Amy Chu And Kewber Baal Return KISS To Comics With Dynamite At San Diego Comic Con
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. Now Dynamite has become the newest publisher to create Kiss comics starting this October.
The new series will be a futuristic, dark sci-fi adventure written by Amy Chu (Poison Ivy) and illustrated by Kewber Baal (Army of Darkness: Furious Road). In a world without sun and a world without heroes, four young friends embark on a dangerous mission – to uncover the truth about the mysterious Council of Elders and their underground home, the city of Blackwell. But first they need some help from the past…
The first issue will feature ten covers. Four covers, each highlighting a different member of the band, are illustrated by Mighty Morphin Power Rangers cover artist, Goni Montes. Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie) and series artist Kewber Baal contribute additional covers, while other cover editions include a photo variant, a "Demon" Emoji variant by Maria Victoria Robado (the first in a series of four, spread across issues #1-4), a Coloring Book cover by Fernando Ruiz, a Blank Authentix Edition, and a cardstock variant edition, autographed by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, will be available as an incentive to qualifying retailers.
KISS #1 will be solicited in the August 2016 Previews catalog and slated for release in October.