(June 1988)

New England Comics, 1988 Series
| Next Issue >
Volume:
?
Price:
1.75 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
George Suarez
Color:
color cover; black & white interior
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Comic has at least 9 printings each with a different color background behind The Tick (1st print is black); 2nd March 1989 $1.95 price Red background; 3rd June 1989 $1.95 price Yellow background; 4th Dec. 1989 $2.25 price Orange background; 5th April 1991 $2.75 price Pink background with white bubbles; One of the later printings is from March 1998 $2.95 price Blue background; Information on other printings is unavailable at this time but welcome; Second print and beyond have 4 extra story pages that do not appear in the 1st print.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Tick / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ben Edlund
Inks:
Ben Edlund
Colors:
Ben Edlund (?)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
The Tick

[Untitled] (Table of Contents)

The Tick / comic story / 27 pages (report information)

Script:
Ben Edlund
Pencils:
Ben Edlund
Inks:
Ben Edlund
Letters:
Bob Polio

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
FEATURE: The Tick (1st); GUEST: Clark Oppenheimer (1st); VILLAINS: Ninjas
Synopsis:
The Tick arrives straight from the nuthouse and into The City where he decides to be a superhero; After having a tussle with ninjas and being run over by a train, he is no closer to realizing his lofty goals.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Tick quick quip of the month: "I...AM...NOT...A...ROACH. I AM A TICK. In fact I...uh...I've never seen a roach in my life!!!"

How to Draw The Tick (Table of Contents)

The Tick / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ben Edlund
Pencils:
Ben Edlund
Inks:
Ben Edlund
Letters:
Ben Edlund

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
FEATURE: The Tick
Synopsis:
One page art lesson on how to draw The Tick with accompanying oval.

Indexer Notes

Story does not appear in the 1st printing.

The Tick (Table of Contents)

The Tick / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Ben Edlund
Pencils:
Ben Edlund
Inks:
Ben Edlund
Letters:
Ben Edlund; Typeset

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
FEATURE: The Tick
Synopsis:
The Tick escapes from the asylum.
Reprints:
  • From New England Comics Newsletter #14 (July-Aug. 1986) and 15 (Sept.-Oct. 1986)

Indexer Notes

Story does not appear in the 1st printing; This is a very early (and rather rough) try at The Tick by Edlund that appeared in the New England Comics Newsletter #14 and 15 which predate The Tick #1.

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents)

The Tick / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ben Edlund
Inks:
Ben Edlund
Colors:
Ben Edlund ?

Genre:
humor; superhero
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Tick
  2. 1. [Untitled]
    The Tick
  3. 2. How to Draw The Tick
    The Tick
  4. 3. The Tick
    The Tick
  5. 4. [Back Cover]
    The Tick
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Katie
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Kelly Langston-Smith