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Dead@17 creator Josh Howard revealed today that he’s moving the popular title to Image from its longtime home at Viper Comics.
Howard’s other Viper projects, T-Bird and Throttle, Black Harvest and The Lost Books of Eve, may follow suit.
In an interview with Newsarama, Howard said there are “lots of reasons” for changing publishers. “Most importantly, I just felt it was finally time to move on. … I had been there a while and I think I have built enough of a name for myself that it was time to see if I could swim with the big boys.”
Dead@17, about a murdered teen-ager who is resurrected to fight demons, debuted in 2003 at Viper as a four-issue miniseries. The title spawned a cult following, and several sequels, including Protectorate and Blood of Saints.
Before The Middleman made the jump to television last year, Dead@17 was Viper’s best-known comic.
Howard said Dead@17 will continue as Image as a series of miniseries. Before the debut he plans to release a collection of all of the previous series.