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KISS Members Go Solo with IDW

Kelly Cassidy 12/12/2012 Reviews

No, the band is not breaking up. Again. For the bazillionth time.

The members of KISS are getting solo adventures in comic book form. IDW, who currnetly publishes a KISS comic, are letting each of the members have  their moment in the spotlight in a new series beginning in March 2013. IDW’s announcement says it all.

KISS Goes Solo!
A House Divided will Still Rock!

San Diego, CA (December 12, 2012) – 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.

Spread out across four dimension-shattering issues, this face-melting slew of hard-rocking comics tectonics kicks off with KISS SOLO: THE DEMON, a tale starring Gene Simmons’ classic alter ego, The Demon! Veteran KISS writer Chris Ryall and fan-favorite Kiss artist Angel Medina, rejoining the band for the first time since Kiss: Psycho Circus, weave another tale of epic bombast and explosive rock and paving the way for the accompanying tales of the Starchild, the Celestial, and the Catman!

“We’ve turned KISS into gangsters, barbarians and teenage girls so far in our KISS comics,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer, “but now it’s time to give everyone the unfettered KISS over these four issues. Issue one sees the Demon taking on none other than the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and no one draws widescreen apocalyptic action better than Angel Medina. It’s a thrill to have Angel back in the KISS fold.”

In addition to providing full art on issue one, Medina is on board for covers for all four parts of the solo series. To further give longtime fans a bit more, each issue’s storyline and title is culled from the original solo album songs, such as issue one’s “Radioactive.”

Continuing a comics partnership as fruitful as it is sonically booming, the solo series is a must-have for comics fans and members of the KISS Army. After all, rocking ‘n’ rolling all night and reading comics every day sounds like a pretty solid plan, doesn’t it?

KISS SOLO: THE DEMON (FC, 32 pages, $3.99). In stores 3/20/13
Diamond Code: JAN130393

So looks like we get to see more of the gang having some adventures but without their compatriots nearby! What do you think? Are you interested in KISS Solo or even just the main KISS title? Give us your feedback below!

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About The Author

Kelly Cassidy has been collecting comics for around 30 years and can actually list the first comic he bought with his own money. By day, he works as a technology manager and community leader in web technologies, presenting at web conferences around Canada. By night, he struggles to actually create the list of comics he owns as he keeps adding more to his collection. He also struggles with talking in third person.

  1. Scorp_Moonopoly 12/12/2012 at 11:38 pm

    lol people still really like kiss?

    • jeffhillwriter 12/13/2012 at 1:16 am

      I was going to ask the same thing, but that cover looks pretty kick ass.

    • Knighti2 12/13/2012 at 9:27 am

      People must. KISS still pops up all over and makes the band members tons of money. I dont think they are going away until they are dead. Even then we might still see them. :)

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