The "grateful" people of a bus station The Tick has defended offer him a bus ticket to The City, where he meets Arthur, who has just quit his accounting job to pursue his life long dream of being a superhero. With a group of Russians in town planning to kill Jimmy Carter (who happens to be in The City that week) with a powerful robot, The Tick must destroy the robot as well as show Arthur that his dreams of being a superhero weren't misplaced after all.
Captain Liberty is chosen by the city to escort a famous hero, The Immortal, as he makes an important visit to The City. But when things get heated between the two, The Immortal becomes... mortal. The group is forced to find a way to cover up the circumstances behind the beloved hero's demise.
The Tick and Arthur, on patrol, encounter Fiery Blaze and his sidekick, Friendly Fire. When Arthur discovers how badly Fiery Blaze treats his sidekick, he has a chat with the lad and starts to change his attitude. Meanwhile, the Tick gets some lessons in how to treat a sidekick properly from Fiery Blaze...
After battling a robot, The Tick, Arthur, Captain Liberty and Batmanuel must deal with the police - and The Tick gets a ticket because he lacks a license. The quest for that teaches him just how little he knows about himself. When he tries to find out more, a woman appears who claims she is his wife. But is she?
Arthur crosses paths with a woman he last saw in high school. She's impressed because now he's a superhero. Arthur comes to believe she's only interested in the suit, but his efforts to find out, and to pursue the relationship, are constantly thwarted by the Big Blue Bug of Justice.
Arthur is ecstatic when he and The Tick are selected to join the League of Superheroes. While they are happy to become part of such an elite group, things get sticky when Batmanuel and Captain Liberty threaten litigation against the League for their lack of minorities and women.
During a trial for a notorious villain, The Tick finds himself in contempt of court. With The Tick incarcerated for the night, the rest of the group is left to fend off any of the villain's minions he has sent to destroy them.
Arthur's mother Bea and sister Dot come to town and Arthur decides to "out" himself as a superhero. They're less than enthusiastic, and call in a therapist who shanghais Arthur to an insane asylum for deprogramming. But what does that therapist do with the equipment he confiscates? And will the Tick ever learn what that toilet is trying to tell him?
It is the one-year anniversary of the meeting between The Tick. Arthur, Captain Liberty and Batmanuel. Over cake and beer, they reminisce about a time when Captain Liberty didn't really like The Tick much. Taking advantage of The Tick's ignorance, she suggests he call out The Terror - one of the most dangerous villains The City has ever know. But at a hundred and twelve years old, just how dangerous IS The Terror?