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The Tick


The Tick Image File history File links Download high resolution version (400x608, 9 KB) This work is copyrighted. ...

Publisher New England Comics Press
First appearance New England Comics Newsletter #14, July/August 1986
Created by Ben Edlund
Characteristics
Abilities Nigh-invulnerability, super strength, "Drama power"

The Tick is the name of a series of comic books and an animated TV series created in 1986 by Ben Edlund, following the exploits of a blue-skinned muscular man named The Tick who fights crime in a place simply called "The City". He is an absurdist spoof of the superhero genre, originally found in an independent comic book series started in 1993, subsequently gaining popularity through an animated television series on the Fox Network. Video games and a live-action television series have also been based on the character. New England Comics is a comic book retail chain and publisher headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts, USA. They are known for publishing The Tick comic books. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to the date or issue of a characters first appearance. ... Ben Edlund is a comic book artist and writer and television screenwriter. ... Ben Edlund is a comic book artist and writer and television screenwriter. ... Surreal humour is a form of humour based on bizarre juxtapositions, absurd situations, and nonsense logic. ... Parody of Back to the Future In contemporary usage, a parody is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... Look up genre in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... For the animal, see Fox. ...

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Character profile

A square-jawed, muscular, bright blue figure with antennae sticking up from his head, the Tick is a surreal parody of superheroes. The Tick is high-spirited, frequently obtuse, and prone to quipping odd, dim remarks and "inspirational" speeches filled with bizarre metaphors. His superpowers are nigh-invulnerability, which allows him to crash and bang about without injury; super strength (he can bend a steel girder with ease); and something referred to as "drama power", or basically a tendency for the Tick's powers to increase as the situation becomes more dramatic. He can also survive out in space without a suit and underwater without oxygen. He is known for his nonsensical battle cry, "Spoooooon!", which he decided upon one day while eating breakfast (specifically the cereal "Drama Flakes"). This photograph, a cow with antlers standing on a pole, is an example of surreal humour. ... Superhero fiction invariably features characters with superhuman, supernatural and/or paranormal abilities, often referred to as superpowers, also spelled super-powers. Below is a list of many of those that have been known to be used. ... A battle cry is a yell or chant taken up in battle, usually by members of the same military unit. ... Some influential comedians have long regarded certain words in the English language as being inherently funny and have used these to enhance the humor of their comic routines. ...


Like many superheroes, The Tick has a sidekick: an accountant named Arthur, who wears a white moth suit that allows him to fly, although he is often mistaken for a bunny due to the long ear-like antennae of his costume and the fact that his wings are often folded up inside his briefcase. The Tick is impulsive, and Arthur serves as a sort of conscience; the hero often irks his sidekick. The Tick's battle cry is "SPOON!" Arthur's "battle cry" is "Not in the face! Not in the face!" Don Quixote and Sancho Panza unsuccessfully confront windmills. ... Arthur is a fictional character in the storyline of The Tick. ...


Originally featured in an independent comic book series, The Tick and Arthur were made popular by an animated television series (1994 – 96) and a live action television series (2001 – 02). Both series aired on the Fox Network. According to the live action series The Tick is 6'6" weighs 230lbs (1 foot, six inches and a hundred seventy pounds less than his dimensions in the comic) and has black hair and blue eyes. A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... For the animal, see Fox. ...


In all of his incarnations, The Tick is surrounded by a cast of equally absurd superheroes and villains, many of them parodies of popular comic book characters and character types. The Tick lives in a city called "The City". In the animated series, The Tick was assigned to the city after his "Cabinet of Terror", billed by Tick as the best destruction device 1974 had to offer, exploded during his city alignment selection trials at the National Super Institute Convention in Reno, Nevada. According to the series' companion book, Mighty Blue Justice!, at least one of the judges was amazed by this (perhaps by The Tick's survival), awarding The Tick a score of 10 out of 10. People have postulated that The City was a home for "reject" heroes and villains; this account flies in the face of that. The City is the principal location in the various iterations of the character known as The Tick from the eponymous comic book series, cartoon series, and short-lived live-action TV series. ...


In the original comic books, the Tick is/was apparently legally insane, an escapee from a mental institution (possibly for super-powered individuals) located not too far from The City.


History

In 1993, 24-year-old Ben Edlund created The Tick as a mascot for the newsletter of New England Comics in Boston, where he was a customer on occasion. The character, which somewhat resembled The Cockroach from Cerebus the Aardvark, became popular and the store financed a few black and white comic books, written and illustrated by Edlund and featuring the character. In 1994, The Tick #4 introduced Arthur. A mascot, originally a fetish-like term for any person, animal, or thing supposed to bring luck, is now something—typically an animal or human character—used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school, professional sports team (the name often corresponds with the mascot... New England Comics is a comic book retail chain and publisher headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts, USA. They are known for publishing The Tick comic books. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... A supporting character of Dave Sims epic 300 issue series Cerebus The Aardvark. ... Cerebus the Aardvark (or simply Cerebus) is an independent comic book, written and illustrated by Canadian artist Dave Sim, with backgrounds by fellow Canadian Gerhard. ...


The Tick became extensively popular in the underground comics scene. Soon New England Comics published a regular series in color which featured the character. Spinoffs followed which featured characters such as Paul The Samurai, Man-Eating Cow, and Chainsaw Vigilante. Edlund continued to write and illustrate these projects through his years as an undergraduate film student at Massachusetts College of Art. The term underground comics or comix describes the self-published or small press comic books that sprang up in the US in the late 1960s. ... A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... The Tick is a comedic superhero, created by Ben Edlund in 1986. ... The Chainsaw Vigilante (real name Henry Hearst) is a character who first appeared in Ben Edlunds The Tick (issue #9) making several reappearences before having his own spin-off series written by Zander Cannon. ... MassArt, August 2005 Massachusetts College of Art (also known as MassArt) is a publicly funded college of visual and applied art, founded in 1873. ...

The Tick: Mighty Blue Justice!
The Tick: Mighty Blue Justice!

In 1994, the Fox Network licensed The Tick as a Saturday morning cartoon show, which Edlund wrote and co-produced. The Tick was voiced by Townsend Coleman, and his sidekick Arthur by Micky Dolenz in season one, with Rob Paulsen taking over the Arthur role in seasons two and three. The series also featured Die Fledermaus as a shallow, self-absorbed Batman parody; Sewer Urchin, a Rain Man-like version of Aquaman; and American Maid, a more noble superheroine featuring aspects of Wonder Woman and Captain America. Reruns on Comedy Central helped make the series a cult hit with adults. The 1997 book The Tick: Mighty Blue Justice! by Greg Hyland was published as a tie-in with the animated series. Image File history File links TheTickMightyBlueJustice. ... Image File history File links TheTickMightyBlueJustice. ... Townsend Coleman (born May 1954) is an American voice actor. ... George Michael Dolenz, Jr. ... Robert Fredrick Paulsen, III (born March 11, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan) (sometimes credited as Rob Paulson or Vocal Magic) is an American voice actor best known as the voice behind Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Yakko Warner from Animaniacs and Pinky from Pinky and the Brain. ... Die Fledermaus is a fictional character. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Rain Man is a 1988 film which tells the story of a selfish yuppie who discovers that his father has left all of his estate to the autistic brother he never knew he had. ... Aquaman is a fictional character, a superhero in DC Comics. ... American Maid is a recurring character from the superhero parody animation series, the Tick. ... Wonder Woman is a fictional DC Comics superheroine co-created by William Moulton Marston and wife Elizabeth Holloway Marston. ... Captain America, the alter ego of Steve Rogers[1] (in some accounts Steven Rogers), is a fictional character, a superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Comedy Central is a cable television and satellite television channel in the United States and as of January 15, 2007, in Germany[1]. In the course of 2007, Dutch channel The Box will be transformed into the Dutch version of Comedy Central. ...


In 1994, Fox Interactive published a beat 'em up video game based on the animated and comic series, released on the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis. The game was panned by critics for having very long stages with ridiculous hordes of generic enemies to combat and a nonsensical game ending. Beat em ups (often called scrolling fighting games, scrolling beat em ups or sometimes brawlers) are video games where close combat fighting against multiple opponents is the main objective. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, also known as Super Nintendo, Super NES or SNES, is a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Brazil, Europe, and Australia. ... The Mega Drive/Genesis was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan (1988), Europe (1990) and most of the rest of the world as the Mega Drive. ...


In 2001, Fox introduced a live-action TV series (Produced by Columbia-TriStar Television), written and executive produced by Edlund. The series starred Patrick Warburton as The Tick, David Burke as Arthur, Nestor Carbonell as Batmanuel (a Eurotrash Latin lover Spaniard version of Die Fledermaus) and Liz Vassey as Captain Liberty (a version of American Maid). These changes were due to copyright issues — characters created specifically for the cartoon series could not be reused, but ones from the comic were allowed. Once again, the series found a cult audience, but this incarnation failed to find a larger audience. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Patrick Warburton (born November 14, 1964 in Paterson, New Jersey) is an American actor from Huntington Beach, California. ... Nestor Carbonell (born December 1, 1967 in New York, New York) is an American actor best known for his role as Luis Rivera on the sitcom Suddenly Susan. ... Batmanuel is a character from The Tick live action series. ... Liz Vassey as Captain Liberty in The Tick. ... American Maid is a recurring character from the superhero parody animation series, the Tick. ...


The live-action series was released on DVD through Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2003. Ben Edlund says on one of the DVD commentary tracks that he hopes the sales of the DVD might spur development of either a revived series or a movie, similar to the fates of other cult TV series, such as Firefly (which he was a writer and producer on). As of 2006, this has yet to happen. DVD (commonly known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Firefly is an American science fiction television series that premiered in the United States and Canada on September 20, 2002. ...


In June 2005, the Toon Disney network began to air episodes of the animated series along with such other shows as X-Men in an attempt to counter Cartoon Network's popular Adult Swim block. The Tick currently airs at Midnight Eastern Time. It also occasionally airs on the ABC Family channel as part of the Jetix block. For Toon Disney in United Kingdom, see British Toon Disney. ... The X-Men are a group of comic book superheroes featured in Marvel Comics. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Adult Swim logo Adult Swim, usually rendered [adult swim] based on its logo, is the name for the adult-oriented television programming block on Cartoon Network in the United States and Australia, and Bravo in the United Kingdom, featuring absurdist and often ribald comedy in contrast to the tamer... ABC Family is an American cable television network currently owned by Disney/ABC. // The network was founded by Pat Robertson in April 1977 as CBN Cable, an arm of his Christian Broadcasting Network. ... For specific versions of Jetix, please click the corresponding link. ...


Buena Vista Home Entertainment released the first season of The Tick on DVD on August 29, 2006. The release contains only 12 of the 13 First Season episodes. On May 31, 2006, Disney released the following statement regarding the missing episode: "Due to creative considerations, episode #11 ("The Tick vs. The Mole Men") is not included. However, we hope to include it in future releases of "The Tick". [1] August 29 is the 241st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (242nd in leap years), with 124 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years), with 214 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Characters

A few characters have appeared throughout the 3 incarnations of The Tick. Due to copyright laws, some characters could not be used in all versions.


Main characters

Picture Character Media Notable powers Notes Actor/Voice Actor
American Maid The World's Most Patriotic Domestic Animated series Skilled acrobat, can throw her tiara and stilettos with extreme accuracy Wonder Woman/Captain America parody. Hates Die Fledermaus, though there are hints at a past romance Kay Lenz
Arthur Comic, Animated series, Live-action Flight (with moth suit) The Tick's sidekick Micky Dolenz (Animated, 1st Season), Rob Paulsen (Animated, 2nd Season), David Burke (Live-Action)
Batmanuel Live-action None Parody of Batman loosely based on Die Fledermaus. In love with Captain Liberty Nestor Carbonell
Captain Liberty Live-action None Wonder Woman/Captain America parody and loosely based on American Maid. Hates Batmanuel Liz Vassey
Die Fledermaus Animated series None Batman parody (also the name of an opera by Johann Strauss II; die Fledermaus is German for 'the bat'). In love with American Maid, and there are hints at a past romance Cam Clarke
Sewer Urchin Animated series Super stench Rain Man parody. In the sewers he has a luxurious apartment largely furnished with salvage from the sewers; however, he has relatively few guests. Is the "Apotheosis of cool" in the sewer. Jess Harnell
The Tick Comic, Animated series, Live-action Nigh-invulnerability, Superhuman strength, "Drama power" The main protagonist Townsend Coleman (Animated), Patrick Warburton (Live-Action)

Image File history File links AmericanMaid. ... American Maid is a recurring character from the superhero parody animation series, the Tick. ... Beauty pageant tiara A tiara (from Persian تاره tara borrowed by Latin as tiara) is a form of crown. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Wonder Woman is a fictional DC Comics superheroine co-created by William Moulton Marston and wife Elizabeth Holloway Marston. ... Captain America, the alter ego of Steve Rogers[1] (in some accounts Steven Rogers), is a fictional character, a superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Kay Lenz (born March 4, 1953 in Los Angeles, California) is an Emmy-award winning television and film actor. ... Image File history File links Arthur1. ... Arthur is a fictional character in the storyline of The Tick. ... Comic book fiction traditionally features characters with superhuman, supernatural, or paranormal abilities, often referred to as superpowers (also spelled super-powers). Below is a list of many of those that have been known to be used. ... George Michael Dolenz, Jr. ... Robert Fredrick Paulsen, III (born March 11, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan) (sometimes credited as Rob Paulson or Vocal Magic) is an American voice actor best known as the voice behind Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Yakko Warner from Animaniacs and Pinky from Pinky and the Brain. ... David Burke (born May 25, 1934) is a British actor, known for playing Watson in Granada Televisions 1980s Sherlock Holmes series The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, which starred Jeremy Brett in the title role. ... Image File history File links BatManuel. ... Batmanuel is a character from The Tick live action series. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Die Fledermaus is a fictional character. ... Nestor Carbonell (born December 1, 1967 in New York, New York) is an American actor best known for his role as Luis Rivera on the sitcom Suddenly Susan. ... Image File history File links CaptainLiberty. ... Captain Liberty is one of the main characters in The Tick live action show, played by Liz Vassey. ... Wonder Woman is a fictional DC Comics superheroine co-created by William Moulton Marston and wife Elizabeth Holloway Marston. ... Captain America, the alter ego of Steve Rogers[1] (in some accounts Steven Rogers), is a fictional character, a superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. ... American Maid is a recurring character from the superhero parody animation series, the Tick. ... Liz Vassey as Captain Liberty in The Tick. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Tick_die_fledermaus. ... Die Fledermaus is a fictional character. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Johann Strauss II The Waltz King coming to life in the Stadtpark, Vienna Johann Strauss II (German: Johann Strauß (Sohn), Johann Strauss (son); in English also Johann Strauss the Younger, Johann Strauss Jr. ... Cameron A. Cam Clarke (born November 6, 1957 in Burbank, California) is an American voice actor, made famous for his many starring roles in popular video games and animated television and film. ... Image File history File links SewerUrchin. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Rain Man is a 1988 film which tells the story of a selfish yuppie who discovers that his father has left all of his estate to the autistic brother he never knew he had. ... Jess Harnell (born December 23, 1963 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA), is an American voice actor, best known for portraying Wakko Warner and Walter Wolf on Animaniacs. ... Image File history File links TheTick. ... Comic book fiction traditionally features characters with superhuman, supernatural, or paranormal abilities, often referred to as superpowers (also spelled super-powers). Below is a list of many of those that have been known to be used. ... Comic book fiction traditionally features characters with superhuman, supernatural, or paranormal abilities, often referred to as superpowers (also spelled super-powers). Below is a list of many of those that have been known to be used. ... Townsend Coleman (born May 1954) is an American voice actor. ... Patrick Warburton (born November 14, 1964 in Paterson, New Jersey) is an American actor from Huntington Beach, California. ...

Other characters

This article details the minor characters found in all three versions of The Tick. ...

Comic book

Main article: The Tick (comic book)

The Tick has also appeared in other comics as well as books. For a full list, see List of Tick-related published material. The first regular series of Tick comics, in black and white started in 1988. ... This article contains a list of the published material where The Tick has appeared. ...


Animated series

The Tick

The animated Tick patrols The City
Genre Animated comedy
Creator(s) Ben Edlund
Voices of Townsend Coleman
Mickey Dolenz (1994-1995)
Rob Paulsen (1995-1996)
Country of origin USA
No. of episodes 36
Production
Running time 30 minutes (includes commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel FOX
Original run September 10, 1994November 27, 1996
Links
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

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List of episodes in the animated series

Season 1

September 10 is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... October 8 is the 281st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (282nd in leap years). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 70 days remaining. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 49 days remaining. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... February 4 is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Season 2

September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 23 is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... COPS is an American reality television series that follows police officers, constables, and sheriffs deputies during patrols and other police work. ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 18 is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 25 is the 329th (in leap years the 330th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...

Season 3

September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (258th in leap years). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... September 28 is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... October 26 is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 66 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... November 30 is the 334th day (335th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 31 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...

Live-action series

The Tick

The Tick Live Action series DVD cover
Genre Sitcom
Creator(s) Ben Edlund
Starring Patrick Warburton
David Burke
Nestor Carbonell
Liz Vassey
Country of origin USA
No. of episodes 8 (1 unaired)
Production
Running time 30 minutes (includes commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel FOX
Original run November 8, 2001 – January 24, 2002
Links
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

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List of episodes in the live-action series

The episodes are listed here in their intended order (according to the DVD release). When they were originally aired on the Fox Network in the United States, they were aired out of order. DVD (commonly known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ...

In the live-action version of The Tick, American Maid is replaced with Captain Liberty and Die Fleidermaus with Batmanuel. November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 53 days remaining. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... December 6 is the 340th day (341st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 46 days remaining. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Captain Liberty is one of the main characters in The Tick live action show, played by Liz Vassey. ... Batmanuel is a character from The Tick live action series. ...


Merchandising

While the Tick Comic book series included some extras, such as trading cards, the merchandising of the Tick really took off with the launch of the animated series. Action figures, stickers, pogs, t-shirts, hats, party favors, costumes were representative. In addition, many fast food restaurant chains, such as Carl's Jr. and Taco Bell offered Tick related giveaways. There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... A collection of pogs and a typical pog case For the activist group, see Pittsburgh Organizing Group. ... A typical Carls Jr. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Trivia

  • Apart from The Tick and Arthur, The Terror and Arthur's sister, Dot, are the only characters to appear in the comic book, the animated series, and the live-action show.

Nibbles Woodaway, a. ... Providence may mean: Divine Providence Providence College in Rhode Island, USA Providence, television series Providence, a 1977 film Providence, a 1991 film starring Keanu Reeves Providence, 1970s-era Providence may also refer to: Providence, Rhode Island (in Providence County) Providence, Alabama Providence, Kentucky Providence, New York It is also the... Official language(s) English Capital Providence Largest city Providence Area  Ranked 50th  - Total 1,214* sq mi (3,144* km²)  - Width 37 miles (60 km)  - Length 48 miles (77 km)  - % water 32. ... The Big Blue Bug, lit up for the holiday season The Big Blue Bug, also known as Nibbles Woodaway, is the giant termite mascot of New England Pest Control, located along I-95 in Providence, Rhode Island. ...

Sources

  • The Tick: Circus Maximus, NEC Comics, 2004.
  • The Tick: Mighty Blue Justice!, Hyland, Greg, Berkley Boulevard Books, New York, 1997

External links

Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to:
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  • The Tick Official Website for The Tick cartoon
  • New England Comics
  • The Tick (1994 – 1997) at the Internet Movie Database
  • The Tick (2001 – 2002) at the Internet Movie Database
  • The Tick (1994 – 1997) at TV.com
  • The Tick (2001 – 2002) at TV.com

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