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Valiant Promotes Executive Editor Warren Simons to Exact Same Position With New Title

Written by Jude Terror on Tuesday, June 24 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

Valiant Promotes Executive Editor Warren Simons to Exact Same Position With New Title

As Editor in Chief, Simons will do everything he did when he was called Executive Editor.

Source: Press Release

Valiant sent out a press release today announcing that Executive Editor Warren Simons will be promoted from Executive Editor to Editor in Chief, while neglecting to mention that these are actually different terms for the exact same position, as evidenced by the fact that the Wikipedia entry for Executive Editor simply redirects to the entry for Editor in Chief. According to the press release, Simons will "continue to preside over all day-to-day operations of Valiant's editorial department, and manage Valiant's growing editorial team." In a second, more impressive sentence that uses the word "additionally" to imply Simons may be handling new responsibilities, the press release added, "Additionally, Simons will also continue to edit a stable of Valiant's flagship series and special projects, including Rai, Unity, Harbinger, X-O Manowar, and this summer's Armor Hunters crossover event."

Valiant then goes on to brag about Simons' achievements as top editor at the company, and they are admittedly impressive. Valiant has built a strong and cohesive superhero universe in a very short time, and acquired top industry talent to work on their books. Simons deserves credit for that, and, if it's something that makes him happy, he deserves to change his title from Executive Editor to Editor in Chief. But, you know, it's really the same job he was already doing, and perhaps a press release was overdoing it, is all we're saying. The New York Times, for instance, uses the Executive Editor term instead of Editor in Chief, so Simons was formerly in good company. Now, he's in the company of dimwits like Bob Harras and Axel Alonso. Just sayin'.

Perhaps, in pretending that Executive Editor and Editor in Chief are different positions, young Valiant is simply emulating the more mature Marvel Comics, which has traditionally had both an Executive Editor and an Editor in Chief. Mike Marts is currently the Executive Editor there, succeeding voluptuous Senior Vice President of Publishing Tom Brevoort as Editor in Chief Axel Alonso's gal Friday. Perhaps Valiant intends to hire a new Executive Editor to work under Simons, but we haven't seen any job postings looking for rotund, bearded men with fedoras and seething contempt for comics fandom on their website. At least, not yet.

In any case, congratulations to Warren Simons. May your new business cards bring you the satisfaction you desire, and may The Flying V continue to kick ass under your guidance.

In other news, satirical comic book website The Outhouse announced today that Webmaster Jude Terror has been promoted to Supreme Ruler of the Universe, effective immediately. Terror's responsibilities will remain unchanged, but he expects congratulations from fellow bloggers in the next 48 hours or they will all rue the day they incurred his wrath.

Stay tuned to The Outhouse for future developments.


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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. A certified trash eater ruining the pristine field of comics journalism with his sarcasm and goofiness, Jude Terror is secretly friendly and congenial, so if you've got a complaint, why not just bring it up to him instead of subtweeting like a jackass, jackass? You can find him on Twitter or try your luck with an email, but keep in mind that he is notoriously unreliable and may not get back to you right away. Unless you want to send him free stuff, in which case he'll get back to you immediately.

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