Black Kiss became one of the most controversial North American comics of the late 1980s, due to the comic having the sort of explicit scenes of sex and violence unseen in most comics published at the time. The twelve-issue series was written and drawn by Howard Chaykin, best known for his American Flagg! series which often hinted at the sort of sexual content which Black Kiss showed in detail. In fact, the publisher Vortex’s usual printer refused to print the book due to its content.
Now Dynamite are the latest to collect and publish the book, remastering and relettering the art and collating it into a hardcover volume for $24.99, with a signed and numbered version for $69.99.