A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 42

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A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 42

Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!

Today we continue “Catch Phrase” week! Each day we’ll examine the first time that various comic book characters used their most famous catch phrase!

Today we look at one of the few catch phrases that was hand chosen by the hero who utters it! The hand in this instance is the blue-covered hand of the Tick!


Ben Edlund’s The Tick is a rather…unconventional super hero.

A lumbering goodhearted buffoon dressed in a large blue costume shaped like a tick, the Tick would go about being a super hero in the most obtuse manner possible, while along the way making bizarre speeches meant, presumably, to be inspirational, but mostly just being border line insane.

In The Tick #4, he gained a sidekick, a former accountant who has a moth costume that allows him to fly. His superhero name? Arthur.

In The Tick #7, following a battle against a communist villain named Red Scare, the Tick delivered, for the first time, his famous catch phrase, “Spoon!” (the o is often stretched out for effect, like “Spooooon!!!”)

We learn why he is saying it…

And what his reasoning behind it is…

And that, as they say, is that!