(July 1990)

New England Comics, 1988 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
2.25 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
George Suarez (publisher); Bill Devine (Managing Editor); Bob Polio (Art Director)
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 3 printings but only the 1st has an 8 page "Red Eye" comic insert, and is indexed here. 2nd and later printings are indexed under #8 [later printings].


[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; Arthur
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First printing also has a variant cover with no price or company logo.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Tick / credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ben Edlund
Inks:
Dave Garcia
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
The Tick
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Tick illustration, indicia and credit information.

A Matter of Cosmic Import...And Other Stories... (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
FEATURE: The Tick; GUESTS: Arthur; Man-Eating Cow; Red Eye; Dr. Edward Robelord; Dot; VILLAINS: Two Goons
Synopsis:
The Tick is struck on the head with what looks to be a meteor but turns out to be sediment from Utah; Arthur and Tick have dinner with Art's sister, but their repast is interrupted by two goons shooting at them; After Man-Eating Cow lends a...uh...an udder in dispatching the villains, Tick decides that he and Arthur will leave for New York to fight real crime and leave their bovine companion to patrol The City in their stead; Tick reads.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Tick Quick Quip of the Month: "Hey, don't knock crazy. The Romans were crazy, and they got all the girls."

Red Eye (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

8-page comic insert, included only in first printings.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tick Talk / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Letters page contains an excerpt of a letter by crazed Tick fan Sam Ismail requesting an "uncut" copy of The Tick #2 and punctuated by 83 hand written pages of the word "Please".
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents)

The Tick / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ben Edlund
Inks:
Dave Garcia
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Chainsaw Vigilante
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Tick
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Tick
  3. 2. A Matter of Cosmic Import...And Other Stories...
    The Tick
  4. 3. Red Eye
  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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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Mike Nielsen
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