In the new Jun/Jul ’15 issue of Non-Sport Update, Topps reveals much about its upcoming Mars Attacks: Occupation card series. If you want to learn more about the second all-new Mars Attacks series, you should definitely pick up a copy.
For the story, we asked Topps’ Adam Levine if he thought more trading card projects would be crowd-funded through Kickstarter, just as Mars Attacks: Occupation will be. Levine had the following to say: “Well that’s a bit of a loaded question because I can’t speak for anyone but us, and I certainly don’t want to make any bold statements about our entire industry. I will say that we have no plans for Kickstarter beyond this one campaign for this one, strategic initiative. If I were to venture a guess, I’d speculate that any big company that does go to Kickstarter–in any industry—would do so for similar reasons: to support a smaller product for more niche audiences…A product that needs to connect directly with its audience to be successful.”
We also spoke to Levine about the storyline itself. Levine says collectors will meet new characters and new story elements in Occupation and that Topps “won’t lose sight of what makes Mars Attacks awesome: pulpy art, horrific scenes of alien mayhem, gruesome over-the-top craziness and of course a healthy dose of blood and babes.”
And finally, one other bit of info we were able to pull out of the “Master of Martians.” Levine tells us there will be more promos available for Occupation (such as the one found in the current issue) and more Mars Attacks products from licensees but Levine did not elaborate on the particulars of either.