Marvel Comics writer Mark Waid, who is currently embattled in a lawsuit with Diversity & Comics aka Richard Meyer for tortious interference and defamation, will become Humanoids’ Director of Creative Development.
Waid’s hiring at Humanoids follows in the wake of John Cassaday becoming their first ever Chief Creative Officer.
“Mark Waid has written some of the most popular and most influential stories in the history of comics,” said Humanoids CEO and Publisher, Fabrice Giger. “To bring a writer like Waid into the fold―to both write new stories and to help us develop and refine other projects―speaks to the ambition and seriousness of our plans for the future.”
“This opportunity excites me to no end,” said Mark Waid. “I’ve seen what Humanoids is about to unleash, and it’s unlike anything else I’ve ever seen in this industry. I had to be a part of it. The chance to work closely with younger, diverse talent with strong voices–to learn as well as to teach–is electrifying.”
“So what are we cooking up with these two incredible creators?” teased Humanoids Senior Editor Fabrice Sapolsky. “Fans will have to wait until New York Comic Comic Con to find out, but suffice it to say that the comic book industry has never before seen anything like what we have planned with Cassaday, Waid and a jaw dropping lineup of comic book creators.”
The Humanoids New York Comic Con panel promises new projects, new heroes, and “hot creators.” They are calling this a “bold new direction ushering in a new era in comics.”
Humanoids is an international comic publisher that features the work of Moebius, Alejandro Jodroworsky, and Milo Manara. Some of their published works includes The Golden Ass, Madwoman of the Sacred Heart, Azrach, After the Incal, Angel Claws, The Incal, The Metabaron, Moon Face and more.