(October 1991)

New England Comics, 1988 Series
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Price:
2.75 USD (first printing); 3.35 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

Comic has at least 4 printings:
1st Printing: October 1991, 2.75 USD, 3.35 CAD
2nd Printing: April 1996, 2.75 USD
3rd Printing: 1996 2.75 USD, 10th Anniversary bullet on cover
4th Printing: January 1998, 2.95 USD


[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; The Monolith; Crazed Villagers

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Inside front cover. Advertisement for Chroma-Tick #1 in first printing. This may be different in later printings.

Some Obstacles and a Partial Resolution (Table of Contents)

The Tick / comic story / 29 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
FEATURE: The Tick; GUESTS: Arthur; Chainsaw Vigilante; Red Eye; VILLAINS: The Monoloth; Crazed Villagers; Portugese Man-O-War; Jelly Boy
Synopsis:
Tick wraps up his battle with Chainsaw Vigilante and he and Arthur hit the road again; Tick discovers that his meteor is inhabited by tiny aliens; Arthur picks up the nefarious hitchhiker Red Eye and Tick tries to annoy him enough that he will leave the car without killing them; Pulling into Monolith, Kentucky, our heroes are captured by villagers who want to put them through gruesome scientific experimentation at the behest of the, well, of the big Monoloth that resides in the town.

Indexer Notes

Tick Quick Quip of the Month: "You're pretty uppity for a sidekick, Pal. Watch it, or I'll start calling you Artie, or...or Something Lad!"

Arachnida (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Ben Edlund
Letters:
typeset

Editorially Speaking (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
George Suarez
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Bottom half is an ad for the Rockin' Bones title by NEC.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tick Talk / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Tick Back Issues (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Tick back issues for sale by NEC.

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents)

The Tick / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ben Edlund
Inks:
Dave Garcia
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Tick; Crazed Villager
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Tick
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Tick
  3. 2. Some Obstacles and a Partial Resolution
    The Tick
  4. 3. Arachnida
  5. 4. Editorially Speaking
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Tick Talk
  7. 6. Tick Back Issues
  8. 7. [Back Cover]
    The Tick
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