While frontman Gene Simmons has gained a reputation for being a bit of a jackass in recent years – the man did try to trademark the “metal horns” hand gesture after all – there’s no denying that KISS is one of the most legendary rock bands in existence. They still tour currently, and will still gladly rock your face off if you go to their show.
Manly, classic rock-loving hero that he is, it seems quite likely that Ash Williams from the Evil Dead franchise is a KISS fan. Rocking and rolling all night, and partying every day seems like it would be an activity Ash would very much be in favor of.
So, what does one do with two great tastes that have thus far never tasted great together? In the case of Dynamite Entertainment, they combine Ash and KISS into a crossover comic book series dubbed KISS Army of Darkness.
Issue one of KISS Army of Darkness will hit stores in February 2018, and that’s pretty good timing, considering that the long-delayed season 3 of Ash vs Evil Dead premieres on Starz on February 25th. Groovy.
Here’s the official synopsis for issue 1, courtesy of Bleeding Cool. “KISS is on top of the world and rocking faces until the night disciples of The Destroyer show up and the band disappears. With the tour canceled, a young Ash misses one of the most important events of his life that will change his destiny. Now the Chosen One has to get back on the right path.”
Presented below are the three variant covers for the debut issue of KISS Army of Darkness. They’re all pretty cool, but the third is my personal favorite. Ash doing the horns is something I needed in my life.