(November 1989)

New England Comics, 1988 Series
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Price:
2.25 USD (first printing); 2.95 CAD (first printing)
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
New England Comics Press, Inc.
Brand:
NEC New England Comics Press
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 went through at least 5 printings:
1st printing: November 1989, 2.25 USD, 2.95 CAD
2nd printing: August 1991, 2.75 USD
3rd printing: March 1992, 2.75 USD
4th printing: September 1995, 2.75 USD; 3.75 CAD, Light Blue border
5th printing: 1996, 2.75 USD

Each individual printing added a different colored border and the tag "Encore Presentation!" to the original cover art.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Tick / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ben Edlund
Inks:
Dave Garcia
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
The Tick; The Running Guy; The Red Scare

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Tick / credits / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
The Tick; Arthur

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Contians a panel from the interior story, the indicia and credit information.

Villans Inc. (Table of Contents)

The Tick / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
FEATURE: The Tick; GUESTS: Arthur; The Running Guy; VILLAIN: The Red Scare
Synopsis:
The Running Guy tries to stage a mock battle with The Red Scare to make his reputation as a hero but The Tick intervenes and ruins the deal.

Indexer Notes

Tick Quick Quip of the Month: "You can't hit me! I'm Cat-Like!"

The Tick Travel Log (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ben Edlund
Pencils:
Ben Edlund; Aaron Young (photos); Jim Young (photos)
Inks:
Dave Garcia; Aaron Young (photos); Jim Young (photos)
Letters:
Typeset; Ben Edlund

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
FEATURE: The Tick; Ben Edlund

Indexer Notes

Photo log of Edlund's round the world trip with special appearances and commentary by The Tick.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tick Talk / letters page / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Tick Mart / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Listings of other NEC back issues that can be purchased from NEC.

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents)

The Tick / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ben Edlund
Inks:
Dave Garcia ?
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
The Tick; Angus MacGuire

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Illustration of the story in the next issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Tick
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Tick
  3. 2. Villans Inc.
    The Tick
  4. 3. The Tick Travel Log
    The Tick
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Tick Talk
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    The Tick Mart
  7. 6. [Back Cover]
    The Tick
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  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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