Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Michael Dialynas
Letters by Aditya Bidikar
The Rundown: Young Wynd must navigate a world where magic is a crime and the truth of what he is puts him and everyone he cares about in danger.
Wynd works in the kitchen of his adopted mother’s restaurant, but he is late because of distrubing dreams that have him turning into an uncontrolled monster. In the morning, he goes to work serving the Engineering Crew in his town as his mother has to hear of the return of a notorious hunter called the Bandaged Man. A man who specializes in tracking down magical beings, including Wynd.
At the same time, the groundskeepers son and friend of the prince goes to the castle to comfort his friend. With the king sick, the plots against the throne have increased and the looming threat of a challenge to the throne weighs heavily on him. He enlists his friend to help him with a favor that will change his life.
The Story: Wynd is an interesting story. There are a lot of familiar themes throughout, but the story is solid and James Tynion IV immerses the reader into the world of the story through good dialogue and exposition. The first issue doesn’t reveal a whole lot, but what it does do well is craft its characters and world in a way that makes the reader curious about what happens next.
The Art: Michael Dialynas does some great work with the art in this first issue. The animated style of the characters does a lot to enhance the fantasy elements of the story.