Dark Horse Comics has announced plans to publish an all-new line of comic books based on the rock band KISS. The first of four KISS projects - THE DEMON, STARCHILD, SPACE ACE and CAT MAN - will begin publication late next spring.
"KISS has always been about defying the odds," says the band's Gene Simmons. "KISS has always been guilty as charged of making a complete spectacle of itself - you're damn right we do! I can't think of a better place to have a partner in crime than Mike Richardson and Dark Horse."
According to Dark Horse, Simmons will maintain an active role in the making of the comics, overseeing the creative direction and working with Dark Horse to select the writers and artist for each project.
"KISS has a long history in comics," says Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson. "Gene has built an entertainment phenomenon that commands attention and creates excitement wherever he takes it. We intend to continue that tradition by bringing to life KISS stories that every true fan will appreciate."
The most recent KISS comics were published by Todd McFarlane Productions for Image Comics.