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The Tick Omnibus: Sunday through Wednesday

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Collecting issues 1-6 of The Tick in one volume, with a few supplemental materials.


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Collecting issues 1-6 of The Tick in one volume, with a few supplemental materials.

30 review for The Tick Omnibus: Sunday through Wednesday

  1. 4 out of 5

    Noran Miss Pumkin

    SPOON!!!! is this big blue friend's battle cry. yes not spork, but spoon! with authur, the CPA, who whats to fight crime, and just so happens to find a moth suit--that allows him to fly. cpa--moth suit, it just fits on so many levels on goodie goodness! what, you just worte that line, but i reply that is how our very less the bright big blue defender of freedom speaks--ALL the time my friends, and soon shall you too. the comics are nothing like the cartoon coolness the spawn, or the short lived l SPOON!!!! is this big blue friend's battle cry. yes not spork, but spoon! with authur, the CPA, who whats to fight crime, and just so happens to find a moth suit--that allows him to fly. cpa--moth suit, it just fits on so many levels on goodie goodness! what, you just worte that line, but i reply that is how our very less the bright big blue defender of freedom speaks--ALL the time my friends, and soon shall you too. the comics are nothing like the cartoon coolness the spawn, or the short lived live action thingie i could not figure out. this are weird and whacked and wild! they are fun and funky. i wish i had kept up with the series, but lost it with time. the villians are neato. i have all the toys too from the show. may you have a crime-free day chum, oh yes!

  2. 5 out of 5

    'kris Pung

    Marvel and DC pay attention this is how you do a funny superhero book.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Aaron Meyer

    The Tick rocks! You want some great (somewhat) super hero comics with a healthy dose of humor, then this is the place!

  4. 4 out of 5

    D.M.

    Before the cartoon series, before the live-action TV show, even before the handful of spinoff comics this series launched, there was this book collecting the first few issues of the now-beloved and always-outlandish superhero parody The Tick. In this series, Ben Edlund managed to both lovingly lampoon and easily pay tribute to the decades-old comic-book superhero tradition. In the first six issues collected here, we're thrown immediately into a world that somehow sits between our own and the fant Before the cartoon series, before the live-action TV show, even before the handful of spinoff comics this series launched, there was this book collecting the first few issues of the now-beloved and always-outlandish superhero parody The Tick. In this series, Ben Edlund managed to both lovingly lampoon and easily pay tribute to the decades-old comic-book superhero tradition. In the first six issues collected here, we're thrown immediately into a world that somehow sits between our own and the fantasy-reality of capes and cowls. In the world herein created, superheroes are few and far between, though supervillains seem plentiful. We start with The Tick himself, who's never given an identity beyond that of the nigh-invulnerable protector of The City. From his humble, anonymous beginnings in an asylum, through an escape we (for now) have to just assume happened, we move on into his encounters with the budding population of fellow local superheroes (including his future sidekick Arthur), the irritating but ever-present low-budget ninjas and a sidewise takeoff on Marvel's Elektra. Beyond the story, though, we see Edlund blooming as an artist, a storyteller and a writer. A quick glance at the opening pages compared to the final ones in this collection are enough to show the huge strides he takes in the three-plus years he took to tell the tale of these four days. What started as a slightly vague poke at the ideas behind superheroes comes around by the end to being a damn funny book that affectionately honours their faults as well as their merits. It's all done with the lightest touch (mostly) and starring quite possibly the most naive, idiotic and honourable man-in-tights of them all. This edition is presented in the original black-and-white, with new art on the wrap-around jacket, a reprinted (in blue) poster on the wrap-around endpapers. Beyond the issues are also included: a thorough history of the printings (and reprintings) of the original issues and other stories, with a full-colour insert showing the covers of all the books listed; a three-page 'Tick Travel-log,' with commentary and photos of The Tick on his (and Edlund's) travels through Europe; an 'Epilogue' to the Oedipus/Paul the Samurai/ninja story; the one-page 'How to Draw The Tick,' from a later printing of one of the issues; an unsigned foreword (presumably from the publisher); and a one-page introduction from Edlund. Later editions are printed better and on better stock, so only seek out this original one for collecting's sake.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Popoplant

    The Tick is my favorite super hero! I loved the cartoon as a kid and while the comic has a grittier art style, the comedy is still alive and thriving. The villains are crazy, the heroes are even crazier, and (view spoiler)[the magical artifact is a hoax (hide spoiler)] ! It encapsulates how I imagine heroes would be in the real world: regular people who are bored with their mundane lives, so they escape by wearing silly costumes and looking for crime to fight (view spoiler)[(even if it means payi The Tick is my favorite super hero! I loved the cartoon as a kid and while the comic has a grittier art style, the comedy is still alive and thriving. The villains are crazy, the heroes are even crazier, and (view spoiler)[the magical artifact is a hoax (hide spoiler)] ! It encapsulates how I imagine heroes would be in the real world: regular people who are bored with their mundane lives, so they escape by wearing silly costumes and looking for crime to fight (view spoiler)[(even if it means paying a guy to be your nemesis) (hide spoiler)] . Each of the characters are charismatic in their own way, and their interactions are super fun; this comic is full of personality and doesn't take itself too seriously! :)

  6. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    Finally read some Tick comics! I watched the cartoon and live action show when they aired. The new live action show pilot episode is out on amazon, a scene in Arthur's apartment taken right from this volume. The Tick is like accidentally funny in his narration and dialogue, it's great. The ninjas cracked me up, especially when they were the hedge. Plays the fine line between crazy and superhero to its full comedic possibilities. Everyone is inept and ridiculous, they all complement each other. Finally read some Tick comics! I watched the cartoon and live action show when they aired. The new live action show pilot episode is out on amazon, a scene in Arthur's apartment taken right from this volume. The Tick is like accidentally funny in his narration and dialogue, it's great. The ninjas cracked me up, especially when they were the hedge. Plays the fine line between crazy and superhero to its full comedic possibilities. Everyone is inept and ridiculous, they all complement each other.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Darrenglass

    You know those books that you loved in high school but when you go back and re-read them two decades later they arent nearly as clever as you remember them being? Yeah, The Tick was one of those for me. Some of this probably is because I have matured (somewhat) and some of it is because superhero parodies feel far less groundbreaking at this point, but it did not live up to my memories.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Yvensong

    The Tick is one of the wildest and wonderful parodies of the super hero genre ever put out. This volume contains the first 6 Tick comics and an epilogue. We meet The Tick, Arthur, Paul the Samurai, and several other whacked characters who fill this absolutely silly world.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Alger Smythe-Hopkins

    Not as anarchic and insane as I remember, but still very much fun.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Harris

    Check out my review of this series on Booklikes, Seeking Sequences segment! Check out my review of this series on Booklikes, Seeking Sequences segment!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Wendy

    fun & funny, but not as funny as when patrick warburton does it. gives some extra background for those of us who have not yet seen the animated series. Huzzah, I say!!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    SPOON!!!!! The comics are much better than the cartoon or live action series were. Read them! Now!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Austin Storm

    It's mostly there, right from the beginning - the anarchic fun, comic book send-ups, and the heart. It could have been a slight parody, but the Tick is one of the great comic book superheroes. It's mostly there, right from the beginning - the anarchic fun, comic book send-ups, and the heart. It could have been a slight parody, but the Tick is one of the great comic book superheroes.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Brian Rogers

    Keen! I reread my originals of these (some signed!) in advance of watching the new TV show. It's amazing how bizarre and off beat this series is, and how much it managed to take off. Keen! I reread my originals of these (some signed!) in advance of watching the new TV show. It's amazing how bizarre and off beat this series is, and how much it managed to take off.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Kole

    A very silly, actually funny parody of the Superhero comic book genre. Highly recommended.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jdetrick

    This is rough, but it has some great ideas and really funny jokes in it. There's a little bit of gay humor which has aged incredibly poorly, but otherwise, this holds up. This is rough, but it has some great ideas and really funny jokes in it. There's a little bit of gay humor which has aged incredibly poorly, but otherwise, this holds up.

  17. 4 out of 5

    David Thomas

    Fantastic parody of 'roided out brainless 90's superhero comics. Fantastic parody of 'roided out brainless 90's superhero comics.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Joe

    Peachy Keen! Honestly, what else can you say about a comic series where the big blue hero gets to throw a chimney at a group of taunting ninjas?

  19. 5 out of 5

    Mark

  20. 4 out of 5

    S. Zimmer

  21. 5 out of 5

    Adam Burton

  22. 4 out of 5

    H.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Darryl

  24. 5 out of 5

    Don

  25. 4 out of 5

    M.L.D.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Elena

  27. 5 out of 5

    Bob Bradshaw

  28. 4 out of 5

    Matt

  29. 5 out of 5

    Mark

  30. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

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