A new video promo for the upcoming Archie Meets KISS comic book crossover series is available for your viewing pleasure below. KISS comes to Riverdale to meet America's favorite teenagers! Will Gene try to pick up on Betty or Veronica? Quite possibly neither--it may be Sabrina!
When Riverdale is overrun by monsters bent on turning the town's residents into mindless zombies, can Archie and the gang join forces with the KISS crew to save the day? Or will Riverdale fall under the invaders' dangerous spell?
Featuring words by Alex Segura and art by superstar Dan Parent, ARCHIE #627, the first part of Archie Meets Kiss hits comic shops and the Archie Comics Digital App on 11/30. Reserve your copy now and watch as two pieces of Americana come together for the first time!
KISS Meets the Archies Comic Book unveiled at Comic-Con in San Diego; radio commercial for KISS Coffeehouse Anniversary Party
This from Vaneta Rogers at Newsarama.com: The Archie characters have survived a lot in their more than 70 years of publication, but things in Riverdale are sure to get interesting in November. KISS is coming to town.
"It's the biggest band in rock history crossing paths with Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and Sabrina," said Alex Segura, who's writing the four-issue story with art by Dan Parent. "Two major pieces of Americana joining forces for the first time."
It may seem like an odd pairing, to put the milkshake-sipping teens from Archie with a hard-rocking band like KISS. But the story, which begins in Archie #627, sees Riverdale invaded by monsters from another dimension. Their presence makes the town ripe for a visit by the KISS personas: Demon, Starchild, Spaceman and Catman.
"The Riverdale gang are looking to cast a protection spell to protect the town before Halloween," Segura said. "Of course, that means Sabrina is coordinating things. But when the spell goes awry and a cabal of dangerous monsters appear, who's going to stop them? Enter KISS. Can the Archies team up with the rock legends in time to save the town from the legion of monsters? Stay tuned. Oh, and zombies. There'll be zombies."
The story will also introduce a gang of four monsters that Segura said will "simultaneously frighten and amuse, and fans of pop culture stuffs will get a kick of them."
“KISS has a comic book history that spans almost four decades…but it was time to do things better than ever before,” said KISS founder Gene Simmons. “What’s bigger than two different companies sharing the KISS license? Archie and IDW will tell two unique and in-your-face tales of KISS, and we’re thrilled to be working with them on these projects.”
Here's a radio commercial for the 5th Anniversary part of the KISS Coffeehouse in Myrtle Beach, with Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer making an appearance: