The Tick #8 [first printing]
(July 1990)

New England Comics, 1988 Series
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Volume
?
Price
2.25 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
NEC New England Comics Press
Barcode
?
Editing
George Suarez (publisher); Bill Devine (Managing Editor); Bob Polio (Art Director)

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].
This issue has variants:

[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: 1)

The Tick / credits, title page / 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: 2)

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

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
The Tick; 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: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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: 5) (Expand) /

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

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Tick / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ben Edlund
Inks
Dave Garcia
Colors
?

Genre
superhero; humor
Characters
Chainsaw Vigilante
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
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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