Opus Comics has teamed up with heavy metal band Disturbed for a new five-issue Disturbed: Dark Messiah miniseries launching this spring.
CBR has an exclusive preview, which you can view below, of Opus Comics' Disturbed: Dark Messiah series, which comes from writer Tim Seeley and artist Angel Hernandez. Cover art comes from Ryan Christensen, with a wraparound variant cover by Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo. The sci-fi series, which launches in May, promises a dark and twisted story that mostly takes place in a futuristic world that the series' protagonist has no choice but to navigate his way through. The synopsis for the first issue reads, "In the not so distant future, firefighter Griffin DeSanto finds himself a man out of time – stumbling into a harsh world of poverty, automation, and subjugation. Technology rules, and a tech empire built on suffering keeps the population in check through surveillance and mechanized policing. Though lost, Griffin is never alone, he was brought here for a reason, and The Vengeful One is his guide."
Seeley previously told CBR that Disturbed: Dark Messiah was something he'd been passionate about creating for a while. "I was working at Heavy Metal as an editor," he said. "I started out as an editor and then I was editor-in-chief and then I was editor again. I phased out because I'm more of a guy who creates stuff rather than organizes, which is just a fact of life. [laughs] I worked with Llexi [Leon] there and really appreciated the way they ran Incendium. I was already working with Llexi on the Heavy Metal side, so I knew what he was doing and how he was approaching their line of collectibles and tie-in comics and said if they were working on something, I'd be happy to do it."
Seeley continued, "He had a couple bands that he was thinking about and he mentioned The Guy from Disturbed. I told him to let me know about that one because he looks like my thing -- like a '90s superhero badass horror character which is completely in my wheelhouse. I was happy to pitch for that one. I worked with Llexi on the original outline so I knew what he and the band wanted so it was easy to go into and just provide the cool, visual stuff for the artist to draw."
Disturbed: Dark Messiah #1 releases on May 18 from Opus Comics. Disturbed: Dark Messiah #2 will follow in June, with each issue beyond that releasing monthly.
Source: Opus Comics