Official Press Release
Legendary rock god and multi-media mogul, Gene Simmons, has partnered with Arcana Comics to debut the all new “Simmons Comics Anthology” at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The Anthology brings together the legendary comics originally created by Simmons Comics, which includes the first issue of ZipperTM, DominatrixTM and Gene Simmons House of HorrorsTM PLUS the first chapter of the all-new crossover event, “The Slave Trade”, where ZipperTM and DominatrixTM will face off against each other.
“We intend on using the finest artists and writers in the comic book medium,” says Simmons. “ZipperTM, DominatrixTM, and Gene Simmons House of HorrorsTM will be published throughout the year. For Comic-Con we thought we would do something special and give the fans a jam-packed ‘Simmons Comics Anthology’ featuring all of our comic book titles. This is just the beginning.”
Creator Gene Simmons himself will be doing a book signing on Friday, July 13th at 2:00 pm at Arcana Comics Booth #2415. Only 200 copies of the Anthology will be made available at Comic-Con. Fans will get the chance to meet Gene and get their photo taken with real life versions of DominatrixTM and ZipperTM – two of the star characters from Gene’s comic.
“Sean Patrick O’Reilly has been completely supportive and a great partner in our re-launch of Simmons Comics Group. As a lifelong fan boy, I’ve been madly in love with the medium ever since I was in my early teens and have continued to ravenously devour comics through the decades,” adds Simmons. “Along the way, I created our three comics – ZipperTM, DominatrixTM and Gene Simmons House of HorrorsTM. ZipperTM is an alien among us. DominatrixTM deals pleasure and pain, CIA meet T & A. Gene Simmons House of HorrorsTM consists of stories by some of the best talents in comics today.”
Fans will get the chance to see the debut of exclusive art from the Anthology and be the first to get their hands on a copy, which has art done by rising star Yannis Roumboulias and is written by Arcana writer, Erik Hendrix. To stay up to date on all news regarding Gene at San Diego Comic-Con and Arcana comics, as well as get a sneak peek at what’s in store, fans should make sure to like Arcana’s Facebook Page and follow on Twitter: @arcanastudio
About Arcana Studios
Arcana owns one of the world's largest libraries of graphic novels and comics, with over 250 original intellectual properties, hundreds of graphic novels, thousands of comic issues and a massive ever-growing library of characters. Taking a transmedia approach to brand building and storytelling, Arcana publishes graphic novels monthly in print and digitally distributes as well. Arcana has begun to extend their worlds and intellectual properties into live action feature films, animated features and episodic television series. Arcana Studio Inc. remains independent of major entertainment studio affiliation.
About Gene Simmons
Rock legend, TV star, multi-hyphenate entrepreneur, writer, lecturer, and guest of financial and news programs, Gene Simmons is one of the world’s most recognized personalities. With millions of fans on Twitter and Facebook and speaking five languages including, English, Hebrew, Hungarian, German, some Japanese and intending to learn Mandarin, Gene Simmons is the personification of today’s globally connected citizen and the ideal spokesperson for Ortsbo.
Simmons co-founded the legendary KISS over 38 years ago. The band has sold over 100 million CDs and DVDs worldwide, and continues to sell out stadiums and arenas around the world, breaking box-office records set by Elvis and the Beatles, and boasting over 3,000 licensed / merchandise items.
In addition to performing, Mr. Simmons has his own record company, Simmons / Universal Music, a joint venture between Universal Music and Belinda Stronach. He also discovered, signed, and produced the demo for Van Halen, and has managed the music career of Liza Minnelli, among others.
Outside of his music business endeavors, Mr. Simmons expanded his artistic explorations in the areas of TV and film. He has his own realty show on A&E, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, now in its seventh year of production, making it the longest running celebrity reality show of all time. He has also completed two seasons of his other show, Gene Simmons’ Rock School, for VH-1. In addition he created the show Mr. Romance for Oxygen, as well as his own cartoon, My Dad the Rock Star, for Nickelodeon’s NickToons.
As an actor, Simmons has co-starred in several motion pictures, among them Runaway (TriStar), Wanted: Dead or Alive (New World), and Extract (Miramax). He also served as co-producer of New Line Films’ Detroit Rock City.
Mr. Simmons is a Co-Founding Partner in CoolSpringsLife.com, a venture that provides estate planning for high net worth individuals exceeding $20 Million.
Other entrepreneurial accomplishments include his own book imprint, Simmons / Phoenix books, which published his NY Times Best Seller, SEX MONEY KISS, the LA Times Best Seller, LADIES OF THE NIGHT and the upcoming new book, GENE SIMMONS ART OF WAR and Mr. Simmons tours internationally on the lecture circuit.