Amy Chu Gives A Dynamite Kiss
Oct 18, 2016
KISS is back! Back to the future, that is, in a dark sci-fi adventure. In a world without sun and a world without heroes, four young friends embark on a dangerous mission: to uncover the truth about the mysterious Council of Elders and their underground home, the city of Blackwell. But first they need some help from the past. Thus begins the next chapter for the band KISS, whose origins of KISS comic books date almost as far back as the inception as the band itself, having been an integral part of comics culture since their 1977 appearance in Howard the Duck #12 and 1978's Marvel Comics Super Special: Kiss. Today, nearly 40 years later, Dynamite Entertainment publishes the next chapter in the band's legacy, with all-new stories. Read what Amy Chu has to say about her new stint as writer on the KISS comic book for Dynamite Entertainment!
Amy Chu: "What is the power of KISS? I was having breakfast recently with the fabulous writer Kelly Sue DeConnick. When she found out I was writing this series, it was like firecrackers had been set off in the restaurant, she was so excited. So I'm doing this not just for the hardcore fans (like Kelly Sue) but also the new ones, like her children. It's a huge challenge. KISS is iconic. Legendary. It's global and cross-generational. So much has been done before with KISS in comics, a LOT of fun and crazy stuff, so for this series, I thought, why not go more serious? For research, I hunkered down and listened to the 1981 album Music from The Elder several times. Like the movie Blade Runner which came out around the same time, people didn't know what to make of it. If that album came out now, I think it would be entirely different reception. So this storyline is more focused on mythology, heroism, and legend, and inspired by themes, lyrics, and song titles from that album."
KISS #1 (AUG161481) is in comic shops October 19.