This month, avid readers of the tabloid Weekly World News will be able to own a special digital cover as an NFT. From top newsmakers of the crypto world Elon Musk or GaryVee to the iconic Bat Boy, this exclusive collection has it all – and it’s ready to take over the market.
Traveling back in time with Weekly World News NFTs
On November 29th, the iconic chronicler Weekly World News steps onto the NFT scene with a five-piece launch. The collection, called ‘Is Time Dead?,’ is featuring NFT covers that beautifully combine iconic storylines and modern tech topics.
Accordingly, there will be five collectibles set to launch via the OpenSea platform. Three of the unique NFT covers are addressing key questions on our evolution, such as: ‘Is Reality Dead?’ ‘Is Time Dead?’ or ‘Is Satan Dead?’ with accompanying stories. For example, one of the cover’s stories is regarding Bill Gates’ alleged appearance on The Bachelor TV show.
What’s more, some of the other outlandish stories are debating topics like seed phrases, Ethereum, and entrepreneurs like Mark Cuban and Elon Musk. Overall, the Weekly World News NFT collection is a celebration of the tabloid’s iconic fictional news style.
Of course, the Bat Boy couldn’t have missed this iconic collection. As the most famous character depicted by Weekly World News, Bat Boy is featured on a special NFT cover from the 2003 physical print issue. This time, the hybrid creature is driving a Mini Cooper during a three-state police chase.
Last but not least, the collection includes an NFT of the three main digital covers. These five exquisite assets will be up for no-reserve bidding starting November 29th at noon ET. Notably, the lucky winners will also receive a physical copy of the 2021 limited-edition print issue Weekly World News Greatest Covers – with a Bat Boy autograph included!
More print publications tap into NFTs
Weekly World News isn’t the first physical publication to join the NFT space. Over the past few months, we’ve seen many big names of the industry launch their own collections too.
For example, the Fortune magazine NFTs launched in September raised a whopping $650,000. Playboy has enjoyed plenty of success as well, thanks to its Miami Beach-themed collectibles released back in July.