Full Set Of Original Mars Attacks Cards

All 55 of the original Mars Attacks bubblegum cards, later to inspire the Tim Burton movie of the same name, have been uploaded to Flickr for your appreciation.

I really rather like the Burton film. You’ll recognise a lot of its plot points and most memorable bits in the cards.

Wikipedia sum up the creation of the cards quite succinctly:

The Mars Attacks trading card series was created by Topps in 1962. Product developer Len Brown, inspired by Wally Wood’s cover for EC Comics Weird Science #16, pitched the idea to Woody Gelman. Gelman and Brown created the story – with Brown writing the copy – and created rough sketches. They enlisted Wood to flesh out the sketches and Bob Powell to finish them. Norman Saunders painted the 55-card set.

Probably took a dozen people to write that. Rude not to use it.

The cards got a sequel of sorts, another series called Dinosaur Attacks. I was hoping that Jonathan Gems and Tim Burton would get to bring that to the big screen too, but for whatever reason, Mars Attacks wasn’t sufficiently money spinning. I blame idiots.

According to Boing Boing, the cards were uploaded by one Keith Bates. Thanks, Keith.

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