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Tick (1988 1st Printing) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Tick (1988 1st Printing) 1
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    (2nd Edition) inside cover. This is a first printing of Tick #1, but Tick #1 reprints the serially numbered Tick Special Edition (1st appearance) w/minor changes. NOTE: This is a 1st Printing. 1st printings do not have a 2nd or later printing notice in indicia. Written by Ben Edlund. Art and cover by Ben Edlund. 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. One page art lesson on how to draw The Tick by Ben Edlund. 36 pgs., B&W. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #2A
    Tick (1988 1st Printing) 2A
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    First printing; Ben Edlund story and art. NOTES: "Window" cut out of front cover is NOT A DEFECT (book is made that way). This is a 1st Printing. 1st printings do not have a 2nd or later printing notice in indicia. Written by Ben Edlund. Art and cover by Ben Edlund. The Tick gets a job as a crossword editor and assumes a secret identity. Will he succeed at his job or will he become a major nuisance to his co-workers? 36 pgs., B&W. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #2B
    Tick (1988 1st Printing) 2B

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    First printing; Ben Edlund story and art. NOTE: This is the 1st Printing, non die-cut edition. 1st printings do not have a 2nd or later printing notice in indicia. Written by Ben Edlund. Art and cover by Ben Edlund. The Tick gets a job as a crossword editor and assumes a secret identity. Will he succeed at his job or will he become a major nuisance to his co-workers? 36 pgs., B&W. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #3
    Tick (1988 1st Printing) 3

    First printing. NOTE: First printings do not have an indicia notice indicating a later printing. The second printing of this book has a blurb in the bottom right corner that says "Encore Presentation!" Written by Ben Edlund. Art and cover by Ben Edlund and Max Banks. The 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. 36 pgs., B&W. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #4
    Tick (1988 1st Printing) 4

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    First printing. NOTE: This is a 1st Printing. 1st printings do not have a 2nd or later printing notice in indica. Written by Ben Edlund. Art and cover by Ben Edlund and Max Banks. 1st appearance of Paul The Samurai. 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. Centerfold poster of an interior splash page.44 pgs., B&W. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #5
    Tick (1988 1st Printing) 5

    First printing. NOTE: This is a 1st Printing. 1st printings do not have a 2nd or later printing notice in indicia. Written by Ben Edlund. Art by Ben Edlund. Cover by Max Banks. The Tick, Paul and Arthur prepare to battle a million zillion ninjas but end up facing only one. Arthur becomes Tick's sidekick. The Tick pinup by Ben Edlund.44 pgs., B&W. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #6
    Tick (1988 1st Printing) 6

    First printing. NOTE: This is a 1st Printing. 1st printings do not have a 2nd or later printing notice in indica. Written by Ben Edlund. Art and cover by Ben Edlund and Dave Garcia. 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. Photo log of Edlund's round the world trip with special appearances and commentary by The Tick. 36 pgs., B&W. $2.25. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #7
    Tick (1988 1st Printing) 7

    First printing. NOTE: This is a 1st Printing. 1st printings do not have a 2nd or later printing notice in indicia. Written by Ben Edlund. Art and cover by Ben Edlund and Dave Garcia. Sallying forth on a quest for Pez, The Tick ends up helping a gum-shoe detective take on a bevy of hideous criminals as well as a pit full of man-eating alligators and cows, all in a bid to keep their leader, Chairface Chippendale, from writing his name on the moon; The Tick adopts his in-famous and little plagiarized battle cry--"SPOON!" Information on joining the Tick Society. 36 pgs., B&W. $2.25. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #8A
    Tick (1988 1st Printing) 8A

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    Regular Edition. 8-page "Red Eye" mini-comic bonus insert. First printing. NOTE: This is a 1st Printing. 1st printings do not have a 2nd or later printing notice in indica. Written by Ben Edlund. Art and cover by Ben Edlund and Dave Garcia. 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. 44 pgs., B&W. $2.25. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #8B
    Tick (1988 1st Printing) 8B
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    • Paper: White
    • Variant Cover.
    • Label #1448935020

    No Logo Variant Edition (no title, issue#, price or publisher logo). 8-page "Red Eye" mini-comic bonus insert; Ben Edlund story and art. First printing. NOTE: This is a 1st Printing. 1st printings do not have a 2nd or later printing notice in indicia. Written by Ben Edlund. Art and cover by Ben Edlund and Dave Garcia. 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. 44 pgs., B&W. $2.25.

  • Issue #9
    Tick (1988 1st Printing) 9

    First printing. NOTE: This is a 1st Printing. 1st printings do not have a 2nd or later printing notice in indica. Written by Ben Edlund. Art and cover by Ben Edlund and Dave Garcia. 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. Essay in which Ben Edlund discusses how the car used in this issue by Tick and Arthur is based on his friends real life vehicle. 36 pgs., B&W. $2.75. Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #10
    Tick (1988 1st Printing) 10

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    First printing. NOTE: This is a 1st Printing. 1st printings do not have a 2nd or later printing notice in indicia. Written by Ben Edlund. Art and cover by Ben Edlund and Dave Garcia. 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. 36 pgs., B&W. $2.75. Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #11
    Tick (1988 1st Printing) 11

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    Cover by Ben Edlund and Jeff Whiting. Two Strange Warm Men and the City of Their Dreams, script by Ben Edlund, art by Ben Edlund and Jeff Whiting; The Tick and Arthur finally make it to New York City only to find it is completely overpopulated by super heroes; They meet Agrippa who takes them to his favorite club; While Arthur is forced to hang out in the sidekick's lounge, Agrippa introduces the Tick to some of his colleagues; Unfortunately, one of his colleagues is violent, crazy and also calling himself the Tick; The Tick battles the Tick for the rights to use the name and, wouldn't you know it, the Tick wins. 36 pgs., black and white. $2.75. Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #12
    Tick (1988 1st Printing) 12

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    Cover by Ben Edlund and Jeff Whiting. One Man's Treasure...Is Another Man's Treasure, script by Ben Edlund, art by Ben Edlund and Jeff Whiting; Having defeated Barry for the right to use the super hero name "The Tick," it is determined that the Tick is also entitled to his base of operations and all of his equipment; As the Tick and Arthur move into the Tick Cave underneath Barry's mansion, their opponent turned host hatches a devious plan; When our heroes head out to investigate nefarious happenings at Brenda Industries, Barry calls his rogues gallery and tells them all about his new look, his new sidekick and where he can be found. Ben Edlund discusses a few topics including the thirteenth issue of The Tick which never materialized. 36 pgs., black and white. $2.75. Cover price $2.75.