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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

Peach Momoko Signs Massive Cover Deal With BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios has announced that it has signed a massive deal with superstar artist Peach Momoko, that will see the debut of twenty covers on top comic book series from the award-winning publisher through 2021.

The next variant cover from this new deal will be available on Wynd #2, on-sale on July 22, and Momoko’s art will be featured on variants to subsequent issues (#3-5) of the series through October. Then, fans will discover Momoko’s stunning work on variant covers to Buffy the Vampire Slayer #19 in November and on a top-secret new series launching in the same month.

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

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Wynd #1

It’s new comic book day today and tomorrow! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? We’ll have our picks in a few hours but sound off in the comments what you want to read. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

CBR – Y: The Last Man, American Horror Stories Move from FX to FX On Hulu – Interesting move. Not sure what to think about that decision.

The Beat – RIP Joel Schumacher; filmmaker passes away at 80 – Our thoughts are with his friends, family, and fans.

The Mary Sue – We Finally Know When Lucifer Season 5 Will Drop! – Nice!

Reviews

The Beat – Goodbye My Rose Garden
CBR – Wynd #1

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Dark Nights: Death Metal #1

Yesterday was new comic book day! What’d you enjoy? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Mary Sue – Zack Snyder: Dark Knight Returns’ Carrie Kelley Was Supposed to Be Part of DCEU – Intriguing. It feels like it’d be a flip of a coin as to whether folks would be super excited for this or the trolls would win out claiming it was some gender-swapped character. Most like we’d have just seen a clash on the internet of epic irritation.

Reviews

Comics Bulletin – Dark Nights: Death Metal #1
The Beat – Gryffen: Galaxy’s Most Wanted
Comics Bulletin – Wynd #1

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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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Canopus #3

Wednesdays (and now Tuesdays) are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week. It’s the third week of new comics after the shutdown and that also means the return of Marvel!

A Man Among Ye #1 (Image Comics/Top Cow Productions) – A high seas adventure in the waning days of piracy when the best pirates were… women? A new comic series focused on these two very real individuals. We’re intrigued by the mix of entertainment and history.

Against Hope (Dark Horse Comics) – Victor Santos is a creator whose work we’re excited for. A tale of revenge where Nazis are the target and we’re here for their bloody demise.

Canopus #3 (Scout Comics) – Dave Chisholm’s sci-fi series will absolutely be making it on to numerous “best of” lists at the end of the year. Helen learns the truth behind the mission amping up her urgency to return home.

Tiananmen 1989

Dark Nights: Death Metal #1 (DC Comics) – The next chapter in DC’s meta-story where the Dark Multiverse has bled over and reality is twisted and heroes are desperate for survival.

Panorama (Dark Horse Comics) – Michel Fiffe’s Copra is fantastic and we want to see what he’d do with a body-horror romance.

Perramus: The City and Oblivion (Fantagraphics) – In English for the first time, Alberto Breccia’s graphic novel following a political dissident on the run. It was created during Argentina’s military dictatorship.

Tiananmen 1989 (IDW Publishing) – Follow the story of China’s infamous June Fourth Incident-otherwise known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre-from the first-hand account of a young sociology teacher who witnessed it all.

Wynd #1 (BOOM! Studios) – This series was to be released as a graphic novel but is now being released as individual issues. Magic is punishable by death so a young boy must keep his true identity a secret.

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