Archie Comics has provided CBR News with an exclusive preview of the first chapter of Alex Segura and Dan Parent's "Archie Meets Kiss." The storyline kicks off in "Archie" #627, in stores this week, and the publisher is joining forces with KISS co-founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley to celebrate with a signing at Golden Apple Comics in Hollywood, CA. The signing, also featuring Segura and Parent, takes place Wednesday, November 30 at 7PM, with wristbands available to the first 100 people to visit Golden Apple starting at 10AM.
Official Press Release
Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, founders of the legendary rock band KISS will be signing copies of ARCHIE MEETS KISS part 1 at L.A.'s Golden Apple Comics on Wednesday, Nov. 30 to mark the launch of the historic crossover. The signing will also feature the ARCHIE MEETS KISS creative team of superstar artist Dan Parent and writer Alex Segura.
“Archie Comics is a leading comic book publisher so when we decided to create ARCHIE MEETS KISS, it was only natural to work with one of the best in the business,” says KISS Co-Founder Gene Simmons. “Comic books are a staple in pop culture and fans are really going to enjoy this KISS series.”
The four part ARCHIE MEETS KISS crossover begins in the pages of ARCHIE #627, and unites the world's most popular group of teenagers with the larger-than-life rock heroes of KISS to fight off a band of dangerous monsters bent on turning Riverdale into a town of zombies.
"When Gene and Paul reached out to say they wanted to do a comic with Archie, we were ecstatic," said Archie Comics Co-CEO Jon Goldwater. "The Archies and KISS are key parts of pop culture. To see them together like this is amazing and will have fans talking for a long time. We're honored to be a part of it. This event is going to be epic!"
WHAT: ARCHIE MEETS KISS signing with KISS Co-Founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley Also featuring ARCHIE MEETS KISS creators Dan Parent and Alex Segura
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7pm
WHERE: Golden Apple Comics, 7018 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
NOTES: The first 100 fans at the signing will get a wristband allowing them to get one item signed by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons during the first hour of the event. They will only be signing copies of ARCHIE MEETS KISS. Dan Parent and Alex Segura will sign copies for fans for at least two more hours.