Dynamite Entertainment and Terra Virtua have partnered up for a special type of NFT collectable.
The companies announced recently an initiative to bring some of Dynamite’s franchises — including Vampirella, Red Sonja, The Boys, Evil Ernie, Purgatori, John Carter, Dejah Thoris, Miss Fury, Jennifer Blood — to the nonfungible digital collectibles market with limited edition lithographs featuring added animation and sound components. The initial wave comes from creators like Michael Turner, Peter Steigerwald, Joe Quesada, Jimmy Palmiotti, Jim Lee, Tim Bradstreet, Mark Texeira, John Romita Jr., John Romita Sr., Lucio Parrillo, Joe Jusko, Alex Ross, J. Scott Campbell, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Jose Gonzalez, and others.
According to Team Viruta, a recent move from the Ethereum blockchain to Polygon means the NFT collectibles will cost 99% less energy to mine. Power consumption is an ongoing issue in the NFT and cryptocurrency spheres.
“We’re extremely excited to be working with Terra Virtua, and at the forefront of their next wave as they revamp to a more sustainable model in the switch from Ethereum to Polygon,” Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci said in a statement. “It is especially rewarding working with Gary [Bracey, Terra Virtua CEO] and the team at Terra Virtua, as they are comic fans themselves! It was wonderful to be able to speak with new partners who are genuinely invested in our characters, stories, and creators. Working together, we’ve built in participation for the creators whose work we are presenting in this new format.”
Bracey added, “We are privileged to partner with Dynamite Comics for this exciting venture. Being massive comic fans ourselves, this is a perfect match as we respect not only their democratic attitude towards the creative talent but also the incredible diversity of published content from groundbreaking series like The Boys through to the iconic Vampirella, Red Sonja, and much more. We cannot wait for fans to see the innovative NFTs we are collaborating on!”