(The) Tick
Nick Name

Arachnid of Justice

Big Blue Bug

Civilian ID
Legal Status
Nation or Planet of Origin
Group Affiliation

Heroes of the City

Base of Operations
The City
7' with antenna
400 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Known Powers

Superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility and durability.

An apparent history of mental illness.

Although nigh-invulnerable; the Tick's antenna are sensitive to attack and can cause him to lose his balance when they are assaulted.

Tick Costume
Common Enemies

Barry Tick


Chairface Chippendale

El Seed

(The) Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight

Idea Men

Mr. Mental

Pineapple Pokopo

Professor Chromedome

(The) Red Eye

(The) Red Scare

(The) Terror



Regularly Appearing

Chroma Tick Vol. 1

Paul the Samurai

The Tick Vol. 1

The Tick: All New in Color Vol. 1

The Tick: Big Blue Destiny Vol. 1

The Tick: Big Halloween Special Vol. 1

The Tick: Big Yule Log Special Vol. 1

The Tick: Big XMas Trilogy Vol. 1

The Tick: Circus Maximus Vol. 1

The Tick: Days of Drama Vol. 1

The Tick: Golden Age comic Vol. 1

The Tick: Heroes of the City Vol. 1

The Tick: Karma Tornado Vol. 1

The Tick: Luny Bin Vol. 1

The Tick: New Series Vol. 1

The Tick and Arthur

Tick & Artie

Tick's 20th Anniversary Special Edition

Tick's Giant Circus of the Mighty

Tick's Massive Summer Double Spectacle

First Appearance

The Tick Vol. 1 #1 (June, 1988)

Note: Two years prior to the publication of The Tick the character appeared as the mascot of the New England Comics Newsletter #14 (July/Aug. 1986); a newsletter distributed by the Norwood, Massachusetts comics retailer New England Comics.

Ben Edlund

His origin is clouded in mystery and drama; but what we do know is that it all started in Reno, Nevada at the National Super Institute where heroes flock to win the best cities to protect crime. One year a hero like none other decided to compete. Testing his might against the deadliest engine of destruction 1974 had to offer, the hero was awarded a path to achieve his destiny in "The City" as the big blue champion of justice known only as the Tick.

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