Comic Book Review: KISS Forever Special


The Starchild, the Demon, the Spaceman, and the Catman all get their times to shine in the KISS Forever Special. Each of the rock group's superheroes are featured in solo tales that takes the reader from the dawn of time to the depths of outer space. All of the stories are around 10 to 12 pages long and leave you wanting more. The artwork is fabulous and gives you a lot to take in visually. It will be interesting to see how these tales might tie into the Amy Chu-penned flagship KISS title.


Go back to the stone age with the Catman! See the Demon visit the Roman Empire! The Starman sails the seas during the age of piracy...and the Spaceman silently witnesses a journey to the moon! It's four immortal beings interacting with humanity during four distinct chapters of history in the KISS Forever Special.


I could see Dynamite doing a monthly anthology book having four mini -stories in each issue, giving each band member their time in the spotlight. Imagine a sort of Twilight Zone or Tales from the Crypt featuring the trials and tribulations of the icons of KISS.


I wanted to make mention of how great Yildiray Cinar's cover art is for the KISS Forever Special. It reminds me very much of Marvel Comics' cover for KISS's debut in 1977's Marvel Super Special. Cinar's work has that same energy and allure that Alan Weiss and Gary Morrow captured on that iconic cover, which is pictured above.


The KISS Forever Special is rated T+ for Teen Plus. The issue contains violence and frightening and intense scenes. Probably the scariest and most disturbing of the stories is that of the Demon. The tale certainly reflects his name and persona.


Erik Burnham wrote the KISS Forever Special. Daniel HBR illustrates the issue. It was released on May 31st through Dynamite Comics. The book is 48 pages long.

The KISS Forever Special is available now in print and digital editions.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟 and a half

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