Monster of the Day #1468

If only I had some sort of applicable running gag here!

The Mars Attack cards suddenly sent onto a long run of giant insect attack scenes, presumably because watching Martians disintegrate people (or most memorably, once a dog) could only provide so much fodder. Also, they came out in 1962, and that was pretty recently after the ’50s run of giant bug movies.


  • Eric Hinkle

    My older brother has the entire run of these cards. Reprints, sure, but at least I was ale to see for myself what the original excitement was all about.

  • Gamera977

    ‘We’re gonna need a bigger flyswatter…’

  • bgbear_rnh

    Shoo fly, don’t bother me,
    Shoo fly, don’t bother me,
    Shoo fly, don’t bother me,
    For I belong to somebody!

  • The Rev.

    I have the “Dinosaurs Attack” set somewhere. This one, I was able to find a site with the entire run for perusal. Yay, internet!

  • Flangepart

    Lurid with a capital L.

  • Rock Baker

    I have to admit, a part of me would love to make a movie more faithful to the card set.

  • Eric Hinkle

    The “Dinosaurs Attack” set was another good one, or so I hear.

  • The Rev.

    It was a lot gorier than this set, but it was also about 500% more batshit crazy. They played fast and loose with the dinosaurs (and other occasional prehistoric beasties) in terms of size and eating habits, and the story of what was going on was what Bruno Mattei would have come up with had he loved trading cards instead of movies, dinosaurs instead of zombies, and done a lot of acid.

  • Eric Hinkle

    I was able to Google some of it online and Oh Dear Lord. It needed to be made into a movie.

    Just the Supreme Monstrosity alone could have carried it!

  • More Flit!!!

  • The Rev.

    Yeah, it’s something, huh?

    Believe me, I’m totally with you on a movie. I think “roller coaster rolling into dino’s gaping jaws” sells it for me. Well, that and carnivorous trilobites.