark Agnes-and the man known as Moon Knight! But where Marc Spector goes, will his own ancient deity - Khonshu - be far behind? In an unprecedented comics event, Robert E. Howard’s celebrated characters join forces alongside one of Marvel’s most fascinating heroes in a saga built on lore from across time itself!