The Chroma-Tick

    (NEC, 1992-1993)
™ and ©1992 Ben Edlund

NEC Press is best known for their highly successful and popular black-and-white series, The Tick. The company grew at an exponential pace in the late 1980s and early 1990s. As the fan base for the nigh-invulnerable blue guy grew, so did the NEC bank accounts. In 1992, NEC decided to share the wealth and reprint the early issues of “The Tick” in color so that Tick fans could enjoy the series fully. The new series was entitled, “The Chroma-Tick.”

Issues would often feature updated artwork and new articles by the Tick’s creator, writer, and penciler, Ben Edlund. Each issue also offered cards, posters, and other paraphernalia for the fans.

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  NotesWriterArtist

#1

  2/1/1992
  $3.95
  $6.00
5 copies available from $2.99
Reprints The Tick #1 in color; Trading cardsBen EdlundBen Edlund

#2

  6/1/1992
  $3.95
  $3.75
5 copies available from $2.38
Trading cardsBen EdlundBen Edlund

#3

  8/1/1992
  $3.50
  $3.25
5 copies available from $1.95
ReprintsBen EdlundBen Edlund

#4

  10/1/1992
  $2.95
  $6.50
3 copies available from $2.99
Regular coverBen EdlundBen Edlund

#4 Variation A

  10/1/1992
  $2.95
  $3.50
1 copy available for $9.99
Perot cover; Reprints The Tick #4 in colorBen EdlundBen Edlund

#4 Variation B

  10/1/1992
  $2.95
  $28.00
1 copy available for $9.99
Clinton coverBen EdlundBen Edlund

#4 Variation C

  10/1/1992
  $3.50
  $2.00
1 copy available for $2.00
Bush CoverBen EdlundBen Edlund

#5

  10/1/1993
  $2.95
  $4.75
3 copies available from $3.50
Reprints The Tick #5 in colorBen EdlundMax Banks

#6

  6/1/1993
  $3.50
  $3.00
3 copies available from $1.95
Includes trading cardBen EdlundBen Edlund

#7

  9/1/1993
  $3.50
  $3.75
3 copies available from $2.99
Reprints The TIck #7 in colorBen EdlundBen Edlund

#8

  11/1/1993
  $3.50
  $5.25
4 copies available from $4.50
Reprints The Tick #8 in colorBen EdlundBen Edlund

#9

  1/1/1994
  $3.50
  $3.25
3 copies available from $2.99
Reprints The Tick #9 in colorBen EdlundBen Edlund

Book #1

 
  $15.95
  $16.00
No copies available
Collects 1-6Ben EdlundBen Edlund, Max Banks

Book #1 (2nd printing)

 
  $15.95
  $16.00
No copies available
2nd edition; C. 1998; Collects 1-6; Cover reads“The Tick: The Naked City"; Published by Marlowe & CompanyBen EdlundBen Edlund