An invasion of trading cards is coming your way...
...The Topps Company has announced this morning that they have licensed Mars Attacks to Sidekick Lab, who will be bringing fans a new set of trading cards, Mars Attacks: Uprising! It's a bit of a full-circle sort of thing, as Mars Attacks (1996), the hilarious, star-studded film that immediately established a following when it was released, was actually inspired by Topps original Mars Attacks! trading card set released in 1962!
The new set, Mars Attacks: Uprising, is a followup to the 2015 series Mars Attacks: Occupation. Uprising is currently funding on Kickstarter here, yet already met its goal in just one hour!
From the Press Release:
"'Uprising' includes all new art by illustrators Ed Repka, William Skaar, Carlos Valenzuela, Paolo Parente, and other amazing talent. It continues the story of an army from Mars that has invaded and enslaved the Earth, and shows humanity’s struggle to rise up to defeat their alien overlords! The set will feature all-new story cards, unique chase cards including a crossover with the 1988 Topps series 'Dinosaurs Attack'; Filled with over-the-top action, twisted dark humor, and classic pulp-inspired art, 'Uprising' will delight long-time fans and newcomers alike.
From complete sets to a la carte options, master bundles and hot packs, Kickstarter is offering collectors the chance to get what they want, how they want it. Specialty reward levels will allow fans the rare opportunity to be painted into the series itself; to receive unique one-of-a-kind rewards, and even original cut signatures from creators of the original series, including visionary artists Wally Wood and Bob Powell!"
So make sure to check out the campaign here, and bow down to our alien overlords!
By Matt Konopka