Magnetic Press has announced Poet, a three-issue miniseries created by Blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves frontman Tom DeLonge.
Written by DeLonge and Ben Kull (Mission Hill, The Oblongs) and illustrated by Djet Stéphane, the sci-fi fantasy adventure debuts in the spring, serving as a prequel to the animated short Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker, which will receive wide release Dec. 9 alongside the new Angels & Airwaves album The Dream Walker. A full-length feature is also being developed.
Poet introduces Jonas Anderson, "an imaginative slacker teen who discovers an innate ability to lucid dream, opening the doors to an entire universe of wonders and dangers that effect his waking life in ways that will define his fate forever." The series will feature covers by such artists Gerald Parel (Iron Man, Captain America) and Bengal (Naja, Avengers).
“We were immediately captured by the ideas behind Poet, and the visual direction set by the animated short just blew us away,” Magnetic Press Publisher Mike Kennedy said in a statement. “Working with Tom to help explore this universe he has imagined has been wonderful, and we’re really excited to draw readers into the Dream World with him!”
Launched last year by former Archaia publisher Kennedy and former BOOM! Studios executive Wes Harris, Magnetic Press' lineup includes Bengal's Naja, Dave Dorman's Wasted Lands Omnibus and Tony Sandoval's Doomboy. "Poet" is billed by the publisher as its first original series.