Viper Comics, publisher of the Middleman comics and Dead@17 before it moved to Image, announced yesterday that they have picked up the licenses to produce graphic novels based on two animated series, Inspector Gadget and Johnny Test. From the press release:
Jessie Garza with Viper states, “We’re ecstatic to have been granted the opportunity to give both of these characters the comic treatment. These are two awesome properties to add to our line-up of recently acquired license (Odd Rods).”
Inspector Gadget is a semi-bionic detective who is the cartoon descendant of Inspector Clouseau and Maxwell Smart; the live-action movie came out last year. Johnny Test is a normal 11-year-old boy who frequently serves as an experimental subjet for his super-genius 13-year-old twin sisters; the animated cartoon runs on Cartoon Network. Both graphic novels are due out in 2011.