Saturday, June 30, 2012

Today In KISStory - 1977

Today In KISStory - June 30, 1977: KISS releases their first comic book.

Marvel Comics published the magazine-format full-color comic book presenting KISS 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.

Rumor has it that the comic ink that contained KISS' blood was mistakenly put into a copy of Sports Illustrated magazine and did not end up in the Marvel Comic as was intended by the band.