The Big Blue Defender of Justice is turning 100 (in comic book issues), in Tick #100: The Tick meets Invincible. I remember when he was just knee-high in a straightjacket hanging out in a luny bin.
Celebrate the 100th issue of The Tick with a 48-page full-color blockbuster co-starring Robert Kirkman’s Invincible! In a full-length 24-page epic, Invincible is transported to The Tick’s universe where the two mighty heroes confront the combined threat of the master criminal Chairface Chippendale and a mysterious and menacing new villain who makes even Chairface look like an ordinary umbrella stand! A story so awesome it requires two planets and at least one moon to contain it! Added bonus, “The Story of The Tick,” a 20-page full-color history of The Tick’s illustrious career!
And more from the Geek Out! blog:
“Tick #100″ pairs Invincible with the more naive pair of The Tick and his sidekick Arthur, whose most notable vigilante effort was to keep a supervillain from writing his name on the moon. The Tick and Arthur afford Invincible some levity. Invincible injects a deeper pathos into the world of his hapless insect-hero friends.
The Tick came to life in the fertile/warped brain of Ben Edlund who has continued to creatively blow the minds and imaginations of manymany people through comic books and television. And here he is on the always entertaining and enlightening Nerdist Writers Panel (on the Nerdist Podcast Channel – quite the catchy theme tune!)
Oh Chairface Chippendale. Whenever I look at the moon I can’t help but think “Cha”. (Mysteries abound? Check out the Ticklopedia.)
Cocktail Party Physics has a fun breakdown of some of the science in The Tick (and if you like science, it is a great blog).
The Tick #100 brought to you by….
- Benito Cereno: @benito_cereno, http://benito-cereno.tumblr.com/
- Les McClaine: @lesmcclaine, http://www.evilspacerobot.com/
- Robert Kirkman: @RobertKirkman, http://www.skybound.com/
- Cory Walker: @corenthal, http://corenthal.blogspot.com/
And remember, don’t count your weasels before they pop.