TO FIND YOUR HOME, FIRST YOU HAVE TO FIND YOURSELF In a world where magical heritage is punishable by death, a young boy named Wynd must hide his true identity – and pointy ears – 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 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! The team of award-winning superstars James Tynion IV (Something is Killing the Children, Batman) and Michael Dialynas (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) present the first graphic novel in an all-new fantasy epic about the power that lies inside each of us.

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By James Tynion IV & Michael Dialynas 

  • Collects Issues #1 – 5 
  • Publisher : BOOM! BOX 
  • Release : 5/11/2021
  • Softcover : 256 pages
  • Dimensions : 6.0″ x 9.0″
  • Reading Age : 13 – 17+ years
  • MSRP : $14.99

An enduring fantasy adventure in a fantastic world with endearing characters

I first took notice of this book prominently displayed at a Coliseum of Comics in Orlando, FL. It later went on to be nominated for a 2022 Eisner award for “Best Publication for Teens”. Tynion has been red hot and I actually have some of Dialynas’ TMNT stuff. However, I missed their previous collaboration on the 2017 The Woods series (also by BOOM!). I regularly acknowledge how much I tend to appreciate long-standing creator collaborations.

The first volume is divided into six chapters. I was curious but somewhat uninvested in the first half. However, I really enjoyed chapter 4 where all the storylines and characters start to converge. That issue was pretty near perfect and I was very engrossed in the remainder of the story. Some of the dialogue was really poignant and not overly heavy-handed. The book was also nominated for a GLAAD Media Award as it depicts the struggle of a boy with both his sexuality and his mystic heritage. Tynion is an open member of the LGTBQ community and does a strong job of capturing our protagonist’s internal conflict and place in the world. I found the story appropriate for both the category it was nominated for Teens (ages 13-17) and even the ages 9-12 category. My sons and I enjoyed this one so much that I tracked down the out-of-print hardcover and actually gave our softcover to a friend. 

The CAP-Stone Award

The Comics Appreciation Project (CAP) established their CAP-Stone Awards to honor the projects that best reflect the breadth, quality, and legitimacy of graphic story-telling. The award is recognized for original works published in the preceding year. Wynd: Book One received the 2022 CAP-Stone Award for “Best Publication for Teens” (13-17).   

Our Take:

Tynion & Dialynas created an enduring fantasy adventure in a fantastic world with endearing characters. If you are like us and couldn’t get enough of the story, characters, and themes, you can also grab Wynd Book Two: The Secret of the Wings. 9/10

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