Amy Chu and Edu Menna will write and draw KISS: THE END for Dynamite starting this April. While the band has announced an “End Of The Road Tour”, it’s not 100% clear this will be the final KISS comic book. In fact, that seems unlikely.
The press release follows:
Media Release — All good things must come to an end… and having a great build up helps! Dynamite Entertainment announces KISS: THE END, a rocking new series to celebrate the legendary eponymous band’s upcoming history-making farewell “End of the Road Tour.”
A young man finds himself possibly dead and wrangling with some of life’s most eternal questions. It’s a good thing he runs into Death, who sets him on a path to track down their own demon offspring. His prophetic guides in this quest are none other than the otherworldly KISS – The Starchild, The Demon, The Spaceman and The Catman. Their help will be needed, with plenty of peril along the way.
Writer Amy Chu (Red Sonja, Poison Ivy) returns to the franchise that she helped Dynamite launch with the breakout hit 2016 ongoing series. Joining her is electrifying artist Edu Menna (Twilight Zone, ZNation) and letterer Troy Peteri (Amazing Spider-Man, Witchblade)!
Fans have a choice between multiple show stopping covers. Stuart Sayger (Vampirella vs. Reanimator) returns following his jaw-dropping pieces for Bryan Edward Hill’s KISS: Blood and Stardust. Joining him is recent rising star Jorge Fornés (Batman, Magnus). Denis Medri (Red Hood/Arsenal) rounds out this setlist of cover artists. Plus of course a fourth option of classic KISS photos from their incredible library!
“I’m totally stoked to be back on KISS, especially for the final tour. And to be working with Edu Menna who drew my friend Craig Engler’s ZNation, it’s pretty awesome!,” said writer Amy Chu. “I’ll be incorporating parts of the actual tour and KISS history into the storyline, and expect lots of Easter eggs, just like in the previous Elder run!”
Artist Edu Menna shared, “I’ve listened to KISS since my teenage years and their Unplugged album is a favorite. I’ve followed Amy’s work and have had ‘envy’ of artists who partnered with her…finally my turn arrived! I always try to bring something new for each project. In this work I want to use my style combined with the elegance of the European masters. I hope fans enjoy what we’re putting together.”
“A lot of books have rock and a lot of books have roll, but none of them are going to combine the two like we are with this one. This is the first comic that is going to make your ears ring,” said editor Kevin Ketner. “So go hydrate, do some stretches, and get your LCS to pre-order your copy.”
KISS: The End #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ February 2019 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in April 2019. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies of the issue with their local comic book retailers. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more!
About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Project Superpowers – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.