BOOM! Studios announced the return of the blockbuster fantasy WYND in August 2022 with the five-issue series THE THRONE IN THE SKY, kicking off a new chapter in the acclaimed original series by Eisner Award winner James Tynion IV (Something is Killing the Children) and artist Michael Dialynas (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), the GLAAD Award-winning creative team behind The Woods, with letterer AndWorld Design (The Many Deaths of Laila Starr), available in August 2022.
The land of Esseriel has grown darker and more dangerous, as tensions between the human and faerie realms threaten to erupt into all-out war. Could Wynd be the only hope for peace? And what will his destiny be if he truly is one of the legendary WINGED ONES? Prepare to embark on an extraordinary fantasy adventure, and discover a world of mysterious legends, ancient prophecies, and the brave heroes at the center of it all!
“WYND at its heart is about how people resist change in themselves and the world around them, and how that fear fills them with hate. It’s about how young people must navigate a world in which change is necessary, and overcome that hate to find themselves and find a path forward for their people and their world,” said Tynion IV. “I’m absolutely thrilled to be working with Michael Dialynas to bring the Wynd saga to a whole new level. The stage has been set, the world of Esseriel is at the brink of war, and our band of teenagers are at the heart of unraveling a centuries old mystery that could change the face of their world forever. This is where our Fantasy epic kicks into a high gear, and moves ever closer to its action-packed climax. We can’t wait for you to see what we have in store for you.”
WYND: THE THRONE IN THE SKY #1 features a wraparound main cover art and a foil variant cover by acclaimed series artist Dialynas, as well as variant cover art by superstar illustrators Greg Capullo (Batman) with inks by Jonathan Glapion and colors by Dave McCaig, Christian Ward (Blood-Stained Teeth), Mike Del Mundo (Thor), and more.
“After spending the first two parts of our WYND saga getting to know the core cast and dipping our toes into the lore of the world, we now get to see some of the BIGGER and BADDER parts of Esseriel getting involved,” said Dialynas. “WYND: THE THRONE IN THE SKY is where we take the safety locks off and see how our misfit team is gonna navigate the new dangers in front of them! Plus, for all the fans, I’ve kinda gotten used to drawing so many wings that I’m at peak-wing performance in this installment!”
WYND is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; Seven Secrets by Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo; The Many Deaths of Laila Starr by Ram V and Filipe Andrade; Basilisk by Cullen Bunn and Jonas Scharf; Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Alice Ever After by Dan Panosian and Giorgio Spalletta; and the upcoming Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Atreides from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Dev Pramanik; Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott, Mat Groom, Moises Hidalgo, and Marco Renna; and Magic from Jed McKay and Ig Guara.
“With THE THRONE IN THE SKY, there’s never been a better time to jump into the adventures of Wynd,” said Eric Harburn, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “James, Michael, and AndWorld Design have crafted a heartfelt epic full of unforgettable characters in an astounding fantasy world, and we could not be more excited to welcome new readers to the journey of a lifetime.”