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Wynd Will Return in 2021

Wynd will return in May 2021 with issue #6, kicking off the next chapter in the acclaimed original series by award-winning writer James Tynion IV and artist Michael Dialynas, with letterer Aditya Bidikar, and published by BOOM! Studios. Tynion IV and Dialynas previously collaborated for three years on the GLAAD Award-winning series The Woods.

Wynd #6 continues the adventure with fresh faces and untold dangers in a world where magical heritage is feared and in certain parts, punishable by death. The young boy named Wynd has kept 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 in order to survive the great, wide world full of vampires, faeries, conspiracies, and even greater dangers than those he left behind!

Every issue of Wynd will feature over 40 pages of story – more than twice the standard comic.

Wynd #6 teaser

Preview: Wynd #5

Wynd #5

(W) James Tynion IV (A/CA) Michael Dialynas
In Shops: Oct 28, 2020
SRP: $4.99

It’s Wynd vs. the Bandaged Man! But if Wynd wants to save his friends, he’ll need to accept who he truly is – and the power that comes with being a Weirdblood.

Wynd #5

Get a First Look at James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas, and Aditya Bidikar’s Wynd #5

BOOM! Studios revealed the first look at Wynd #5, the final issue of the first arc of the original series by the highly-acclaimed team of writer 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.

It’s Wynd vs. the Bandaged Man! But if Wynd wants to save his friends, he’ll need to accept who he truly is – and the power that comes with being a Weirdblood.

Wynd #5 features a main cover illustrated by series artist Michael Dialynas and variant cover art by acclaimed artist Peach Momoko. It comes to shelves on October 28, 2020.

WYND #5

Wynd #1 Gets a Third Printing

BOOM! Studios has announced that Wynd, the original series from award-winning superstars James Tynion IV and artist Michael Dialynas, with letterer Aditya Bidikar, has sold out of the second printing of issue #1 at the distributor level!

In response to the overwhelming support from retailers and fans, BOOM! Studios has announced Wynd #1 Third Printing, available on September 30, 2020 and featuring cover art by 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.

Print copies of Wynd #1 Third Printing will be available for sale on September 30, 2020.

Wynd #1 Third Printing

Preview: Wynd #3 (of 5)

Wynd #3 (of 5)

(W) James Tynion IV (A/CA) Michael Dialynas
In Shops: Aug 26, 2020
SRP: $4.99

Wynd and Oakley have discovered a secret magical society, hidden deep in the tunnels under Pipetown, that may hold the answers they seek. But if the Bandaged Man and his army have their way, no one – not even Wynd – will survive…

Wynd #3 (of 5)

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

Preview: Wynd #2

Wynd #2

(W) James Tynion IV (A/CA) Michael Dialynas
SRP: $4.99

The Bandaged Man has returned to Pipetown to find any remaining magic and will eliminate it – or them – with extreme prejudice. But can Wynd, with the help of Oakley, find a way to cure himself of his magical heritage – or has he put himself in even more danger than he ever imagined?

Wynd #2

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

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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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
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