The Tick has had one heck of a ride. From black and white indie comics, to Saturday morning cartoon, to prime time sitcom, to a new streaming series on Amazon.
We thought we’d check out how it all started with Ben Edlund’s first 6 issues from 1988. Little did we expect to find parodies of Superman and Elektra, wise-cracking minions, and French bread.
Next Time: Promethea by Alan Moore
It’s a tale as old as time. Or the 60’s, really.
Spider-Man’s villains all team up to fight him. They call themselves the Sinister Six because it sounds cool (alliteration is ALWAYS cool). Then they have a million reunions because Spider-Man’s not dead yet and why not?
We read the first two incarnations of the Sinister Six in Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 and then in issues #334-339.
Come for the rogues’ gallery, stay for Aunt May and Doc Ock flirting.
Next time: The Tick!
The television adaptation of Preacher just started its 2nd season, so we decided to read the first couple of stories from the classic Vertigo comic.
But does it hold up? Or is it yet another gore-fest from writer Garth Ennis?
Special guest Rob Robinson joins us to talk about angels, demons, aliens, vampires and arse-faces as we read issues 1-7 of Preacher.
Next Time: Spider-Man and the Sinister Six! [Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 (1964) and Amazing Spider-Man #334-339]
His name is Prez. He was the first teenage president of the USA.
Unfortunately he only got 4 issues from DC back in 1973.
He sure made the most of them though, defeating some Russians, a bunch of gun nuts, and even Dracula and the Wolf Man.
Since poor Prez deserved a decent send-off, we also read Sandman #54 to see Neil Gaiman’s take on the same character 20 years later!
Next Time: Preacher #1-7
Spider-Man villains sure do love teasing their arrival before their full first appearances. “Dudes in Shadows” we like to call them.
This time around it’s Venom in Amazing Spider-Man #298-300. Join us as Peter tries to deal with his evil former costume while juggling his romantic troubles.
Specifically how his supermodel wife makes more money than him and wants a bigger apartment. And we feel so, sooooooo sorry for Peter. Really.
Next Time: Prez (1973) – The story of America’s first teenage president!
We’re heading back out to space!
As the Marvel Cinematic Universe keeps building towards Infinity War, we’re doing the same with all of Jim Starlin’s Infinity books and this time it’s the Infinity Gauntlet, a 6-issue miniseries and one of Marvel’s best event comics of all time.
Spoiler Alert: Thanos kills everybody.
Next Time: Amazing Spider-Man 298-300 – The Birth of Venom!
There’s a Wonder Woman movie coming out, so we read some Wonder Woman comics because that’s how these things work.
We decided on George Perez’s 1987 reboot, filled to the tippy top with Greek gods, evil body doubles, and really creepy banshee lady.
Join us for Wonder Woman #1-6!