Mark Waid has joined Humanoids as Director of Creative Development for a new initiative titled 'H1,' with plans to write new projects as well, according to The Hollywood Reporter. This comes just one week after artist/director John Cassaday was named as Humanoids' Chief Creative Officer.
"This opportunity excites me to no end," said 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."
In addition to his writing work, Waid has had several staff positions at comic publishers over the years including editor (Fantagraphics, DC), Editor-in-Chief/Chief Creative Officer (BOOM! Studios), writing mentor (Archie Comics), and co-owner (Gorilla Comics, Thrillbent).
"Mark Waid has written some of the most popular and most influential stories in the history of comics. 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."
The company's October 5 New York Comic Con panel promises announcements of "New Projects! New Heroes! Hot creators! A bold new direction ushering in a new era in comics."