Earlier this week, BOOM! Studios made the surprise announcement that James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas‘s Wynd, originally announced as a graphic novel for release in November, will now be released as a series of 40+-page single issues beginning next month. Now the publisher has revealed, exclusive to The Beat, a pair of variant covers for Wynd #1, featuring art by Dan Mora and Peach Momoko.
Here’s the variant cover for Wynd #1 by Dan Mora, which will be open to order for retailers:
And here’s Peach Momoko’s variant cover for the issue. Per Diamond, retailers will be able to order one copy of the Momoko variant for every 25 copies of Wynd #1 ordered:
Additionally, BOOM! will also use Mora’s uncolored line art as a one-per-store variant cover, part of their Day One Retailer Support program:
The variant covers join Dialynas’s regular cover for Wynd #1. Yesterday BOOM! revealed covers for all four issues of the mini-series, which you can see below. The fantasy series follows a young boy named Wynd as he struggles to keep his magical heritage and burgeoning abilities a secret.
The surprise announcement of Wynd just a month prior to its launch is a first for BOOM! Studios, who cited the current difficulties retailers are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason for what they called a “one-time” move. I’m sure the inclusion of Tynion IV, writer of hit books like BOOM!’s Something is Killing the Children and DC’s Batman, also made the decision a little easier.
With a cover price of $4.99, Wynd #1 goes on sale on Wednesday, June 17th. The preorder cutoff date for the issue and its variant covers is next Monday, May 25th.
Correction: An earlier version of this story mis-titled James Tynion IV’s other BOOM! Studios series. The series is called Something is Killing the Children, not Something is Killing the Chicken.