BOOM! Studios has announced that Wynd, the graphic novel by The Woods team of James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas and Aditya Bidikar will now arrive as a miniseries, starting in June. It was originally scheduled for November.
“This unprecedented early release of Wynd allows us to deliver one of our biggest new series of the year to readers sooner than expected and provides comic shop retailers with another hit series in one of the most important months of the year,” said Matt Gagnon, Editor in Chief, BOOM! Studios. “We know that readers are looking for entertainment that transports us to another world, delivering characters you love and a journey you can’t wait to follow month to month–-which James, Michael and Aditya deliver in this incredible fantasy epic.”
Here’s how BOOM! describes the fantasy series:
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!
“I’ve always been an impatient person. I think I might have willed this into existence last week, looking over the final pages of what was the Wynd original graphic novel, wishing that people didn’t have to wait until November to see them,” said Tynion. “Wynd is my dream project, the one that I’ve been working on intermittently since I was in high school. Seeing it come to life with Michael’s art has been one of the greatest pleasures of the last year, and the idea that we’re going to get to bring it into the world in glorious oversized issues starting this summer is deeply exciting to me. We’re really proud of this one.”
The first issue arrives June 17 with 40 pages of story.