Mark Waid Named Humanoids Publisher
Feb 18, 2020
“Humanoids, the iconic publisher behind Metal Hurlant and some of the most important European comics of the 20th century, is continuing to push into the U.S. market with the announcement that industry veteran Mark Waid has been named as the company’s new publisher, overseeing creative, editorial, marketing and sales as well as making new inroads with retailers and librarians,” according to an exclusive in The Hollywood Reporter on February 18.
One of the industry’s most acclaimed writers, Waid joined Humanoids as director of creative development in 2018, following his time as editor-in-chief & chief creative officer of BOOM! Studios, publisher of digital comics company Thrillbent, editor at DC Comics and lead writer for Archie Comics.
Upcoming high-profile projects from Humanoids include marking the 40th anniversary of Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius’ The Incal with the oversized hardcover career retrospective The Seven Lives of Alejandro Jodorowsky, a re-release for The Incal introduced by Brian Michael Bendis and published in direct & mass market editions, and the company’s Free Comic Book Day release We Are Humanoids Featuring the Incal, including a new Incal story by Waid and artist Stéphane Roux.
Additionally: “We’ve got some brilliant non-fiction on the slate,” Waid said in a statement. “We’ve got a wide array of books in progress for young readers and the YA audience that we’ll be announcing soon. That range of storytelling and ambition illustrates where our focus is in 2020 — and where Humanoids goes from here.”