Official Press Release
This summer Viper Comics will present two new series, "Karma Incorporated", and "The Middleman", plus an art book showcasing the art of Josh Howard. These projects are unlike anything comic fandom has ever experienced before.
Josh Howard Art Book Volume 1 will showcase tons of all new, never-before-seen art by Josh Howard, creator of Dead @ 17. Best known for his unique rendition of cute & sexy females, Josh has assembled a brand new collection of school girls, pin up beauties, and punk rock hotties. If you're a fan of Josh or just an admirer of "cute girl" art, you won't want to miss this limited edition volume.
Karma Incorporated, a 3 issue mini-series, is written by David Hopkins (Western Tales of Terror, Dead@17: Rough Cut). The groundbreaking art is marvelously crafted by Tom Kurzanski with wonderous colors by Marlena Hall. Karma Incorporated features a improbable group of con artists, hackers and a retired hitman that decide they can make money by making people miserable. When a previous customer's adulterous wife hires Karma Inc., the lines become crossed and new lessons are learned....payback is hell.
The Middleman, a 4 issue mini-series, is written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach, and wonderously illustrated by Les McClaine (Amaze Ink/SLG's Highway 13 and Russ Manning Award Nominee 2002). Reality is a sham! Our way of life is constantky under attack by monsters, aleins and talking primates. The reason we - the normal world - are no congniant of the struggle? The Middleman. Working in absurd secrecy, the Middleman stares down threats from the extra- infra- and juxta-terrestial with a big gun and a have-a-nice-day grin. The Middleman: he fights evil so you don't have to.
Middleman creator and author brings an impressive resume to comics. Javier Grillo-Marxuach is currently a writer and Supervising Producer on the hit ABC Network series "Lost." He has written and produced episodes of "Boomtown," "The Pretender," "Jake 2.0," "The Chronicle," "Charmed," "Three" and "seaQuest." Grillo-Marxuach has also sold and produced several network pilots, written and directed an award-winning short film, created a number of works for the stage and contributed freelance scripts and stories to "The Dead Zone," "Dark Skies," "Strange Frequency" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."