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Months ago the much await arrival of Amazon’s azure arachnid avenger came in the form of an amazingly well received pilot (which is still available, FYI.) And while we have to wait a little longer for this third small screen iteration of The Tick (following the 1994 cartoon and the far too short Patrick Warburton FOX live-action series from 2001) some good news dropped earlier today on the production’s official twitter. They’ve started principal photography and star Peter Serafinowicz is rockin a vastly improved suit. Check it out: (more…)

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The time is fast approaching when fans of The Tick will have their squishy vengeance against the TV networks what refused to continue telling his epic story. He’s been limited to 3 seasons in cartoony format and just one season in the live-action format. Now, The Tick is back and he’s looking for that thing he’s always looking for – JUSTICE! But before we can see him in all his bright blue glory, we have to settle for some pics from the set. Scroll on, o’ lover of costumed shenanigans, for there are Tick pics aplenty! (more…)

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Remember The Tick? You know, “Spooon!” If you don’t, let’s recap: Ben Edlund created The Tick in 1986 as a mascot, absurdist parody of superheros, which spun off into its own comic in 1988. After the popularity of the character rose (due, mostly, to be downright hilarious), he received a children’s animated cartoon on Fox in 1994.  His likability and fame rocketed ever higher, which resulted in a short-lived live action TV series in 2001, starring Patrick Warburton as the blue-clad crusader (and it was an honest-to-goodness perfect casting choice). After years of fan clamor for some sort of continuation or reboot, Amazon decided to step up to the plate. Now, at SDCC 2016, we’ve gotten word of a release.  (more…)

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Over the weekend, fans of the superhero known as The Tick, the big, blue defender of The City, were  teased with reports that his once-cancelled live-action series was returning to our hearts via Amazon’s  Instant Video streaming service. While the news was treated as warily as The Tick’s sidekick Arthur  approaches Chairface Chippendale, The Tick creator Ben Edlund confirmed on his Twitter feed on  Sunday that Amazon and Sony are indeed looking to resurrect the 2001 Fox cult series. (more…)