Thursday, May 10, 2012
Thor's Day Hero: The Tick
In the early nineties I worked in a comic book store, and like any good employee invested at least half of my weekly paycheck right back into the store itself. I read anything and everything I could get my hands on, but the quirkier the better. Well, along came the Tick, and you don't get much quirkier than that! I met Tick creator Ben Edlund at a con many, many years ago. He was very cool, very gracious, and an all around cool guy.
The Tick as a hero isn't all there, having escaped from a mental institute with apparent amnesia. He is nigh invulnerable though, with super strength, and super-zany speeches and catchphrases the Tick does what any tights-wearing person in his situation would do; fight crime. He's surrounded by an equally zany cast of characters and for a while enjoyed a multi-media acceptance in the form of comics, a cartoon, and even a live-action tv show. The latter of which was awesome, don't let any naysayers tell you differently!