(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

This issue has variants.

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
Reprints:

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:
humor; superhero
Characters:
The Tick; 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.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Japan; Ninja World; Thorn of Destiny

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:
humor; superhero
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 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Max Banks
Inks:
Max Banks
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Amanda Stevens
Reprints:
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
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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