As its been reported across numerous posts here on the website already, KISS has embarked on their “End Of The Road” World Tour which will apparently mark the end of extended touring. If you’ve not seen any of those announcements yet please click HERE to be up to date and to see if the band is coming to your town. Now, Dynamite Comics is bringing the band back to the illustrated page for an exciting series known as “KISS: The End”. Take a look at the full press release and some cover artwork.
The Press Release:
All good things must come to an end… and having a great build up helps! Dynamite Entertainment announces KISS: THE END, a rocking new series to celebrate the legendary eponymous band’s upcoming history-making farewell “End of the Road Tour.”
A young man finds himself possibly dead and wrangling with some of life’s most eternal questions. It’s a good thing he runs into Death, who sets him on a path to track down their own demon offspring. His prophetic guides in this quest are none other than the otherworldly KISS – The Starchild, The Demon, The Spaceman and The Catman. Their help will be needed, with plenty of peril along the way.
Writer Amy Chu (Red Sonja, Poison Ivy) returns to the franchise that she helped Dynamite launch with the breakout hit 2016 ongoing series. Joining her is electrifying artist Edu Menna (Twilight Zone, ZNation) and letterer Troy Peteri (Amazing Spider-Man, Witchblade)!
Fans have a choice between multiple show stopping covers. Stuart Sayger (Vampirella vs. Reanimator) returns following his jaw-dropping pieces for Bryan Edward Hill’s KISS: Blood and Stardust. Joining him is recent rising star Jorge Fornés (Batman, Magnus). Denis Medri (Red Hood/Arsenal) rounds out this setlist of cover artists. Plus of course a fourth option of classic KISS photos from their incredible library!
“I’m totally stoked to be back on KISS, especially for the final tour. And to be working with Edu Menna who drew my friend Craig Engler’s ZNation, it’s pretty awesome!,” said writer Amy Chu. “I’ll be incorporating parts of the actual tour and KISS history into the storyline, and expect lots of Easter eggs, just like in the previous Elder run!”
Artist Edu Menna shared, “I’ve listened to KISS since my teenage years and their Unplugged album is a favorite. I’ve followed Amy’s work and have had ‘envy’ of artists who partnered with her…finally my turn arrived! I always try to bring something new for each project. In this work I want to use my style combined with the elegance of the European masters. I hope fans enjoy what we’re putting together.”
“A lot of books have rock and a lot of books have roll, but none of them are going to combine the two like we are with this one. This is the first comic that is going to make your ears ring,” said editor Kevin Ketner. “So go hydrate, do some stretches, and get your LCS to pre-order your copy.”
KISS: The End #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ February 2019 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in April 2019. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies of the issue with their local comic book retailers. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more!
About Dynamite Entertainment: Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Project Superpowers – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Hey you should know me by now and realize that pretty much anything with the KISS branding on it is going to get my money. As a lifelong comic book fan I’ve got most of the issues that have come out over the last few years from Dynamite and the collected editions on top of them. I also still have that very first “Marvel Comics Super Special” secured somewhere in my vault and it remains one of my very favorite issues of them all but I digress since this is about Dynamite Comics new series. I am eager to see what Amy Chu brings to the table and I will be surely counting the Easter Eggs that she said will be hidden along the way. As a KISS fan for over thirty five years now, its not as easy to pull the wool over my eyes but let’s see what happens. Either way I am excited and will be working some additional hours so i can afford all of the variant covers that will come along with it. What do you KISS and comic book loving fans think about this news? Will you be asking your local retailer to secure you a copy or three? Chime in down below, and remember to “Shout It Out Loud”!!! (sorry, I just couldn’t resist).