SDCC 2018: KISS Trading Cards Coming From Dynamite Entertainment

by James Ferguson

Dynamite Entertainment has been publishing a number of KISS comics lately including crossovers with Vampirella and Army of Darkness. The publisher is expanding the relationship with the band this Fall with a deluxe-premiere trading card set featuring a select group of KISS’ fan-favorite photos and artists portraying them in all their glory. Fans can also look out for special Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley signed cards.
KISS co-founder Gene Simmons says:

KISS trading cards are some of the most collectible memorabilia out there, they’ve been around since the early days of the band. These new cards add to the tradition and the lore of KISS and I can’t wait for fans to get their hands on them.

The tradition of KISS trading cards dates back 40 years. Back in 1978, Donruss released the first set of KISS trading cards. This time around, they’re “deluxe-premiere” cards, although I’m not all that sure as to what that means.
Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment adds:

KISS continues to be one of the greatest bands of the century, their logo, makeup and songs are instantly recognizable and after 40 years, fans are collecting their memorabilia more than ever. We’ve been publishing KISS comics, but the fans wanted more so now we give you the hottest trading card set on shelves this fall!

The KISS Deluxe Ultra-Premium Trading Card Set includes an 18-card base set and additional Dynamite chase cards. These include 6 autographed cards, 3 black-and-white art cards, 9-card puzzle cards, 2-box-topper special cards, and hand-drawn original art signed sketch cards. Every autographed card features a color ink or ultra-rare, gold ink signature.
The cards will come in a foil pack with 2 base cards, 2 sketch cards, 1 black-and-white art card, 1 puzzle card, and 1 autographed card. Every specially designed, 4-color box will include 12 foil packs. The sets will be solicited in the August 2018 issue of Previews, slated for release in October 2018.

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