Published on July 31st, 2017 | by Kevin Given0
Review: Kiss/Vampirella #3
“Bye ladies, you drop by anytime you like.” – Gene Simmons
Kiss jams with Witchkraft, ‘nuff said! This issue opens with Kiss in the audience, in full make-up, of a Witchkraft concert. Ace retorts “Finally, some good music.”
The Creative Team:
Christopher Sebella finally has Kiss meeting Witchkraft face to made-up face. Gene and Vampirella get to interact as they discuss what’s happening to all the L.A. based bands. One band, The Empire, switched to soft rock and now calls themselves The Breeze. The fun here is watching Kiss and Witchkraft jam together on stage, reliving the L.A. rock scene from the ‘70’s in style. I only wish that there was some sort of actual soundtrack with the bands playing on it. Maybe Joan Jett could sub for Vampirella and Chrissie Hynde would also be in it (just one of my little rock and roll fantasies.) After Vampirella must split the scene because of an old foe (no spoilers here) the boys in Kiss head to the production company to try and get a meeting with The Breeze. They get a warm reception, but instead of meeting the band, the record producers have other ideas.
Annapaola Martello gives us great visuals especially with the two bands jamming together. It is clearly the highlight of this issue and reading it made me want to pull out my old Kiss and Runaways (the closest I can come to duplicating Witchkraft) CD’s and jamming out to them. The energy Annapaola brings to each concert scene made me want to get up and dance myself. Gene, naturally, flirts with the girls and the moment when Vampi spreads her wings is a highlight to this issue. I could almost hear the envy in Gene’s thoughts as he must have been thinking I wish I could do that!
The story gets better with each issue as Rock and Roll comes alive within the pages of this comic book and certain people turn out to be something other than what we thought they were. Who can Vampirella trust as she’s misunderstood in her early days on earth? Why are rock bands disappearing and others switching formats? We must wait until the next issue to find out!
Writer – Christopher Sebela
Art – Annapaola Martello
Color – Valentina Pinto
Letters – Troy Peteri
Publisher – Dynamite Entertainment
Publication date – August 2017