Topps has just announced its second all-new Mars Attacks card series (following 2013’s Mars Attacks: Invasion). Mars Attacks: Occupation will arrive in December of 2015. Topps will launch Occupation via a Kickstarter campaign beginning May 5.
“The previous set was a hit with fans, and now feels like the right time to begin crafting a sequel,” says Topps’ Head of Outbound Licensing, Adam Levine. “We also know we have to continue to push boundaries, and offer fans that can live up to Mars Attacks’ pedigree as an icon of pulp science fiction. Utilizing Kickstarter as our development and pre-order platform is a great way for us to deliver the quality our fans desire, and will allow us to reach a more diverse group of fans across the globe–particularly important on projects aimed at more niche audiences like Mars Attacks.”
Mars Attacks: Occupation will be a 72-card set with art by Earl Norem, Bob Larkin, Alex Horley, Greg Staples, Ed Repka, Jason Crosby and others. Inserts include sketch cards, autograph cards, and metal reproductions of the original 1962 cards.
Topps is asking collectors to sign-up for to receive updates via topps.com/MarsAttacks. According to Topps, “Fans who sign up at the link will get exclusive early access to the Kickstarter page in April, where they can communicate with Topps, and become a part of the creative process during the development phase–before it is made available for pre-order in May.”
We’ll have much more about Mars Attacks: Occupation inside the pages of Non-Sport Update and here on the blog. The upcoming Jun/Jul ’15 issue of Non-Sport Update will include an exclusive interview with Adam Levine and Mars Attacks: Occupation promo card. Looks for that in early May.