Rock group KISS invades another territory beyond music. The music act has partnered with comic-book production company Platinum Studios to create their very own Comic Book company.
The comic-book entertainment company, called the Kiss Comics Group, run by KISS leaders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. The company will kick off with a book, "Kiss 4K," and eventually venture out into platforms such as mobile, online, film, television and licensed merchandise products.
"Kiss 4K," the story of the transformation of Simmons, Stanley and other KISS band members from rock stars to world-protecting warrior spirits, will debut as the world's largest comic-book, priced at $50. It will be the first comic-book-based property to simultaneously launch all of its merchandise in the U.S., France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
Eventually, a new Kiss comic involving characters King of All Beasts, Demon, Starchild and Celestial will appear weekly online at Kisscomicsgroup.com. "Kiss 4K" will be unveiled at the Wizard World convention in Los Angeles in March later this year.
The second title is expected to be "Kiss Girls," which features four teenagers who "talk about shopping and are about as dysfunctional as anyone until something happens to them and they get to wear the KISS makeup and look good doing it," Simmons said.