Viper Comics

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Viper Comics
Dallas, Texas
United States
Key people
Jessie Garza (President/Publisher)
Dale Mettam (Editor-in-Chief)
Tony Garza (Senior Creative and Digital Director)
ProductsComic books, graphic novels, trade paperbacks

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


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?]


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


  1. ^ a b St-Louis, Hervé (October 5, 2003). "Introducing Viper Comics". Retrieved 2021-04-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  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. ^ a b c Ness, Alexander (October 18, 2003). "Viper Comics: New Kids On The Block". Archived from the original on 2003-10-19.
  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.
  7. ^ "Viper Comics, About Us". 2010.
  8. ^ "Comic Book DB - Viper Comics". 2007.
  9. ^ Battle Smash Vs. The Saucermen From Venus - review, Broken Frontier, May 26, 2010
  10. ^ 2DArtist Magazine Issue 002 February 2006. p. 27.
  11. ^ "Dead@17". Image Comics. Retrieved 2021-04-20.
  12. ^ a b "2007 Great Graphic Novels for Teens". YALSA. 2007. Archived from the original on 2009-07-28. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  13. ^ Hell House: The Awakening - Synopis and Review,, 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.
  17. ^ "Big News For Oddly Normal! A Conversation With Otis Frampton". August 7, 2015. Retrieved 2021-04-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  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
  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.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)