Humanoids Publishing has informed us the release dates for upcoming releases will be shifting up to five months from their original dates. The news comes in a press release which also features a letter from Humanoids publisher Mark Waid. Take a look at the shifted dates in the graphic below.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create confusion and doubt around when comic books will be released on a regular schedule Waid writes that Humanoids is, “putting the health and safety of its employees first.” Just because things are shifting doesn’t mean Humanoids is slowing down anytime soon either as Waid writes, “We are actively working with creators, guaranteeing that previously announced projects arrive while signing new projects.”
Waid goes on that Humanoids will “be back later this summer” as they wait for this pandemic to slow and–we can only hope–stop.
To read the entire letter read below.
Stories are important. In times like these—especially in times like these—narrative is an invaluable aid to let our minds relax and our spirits soar. At Humanoids, we’re putting the health and safety of our employees and partners first, but we’re lucky enough to be working with passionate comics artists and writers the world over who are devoted to the value of entertainment. I don’t think they’d put down their pencils even if we asked them.
Though COVID-19 has temporarily impacted our schedule, we aren’t wasting any time to ensure that our future is filled with new stories that we can share with you as soon as possible. We are actively working with creators, guaranteeing that previously announced projects arrive while signing new projects. But to ensure the safety and prosperity of our creative community, retailer peers, and staff, Humanoids will be taking a short break in releasing new material.
We’ll be back later this summer with books to amaze and astound. See you then. Please see the updated schedule below for more details.
– Mark Waid