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Viper Comics

Viper Comics
Comic book
Industry Comics
Headquarters Dallas, Texas, United States
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

Viper Comics, based in Dallas, Texas, has been an independent publisher of comic books and graphic novel trade paperbacks since 2003. Viper comic books are distributed by Diamond Comic Distributors and their graphic novels are distributed through Diamond, Ingram Books, Baker & Taylor, Inc., and other distributors.[1]


  • History 1
  • Staff 2
  • Publications 3
    • Print 3.1
    • Web 3.2
  • Notes 4
  • External links 5


Viper Comics has been publishing indie comics since 2003 and has received positive reviews for several of their publications including Villains[2] and Dead@17.[3] Their graphic novels The Middleman and Emily Edison were selected as 2007 Great Graphic Novels for Teens by The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).[4]

In June 2008, a television series based on Viper's The Middleman series, created by Javier Grillo-Marxuach and illustrated by Les McClaine, debuted on ABC Family.


Viper comics maintains a core business team of:[1]

  • J. Garza, President / Publisher
  • Dale Mettam, Editor-in-Chief
  • T. Garza, Creative and Digital Director
  • Jason M. Burns, Assistant Publisher



The following is a list of titles published by Viper Comics:[5]


The website also features several webcomics:

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


  1. ^ a b "Viper Comics, About Us". 2010. 
  2. ^ "Review, Villains: Thick as Thieves".  
  3. ^ "Review, Dead@17: Blood of Saints #1".  
  4. ^ "2007 Great Graphic Novels for Teens". YALSA. 2007. 
  5. ^ "Comic Book DB - Viper Comics". 2007. 
  6. ^ Battle Smash Vs. The Saucermen From Venus - review, Broken Frontier, May 26, 2010
  7. ^ Hell House: The Awakening - Synopis and Review,, October, 2010
  8. ^ Silver Dollar Mystery: An Inter-Review - Part 1, Broken Frontier, August 14, 2008
  9. ^ Silver Dollar Mystery: An Inter-Review - Part 2, Broken Frontier, August 15, 2008

External links

  • Viper Comics official site
  • IGN page
  • Interview at UGO Slush Factory
  • Article about Viper's critical successes at Comic Book Resources
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