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Wynd #2 has Sold Out and Gets a Second Printing

BOOM! Studios has announced that Wynd #2, the latest issue of the original series from award-winning superstars James Tynion IV and artist Michael Dialynas, with letterer Aditya Bidikar, has sold out at the distributor level! In response to the overwhelming support from retailers and fans, BOOM! Studios has announced Wynd #2 Second Printing, available on August 26, 2020 and featuring brand new cover art by series artist Dialynas.

Wynd introduces readers to a world where magical heritage is punishable by death, so a young boy named Wynd must keep his true identity – and pointy ears – a secret from everyone in Pipetown, even if it means he’ll never have the normal life he wants. But when his secret is threatened, Wynd is forced to leave his home behind to embark on a dangerous quest that will put him at the heart of a royal conspiracy beyond his imagination.

Wynd #2 2nd printing

Wynd #1 Sells Out and Gets a New Printing

BOOM! Studios has announced that Wynd #1, the premiere issue of the surprise original series from award-winning superstars James Tynion IV and artist Michael Dialynas, with letterer Aditya Bidikar, has sold out at the distributor level! In response to the overwhelming support from retailers and fans, BOOM! Studios has announced Wynd #1 Second Printing, available on July 22, 2020 and featuring cover art by superstar artist Jorge Corona.

Wynd introduces readers to a world where magical heritage is punishable by death, so a young boy named Wynd must keep his true identity – and pointy ears – a secret from everyone in Pipetown, even if it means he’ll never have the normal life he wants. But when his secret is threatened, Wynd is forced to leave his home behind to embark on a dangerous quest that will put him at the heart of a royal conspiracy beyond his imagination.

Wynd #1 Second Printing

Review: Wynd #1

Wynd #1

The highly anticipated Wynd #1 is here. Originally the series was announced as a graphic novel but in an interesting pivot, it’s now being released as oversized single issues before being collected. The story takes us to a fantasy world and a city that’s the last bastion of humanity. Humanity is defined as people not touched by magic. The debut is a fantastic start delivering some subtle and not so subtle LGBT themes.

Written by James Tynion IV, it’s hard to not immediately think about how those who are touched by magic must remain hidden. It’s a clear allegory of those who aren’t able to live freely as themselves and seen as abominations by conservatives. While it’s easy to see the story as LGB, the fact that these magical beings transform into something else makes it hard to read this and not think of it as a trans narrative. But even if you don’t want to accept that allegory, Wynd is a gay lead. He’s in love with the son of the royal gardner Thorn, who might be gay himself. While Wynd’s interest is clear, Thorn is hinted at.

Beyond all of that, what’s set up in the first issue is really enjoyable. The plot is full of royal conspiracies and fear of an invading force and a Prince who rejects the fear mongering of their father. It can be enjoyed just on that level as well but it’s clear Tynion is going for more than that.

Along with artist Michael Dialynas and letterer Aditya Bidikar, Wynd #1 delivers a world full of detail. Not quite “steampunk,” there’s an interesting mix of fantasy and technology that at times is very creative and original. A scene in a bar is something that feels fresh and new as meals are lifted up to the table to those who ordered through a lift system. It’s a small detail but it establishes a lot as to what this world is like technology wise. It also makes the series not quite just fantasy but infused with something more. Like the mysterious “threat and enemy,” the world is so much more than simple swords and armor. The designs are all fantastic giving the series a youthful exciting feel about it all. I want to explore the world and see more of it and in that way the comic is a bit frustrating too.

Wynd #1 is fantastic. I wanted more of it and can’t help but think how much better it might be to be able to read it in one go. The end of the first issue feels a little anticlimactic. There’s such a build to the mystery it leaves you with the reveal as opposed to a bombshell for you to be excited about learning more in the next issue. Again, it’s not bad but misses an opportunity. The series though is a great start of what feels like the next great young adult fantasy series. It’s one to get excited about and a journey to see where it all goes.

Story: James Tynion IV Art: Michael Dialynas Letterer: Aditya Bidikar
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.65 Overall: 8.15 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Wynd #1

Wynd #1

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Letterer: Aditya Bidikar
Cover Artists:  

    Main Cover: Michael Dialynas
    Variant Cover: Dan Mora
Price: $3.99

For fans of Once & Future, Isola and Middlewest, the award-winning team of James Tynion IV (Batman, Something is Killing the Children) and Michael Dialynas (The Woods, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) reunite for the new Must Read series that shocked the comic industry!

Magical heritage is punishable by death in Pipetown, so a young boy named Wynd must keep his true identity – and pointy ears – a secret from everyone, even if it means he’ll never have the normal life he wants. But when his secret is threatened, Wynd will be forced to leave his home behind to embark on a dangerous quest that will put him at the heart of a royal conspiracy beyond his imagination.

Now on the run with Oakley (his best friend), Thorn (the boy of his dreams), and Yorick (a literal prince!), Wynd will have to embrace the magic within himself if he wants to save them from the shocking dangers that await!

Every issue of Wynd is oversized, featuring more than 40 story pages

Wynd #1

Vault’s “Greatest Hits” Comes to Heavy Metal

Vault Comics has announced a partnership with Heavy Metal Entertainment. The partnership will commence today with the release of a selection of Vault’s “Greatest Hits” titles to date, featuring exclusive new cover design. Heavy Metal is focusing on strategic partnerships with publishers and content creators focused on their growth in the marketplace.

The first wave of product under this new partnership will feature Heathen, Money Shot, The Plot, These Savage Shores, and Wasted Space among others, and will expand in the coming months to include exclusive packaging of new #1 titles from Vault, with unique dress treatments and cover art, and a new digest format that will feature an entire line of select Vault titles in a serialized compendium style book format, and an assortment of merchandise created in partnership with Threadless.

Launch Titles From Vault

Heathen

Aydis is a viking, a warrior, an outcast, and a self-proclaimed heathen. Aydis is friend to the talking horse Saga, rescuer of the immortal Valkyrie Brynhild, and battler of demons and fantastic monsters. Aydis is a woman. Born into a time of warfare, suffering, and subjugation of women, she is on a mission to end the oppressive reign of the god-king Odin. Heathen is written, drawn, and colored by Natasha Alterici, and lettered by Rachel Deering.

Heathen

Money Shot

In the near future, space travel is ludicrously expensive and largely ignored. Enter Christine Ocampo, inventor of the Star Shot teleportation device with a big idea: She’ll travel to new worlds, engage—intimately—with local aliens, and film her exploits for a jaded earth populace trying to find something new on the internet. Now, Chris and her merry band of scientist-cum-pornstars explore the universe, each other, and the complexities of sex in MONEY SHOT! A story about scientists having sex with aliens for the glory of mankind—and money, written by Tim Seeley and Sarah Beattie, drawn by Rebekah Isaacs, colored by Kurt Michael Russell, lettered by Crank!.

Money Shot

The Plot

In order to receive… first you must give. When Chase Blaine’s estranged brother and sister-in-law are murdered, he becomes guardian to MacKenzie and Zach, the niece and nephew he hardly knows. Seeking stability for the children, Chase moves his newly formed family to his ancestral home in Cape Augusta — which overlooks a deep, black bogland teeming with family secrets.

The Plot is written by Tim Daniel and Michael Moreci, drawn by Joshua Hixson, colored by Jordan Boyd, lettered by Jim Campbell.

The Plot

These Savage Shores

Two centuries after the first European ship sailed to the Malabar Coast and made landfall at Calicut, The East India Company seeks to secure its future along the lucrative Silk Route, in the year 1766. An old evil now sails aboard a company ship, hoping to make a home in this new found land. But he will soon find that the ground along the Indus is an ancient one with daemons and legends far older than himself.

Along These Savage Shores, where the days are scorched and the nights are full of teeth.

These Savage Shores is written by Ram V, drawn by Sumit Kumar, colored by Vittorio Astone, lettered by Aditya Bidikar.

These Savage Shores

Wasted Space

Billy Bane is a prophet who got it all wrong, and the galaxy has been burning ever since. All he wants is to waste away in the darkest corner of space with his best pal Dust, a supercharged Fuq bot. But when a new prophet comes calling, Billy is summoned to save the galaxy he’s at least partially responsible for destroying.

Too bad he couldn’t care less.

Michael Moreci (Roche Limit, Wonder Woman, Black Star Renegades) and Hayden Sherman (The Few, Cold War, John Carter: The End) have thrown Philip K. Dick in a blender with Preacher. Take a sip and get wasted.

Wasted Space

BOOM! Studios Debuts WYND Character Designs by Michael Dialynas

BOOM! Studios has revealed character designs by acclaimed artist Michael Dialynas for WYND. The all-new original series reunities award-winning superstars James Tynion IV and Dialynas, with letterer Aditya Bidikar. Tynion IV and Dialynas previously collaborated for three years on the GLAAD Award-winning series The Woods.

WYND #1 introduces readers to a world where magical heritage is punishable by death, so a young boy named Wynd must keep his true identity – and pointy ears – a secret from everyone in Pipetown, even if it means he’ll never have the normal life he wants. But when his secret is threatened, Wynd is forced to leave his home behind to embark on a dangerous quest that will put him at the heart of a royal conspiracy beyond his imagination.

WYND #1 features a main cover illustrated by series artist Michael Dialynas and variant covers by acclaimed artists Dan Mora and Peach Momoko. It comes to stores on June 17, 2020.

BOOM! Reveals Dan Mora and Peach Momoko’s Covers for WYND #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at variant cover art by acclaimed artists Dan Mora and Peach Momoko for WYND #1, kicking off an all-new original series by the award-winning superstars James Tynion IV and artist Michael Dialynas, with letterer Aditya Bidikar. Tynion IV and Dialynas previously collaborated for three years on the GLAAD Award winning series The Woods.

WYND #1 introduces readers to a world where magical heritage is punishable by death, so a young boy named Wynd must keep his true identity – and pointy ears – a secret from everyone in Pipetown, even if it means he’ll never have the normal life he wants. But when his secret is threatened, Wynd is forced to leave his home behind to embark on a dangerous quest that will put him at the heart of a royal conspiracy beyond his imagination.

WYND #1 also features a main cover illustrated by series artist Michael Dialynas. It comes to shelves on June 17, 2020.

BOOM! Studios Debuts a New Trailer for WYND

BOOM! Studios has released a brand new trailer for WYND. The all-new original series reunites award-winning superstars James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas, with letterer Aditya Bidikar. Tynion IV and Dialynas previously collaborated for three years on the GLAAD Award winning series The Woods.

WYND introduces readers to a world where magical heritage is punishable by death, so a young boy named Wynd must keep his true identity – and pointy ears – a secret from everyone in Pipetown, even if it means he’ll never have the normal life he wants. But when his secret is threatened, Wynd is forced to leave his home behind to embark on a dangerous quest that will put him at the heart of a royal conspiracy beyond his imagination.

WYND #1 features a main cover illustrated by series artist Michael Dialynas and variant covers by acclaimed artists Dan Mora (Once & Future) and Peach Momoko. The debut issue comes to shelves on June 17, 2020.

Get a New Look at James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas’ WYND #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at the surprise release of WYND #1, kicking off an all-new original limited series by the award-winning superstars James Tynion IV and artist Michael Dialynas, with letterer Aditya Bidikar. Tynion IV and Dialynas previously collaborated for three years on the GLAAD Award winning series The Woods.

WYND #1 introduces readers to a world where magical heritage is punishable by death, so a young boy named Wynd must keep his true identity – and pointy ears – a secret from everyone in Pipetown, even if it means he’ll never have the normal life he wants. But when his secret is threatened, Wynd is forced to leave his home behind to embark on a dangerous quest that will put him at the heart of a royal conspiracy beyond his imagination.

This is the first original series from BOOM! Studios to be announced and solicited outside of the traditional solicitation cycle, which normally involves soliciting product three months in advance to retailers and fans. Though WYND was originally announced as an original graphic novel from the BOOM! Box imprint for a November 2020 release, the company saw a unique opportunity to deliver fans and retailers a new Must Read series at a crucial time in the comics industry.

WYND #1 features a main cover illustrated by series artist Michael Dialynas and variant cover art by acclaimed artists Dan Moraand Peach Momoko. It comes to shelves on June 17, 2020.

James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas’ WYND Goes from Graphic Novel to Limited Series in June

BOOM! Studios has announced the surprise release of WYND #1, kicking off an all-new original limited series by the award-winning superstars James Tynion IV and artist Michael Dialynas, with letterer Aditya Bidikar. Tynion IV and Dialynas previously collaborated for three years on the GLAAD Award-winning series The Woods.

WYND #1, featuring a cover by Dialynas, will be on-sale June 17, 2020 at comic shops – just one week after the landmark release of Something is Killing the Children Vol. 1, the top ordered graphic novel in the comics industry, and DC’s hotly anticipated Batman #92, both written by Tynion IV. Every issue of WYND will feature over 40 pages of story – more than twice the standard comic.

This is the first original series from BOOM! Studios to be announced and solicited outside of the traditional solicitation cycle, which normally involves soliciting product three months in advance to retailers and fans. Though WYND was originally announced as an original graphic novel from the BOOM! Box imprint for a November 2020 release, the company saw a unique opportunity to deliver fans and retailers a new Must Read series at a crucial time in the comics industry. The unorthodox and one-time only approach allows BOOM! Studios to deliver the debut issue of the series in only one month.

WYND introduces readers to a world where magical heritage is punishable by death, so a young boy named Wynd must keep his true identity – and pointy ears – a secret from everyone in Pipetown, even if it means he’ll never have the normal life he wants. But when his secret is threatened, Wynd is forced to leave his home behind to embark on a dangerous quest that will put him at the heart of a royal conspiracy beyond his imagination.

Now on the run with the boy of his dreams, his best friend Oakley, and a literal prince, Wynd will have to embrace the magic within himself if he wants to save them from the shocking dangers that await!

WYND #1
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