Jim Zub and Max Dunbar look to the stars with ComiXology Originals miniseries “Stone Star”

Jim Zub and Max Dunbar look to the stars with ComiXology Originals miniseries “Stone Star”

One of the benefits of digital comics? You can drop a surprise series and immediately customers will be able to buy it. That’s the case with Stone Star, a ComiXology Originals miniseries from Jim Zub and Max Dunbar. The first of five issues debuted just today, so check out the preview below and head to ComiXology to snag yourself a copy.

What’s more, Zub and Dunbar will be in attendance at WonderCon Anaheim to discuss the series, so check out the schedule in the details below.

Per ComiXology:

ComiXology Originals Announces Stone Star, 
A Sci-Fi, Action-Adventure, Comic Series
by Jim Zub and Max Dunbar

Available Digitally Starting Today

Now Included Exclusively in Prime Reading, Kindle Unlimited and comiXology Unlimited

March 27, 2019 – New York, NY –ComiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comics service, dropped a surprise new series today, the first issue of Stone Star, a 5-part sci-fi, action-adventure comic seriesby Jim Zub (Champions, Avengers: No Road Home, Rick and Morty vs Dungeons & Dragons) and Max Dunbar (Champions, Dungeons & Dragons). Stone Starissue #1 is digitally available to read now for members of Prime Reading, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited and is also available for sale on comiXology and Kindle for $2.99.

Stone Star is a mobile asteroid where entertainment abounds, and competition and celebrity are intertwined. Gladiators fight to find their fortune, but there are other secrets lurking beneath the surface as a new season begins. Evoking the very best of science fiction, cyberpunk, and modern-day sports entertainment, Stone Star follows the story of Dail, a teenage thief who is pulled into the arena and has to decide where his loyalties lie. Zub and Dunbar have created a fast-paced adventure full of stunning sights, intense action, and colorful characters.

"Stone Star is a wild mix of everything that ignited my imagination growing up - strange creatures with a fantasy flare, weird worlds, and unexpected danger,” says writer Jim Zub. “Max is channeling that excitement and unleashing it on every page with a level of kinetic action and detail that readers have never seen from him before."

“It’s exciting to surprise fans with a new series no one knew was coming,” said comiXology Originals Head of Content Chip Mosher. “We love Stone Star – Zub and Dunbar have really delivered the goods and we know that new and existing comic fans will enjoy the heck out of this rollicking sci-fi adventure. And with digital distribution we can surprise and delight readers everywhere with new content they didn’t know was coming. It’s a blast!”

In celebration of this surprise announcement, Jim Zub and Max Dunbar will be at WonderCon —March 29-31 in Anaheim, CA —to promote and discuss Stone Star. The two creators will be signing two exclusive, limited edition giveaway posters, illustrated by Max Dunbar and available from their table at Booth #2151. Zub and Dunbar will also be appearing on the following panels:

Friday, March 29, 2019, 2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m., Room: 211
ComiXology Originals What’s Next Stone Star Spotlight
The biggest news in comics is comiXology’s exclusive digital content program - comiXology Originals. Now you can join comiXology’s Head of Content, 
Chip Mosher, writer Jim Zub and artist Max Dunbar to get the scoop on an all-new, recently announced, comiXology Originals series, Stone Star—available now—direct from the creators making it! They’ll wow the crowd with stories on the process of bringing creator-owned comics to life and what it’s like pushing the envelope with digital comics, and beyond.

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 12:30p.m. - 1:30p.m., Room: 208
Breaking in & Staying in Comics
Like with any creative field, Comics is a tough business to break into, and possibly tougher to stay in – but fear not! Our panel of comics veterans from across the creative & administrative spectrum of comics are here to help! Join our panel of comics superstars including Jim Zub (Avengers, Dungeons & Dragons), Max Dunbar (Champions, Teen Titans), Chip Mosher (comiXology Head of Content), Ivan Salazar (comiXology PR & Events) & surprise special guests as they teach you the tricks of the trade to break in & stay in comics, possibly for LIFE. Welcome to Comics, hope you survive the experience. 

Sunday, March 31, 2019, 2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m., Room: 209
Comics 101: Making Sense of the World of Comics
Just getting into comics but not sure where to start? We can help! Hear from some of the industry's best & brightest including 
Jim Zub(Avengers, Dungeons & Dragons), Max Dunbar (Champions, Teen Titans), Mark Sable (The Dark, Graveyard of Empires), Bis Stringer Horne (Comics Editor & Facilitator), Ivan Salazar (comiXology PR & Events) & more special guests as they impart their vast comic knowledge by personally recommending series just right for you! Join the eternal comics fans at comiXology along with a riveting panel of comics superstars as they become your guides through the awesome world of comics!

Stone Star #1 is available now on ComiXology and Kindle.

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