On this week’s episode of Off Panel, writer Jim Zub joins the show to talk the upcoming “No Surrender” story in Avengers and the business of comics. Zub discusses the influences of Dungeons & Dragons on his writing, dealing with internet trolls, the development of No Surrender, collaborating with multiple writers on one book, the playful competitiveness on the project, his Avengers fame, his write-ups on the business of comics, armchair quarterbacking comics sales, the appeal of Image Comics, and more, before talking Overwatch to close the show.
You can find Zub on Twitter, his website, and his work in comics like Wayward, Uncanny Avengers, and the upcoming No Surrender arc in Avengers. You can also find the piece we discussed in the podcast about long tail sales here.
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Header image is from Avengers #675, art by Mark Brooks. Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.