After last week's heavy episode, it's time for some fun. So Anthony & Doc travel to The City to talk about THE TICK! What makes this amnesiac superhero such an endearing character? And what TV theme do our intrepid hosts sing this week? Grab a SPOON! and listen now!
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The Tick created by Ben Edlund in New England Comics Newsletter #14 (July/August 1986) – originally the newsletter mascot, got his own comic series in 1988
A nigh invulnerable superhero who escapes from a mental institution in his debut, he cannot remember anything from his life before becoming the Tick
Lives in the City, where absurd heroes and villains abound
Takes a job at the Weekly World Planet newspaper, working alongside Clark Oppenheimer, aka the Caped Wonder, a Superman pastiche
One of his allies and his eventual best friend is Arthur, an accountant in a moth suit
Oftentimes fun & oblivious, although he can get serious if the situation arises – when his ally Oedipus was stabbed, he attacked the ninjas responsible, and single-handedly destroyed their lair
Later revealed that at one point, he was married but separated
Takes a laissez-faire attitude towards discovering his past – Arthur seems more intrigued by it than he does
Adapted once in animation and twice in live-action – most of the characters change, except for Arthur and Tick
Amnesia about pre-superhero life
Attachment to Arthur (18:45)
Childlike Nature in an adult world (23:49)
Out of universe
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