Neal Adams, the iconic artist behind Batman, Fantastic Four and X-Men is set to launch a Comic Book NFT. He will release a new comic book and NFT Collection in partnership with Vorto Gaming. The NFTs will be based on Vorto Gaming’s play-to-earn video game “Hash Rush” and its characters. Adams will create the storyline of the comic book and feature both existing and new characters.
Interested comic book fans and gamers looking to get their hands on these Comic Book NFTs are required to sign up for the Hash Rush Play Test. The platform already started accepting registrants. The Comic Books will only be available for purchase through a limited number of NFT on the Vorto Network — Vorto Gaming’s free-to-play gaming platform and digital economy — later this year.
There’s so much anticipation about the storyline of the comic book based on Vorto Gaming’s Hash Rush. After all, Adams brought to life the modern day Batman portrayed in Hollywood movies. Should the partnership be a success, there are long term ambitions for the collaboration. There’s a possibility of more comics and a Hash Rush movie.
During the press release, Kris Vaivods, CEO of Vorto Gaming said: “This partnership is a signal of our intent as a gaming organisation to make amazing content, assets and NFTs available for the wider gaming community – a key objective of Vorto Gaming and our mission to create a more democratic culture and environment for gamers all over the world. Neal is a true trailblazer and to partner with someone of his experience and reputation is an inspiration.”
Comic Book NFTs vs. Copyright
DC Comics issued a strong statement that sale of any digital images featuring DC’s intellectual property are not allowed. Asked to comment on the issue, Adams is not fazed. “We don’t inform any companies of the sales of my artwork because I am the owner of the art and the companies I work with buy reproduction rights, so there is no reason for us to inform them of my art sales,” Adams said.
While NFTs are still in the legal gray area there’s no doubt that it’s raking in the bucks. Former DC Comics artist Jose Delgo, who is known for his sketches of Wonder Woman, made $1.85 million by selling NFTs. The real question is who will be the next comic book super hero to appear in the NFT world?