In addition to IDW Publishing’s Mars Attacks The Holidays! special issue announcement, the company has also announced the just released Mars Attacks #1 has sold out at retail. The issue was shipped in two ways. Collectors could purchase single issues or a boxed set. Comic stores are selling comics with 56 different covers–one using the art from all 55 of Topps’ original trading cards plus a new 56th image by artist John McCrea. Those who purchased the boxed set got all 56 covers plus an exclusive 57th cover. IDW noted that “nearly 55,000 issues” have been sold and goes on to say “Also worth noting for collectors, this means that less than 1,000 copies of each classic card cover are floating around out there, so if you didn’t pick up a box set, vigilance is going to be key!”
Speaking of Mars Attacks, be sure not to miss Non-Sport Update‘s special upcoming Mars Attacks commemorative issue shipping in two weeks.