|Todd McFarlane has teamed up once again with rock superstars KISS to publish Todd McFarlane Presents KISS Psycho Circus Magazine! Available at all major bookstores, mass merchants and comic book stores nationwide and internationally starting October 19, 1998. The magazineís release coincides with kick-off of KISSí first new album in 17 years, titled "Psycho Circus", which debuted #3 on Billboards Top 200 this week. The band begins their massive worldwide Psycho Circus Tour at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on October 31, 1998, with dates planned through the year 2000. FOX will cover this Halloween spectacular in a 1-hour television special!|
The premiere issue of this 104-page, full-size, glossy magazine is filled with exclusive materials including photographs from Gene Simmons' personal collection in the KISS album gallery, a candid interview with Gene Simmons conducted by Todd McFarlane, a display of McFarlane Toys KISS figures with a preview of the KISS Psycho Circus Tour Edition toys scheduled for release in early 1999, a KISS contest, and art work submitted by members of the KISS Army. Plus a special bonus section features the sold-out KISS Psycho Circus comic book issues 1, 2 and 3.
Also in this issue, journey into the world of Brian Holguin, writer of the best-selling KISS Psycho Circus comic book. Be the first to hear about new KISS products and find out all the latest KISS happenings. Todd McFarlane Presents KISS Psycho Circus will tell you about the outrageous things KISS embarks on, such as christening a KISS constellation in our solar system and broadcasting their entire concert into outer space!
Todd McFarlane Presents KISS Psycho Circus is published under the banner of Todd McFarlane Productions. Other titles published by Todd McFarlane Productions include Spawn the #1 selling comic book in the US - "The Curse of Spawn", and "KISS Psycho Circus." McFarlane is co-owner of Image Comics, the third largest comic book publisher in the US which has maintained the highest line average of comic book sales in the US since its formation in March 1992.
Continuing to break new ground in the entertainment industry, McFarlane directed Pearl Jam's first music video in six years, for the song "Do The Evolution" from the group's new album "Yield." The animated music video debuted as a "Breakthrough Video" on MTV August 24, 1998, and is currently in the top 10 most requested videos on MTV. McFarlane also created the cover art for Korn's #1 selling album "Follow the Leader." The album debuted #1 on the Billboards Top 200.
Todd McFarlane, an entertainment and business mogul, controls McFarlane Toys, the 5th largest action figure manufacturer in the US after only 5 years of operation. Shipping product worldwide, McFarlane Toys produces action figures based on non-licensed characters and licensed characters including Spawn, KISS, The X-Files, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Species II, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
McFarlane executive produced the $100 million grossing Spawn live-action movie - New Line Cinema's 5th largest opening ever and #1 release in 1997. Spawn was the #1 release in Australia and France. Now it its second season, McFarlane executive produced the Emmy Award-winning #1 rated "Spawn" animated series on HBO. Originally released in 1997, "Spawn" is HBO Home Video's top selling original programming video of all time, certified platinum by ITA.