For those of you who don't know, I am a child of the '70's, so to say I am a KISS is an understatement. I am one of many original KISS fans. What's this got to do with comics you ask? Well, the art form of comics have kept the 4 characters that make up KISS alive and well for the past few decades. Sure they still make music now and then, but comics keep the Myths that is KISS alive and well. I mean where else are you going to get an illustrated story about the Catman or Demon?
KISS Forever is a 48 page comic published by Dynamite telling a small tale from the lives of these 4 brothers. Brothers who are immortal and have had dealings with mankind since the dawn of man. Chapter 1, goes back to the time of prehistoric man and their ways of hunting to provide food for their clan. So, naturally this story involved the Catman.
In Chapter 2, we are in Ancient Rome and it is a time where traditional Romans wanted the days of old to return, so they made a deal with the gods of death to purify Rome, only to release Doom across the streets of Rome. It was up to the Demon to set things right. History would blame this destruction as Rome burned on Emperor Nero of course.
Chapter 3 stars a Captain of the 7 seas looking for his soul that was trapped in the star stone. Once he claims it, he can break free of his curse. I wonder whose soul was in the STAR stone. HMMMMM?
Finally in Chapter 4, we are introduced to the Starman as he has to interfere in the Apollo 13 mission to prevent the crew from finding a metamorphic change on the Moon's surface. Anyone who has studied history knows that the brave men of Appolo 13 made it back home safely after their rocket had a technical malfunction causing them to abort their mission.
The writing of KISS Forever is solid and the artwork is beyond phenomenal! If you are a KISS fan, you will love the book. If you are a comic fan who loves great writing as well as fantastic artwork, you to, will love this book. I give this comic a strong and perfect rating of 10 out of 10 stars. Do yourself a favor and pick up your copy today. Until next time, get your READ on!