Legendary rockers KISS and comic giants Marvel have joined forces for a new range of co-branded merchandise.
The partnership between the rock giants and comic book publisher will see a variety of products released, including t-shirts, posters, drinkware and home goods – with the band unveiling four t-shirt designs on their social media channels.
Kiss’ Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons says in a statement (via License Global): “It’s a privilege and an honour to follow up our debut 1978 Marvel relationship, Kiss Comics, where we met Spider-Man, Dr. Doom and the Fantastic Four with this new partnership. This is as cool as it gets.”
The collaboration between KISS and Marvel originated in the 1970s after the rock band starred in comics like Howard the Duck #12 and the Marvel Comics Super Special series.
Senior vice president of Marvel Licensing, Paul Gitter, adds: “The strength and power of the Marvel Universe has inspired musicians, artists and creative talent for more than 80 years.
“Our Kiss x Marvel collaboration continues the legacy of working with these amazing rock‘n’roll hall of famers, and we are beyond excited to bring fans a loud and proud merchandise collection that screams Marvel style, with rock‘ n’ roll attitude.”
“We are thrilled to bring these two legendary brands with such a rich history together for this one-of-a-kind collaboration and feel confident that this will generate strong retail success,” says Lisa Streff, external vice president, global licensing, Epic Rights. “The KISS x Marvel co-brand is sure to have something for fans of all ages who love these evergreen giants.”
The T-shirts will be the first to arrive, with drinkware and accessories from Bioworld, home goods items by Jay Franco and posters from Trends International set to be unveiled in the near future.
Last week, Kiss reported that “out of an abundance of caution” their End Of The Road shows with David Lee Roth in Tulsa, Biloxi and Lafayette had been moved to later in the year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Tulsa show will now take place on 4 October at the BOK Center, the Biloxi date will be on 6 October at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Lafayette will now happen on 7 October at the Cajundome.