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ARCHIE MEETS KISS DEBUTS - GENE SIMMONS & PAUL STANLEY signing in LA with the creative team!


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12/1/2011 11:39 AM RssIcon

By Steven Scott

Yesterday was the day we’ve all been waiting for – The debut of Archie Meets KISS! To kick off this exciting occasion, writer Alex Segura and artist Dan Parent were joined by KISS co-founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley for a signing in LA in what can only be described as unforgettable. The fans were lined up down the block outside Golden Apple Comics, some having camped out overnight, anxiously awaiting the arrival of the rock legends. Sporting KISS shirts and a few with tattoos signifying their allegiance to the KISS Army, the star struck crowd got their comics signed and posed for pictures with the talented gentlemen.

The fans weren’t the only ones who took notice of the occasion. Several news outlets reported on the premiere of this soon-to-be-classic crossover event including Comic Vine who scored it 5 out of 5 stars and proclaimed “It's the most fun I've had with a comic in quite some time. I highly recommend this issue.” CNN Geek Out wrote “This book left me wanting to know what happens next,” and Kotaku spotlighted it on their list of This Week’s Most Interesting Comics! MTV Geek also highlighted it as one of the best titles coming out this week and remarked, "This should be fun," and calling it "essential reading." Things From Another World called Archie Meets KISS “a blast” and “a really fun romp!” iFanboy included the Francesco Francavilla's variant cover as one of the best covers of the week. Big Shiny Robot praised it with, "The awesomeness dial is turned up to 11!" IGN acknowledged the comic by stating, “There's definitely something to be said for an Archie story that works outside the box like this one,” and finished with, “Archie has never rocked harder.” Inside Pulse's commented that the issue was "a fun, entertaining comic that gives the reader exactly what they should want and expect." CraveOnline sums it up with, “something no true comic book geek could walk away from,” and “It’s just too awesome to not be in love with.” All that plus an interview on CBR TV with Gene and Paul to round out the wave of press! Following that a second interview with CBR TV was posted, this time with the creative team.

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