Preview: ‘Mars Attacks’ #1

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Most of you probably know Mars Attacks as one of the last good films Tim Burton made, but it actually spawns from a series of trading cards from the 60s. IDW makes an interesting move to bring the series back in comic book form this week with a stellar creative team driving the boat. Eisner Award winner John Layman of “Chew” will be writing, alongside John McCrae on art duties, to explore those pesky aliens once again. In order to stay true to the trading card scene, IDW will be shipping out random packages of alternate covers to local comic shops around North America so keep your eyes peeled for the ultra rare alternates. Prepare yourselves, Earthlings, the martians are about to attack!

WRITTEN BY: John Layman
ART BY: John McCrea
PUBLISHER: IDW
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE: June 20th

The invasion begins! The first stories of an all-new MARS ATTACKS universe are here, bringing outrageous action and dark humor to the comics page. Eisner-winning writer John Layman (Chew) is joined by Eisner-winning artist John McCrea (Hitman) to sound the alarm. Beware! The Martians are coming!