Check out my KISS Comic Book from 1978!

KISS – just about any and every item you can think of, has had the KISS logo or images of the band put on them. From lunch boxes to boxer shorts. Over the years, (since the late 1970’s), I have collected KISS collectibles. Still, I would not consider my KISS kollection to be very huge at all. In fact, my KISS kollection is quite modest, I have for some reason or another, showed much restraint in buying “anything” that has the KISS logo on it. One KISS kollectible that I did purchase back in the mid 1980’s was a comic book, from a comic book store that was quite messy and cold. I still have this cool comic book, (see the two pics below this post).

This KISS comic book was put out by Marvel Comics back in 1978. This comic book has 56 pages, a four page/pull out KISS poster and two pages dedicated to the making of the KISS movie – KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park. A KISS interview is also included in these same pages, in regards to their making this movie. I remember when network television carried KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park, it was on NBC, sometime around 1978. If my Metal memory serves me correctly, this movie was rather corn dog… still, it was KISS! I have not seen this KISS movie in probably 30 years now… quite a few years. I will most likely seek out this KISS movie on video or if it’s even on DVD? It would be a Metal hoot to just watch it again… for old times sake!

Going back to my KISS comic book… it is in excellent condition, not mint, yet that is still fine with me. I keep it in a protective plastic comic bag too, just to preserve it all the more.

Here is what the front cover of my KISS comic book from 1978 looks like:

Here is what the back cover of this same KISS comic book looks like:

This back cover advertises the four KISS solo albums from 1978!! The heading on this back cover ad could never be more true – A Milestone! Man, does this bring back some vintage KISS memories! Plus, 1978 was the year that my beloved New York Yankees beat down the hapless Boston Red Sox in a one-game playoff for the American League Eastern Division Title!! Another Milestone! That same legendary Yankees team went on to win the 1978 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers too!! Ahhh… the memories, the milestones, they are truly priceless.

1978… KISS… a KISS comic book… and Bucky Dent hitting a home run over the infamous Green Monster at the ever historic Fenway Park. It’s funny how one memory leads to another from a particular, remembered year.




10 Responses to “Check out my KISS Comic Book from 1978!”

  1. Give it to me you must.

    • metalodyssey Says:

      First things first… let me look around for some “spare” KISS trading cards from 1978… I’ll keep you informed! As for the comic… um… not now.


  2. That comic is a CLASSIC in the history of KISS collectibles…very awesome! Love the post….long live KISS and fans who appreciate what the band means to them.

  3. coverdale Says:

    Congratulations You happen to mention 2 of the worst Nightmares of my entire life in one Blog Post!! First the Kiss Movie has to be the worst movie I have ever seen! and Second the Mention of Bucky F’n” Dent!!!! Kool Komic Book…Is this the comic book that is suppose to have the members of Kiss’s blood in the ink? Go Sox

    • metalodyssey Says:

      KISS’S blood? Don’t go and scare me like that. Gee Metal whiz. Uh, go Sox? Um… what ever happened to the “great” Nomar Garciaparra? Is he selling computer cables now?

      Plus… don’t pick on Bucky Dent either.

  4. ahhhhhh, “you wanted the best, and you got the best”…..the hottest band in the land…. KISS!!!!

    Ever heard that one? 😉

    I have some KISS comics hiding somewhere. I also remember the KISS movie being a BIG deal on TV and it was soooooooo bad. If you watch it now you will just die.

    It feels like if you took a coupla’ pain pills + drank 6 Guiness it’s so slow!

    Some of those book have the real KISS blood that they dumped vials of their red stuff in the ink. What a PR moment!

    Did you get your KISS casket yet?

    To me this is about as FAR as they can take it (pun-intended)!!

    Nice post….I am going to shine up my KISS belt buckle from the 70’s!


    • metalodyssey Says:

      Dude…. the unreal great legend… DIMEBAG DARRELL, he was laid to rest in a KISS casket! His guitar idol being none other than – “Space” Ace Frehley.

      It’s a bit weird that KISS would put “real” blood in the ink for the comics… then again, it’s kinda cool if my comic does have it… then I own some KISS – DNA!!


  5. The KISS movie is pretty bad. It’s on one of those KISSology DVDs that came out in recent years. I hate the Yankees too, but being an Orioles fan I know they will finish toward or at the bottom as usual.

    • metalodyssey Says:

      I’ll probably still get a copy of that KISS movie… only I won’t pay full price!! I just need a good reminder of just how KISS were big time movie stars. (Just kidding).

      I always was an anti-fan of Cal Ripken Jr. – due to his “timely” hitting all the time against the Yankees. Then, when he broke the “Iron Man’s” record… I truly respected him as a world class athlete… he led by example. They don’t make them like Cal Ripken Jr. anymore. Derek Jeter too.

      I remember the legendary Earl Weaver… the television camera would sometimes catch him smoking a cigarette in the dugout… hilariously classic. Plus, I always got a kick out of Earl Weaver’s garden behind/near the bullpen… that guy loved his tomato plants. “Win with the long ball” was Earl Weaver’s way… plus he had the finest pitching for years too!


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