Source: Press Release
When most people think of Valiant, they think of a comic book publisher, not totally bitchin' rock gods. When it comes to the Flying V, however, the question they should be asking themselves is: can't it be both? Today, Valiant sent out a press release announcing Valiant: Greatest Hits #1, a $5.99 collection featuring five comic books that Valiant considers must-reads, and an excellent and cost-efficient way to find out what all the buzz is about. To find out more about this exciting new release, we spoke to the hipsters that lean against the wall outside The Outhouse's offices, smoking Marlboro Lights (but not inhaling).
"Greatest hits albums aren't cool, man," said one hipster, ironically wearing a Black Sabbath 'We Sold Our Soul for Rock N' Roll' greatest hits t-shirt. "Only posers buy those. You gotta get the original albums, man."
But comic books cost $4 a pop. For $6, a reader can try out five new comics here, and then decide to go get the individual series later, if they like them.
"No one buys comics because they like them," explained another hipster as she sipped a tall can of Pabst Blue Ribbon.
"That's totally lame, man," she told us. "I only buy comics to prove how much more obscure my taste in comics is than anyone else's."
But Valiant is one of the fastest-rising stars in the comic book industry. They're getting praise from all over the place. A lot of people think they're showing the Big Two how to do a shared superhero universe right.
"I was into Valiant in 2009, man," claimed another hipster wearing an uncomfortably tight hooded sweatshirt.
What? Valiant wasn't even publishing any books back then. They were in the process of relaunching the Valiant Universe we know and love today.
"Exactly, man," he said. "No one else was buying Valiant comics back then."
That's because there weren't any!
"Whatever, man," he scoffed. "You're old."
Well, clearly this is the beginning of the end for the Flying V, as they start their slow but inevitable slide into corporate mediocrity. It looks like we're left with no other choice but to run the press release... ironically:
The Outhouse is sponsored by Cinema Crazed: Celebrating Film Culture & Pop Culture.
You Might Also Like:
Licensed DC Comics Shirts Congratulate Superman for Banging Wonder Woman, Prepare Young Women to Marry Batman
Comment without an Outhouse Account using Facebook
Note: while you are welcome to speak your mind freely on any topic, we do ask that you keep discussion civil between each other. Nasty personal attacks against other commenters is strongly discouraged. Thanks!
About the Author - Jude Terror
Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably. Ironically, our webmaster, whose website skills know no end, has very little understanding of social networks or how they work. Regardless, you can find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr, but would probably have the most luck just emailing him.
More articles from Jude Terror