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Gene Simmons Introduces Self-Titled Superhero Comic Series

The KISS rocker will promote his new set of comics at San Diego Comic Con

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: July 10th, 2012 in Culture » Society » News

Gene Simmons Introduces Self-Titled Superhero Comic Series

Gene Simmons never seems to surprise. The supposed shock-rocker has led a successful band for decades, stars in a reality TV series, has branded everything from mini golf courses to coffee shops with KISS logos, and has now revealed a self-titled comic book series.

KISS recently appeared in a special ‘Archie’ series, but the life-long comic book “geek” could not be more excited about his new comic venture and the recent popularity of comic book superheroes in pop culture.

"In simple terms, we've won," Simmons told USA Today

"When I was growing up, they used to make fun of us: ''Oh, that comic-book funny-animal stuff.' Really? Comic books have surpassed almost all other forms of literature because superheroes have taken the place of cowboys as the great mythic American character.

"They have secret identities and individual problems - no different than the Greek gods who were vain and jealous and fought with each other. The Greeks had their gods, and we have our comic books."

In Simmons’ new comic book series, many interesting characters will be introduced including a hero dressed in leather (sound familiar?) and a female lead that frequently finds herself “hot and bothered”.

"It's never enough for me just to have a thing in my mind," he explained. "I want to hold it, play with it. It becomes part of your everyday life, the bobblehead you keep on your office table and all that other fun stuff.

"Plus, if you're a big fan of a character or a superhero, you want to wear the T-shirt and proudly arch your back and say, 'Yeaaah. That''s the real me inside.'''

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