The first round of the Attack was the announcement. We learned who the enemy was: Martians.
The second round we learned who was giving the orders of the Attack and began to get the tone of the upcoming war.
Earlier today IDW Publishing, home to more franchises than Angelina Jolie has adopted children, gave full details on what to expect when Mars Attacks this June!
The invasion begins! The first stories of an all-new MARS ATTACKS universe are here, bringing outrageous action and dark humor to the comics page. Eisner-winning writer John Layman (Chew) is joined by Eisner-winning artist John McCrea (Hitman) to sound the alarm. Beware! The Martians are coming!
FC 32 pages, $3.99
*Now notice where it say ‘Various’ for cover artist? Well, that’s because there are going to be 55 variant covers. Why 55? Well, the original cards back in 1962 had 55 cards so each cover will depict an original card along with the story that it told. I think that’s really awesome and I’ve read that these covers are all being shipped equally but just in case you aren’t wanting to hunt them down one by one, IDW has you covered…*
MARS ATTACKS BOXED SET #1
(W) John Layman (A) John McCrea (CA) Wally Wood & Various
Want to collect the whole set, but don’t have the time for a long hunt? Buy the complete 55-comic set, which comes packed in a collectible box adorned by a perfect replicate of the original TOPPS 1962 box art! Including the checklist card cover, as well as a special bonus 56th cover, only available as part of this set!
*The box looks very sweet but, honestly, that price tag might be a bit rich even for me. But it was just announced and we have yet to see what discount the online service DCBService.com might offer. I can tell you one thing, if the discount is good I’m certainly going to be getting this. I wonder if it will come with a big piece of that pink gum that lost flavor after a minute?*
MARS ATTACKS CLASSICS, VOL. 1
Keith Giffen & Len Brown (w) • Charles Adlard, Giffen, Tom Sutton (a) • Nick Bradshaw (c)
Mars Attacks Classics brings back your favorite comics from the past. This volume collects the first five-issue miniseries from Topps Comics, and features stories by beloved creators like Keith Giffen, Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead), and more!
FC 156 pages, $19.95
*It’s good to see Topps getting behind with and offering their books again through IDW. This volume will also feature back up storise by Len Brown, the co-creator of Mars Attacks!*
Also worth noting is, in the trading card section of the Previews, Topps is going to offer a reissue of the legendary card set!
Keep your eyes on the skies and a link to this site, as June gets closer we will have all the information you will need to survive when Mars Attacks!