Ethan Sacks on Interviewing KISS, Then Writing a "KISS Zombies" Comic From Dynamite in November

Dynamite is to launch a new licenced comic book from the popular beat combo, Kiss. And as the nights draw into November, this little outing will be a little on the undead side as Kiss: Zombies.

Written by New York Daily News' Ethan Sacks and drawn by Rodney Buchemi, it will follow Dynamite's recent Kiss: The End… beyond the end.

Picking up decades after the fall of civilization, humans are now an endangered species isolated to strongholds such as the central New Detroit. These undead are attracted to sound, so music and all related iconography have been banned. Especially that of the greatest band in history. However, a group of teenagers are not going to live this way and set out on a quest to track down KISS! Who may ultimately be the ultimate weapon to turn the tide against the zombies! Sacks has described the series as a cocktail of Land of the Dead, A Quiet Place, Seven Samurai and even Footloose!

"In my two and a half decades as an entertainment journalist, one of my most proud achievements was interviewing Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley for a 40th anniversary retrospective of KISS," said writer Ethan Sacks. "After all, this was a band that had provided the soundtrack for much of my life, and their eerie black and white makeup aesthetic seared itself in my brain during my childhood when I first spied those album covers in an older cousin's record collection. So, all these years later, I jumped at the chance to write a KISS comic. Then my editor, Kevin Ketner, went and threw in zombies too. Allowing a George Romero uber-fan to pen a book about the undead is like waving slivers of brain in front of an actual zombie."

With covers by Arthur Suydam, Stuart Sayger, Rodney Buchemi and photo covers. The previous KISS series, The End by Amy Chu, William Messner-Loebs and Edu Menna will also be collected in paperback for November…

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