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SDCC 2019: Humanoids Announces its Exclusives and Panels

Humanoids have revealed their San Diego Comic-Con 2019 exclusives and details for their SDCC panel, in advance of the convention. 

Humanoids will be selling an SDCC Limited exclusive edition of Ignited #1, featuring an all new cover by superstar artist and Humanoids’ new Chief Creative Officer John Cassaday, by co-writers Mark Waid and Kwanza Osajefo, artist Phil Briones, and colorist Andrew Crossley.

Ignited #1 SDCC exclusive variant

Welcome to the H1 Universe and Ignited, Humanoids’ first ever ongoing super-powered series-brought to you by an explosive team: writers Mark Waid (Kingdom Come) and Kwanza Osajyefo (Black AF), and artist Phil Briones (Aquaman), with covers by John Cassaday and Yanick Paquette. It’s the first day back at Phoenix Academy High, but this year there’s no back-to-school excitement in the air as returning students and faculty are haunted by memories of last year’s horrific attack. So many friends and colleagues were lost, and some of those who survived underwent changes; they Ignited, gaining supernatural abilities they barely understand. Little do they know this is just the beginning.


Humanoids will also be giving away a Limited Edition Ignited print by John Cassaday during the John Cassaday/Mark Waid signing at the Humanoids Booth #2021 at 7 pm on Preview Night, Wednesday, July 17th. Humanoids will also be giving the print to all the attendees of the H1 panel at 5:30 pm in Room 8 on Saturday, July 20th, while supplies last 

Limited Edition Ignited print by John Cassaday

Fans are also invited to the “Ignite with Humanoid’s H1 Stars” at the Humanoids SDCC panel, Saturday, 5:30-6:30 Room 8

Controversial, political and timely, Humanoids’ new shared universe H1 has the comic book industry talking. Join moderator Hector Navarro (Nerdist, Geek and Sundry), Humanoids Chief Creative Officer John Cassaday, Director of Creative Development Mark Waid (Ignited), and some of the most exciting creators in comics — including Ignited co-writer Kwanza Osajyefo and artist Phil Briones, The Big Country writer Quinton Peeples and artist Dennis Calero, Meyer writer Jonathan Lang, Strangelands co-writer Magdalene Visaggio and Omni artist Alitha Martinez — for a candid conversation about breaking the status quo and telling new stories with H1. An exclusive  John Cassaday Ignited print will be given out at the panel. 

NYCC 2018: Humanoids Announces H1 – A New Shared Universe

Humanoids is launching a major initiative in 2019 to publish original comic book stories written and illustrated by some of the biggest names in comics. During the Humanoids 20th Anniversary In America panel at New York Comic Con, the publisher unveiled H1, an imprint of comic books, featuring a shared superpowered universe with all new characters and stories created by a dizzying lineup of comic book creators. Humanoids’ new Chief Creative Officer John Cassaday and Humanoids’ new Director of Creative Development Mark Waid are closely collaborating with a core team of H1 architects: Kwanza Osajyefo (Black, Black AF), Yanick Paquette (Wonder Woman Earth One) and Carla Speed McNeil (Finder, Sensation Comics) to create an ambitious storytelling experience with creators including Phil Briones, Vanessa Del Rey, Cheryl Lynn Eaton, Mike McKone and Afua Richardson.

Humanoids will launch H1 in Summer 2019 with 3 ongoing series, with details and creative teams being announced next year.

IGNITED

Something strange is happening to the planet… Nature itself is reshaping and redefining the balance of power. Natural disasters are breaking out everywhere, and yet, the population continues to grow rapidly. In fact, the world is becoming so dense, that certain individuals are erupting with super abilities. They are called the Ignited.

OMNI

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 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.

STRANGELANDS

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.

In addition to H1, Humanoids will feature all new mini series featuring self-contained original stories featuring some of the biggest and most exciting names in comics, including Dennis Calero, Jock, Shawn Martinbrough, Helen Mullane, Andrea Mutti, Quinton Peeples, Dom Reardon, and Darick Roberston.

THE ORIGINAL MINI-SERIES

THE BIG COUNTRY (5 issue mini-series)

The Old West finally died in the early 1980s. We’re in Texas. And this is the story of Grissom Callahan, the last in a long line of sheriffs. Callahan has learned everything he knows from his father and his grandfather. But the old ways don’t seem to prove efficient when it comes to stopping a violent serial killer. And in a simple moment of shaking down an informant, Grissom will start a chain of events that will reshape his life and the world of law enforcement in Texas.

MEYER (5 issue mini-series)

A comedic, coming-of-age quest where the Golden Fleece is a man’s legacy, Meyer is an immigrant’s story rooted in an old mobster’s tale and a deeply moral fable. A Breaking Bad style imaginary biography of Jewish legendary mobster Meyer Lansky as he’s trying to organize his very last con job.

NICNEVIN AND THE BLOODY QUEEN (4 issue mini-series)

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!

Preview: Harbinger Wars Compendium TPB

HARBINGER WARS COMPENDIUM TPB

Written by JOSHUA DYSART and DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by KHARI EVANS, MANUEL GARCIA, CLAYTON HENRY, and PERE PÉREZ with PHIL BRIONES, MATTHEW CLARK, CLAYTON CRAIN, LEE GARBETT, TREVOR HAIRSINE, BARRY KITSON, LEWIS LAROSA, ARTURO LOZZI, JIM MUNIZ, and MICO SUAYAN
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (MAR182017)

Presenting the best-selling crossover event that redefined the Valiant Universe for a new generation, now in the most complete collection yet. From the first salvo all the way to the very last shot, follow the complete saga from its beginning in the first issues of HARBINGER and BLOODSHOT and see what set them on the road to a collision in the pages of HARBINGER WARS!

When an untrained and undisciplined team of super-powered test subjects escape from Project Rising Spirit and onto the Vegas Strip, Bloodshot and the Harbinger Renegades will find themselves locked in battle against a deadly succession of opponents – and each other. As the combined forces of the H.A.R.D. Corps, Generation Zero, and omega-level telekinetic Toyo Harada all descend on Las Vegas to vie for the control of Rising Spirit’s deadliest assets, the world is about to discover the shocking price of an all-out superhuman conflict…and no one will escape unscathed. Who will survive the Harbinger Wars?

From acclaimed writers Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER) and Duane Swierczynski (BLOODSHOT) and an all-star cast of artists including Clayton Henry (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Khari Evans (IMPERIUM), Manuel Garcia (Black Widow), Barry Kitson (Fantastic Four), and more!

Collecting HARBINGER (2012) #1-14, BLOODSHOT (2012) #1-13, and HARBINGER WARS #1-4.

$59.99 | 768 pgs. | T+
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-261-4

Review: New Suicide Squad #13

Suicide Squad 13The Suicide Squad finds themselves in Rio De Janeiro, trying to find a new drug that gives users superpowers. Being the Suicide Squad, things quickly fall apart and mass violence and chaos ensues.

This is the type of issue where the Suicide Squad really shines. The Squad attempt to complete a drug deal that goes poorly. Captain Boomerang acts as the main point of contact. The problem is, he wants to actually see the drug because that is how he always sees it done on TV. This ends in a large gunfight and Amanda Waller, who has joined the team on this mission, is not too happy. This comic is just fun. Each member of Task Force X is equally hilarious at how poorly, yet calmly, they handle being in an all out gunfight with a drug cartel.

Aside from the killing, there is a lot of good story set up and character moments. Harley Quinn continues to be the highlight of the series. Her struggle to really identify if she is the killer everyone claims is fascinating. Deadshot’s story is also very well done, focusing on his body forcing him to accept limitations he has never had to face before. The main mystery of the story centers less around the actual drug and more about the company who looks to be working with the cartel. Not to give anything away but, Amanda Waller’s own dealings seem to be coming full circle and it creates a very interesting set up for both her and the Squad.

The artwork does not live up to the fun of the main story. None of it is particularly bad but, sometimes faces look bland and the powers that the drug users get end up being nothing more than different colored beams shooting out of their hands. The gunfights do look good though. The physical humor of seeing the Squad’s calm demeanor in all the disorder is really well drawn as well.

Overall, this issue is a large improvement over the last arc. The story is full of funny moments and good character interaction. For the first time in a while, Suicide Squad finally has a grasp of who these characters are. This, coupled with the new direction of the team, creates a really exciting future for this comic.

Story: Sean Ryan Art: Phil Briones
Story: 9 Art: 6 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

Kitson, Garbett, Clark and Henry Join Harbinger’s “Renegades”

An all-star cast of comics’ top talents is joining Harbinger for the season’s biggest story arc – “Renegades” in Harbinger #6-10!

Valiant is proud to announce that Barry Kitson, Lee Garbett, Matthew Clark and Clayton Henry will be teaming with New York Times best-selling author Joshua Dysart for Harbinger #6-10 – a BRAND NEW storyline introducing a new team of allies to Peter Stanchek’s crusade against the Harbinger Foundation.

Kicking off in Harbinger #6 – on sale this Wednesday – “Renegades” is the perfect entry point into the acclaimed series that Comic Book Resources calls “one of the best things to happen to superhero comics…” Plus, each issue features a new interlocking cover spotlighting a new team member by red-hot artist Mico Suayan!

Led by omega-powered psionic Toyo Harada, the Harbinger Foundation is a secret organization that has controlled and subverted the course of recent history. With a secret army of psychic soldiers at his command, no one has dared defy Toyo Harada’s plans for the human race – until now. Harada’s most powerful student, Peter Stanchek, has discovered the true nature of the Harbinger Foundation and he will stop at nothing to prevent Harada’s vision from coming to pass. With a classified list of Harada’s next recruits in hand, it’s down to Peter to draft the next generation of empowered youth and form the frontline in humanity’s resistance to the Harbinger Foundation.

Peter. Kris. Zephyr. Flamingo. Torque. Their fight for the future comes out the shadows and into the Valiant Universe when “Renegades” begins on November 21st, only in Harbinger #6!

“Renegades” Part I – Kris:
HARBINGER #6 – ON SALE NOVEMBER 21st!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by PHIL BRIONES
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (SEP121225)
Variant Cover by MATTHEW CLARK (SEP121226)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

“Renegades” Part II – Flamingo:
HARBINGER #7 – ON SALE DECEMBER 19th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by BARRY KITSON
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (OCT121235)
Flamingo Variant by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (OCT121236)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

“Renegades” Part III – Torque:
HARBINGER #8 – ON SALE JANUARY 23rd!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (NOV121342)
Torque Variant by KHARI EVANS (NOV121343)
Linewide Variant by JEFF LEMIRE (NOV121344)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

“RENEGADES” Part IV – Zephyr:
HARBINGER #9 – ON SALE FEBRUARY 20th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by MATTHEW CLARK
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (DEC121263)
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS (DEC121264)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

“RENEGADES” Part V – Peter:
HARBINGER #10 – ON SALE MARCH 20th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

Preview – Harbinger #6 – The Rise of the Renegades Begins

Valiant has released an advance preview of Harbinger #6 – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new arc by author Joshua Dysart and artist Phil Briones. Peter Stanchek has fought his first battle against Toyo Harada’s Harbinger Foundation, but the war is just beginning. “Renegades” starts now!

Battered and broken after escaping the Harbinger Foundation, telekinetic teenager Peter Stanchek only has one option left: run. But he won’t have to go it alone. Crisscrossing America with the only two people he can trust, Peter will have to activate a new team of super-powered recruits before Toyo Harada and his Harbinger shock troops can reach them first. Peter Stanchek. Zephyr. Kris. Flamingo. Torque. Outside the law, inside your head – you’ve never met a team of super-powered teenagers quite like the Renegades. And, together, they’ll dismantle Harada’s global empire one brick at a time.

Harbinger #6 is a brand new jumping-on point for new readers. For those you want to go back to the beginning, on January 6th Harbinger Vol. 1: Omega Rising TPB is released, collecting Harbinger #1-5.

HARBINGER #6 – ON SALE NOVEMBER 21st!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by PHIL BRIONES
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (SEP121225)
Variant Cover by MATTHEW CLARK (SEP121226)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

HARBINGER VOL. 1: OMEGA RISING TPB – ON SALE JANUARY 9th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI
$14.99/Rated T+/128 pgs.
Collecting HARBINGER #1-5
ISBN: 978-0-9796409-5-7

Jeff Lemire Covers “Renegades” In Harbinger #8

Valiant has revealed a variant cover unlike any other for Harbinger #8 by superstar creator Jeff Lemire. Rendered in ballpoint pen on ruled notebook paper, Lemire’s cover is Valiant’s line-wide variant offering for January 2013, covering the latest issue of the all-new “Renegades” arc by New York Times best-selling author Joshua Dysart and rising star Phil Briones.

Out of the ashes of the Harbinger Foundation, the rise of the Valiant Universe’s first super-team continues this January! After fighting their way out of Toyo Harada’s secret academy for superhumans, Peter Stanchek and Faith “Zephyr” Herbert are out to recruit the next generation of psionics and strike the Harbinger empire wherever it may stand. Peter Stanchek. Zephyr. Kris. Flamingo. Torque. Meet the latest member of the resistance on January 23rd in Harbinger #8.

Valiant’s Harbinger #8 Lemire Linewide Variant is available to retailers who cumulatively order 125 copies or more of Valiant’s January titles in any combination.

HARBINGER #8 – ON SALE JANUARY 23rd!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by PHIL BRIONES
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS
Linewide Variant by JEFF LEMIRE
$3.99 US/Rated T+/32 pgs.

Preview – Harbinger #5

Valiant has set us up with an advance preview of Harbinger #5, from author Joshua Dysart and Khari Evans. The first storyline of one of the year’s most acclaimed series concludes with a bone-breaking, psyche-smashing battle for the fate of the Valiant Universe on October 17th!

It has all led to this. Peter Stanchek tried find peace within the Harbinger Foundation, but instead has found the ultimate betrayal. In their crusade to control Peter’s untold power, the foundation’s psychic shock troops have spilled innocent blood. Now Peter will unleash his full potential against their leader and the most powerful harbinger of all, Toyo Harada. Will this unavoidable collision transform Peter into a great destroyer – or will he be the tempest that finally topples Harada’s dominion over the human race?

Alpha and omega. Teacher and student. Hero and villain. On October 17th, the boy who has nothing will go to war against the man who has everything. And soon the Valiant Universe will discover that everything must end – even the world. Steady yourself for the cataclysmic battle of Peter Stanchek and Toyo Harada in Harbinger #5 – in stores the same day as X-O Manowar #6.

And go behind the process that revamped and re-envisioned Valiant’s greatest heroes for a new generation with the Harbinger #5 Character Design Cover, featuring exclusive art and design work by comics visionary David Aja.

HARBINGER #5 – ON SALE OCTOBER 17th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS with MATTHEW CLARK & JIM MUNIZ
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (AUG121332)
Character Design Cover by DAVID AJA (AUG121333)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

“Renegades” Part I: Kris in…
HARBINGER #6 – ON SALE NOVEMBER 21st!<
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by PHIL BRIONES
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (SEP121225)
Variant Cover by MATTHEW CLARK (SEP121226)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

“Renegades” Part II: Flamingo in…
HARBINGER #7 – ON SALE DECEMBER 19th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by PHIL BRIONES
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (OCT121235)
Flamingo Variant by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (OCT121236)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

Preview – Harbinger #6

Valiant has hooked us up with an advance preview of Harbinger #6 – the FIRST issue of an all-new arc by New York Times best-selling author Joshua Dysart and rising star Phil Briones. Out of the ashes of the Harbinger Foundation, the rise of the Valiant Universe’s first super-team begins on November 21st in the fearless first installment of “Renegades”!

After a crushing defeat at the hands of his would-be mentor, Peter Stanchek lies critically wounded and the only person who can save him is the person that hates him the most – his childhood love Kris Hathaway. As Harada’s Eggbreaker strike force closes in, Peter wonders if he is going to find forgiveness at Kris’s door – or unbridled vengeance. But when Faith returns as the superhero she’s always dreamed of being, the game is going to change for everyone involved…

Peter Stanchek. Zephyr. Kris. Flamingo. Torque. The first battle against the Harbinger Foundation has been decided, but the war is just beginning. Join the resistance on November 21st in Harbinger #6 – the opening chapter of “Renegades” and a brand new jumping-on point for the series Comic Book Resources calls “one of the best things to happen to superhero comics.” The Valiant Universe is about to change forever…and it all starts right here.

“Renegades” Part I: Kris in…

HARBINGER #6 – ON SALE NOVEMBER 21st!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by PHIL BRIONES
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (SEP121225)
Variant Cover by MATTHEW CLARK (SEP121226)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

“Renegades” Part II: Flamingo in…

HARBINGER #7 – ON SALE DECEMBER 19th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by PHIL BRIONES
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (OCT121235)
Flamingo Variant by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (OCT121236)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

“Renegades” Part III: Torque in…

HARBINGER #8 – ON SALE IN JANUARY!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by PHIL BRIONES
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
Torque Variant by KHARI EVANS
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

Joshua Dysart and Phil Briones Recruit “Renegades” In Harbinger #6-10

Valiant is proud to announce the launch of “Renegades” in Harbinger #6 – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new arc by New York Times best-selling author Joshua Dysart and artist Phil Briones. After the epic confrontation between Peter Stanchek and Toyo Harada, the Valiant Universe’s first team of heroes is going to make it their mission to dismantle the Harbinger Foundation brick by brick!

Peter Stanchek is the most dangerous boy in the world and he’s just been forced to return to life on the run. But, this time, he’s anything but alone. With his childhood friend Kris Hathaway and aspiring teenage superhero Faith “Zephyr” Herbert at his side, Peter is now the founding father of the Harbinger Resistance – and the one person on Earth who knows the truth about Toyo Harada’s plans for the fate of humanity. But to snuff out Harada’s global empire wherever it may stand, Peter, Kris and Faith will need to enlist a new generation of untapped psionic soldiers to their cause. And, soon, Peter will awaken his own secret team of super-powered resistance fighters, beginning with hot-headed New Orleans stripper Charlene Dupre, who will teach them all a thing or two about vengeance, acceptance and fire…

The all-out war against the Harbinger Foundation begins this November with “Renegades,” kicking off in Harbinger #6. And as each new issue introduces a new member in Peter Stanchek’s rogue band of heroes, look for a new interlocking cover by Mico Suayan for issues 7 through 10.

HARBINGER #6 – ON SALE NOVEMBER 21st!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by PHIL BRIONES
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (SEP121225)
Variant Cover by MATTHEW CLARK (SEP121226)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

HARBINGER #7 – ON SALE IN DECEMBER!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by PHIL BRIONES
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
Flamingo Variant by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

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