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Viper Comics

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Viper Comics
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IndustryComics
Founded 📆
Founder 👔
Headquarters 🏙️,
Dallas, Texas
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United States
Area served 🗺️
Key people
Jessie Garza (President/Publisher)
Dale Mettam (Editor-in-Chief)
Tony Garza (Senior Creative and Digital Director)
Products 📟 Comic books, graphic novels, trade paperbacks
Members
Number of employees
🌐 Websitevipercomics.com
📇 Address
📞 telephone

Viper Comics is an American comics publisher that first published works in 2003.

History[edit]

Viper Comics is based in Texas, USA;[1] according to its website it is based in Irving, an inner ring suburb of Dallas.[2][non-primary source needed] Its president since its foundation is Jessie Garza.[3][4] The company was established in 2001, though its first comics were printed in 2003, launching with Dead@17 and Moon Rush.[1][5] Dead@17 was a "sleeper hit" for the company and received positive reviews.[6]

Viper comic books have been distributed by Diamond Comic Distributors and their graphic novels are distributed through Diamond, Ingram Books, Baker & Taylor, Inc., and other distributors.[7][non-primary source needed]

Works published[edit]

The following is a list of titles published by Viper Comics:[8][unreliable source?]

  • Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
  • A Bit Haywire
  • Battle Smash Vs. The Saucermen From Venus[9]
  • Blue Agave & Worm
  • Daisy Kutter
  • Dead@17 – one of Viper Comics' first two titles,[5][10] but later moved to Image Comics.[11]
  • Dummy's Guide to Danger
  • Emily Edison – recommended by The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALS) in 2007 as one of its Great Graphic Novels for Teens[12]
  • "The Expendable One"
  • Hell House: The Awakening[13]
  • Inspector Gadget
  • Karma Incorporated
  • Kid Houdini and the Silver Dollar Misfits[14][15]
  • The Lost Books of Eve
  • The Middleman – recommended by The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALS) in 2007 as one of its Great Graphic Novels for Teens[12]
  • Missing Linx
  • Moon Rush – one of Viper Comics' first two titles[5]
  • Nosferatu[16]
  • Oddly Normal – first published with Viper Comics but later moved to Image Comics[17]
  • Random Encounter
  • Sasquatch (Sasquatch Comic Anthology)
  • Stu Bear in the 25th Century
  • Villains
  • Vendor

Web[edit]

Viper Comics' website has also featured several webcomics, though the current site does not host any webcomics:

  • Bob the Squirrel
  • Brinkerhoff
  • The Horrible Pirates
  • Muffin Time
  • RiverSide
  • Small Wonder
  • Ugly Hill
  • You'll Have That

Adaptations to other media[edit]

Viper's comic series The Middleman was adapted into a TV show of the same name, though the show was cancelled after one season.[18][19]

Current activity[edit]

Though the Viper Comics website is still online, it has not updated since 2014 and its shop page is not functioning.[20][21] Its Twitter account has also been inactive since 2014.[22]

External links[edit]

Official website

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 St-Louis, Hervé (October 5, 2003). "Introducing Viper Comics". www.comicbookbin.com. Retrieved 2021-04-19. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. "Contact – Viper Comics". Retrieved 2021-04-20.
  3. "Viper Comics". 2003-03-12. Archived from the original on 2003-03-12. Retrieved 2021-04-20.
  4. "About Us – Viper Comics". Retrieved 2021-04-20.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Ness, Alexander (October 18, 2003). "Viper Comics: New Kids On The Block". slushfactory.com. Archived from the original on 2003-10-19. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. Singh, Arune (February 2, 2004). "Alive and Well: Jessie Garza Previews 'Dead @17 #4'". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on 2004-06-14. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. "Viper Comics, About Us". 2010.
  8. "Comic Book DB - Viper Comics". www.comicbookdb.com. 2007.
  9. Battle Smash Vs. The Saucermen From Venus - review, Broken Frontier, May 26, 2010
  10. 2DArtist Magazine Issue 002 February 2006. p. 27. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  11. "Dead@17". Image Comics. Retrieved 2021-04-20.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "2007 Great Graphic Novels for Teens". YALSA. 2007. Archived from the original on 2009-07-28. Retrieved 2009-11-12. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  13. Hell House: The Awakening - Synopis and Review, MoreHorror.com, October, 2010
  14. Silver Dollar Mystery: An Inter-Review - Part 1, Broken Frontier, August 14, 2008
  15. Silver Dollar Mystery: An Inter-Review - Part 2, Broken Frontier, August 15, 2008
  16. Rue Morgue 106 (Nov 2010). p. 51. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  17. "Big News For Oddly Normal! A Conversation With Otis Frampton". bleedingcool.com. August 7, 2015. Retrieved 2021-04-20. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  18. "The Middleman". The Hollywood Reporter. 2008-06-12. Retrieved 2021-04-20.
  19. 'The Middleman': ABC Family TV Show Canceled, No Season Two Archived 2009-02-23 at Archive.today
  20. "Viper Comics - Comics, Graphic Novels, Web Comics". Retrieved 2021-04-20.
  21. "Shop – Viper Comics". Retrieved 2021-04-20.
  22. "the viperbot". Twitter. Retrieved 2021-04-20. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)


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