Humanoids is bringing its iconic flair for sci-fi and fantasy graphic novels to San Diego this week. In addition to exclusives and signings at Booth #2021, the publisher will also feature giveaways and a panel exploring its new, shared H1 universe.

“I’ve been coming to SDCC since I broke into the industry there in 1996,” said Humanoids’ Chief Creative Officer John Cassady in a statement. “It’s one of my favorite times of the year and I’m especially excited to be returning in my role with Humanoids and the H1 line.”

Joining Cassaday at signings and at the official Humanoids’ panel is Mark Waid, Humanoids’ Director of Creative Development and the co-writer of Ignited. “In recent years, I’ve been attending SDCC on my own recognizance, so to speak—a nomad floating amongst the crowd,” said Waid in a statement. “It feels good to have a place to plant my feet where we’re doing some exciting things, publishing comics like no one else is publishing. Everyone on the H1 books is at the top of their game, and I’m proud to be a part of that.”

“San Diego Comic-Con International 2019 will be the first time that fans will have the opportunity to talk with the H1 writers and artists since we launched this shared universe,” said Humanoids CEO and Publisher, Fabrice Giger. “We look forward to hearing their reactions to Ignited and Strangelands and what they are anticipating from the upcoming titles.”

Check out the full Humanoids schedule and exclusive details below.


  • Limited exclusive edition of Ignited #1, by co-writers Mark Waid and Kwanza Osajefo, artist Phil Briones, and colorist Andrew Crossley, featuring an all new cover by John Cassaday
  • Giveaways of a limited Edition Ignited print by John Cassaday during the Cassaday/Waid signing on Wednesday and at the H1 panel on Saturday


Wednesday, July 17, 7 p.m.: Booth signing with John Cassaday and Mark Waid

Saturday, July 20, 5:30 p.m.: “Ignite with Humanoid’s H1 Stars” panel in 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.

For more updates on Humanoids follow the company on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram,  and the newly launched H1 Twitter account.