Explore the Secret History of KISS in Dynamite's Latest Graphic Novel

Before the underground city of Blackwell, before the cybernetic enforcers known as the Keepers of the Peace, there was the MUSIC. In a small town in Iowa, three young KISS fans - Sam, Milo, and Kimi - meet at a concert and form their own band. When Sam's obsession with KISS, and especially The Demon, takes a new and potentially dangerous twist, the journey that's meant to change their lives might just change the fate of the world!

Co-written by series writer and comics superstar Amy Chu (Poison Ivy) and Erik Burnham (Back to the FutureGhostbusters), with art by Eman Cassallos (Jennifer BloodVampirella), KISS: The Demon (9781524103682, $15.99) will feature the band's iconic bassplayer and co-founder himself, Gene Simmons, in his own miniseries!

"I am so excited to collaborate on The Demon with friend and fellow writer Erik Burnham. He's written a ton of great stuff: X-FilesScarlet Spider, and Ghostbusters for Marvel, IDW, Image, and others," says co-writer Amy Chu. "I figured this was a great opportunity to tell a really different kind of story, and it's awesome that Dynamite is letting us do it! Our aim is to build an incredible backstory for the current KISS series, and answer a lot of the origin questions (like, 'Who is Mr. Blackwell?'), and push the envelope of the KISS comics franchise."

"KISS has never just been a band. Our comic book history has been long and proud and has spanned decades, and now with Dynamite Entertainment, we intend to go even further," says Gene Simmons. "When we get a great writer and artist team, we know better than to micromanage. We stay out of the way. Everyone involved wanted to take our personas and do classic KISS comic books, and with Amy Chu writing, this will be an adventure the fans will absolutely love."

"I will reiterate, Gene is a rock star in every sense, and an incredible storyteller and showman. I couldn't think of a better way to expand our line of KISS comics than to tackle stories of the individual characters," said CEO and publisher, Nick Barrucci. "The Demon is one of the most iconic characters in music and comics, and a great candidate for the first spinoff series. The fact that we could keep Amy on-board, co-writing with Erik Burnham and joined by our very own Eman Cassallos, helps continue the quality that we're establishing with the main KISS series."

KISS: The Demon (9781524103682, $15.99) will release July 2017. For a preview of the graphic novel, see below.


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