The Tick Omnibus #1 [First Edition]
(August 1990)

New England Comics, 1990 Series
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Tick / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ben Edlund
Inks
Ben Edlund
Colors
?

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
The Tick; Clark Oppenheimer; Arthur; The Running Guy

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

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Suarez (credited, signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Welcome to the world of The Tick

Arachnidia (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ben Edlund (credited, signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our fervent hope is that this collection will fall into the hands of people out there who have never seen The Tick, and that after reading The Omnibus, they will become avid fans.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Ben Edlund (credited)
Pencils
Ben Edlund (credited)
Inks
Ben Edlund (credited)
Letters
Bob Polio (credited as Robert Polio)
Editing
George Suarez (credited) (editor)

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.
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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: 4)

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

Script
Ben Edlund (credited)
Pencils
Ben Edlund (credited)
Inks
Ben Edlund (credited)
Letters
Ben Edlund

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

Story does not appear in the 1st printing.

High Rise Hijinks (Table of Contents: 5)

The Tick / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script
Ben Edlund (credited)
Pencils
Ben Edlund (credited)
Inks
Max Banks (credited as Maxfield Banks)
Letters
Bob Polio (credited as Robert Polio)
Editing
George Suarez (credited) (editor)

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
The Tick; Caped Wonder [Clark Oppenheimer]
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Epilogue (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Ben Edlund (credited)
Pencils
Ben Edlund (credited)
Inks
Max Banks (credited as Maxfield Banks)
Letters
Bob Polio (credited as Robert Polio)
Editing
George Suarez (credited) (editor)

Genre
humor; spy; superhero
Reprints

Night of a Million-Zillion Ninja (Table of Contents: 7)

The Tick / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Ben Edlund (credited)
Pencils
Ben Edlund (credited)
Inks
Max Banks (credited as Maxfield Banks)
Letters
Bob Polio (credited as Robert Polio)
Editing
George Suarez (credited) (editor)

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
The Tick; Oedipus [Oedipus Ashley Stevens]; Reginald Stevens; Amanda Stevens; Shing (Flashback); Ninjas; The District Manager
Synopsis
Tick tries to help Oedipus keep the Thorn of Oblivion out of the hands of a horde of Ninja (even though she stole it from them in the first place), but they get trapped in Oedipus' house and forced to attend her parent's dinner party.
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Keywords
Thorn of Destiny

Indexer Notes

Oedipus is a parody of Marvel's Elektra. Tick quick quip of the month: "Ninjas aren't dangerous. They're more afraid of you than you are of them..."

Tick Chronology (Table of Contents: 8)

The Tick / recap / 4 pages (report information)

Script
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Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Tick Omnibus is subtitled "Sunday Through Wednesday."
Genre
humor; superhero

Indexer Notes

Recounts the publication history of the Tick from the first New England Comics newsletter appearance through Tales Too Terrible to Tell #1. Includes details of the revisions and additions between the various printings of the early issues. Pages 2-3 are a color cover gallery of 18 different printings or editions of the issues covered in the text pages.

A Big Fight (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Ben Edlund (credited)
Pencils
Ben Edlund (credited)
Inks
Max Banks (credited as Maxfield Banks)
Letters
Bob Polio (credited as Robert Polio)
Editing
George Suarez (credited) (editor)

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
The Tick; Oedipus [Oedipus Ashley Stevens]; Arthur; Paul the Samurai; Reginald Stevens; Amanda Stevens; Shing; VILLAINS: Ninjas; The District Manager; Sagin
Synopsis
Tick and Oedipus are attacked at her parents' dinner party by a group of ninjas. After Oedipus is injured, Tick has a crisis of sanity and decides the best thing to do is destroy Ninja World, which he does. Conflict ensues over the Thorn of Destiny and Tick comes close to losing it until Arthur shows up to make sense of a few things. Paul the Samurai trails his enemy Sagin from Japan and prepares to take him down with a loaf of deadly French bread.
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Keywords
Japan; Ninja World; Thorn of Destiny

Indexer Notes

Tick Quick Quip of the Month: "What is this, a CONVENTION? Can't a guy wreak havok in privacy?"

Early Morning of a Million Zillion Ninjas (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Ben Edlund (credited)
Pencils
Max Banks (credited as Maxfield Banks)
Inks
Max Banks (credited as Maxfield Banks)
Letters
Bob Polio (credited as Robert Polio)
Editing
George Suarez (credited) (editor)

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
The Tick; Oedipus [Oedipus Ashley Stevens]; Arthur; Paul the Samurai; Reginald Stevens; Amanda Stevens; VILLAINS: Ninjas; The District Manager; Sagin (Death)
Synopsis
The Tick, Paul and Arthur prepare to battle a million zillion ninjas but end up facing only one. Arthur becomes Tick's sidekick.
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Indexer Notes

Tick Quick Quip of the Month: "That makes THREE. Three agains a MILLION ZILLION. I've seen better odds. But we've got DESTINY on our side."

The Tick Travel Log (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Ben Edlund
Pencils
Ben Edlund; Aaron Young (photos); Jim Young (photos)
Inks
Dave Garcia; Aaron Young (photos); Jim Young (photos)
Letters
Ben Edlund; typeset

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
FEATURE: The Tick; Ben Edlund
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Indexer Notes

Photo log of Edlund's round the world trip with special appearances and commentary by The Tick.

Villans Inc. (Table of Contents: 12)

The Tick / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Ben Edlund (credited)
Pencils
Ben Edlund (credited)
Inks
Dave Garcia (credited)
Letters
Bob Polio (credited as Robert Polio)
Editing
George Suarez (credited) (editor)

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
FEATURE: The Tick; GUESTS: Arthur; The Running Guy; VILLAIN: The Red Scare
Synopsis
The Running Guy tries to stage a mock battle with The Red Scare to make his reputation as a hero but The Tick intervenes and ruins the deal.
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Indexer Notes

Tick Quick Quip of the Month: "You can't hit me! I'm Cat-Like!"

Epilogue (Table of Contents: 13)

The Tick / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Ben Edlund (credited)
Pencils
Ben Edlund (credited)
Inks
Dave Garcia (credited)
Letters
Bob Polio (credited as Robert Polio)
Editing
George Suarez (credited) (editor)

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
The Tick; Clark Oppenheimer; Oedipus; Brachiating Man; District Manager; Whirling Dervishes; Red Scare; Mucilage Man
Synopsis
The Tick goes on patrol and meets Brachiating Man. Brachiating Man suggests that by combining forces they could eliminate crime. The Tick is only interested in fighting crime, not eliminating it.
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[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 14)

The Tick / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ben Edlund (signed as Edlund)
Inks
Ben Edlund (signed as Edlund)
Colors
Ben Edlund ?

Genre
humor; superhero
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Tick
  2. 1. ["Welcome to the world of The Tick"]
  3. 2. Arachnidia
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    The Tick
  5. 4. How to Draw The Tick
    The Tick
  6. 5. High Rise Hijinks
    The Tick
  7. 6. Epilogue
    The Tick
  8. 7. Night of a Million-Zillion Ninja
    The Tick
  9. 8. Tick Chronology
    The Tick
  10. 9. A Big Fight
    The Tick
  11. 10. Early Morning of a Million Zillion Ninjas
    The Tick
  12. 11. The Tick Travel Log
    The Tick
  13. 12. Villans Inc.
    The Tick
  14. 13. Epilogue
    The Tick
  15. 14. [Back Cover]
    The Tick
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