EVANESCENCE have teamed up with Incendium’s OPUS imprint for “Echoes From The Void”, a fantasy graphic anthology series.
‘Echoes From the Void’ will consist of 48-page deluxe comic books, which will tie in with a pair of songs from the band’s forthcoming album, ‘The Bitter Truth’, as well as other material from the band’s catalog. The project is bringing together short stories created by an all-star cast of graphic artists, animators, illustrators, fine artists, screenwriters, novelists and more.
Combining bandleader Amy Lee’s love of visual arts, fantasy-inspired graphics, and graphic novels with the narrative power of EVANESCENCE’s music, the series is being developed in close collaboration with Amy as she oversees the creative direction of the art and stories. “Echoes From The Void” begins as a five-issue series, with each issue containing stories based on two or more of EVANESCENCE’s songs, presented in a variety of visual styles and mediums. Issue #1, available in limited-edition, includes two stories inspired by the songs “Better Without You” and “Wasted On You”, from “The Bitter Truth”, with tales written by Carrie Lee South and Blake Northcott (“Arena Mode” saga, DC’s “Catwoman”). The issue will feature illustrations from Hugo Award-winning artist Abigail Larson and highly esteemed painter Kelly McKernan.
The first print edition of each issue will be released as a prestige format limited-edition collectible comic book, with cardstock covers, specialty foil treatments, glossy pages, and individual numbering. Each first printing will be limited to 3,000 copies priced at $18.95, and available to order from this location. The first issue is available to order now and ships in June 2021.
The art of “Echoes From The Void” will also be made available to purchase through a series of archival fine art prints, the first of which is illustrated by Kelly McKernan. Incorporating symbols and themes from across the band’s discography into an intricate traditionally painted work that also debuts a mysterious original character, the print features a blue tint glow in the dark base with a luminous pink UV active overlay, as part of an individually numbered 500-piece collection.