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Valiant Comic Book Alphabet of Cool – V

The character find of 1997!


Vincent Van Goat

Vincent was first introduced in the third issue of Quantum and Woody as a joke. Quantum and Woody are on a cross-national goose chase, and in their journey, they end up purchasing a goat for whatever reason. Woody, though, puts the goat to good use by getting some monks to break their vow of silence to give them information – or else he’ll shoot the goat in the head in front of them.

The goat then spawned a contest for fans to name him. There ended up being a tie – Vincent Van Goat and HAEDUS (Heavily Armed Espionage Deadly Ãœber-Sheep).

He then gained a super power – the power of teleportation. But much like the hilarious time traveling snake and bacon of Tales Designed to Thrizzle, just because he can teleport, does not mean that he can do anything else. So that’s what he would do – he would teleport but otherwise act just like a goat.

This led to Valiant producing a Vincent Van Goat “inaction” figure.

And, finally, Vincent got his own one-shot, with art by Keith Giffen and Charles Adlard!

Then Quantum and Woody was canceled.

But while it lasted, the goat was awesome!


Yes! I still have my Vincent Van Goat action figure sitting right above my computer to this day.

Tom Fitzpatrick

May 13, 2008 at 3:27 am

Oh yes, THE goat.

We definitely, CANNOT, forget the goat. ;-)

How are goats and message baords posters alike?

Both say “meh” a lot.

Aww, that reminds me I need to find my old Vincent inaction figure. It’s probably in a box at my parents place.

That is… so.. cool…

Wow… just… wow.

I’ve skipped at least half of the Valient posts so far, and I barely remember even seeing any of the titles that have been discussed. This makes me regret missing that era.

I have both versions of the inaction figure. Before you look at me funny, I only paid for one. One of the TPBs had editor Omar Banmally (sic, definately) on the phone with an irate woman (or was it the other way around?), and the joke was, “Well, tell him the baby got a tan.” Well, I asked Omar if that excuse was bought when I met him at Wizard World in 1999…and I got a TPB and the variant Vincent. True story.

Jeremy A. Patterson

May 13, 2008 at 12:18 pm

I am VERRY steamed that you have spolighted Troublemakers & Dr. Tomorrow in an entry, but giving the moronic Quantum & Woody two entries (One for the duo & one for that dolt goat of theirs) is going a bit too far!

The only way you can redeem your series is if you give some mention of the best of the VH-2 era Valiant series… the terrific TRINITY ANGELS! They were far better suited for the ‘T’ entry than the actually-okay Dr. Tomorrow, & those chicks were far more intriguing than that stupid caped goat anyway!

Come on, Kevin Maguire’s tantalizing trio are not going to be IGNORED in this series like the putrid Psi-Lords!


You didn’t mention that The Goat one shot, combining the powers of the Priest Curse and the The Giffen Curse is likely why Acclaim collapsed as a company.

the joke was, “Well, tell him the baby got a tan.”

That’s a joke?

Damn…forgot to mention that Omar is black. This would’ve been easier if I had the material in front of me.

You’re alright Cronin. You’re alright.

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