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KISS Fine Art Lithograph – Signed By Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, Out this Week

KISS Fine Art Lithograph – Signed By Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley

Art: Goni Montes
Price: $299.99

SIGNED BY GENE SIMMONS AND PAUL STANLEY! You wanted the best, you got the best! Legendary rock band Kiss is brought to life by Go?i Montes in this iconic pop-art inspired illustration created for the launch of Kiss #1. This high-quality lithograph measures 18″ x 24″ and is composed of high-grade 100# LYNX Ultra Smooth stock, the perfect measure of durability to ensure its proud owner’s enjoyment for years to come. Packaged individually in its own protective tube to guarantee safe shipping and handling!

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It’s a new week and Wondercon has come and gone. What announcement did you like? What’s coming out this week that’s got you excited?

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The Verge – Gene Simmons producing Kiss and Hello Kitty mashup for ‘My Little Pony’ networkI can’t tell if this is an April Fool’s joke, or not.

ArtsBeat – ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ Has a Strong StartWe’ll see how well this does.

The Mary Sue – X-Men: Days of Future Past To Be Banshee-Less, Possibly Havok-LessWhen is there too many characters?

ComicBook – Justice League Dark Movie Will Feature Blonde Constantine Wonder if this is the next franchise DC needs?
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Talking Comics – B.P.R.D. Vampire #1

Bleeding Cool – Time Warp #1

Bleeding Cool – Witch Doctor Mal Practice #5

KISS Goes Solo!

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!

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

Simmons Comics Anthology Coming This January!

Arcana Comics and Simmons Comics Group have given a release date for Simmons Comics Anthology Vol 1, 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 Zipper, Dominatrix, and Gene Simmons House of Horrors:

We intend on using the finest artists and writers in the comic book medium. 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 – Zipper, Dominatrix and Gene Simmons House of Horrors.

Simmons Comics Anthology Volume 1 features the first chapter of Zipper, Dominatrix, and Gene Simmons House of Horrors, PLUS the first chapter of the all new crossover event, Zipper Versus Dominatrix: The Slave Trade, written by Erik Hendrix with art from Yannis Roumboulias.

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
ISBN: 978-1-77135-066-2
DIAMOND CODE: DEC12 0812
PRICE: $19.95

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.

SDCC 2012 – Arcana and Gene Simmons Relaunch Simmons Comics Group

Today, Arcana Comics has announced that they’re teaming up with Gene Simmons to relaunch Simmons Comics Group at San Diego Comic-Con. The first book Simmons Comics Anthology will debut on Friday, June 13th with a book signing at 2:00 pm in Arcana Comics booth #2415.

The Anthology brings together comics originally created by Simmons Comics, and includes the first issues of Zipper, Dominatrix and House of Horrors plus the first chapter of the all-new crossover event, The Slave Trade, where Zipper and Dominatrix will face off against each other. The Slave Trade features art from Yannis Roumboulias and is written by Arcana writer, Erik Hendrix who will be on hand during the convention to celebrate the relaunch.

Gene Simmons himself will be doing a book signing on Friday the 13th at 2 pm at Arcana Comics booth #2415.  Only 200 copies will be made available at Comic-Con of the Anthology. Fans will get the chance to meet Gene and get their photo taken with real life versions of Dominatrix and Zipper.

Legendary Rock Group KISS Returns To Comics With Projects At Archie, IDW Publishing

Official Press Release

KISS MASTERMINDS GENE SIMMONS AND PAUL STANLEY JOIN FORCES WITH PUBLISHERS FOR MINI-SERIES, MAJOR STORYLINE

July 21, 2011 (San Diego, CA) 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 yesterday 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.

No stranger to the comic book medium, KISS’ latest foray into four-color adventures will build on the group’s epic and unparalleled legacy, which continues to grow among the band’s fanbase – also known as the KISS Army.

“KISS has a comic book history that spans almost four decades…but it was time to do things better than ever before,” said KISS founder Gene Simmons. “What’s bigger than two different companies sharing the KISS license? Archie and IDW will tell two unique and in-your-face tales of KISS, and we’re thrilled to be working with them on these projects.”

KISS arrives in Riverdale this November in the pages of ARCHIE #627, which kicks off the four-part “ARCHIE MEETS KISS” storyline, written by Archie’s own Executive Director of Publicity and Marketing, Alex Segura, and featuring art by Archie superstar Dan Parent. When one of Sabrina’s spells goes awry and a cabal of monsters invade the town, the Archie gang and KISS join forces to try and save the day. Full of adventure, humor and – of course – rock, the story is certain to appeal to fans of the band and the Riverdale gang.

“We’re ecstatic to team up with Gene, Paul and the entire KISS Army for this project,” said Archie Comics Co-CEO Jon Goldwater. “KISS is such a huge part of Americana and that goes hand-in-hand with Archie and friends. We’re honored and excited to help bring KISS back to comics in a huge way.

“This is a unique arrangement but one that we’re proud to be a part of. IDW – like Archie – know their audience and create high-quality and mass-appeal product. We’re looking forward to bringing two great KISS comic series out in the coming months that’ll appeal to the biggest audience possible.”

IDW’s KISS series will kick off in a very special way in 2012. “Having done comics with Gene Simmons for a number of years already, I’m ecstatic to now be involved fully with the ‘hottest band in the world,’” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer. “We’ve found a very unique way to launch our KISS comics, and have big plans for the series that we’ll be revealing soon. I look forward to bringing KISS back to comics in a huge way!”

Ryall added “I think this is the first time two comic publishers have shared a license at the same time, and I’m happy that setting this precedent are Archie and IDW. We both have very different audiences and distribution methods to reach our unique audiences, as well as both of us reaching traditional comics fans, too. We’ll be able to reach all ages of the KISS Army in ways never before equaled. We’re both ready to rock and roll (all night).”