Thursday, May 26, 2011

Today In KISStory 1977

The  blood KISS had "donated" is mixed with the ink at Borden Ink Plant,  Depew, NY, for the first KISS Marvel Comic.

Marvel Comics  published a magazine-format full-color comic book presenting the band as  superheroes. Blood from each band member was drawn by a registered  nurse, witnessed by a notary public, and poured into the vats of red ink  used for printing the comic at Marvel's Borden Ink plant in Depew, New  York.

A subsequent rumor maintained that, due to a mix-up at the  printers', the batch of red ink containing the blood of KISS members was  actually used for a print run of Sports Illustrated magazine and did  not end up in the Marvel Comic as intended.