In 1994, A trading card series called, More Macabre was released celebrating Bernie Wrightson’s masterful illustrations of dark and grim monsters. The set was a follow-up to a similar set from 1993 called, Master of the Macabre. More Macabre trading cards feature a number of characters that appear to be influenced by Swamp Thing. Due to copyright laws, I’d imagine, Swamp Thing is never actually mentioned but is alluded to on the back of some of the cards and through the title of the cards. I’ve held off on writing about the More Macabre trading cards but received a surprise in the mail today and could no longer wait. I present to you, More Macabre stickers! …the actual trading cards will have to wait for a future post, BUT, I’ve never seen these before and the artwork is identical to their corresponding trading cards.
These stickers were produced in 1996 by FPG, inc. two years after the trading cards. Differing from the trading cards, the strikers have a white border, production info at the base of the front and a numbering system. This sticker featuring the character, “Woody” is listed as #8 of 50. It’s corresponding trading card is #19 within the set.
This sticker featuring the arework of the card titled, “Familiar Faces” is listed as #45 of 50. It’s corresponding trading card is #20 within the set.
I’m extremely thrilled to add these to my collection and hope to learn more about the set of stickers. If you know anything about them please feel free to contact me.