Amazon Prime Video is sure to stir up excitement at this year’s New York Comic Con with two of their newest shows hitting the floor of the Javits Center. Enter The Tick and Lore – two cult favorites that will be brought to life in the epicenter of sci-fi fandom in a completely immersive way.
Amazon Prime Video made its first foray into the hero universe with The Tick this past summer, which subsequently took San Diego Comic-Con fans by storm. The Tick will be back in a big blue way for this year’s NYCC and is bringing his companion, Dangerboat, along for the ride.
Beginning on October 5th and running through October 8th, NYCC attendees will have the chance to immerse themselves in a completely explorable, larger-than-life cigarette vessel that will be built out on the convention’s main floor. Dangerboat, the opinionated sidekick and headquarters of The Tick’s Overkill, becomes a prominent meeting destination and character throughout the series storyline in both Season 1 and 2 of the popular original series. Guests will be delighted by hidden surprises within the experience, such as its ability to speak to the occupants themselves, customized promotional items that can be unlocked using their RFID wristbands, lighting affects, emergency alarms, and more. Attendees will depart Dangerboat feeling as if they’ve just stepped into the world of The Tick itself.
NYCC attendees and horror buffs seeking the ultimate Instagram photo will be thrilled by Amazon Prime Video’s Museum of Lore. In promotion of the new anthology series Lore, this unsettling, picture-perfect experience will take place in the North Concourse of the Javits Center. Inspired by one of the fastest-growing podcasts in the United States, Amazon Prime Video’s Lore activation will uncover some of the most haunting myths of all-time in the most “shareable” way. Guests will be taken through three rooms – “Gene’s Bedroom,” “The Unveiled,” and “The Beast Inside,” each of which will tell a different, blood curdling tale from Lore all while providing attendees with must-share photo opportunities.
Based on the podcast created by Aaron Mahnke and from Gale Anne Hurd, an Executive Producer of The Walking Dead and Glen Morgan, an Executive Producer of The X-Files, comes Lore, launching worldwide exclusively for Prime members on Amazon Prime Video on Friday the 13th of October.
Amazon Prime Video’s panel lineup for New York Comic Con features the highly-anticipated upcoming Prime member exclusive series Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Lore and Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, as well as returning favorites The Man in the High Castle and The Tick.
To top off their NYCC involvement, Amazon Prime Video will also be featuring the world’s first voice activated Echo Escape room powered by Intel, inspired by Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.
About The Prime Exclusive Series, The Tick
Bursting with scabrous original storylines that turn on a dime, The Tick is a comedy with kinetic action, a wryly inventive visual style and crisply quotable dialogue. Heroes have flown among us for decades but mild-mannered accountant Arthur Everest (GRIFFIN NEWMAN) one day finds out there are also genuine bad guys in this new Amazon Original Series. He believes he has proof that The City, where he was born and raised, is actually controlled by a global super-villain known as the Terror (JACKIE EARLE HALEY). Destiny soon brings Arthur together with an eccentric, tall, blue-suited muscleman with a mysterious past and list of superpowers: The Tick (PETER SERAFINOWICZ). The title character serves as both the conscience and the unchecked id of the story. Citing the call of destiny, the Tick procures for Arthur a moth outfit with retractable wings and insists that he suit up as his sidekick. He and Arthur are the ultimate odd couple, but may just bring out the best in each other. In their quest to take back The City, the unlikely pair of heroes quickly sees just how complex the struggle between good and evil has become.
About The Prime Exclusive Series, Lore
Sometimes the scariest stories are true. Lore is based on the global, award-winning podcast sensation from creator Aaron Mahnke, and executive produced by Ben Silverman (The Office), Howard T. Owens (The Biggest Loser), Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead), Brett-Patrick Jenkins (Face Off), Glen Morgan (X-Files), Jon Halperin and Mark Mannucci (A Year in Space). Lore brings the podcast to life and tells the real life origin stories that have led to our modern day myths and legends, including vampires, changelings, werewolves, séances and possessed dolls.