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Though they may be known for their blood-spewing theatrics and hard rock riffs, the leaders of chart-topping band KISS also have a long legacy in comic books — one that continues today with “Archie Meets KISS,” the four-part story that launched this week in “Archie” #627. In celebration, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley showed up in the CBR TV Studios in LA earlier this week (sans makeup) to discuss the project and their long-standing connection to the comics medium.
And the rockers don’t plan on letting their four color legacy end with the gang in Riverdale. The pair teased plans for a project with IDW Publishing involving superhero comic books and Simmons noted, “At the same time I was talking with Jim Lee and the DC folks about doing something with ‘KISS DC’ — Superman meets KISS and all that kind of stuff, which would be exciting.” When reached for comment,
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