Titan Comics, the publishers of popular titles such as Batman, Doctor Who, and Star Wars comic books are launching a comic series based on Nouns NFTs. This will be alongside Adam Fortier of ComicsDAO with the comics being called Nouns: Nountown.
The comic books are expected to be printed in April and then sent to 4K to get securely calculated. An NFT is also minted to represent ownership of the physical copy, owners will be able to redeem the NFT for the physical comic at any time through 4K. Two unique NFT cover collections will feature for readers to enjoy and collect.
The series will be written by Titan Comics’ senior editor David Leach and drawn by Danny Schlitz. Who is known for his work with Disney, Marvel, Netflix, and more. Minting passes for the comic books are currently live.
Comics and NFTs collide
Similar to other Nouns projects, the comics are backed by a decentralised autonomous organisation. Each of the Noun NFTs is a figure that has been algorithmically generated and stored on the Ethereum blockchain. One Noun is auctioned every 24 hours and the proceeds go to the DAO. Since Nouns artwork is in the public domain, anyone can propose projects which utilise the intellectual property. Notable projects include a Budweiser commercial that ran during the Super Bowl and the 2023 Rose Parade float.
Adam Fortier of ComicsDAO commented on the project saying. “As a comic book industry veteran of over 25 years, I see lots of potential in utilising comics to generate constant content to keep the Nouns community engaged. We can also bring Nouns to the mass market, which gives Nouns and web3 more credibility while expanding the community.”
Community members will be able to participate in two pre-sales, the first being the Mosaic collection which includes six issues to be collected. These can also be combined into one large image for the NFT. Then the Generative cover collection will shuffle Nouns, assets, bodies, and expressions so owners can customise their covers. In addition to this are 25 blank covers where the artist will custom draw on the physical book whatever the owner requests.
Both collections will have 420 physical copies that are printed and stored with 4K. Along with a unique NFT showing a video of the printing, assembly and number edition of each copy. These comics will be sold via the minting pass and also in bookstores like Barnes & Noble and comic book stores. It is also stated that in the near future, owners will be able to tap into DeFi with their NFTs.
Nouns co-creator, an anonymous cryptocurrency entrepreneur said. “Bringing Nouns to the world of traditional comics allows us to connect with an entirely different audience. One that’s used to physical collectibles. Merging NFTs and physical collectibles is a way to bring these audiences together using the most exciting features of each medium.”
This isn’t the only Comic and NFT run we have heard about recently. Liithos Entertainment is promoting the upcoming video game and comic book project, Ashfall by marketing the game with NFTs and popular influencers.