Today, December 9th, 2015, multi-platinum-selling artist TOM DELONGE and MAGNETIC PRESS release for “Poet Anderson – The Dream Walker: Deluxe Hardcover Collected Edition.” Simultaneously a graphic novel and art book, this collection compiles all three issues of the critically acclaimed Poet Anderson comic series, 20 pages of stunning never-before-seen concept art and the instrumental version of Angels & Airwaves’ acclaimed album The Dream Walker, which hit No. 1 on iTunes.
A trailer for the collection can be seen HERE.
More than just a prequel to the film and novel trilogy, the Poet Anderson graphic novel is his must-read origin story. Here is where we meet the Dream World, where this universe’s deep mythology begins to unfold. Nerdist described the Poet comic books as “stunning, filled with a kinetic energy.” We The Nerdy said the books showed “a ton of imagination, creativity and [are] absolutely gorgeous to look at.” Graphic Policy declared it “visually amazing and completely beautiful” and Digital Trends praised its creator by writing, “No doubt about it, Tom DeLonge is a modern day dream weaver.”
The collection follows the release of Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares (Simon & Schuster), which was written by DeLonge and New York Times best-selling author Suzanne Young and hit No. 1 on Amazon’s Teen & Young Adult Thrillers & Suspense chart. The novel is the first of a planned trilogy of Poet Anderson adventures from the duo. Rolling Stone premiered an excerpt from the book, which can be read HERE and Billboard premiered “Home,” a track from the four-song Angels & Airwaves ‘…Of Nightmares’ EP that accompanied the book.
The graphic novel, book and EP continue the story of Poet Anderson, a character DeLonge introduced last year with the animated short “Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker” (which won “Best Animated Film at the Toronto International Short Film Festival). That film also came with the Angels & Airwaves companion album, The Dream Walker.
As reported in the Los Angeles Times, DeLonge has also written and directed a live-action Poet Anderson short film featuring “Teen Wolf” star Tyler Posey as Poet that’s set for a 2016 release.
For more info, visit the Poet Anderson page, here.