While we have been patiently waiting for the Mars Attacks: Invasion set to come out (apparently it arrives on Friday), we have been keeping our head to the ground on cool additions Steve Jackson Games might be adding to make cheating even easier. We learned this morning that indeed there is a card that will do that, but you are going to have to be very lucky to get it.
IDW Publishing is proud to announce that this summer, Topps’ classic card series DINOSAURS ATTACK! will return to the comics world! Reprinting and then finally finishing the comic series started at Eclipse Comics in 1988, fans can expect the same ferocious and terrifying mayhem to ensue!
Since its initial release in 1962, MARS ATTACKS has made an indelible impression on pop culture, inspiring legions of fans around the world. Now, Topps is proud to announce MARS ATTACKS’ triumphant return to its trading card roots. Coinciding this summer with the landmark half-century milestone the company is pulling out all the stops for collectors to re-connect with the cult classic while ushering in a whole new generation of fans.
The Topps Company today has released a first look at a special subset of all-new trading cards by acclaimed comic book artist John McCrea, to be included in this summer’s Mars Attacks Heritage card set.
Coinciding with the Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, trading card giant Topps and comic book publisher IDW announced today an exciting joint venture: the co-production of a thrilling, big-budget Broadway musical based on the MARS ATTACKS saga, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. While Topps and IDW have each had success with their properties in film, a Broadway production is a first for both companies.
IDW Publishing and Topps are pleased to announce the multiple Eisner Award-winning creative team for MARS ATTACKS, an all-new ongoing comic series based on the fan-favorite Mars Attacks franchise.
Leading into the Long Beach Comic and Horror Con, IDW Publishing and Topps today announced a long-term partnership to offer new comics based on the fan-favorite Mars Attacks. Created in 1962, Mars Attacks will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2012 with major product launches throughout the year. IDW’s new comic series, as well as high-quality reprints of existing material, will be a cornerstone of that effort.
Michael Eisner purchased the Topps Trading Card Company in 2007, and today he announced the company’s brand new CEO, former TV Guide Network Ryan O’Hara.Â If you are wondering what a network guy can do to a trading card company, O’Hara is no stranger to pop culture, as he also worked at Nestle, and Topps also makes Bazooka Joe and Ring Pops candy.
It’s been some time since the first information circulated that NECA (The National Entertainment Collectibles Association, Inc.) was sniffing around to pick up the assets from WizKids.Â The speculation became fact as the company announced it as purchased the majority of WizKids’ assets, including the Clix line, which includes HeroClix, ActionClix, HorrorClix, and SportsClix.
â€œWizKids has created the best games within the collectible miniature and constructible genres and NECA is proud to help continue this great legacy,â€ said Joel Weinshanker, President and CEO of NECA. â€œThe HeroClix engine is the envy of the industry and many companies have attempted to emulate it without success. Weâ€™re thrilled to deliver HeroClix to the gamers.â€
To help the Clix line move forward, NECA has also hired Lax Chandra, who ran WizKids for Topps, to serve as the President of NECA’s WizKids subsidiary.
Josh Howard has announced his next project will debut in July or August of this year.
The title? T-Bird and Throttle, a sci-fi/superhero adventure that’s one part Superman and two parts Fantastic Four, with a dash of Star Trek.
Josh says he’ll post the cover and art in the next couple of days, and we’ll update it here as well.
You can see Josh’s next art on the cover of Wulf and Batsy from Viper Comics.
In the meantime, take the jump to see the sketch cards that Josh did for the upcoming TOPPS: Indiana Jones Heritage trading card set.