THE TICK – THE COMIC BOOK SUPERHERO

(image credit: New England Comics)

The Tick (image credit: New England Comics)

ohDEER is the leader in all natural deer, mosquito, and tick control.

We launched in 2006.  Yes, that is right – in 2017 we celebrate a decade in business.

Out of our corporate office is based in Wayland, MA. Out of this office, we service Metropolitan Boston and Boston proper.

ohDEER launched its franchise business only two years ago, yet in this short time, seven ohDEER franchises have been established – one each focused on serving one of the following geographic regions:  Boston Metropolitan North; Cape Cod; Martha’s Vineyard; Nantucket; Southeastern Massachusetts; Eastern Long Island, NY; and Central New Jersey.

Our renown is growing fast as the go-to company to safely, naturally, and without toxic chemicals, keep your yard and property free of deer, mosquitoes, and ticks.

As is our custom, we are current in the posts we publish in this space.

Homemade "The Tick" costume (image credit: Costume-Works.com)

Homemade The Tick costume (image credit: Costume-Works.com)

To that end, we are tying in here to some post-Halloween emotion, with all the candy not yet consumed.

We are giving a call out to The Tick  – a comic book superhero created by the graphic artist/writer, Ben Edlund             (b. 1968), a native of Pembroke, MA, and graduate of Silver Lake Regional High School and the Massachusetts College of Art.

Mr. Edlund, who developed The Tick while still in high school, is an entertainment industry all-star, a mega successful cartoonist, screenwriter, television producer, and television director.

The Tick is blue-colored sort of powerfully-built human-tick hybrid.  A quite unusual looking creature.

Here is an excerpt from the Wikipedia entry on The Tick:

“The Tick is a fictional character created by cartoonist Ben Edlund in 1986 as a newsletter mascot for The New England Comics chain of Boston area comic stores.  He is an absurdist spoof of comic book superheroes.  After its creation, the character spun off into an independent comic book series in 1988, and gained mainstream popularity through an animated TV series on FOX in 1994.  A short-lived live-action TV series, video game, and various merchandise have also been based on the character.  IGN’s list of the Top 100 Comic Book Heroes of All Time ranked The Tick as #57.”

Yes, “various merchandise based on the character.”  Like The Tick costumes.

We submit that there just had to be a lot of people dressed at The Tick yesterday and last night, whether those costumes were commercially or homemade.

The Tick.

One tick – the only tick – with which ohDEER does not have a problem.