Favorite completed comic series: The Tick
Plot: A hero tries to protect his city, The City, in this parody of comic book heroes.
Review: Now The Tick still shows up every now and then but for the most part the series is completed. I will say again that I really loved the cartoon that it was based on but the comic is still worth a read.
It’s basically a parody of the superhero genre and even more so with the first arc blatantly making Superman into a loser know it all. But really it’s the Tick that makes the book so great. A lot of parodies make the main character such a jerk that it makes it hard to care (Wanted, Kick-Ass, really anything Mark Miller does) but the Tick takes a different approach. He’s such a earnest character that it’s easy to love him.
I will say the comic is a lot darker, which works in the comic and not really in the cartoon, so I always view the comics as an alternate to the cartoons instead of a compliment. Still both are worth checking out.