The Tick #9 [1st printing]
(March 1991)

New England Comics, 1988 Series
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Price:
2.75 USD; 3.50 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
New England Comics, Press
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 has a number of reprintings.


Enter: The Chainsaw VIgilante (Table of Contents)

The Tick / cover / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
The Tick; Arthur; Chainsaw Vigilante

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Tick / credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ben Edlund
Inks:
Dave Garcia
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero; humor

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Panel form interior story, indicia and credits.

Road Trip (Table of Contents)

The Tick / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
The Tick; GUESTS: Arthur; Mystic Order of Arachnid Vigilance Members; Chainsaw Vigilante; Civic-Minded Five [Oddman; Mr. Envelope; Feral Boy; Radio King]
Synopsis:
The Tick and Arthur prepare to leave The City but are accosted by the Tick's fellow escaped insane asylum inmates who have come to worship him; Arthur drives and the Tick navigates as the duo head for New York but our hero has a little trouble with the map (starting with the fact that it is a 1959 edition); After countless miles of driving all over creation, Arthur insists that they do the unthinkable--ask for directions; The Chainsaw Vigilante cuts his way through the rest of the Civic-Minded Five and sets his sights on the Tick and Arthur.

Indexer Notes

Although the story technically has no "coloring" there are flat red colors showing the Tick and Arthur's progress on their map throught the issue; Tick Quick Quip of the Month: "Imagine, a society based on me and my groundbreaking alternative lifestyle! Something like that would be worth any price! Even ten bucks!"

Arachnida (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Ben Edlund
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Ben Edlund discusses how the car used in this issue by Tick and Arthur is based on his friends real life vehicle.

Editorially Speaking (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
George Suarez
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Discussion on the lateness of NEC books, and a promise that NEC will do better in 1991.

Tick Talk (Table of Contents)

The Tick / letters page / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Various
Inks:
Various
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

There are 8 pages of letters including 5 pages printing direct handwritten copies of fan letters as well as drawings and photos.

[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.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Enter: The Chainsaw VIgilante
    The Tick
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Tick
  3. 2. Road Trip
    The Tick
  4. 3. Arachnida
  5. 4. Editorially Speaking
  6. 5. Tick Talk
    The Tick
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    The Tick Mart
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Kelly Langston-Smith