Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael DialynasI’ve been looking forward to the sequel for Wynd’s story ever since the finale of the first series but I really hadn’t got to read it up until now. I’m really glad I managed the time to catch up with it by issue #3 too, as the stakes to the story are a lot graver than in the original comic. The third issue of this second title starts off with Duke Yadriel and his men gathering human troops to arrange an escape from the Faerie siege, reintroducing Roderick, a former royal guard who we found out is Oakley’s father. The story then cuts to General Eks and his search party when we get to know Eks’ real and ominous end goal for this mission. Finally, we go to the main cast, catching a break at a hot spring on the mountain. Tynion is really fleshing out the characters as he goes along with the story in a nicely balanced manner. It seems very important to the creator to provide the reader with each possible perspective in this arising war that we’re following and that’s just terrific. This is the kind of thing that made shows like Avatar: The Last Airbender a great watch because the creative team does not underestimate their audience and lets them take part in the reflective process the characters are going through. This is evident in Yorik’s conflict in this third issue as he sees himself facing his own bigoted opinions now that Thorn, who he’s known his entire life, has become a Weirdblood. The story itself is escalating at a steady pace but. As I mentioned before, the stakes are getting higher and higher. At each turn, it’s becoming more obvious that Wynd’s story is directly correlated with this world’s war. Dialynas’ work continues to fit the story perfectly. I’ve said this before but his cartoonish facial expressions convey so much. This chapter has a lot of range in emotions as the main cast’s break in the hot spring gets suddenly interrupted so that feature of the artist’s work really shows. I love that we’re getting to see more of the faeries as their insect-based design is easily my favorite of the series. What I can’t stand is the mystery Dialynas is keeping about Wynd’s true form. In each new chapter, we see him a tiny bit more changed but it still feels like this isn’t his final form – insert funny meme. Wynd: Throne in the Sky is building a lot on the universe’s lore as well as on developing the characters accompanied with the pleasant and unique style we know from the original title. Fans of the first series should definitely check it out but it would feel off for first-time readers.
Wynd: Throne In The Sky #3
Wynd: Throne in the Sky is building a lot on the universe's lore as well as on developing the characters accompanied with the pleasant and unique style we know from the original title.
- Great, emotional artwork
- Fun and interesting characters
- Each chapter is becoming formulaic