Kiss: The Demon
A limited-run prequel to the ongoing Dynamite series, KISS: The Demon is aimed squarely at the teenage market (though you wonder how many teens today will have even heard of KISS). The main title is set in a dystopian future and The Demon sets out to explain how the world and its protagonists ended up in such a bad way. It takes place in Iowa as three fans form a band and set dark events in motion.
Corporate intrigue, love rivalries and the parent Kiss title loom large, and to begin with it’s all a bit of a romp. However, by issue 3 things have become muddled and the pace begins to stutter as Chu employs too many captioned time-jumps (“Two hours later”, “Almost exactly one year later”, etc), giving the impression of things being rushed and of too much being crammed into one issue.