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    Mars Attacks (Hardback) Introduction by Len Brown, Afterword by Zina Saunders, By (author) The Topps Company

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    DescriptionMars Attacks is a series of science fiction trading cards produced by Topps in 1962, depicting the gruesome invasion of Earth by Martians. The story unfolds over the course of the 55 card series, showing futuristic battle scenes with Martians, and their cruel, often bizarre methods of attack and torture. The series culminates with a human insurrection and the destruction of Mars. The short lived series retained it's devoted following and quickly became a collectors item and remains hugely popular and influential today. Tim Burton's 1996 movie adaptation of the story brought Mars Attacks back to the forefront of pop culture and the upcoming 50th anniversary in 2012 will do the same, introducing the story to a new generation of fans. The book Mars Attacks will be the only book ever created on the topic (the series was reprinted only once, 18 years ago in 1994 and is a collectors item). The book will include rare and never before seen material (sketches, concept art, test market materials), as well as an introduction by the series' creator, Len Brown, and an afterword by Zina Saunders, daughter of the original artist.


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    Title
    Mars Attacks
    Authors and contributors
    Introduction by Len Brown, Afterword by Zina Saunders, By (author) The Topps Company
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 184 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781419704093
    ISBN 10: 1419704095
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AO
    Libri: I-AO
    DC22: 741.6
    BIC subject category V2: FLS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GPH
    B&T General Subject: 400
    BISAC V2.8: ANT052000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: CGN004070, ANT028000
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 741.6
    LC classification: NC1002.C4 M36 2012
    Thema V1.0: JBCC1, FLS, XQL
    Edition statement
    Includes Four M.
    Publisher
    Abrams
    Imprint name
    Abrams Comicarts
    Publication date
    01 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    The Topps Company, Inc., founded in 1938, is an international company best known as a leading producer of trading cards and stickers. They are also known for Bazooka bubblegum, which was introduced in 1947. Len Brown, former creative director at Topps where he worked for over 40 years, is a writer and editor best known as the co creator of Mars Attacks & cocreator of the comic book series T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents. Zina Saunders is an author, illustrator and animator. Her work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.