Thursday, October 20, 2016

Comic Book Review: KISS #1

Aside from onstage brandishing their instruments amidst a backdrop of explosions, fire, and smoke, there's no place more appropriate for KISS to be at home than starring in their own comic book. Amy Chu's KISS #1 is proof that there are still creative channels to travel down for Starchild, the Demon, the Spaceman, and the Catman even after several previous comic book adventures through Marvel, Dark Horse, Platinum Image, IDW, and even Archie Comics. Her tale of mysticism and science fiction picks up the perfect amount of momentum in the first issue to keep readers interested in coming back for more.

KISS #1 opens in a futuristic world without sun and a world without heroes. Four young friends embark on a dangerous mission - to uncover the truth about the mysterious Council of Elders and their underground home, the city of Blackwell. But first they need some help from the past...

Amy Chu pens KISS #1. Kewber Baal provides the striking art.

KISS #1 is rated T+ for Teen Plus. I'm really not entirely sure why. There's less here than we see in any of the mainstream DC Comics titles. I guess we'll see how things unfold in issue #2.

KISS #1 is available now in print and digital editions.