Sunday, October 30, 2011

"Mars Attacks" IDW Publishing

IDW Publishing report they have teamed with Topps to offer new comic books based on "Mars Attacks", the 'space adventure' bubblegum trading cards created in 1962, then adapted into the 1996 feature "Mars Attacks!" by director Tim Burton.

"We are excited to be partnering with Topps on this classic brand," said Greg Goldstein, IDW’s Chief Operating Officer.

"Mars Attacks" was created by Len Brown and Woody Gelman, after Brown was 'inspired' by illustrator Wally Wood's 1950's cover to EC Comics' "Weird Science" #16.

The cards were illustrated by salacious, crime pulp magazine cover illustrator Norm Saunders.

Topps revived the franchise in the mid 1990's with a second card set, comic book series and toy line.

"When looking for a comics partner for Mars Attacks, we wanted a publisher with the right creative sensibilities and an appreciation of our brand’s fifty-year legacy," said Ira Friedman, Topps/VP, Global Licensing. "There’s no doubt that IDW will provide a great home for us. We’re looking forward to 'Mars Attacks' complementing their existing stable of powerhouse franchises."

Debuting summer 2012, IDW’s comic series will offer the first stories of an all-new "Mars Attacks" universe.

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