Grr… I had a post. But the Martians deleted it.
It was mainly to say yeah- the cards were pretty cool, I learned about them after I picked up two Mars Attack Novels that came out around the time of the movie- and I remember those novels were AWESOMELY violent and filled with tons of sex and violence (nothing that you wouldn’t expect to see in an R rated movie, but still to a kid back then- it was GREAT!).
One of the stories was a group of motorists that band together in a giant mansion to fend off the martian invaders- involving giant mosquitoes, college students, biker babes, and submachine guns.
The other story was apparently about the Martian’s finding the long lost descendant of Genghis Khan in Mongolia and arming him with weapons so that he could conquer mongolia with a new army behind him using ancient weapons mixed with martian technology… And in the end, the New Genghis Khan realizes he no longer wants to be a pawn in the martian’s side and so he takes his giant army (and many courtisans! Can’t forget about the prostitutes!) and decided to try to attack the Martian Invaders who are holed out on the great wall of China in one final glorious “sticking it to the martian overlord” sorta moment.
Man… those books were GREAT fun to read. I kinda wish I could find the rest of them, just see what other crazy plots they came up with to top that (Genghis Khan vs. the Martians on the Great wall of China was pretty damn creative i’ll admit).