The Tick is a half hour cartoon. The Tick is a big loveable bulk of a superhero who is completely invulnerable (except maybe his head) in a town full of incompetent superheroes. He is totally gung ho for justice and niceness and the American way. He is joined by his slightly overweight and out of shape sidekick "Arthur" (a white moth) who gave up being an accountant to follow his life long ambition to be a superhero. Although timid he is the brains of the duo. They are sometimes joined by other superheroes but mostly American Maid (the only truly competent superhero in the big city). Although this was originally meant to be a spoof of superhero comics the concept took off and is one of the most respected and enjoyed cartoons available. SPOOOOON!!