Don Quixote de la Garrapata

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

I didn’t watch the Tick cartoon or the live-action show, but I did read the original comics back in the day, so I made time to watch Amazon’s pilot for a new Tick show, and I must agree with this review:

The Tick 2016 throws a bravura mix of tones at its audience: it’s campily loopy yet deadly serious, satirical yet sincere, cartoonish yet fraught with dread.

I was not expecting them to take The Tick into darker and edgier territory, but it certainly makes the hero’s delusional idealism stand out even more.

If you’re interested in the original comics, there appear to be no collections in print. Sigh.

By the way, as a gun guy I got a chuckle out of the Terror’s henchmen, armed with Ruger 22/45 Lite pistols:

Tick Terror Henchmen with Ruger Lite Pistols


  1. Hoyos says:

    FYI it looks like collections are available but you have to buy them from New England Comics directly.

    Really hope this gets picked up to series.

  2. Bob Sykes says:

    A few years ago, some guy at Buckeye Firearms blog analyzed 3,000 to 4,000 incidents of people being shot by pistols. It turned out that if deterrence is your objective, then a .22 LR is as effective as a .44 Mag. The guy shot with the .44 Mag is dead or badly crippled, but the guy shot with the .22 LR is in such pain that he almost always goes away. Same for .25, .32, .38 spc, 9 mm, .357, .44 spc, .45 acp, etc.

  3. Isegoria says:

    That was Greg Ellifritz, whose alternate look at handgun stopping power I have definitely discussed before.

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