Thursday, June 30, 2011

Kiss Comic Book is published by Marvel Comics

The Kiss Comic Book is published by Marvel Comics tributing the rock group Kiss on June 30, 1977.

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In 1977 Marvel Comics published a magazine-format full-color Kiss Comic Book presenting the band 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.

Marvel also published a second Kiss Comic Book in 1979 with much less fanfare.

In 1997, Image comics began publishing Todd McFarlane's Kiss: Psycho Circus, a much darker and mystical series than the previous Kiss comics. 31 issues were published.

In 2002, Dark Horse comics published a Kiss comic book authored by X-Men writer Joe Casey, which lasted for thirteen issues. Each issue was released in two versions, one with a drawn cover and one with a photo cover. The first four of these stories were later collected in a graphic novel entitled Rediscovery. On January 30 2007 it was announced that the KISS Comics Group, a joint venture between Platinum Studios and the band, would launch a new comic "KISS 4K" with an oversized $50 Destroyer Edition, at the Wizard World Los Angeles Convention in March and with an ongoing series to follow in May by writer Ricky Sprague and artist Kevin Crossley

Retro History for July 30 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 "Les Miserables," opens at Theatre Muzyczyny, Gdynia
1989 Attorney General Thornburgh orders Joseph Doherty deported to UK
1989 Congressman Lukins found guilty of having sex with a 16 year old girl
1989 NASA closes down tracking stations in Santiago, Chile and Guam
1989 N.Y. State Legislature passes Staten Island secession bill
1989 Sudan suspends interim constitution following coup
1988 "Sledge Hammer!" last aires on ABC-TV
1988 Brooklyn dedicates a bus depot honoring Jackie Gleason
1988 Chicago agrees to build a new stadium so White Sox won't move to Fla
1987 Emmy 14th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 8th time
1987 Patrik Sjoberg of Sweden set a new world record in high jump
1986 Georgia sodomy law upheld by Supreme Court (5-4)
1985 "King and I" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 191 performances
1985 39 remaining hostages from Flight 847 are freed in Beirut
1985 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1985 Los Angeles Dodger Pedro Gonzalez sets NL record of 15 home runs in June
1984 Failed coup by cocaine growers in Bolivia
1984 Last sixpence minted in Great Britain (in use since 1551)
1984 Longest pro football game, Los Angeles Express beats Michigan Panthers 27-21 in USFL playoffs, games lasts 93 minutes 33 seconds
1982 "Lena Horne: Lady, Music" closes at Nederlander New York City after 333 performances
1982 Federal Equal Rights Amendment fails 3 states short of ratification
1982 Orbiter Challenger (OV-099) rolled out at Palmdale
1982 New Jersey NHL franchise officially named Devils by fan balloting, runner-up names are Blades, Meadowlanders and Americans
1981 China's Communist Party condemns late Mao Tse-tung's policy
1980 West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt visits Moscow

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979, Tubeway Army started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Are 'Friends' Electric'. The song by Gary Numan was the first electronic/synthesizer-based record to become a hit in the post-punk era.
1979 "Got To Go Disco" closes at Minskoff Theater New York City after 8 performances
1979 Johnny Rotten and Joan Collins appear together on BBC's Juke Box Jury
1978 English prince Michael marries baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz
1978, United Artists released The Buzzcocks single 'Love You More', at 1 minute 29 seconds it was the second shortest single ever released. Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs 1960 hit 'Stay' was the shortest hit at one minute 28 seconds.
1978 Giants' Willie McCovey becomes 12th to hit 500 home runs
1978 Larry Doby becomes manager of Chicago White Sox
1977 Jimmy Carter cans B-1A bomber later "B-1's the B-52"
1977 Marvel Comics publish "Kiss book" tributing rock group Kiss
1977 U.S. Railway Post Office final train run, New York to Washington D.C.
1977 Yankee DH Cliff Johnson hit 3 consecutive home runs in Toronto
1976 John Walker of New Zealand sets record for 2000 m, 4:51.4
1975 Cher, just 4 days after divorcing Sonny Bono marries Gregg Allman
1975 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Bugner in Malaysia
1975 University of California reports galaxy 3C123 at 8 billion light years distance
1974 2nd du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Carole Jo Skala
1974 Petty thief Peter Leonard sets fire to cover burglary that torches "Gulliver's" nightclub killing 24 (Port Chester New York)
1974 Soviet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects to west
1973 "Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour," TV Variety; debut on ABC
1973 Biggest U.S. tanker "Brooklyn" christened (230,000 ton)
1973 Observers aboard Concorde jet observe 72-minute solar eclipse
1972 1st leap second day; also 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985
1972 Cincinnati Reds are 11 games back in NL, and go on to win pennant
1971 Biesheuvel government forms
1971 Ohio becomes 38th state to approve of lower voting age to 18, thus ratifying 26th amendment
1970 Brazil beats Italy 4-1 in soccer's 9th World Cup at Mexico City
1970 Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium opens, Braves beat Reds 8-2

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Derek Clayton of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:34
1969 Spain cedes Ifni to Morocco
1968 E German party leader Ulbricht receives "Order of October Revolution"
1968 Gaullists win French parliamentary election, 358 of 458 chairs
1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1967 Major Robert H Lawrence, Jr. named 1st black astronaut
1967 Moise Tsjombe kidnapped to Algeria
1967 Phillies Cookie Rojas pitches, plays 9th position since joining Phils
1966 Beatles land in Tokyo for a concert tour
1966 Leopoldville Congo is renamed Kinshasa
1966 Richath Helms, promoted from deputy director to 8th director of CIA
1966 Test cricket debut of Derek Underwood, vs. WI Trent Bridge, wicketless
1966 Vice Admiral William F Raborn, Jr., USN, ends term as 7th director of CIA
1965 NFL grants Atlanta Falcons a franchise
1964 Centaur 3 launch vehicle fails to make Earth orbit
1964 Last United Nations troops leave Congo
1963 Cardinal Montini elected Pope Paul VI, 262nd head of RC Church
1963 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Carvel Ladies Golf Open
1962 17th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Murle Lindstrom
1962 French Foreign Legion leaves Algeria
1962 Los Angeles Dodger Sandy Koufax no-hits New York Mets, 5-0
1962 Premier Ben Khedda disbands Algerian Liberation Army fighters
1962 Rwanda and Burundi become independent
1961 Buddy Rogers beats Pat O'Conner in Chicago, to become NWA champ
1961 Explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit
1960 U.S. stops sugar import from Cuba
1960 Zaire (formerly Belgian Congo) declares independence from Belgium

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 During a game in Wrigley Field, 2 balls were in play at same time
1958 "No Chemise, Please" by Gerry Grenahan peaks at #24
1958 Dutch Government of Drees ends obligatory dismissal of married teachers
1956 "Pipe Dream" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 245 performances
1956 "Shangri-La" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 21 performances
1956 Lenins politics testament (1923) published in Moscow
1956 United DC-7 and TWA collide over Grand Canyon killing 128
1955 "Johnny Carson Show," debuts on CBS-TV
1954 Largest check: Internal U.S. Treasury check at $4,176,969,623.57
1954 Yank pitcher Tom Morgan ties record by hitting 3 batters in 1 inning This was also Bobby Brown's last game; he retired to become a doctor
1953 1st Corvette manufactured
1952 "Guiding Light" soap opera moves from radio to TV
1952 Hussein Sirri Pasha forms Egyptian government
1951 "Victor Borge Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1951 NAACP begins attack on school segregation and discrimination
1950 U.S. General MacArthur visits front in South Korea and asks for U.S. troops

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