in the dream
our lips meet
as if they’ve always known each other
later i get trapped in metal elevators
crushing me, suffocating
i struggle to break free
but that moment we spend together
is what i recall
Blasting into your reality from the Summer of 1977, it’s a double-sized KISS Super Special from Marvel Comics! This Bronze Age treasure compiles interviews, a discography, and pics of the band with a multi-part Marvel Comics adventure penned by Steve Gerber.
As you appreciate the vivid red ink in this twisted tale, realize that the band mixed their own blood with the red ink at the print shop. If you own this book, you really do own a piece of KISS! Now THAT is Rock’n’Roll.
Our favorite thing about Marvel Comics Super Special #1 is the advertisement for Air Latveria. It promises you a visit to the land of Latverian enchantment to enjoy, among other things, “the famous outdoor gladiatorial robot matches.” YES! Where do we book the next flight out of here?!
– From Marvel Comics Super Special #1; 1977.
In the late 1990s, Image Comics put out 31 issues of Kiss Psycho Circus. Possibly a promotion for a Todd McFarlane line of licensed toys, Psycho Circus features some mind-shredding artwork from the Image studios. Look, if you like KISS, and you think seeing them as celestial beings of great power might kick some major ass, then this is right up your alley! A few of these issues have really solid stories, but mostly it’s about the WOW factor of the artwork. Dig some of these covers, splash panels, and 2-page spreads!
My Comic Shop has the single issues of Kiss Psycho Circus for about a buck a piece. There’s your sales pitch – now get on with blowing your mind!