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Arriving in July: WAYWARD Deluxe Book 2 Hardcover!

Arriving in July…make sure you pre-order to ensure you get a copy!

WAYWARD, BOOK 2: DELUXE HC
STORY: JIM ZUB
ART: STEVEN CUMMINGS, TAMRA BONVILLAIN
JULY 05 / 320 PAGES / FC / M / $39.99

The new gods of Japan have arrived, and a clash with the myths of old will change the country forever.

JIM ZUB and STEVEN CUMMINGS combine the camaraderie and emotion of shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer with Japan’s engaging culture and mythic monsters. Image Comics’ supernatural sensation continues in this over-sized hardcover collection that includes every stunning cover illustration, design sketches, and extensive essay material on culture and mythology by monster scholars ZACK DAVISSON and ANN O’REGAN.

Collects WAYWARD #11-20 and includes a special poster of the five-part WAYWARD connected cover illustration from issues #11-15!


Wayward Deluxe Book 2
(issues #11-15 plus extras)

The new gods of Japan have arrived, and a clash with the myths of old will change the country forever. Image Comics’ supernatural sensation continues in this over-sized hardcover collection that includes every stunning cover illustration, design sketches, and extensive essay material on culture and mythology. Includes a special poster of the five-part WAYWARD connected cover illustration from issues #11-15!
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Arriving in July: WAYWARD #22

Arriving in July…make sure you pre-order!

WAYWARD #22
STORY: JIM ZUB
ART / COVER: STEVEN CUMMINGS, TAMRA BONVILLAIN
VARIANT COVER: STJEPAN SEJIC
JULY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Back in Ireland, revelations of Rori’s past and the road to Tír na nÓg…
Cover B is illustrated by fan-favorite painter STJEPAN SEJIC (SUNSTONE, WITCHBLADE)!

“Wayward isn’t just a fun and addictive read, it is cultural exchange in comic book form.” – Comic Book Resources

Arriving in June – WAYWARD #21

WAYWARD #21
STORY: JIM ZUB
ART / COVER A: STEVEN CUMMINGS & TAMRA BONVILLAIN
COVER B: HICHAM HABCHI
JUNE 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

NEW STORY ARC
“TETHERED SOULS,” Part One

Nikaido’s powers are growing, and he’s not the only one…

WAYWARD unleashes myth into the modern world. It’s the perfect time to get on board and see what all the excitement is about!

“There’s a reason Wayward is a 5 Star book time after time and that’s because it’s so incredibly well written with strong characters/characterization and some of the best artwork in the business.”
-Reading With a Flight Ring

Wayward Interview at Dynamic Forces

Byron Brewer at Dynamic Forces asked me about the current state of Wayward as we wrap up our fourth story arc. Click on through to find out where the series is at and what’s coming next!

Wayward #19 Reviews

Wayward #19 arrived in stores last week. What did reviewers think of it? Read on and find out…

Big Glasgow: 9.6/10 “Wayward is a very pleasant series, very entertaining without ever being dull or excessively simplified”

Geeked Out Nation: 8.3/10 “Wayward finds new ways each month to further our investment in this world, and this issue was no exception.”

Horror Talk: 8/10 “Writer Jim Zub is moving the characters around as if they were on a chessboard. All of the pieces were just knocked astray and now they’re slowly moving into their new positions”

Under the Comic Covers: “This whole arc is setting up the scenario for the future.”

WAYWARD Vol. 4 Arrives in March!

WAYWARD, VOL. 4: THREADS AND PORTENTS TP

STORY: JIM ZUB
ART / COVER: STEVEN CUMMINGS, TAMRA BONVILLAIN

MARCH 01 / 136 PAGES / FULL COLOR / M / $16.99

The group is pulled apart, and the hidden mythic worlds of Ireland and Japan are revealed. JIM ZUB (Thunderbolts, Samurai Jack) and STEVEN CUMMINGS (Dead Shot, Legends of the Dark Knight) continue their supernatural spectacle that combines the camaraderie and emotion of shows like Buffy with foreign cultures and fascinating mythological monsters. This volume includes design artwork by artist STEVEN CUMMINGS and new profiles on mythical creatures by monster scholars Zack Davisson and Ann O’Regan.

Making Comics Progression: Script to Final

Want to see how a comic is made? Here’s a step-by-step progression of the process using a two-page spread from WAYWARD #4 as an example:

Script:
Jim writes the story for Wayward, guiding the team through the major moments and visual beats along with dialogue, sound effects and other text.
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Page Rough:
Steven roughs out the overall composition, checking positioning and making sure all the important visual information is conveyed. On pages with a lot more text he’ll also double check that there’s enough room for that text along with the visuals.
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Pencils:
In the case of Wayward, the line art is scanned in straight from Steven’s pencils.
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Final Linework:
Jim resizes the art for the final page format, digitally darkens the lines, cleans up any smudges or dirt from the scan and blocks in large areas of black indicated in the pencils.
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Colors and Final Lettering:
Tamra digitally adds mood, texture, and light and shadow to finalize the page art.
Marshall adds word balloons, captions, and sound effects as needed and sends back a final print-ready file.
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Want to read the full issue and see how it fits into the story? It’s included in WAYWARD Vol. 1: String Theory, available from your favorite local comic shop, Amazon, or available digitally on comiXology.

WAYWARD #17 Reviews

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Wayward #17, showing the aftermath our of third arc in Japan, arrived in comic shops last week. What did reviewers think of it?

Big Glasgow: 9.6/10 “The art of Wayward is always top notch: every character and every environment, from the sweeping green fields of Ireland to dingy pubs, acquire a special depth in the hands of artist Steven Cummings and colourist Tamra Bonvillain.”

Fandom Post: B+ “Cummings continues to just make this book look fantastic, especially with what Bonvillain brings to the page with the color design to give it some real pop and vibrancy.”

Reading With a Flight Ring: “There’s a reason this is a 5 Star book time after time and that’s because it’s so incredibly well written with strong characters/characterization and some of the best artwork in the business.”

TM Stash: 9/10 “Wayward continues to sweep us into the landscapes and folklore of Japan (and now Ireland) like no other series can.”

Under the Comic Covers: “It had a great flow. The pacing of this issue was really well done.”

Wayward #20 Arrives in January!

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WAYWARD #20
STORY: JIM ZUB
ART / COVER A: STEVEN CUMMINGS & TAMRA BONVILLAIN
COVER B: AMANDA SCHANK
JANUARY 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

END OF STORY ARC
The spirits lay their claim…

WAYWARD #16 Reviews

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We’d been away for a while but finally Wayward is back with issue #16 now available! What did reviewers think of it? Read on…

Big Glasgow: 9.6/10 “In 2015, I had defined Wayward the best ongoing series published by Image Comics (at least among those I have read). In 2016, my extremely high expectations about it are not being disappointed. Don’t miss it”

Fandom Post: B+ “It’s a very good read and one that makes out a whole lot better by taking a slower pace with it all rather than barreling into a lot of new additions and expansions.”

Flipgeeks: 9/10 “This issue is definitely worth your hard earned monies, mates.”

Geeked Out Nation: 8.1/10 “anyone who hasn’t seen what’s so great about Wayward to now join in on the adventure. The past is never truly just the past and the future is rich with potential”

God of Comics: “a whole new world of history, mythology, and culture awaits. This comic is impossibly good…”

Pop Mythology: “I love the way that Zub capitalizes on these unfamiliar folklore elements to entice his readers into learning more and weaves them so proficiently into the story that it’s a decide pleasure to turn the page and see what lies on the other side.”

Reading With a Flight Ring: “I’m infatuated with the work that Steven does on the interiors. His attention to detail is amazing to see come to life.”

TM Stash: 10/10 “Just when you thought you couldn’t be more absorbed in the world of WAYWARD, the story takes a twist”

Under the Comic Covers: “Absolutely worth the wait. So happy to have Wayward back.”