Kiss: The De­mon

Comic Heroes - - Comics We Rate - Rob Lane

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.

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