KISS has a kid-friendly comic book?!?
KISS is set to debut a children-friendly comic book series dubbed KISS Kids. Okay, let me take a moment to wrap my mind around this. The same band that had my 12-year-old self singing Love Gun -- "You pulled the trigger on my ... Love Gun!" -- is now deliberately trying to cater to tots? Hmmm.
According to Comicsalliance.com, "KISS Kids re-imagines bassist Gene Simmons' stage persona 'The Demon' as 'Li'l Demon'; guitarist Ace Frehley's 'Spaceman' as 'Spacey'; drummer Peter Criss' 'Catman' as 'Catkid'; and singer Paul Stanley's 'Starchild' as, well, 'Starchild,' since that works just fine." (Presumably without the open shirt and mats of chest hair.)
"KISS is used to rocking and rolling all night and partying every day, but back when they were little'uns, those things only happened around nap time," said Chris Ryall, co-writer of KISS Kids with Tom Waltz.
Oh yeah. He really said that. Great gods of thunder!
KISS Kids issue No. 1 goes on sale this fall in stores and from ComiXology.