Within Temptation will once again showcase their unique storytelling perspective and idiosyncratic outlook on the future with a brand new comic book series from Opus Comics, based on their 2019 album Resist and 2021 virtual concert Aftermath.
This would not be the first time Within Temptation and the comic industry have linked up together. The band's 2011 album The Unforgiving was based on a comic of the same name created by a team of writers and designers with previous credits including blockbusters like X-Men and Witchblade.
A press release shared the plot of Within Temptation #1 as being, "Set in the distant future, [where] an endless battle rages between two species — an advanced but inherently humanoid species ruled by a techno-organic matriarch on one side, and a cruel race of alien artificial intelligences on the other. Multiple stories collide to paint a sweeping portrait of the matriarch's life and her struggle to balance what she was created to be with the impossible forces that shape her."
Within Temptation vocalist and co-founder Sharon den Adel said upon the announcement, "The Purge cover star Genesis has come to life on our stage and in different merchandise designs, and now she will be taking you on the biggest quest of her life — in both our next album as well as in our comic book series.
"Teaming up with Opus for this seemed like the logical decision, as they are a heavyweight in creating comic books and only work with the best designers and storytellers. We can't wait to show you the final result! We hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do!"
Within Temptation #1 is the first in a three-part mini-series. At 40 pages long and at Opus Comics' signature $6.66 price point, fans can expect a May release from distributor Diamond Comics (which, by the way, still has copies of The Unforgiving for sale, too). Additionally, fans can also buy a numbered limited-edition version of the book with foil treatment directly here from Incendium online.