YALSA Nominates TWO Viper Titles for "Great Graphic Novels for Teens"

Wed, November 29th, 2006 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

This year the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has created a new committee dedicated to produce a list of great graphic novels for teenagers. Viper Comics is proud to announce that not just one, but two of their titles have been nominated for the list due out this January.

"We're thrilled to know Emily Edison and The Middle Man are being considered by the YALSA," says Viper Comics President Jessie Garza. "Our goal has always been to have a diverse line of titles with something for everyone and knowing these two books are being considered for a list of great books for teens really makes the efforts by those involved worthwhile."

Emily Edison leads an action packed, double-dimensional life. Her dad is a super genius appliance repairman, who opened a portal with his nuclear powered vacuum cleaner. After stepping through it, he met, fell in love with, and married Emily's would be mother from another dimension. They had Emily and lived happily for a few years. However these interdimensional romances never last, and Emily's parents divorced. Since then, Emily has divided her time between two worlds. Her hectic teenage life is becoming a blur - homework, slumber parties, unrequited crushes, school dances, and on top of all that: A jealous alternaverse grandfather, who hopes to bring her home by destroying the earth.

Reality hangs in peril, and Emily must use her other worldly powers to save the planet she calls home in the ultimate interdimensional custody battle.

The graphic novel was released in June to instant critical acclaim and has been "Highly Recommended for All Libraries" by the Library Journal.

The Middle Man is the story of Wendy Watson and her recruitment into the world's most absurdly secret organization. Now she leads a secret double life: apprentice monster-smasher by day, struggling bohemian artist by night... and with her first big case - the murder of mobsters by a ruthless assassin who may not be entirely human - Wendy must decide between a life of unbridled normalcy and the never ending conflict between the good, the bad, and the simply repulsive!

The Middle Man was released as a four issue mini-series in 2005 with a second series in 2006. The book has received accolades from Wizard Magazine, the Library Journal, aintitcoolnews.com, and many others.

For more information visit: www.vipercomics.com

 
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