Since the beginning of the year, the non-fungible token (NFT) ecosystem has seen an unprecedented boom. Initially favored by crypto-artists, more and more world-famous studios are trying to jump on the bandwagon.
Marvel sends its superheroes to the blockchain
The superhero universe has always been highly prized by collectors, both through comic books, some of which can be worth as much as $450,000, and through the various derivative products.
Unsurprisingly, the latter are slowly starting to attack the NFT ecosystem and its crazy collectors, ready to spend hundreds of thousands of euros for digital collections. For example, in early August, Marvel took its first step into the NFT ecosystem by launching an NFT featuring Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man. A total of 60,500 NFTs were sold on the Veve platform in less than 24 hours. Ranging from $40 to $400 each at the time of the sale, the rarest NFTs in this series have already exceeded their initial price.
The second sale, held last week, saw 93,440 Captain America NFTs sold in less than half an hour. In light of this unqualified success, Marvel has decided to repeat the experience.
Marvel comics now in NFT
After selling rather classic NFTs taking the form of images featuring its superheroes, the firm now wants to reissue some of its anthology comics in NFT format. In total, 3 different comics have been sold with 5 levels of rarity, ranging from common to “Secret Rare”.
Among the comics offered for sale, once again on Veve, we find:
- The first Marvel “Marvel Comics #1”;
- The first appearance of the villain Loki: “Journey Into Mystery #85”;
- The first Fantastic Four: “Fanstatic Four #1”.
- Marvel sells “Journey Into Mystery #85” as an NFT
- Journey Into Mystery #85 (1952) – Source: Marvel
In total, 170 000 NFT of these comics have been mined and sold on the Veve platform. The rarest of them have already seen their bids reach the thousand dollars.
Meanwhile, rival DC Comics is also considering taking part in the NFT ecosystem. Unfortunately for the fans of the Justice League, no date has been communicated yet.