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'Dead@17' sells out

Official Press Release

THE DEAD@17 SERIES, VIPER COMICS Debut title, is COMPLETELY SOLD OUT from Diamond Comics Distributors and publisher. The positive reviews for issues 1-4, strong sales, and a growing fan base have caused books to quickly disappear from comic shops. In addition, DEAD @17 #1 found itself in the HOT 10 COMICS list in WIZARD MAGAZINE Issue #150 April 2004.

"It's been an incredible journey and we look forward to bringing back a 2nd installment to the series…DEAD @17:Blood of Saints which is scheduled to arrive in stores April 2004", said Jessie Garza Viper Comics President.

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REVIEWS FOR THE SERIES:

"It's like 28 Days Later....without the vomiting blood" - Wizard

"Another surprise indie hit has been Viper Comics' Dead @ 17. #1 is officially sold out at Diamond and has garnered praise from both comics press If interest keeps up, this book could be the next 30 Days of Night." - WizardUniverse.com

"Josh Howard manages to keep the story fresher and more interesting than it has any right to be, with fast pacing and natural sounding dialogue." -Vampirella Magazine

"If you're a fan of horror comics, you should really pick this one up." - Comixtreme.com

"The characters are three-dimensional, believable girls drawn with flair." -ComicsWorthReading.com

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"Dead@17, currently Viper Comics' only title, was arguably THE small press smash hit of 2003. Combining great horror with teen drama and a very simple and accessible, yet thrilling story, fans flocked to stores and comic cons to find out what the buzz was all about". - BrokenFrontier.com

"DEAD @17 is a little bit of horror genius." - SilverBulletComicBooks.com

"DEAD @17, seems to have clicked with a small but growing audience." - Newsarama.com

"Howard is a magnificent plotter. The introduction, character exposure and cliffhangers are all well presented in a small amount of pages. There's enough stuff happening here to attract the reader for the second issue." - TheComicBookBin.com

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"So..you want to hear the line that will make you want to buy this book? Undead school girl bisecting zombie skulls with an axe." - NeedCoffee.com

"Zombies, guns, a resurrected chosen one and sexy young girls, all drawn in a clear and attractive art style, adds up to something intriguing." - TheFourthRail.com

"An intelligent teen slasher-horror film seems to be a contradiction in terms - which must be why the Viper Folks made it a comic book instead" - Comic Shop News

Pre-order a copy of DEAD @17: Blood of Saints #1 (item code: FEB04-2714) in stores April 2004/ Pre-order a copy of DEAD @17- TPB Now in March Diamond Previews (item code: MAR04 2861) in stores May 2004 / Pre-order a copy of DEAD @17: Blood Of Saints #2 Now in March Diamond Previews (item code: MAR04 2862) in stores May 2004. Retailers may place orders by contacting their Diamond Customer Service Representative.

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