There isn’t a comic book reader or Saturday morning cartoon fan that I’ve met who doesn’t like the Tick. New England Comics has announced it will be releasing The Tick’s 20th Anniversary Special Edition in April 2007 with over 30 different comic creators contributing to the 48 page book.


As for the stories, the creators were each asked to to write and draw a one page (in some special cases, 2 pages) Tick short tale as if they had total control over the character… and yes indeed they do! The styles of these varied and talented artists range from the super-heroic all the way through the “alternative” world of comics. In addition to these stories we’ve included many Tick-related articles such as”Arachnida by Ben Edlund”, “The History of the Tick as I Know It”, “The High Cog Speaks” and the “2006 San Diego Comic-Con Report”. If all that isn’t enough, we’ve added the complete creator index/bio pages that includes photos (or illustrations) of each of the contributors in this issue!

Contributors to The Tick 20th Anniversary Special Edition include:

  • Ben Edlund
  • Richard Edlund (Ben’s Dad!)
  • Erik Valdez y Alanis
  • Kevin Atkinson
  • Bryan Baugh
  • Simon Bisley (cover)
  • Jason Burns
  • Zander Cannon
  • Jerry Carr
  • Benito Cereno
  • Gabe Crate
  • Jef Czekaj
  • Dave Garcia
  • Fred Hembeck
  • David Hopkins
  • Paul Hornschemier
  • Josh Howard
  • Jason Jensen
  • Matt Kindt
  • Terry Moore
  • Chris Reilly
  • Brock Rizy
  • Trina Robbins
  • Scott Shaw
  • Arthur Suydam (cover AND an interior page!)
  • Anne Timmons
  • Robert Tinnell
  • Cory Walker
  • Sean Wang
  • Mark Wheatley

The Tick 20th Anniversary Special Edition #1 will ship in April for a cover price of $5.95.

via New England Comics (link)


  1. Stephen
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  6. January 28, 2007 at 8:53 pm — Reply

    Imperious Rex!

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    January 29, 2007 at 10:54 am — Reply


  9. January 29, 2007 at 11:39 am — Reply

    Good Grief!

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