Marvel Studios‘ founding chairman, David Maisel, has announced the release of a series of handcrafted non-fungible token (NFT) artworks.
The collection, dubbed “Ekos Genesis Art,” was created together with artists Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald, as well as the Mythos Studios team, and includes 995 one-of-a-kind digital artworks.
Turner was one of Marvel’s greatest illustrators, and the collection is inspired by “Fathom, Soulfire, and Ekos” — Turner’s final project that had yet to be published when he died of cancer in 2008.
The NFTs in the collection, which will be minted on the Ethereum blockchain, can be viewed in a virtual art gallery. Within the virtual space, which resembles a museum, visitors will be able to explore the artworks and click on each of them to better see them individually, as well as look for codes, artists, and artistic inspiration.
The Ekos Genesis Art NFT collection will be auctioned off in a pre-auction that is now in progress, followed by an auction on May 2, 2023, with a starting price of 10ETH, approximately $18,260.
Following the auction, individuals who have allocated the most pieces of the collection will get the “Top Collector Reward,” which consists of six pieces of one-of-a-kind unique hand-crafted digital artwork. The collection will be then revealed on June 27, 2023.