KISS is entering the world of comics. KISS Catalog Ltd -- created and managed by the band's original members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley -- has teamed with Platinum Studios, Inc. to form a worldwide comic book company dubbed the KISS Comics Group.

The co-run venture plans to publish and expand the reach of the comic book characters onto numerous platforms including print, mobile, online, film, television and licensed merchandise products.

"We have been talking with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley about doing something together for years and when Gene approached me with the idea of creating the KISS Comics Group co-venture, we knew we could build something massive,” said Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, Platinum Studios' founder and chairman.

Platinum is an entertainment company that controls the independent library of comic book characters.

"We've licensed KISS comic books before but never our own imprint and never with the wide reach across so many multi-media platforms," said Gene Simmons. "Paul Stanley and I are personally involved in all day-to-day decisions and we are looking forward to extending the KISS legacy, images and sound to our fans around the world."