Exclusive Mars Attacks Sketch Cards Part of IDW Limited Comic
Update (5/30/13): The IDW Limited Mars Attack Deluxe Hardcover is now available on the company's website. The Red Label version that comes with one sketch card costs $125. The Blue Label version, which has four sketch cards, is $400. Both are scheduled to ship in July. Get full details on both in the original story below.
Most people connect Mars Attacks with trading cards and the Tim Burton movie. The franchise also has a fairly long history with comics, most recently with IDW Publishing. A new pair of IDW Limited Mars Attacks Deluxe Hardcovers not only gives the current comic line the premium treatment, but it has a little something for card collectors as well. Both versions of the hardcover include exclusive Mars Attacks sketch cards.
The IDW Limited Mars Attacks Deluxe Hardcover Red Label version that is limited to 250 copies and costs $125. The more exclusive Blue Label version is limited to just 50 copies and carries a price tag of $400. Red Label hardcovers have one sketch card while Blue Labels have four Mars Attacks sketch cards. For the Blue Label books, all four sketch cards are from the same artist and fit together like a puzzle.
The hardcover itself collects the first five issues of IDW's ongoing Mars Attacks comic. It is signed by both the writer, John Layman and artist, John McCrea. The package comes housed in a hand-built tray.
The sketch card design is similar to the one used in 2012 Topps Mars Attacks Heritage. The sketch cards from the hardcover have a small IDW Limited label toward the bottom of the card.
Below is an artist list and print runs for those participating on each of the hardcovers:
Alex Deligiannis 35
Dan Duncan 45
Charles Hall 10
Apricot Mantle 25
Eric Talbot 25
Chris Uminga 25
George Webber 25
Jeff Zapata 35
Jason Adams 15
Ted Dastick 28
Dan Harding 24
Gary Kezele 24
Miran Kim 24
Chris Mason 24
John McCrea 24
Sean Pence 24
Tim Proctor 28
The IDW Limited Mars Attacks Deluxe Hardcovers are slated to go on sale on May 16. They are exclusive to the IDW Limited website.
2013 IDW Limited Topps Heritage MARS ATTACKS Miran Kim 4 Sketch Card Set #41 50
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