Your favorite Rock and Roll superheroes KISS are back in a brand new exciting comic book series that is coming care of Dynamite Entertainment. The byline reads as “KISS is back! Back to the FUTURE in this dark sci-fi adventure. 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 Official Dynamite Entertainment site had some commentary by writer Amy Chu about the series and I’ve shared that with you below.
“What is the power of KISS? I was having breakfast recently with the fabulous writer Kelly Sue DeConnick. When she found out I was writing this series, it was like firecrackers had been set off in the restaurant, she was so excited. So I’m doing this not just for the hardcore fans (like Kelly Sue) but also the new ones, like her children. It’s a huge challenge for me. KISS is iconic. Legendary. It’s global and cross-generational. So much has been done before with KISS in comics, a LOT of fun and crazy stuff. So for this series, I thought, why not go more serious? For research, I hunkered down and listened to the 1981 album Music from The Elder several times. Like the movie Blade Runner which came out around the same time, people didn’t know what to make of it. If this album came out now, I think it would be entirely different reception. So this storyline is more focused on mythology, heroism, and legend, and inspired by themes, lyrics, and song titles from that album.”
The series hits the stands on 10/19 so be sure to ask your favorite retailer to set some copies aside for you. Below you will find all of the variant covers of the first issue. Knowing how KISS fans collect things, there are going to be some barren shelves in the comic store on the quick side. Check them out.
I liked this one almost as much as the solo covers since it brought me back to the vibe of the first KISS full comic story that was presented in “Marvel Comics Super Special” #1 way back in 1977. Do you have a copy of that in your collection? I know that I do.
These blank covers are rather awesome as you can bring them along to the conventions and ask one of your favorite artists to do a KISS cover for you. Perhaps you can even meet the comics own artist Kewber Baal and get him to do a specialized new KISS visual for you.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: If you’ve been reading this site for any measure of time you already know that we love KISS and we also love comic book stuff since there are dozens and dozens of long boxes in our possession so a combination of the two is something that makes me very happy. I referenced the original 1977 book and don’t worry if you don’t have that one because it was reprinted several times into a smaller more affordable edition. I’ve not read the full new comic yet in any previews but have glanced over a few pages and the interiors look nice and the story seems on the interesting side. I’m going to test the creative teams overall KISS background soon so stay tuned for that as its going to be fun. So what do you think of a new KISS comic and will you be adding it to your pull list? Let me know in the comments section below.