Published on December 18th, 2019 | by Kevin Given


Review: Kiss Zombies #2

“The Garden has definitely changed since we last played here.” – Ace Frehley.

This issue opens decades in the future at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Our heroes are fleeing only to run smack dab into the Kings of the Nighttime World. The rock stars lead them through a secret entrance in an attempt to escape from the zombies, but it’s a futile gesture as the zombies are one step ahead of them.

The Creative Team:

Ethan Sacks brings our heroes full force in step with their favorite rock band. Something that I had been hoping for but not seeing in the past few Kiss comics, the band actually playing an important part in the story, not just making cameos as everyone else steps up to the plate. I’m loving this direction as Gene Simmons belts out God of Thunder while taking on the zombies. Gene sends the rest of the band along with the series protagonists out of the building to escape while he stays behind and has a plan up his sleeve to distract the zombies. Great stuff includes the Catman taking out a zombie that attacked Ace and Gene’s ability to outmaneuver the zombies and catch up to his bandmates.

Rodney Buchemi brings a certain vibrancy to the proceedings. The art isn’t too dark and brooding, nor is it cartoony, it’s the right blend of horror and realism that this title needs Highlights include Gene’s leap off Madison Square Garden and the final splash page.

In Conclusion:

Kiss comics keep getting better as each one comes out. Here the band is more involved in the story than the previous two tales of Kisstory. We get the right blend of action and desperation as the zombies vastly outnumber humans and Kiss is needed to take out the threat. The tension is strong and so are the character’s will to survive. The conclusion to this issue leads us to wonder what’s in store for the next volume, a great read and I’m looking forward to the next issue ***1/2 (8.7 rating)

Kiss Zombies #2

Writer – Ethan Sacks

Art – Rodney Buchemi

Colors – Dijjo Lima

Letters – Troy Peteri

Publisher – Dynamite

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About the Author

Kevin Given has studied with "Longridge Writers Group" and "Writer's Boot Camp" a speech/communications major from the University of Maine Presque-Isle/Orono sites. He has created the "Karl Vincent Vampire Hunter" franchise which includes 2 novels and 8 comic books. They can be found on amazon, Indyplanet and Kindle. For a limited time you can get digital copies of "Karl Vincent: Vampire hunter" #1 and "Files of Karl Vincent" #1 for free on Indyplanet. Kevin is producing the third novel in the series "Dracula Rising" (working title) and developing "Foul Blood" into comic book form.

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