Amazon’s new TV series The Tick is a tribute to/critique of the superhero movies exemplified by the work of Zack Snyder adapting DC Comics properties; think Watchmen more than Batman v Superman. How did what was supposed to be a wacky satire (in the mold of the 2001 Tick series from FOX) become somewhat of a gritty-yet-goofy statement on contemporary comics culture? And how well does that work for this new Tick?
Let’s start with the original pilot from last year, and work our way through the current chunk of Season 1 now on Amazon. Spoilers abound!