Humanoids are launching a new line of monthly comics kicking off this bold new venture this Free Comic Book Day (May 4th) with the publication of a 16 page primer…No doubt this move into new territory for Humanoids has been influenced by the guiding hands of Mark Waid (Director of Creative Development) and John Cassady (Chief Creative Officer.
With the success of Ahoy Comics and Vault Comics as well as newcomers TKO Presents, it would suggest that there is still room for new players with big, new ideas. And with seasoned pros Waid and Cassaday on board, I have every faith in this new direction.
While it’s too early to show off any preview art, other than the header above, they do have spiffy new trade dresser for each of their initial line-up and lowdowns on each series.
They are as follows:
Writer: Mark Waid
Artist: Phil Briones
Colours: Leonardo Paciarotti
It was supposed to be the perfect end to the school year, a beautiful start to summer. But it turned into a nightmare for the kids of Phoenix Academy High School. Now, only a few months later, they’re expected to get back to their studies, but nothing will ever be the same. Especially for six of them whose newly acquired superpowers won’t be enough to restore balance to their world. Now the choice is in their hands. Will they fight for order…or surrender to chaos?
Writer: Cheryl Lynn Eaton
Artist: Ariel Kristantina
A gifted doctor with a vibrant, compassionate personality, Cecelia Cobbina received boundless praise from her peers and her patients. But that was before the incident in Africa. Before she was forced to leave her job at Doctors Without Borders behind… Before she gained the ability to think faster than the speed of light. Overwhelmed with the power to answer every question, she must now overcome her own fears and tackle the one code she can’t seem to break: the truth behind the Ignited.
Writer: Magdalene Visaggio and Darcie Little Badger
Artist: AKoi Pham and Vanesa Del Ret
Opposites attract? Elakshi and Adam Land aren’t married. In fact, a month ago, they were perfect strangers, dwelling in lands foreign to one another. But now, they’re forced to remain by one another’s side, for their separation could mean the planet’s demise. Now, their greatest challenge is to stay together — even if they have to tear the world apart to do so.
Writer: Quinton Peeples
Artist: Dennis Calero
The Old West finally died in the early 1980s…but we’re in Texas, and this is the story of Grissom Callahan, the last in a long line of sheriffs. Callahan learned everything he knows from his father and grandfather, but the ways of the old regime aren’t proving effective when a violent serial killer emerges in their small town. In a simple moment of shaking down an informant, Grissom will trigger a chain of events that will reshape his life and the world that is Texas law enforcement.
Writer: Johnathan ‘Swifty’ Lang
Artist: Andrea Mutti
A comedic, coming-of-age quest where the Golden Fleece is a man’s legacy. Meyer is an immigrant’s story, in the guise of an old mobster’s tale. A Breaking Bad style imaginary biography of the legendary Jewish mobster, Meyer Lansky, as he attempts to organize his very last con job…
Writer: Helen Mullane
Artist: Dom Reardon and Matthew Dow Smith
Something strange has been unleashed in the North of England. A modern-day druid commits a series of ghastly murders in an attempt to unleash the awesome power of the ancient gods of Great Britain. But all hell really breaks loose when his latest would-be victim, Nicnevin “Nissy” Oswald, turns out to be more than she seems.
A British tale mixing black magic and horror, godfathered by Jock, one of the new masters of comic book suspense!