First look: Mars Attacks Invasion
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
The Martians are back for another attack.
In October, Topps will release Mars Attacks Invasion, a new art set inspired by the original alien invasion from more than 50 years ago.
The base set will contain 100 base cards with 20 subset cards: Mars Attacks Masterpieces (1:8); Anatomy of a Martian (1:12), 6 Clear Acetate Cards that combine to reveal a dissected Martian Soldier ; Join the Fight (1:6), 4 propaganda poster cards; and Early Encounters (1:12), – subset chronicling pre-invasion tales.
Sketch cards will land one per box. Collectors can find Loaded Sketch Cards (four connecting sketch puzzle cards), Double Sketch Cards and Creator Sketch Cards featuring unique designs.
Other hits include autographs from Len Brown, Zina Saunders, Simon Bisley, Earl Norem, comic creators John McCrea, John Layman, Keith Giffen and Charles Adlard.
Collectors can also find themed Medallion Relics, Patch Relics, Printing Plates and 1962 buy backs.
There are four levels of parallels inserts with Concept (two per case), Heritage (1:4), Gold Foil (1:12) and John the Graffiti (1 per case).