Terra Virtua’s partnership with Dynamite Entertainment to create non-fungible token collectibles expands to comics.
The companies announced Friday a collection of comics and graphic novels on its new Polygon blockchain platform centered around The Boys. The series, of course, takes place in a world where superheroes are self-absorbed celebrities backed by Vought Industries. The Boys, a group of (mostly) non-powered people, aim to cut Vought’s main superteam, the Seven, down to size. Created by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, the series also spawned a well-received Amazon television program.
Subsequent NFT comics will include Red Sonja, Vampirella, John Carter,and Dejah Thoris — and work from the likes of Christopher Priest, Gail Simone, 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, Jose Gonzalez — with more to be rolled out throughout the year on a weekly basis. Each release will be available in a number of different rarities with unique properties such as text, no-text-and-pencil, and true one-of-one editions. Like the lithographs announced last month, some will also feature added animation, in addition to a number of 2D characters.
“We worked hand in hand with Terra Virtua and waited till they switched to the more sustainable Polygon minting framework which uses a fraction of the energy than was previously utilized to create these cool NFT comics and collectibles,” Dynamite CEO Nick Barucci said in a statement. “And similar to the NFT Lithographs, we’ve worked in participation royalties for our creators for the comics and graphic novels, and this is inclusive of all creative from writers and artists, to cover artists, colorists and letterers, which makes this venture all the more rewarding.”
“This is a perfect match as we respect not only [Dynamite’s] democratic attitude towards the creative talent, but also the incredible diversity of published content,” Terra Virtua CEO Gary Bracey added.
The limited-edition Boys digital collection is available to purchase from $6.99 on Terra Virtua.