KISS, that fun band everyone pretty much knows for “Rock and Roll All Night,” outrageous face make up and long tongues. Well they are back, this time in comic form, and fully embracing their inner demon. How do they fare in this new medium? Well find out with your Major Spoilers review!
Ah, the simple pleasures of just being a kid. Lemonade stands, little league games, advanced fort building, rocking the faces off of millions of screaming fans all over the world while thwarting the plans of your evil school Principal.
Or – “Where’s The Phantom Of The Park?”
I am a real sucker for comic books featuring KISS. Maybe it’s just that Gene and his pals have created iconic comics-style images for their stage personas, maybe it’s a matter of loving the old Steve Gerber-penned Marvel Super-Specials, but I can seldom withstand the allure of the Fearsome Foursome in comic form. Add in the bonus of Martian monsters on parade, and you’ve got yourself one guaranteed sale. Will the book hold up to my expectations? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Echoing their famous series of 1978 solo albums, this March, legendary rockers KISS take to solo adventures in a new miniseries from IDW Publishing! Further exploring the deep mythology that’s made the Kings of Rock hold dual citizenship as Kings of Comics, this year, The-Four-Who-Are-One must take up arms alone against a slew of dynamic enemies and evil forces.
IDW Publishing regrets to inform you that this January, many of your most beloved characters are coming under attack. Vicious, bloodthirsty Martians have descended from the skies and crossed through infinite panels and dimensions seeking total comic book conquest! Batten down the hatches and assemble your militia, because 2013 is kicking off with MARS ATTACKS IDW!
First it was Archie Meets KISS, and now Archie Comics is teasing Archie vs. KISS.
Or – “This Cover Has The Makeup On All The Wrong People…”
Veronica should have the Demon makeup, as she is the one with the hair to carry it off. (Plus, I think many people will agree that she would be the most interesting one to carry off Gene Simmons’ trademark tongue thing.)
Jughead should be Ace Frehley, the ethereal Celestial spaceman who could clearly eat as many hamburgers as he wanted.
Betty should be the upbeat, front-and-center Starchild (albeit one with a slightly modified upper body leotard.)
And, finally, Archie should be the Catman, both much maligned figures with bad hair.
Next issue, Reggie, Moose, Dilton and Big Ethel should dress up as GWAR.
Or – “I Like To Think This Crosses Over With The Old KISS Series…”
There’s something awesome and iconic about the world of Riverdale and Archie Comics. They’ve successfully persevered through nearly eight decades of progress, changing with the times while maintaining the core of their portrayals. I’m just worried that The Demon is going to steal BOTH Betty and ‘Ronnie from Arch.
(Hey, if anybody can do it, Gene Simmons can… Just ask Lois Griffin.)
KISS, one of the most influential rock and roll bands of all-time, with over 100 million albums sold worldwide, returns to comics later this year with two major projects from publishers Archie Comics and IDW Publishing, as announced today at the San Diego Comic-Con, the premiere pop culture event of the year. This marks the first time that two major publishers have entered into such a groundbreaking, simultaneous deal with such a popular property and trademark.