‘Mars Attacks’ Comic with 56 Cover Variations Sells Out
SAN DIEGO, CA—June 25, 2012—IDW Publishing is proud to announce that the premiere issue of our “Mars Attacks” series by comics superstars John Layman and John McCrea has officially sold out of its substantial first printing. Utilizing the original card art from Topps’ classic trading cards, along with McCrea’s kinetic new cover, this first issue shipped 56 covers in total. To top it off, a deluxe box set collecting all 56 covers, plus an exclusive 57th cover, was also offered to fans and retailers seeking maximum Martian saturation.
We were pleased to find a host of fans looking forward to the exploits of our would-be Martian masters, and both the single issues and the box sets have sold out, meaning nearly 55,000 issues of “Mars Attacks #1” have invaded comic shops across the globe! Also worth noting for collectors, this means that less than 1,000 copies of each classic card cover are floating around out there, so if you didn’t pick up a box set, vigilance is going to be key!
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