Comic Review: Kiss #1 (Dynamite Entertainment)

It’s 468 years after The Great War and humanity live underground but not everyone is happy with the living conditions. The story begins with a bleak timeline of what has […]

It’s 468 years after The Great War and humanity live underground but not everyone is happy with the living conditions.

The story begins with a bleak timeline of what has happened to force humanity to live away from the surface in the city of Blackwell and brings us to ‘present’ day where two kids (redheads in a sea of grey) are questioning ‘the councils’ idea that it is still unsafe to venture to the surface only to be shut down while the whole assembly praises said council.

After the assembly, the twins meet up with some friends and Eran pulls out a map of Blackwell with possible escape routes! The four friends go off on the hunt for their escape and end up entering an air duct high on the wall. It’s soon clear that they weren’t the first to discover the ducts as there is some pretty recognizable (to us, not them) graffiti covering the walls. They follow a light that brings them to an underground garden and the source of the city’s food. It quickly gets dangerous in the garden and the foursome make a hasty retreat back into the ducts and into another room with an old monastery.
Too good an opportunity to miss they have a snoop around in the monastery and find an old dusty computer called Morpheus which Alex thinks is just junk but with a button glowing it must work. Adi presses the glowing button (well you would wouldn’t you) and out pops a holographic image of the four painted faces of the Kiss band members, what could this mean?

This is a pretty good first issue with the story quite fast paced and not drawn out but still setting the scene perfectly. I can’t wait to see how Kiss fits into getting the friends to the surface

About Martin Cameron

A 34 year old manchild from Scotland, bravely fighting the on going war between a love of comics and space to keep them. Boxes are filling and thanks to the digital age we live in so is the harddrive! I love finding a new comic to obsess over and rediscovering old comics to immerse myself in from the very first issue. A healthy mix of the seven dwarves of geekdom all wrapped up in one kilted bundle of amusement