Original Art Stories: John Romita Jr's KISS
Featuring a brilliant painted cover by Weiss and Gray Morrow, the first Kiss comic was, well, not too bad as such things go. The issue sold well enough for a follow-up to be scheduled and the book would boast the creative talents of writers Alan Weiss and Ralph ‘Not The Karate Kid’ Macchio, and artists John Romita Jr. and Tony DeZuniga. As the first issue had sported several pencilers and inkers, including Weiss, Rich Buckler, John and Sal Buscema, having a sense of continuity was vital the second time around. The first issue showed the development of four young friends into superheroes known as Kiss and this issue expanded upon that role. The synopsis shown here was more than likely typed up and edited by Macchio as none of the handwriting looks anything like Alan Weiss’s, who has a very distinctive visual writing style.
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