(June 1988)

New England Comics, 1988 Series
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Volume
?
Price
1.75 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
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 at least 9 printings each with a different color background behind The Tick (1st print is black); 2nd March 1989 $1.95 price Red background; 3rd June 1989 $1.95 price Yellow background; 4th Dec. 1989 $2.25 price Orange background; 5th April 1991 $2.75 price Pink background with white bubbles; One of the later printings is from March 1998 $2.95 price Blue background; Information on other printings is unavailable at this time but welcome; Second print and beyond have 4 extra story pages that do not appear in the 1st print.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Tick / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ben Edlund
Inks
Ben Edlund
Colors
Ben Edlund (?)
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Bored..'
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
The Tick
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Tick / comic story / 27 pages (report information)

Script
Ben Edlund
Pencils
Ben Edlund
Inks
Ben Edlund
Letters
Bob Polio

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
The Tick (1st appearance); Clark Oppenheimer (1st appearance); VILLAINS: Ninjas
Synopsis
The Tick arrives straight from the nuthouse and into The City where he decides to be a superhero. After having a tussle with ninjas and being run over by a train, he is no closer to realizing his lofty goals.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Tick quick quip of the month: "I...AM...NOT...A...ROACH. I AM A TICK. In fact I...uh...I've never seen a roach in my life!!!"

How to Draw The Tick (Table of Contents: 2)

The Tick / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ben Edlund
Pencils
Ben Edlund
Inks
Ben Edlund
Letters
Ben Edlund

Genre
superhero; humor
Characters
FEATURE: The Tick
Synopsis
One page art lesson on how to draw The Tick with accompanying oval.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story does not appear in the 1st printing.

The Tick (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Ben Edlund
Pencils
Ben Edlund
Inks
Ben Edlund
Letters
Ben Edlund; Typeset

Genre
superhero; humor
Characters
FEATURE: The Tick
Synopsis
The Tick escapes from the asylum.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story does not appear in the 1st printing; This is a very early (and rather rough) try at The Tick by Edlund that appeared in the New England Comics Newsletter #14 and 15 which predate The Tick #1.

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Tick / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ben Edlund
Inks
Ben Edlund
Colors
Ben Edlund ?

Genre
humor; superhero
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["'Bored..'"]
    The Tick
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Tick
  3. 2. How to Draw The Tick
    The Tick
  4. 3. The Tick
    The Tick
  5. 4. [Back Cover]
    The Tick
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