The Tick is back, and there will be a big presence for the cult superhero at SDCC this year.
Spoooooon !!! The cry goes out and evil is put on notice. Cult superhero The Tick is back, thanks to
Amazon. Originally a comic book series in the late 80s created by, written by and illustrated by Ben
Edlund. Everyone’s favorite big blue guy has done it all. An animated series, co-produced and written by
Ben Edlund, that ran for three seasons in the mid 90s. The short lived ( 9 episodes) but, brilliant live
action TV show, written by and executive produced by Ben Edlund. This introduced most of us to the
comedic genius of Patrick Warburton, who played The Tick, in 2001.
Now, over 15 years later, our nigh invulnerable hero returns. Amazon is coming to San Diego Comic
Con and they are bringing The Tick and Arthur with them. First up is The Tick Takeover at J Street and
1st Street. Wednesday through Sunday face your destiny! Then head under the sails, Friday 3-4 pm, for a
limited autograph session. (I do mean limited, so check the Comic Con website for autograph rules.)
Lastly, chum, The Tick panel. Friday, July 21st, 4:45-5:45, Room 6A. We will get our first viewing of
episode 2 of this brand new series. Moderated by the man of a dozen voices, Ralph Garman himself! The
panel will include the executive producers David Fury and Barry Josephson, Tick creator Ben Edlund and
the cast of this hilarious cavalcade. Scott Speiser (The Punishment), Brendon Hines (Superian), Yara
Martinez (Ms. Lint), Valorie Curry (Dot Everest), Jackie Earle Haley ( The Terror), Griffin Newman as
Arthur and Peter Serafinowicz as The Tick.
Doing a little research on Peter Serafinowicz turned up a very intriguing acting career. This man has
worked along side Simon Pegg in Shaun of the Dead, Run Fatboy Run and Worlds End. He is an
accomplished voice over actor on everything from Adventure Time, Dark Souls 2 as well as Doctor Who.
My personal favorite part of his career is his time in the world if British comedy; Little Britain, I’m Alan
Partridge and especially Black Books.
After my first viewing of The Tick episode one, I knew I was hooked. Watching Arthur stumble
(literally) on his road to become a hero, laughing uproariously at The Tick’s rooftop speeches and being
introduced to the new versions of old friends. The jazzy background music reminds one of the 90s cartoon
catchy theme song. Hearing Tick call Arthur “chum”, in an homage to the 1960s Batman TV show. The
Tick is the superhero we all want to be. Arthur is the superhero we probably would be. This show is
everything I want it to be.