ARCANA COMICS AND GENE SIMMONS RELAUNCH SIMMONS COMICS GROUP AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON
“Simmons Comics Anthology” to debut on Friday, June 13th with book signing at 2:00 pm in Arcana Comics Booth 2415.
VANCOUVER (July 9, 2012) – Arcana Comics is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Gene Simmons to relaunch Simmons Comics Group, as revealed today in USA Today.
Gene Simmons, the legendary rock god and multimedia mogul is set to debut an all new Simmons Comics Anthology at SDCC This year. The Anthology brings together comics originally created by Simmons Comics, and includes the first issues of Zipper, Dominatrix and House of Horrors PLUS the first chapter of the all-new crossover event, “The Slave Trade”, where Zipper and Dominatrix will face off against each other. “The Slave Trade” features art from rising star Yannis Roumboulias (DEADLY HARVEST) and is written by Arcana writer, Erik Hendrix (SIDESHOWS, THE EVIL TREE, CHAMPIONS OF THE WILD WEIRD WEST, DEADLY HARVEST, THE BOOK, INTRINSIC, HEAD SMASH), who will be on hand during the convention to celebrate the relaunch of Simmons Comics Group.
“We intend on using the finest artists and writers in the comic book medium,” says Simmons. “ZipperTM, DominatrixTM, and Gene Simmons House of HorrorsTM will be published throughout the year. For Comic-Con we thought we would do something special and give the fans a jam-packed ‘Simmons Comics Anthology’ featuring all of our comic book titles. This is just the beginning.”
Creator Gene Simmons himself will be doing a book signing on Friday the 13th at 2 pm at Arcana Comics Booth #2415. Only 200 copies will be made available at Comic-Con of the Anthology. Fans will get the chance to meet Gene and get their photo taken with real life versions of Dominatrix and Zipper – two of the star characters from Gene’s comic.
As told to USA Today:
“There’s Zipper, starring a leather-clad reluctant hero and ‘misplaced bit-of-Jell-O-like-consistency alien’ who finds himself on Earth after running from an enemy. ‘He’s got a strange fascination with humanity,’ Simmons says.”
“Another major title is Dominatrix, with a heroine who ‘works hard for the money and deals pleasure and pain,’ according to Simmons, in an action-packed story involving secret government organizations and super-soldiers. ‘She just happens to be hot and bothered.’ (She also meets — and throws down with — Zipper in a tale in the anthology.)”
“The third is Gene Simmons House of Horrors, an anthology series itself that uses different artists and writers for Twilight Zone-esque stories. ‘Behind it all, of course, is the eternal, powerful and attractive visage of Gene Simmons looking on,’ he says.”
“Sean O’Reily has been completely supportive and a great partner in our re-launch of Simmons Comics Group. As a lifelong fan boy, I’ve been madly in love with the medium ever since in my early teens and have continued to ravenously devour comics through the decades,” adds Simmons. “Along the way, I created our three comics – Zipper, Dominatrix and Gene Simmons House of Horrors. Zipper is an alien among us, Dominatrix deals pleasure and pain, CIA meet T & A. Gene Simmons House of Horrors consists of stories by some of the best talents in comics today.”
Arcana Comics is thrilled to be working with Gene Simmons and looks forward to delving into the worlds of Zipper, Dominatrix, and Gene Simmons House of Horrors further in the coming months!
Fans will get the chance to see the debut of exclusive art from the Anthology and be the first to get their hands on a copy.
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