Tick #1: The Tick!
is the very first installment of The
Tick saga. It was written by Ben Edlund and it introduces
the Tick character to the world and to The City he is destined
to protect. The issue starts with Tick unhappily trying to deal
with the boredom of life in an insane asylum and deciding to leave.
Once outside, he makes it to the City where he appoints himself
it's destined protector. The City, though, already has a protector;
The Caped Wonder, who
had been righting wrongs there for a few days ala Superman. While
jumping around on roofs and using his Secret Crime Viewfinder,
he manages to stumble into some Ninjas
interrogating Shing, but he
doesn't realize that anything untoward is happening and so he
goes off to try to find crime to fight.
eventually makes it to a diner where the classic 'Do you suck
blood' dialogue happens, but he passes out from sucking air through
the little straw. When he wakes up, he's on the subway tracks
inside a tunnel. Of course, seeing the tracks, Tick assumes he
is in the belly of a Blue Whale and so when The Caped Wonder comes
to rescue him from the train Tick naturally assumes that he is
a digestive enzyme. The pair of heroes are run over by the train
and Tick is left with nothing but Clark's hat…
issue features these Superheroes:
The Tick, Shing,
The Caped Wonder / Clark
Oppenheimer, and Arthur (background
issues features these Villains:
Tick enocunters some Ninjas. Don't worry, Tick; they're more scared
of you than you are of them...
Tick uses his crime viewfinder...