Wynd, the fantasy series from writer James Tynion IV and artist Michael Dialynas, is coming back for another adventure. BOOM! Studios has announced Wynd: The Throne in the Sky, a new five-issue series set to debut in August. Letterer AndWorld Design returns for the series, the first issue of which features a main cover by Dialynas and variant covers by Dialynas, Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, & Dave McCaig, Christian Ward, Mike Del Mundo, and Dimitris K. Pantazis, among others yet to be revealed.
Here’s how BOOM! describes Wynd: The Throne in the Sky:
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 was originally announced back in 2020 as a trilogy of graphic novels from Tynion IV and Dialynas, the creative team behind previous BOOM! Studios series The Woods. After the COVID-19 pandemic led to a near-shutdown of the direct market later that year, the publisher opted to release the first graphic novel, The Flight of the Prince, as a five-issue miniseries in an effort to support retailers with a new series from a superstar creative team. Strong sales saw the series expanded to ten issues, with issue 6-10 encompassing the second graphic novel, The Secret of the Wings.
In a statement announcing the new series, Tynion IV and Dialynas described how Wynd: The Throne in the Sky builds on and ups the ante from the previous entries:
“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.”
“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!”
Check out the variant covers, as well as an interior preview from the first issue of the series, below. Wynd: The Throne in the Sky #1 (of 5) is due out in stores and digitally in August 2022.