May 26, 1977

On this day in 1977, the group Kiss provided Marvel Comics with a vial of their blood to be mixed with the red ink used to print their upcoming comic book.

Gene Simmons had this to say on the subject, “As the Kiss comic book project moved along, someone came up with the idea of putting real blood in the ink.  It wasn’t me.  We got into a DC3, one of those big prop planes, and flew up to Buffalo to Marvel’s printing plant, where they pour the ink and make comic books.  A notary public actually witnessed the blood being drawn.”


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