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Book Title: The Tick: The Naked City|
The author of the book: Ben Edlund
ISBN 13: 9781569248287
Format files: PDF
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Edition: Da Capo Press
Date of issue: August 6th 1996
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I've never been a big fan of superheroes, but I LOVE the bumbling, yet somehow indestructible nigh-invulnerable Tick.
My first introduction to this character was the animated TV series that aired from 1994 to 1996.
I also enjoyed the live-action, Patrick Warburton vehicle that ran for only nine episodes in 2001.
This was my first look at a Tick comic, and it was pure fun. Here, we are introduced to a strange character who is on the lam from an asylum. Armed with his trusty View-Master Secret Crime Viewfinder, the Tick almost ruins a certain caped superhero, defeats a horde of ninja, and gains a sidekick - the adorable Arthur.
Another reboot was announced just this week - http://www.cnet.com/news/spooon-peter...
I'm hoping it kicks off a wave of Tick-mania. You never know. Stranger things have happened.
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Read information about the authorIn 1988, Ben Edlund launched the comic book that would make his name known to many comic and cartoon fans across the nation. It was the tale of a 300 lb., 7ft tall big blue insect named "The Tick". It was a character that Ben created a few years before in high school. The original series, drawn and written by Ben and published by New England Comics, only lasted 12 issues, but became quite popular in the underground comic world. The creation of a 13th issue is something Ben still hasn't decided against, but he has become a busy man since.
In 1994, Ben worked with Fox Kids Network to bring The Tick (and Arthur) to the small screen in an animated series. The show was a pretty faithful interpretation of the quirky heroic characters introduced in the comic book. It became an underground hit with a cult following. The show lasted for 3 seasons but eventually succumbed to being marketed as a kids show. The humor was often targeted to an older audience and trying to cater the show to children just stifled its creativity.
Fox wanted something to sell happy meals and figures. The Tick did just that, for a time, but shows would come along that Fox saw as better suited to a child audience.
Comedy Central picked up syndication rights to the show and aired it for a while. There it picked up some more fans and its popularity continued to grow.
In 2000, Ben began working on the Tick's 3rd incarnation, a live action television show. With the support of Barry Sonnenfeld (Director of Addam's Family, Men in Black), and the talent of Patrick Warburton (best known as Putty from Seinfeld) as the embodiment of big blue justice, the show had much promise. After a delay of almost a year after the acceptance of the pilot, The Tick finally aired. However, a difficult timeslot, (against NBC's Must See TV and CBS's Survivor), preemption by Baseball, as well as little promotion by the Fox Network, and other reasons I won't get into here (though I could!) would have the show end after only 8 episodes. It was the second time Fox had mismanaged one of Ben's creations.
In fall of 2002, Ben was working as a producer and writer on the Joss Whedon created show Firefly. He and Joss had worked together before on the screenplay for Titan A.E. Firefly was an innovative, character-driven space western. Unfortunately, Firefly was cancelled after only an 11 episode run, including the pilot. The only episode penned by Ben that aired was Jaynestown. And yes, Firefly was also on the Fox Network, but we've blamed them enough today. Currently Ben is writing and producing for Angel.
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