Yep you read that title correctly, Kiss member Gene Simmons’ son Nick Simmons draws a graphic novel. One with a very heavy manga/anime art style. That seems pretty badass, right? Only one problem, fans are claiming (with some pretty damning evidence) that his graphic novel, Incarnate, is a blatant ripoff of Bleach, Hellsing as well as other manga titles:
According to ANN, the publisher of Incarnate, Radical Publishing, has halted production of Simmons’ graphic novel to investigate. Viz Media, who publishes the English language version of Tite Kubo’s manga Bleach says it will be investigating. Kinda funny really. The dude clearly has some talent (assuming he actually hand drew all these), so why plagiarize these other works?