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Dynamite Entertainment Presents: New “KISS” Monthly Series

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…”

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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.

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Out Now: “Archie Meets KISS” by Archie Comics

Huh? Did I just say that?

You might be shaking your head about this one but you are reading correctly because Riverdale’s most honest and forthright resident Archie will be meeting the fire-breathing, blood-spitting, explosive show spectacle that is the one and only KISS. Below is the cover for the first issue which should already be on the stands for purchase.

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I’ll admit that I do not have any idea how they are going to make this one work out but if they can configure an “Archie Meets The Punisher” as we saw happening some years ago then I guess it is easy enough to work KISS into the tales of the Archieverse. Perhaps the band is on tour and passing through Riverdale and finds the gang involved in some kind of mystery like we used to find in the classic Scooby-Doo cartoons. The tale will span four issues so its very likely to become a collected edition and that is when I will get a copy for myself. I just have too many issues laying around of various titles and its gotten out of hand. Especially with “52” different titles to monitor on the DC Universe side. Learn more about this trippy pairing up via their official websites.

Official Websites:
Archie Comics: www.archiecomics.com
KISS: www.kissonline.com

Here is an Amazon.com link to the variant cover of the first issue. I know the KISS collectors alarms are going off and finding them reaching for their credit cards. As you were my friends.