KISS and Platinum Studios Create New Worldwide Comic Book Entertainment Joint Venture: KISS Comics Group

First KISS Comic Released Will Be the World's Largest Comic Book

Jan 30, 2007, 00:00 ET from Platinum Studios, Inc.

    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Platinum Studios, Inc.
 (, an entertainment company that controls the
 world's largest independent library of comic book characters, and KISS
 Catalog Ltd., the billion-dollar merchandising empire created and managed
 by original members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, announced the creation
 of a new worldwide comic book entertainment company, the KISS Comics Group
 ( This is the first time KISS will be producing
 its own comic book-based characters; this co-run venture will enable KISS
 and Platinum Studios to publish and expand the comic book characters'
 images onto numerous multi-media platforms including print, mobile, online,
 film, television and licensed merchandise products.
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     KISS 4K, the story of the transformation of Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley
 and the other KISS band members from rock stars to world-protecting warrior
 spirits, is the first branded property released by KISS Comics Group. KISS
 4K will debut as the world's largest comic book priced at $50. Limited
 edition preview book, character merchandise and mobile comic art are
 available now online at This is the first comic
 book-based property to simultaneously launch all of its merchandise in the
 United States, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
     "We have been talking with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley about doing
 something together for years and when Gene approached me with the idea of
 creating the KISS Comics Group co-venture, we knew we could build something
 massive," said Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, Platinum Studios' founder and
 chairman. "Platinum Studios has been working with independent comic book
 creators for years creating record breaking box office numbers and comic
 book sales. With more than 4,000 KISS fan sites worldwide supported by
 cross generations of fans, we have a built-in global audience for the KISS
 Comics Group."
     "We've had licensed KISS comic books before but never our own imprint
 and never with the wide reach across so many multi-media platforms," said
 Gene Simmons, a founding member of KISS. "Paul Stanley and I are personally
 involved in all day-to-day decisions and we are looking forward to
 extending the KISS legacy, images and sound to our fans around the world."
     "As the iconic KISS characters have continued to evolve far beyond our
 beginning in rock music, we have always looked for the ideal situation for
 a KISS comic book outlet that was as far reaching as we originally
 conceived and intended. Platinum fills that slot perfectly," said KISS
 co-founder Paul Stanley.
     Signatures Network and Dell Furano will be handling worldwide licensing
 for KISS Comics Group and for KISS 4K on behalf of the co-venture.
 Characters from Platinum Studios library of more than 3,800 will appear in
 the KISS books.
     About Platinum Studios
     Platinum Studios is an entertainment company that controls the world's
 largest independent library of comic book characters, which it adapts and
 produces for all forms of media. Platinum Studios' library contains more
 than 3,800 characters and a full range of genres and styles including, the largest Web comics community. With deals in place with
 some of the entertainment and new media's top players, Platinum is a
 recognized leader in the creation of new content across all media. For more
 information, please see
     About KISS Catalogue Ltd
     For 34 years, KISS has been and continues to be the juggernaut of
 licensing and merchandising. Through its own company, KISS CATALOG, it has
 leveraged its iconic name and world famous logo, images and makeup designs
 to produce the most extensive range of licensed products of any rock band
 in history. For more information, please see
     About Signatures Network
     Signatures Network is the leading entertainment licensing and
 merchandising company, holding the merchandising and marketing rights to
 more than 125 top celebrities, entertainment properties and lifestyle
 brands including: KISS, The Beatles, John Lennon, U2, Madonna, Aerosmith,
 Ozzy Osbourne, Woodstock, among many others. For more information please

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