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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
KISS: New KISS Series From IDW In June
Here`s a KISS Online update on the new comix: This
June, IDW Publishing is bringing back the rock group KISS in comic
form. Last year, Archie Comics released a story in which Archie Meets
Kiss, this time IDW is giving them marquee status.
to IDW, the series is rooted in KISS fandom, featuring KISS
characters like “Wicked” Lester, the Destroyer, She, the Elder,
and more, but it will be very accessible to all comic readers.
will be written by Chris Ryall (Zombies vs Robots) with art by Jamal
Igle (The Ray) and KISS #1-4 come with a special “solo album”
covers by artist Michael Gaydos.
covers will also be available, including a Michael Gaydos “Demon”
cover and a KISS photo cover!
Online spoke to IDW Publishing’s Chief Creative Officer and
Editor-in-Chief Tom Waltz and Senior Staff Writer Chris Ryall last
July at the San Diego Comic Con. You can find the whole article
has been the subject of several comic book series with several
different publishers. Why did IDW pick the group to work with?
Ryall: It pretty much follows the way we choose to pursue any
license: we’re fans of the material. Both Tom Waltz and I are
lifelong KISS fans; and add to that the fact that we produced a line
of Simmons Comic Group releases with Gene Simmons a few years back
and it’s just been something we’ve always wanted to do. Some of
my earliest comic-reading moments are of enjoying the KISS Super
Specials that Marvel produced in the ’70s, and it’s a personal
thrill to not only be able to carry on with Kiss comics but to now
write them myself, too.
Waltz: As Chris states, we tend not to pursue any license at IDW that
won’t have an editor behind it who is a fan and willing to champion
it through the long process of getting it approved and into print. In
the case of KISS, Chris and I are not only champions of the license,
we’re uber-fans of the band and their music, not to mention the
KISS comics from various other publishers in the past. Like Chris, I
ate up those Marvel KISS comics and to now be able to be a part of
the ongoing adventures of our hard-rockin’, kabuki-wearin’ heroes
is a real highlight of my career as a writer/editor.
Ryall (w) • Jamal Igle (a) • Nick Runge, Igle (c)
Wanted the Best, You Got the Best! KISS is back in an all-new comic
series that will appeal to longtime fans and new readers alike! Four
ordinary humans in 1920s Chicago find themselves caught up in a
battle of epic proportions that will reverberate across time and
space in “Dressed to Kill,” part 1!
• 32 pages • $3.99
in June, IDW is reprinting the KISS Marvel Super Specials originally
released in the 1970’s by Marvel Comics!
Greatest Hits, Vol. 1: The Marvel Years
Lee, Ralph Macchio (w) • John Buscema, John Romita Jr. (a) • Nick
Runge (c) In
1977, Kiss was not only the biggest band in the world, they were the
biggest comic-book stars around! For the first time ever, both
classic Marvel Super Specials are collected in one in trade
paperback, with story and art from Stan Lee, John Buscema, John
Romita Jr., and more! Featuring an all-new cover recreation by Kiss:
Avatars cover artist Nick Runge!
• FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-226-3
The perfect companion piece to the all-new KISS series launching this
Collects the two classic Marvel KISS comics in one edition!
All-new Marvel Super Special cover-recreation by Kiss cover artist