Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, and the other guys who make up KISS are heading back into the comic-book biz:
The co-venture aims to be more than a publisher; it plans to expand the comic-book characters’ images onto multimedia platforms including print, mobile, online, film, television and licensed merchandise.
First up from the KCG will be “Kiss 4K,” the story of Simmons, Stanley and other band members’ transformation from rock stars to world-protecting warrior spirits. “4K” will be released in March as a 3-foot comic priced at $50, with an intent to make it the largest comic book ever published. It will be followed by merchandise including apparel, video games and comic strips for cell phones.
We can’t wait for the second installment, which will be about how one man transformed himself from a world-protecting warrior spirit into a curmudgeonly father who must answer every last e-mail he gets. Bonus: Mixed in with the ink will be actual bits of drool mined from Gene’s keyboard!
Kiss Seals Comics Deal with Platinum Studios [Reuters via NYT]
Earlier: Calling Dr. Love: Checking In With Gene Simmons’ Fan-Mail Missives