Mars Attacks trading cards came out in 1962. The set consisted of 55 cards telling the story of a Martian invasion of Earth. Although designed for children, the cards depicted humans and animals being killed by the Martian invaders in graphic detail. If the only Mars Attacks you know is Tim Burton’s comedy, then you’re missing out.
Josh Weiss, from Syfy.com, recently interviewed Len Brown one of the co-developers of the Mars Attacks cards. Check out ACK! ACK! ACK! MARS ATTACKS CO-CREATOR LEN BROWN LOOKS BACK ON THE ICONIC TRADING CARDS.