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After touring the world for ages, what else can KISS possibly accomplish? How about fighting the undead? That's what the rock stars will do in KISS: Zombies a new series debuting in November from Dynamite. Written by Ethan Sacks, illustrated by Rodney Buchemi, colored by Dijjo Lima, and lettered by Troy Peteri, the limited series goes into a full-blown zombie apocalypse.

Picking up decades after the fall of civilization, humans are now an endangered species isolated to strongholds such as the central New Detroit. These undead are attracted to sound, so music and all related iconography have been banned. Especially that of the greatest band in history. However, a group of teenagers are not going to live this way and set out on a quest to track down KISS! Who may ultimately be the ultimate weapon to turn the tide against the zombies! Sacks has described the series as a cocktail of Land of the Dead, A Quiet Place, Seven Samurai and even Footloose!

"In my two and a half decades as an entertainment journalist, one of my most proud achievements was interviewing Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley for a 40th anniversary retrospective of KISS," said writer Ethan Sacks. "After all, this was a band that had provided the soundtrack for much of my life, and their eerie black and white makeup aesthetic seared itself in my brain during my childhood when I first spied those album covers in an older cousin's record collection. So, all these years later, I jumped at the chance to write a KISS comic. Then my editor, Kevin Ketner, went and threw in zombies too. Allowing a George Romero uber-fan to pen a book about the undead is like waving slivers of brain in front of an actual zombie."

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"It's great to be back with KISS. The first series I did was a sensational experience," said artist Rodney Buchemi. "Working on Ethan's scripts has been great fun on every page and every panel. And of course, drawing zombies is fun!"

"With each new KISS series, we try and push the mythology of this iconic band even farther and surprise fans," said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. "We've been thinking over this zombies concept for a long time, but knew a great writer was needed to execute it as well as have the needed passion for both the band and the cultural hallmark of zombies. We literally could not have found a better match than Ethan, and we're honored to work with him as he expands his career to other publishers."

KISS: Zombies will feature covers by Arthur Suydam, Stuart Sayger, and interior artist Buchemi. There will also be a series of photo covers, pulled from the archives.

KISS: Zombies #1 is set for release in November 2019.

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James has a 2nd grade reading level and, as a result, only reads books with pictures. Horror is his 5th favorite genre right after romantic comedy and just before silent films. No one knows why he's here, but he won't leave.
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