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A Year of Cool Comics – Day 294

Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the comics posted so far!

Today we look at The Tick Big Halloween Special from 2000!


The comic, written by Clay and Susan Griffith with artwork by Dave Garcia, is a pretty standard madcap Tick adventure, and there sure isn’t anything wrong with that!

The story opens with Tick and Arthur going to buy a pumpkin for Halloween, but the pumpkins all come to life and start attacking them. A Rambo-esque agent from the FDA shows up to save them, and here’s where we get the basic set-up of the issue…

I love that Juice Newton joke.

In any event, the story goes just about the way you would expect, but the way you would expect I presume would be a really fun story with lots of offbeat action (which is exactly what it is).


As good as the Tick cartoon was, and it was quite good, this is my first time reading the comic and I must say it’s significantly better.

I remember my first semester of biology. The number one rule they kept emphasising in the lab– Don’t place the smiling genes next to the puma genes.
But I guess some people never learn.

8-Tracks…….Juice Newton…….No wonder this comic a cult classic.

Geez, I met Juice Newton a few years ago. She’s actually quite nice!

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