(April 1989)

New England Comics, 1988 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
1.95 USD
Pages:
44
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

Comic has at least 8 printings but only the first 3 have the poster insert; 2nd Dec. 1989 $2.25 price; 3rd June 1991 $2.75 price (has an alternate red cover with an image of The Tick and had a low print run); 4th Oct. 1991 $2.75 price (5th Anniversary "Amy" copies with a print run of 500); 5th March 1992 $2.75 price; 6th (Unknown publishing data); 7th 1996 $2.75 price (10th Anniversary bullet on cover); 8th Mar. 1998 $2.95 price.


The Plot Thicks... (Table of Contents)

The Tick / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ben Edlund
Inks:
Max Banks
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
The Tick; Oedipus; Arthur; Paul the Samurai; Sagin

A Big Fight (Table of Contents)

The Tick / comic story / 28 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
FEATURE: The Tick; GUESTS: Oedipus [Oedipus Ashley Stevens]; Arthur; Paul the Samurai; Reginald Stevens; Amanda Stevens; Shing; VILLAINS: Ninjas; The District Manager; Sagin
Synopsis:
Tick and Oedipus are attacked at her parents' dinner party by a group of ninjas; After Oedipus is injured, Tick has a crisis of sanity and decides the best thing to do is destroy Ninja World; Which he does; Conflict ensues over the Thorn of Destiny and Tick comes close to losing it until Arthur shows up to make sense of a few things; Paul the Samurai trails his enemy Sagin from Japan and prepares to take him down with a loaf of deadly French bread.

Indexer Notes

Tick Quick Quip of the Month: "What is this, a CONVENTION? Can't a guy wreak havok in privacy?"

[Poster Insert] (Table of Contents)

The Tick / insert or dust jacket / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Ben Edlund
Inks:
Max Banks

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
The Tick

Indexer Notes

Centerfold poster of an interior splash page (a small Tick is menaced by the looming City).

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents)

The Tick / (backcovers) *do not use* / *please fix* / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Max Banks
Inks:
Max Banks
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Amanda Stevens
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Plot Thicks...
    The Tick
  2. 1. A Big Fight
    The Tick
  3. 2. [Poster Insert]
    The Tick
  4. 3. [Back Cover]
    The Tick
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