Following an initial reveal in January, BOOM! Studios surprised readers on Monday with a major announcement regarding its upcoming YA fantasy series, Wynd, by writer James Tynion IV, artist Michael Dialynas and letterer Aditya Bidikar. Wynd was originally slated to be a three-part graphic novel series set to launch in November; however, the publisher has instead opted to release the book as a limited series, beginning in June.
Each issue of Wynd will be nearly twice as long as a standard single-issue comic, with 40 pages of story per release. The book follows the eponymous Wynd, a young boy from Pipetown who must keep his magical heritage a secret in order to stay alive. When his secret is threatened, he’s forced to leave home and embark on a terrifying quest, which lands him in the middle of an unimaginably complex royal conspiracy.
BOOM! Studios has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of Wynd #1 ahead of its release on June 17. You can read the pages below, alongside the comic’s solicitation information.
- Written by James Tynion IV
- Art by Michael Dialynas
- Letters by Aditya Bidikar
- Covers by Michael Dialynas, Dan Mora and Peach Momoko
- 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.
- On sale June 17
Wynd #1 will be available June 17 from BOOM! Studios.
James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas and Aditya Bidikar's Wynd #1 reveals a young boy with a deadly secret in this 10-page preview.