Topps has just announced a scavenger hunt type of giveaway reminiscent of Rittenhouse Archives’ Marvel giveaway done last year. Comic Con attendees can collect a set of nine cards found at nine different Comic Con booths. The cards will be given away free of charge. They feature all-new art by Eisner award-winning artist John McCrea and promote Mars Attacks Heritage, Topps’ deluxe re-issue of the original trading card series coming this July. When all of the cards are collected and placed together, they will form a larger image showcasing characters from IDW’s upcoming Mars Attacks ongoing comic book series by John Layman and McCrea.
“We couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate Mars Attacks’ 50th birthday than at San Diego Comic-Con,” said Adam Levine, Topps’ Licensing Manager. “This free scavenger hunt is our way of bringing the fun of Mars Attacks directly to the fans.”
Collectors will find the cards at the following Comic Con booths:
- Abrams Books
- Diamond Comic Distributors
- Gentle Giant Ltd
- IDW Publishing
- Mezco Toyz
- Nerdist News via Legendary Pictures
- Russell Walks & Wild Tempest
- Toynk Toys
Topps says supplies will be strictly limited.
“We’ve got big things planned for Mars Attacks this year, next year, and beyond, and we hope fans will join us in San Diego to celebrate not just the 50th birthday, but a whole new beginning for Mars Attacks,” said Levine.
Topps’ press release also announces a Mars Attacks 50th Anniversary panel taking place Saturday at Comic Con.
Mars Attacks fans should also note the special commemorative issue of Non-Sport Update coming in July. No fan will want to miss it!