August 25, 2010
Though FANGORIA #297 has yet to hit stands (check out a first look here), we're currently hard at work on our second Halloween-season spectacular and thought we'd give you an advance peek at our Fango #298 cover boy, after the jump...

For nearly 40 years, almost every stadium stage on the face of the Earth has fallen prey to the toothy stomp of Gene Simmons' ruby-eyed dragon boots; has been bathed in the warm splat of his fake-blood-tainted saliva; has had its rafters scorched by the belch of his petrol-gargled fire breath. And since the legendary Kiss frontman's entire identity was forged in horror and dark-fantasy culture, we're tipping our hats to rock's original monster, "The Demon" himself, in this special, one-of-a-kind issue of FANGORIA (on sale in October). Buckle in for an exclusive sit-down with Simmons where we talk about monsters, junk culture, comic books, THE TWILIGHT ZONE and, of course...horror. We'll also chat up his brother in bombast, Paul Stanley, about his own relationship with the genre.

The cover will feature the image seen above: a hand-painted oil-on-canvas masterwork from Hawaii-based artist Brad Parker (, commissioned exclusively for Fango. Inside will be a huge, removable foldout poster of that painting, suitable for framing!

Of course, Fango #298 will also feature gobs of other gory goodness, including words with Wes Craven, the continuation of our chat with Adam Green about HATCHET II, interviews with the directors of hot indies AMER and MONSTERS, a look back at Hitchcock's immortal PSYCHO, a conversation with Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, a spotlight on Japanese frights, Hammer horror and tons more terror. But for KISS fans, this issue will be, well, extra special. Keep your eyes peeled, and keep logging on to for all your horror culture needs!