Humanoids: July Releases and Free iPad/Online comics
Hello everyone. Looong time lurker (10+ years believe it or not!). Huge Bendis fan and now, finally, posting to the blog. I've been lurking since the days when this was no more than a text blog by Mr. Bendis during his days writing Jinx & Torso. I've been steadily following the board since but hesitated to ever make my own presence felt.
Now that I'm working as an Editor for Humanoids I figure that it's time for me to say hello. I'll do my best to answer any questions... I'm well aware that Bendis and Maleev are familiar with Humanoids (heck a bunch of characters in that Sam & Twitch X Jinx crossover were named after Humanoids artists!) and I hope to be of help to anybody interested in the books we plan to offer to US readers.
Oh yeah, the name's Bob!
Anyways, a quick update: the first batch of Humanoids books will be in stores in mid-to-end of July. The books arrived from China at Long Beach. We're currently arranging shipment to the Diamond warehouses.
Also, the two books we decided to not print (Bouncer #1 & Unfabulous Five #1) are now available for view online via your computer or iPad FREE. Everyone likes free, right? Our hope is to garner enough interest to eventually publish them in some swanky graphic novel collections. Let me know what you think...
We're particularly proud of how it looks on the iPad viewer we're using. It's very intuitive and mighty sexy... so if you have an iPad, be sure to check them out (Bendis: I KNOW you're a huge iPad supporter, so don't hesitate to share your thoughts!). Did I mention these streaming digital comics can be viewed for Free?
Here's the official blurb:
We at Humanoids have just made available live streaming access to our comic books. We're super proud of our comics and the intuitive iPad interface we've developed and hope you will check it out and let us know what you think. These two issues are the first of many we will be offering to comic fans and iPad users.
Get free instant access to our first digital comics; now available to view on either your iPad or computer by clicking HERE (for "Bouncer") and HERE (for "Unfabulous Five"). Issues of the latest comic titles "Bouncer" and "Unfabulous 5" can be enjoyed for free anywhere you can connect to the internet.
"Bouncer" is a vicious comic set in the Wild West by Jodorowsky and Boucq about a one-armed gunslinger nicknamed Bouncer. "Unfabulous Five" is a hilarious adventure comic about a group of guys inspired by Mexican Wrestling to become the superhero protectors of their community.
Humanoids will also launch a separate application called iHumanoids in the Apps Store by the end of this summer. With iHumanoids, many of Humanoids' comic titles will be available for downloadable purchase. Once downloaded, you'll be able to read them wherever you would like, with or without being connected to the internet.