SDCC 2016: The Return of KISS

San Diego Comic-Con 2016 has officially begun and this means huge news! Dynamite Comics has you covered with the return of KISS.

Press release:

The origins of KISS comic books date almost as far back as the inception as the band itself, having been an integral part of comics culture since their 1977 appearance in Howard the Duck #12 and 1978’s Marvel Comics Super Special: Kiss. Today, nearly 40 years later, Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce the next chapter in the band’s legacy, with all-new stories coming to one of the world’s leading publishers of licensed comics!

“KISS has had a four decade-long, proud history in comic books, starting with Marvel Comics in the 1970s, and now with Dynamite’s KISS comics,” says KISS co-founder Gene Simmons. “KISS is America’s number one gold record award-winning group of all-time, and we are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as having our own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Having our own comic book, I have to say, rekindles the thrill I first had as a young teenager, as I followed the adventures of my favorite superheroes. This is going to be fun.”

“In our rich and lengthy tradition of championing KISS in the comic/panel graphic realm, we are proud to announce this partnership and look forward to breaking new ground,” says KISS co-founder, Paul Stanley.

"Kiss #1" preview

I’m not that found of KISS but it seems to be a mix of sci-fi and rock and roll. I have never seen the combination done before and the concept design for the suits look really good. Fans of this franchise should be glad it has returned. You can expect it to come out this October with writer Amy Chu (Poison Ivy) and artist Kewber Baal (Army of Darkness: Fury Road).  Dynamite has been gaining new and interesting franchises lately and you can tell they are stepping up their game. What do you think of this announcement? Are you a fan of these characters? P.S. I just made a category for SDCC 2016 so if you wanna see all the stuff from this year’s Con make sure to check it out.



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