The concept album is based on a comic book series, written by Steven O’Connell (BloodRayne & Dark 48). Comic artist Romano Molenaar (Witchblade, Darkness and X-men) draws the characters and scenery. The comic series will be released throughout 2011 in hard copy and digital copy, which can be ordered in our web shop, and can be read in the Within Temptation iPhone and iPad Apps.

The prequel: “Perdition” is released for free on the website. This prequel is also available for free in the iPhone and iPad Apps.

The Unforgiving, Perdition + Penance: Part 1

A powerful medium, Mother Maiden recruits lost souls to be part of her wraith taskforce to fight evil in all its forms. What better way to hunt serial killers than to use killers? Their servants are culled from genuinely remorseful souls; ones who may not have been cold-blooded killers, but those who did in turn take a life and are deeply sorry for their sins. Guilt can be a powerful motivator… and redemption, even greater. They each carry a specific guilt about something they did in their lives. Mother Maiden offers them an opportunity to “make right what is wrong” by giving them missions and assignments to hunt down evil as a penance for their previous sins.

Order “The Unforgiving, Perdition + Penance: part onehere.

The Unforgiving, Penance: Part 2

Detective Janyce Beecham feels she’s losing her mind. After a hunter stumbles upon the latest Disciple victim, Janyce is herself attacked by The Triplets who, as quickly as they appear, vanish into the night air. Shaken but undeterred, Detective Beecham soldiers on. Her driving force? Finding Disciple – the one who took her daughter Rorey away – and making him pay.

Order “The Unforgiving, Penance: part twohere.

The Unforgiving, Penance: Part 3

The Disciple ramps up his killing spree, as Janyce faces life without her badge for firing a weapon in public. The Triplets appear to Janyce, this time in the precinct house, and lead her on a chase throughout the building. Is she losing her mind? She suspects it, but regains her sanity just in time to meet the leader of the Wraith Taskforce – the mysterious Mother Maiden.

Order “The Unforgiving, Penance: part threehere.

The Unforgiving, Penance: Part 4

The hunters become the hunted as an evil force is hot on the trail of the Wraith Taskforce. Janyce gets more case information from her anonymous “friend” which will hopefully lead her closer to closing the case file on The Disciple. At the same time, another body is found. Is it the work of The Disciple or has the “Shoe” killer decided he wants to grab the headlines?

Order “The Unforgiving, Penance: part fourhere.

The Unforgiving, Penance: Part 5

Janyce continues her investigation into finding who Disciple is and stopping him at all costs.  She tries to get into his head which may cause more long-term damage than Janyce intends. Meanwhile, Sinead and The Triplets wage war against the Wraith Killer, who has joined forces with Myriad – an unexpected ally.  Can Sinead and The Triplets mount a combined assault that will take out to two demonic creatures? One thing is for certain, both sides will sustain casualties…but who will fall? This epic battle leads into the final issue of the series!

Order “The Unforgiving, Penance: part five“ here.

The Unforgiving, Penance: Part 6

All the pieces of the puzzle come together in the dramatic conclusion to the Penance storyline. Can Janyce bring The Disciple into custody as her Captain has requested or will she let her vengeance override her common sense and allow her to be his executioner? The Wraith Taskforce is taking a beating as a whole. Will Sinead and the Triplets triumph over the Wraith Killer or will their demise put an end to the team forever?

Pre-order “The Unforgiving, Penance: part sixhere.

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  • adsleonard

    received my comic this morning…. what a cliffhanger you have left it on…… cant wait for the next addition :) well done!!

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  • angedemon

    Just one question…the girl that gets stabbed through her wrists, is she Jan’s daughter? Cause she looks a bit older then 13…

  • jerichoraven

    So….where can I get these on a regular basis this year?

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  • tande-

    Never been that much of a comic fan, but now reading trough “The Unforgiving”, I’m hooked!

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  • SarahS

    I want it so bad but I don’t know where to buy it in Tucson T^T

  • sigisfeld

    I want one so bad! Will you sell it elsewhere like maybe? I’m in Thailand and I can’t buy it…

  • afireinside

    Great stuff:)

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  • asrb123

    why not make a video of where is the edge would be the best
    andrea from venezuela

  • aaronlancs

    After all of the issuses are released will there be a proper book made of it later on or not?

  • tatrish

    I still don’t know where to buy the comic here in spain, I’ve bought the cd (And it’s sooooo great!! I can’t stop listening :) ) I want to buy it all!! It’s probably I buy it on internet but I’ll do it I Promise!.
    pd. Congratulation for everything new cd, comic, video clip and the most important your little Logan! :)

  • amonguia

    I understand there is a buzz in Spain and South America with the group!!, is not going to publish the comic in Spanish? thanks.

  • justinkorte

    when does the second part comes??

  • celestialnecrofear

    :/ I have been Waiting for about 10 days now for my comic , I hope it comes soon , I just love everything about this whole concept Album! c,c btw I am from Ny and >.< I hope I get to got to the concert in Ny! <3 You WT

    ps..I am wondering if anyone else has had this issue with the comic delivery taking so dreadfully long

  • sinead21

    How can i get one …???

    i really need one too…pleasde give me a sign or something if so because i dont know how to get it,….

  • aivil13

    I received my comic book onethe same day it was released and since then i want to know when the second part will be released and where can i buy it, can anyone tell me!? please!!! I’m from Portugal! thanks

  • dinkaminx

    i got mine yesterday XD you can buy it from
    that’s where i got mine from :) and its amazing i really love it i want the next one to come out XD

  • lordinator

    Can we have a date for the second issue ?

  • ravenamaranth

    There another way perchance to buy the comic? The website provided keeps giving me a “DO NOT HONOR’ DECLINED” after the information page.

  • connery

    just found it and i so must have this!!!! love the whole concept and cannot wait to devour the whole story!

  • darkena

    I can’t wait for the second comic book ! The story is amazing, guys you have incredible ideas ! I think that the fanatic priest is my favorite character, I love the pyschos XD I wish we could learn more from him in the following comic books !
    The questions that are raised from the story are also very interresting : is it wrong to punish bad people for what they’ve done? where are the limits of vengeance ? does “redemption” (whether taken in a religous sense or not) really exists or are we so corrupted that nothing can make us better ? and so on…I love to take time and think about it…very instructive in a way

  • snow

    het album the unforgiven is niet alleen maar een comic story. samen met het nummer Forgiven van het album The heart of everything, gaat het over zaken die mij en iemand uit noord brabant in het echte leven overkomen. sommige nummers worden ondersteunt door een preek gegeven in de kerk die ik bezoek. het is werkelijk iets onvoorstelbaars. zij de dromer, ik de uitlegger

  • friedchocobo

    This album is amazing! I would love to buy the comic, but I always get a 404 error on the site when I try to add it to my cart. I can’t wait until this is fixed so I can get it!

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  • mondrak

    Any ideas when issue three is out?

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  • sordus

    when you take him out in Spanish?

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  • karlo

    i am so sad that you are not coming to Croatia this year!! :(

    i was so excited and then PUFF…. you are not coming!

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  • signa

    Man, I want them so baaaad!
    But I live in Argentina. Gonna see if someone can bring them for me ^^

  • Kristijan Sašilo

    Yes, please, do come in Croatia! :D You were in “Tvornica” so long ago, and you said you liked it and that you WILL come back :) What do you say, one Balkan tour? :) Btw, I, too, want this comics sooo bad!

  • Martina Frutos Gabioud

    Have you planed an spanish version? that would be sooo cool!
    Greetings from Argentina! :)

  • Ruurd Woltring

    Nu alleen nog wachten tot het laatste zesde deel.

  • Boudewijn van den Berg

    Komt er wel een deel 6?
    Deel 5 is al een tijdje uit en ik wacht met smart op deel 6?

  • Renee Moss

    This is so cool =D I really wanna read this now TT.TT Anything that an album as awesome as the Unforgiving is based on has to be good ^_^ Time to go bug my parents about it now. Lol.

  • M E

    Can someone tell me how to get a german version of these books? I once saw a possibility to chance the languages but can´t find it anymore

  • Claire Findley

    ordered all 5 so excited just got to wait now

  • Luiz Luchesi

    Does anyone have any idea on when wil the last one be out, if it will be at all?
    Since they stopped to publish news about “The Unforgiving” and started the fuzz about “Elements”, I have been worried if the final part would be released…

    The comic #4 was draw by a different guy, which made me believe that the design team might have some problems going on among them…

  • Adam Britten

    Any idea when #6 will be released? It would be a shame to leave the series incomplete.

  • Ryan Freeze

    I hope #6 comes out soon. Why is there no news of it yet?

  • Anonymous

    The final part of the Unforgiving comic will be released soon, no worries!

  • Anonymous

    Deel 6 komt er binnenkort aan!

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    The final issue of The Unforgiving comic will be released, soon!
    We would not leave the series incomplete.

  • Sonbac

    Hello everybody. Does anyone know how to use the QR code in the comics for the soundtrack ? I’ve tried many online decrypter with the screenshot of the code. But it tells me that the picture is invalid/doesn’t contain a QR code… Can you help me ? It is the first time I have to deal with a QR code so I really don’t know what to do. Thank You :)

  • Brenda Grossi

    Oh, bom presente de aniversário ( for me )

  • Anonymous

    Moderator, you left this message 15 days ago (or is it already much longer ago?): “The final part of the Unforgiving comic will be released soon, no worries!” Can you give an actual release date?

  • Kassidy Michel Payne

    You guys should start selling apps on things besides apple products. Not everyone uses iPhone’s or stuff, and I’m missing out on your stuff because I don’t own any Apple Products. It makes me sad, and all I can do is just wait for it to come out on other things.
    Also, I would LOVE to have this series on NOOK.

  • Boudewijn v/d Berg

    zolang deel 6 op pre-order staat kan ik hem niet bestellen (met mijn mastercard of paypal) wanneer kan ik deel 6 definitief bestellen of is er een andere oplossing

  • Anna

    When will part six become available in Holland?

  • Anonymous

    Will part 6 ever be released? Seems people have already been enquiring about it for over a year.

  • Anderson Cardoso

    how can I buy the HQ??
    all the links are crashed :/

  • Ehyter Jonás

    Is it possible to still buy the 6 comic books? When they first came out, I never had the chance to get them (I don’t think they were released in Mexico). The Unforgiving is one of my favorite CDs by WT, and I’d really love to read the comic it was based on.

  • Elaine Gregory

    I’d love to see the comics, too. The concept of the album was intriguing, and i got hooked by the little I was able to read.