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Writer: Chris Ryall Artist: Jamal Igle Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: June 13, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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  • 8.0
    Geekality - Dave Christian Jun 13, 2012

    Hats off to IDW on the start of this series. While it might not have the hype that surrounded thered ink laced with KISS members' blood like the Marvel books of the 1970's, this is truly a captivatingnew chapter in KISS marketing! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Jun 15, 2012

    This is not a perfect comic book. But Kiss issue 1 does open up to the possibility that a great world can continue from this good start. My only concern is that this comes from IDW. We all know how IDW gets some of the best-licensed characters and turns out the blandest stories. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Oct 11, 2016

    I enjoyed Kiss #1 way more than I thought I would. It doesn't reinvent the wheel in any way, but actually did mange to set up an interesting world and mystery that has a lot of potential to be as fun and odd and theatrical as Kiss deserves. It may not be the most original or inspired issue, but for fans of the band, or fans of old school over the top sci-fi, Kiss #1 delivers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 13, 2012

    Ryall coats the story concept in thick -- sometimes too thick -- explanation, giving the most uninformed comic book reader equal ground to stand on as those most devoted members of the aforementioned Army. There's a lot of information in this comic, a decent story with an intriguing cliffhanger, some great art and a nice hook for a neophyte like me. For more informed fans of the band, this book is littered with subtle and not-so-subtle winks, nods and homages. Taken as a comic book, this is a story unlike anything else that's going to be on the stands this week. Taken as a "KISS" comic, this is exactly what fans of the band have been waiting for: KISS fighting the good fight and looking stellar in doing so. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jun 13, 2012

    Oh boy. This one was a tough one for me. I'm a KISS fan, but I just didn't like KISS in this comic. I like the concepts and ideas, but seeing the band didn't feel right. There's an incredible amount of creative talent on this book from Igle and Rydall. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jun 13, 2012

    While not totally a waste, but definitely nothing groundbreaking, IDWs KISS #1 is a fun read, but really only worth forking over the cash for because of the art. Read Full Review

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