10 June 2016

Judge Dredd Mars Attacks - Trading Cards Kickstarter

On the 21st of May 2015 I became aware of a Kickstarter that was all about Mars Attacks but was also going to include a Judge Dredd crossover pack. Obviously I signed up straight away. Just a few days ago my package dropped through the letterbox.

Due to the way a kickstarter is done, numerous other cards were added to my reward but I'll only be showing the Dredd items.

By the way, here's a link to show the whole of this project and I must say, we were kept informed exceptionally well. Mars Attacks Kickstarter

And here are some of the images taken from that link.

The set comprised of an 18 card basic set with two chase cards thrown in from the many. These are 1 sketch card and 1 autograph card. The 18 cards comprise of 17 story cards and 1 checklist card. The actual story cards are taken from the following Dredd Vs Mars Attacks comics from IDW & 2000AD.

The first image is a One Shot comic that didn't have Dredd inside (this was a variant cover), which was the catalyst for the series in the end. Once we saw this cover by Greg, there was a outcry by fans of both genres to see this become a reality and IDW listened to the fans and so it happened. We saw a 4 part crossover written by Al Ewing with John McCrea on art duties. Greg Staples did the covers but there were variant covers, then again, when are there not with IDW.

Here are all the cards, front first followed by the reverse side. You will see the Greg Staples covers and the John McCrea artwork, which is taken from the strip itself. Don't forget to click on the image to open up a slideshow and you can read how the story unfolded in the comics as well,

My autograph card is by Al Ewing

The sketch card is by Jason Crosby

If you didn't grab this from the kickstarter, then you will only be able to grab it off Ebay now and risk the possibility of paying over the odds.