Listen, folks: I was already on board for what James Asmus, Fred Van Lente and Kano were doing in the pages of The Delinquents from the moment that I found out it was a superhero team-up about going on a quest for hobo treasure. That is literally the only thing I needed to know before I decided to read it. But then the writers went one better by giving the third issue what may actually be the single best opening line of all time.

Seriously, if you have read a comic that starts out with a better piece of dialogue than "Well first off, what makes you so sure your sugar daddy was behind that ass menagerie?" I would like to read it, and I am not even close to kidding. Check below to see that opening in something of its context, as well as a rousing chorus of The Big Rock Candy Mountain. No, really.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Delinquents #3, Valiant Comics

 

The Delinquents #3, Valiant Comics

 

The Delinquents #3, Valiant Comics

Solicitation text is as follows:

THE DELINQUENTS #3 (of 4)

Written by JAMES ASMUS & FRED VAN LENTE
Art by KANO
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (AUG141725)
Board Game Variant by JUAN DOE (AUG141727)
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS (AUG141726)

GET DELINQUENT!

As the road trip from hell enters its penultimate pit stop, our curious cuatro must make a choice that will FOREVER CHANGE THE WORLD…or at least change the course of HOBO HISTORY as we know it! With only a mysterious ass-map (yes, we said ass-map!) to guide them, Archer and Armstrong and Quantum and Woody are about out to discover the HOLE of America…uncover the secrets of their mysterious benefactor…and take down corporate America while they’re at it! It’s independent comics, we can do whatever we want, baby!

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