Arthur confronts his destiny on The Tick's thrilling season finale

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The last episode of The Tick’s first season wastes no time getting to the big question: can Arthur successfully shrink the VLM down to normal size, or will he explode anyway? If we’re being honest, there probably wasn’t that much drama here. We didn’t know for sure if things would go exactly as planned, but we could…

The Tick finally reveals the truth behind the Very Large Man in an intense episode

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With three episodes remaining, details are rapidly coming together on The Tick’s first season. After we see Superian faint after showing up at Tinfoil Kevin’s door, the show doesn’t waste time telling he’s suffering from Big Bismuth Poisoning, with the episode’s primary mystery coming from where he’s getting it from.…

Jackie Earle Haley discusses The Tick, Watchmen, and fighting injustice

Jackie Earle Haley has had a long, diverse career: his early voice work, his pivotal role as The Bad News Bears’ star player Kelly Leak, his turn as Rorschach in Zack Snyder’s adaptation of Watchmen, and most recently starring as The Terror in Amazon’s The Tick. More than his IMDB credits, he’s also a joy to be…

The Tick finally explains its titular character’s odd behavior

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One thing that’s been impossible not to notice in the first few episodes of The Tick is just how oblivious the title character seems to be. We understand that he’s a relic to old school superheroes, with his primary interest being dishing out “sweet lady justice,” but at times, it just feels like guy is just straight…

The first live-action Tick was a super-Friends for a pre-Defenders age

Superheroes are who we need them to be, when we need them to be it. During World War II, they brought the global fight against fascism into their pulpy pages, punching Nazis and advancing the causes of truth, justice, and other democratic ideals that count as “the American way.” In the ’60s, they were countercultural…