The Tick

    (NEC, 1988-2000, 2012-2019)
NEC Press

He’s strong! He’s powerful! He’s nigh invulnerable! He’s a great, big, oversized super-hero with the intelligence level of topsoil. Oh yes, and to his fans, he’s known as the Tick.

Written and drawn by Ben Edlund at tiny New England Comics Press, the Tick has become one of the most beloved of the independent comics. Its star is a grinning idiot who dances across rooftops scanning for crime with his Secret Crime Viewfinder (a ViewMaster™). The only thing that saves him from certain destruction due to his own folly is his tick-like “nigh invulnerability.” So when he meets up with the neighborhood Ninja, their throwing stars and knives simply bounce right off. It’s a good thing, too, as readers everywhere would mourn if anything were to happen to their favorite bug wannabee.

Jump to issue:
  NotesWriterArtist

#1

  6/1/1988
  $1.75
  $850.00
2 copies available from $430.00
Black background on coverBen EdlundBen Edlund

#1 (2nd printing)

  3/1/1989
  $1.95
  $70.00
3 copies available from $34.95
2nd printingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#1 (3rd printing)

 
  $1.95
  $53.00
1 copy available for $35.00
3rd printingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#1 (4th printing)

  12/1/1989
  $2.25
  $31.00
3 copies available from $9.38
4th printingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#1 (5th printing)

  4/1/1991
  $2.75
  $2.50
No copies available
5th printingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#1 (6th printing)

 
  $2.75
  $2.50
No copies available
6th printingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#1 (7th printing)

  4/1/1996
  $2.75
  $2.00
No copies available
7th printing; B&WBen EdlundBen Edlund

#1 (8th printing)

  8/1/1996
  $2.75
  $1.50
No copies available
8th printing; Tenth Anniversary; B&WBen EdlundBen Edlund

#1 (9th printing)

  3/1/1998
  $2.95
  $2.95
No copies available
9th printing; Blue background on coverBen EdlundBen Edlund

#2

  9/1/1988
  $1.75
  $155.00
2 copies available from $34.95
Die-cut coverBen EdlundBen Edlund

#2 (2nd printing)

  3/1/1989
  $1.95
  $15.00
2 copies available from $10.00
2nd printingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#2 (3rd printing)

  6/1/1989
  $1.95
  $13.00
1 copy available for $29.99
3rd printingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#2 (4th printing)

  12/1/1989
  $2.25
  $13.50
2 copies available from $8.25
4th printingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#2 (5th printing)

  7/1/1991
  $2.75
  $6.00
No copies available
5th printingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#2 (6th printing)

  1/1/1995
  $0.00
  $2.75
No copies available
6th printingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#2 (7th printing)

  8/1/1996
  $0.00
  $2.75
No copies available
7th printing; Tenth AnniversaryBen EdlundBen Edlund

#2 (8th printing)

  3/1/1998
  $2.95
  $2.95
No copies available
8th printingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#2 Special Cover

 
  $0.00
  $15.00
No copies available
Without die-cut coverBen EdlundBen Edlund

#3

  12/1/1988
  $1.75
  $17.00
3 copies available from $1.99
 Ben EdlundBen Edlund

#3 (2nd printing)

  11/1/1989
  $2.25
  $2.25
2 copies available from $1.95
Yellow stripe on cover saying Encore PresentationBen EdlundBen Edlund

#3 (3rd printing)

  4/1/1990
  $2.75
  $2.75
No copies available
3rd printingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#3 (4th printing)

 
  $2.75
  $3.00
No copies available
4th printingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#3 (5th printing)

  8/1/1993
  $2.75
  $5.50
No copies available
5th printingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#3 (6th printing)

  1/1/1995
  $0.00
  $2.75
No copies available
6th printingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#3 (7th printing)

  8/1/1996
  $0.00
  $2.75
2 copies available from $2.75
7th printing; Tenth AnniversaryBen EdlundBen Edlund

#3 (8th printing)

  3/1/1998
  $0.00
  $3.00
1 copy available for $2.95
8th printingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#4

  4/1/1989
  $1.95
  $27.00
3 copies available from $11.50
1st Appearance of Paul the SamuraiBen EdlundBen Edlund

#4 (2nd printing)

  12/1/1989
  $2.25
  $2.75
1 copy available for $3.95
2nd printing; 1st appearance of Paul the SamuraiBen EdlundBen Edlund

#4 (3rd printing)

  6/1/1991
  $2.75
  $2.75
No copies available
3rd printing; 1st appearance of Paul the SamuraiBen EdlundBen Edlund

#4 (4th printing)

 
  $2.75
  $2.75
No copies available
4th printing; 1st appearance of Paul the SamuraiBen EdlundBen Edlund

#4 (5th printing)

 
  $2.75
  $2.75
No copies available
5th printing; 1st appearance of Paul the SamuraiBen EdlundBen Edlund

#4 (6th printing)

  1/1/1995
  $0.00
  $5.25
No copies available
6th printing; 1st appearance of Paul the SamuraiBen EdlundBen Edlund

#4 (7th printing)

  8/1/1996
  $2.75
  $3.00
No copies available
7th printing; 1st appearance of Paul the Samurai; Tenth AnniversaryBen EdlundBen Edlund

#4 (8th printing)

  3/1/1998
  $0.00
  $3.00
No copies available
8th printing; 1st appearance of Paul the SamuraiBen EdlundBen Edlund

#5

  8/1/1989
  $1.95
  $8.00
5 copies available from $5.25
ScarcerBen EdlundBen Edlund

#5 (2nd printing)

  3/1/1992
  $2.75
  $2.75
No copies available
2nd printingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#5 (3rd printing)

 
  $0.00
  $5.50
1 copy available for $1.99
3rd printingBen EdlundMax Banks

#5 (4th printing)

  8/1/1996
  $0.00
  $3.00
No copies available
4th printing; Tenth AnniversaryBen EdlundMax Banks

#5 (5th printing)

  2/1/1998
  $0.00
  $3.00
No copies available
5th printingBen EdlundMax Banks

#6

  11/1/1989
  $2.25
  $19.00
4 copies available from $6.99
 Ben EdlundBen Edlund

#6 (2nd printing)

  8/1/1991
  $2.75
  $2.75
No copies available
 Ben EdlundBen Edlund

#6 (3rd printing)

  3/1/1992
  $2.75
  $2.75
No copies available
 Ben EdlundBen Edlund

#6 (4th printing)

  9/1/1995
  $2.75
  $2.25
No copies available
4th printing; Photos of various Landmarks Around The World Featuring The Tick in each one; Photos by Aaron & Jim YoungBen EdlundBen Edlund

#6 (5th printing)

  9/1/1996
  $2.75
  $2.25
1 copy available for $1.50
5th printing; Tenth Anniversay Issue; Photos of various Landmarks Around The World Featuring The Tick in each one; Photos by Aaron & Jim YoungBen EdlundBen Edlund

#6 (6th printing)

  2/1/1998
  $2.95
  $2.95
No copies available
6th printing; Photos of various Landmarks Around The World Featuring The Tick in each one.; Photos by Aaron & Jim YoungBen EdlundBen Edlund

#7

  2/1/1990
  $2.25
  $6.50
4 copies available from $4.00
 Ben EdlundBen Edlund

#7 (2nd printing)

  11/1/1991
  $2.75
  $2.75
No copies available
2nd printingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#7 (3rd printing)

  9/1/1995
  $2.75
  $1.75
1 copy available for $1.75
3rd printingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#7 (4th printing)

 
  $2.25
  $1.00
No copies available
4th printingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#7 (5th printing)

  2/1/1998
  $0.00
  $3.00
No copies available
5th printingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#8

  7/1/1990
  $2.25
  $7.50
3 copies available from $6.00
Cover includes logoBen EdlundBen Edlund

#8 (2nd printing)

  3/1/1992
  $2.75
  $5.50
1 copy available for $1.99
2nd printingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#8 (3rd printing)

  9/1/1995
  $2.75
  $2.25
No copies available
3rd printingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#8 (4th printing)

 
  $0.00
  $3.00
No copies available
4th printingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#8 (5th printing)

  2/1/1998
  $2.95
  $2.95
No copies available
5th printing; Cover includes logoBen EdlundBen Edlund

#8 Special Cover

  7/1/1990
  $0.00
  $9.50
1 copy available for $24.00
No logo on coverBen EdlundBen Edlund

#9

  3/1/1991
  $2.75
  $7.50
3 copies available from $0.45
1st Appearance of The Chainsaw VigilanteBen EdlundBen Edlund

#9 (2nd printing)

  9/1/1995
  $2.75
  $4.75
1 copy available for $5.99
1st Appearance of The Chainsaw Vigilante; 1nd PrintingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#9 (4th printing)

  1/1/1998
  $0.00
  $3.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of The Chainsaw Vigilante; Letter column reprints early Capt. Amazing strip by Scott (PVP) KurtzBen EdlundBen Edlund

#10

  10/1/1991
  $2.75
  $7.00
3 copies available from $2.99
 Ben EdlundBen Edlund

#10 (2nd printing)

  4/1/1996
  $0.00
  $3.00
No copies available
 Ben EdlundBen Edlund

#10 (3rd printing)

  8/1/1996
  $2.75
  $3.00
No copies available
3rd printing; Tenth AnniversaryBen EdlundBen Edlund

#10 (4th printing)

  1/1/1998
  $2.95
  $2.95
No copies available
4th printingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#11

  8/1/1992
  $2.75
  $12.50
No copies available
 Ben EdlundBen Edlund

#11 (2nd printing)

  9/1/1995
  $2.75
  $1.10
No copies available
2nd printingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#11 (3rd printing)

  8/1/1996
  $2.75
  $2.75
No copies available
3rd printing; Tenth AnniversaryBen EdlundBen Edlund

#11 (4th printing)

  1/1/1998
  $2.95
  $2.95
1 copy available for $2.25
4th printingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#12

  5/1/1993
  $2.75
  $24.00
2 copies available from $9.99
 Ben EdlundBen Edlund

#12 (2nd printing)

  9/1/1995
  $2.75
  $18.00
2 copies available from $5.99
2nd PrintingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#12 (3rd printing)

  8/1/1996
  $2.75
  $2.75
No copies available
3rd printing; Tenth AnniversaryBen EdlundBen Edlund

#12 (4th printing)

  1/1/1998
  $2.95
  $2.95
No copies available
4th printingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#12 (5th printing)

  11/1/2000
  $2.95
  $2.95
No copies available
5th printingBen EdlundBen Edlund

#12 Limited Edition

 
  $0.00
  $10.50
No copies available
Gold spider foil on frontBen EdlundBen Edlund

#13

  11/1/2000
  $3.50
  $3.50
No copies available
Pseudo-Tick editionMarc SilviaMychailo Kazybrid

#100

  6/1/2012
  $6.99
  $5.00
2 copies available from $4.49
 Benito CerenoLes Mcclaine

#101

  11/1/2012
  $6.99
  $11.50
2 copies available from $9.99
 Benito CerenoLes Mcclaine

Book #1

  9/1/1990
  $12.95
  $13.00
No copies available
The Tick Omnibus: Sunday through WednesdayBen EdlundBen Edlund, Max Banks

Book #1 (2nd printing)

 
  $10.95
  $11.00
No copies available
Collects The Tick #1-3; Tick Golden Age Complete Works; ca. 2010Marc SilviaGarcia, Kazybrid

Book #1 Limited Edition

  12/1/2000
  $19.95
  $19.95
No copies available
Limited Gold Edition; Includes signatures by Robert Polio, George Suarez and Ben Edlund with Tick head sketch; Limited 3000Ben EdlundBen Edlund

Book #2

  6/1/1992
  $10.95
  $11.00
No copies available
The Tick Omnibus 2Ben EdlundBen Edlund

Book #3

  6/1/1992
  $10.95
  $22.00
No copies available
The Tick Omnibus 3Ben EdlundBen Edlund

Book #4

 
  $15.95
  $16.00
No copies available
Reprints The Tick #1-6Ben EdlundBen Edlund

Deluxe Set #1

  12/1/2008
  $35.00
  $36.00
No copies available
Collects Tick #1-13; The Tick: The Complete EdlundBen EdlundBen Edlund, Max Banks

Deluxe Set #1 (2nd printing)

 
  $35.99
  $35.99
No copies available
 Benito CerenoBen Edlund

Free Comic Book Day #1

  5/1/2010
  $0.00
  $1.10
13 copies available from $1.10
Free Comic Book Day 2010Ben EdlundBen Edlund

Free Comic Book Day #2

  6/1/2011
  $0.00
  $2.00
1 copy available for $2.99
Free Comic Book Day 2011Benito CerenoLes McClaine

Free Comic Book Day #2013

  5/1/2013
  $0.00
  $0.80
No copies available
Free Comic Book Day 2013Jeff McClellandDuane Redhead, Pietro

Free Comic Book Day #2014

  6/1/2014
  $0.00
  $0.70
1 copy available for $2.50
Free Comic Book Day 2014Jeff McClellandDuane Redhead, Ian Chase Nichols

Free Comic Book Day #2015

  5/1/2015
  $0.31
  $0.90
No copies available
Free Comic Book Day 2015Jeff Mcclelland, Benito CerenoDuane Redhead, Les McClaine

Free Comic Book Day #2016

  5/1/2016
  $0.00
  $0.90
1 copy available for $0.90
Free Comic Book Day 2016Jeff McclellandDuane Redhead, Ian Nichols

Free Comic Book Day #2017

  5/1/2017
  $0.00
  $1.00
1 copy available for $3.84
Free Comic Book Day 2017Jeff McclellandDuane Redhead

Free Comic Book Day #2018

  5/1/2018
  $0.00
  $0.90
2 copies available from $0.90
Free Comic Book Day 2018Jeff McClelland, Tony SedaniIan Nichols, Tony Sedani

Free Comic Book Day #2019

  6/1/2019
  $0.00
  $0.60
1 copy available for $0.60
Free Comic Book Day 2019Ian Nichols, Tony Sedani, Jeff McClellandIan Nichols, Tony Sedani, Jeff McComsey

Free Comic Book Day #2020

  8/1/2020
  $0.00
  $6.99
5 copies available from $2.00
Free Comic Book Day 2020Jeff McClellandIan Chase Nichols

Special Edition #1

  3/1/1988
  $4.50
  $50.00
No copies available
Special edition; 1st Appearance of The TickBen EdlundBen Edlund

Special Edition #1 (2nd printing)

  5/1/1996
  $5.95
  $6.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of The Tick; Inside cover same as SE 1 first printing; Special Edition RepriseBen EdlundBen Edlund

Special Edition #2

  6/1/1988
  $1.50
  $25.00
No copies available
Special edition; 2nd Appearance of The TickBen EdlundBen Edlund

Special Edition #2 (2nd printing)

 
  $5.95
  $4.75
No copies available
2nd Appearance of The Tick; Inside cover same as SE 2 first printing; Special Edition RepriseBen EdlundBen Edlund

Special Edition #2016

  12/1/2016
  $4.99
  $7.50
1 copy available for $7.95
Local Comic Shop Day 2016Jeff McClellandDuane Redhead