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tickashcan.jpg

 

The Tick Orange Ashcan Edition #1

 

Pre-dates The Tick Special Edition #1 in 1988.

 

Bob Polio photocopied and hand stapled 50 preview copies. 4 stayed with NEC, 18 went to distributors, 1 each to Ben Edlund, George Suarez, and Bob Polio. The remaining 25 were sold in 1996 signed and numbered by Polio and Suarez.

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WHOA!

 

:applause:

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:takeit:

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First I've ever heard of this book.

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First I've ever heard of this book.

 

It was advertised in the NEC Summer-Fall 1996 Tick Catalog only, as far as I can tell. No prices are listed as they were on a separate order form sheet.

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ah, i have been looking for that book forever. one was on ebay several years ago, it was the first and last time I saw it.

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Some more rarities:

 

tick12variants.jpg

 

For issue #12 NEC produced four different variant cardstock covers stamped with serial numbers:

 

Convention Edition (1000 printed)

Diamond Edtion (1000 printed)

Capital City Edition (1000 printed)

Tick Society Edition (2000 printed, must be a MOAV member to get this one)

 

The picture above is actually of the back covers. The front is the same as regular issue without the logos and a foil stamped tick symbol on chair Tick is sitting on. There is no printing on the inside covers and therefore no indicia.

 

I don't know why I never joined MOAV to get the last one, dang-it.

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btw, i thought it was a yellow gold cover.

 

They called it orange in the description, so that's what I'm going with. The cover paper is cheap like colored construction paper from elementary school.

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ah, i have been looking for that book forever. one was on ebay several years ago, it was the first and last time I saw it.

 

Finally! Someone has a book that makes you want to beg now.

 

:devil:

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Here are some NEC Newsletters.

 

newsletters2.jpg

newsletters1.jpg

tickposter.jpg

 

 

#50/51 (Nov/Dec 1989) has a nifty Bob Burden Flaming Carrot and Tick pin-up page.

 

#100 (Jan 1994) has the Tick pages from Newsletter #14 reprinted. It's also an infinity cover.

 

I think centerfold poster also came from the #50/51 issue. I had it hanging on my wall for years.

 

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I had that NEC poster for a long time, and then gave it away.

 

Very cool collection!

 

:applause:

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Last group is of The Tick spin-off The Chainsaw Vigilante #1!

 

chainsawvigilante1.jpg

chainsawvigilante2.jpg

 

The silver foil is the regular issue. But the printer did a test run of under 50 each of gold foil, pseudo 3-D, and heavy orange.

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I had that NEC poster for a long time, and then gave it away.

 

Very cool collection!

 

:applause:

 

I do believe it came in two different colors as well? The Tick as a darker damaged character like this portrays would've changed history.

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ah, i have been looking for that book forever. one was on ebay several years ago, it was the first and last time I saw it.

 

Finally! Someone has a book that makes you want to beg now.

 

:devil:

 

Kneel before Zod! :)

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lol

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I'm impressed.

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How did you find all of these Tick books?

 

In order to finish my first-print set back in the pre-Ebay days of 1994, I actually went to a New England Comics store in Boston, but--while well-stocked in the regular issues, they didn't even have any Special Editions in stock.

 

And you're saying that above that the no-logo # 12 has four different back cover versions, right?

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And you're saying that above that the no-logo # 12 has four different back cover versions, right?
I believe that's correct. Here's the front of my Diamond edition:

 

Tick12SpecEd205.jpg

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