By: Nicole D’Andria
This March you will be patrolling with Joe Thursday and Frank Stanford in Dream Police. Join them as they go through dreams… and your worst nightmares.
The comic book series from Image Comics features the two partners traversing an alternate dimension filled with those who died while they were sleeping and are now forced to remain in the dreamscape forever. However, one day Frank disappears and Joe gets a new woman as his partner who claims she’s always been his partner. Joe must now figure out where Frank has gone. If he ever existed at all, that is.
The writer of Dream Police, J. Michael Straczynski (Ten Grand), was in part inspired by the community he created for himself after having moved 20 times before he was 17-years-old. According to Straczynski, “I’ve been fascinated with the idea that the dreamscape is a real place, stitched together from echoes of the physical world, where we go to find some measure of relief, or adventure, or understanding… If that’s the case, then there has to be some means of providing order and protecting dreamers from danger… which led me to the notion of the Dream Police.”
Straczynski promises this won’t just be a crime series. Dream Police will explore numerous characters including “The architects (who design environments on the fly as needed by dreamers), changeling and echoes (who play the parts of people we know), nightmares (figures both frightening and deeply tragic) and others who serve a higher power” and will also continue to build the world with each issue.
ICON Dream Police Cover
The first issue of Dream Police will become available on March 30th. There will be two covers. Cover A will be drawn by the artist of Dream Police Sid Kotian (Twilight Guardian) who worked with J. Michael Straczynski on Apocalypse AI and Bill Farmer. Cover B will be drawn by Renae Deliz and Ray Dillon. I like the idea of setting Law & Order in the dream world. Hopefully, just as much focus is put on the storyline as it is the world.