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The Original Series    (The information for this series is complete.)

  Issue   Printing   Date Notes Image

1 1st 1988 Ashcan Edition

Gold Cover
100 Copies


Tick - issue 1 ashcan

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 1.
Ashcan Edition - Gold. Front Cover.




1 1st 1988 - March Special Edition

Numbered 0001 through 5000
Tick - issue 1 special edition

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 1.
Special Edition. Front Cover.




1 1st 1988 - June Smash 1st Issue Tick - issue 1

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 1.
1st Printing. Front Cover.







Back Cover Tick - issue 1

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 1.
1st Printing. Back Cover.




1 2nd 1989 - March Smash 1st Issue Tick - issue 1

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 1.
2nd Printing. Front Cover.




1 3rd 1989 - June Smash 1st Issue Tick - issue 1

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 1.
3rd Printing. Front Cover.




1 4th 1989 - December Smash 1st Issue Tick - issue 1

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 1.
4th Printing. Front Cover.




1 5th 1991 - April Smash 1st Issue Tick - issue 1

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 1.
5th Printing. Front Cover.




1 6th 1995 - January Smash 1st Issue Tick - issue 1

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 1.
6th Printing. Front Cover.




1 7th 1996 - April Smash 1st Issue Tick - issue 1

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 1.
7th Printing. Front Cover.




1 8th 1996 - August Smash 1st Issue

10th Anniversary Edition
Tick - issue 1

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 1.
8th Printing. Front Cover.




1 9th 1998 - March Smash 1st Issue Tick - issue 1

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 1.
9th Printing. Front Cover.




1 n/a 1996 - April Special Edition Reprise #1

Numbered 5001 through 14,000
Tick - issue 1 - special edition reprise

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 1.
Special Reprise #1. Front Cover.




1 n/a 2010 - May Free Comic Book Day Tick - issue 1 - free comic book day 2010

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 1.
Free Comic Book Day 2010. Front Cover.






2 1st 1988 Ashcan Edition

Red Cover
50 Copies


Tick - issue 2 ashcan

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 2.
Ashcan Edition - Red. Front Cover.




2 1st 1988 Ashcan Edition

Yellow Cover
50 Copies


Tick - issue 2 ashcan

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 2.
Ashcan Edition - Yellow. Front Cover.




2 1st 1988 Special Edition - Ashcan Edition

Blue Cover
For in-house use


Tick - issue 2 ashcan

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 2.
Ashcan Edition - Blue. Front Cover.







Back Cover Tick - issue 2 ashcan

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 2.
Ashcan Edition - Blue. Back Cover.




2 1st 1988 - June Special Edition

Numbered 0001 through 3000

"High Rise Hijinx"
Tick - issue 2 special edition

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 2.
Special Edition. Front Cover.







Back cover
Tick - issue 2 special edition

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 2.
Special Edition. Back Cover.




2 1st 1988 - September Blazing Issue #2
No Die Cut Cover

Estimated 200 Covers not recalled for die cut.
Tick - issue 1

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 2.
1st Printing. Front Cover.
Missing Die Cut.




2 1st 1988 - September Blazing Issue #2
Die Cut to reveal Tick
Tick - issue 2

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 2.
1st Printing. Front Cover.







Back Cover
Tick - issue 2

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 2.
1st Printing. Back Cover.




2 2nd 1989 - March Blazing Issue #2
Tick - issue 2

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 2.
2nd Printing. Front Cover.




2 3rd 1989 - June Blazing Issue #2
Tick - issue 2

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 2.
3rd Printing. Front Cover.




2 4th 1989 - December Blazing Issue #2
Tick - issue 2

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 2.
4th Printing. Front Cover.




2 5th 1991 - July Blazing Issue #2
Tick - issue 2

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 2.
5th Printing. Front Cover.




2 6th 1995 - January Blazing Issue #2
Tick - issue 2

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 2.
6th Printing. Front Cover.




2 7th 1996 - August Blazing Issue #2

10th Anniversary Edition
Tick - issue 2

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 2.
7th Printing. Front Cover.




2 8th 1998 - March Blazing Issue #2
Tick - issue 2

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 2.
8th Printing. Front Cover.




2 n/a 1996 - July Special Edition Reprise #2

Numbered 3001 through 8000
Tick - issue 2 - special edition reprise

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 2.
Special Reprise #2. Front Cover.






3 1st 1988 - December "Night of a Million-Zillion Ninja"
Tick - issue 3

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 3.
1st Printing. Front Cover.







Back Cover
Tick - issue 3

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 3.
1st Printing. Back Cover.







Issue 3 included a "brochure" for Ninja World.
Tick - issue 3

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 3 insert.
"Ninja World". Front Cover.







Back Cover
Tick - issue 3

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 3 insert.
"Ninja World". Back Cover.




3 2nd 1989 - November
Tick - issue 3

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 3.
2nd Printing. Front Cover.




3 3rd 1990 - April
Tick - issue 3

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 3.
3rd Printing. Front Cover.




3 4th 1991 - July
Tick - issue 3

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 3.
4th Printing. Front Cover.




3 5th 1993 - August
Tick - issue 3

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 3.
5th Printing. Front Cover.




3 6th 1995 - January
Tick - issue 3

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 3.
6th Printing. Front Cover.




3 7th 1996 - August 10th Anniversary Edition
Tick - issue 3

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 3.
7th Printing. Front Cover.




3 8th 1998 - March
Tick - issue 3

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 3.
8th Printing. Front Cover.






4 1st 1989 - April "A Big Fight"
Tick - issue 4

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 4.
1st Printing. Front Cover.







Back Cover
Tick - issue 4

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 4.
1st Printing. Back Cover.




4 2nd 1989 - December
Tick - issue 4

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 4.
2nd Printing. Front Cover.




4 3rd 1991 - June
Tick - issue 4

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 4.
3rd Printing. Front Cover.




4 4th 1991 - October 5th Anniversary Ad on inside cover

Print run of 500
Tick - issue 4

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 4.
4th Printing. Front Cover.







Inside Cover
Tick - issue 4

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 4.
4th Printing. Inside Cover.




4 5th 1992 - March
Tick - issue 4

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 4.
5th Printing. Front Cover.




4 6th 1995 - January
Tick - issue 4

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 4.
6th Printing. Front Cover.




4 7th 1996 - August 10th Anniversary Edition
Tick - issue 4

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 4.
7th Printing. Front Cover.




4 8th 1998 - March
Tick - issue 4

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 4.
8th Printing. Front Cover.






5 1st 1989 - April "Early Morning of a Million-Zillion Ninjas"
Tick - issue 5

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 5.
1st Printing. Front Cover.







Back Cover
Tick - issue 5

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 5.
1st Printing. Back Cover.




5 2nd 1992 - March
Tick - issue 5

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 5.
2nd Printing. Front Cover.




5 3rd 1995 - January
Tick - issue 5

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 5.
3rd Printing. Front Cover.




5 4th 1996 - August 10th Anniversary Edition
Tick - issue 5

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 5.
4th Printing. Front Cover.




5 5th 1998 - February
Tick - issue 5

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 5.
5th Printing. Front Cover.






6 1st 1989 - November "Villians Inc."
Tick - issue 6

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 6.
1st Printing. Front Cover.







Back Cover
Tick - issue 6

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 6.
1st Printing. Back Cover.




6 2nd 1991 - August
Tick - issue 6

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 6.
2nd Printing. Front Cover.




6 3rd 1992 - March
Tick - issue 6

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 6.
3rd Printing. Front Cover.




6 4th 1995 - September
Tick - issue 6

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 6.
4th Printing. Front Cover.




6 5th 1996 - August 10th Anniversary Edition
Tick - issue 6

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 6.
5th Printing. Front Cover.




6 6th 1998 - February
Tick - issue 6

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 6.
6th Printing. Front Cover.






n/a 1st 1990 It does not actually have an issue number.
The first page of comics starts with "Tick in Epilogue".
It has 16 pages with a red and black newsprint cover.
According to NEC is sort of an "ashcan" edition
Tick - epilogue

The Tick. Original Series.
Red and Black Promo. Front Cover.







Back Cover
Tick - epilogue

The Tick. Original Series.
Red and Black Promo. Back Cover.






7 1st 1990 - February "The Moon Menace"
Tick - issue 7

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 7.
1st Printing. Front Cover.







Back Cover
Tick - issue 7

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 7.
1st Printing. Back Cover.




7 2nd 1991 - November
Tick - issue 7

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 7.
2nd Printing. Front Cover.




7 3rd 1995 - September
Tick - issue 7

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 7.
3rd Printing. Front Cover.




7 4th 1996 - August 10th Anniversary Edition
Tick - issue 7

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 7.
4th Printing. Front Cover.




7 5th 1998 - February
Tick - issue 7

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 7.
5th Printing. Front Cover.






8 1st 1990 - July "A Matter of Cosmic Import... and Other Stories..."
Tick - issue 8

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 8.
1st Printing. Front Cover.







Back Cover
Tick - issue 8

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 8.
1st Printing. Back Cover.







Issue 8 1st printing included a mini comic: Red Eye
Tick - issue 8

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 8.
1st Printing. Red Eye - Mini Comic. Front Cover.







Back Cover
Tick - issue 8

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 8.
1st Printing. Red Eye - Mini Comic. Back Cover.




8 1st 1990 - July No Logo
Tick - issue 8

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 8.
1st Printing. No Logo. Front Cover.




8 2nd 1992 - March
Tick - issue 8

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 8.
2nd Printing. Front Cover.




8 3rd 1995 - September
Tick - issue 8

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 8.
3rd Printing. Front Cover.




8 4th 1996 - August 10th Anniversary Edition
Tick - issue 8

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 8.
4th Printing. Front Cover.




8 5th 1998 - February
Tick - issue 8

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 8.
5th Printing. Front Cover.






9 1st 1990 - March "Road Trip"
Tick - issue 9

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 9.
1st Printing. Front Cover.







Back Cover
Tick - issue 9

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 9.
1st Printing. Back Cover.




9 2nd 1995 - September
Tick - issue 9

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 9.
2nd Printing. Front Cover.




9 3rd 1996 - August 10th Anniversary Edition
Tick - issue 9

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 9.
3rd Printing. Front Cover.




9 4th 1998 - January
Tick - issue 9

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 9.
4th Printing. Front Cover.






10 1st 1991 - October "Some Obstacles and a Partial Resolution"
Tick - issue 10

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 10.
1st Printing. Front Cover.







Back Cover
Tick - issue 10

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 10.
1st Printing. Back Cover.




10 2nd 1996 - April
Tick - issue 10

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 10.
2nd Printing. Front Cover.




10 3rd 1996 - August 10th Anniversary Edition
Tick - issue 10

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 10.
3rd Printing. Front Cover.




10 4th 1998 - January
Tick - issue 10

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 10.
4th Printing. Front Cover.






11 1st 1992 - August "Two Strange Warm Men and the City of Their Dreams"
Tick - issue 11

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 11.
1st Printing. Front Cover.







Back Cover
Tick - issue 11

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 11.
1st Printing. Back Cover.




11 2nd 1995 - September
Tick - issue 11

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 11.
2nd Printing. Front Cover.




11 3rd 1996 - August 10th Anniversary Edition
Tick - issue 11

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 11.
3rd Printing. Front Cover.




11 4th 1998 - January
Tick - issue 11

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 11.
4th Printing. Front Cover.






12 1st 1993 - May "One Man's Treasure... ...is Also Another Man's Treasure"
Tick - issue 11

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 12.
1st Printing. Front Cover.




12 1st 1993 - May No Logo

4 Different Variants - Different Back Covers
(listed below)
Tick - issue 12

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 12.
1st Printing. Front Cover.
No Logo Variant.







Rockets On
Released at Capital City Sales Conference
in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Numbered 0001 through 1000
Tick - issue 12

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 12.
1st Printing. Back Cover.
"Rockets On" Variant.
No Logo on Front Cover.







Dinner Time
Released at the Diamond Tenth Seminar
in Atlanta, Georgia

Numbered 0001 through 1000
Tick - issue 12

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 12.
1st Printing. Back Cover.
"Dinner Time" Variant.
No Logo on Front Cover.







Frrd!

Numbered 0001 through 1000
Tick - issue 12

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 12.
1st Printing. Back Cover.
"Frrd!" Variant.
No Logo on Front Cover.







Tick Society Coat of Arms
Offered to M.O.A.V. members first and the serial number of
the comic would match your M.O.A.V. member number.

Numbered 0001 through 2000
Tick - issue 12

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 12.
1st Printing. Back Cover.
"Tick Society Coat of Arms" Variant.
No Logo on Front Cover.




12 2nd 1995 - September
Tick - issue 11

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 12.
2nd Printing. Front Cover.







Back Cover
Tick - issue 11

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 12.
2nd Printing. Back Cover.




12 3rd 1996 - August 10th Anniversary Edition
Tick - issue 11

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 12.
3nd Printing. Front Cover.




12 4th 1998 - January
Tick - issue 11

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 12.
4th Printing. Front Cover.




12 5th 2000 - November
Tick - issue 11

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 12.
5th Printing. Front Cover.






13 1st 2000 - November "The Pseudo Edition"
Tick - issue 11

The Tick. Original Series. Issue 13.
1st Printing. Front Cover.






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