Arcana Comics and Simmons Comics Group are proud to announce that Simmons Comics Anthology Vol 1 is coming in February, 2013! It is available for pre-order NOW through your favorite comic shops and online retailers (Diamond Code: DEC12 0812 / ISBN: 978-1-77135-066-2)
Simmons Comics Group made a triumphant return to insane crowds at San Diego Comic Con 2012 with people clamoring to get a copy of the SDCC Exclusive Simmons Comics Anthology. Well, for those who couldn’t make it to the convention or missed out due to crowds, here’s your chance to catch up!
Leading up to San Diego Comic Con, Gene Simmons explained his plans for ZipperTM, DominatrixTM, and Gene Simmons House of HorrorsTM, “We intend on using the finest artists and writers in the comic book medium,” and added, “This is just the beginning… As a lifelong fan boy, I’ve been madly in love with the medium ever since I was in my early teens and have continued to ravenously devour comics through the decades. Along the way, I created our three comics – ZipperTM, DominatrixTM and Gene Simmons House of HorrorsTM.”
Simmons Comics Anthology Volume 1 features the first chapter of ZipperTM, DominatrixTM, and Gene Simmons House of HorrorsTM, PLUS the first chapter of the all new crossover event, Zipper Versus Dominatrix: The Slave Trade, written by Erik Hendrix (The Evil Tree, The Book, Deadly Harvest) with art from Yannis Roumboulias (Deadly Harvest). Gene describes “ZipperTM is an alien among us. DominatrixTM deals pleasure and pain, CIA meet T & A. Gene Simmons House of HorrorsTM consists of stories by some of the best talents in comics today.”
Simmons Comics Anthology will be released quarterly through 2013 with Volume 2 coming in May 2013, Volume 3 in August 2013, and Volume 4 in November 2014.
TITLE: Simmons Comics Anthology Vol. 1
CREATED BY: Gene Simmons
EDITED BY: Erik Hendrix
COVER BY: Yannis Roumboulias
DIAMOND CODE: DEC12 0812
DESCRIPTION: Arcana Comics and Simmons Comics Group are proud to present this special anthology, featuring the first chapters of Zipper, Dominatrix, and Gene Simmons House of Horrors, as well as the first chapter of the first ever crossover between Zipper and Dominatrix, The Slave Trade.
ABOUT ARCANA STUDIOS
Arcana Studios, Inc. Arcana owns one of the world’s largest libraries of graphic novels and comics, with over 200 original intellectual properties, 300 graphic novels, thousands of comic issues and an ever-growing character list. Arcana has begun to adapt this library into live action feature films, animated features and episodic television series. Taking a transmedia approach to brand building and the development of intellectual properties, Arcana publishes graphic novels for North America in print, and now digitally as well. Arcana has been published and distributed in dozens different countries and translated into just as many languages across the globe.
ABOUT GENE SIMMONS
Rock legend, TV star, multi-hyphenate entrepreneur, writer, lecturer, and guest of financial and news programs, Gene Simmons is one of the world’s most recognized personalities. With millions of fans on Twitter and Facebook and speaking five languages including, English, Hebrew, Hungarian, German, some Japanese and intending to learn Mandarin, Gene Simmons is the personification of today’s globally connected citizen and the ideal spokesperson for Ortsbo.
Simmons co-founded the legendary KISS over 38 years ago. The band has sold over 100 million CDs and DVDs worldwide, and continues to sell out stadiums and arenas around the world, breaking box-office records set by Elvis and the Beatles, and boasting over 3,000 licensed / merchandise items.
In addition to performing, Mr. Simmons has his own record company, Simmons / Universal Music, a joint venture between Universal Music and Belinda Stronach. He also discovered, signed, and produced the demo for Van Halen, and has managed the music career of Liza Minnelli, among others.
Outside of his music business endeavors, Mr. Simmons expanded his artistic explorations in the areas of TV and film. On A&E, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, which he and the family just wrapped up their eighth and final season, making it the longest running celebrity reality show of all time. He has also completed two seasons of his other show, Gene Simmons’ Rock School, for VH-1. In addition he created the show Mr. Romance for Oxygen, as well as his own cartoon, My Dad the Rock Star, for Nickelodeon’s NickToons.
As an actor, Simmons has co-starred in several motion pictures, among them Runaway (TriStar), Wanted: Dead or Alive (New World), and Extract (Miramax). He also served as co-producer of New Line Films’ Detroit Rock City.
Mr. Simmons is a Co-Founding Partner in CoolSpringsLife.com, a venture that provides estate planning for high net worth individuals exceeding $20 Million.
Other entrepreneurial accomplishments include his own book imprint, Simmons / Phoenix books, which published his NY Times Best Seller, SEX MONEY KISS, the LA Times Best Seller, LADIES OF THE NIGHT and the upcoming new book, GENE SIMMONS ART OF WAR and Mr. Simmons tours internationally on the lecture circuit.