Last October at New York Comic Con, Humanoids announced plans to launch a brand new shared superhero universe with a mix of established comics stars and up-and-comers. The line was said to launch with three ongoing series and three minis. Not named in the announcement were writers Magdalene Visaggio and Darcie Little Badger and artist Khoi Pham, but in fact those three, along with artist Vanesa Del Rey (who was named in the initial announcement), will be the creative team for one of those three ongoings, Strangelands.
Visaggio and Little Badger revealed the news on Twitter Wednesday.
@HumanoidsAftAll sold me on the project by describing it as "Moonlighting with superpowers," and that was enough for me to sign on the dotted line.
— magdalene visaggio (@MagsVisaggs) January 9, 2019
LOL and by "miniseries" I mean "ongoing series".
For more information on all the new series, check this out! https://t.co/Y3PYoYlnn0
— Darcie Little Badger (@ShiningComic) January 9, 2019
The other two ongoings, Ignited and Omni, had their full creative teams announced sometime between October and now as well, though writers Mark Waid, Kwanza Osajefyo, and Cheryl Lynn Eaton were indeed mentioned in the original press release. It’s difficult to keep track of all this, so let’s just look at the solicits for all three series as they now stand:
WRITTEN BY MARK WAID & KWANZA OSAJEFYO
ART BY PHIL BRIONES
COLORS BY 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?
WRITTEN BY CHERYL LYNN EATON
ART BY ARIELA 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.
WRITTEN BY MAGDALENE VISAGGIO & DARCIE LITTLE BADGER
ART BY KOI PHAM & VANESA DEL REY
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.
More info can be found at the Humanoids website, as well as in the preview of the H1 Ignition FCBD issue posted on FCBD’s website today, which you can read below:
FBCD 2019 H1 Ignition
(W) Mark Waid, Kwanza Osajyefo, Carla Speed McNeil (A) Philippe Briones (CA) Yanick Paquette
The new Humanoids H1 Universe starts here! Don’t miss the introduction to this exciting imprint with an original story brought to you by Mark Waid, Kwanza Osajefyo, Yanick Paquette, Carla Speed McNeil and Phil Briones. Plus: a sneak peek at the first six original series: Ignited, Omni, Strangelands, The Big Country, Meyer, and Nicnevin & The Bloody Queen. Explosive cover by Yanick Paquette!
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