Tick #2: Hi-Rise HiJinx!
is the second issue of The Tick and it wraps up the Tick
and Caped Wonder story.
Tick tracks down Clark Oppenheimer at the Weekly World Planet
and proposes that they combine forces to defend the city (You
can be the sidekick, Okay?) but Clark wants none of that. Tick
inadvertantly gets a job at the paper as the crossword puzzle
editor and he hangs out making Clark miserable.
eventually makes Clark mad enough that a fight ensues and Tick
leaves in a daze for other adventures (but not before breaking
Clark's Secret Hypnotic Disguise Glasses).
funniest things in this issue are all the spoofs on Superman.
At the paper, Clark works with Billy, an annoying young photographer
and Perry, the domineering chief editor, who are both carbon copies
of the staff of The Daily Planet from Superman. Tick breaks into
Clark's desk and finds his magic green crystal and uses it to
converse with Marlon Brando (Superman's father from the first
Superman movie) and creates Clark's 'Fortress of Fortitude' (which
later melts). The classic, though, is when Tick tells Clark that
he has the one thing that he is vulnerable to, Ottercreekite!
Tick actually had a green eraser, but it was enough to freak Clark
issue features these Superheroes:
The Tick, The
Caped Wonder / Clark Oppenheimer, and Arthur
issues features these Villains:
One Ninja (the staff Ninja
for the Weekly World Planet)
The Tick in disguise. Notice the Hypnotic Tie...