David Maisel, the Founding Chairman of Marvel Studios, has launched the Ekos Genesis Art NFT Collection. This new collection showcases original artwork from late comic artist, Michael Turner and his acclaimed collaborator, Peter Steigerwald. Both have made significant contributions to the comic book industry across both Marvel and DC comics.
The Ekos Genesis Art Collection is a one-of-a-kind set of hand-crafted digital art. Each piece consists of Turner’s original line work, with some pieces published in color art for the first time. The collection includes new 1/1 works inspired by various sources, including vintage Marvel comics and movies, the Pop Art movement, Marvel’s iconic black light posters from the 1970s, Broadway’s neon lights, and the creativity and vigor of Web3. While additionally including artwork from the cover of Turner’s 1998 best-selling comic, “Fathom.”
— ekos (@EkosGenesis) April 23, 2023
“We’ve worked so hard to create this Ekos Genesis Art Collection and we’re now extremely excited to give people a chance to own this Ekos inspired 1/1 original hand-crafted digital art – this wouldn’t be possible without web3,” said David Maisel.
Auction for Ekos Genesis Art Collection
The Ekos Genesis Art Collection is now available to view on the Ekos website, and will launch via a Dutch auction of 995 individual NFTs on May 2 at 10 am (PT). The auction will run for 88 minutes at a starting price of 10 ETH, declining by 0.5 ETH every four minutes until it reaches 0.5 ETH and then dropping to 0.2 ETH for the final eight minutes. Prior to this however, collectors can secure a piece of artwork via a 10 ETH pre-deposit facility that opened on April 24.
The Ekos Genesis Art Collection is offering an Early Collector Bonus of an additional NFT to the first 100 qualifying collectors who make an early deposit. The bonus NFTs will be selected in order of deposit times. Additionally, the top six collectors overall, at the end of the auction period, will be rewarded with unique NFTs featuring exclusive Fathom cover art.
The auction’s timing is significant as it coincides with the 15th anniversary of the release of “Iron Man,” Marvel Studio’s first in-house major film. This movie then provided the launchpad for the wider Marvel cinematic universe.
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