Classic favorite trading card company Topps is teaming up with Dynamite Entertainment to bring back your favorite little creepy aliens. Mars Attacks is back again, this time in a new series from writer Kyle Starks (Rick and Morty, Rock Candy Mountain) and artist Chris Schweizer (The Creeps, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl). It’s coming this Fall to a comic book store near you. Dynamite released the covers for the first issue as part of its San Diego Comic-Con announcements.
The pairing of Topps and Dynamite promises to reflect the tone of the original 1962 trading card series. It all begins again when a kid named Spencer approaches his dad for a loan. They wind up on the run from those helmeted fiends from space and their famous space rays and flying saucers.
Look for several cover variants for the series’ first issue. Tom Mandrake (The Spectre), Ruairí Coleman (KISS/Army of Darkness), Eoin Marron (James Bond: The Body), Robert Hack (Dr. Who), Chris Schweizer (The Creeps) all have created covers (see above and below).
Also keep an eye out for a sketch cover variant. Artist Ken Haeser is expected to release a unique remarked version of the issue, too.
Look for Mars Attacks, Issue #1, at your local comic book store in October.