Choosy Beggar Books

“The Tick”

Posted in Miscellaneous Comics by mvblair on May 5, 2017
The-Tick-1-cover“The Tick” is one of the most infuriating comics ever, despite being one of my favorites. That there are so many reprints under different titles and in different trade paperbacks makes it extremely difficult to follow.
Still, there are few funnier comics. From Arthur to Chairface Chippendale, from his creator Ben Edlund to his worthy successor Sean Wang, the comics I’ve read have been great. They’re slapstick and satirical. It’s been eleven years since a new comic was published. Fortunately, it looks like there will be a new “The Tick” comic in August this year.

Apparently a new show is going to air on Amazon TV and the new comic will coincide with that. Why the original show was cancelled after just a handful of episodes we’ll never know. I sincerely thought it was funny, as good as the cartoon show.

“The Tick,” like the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” earlier, is a success story from the ’80s of independent comics getting picked up and turned mainstream, with good reason.

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