Marvel Studios founding president David Maisel, along with acclaimed artists Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald, and the Mythos Studios team, have launched “Ekos Genesis Art,” the new collection of artwork in a non-fungible token format.
The founding president of Marvel Studios, David Maiselannounced the official launch of its new NFT collection of handmade, non-fungible token (NFT) artwork.
The project was realized together with artists Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald, as well as the Mythos Studios team. It includes 995 unique 1/1 digital artworks and was baptized “Ekos Genesis Art”.Ekos Genesis Art“.
It is worth remembering that Turner was one of Marvel’s best illustrators and this NFT collection will be inspired by “Fathom, Soulfire and Ekos”, Michael’s last project, which has not yet been published since his death on June 27, 2008 after several weeks of health complications due to a cancer that plagued him recently.
The non-fungible tokens featured in the collection will be mintable via the Ethereum blockchain and can already be viewed in a virtual art gallery that Ekos has developed for art collectors and enthusiasts.
Within this space, which resembles a museum, users will be able to visualize the artworks and click on each one to get more detailed information about each asset such as: inspiration, compilation, line of work, ink and colors, among other things.
The collection was presented through the official official Ekos twitter, with a video showing from the inside the virtual gallery they have created to present that they have created to present each of the non-fungible tokens that will be available for purchase through an auction that will start on May 2 at 10:00 AM PT.
In addition, there will be two ways to participate in this auction, firstly by making a deposit of at least 10 ETH prior to the auction. Secondly, you will be able to enter Dutch style when the auction starts on May 2nd as mentioned above.
Also, the team of Ekos Genesis Art confirmed that 20 pieces from the collection will be reserved for partners and collaborators outside the team that developed the project. As a result, only 975 NFT 1/1 will remain available for auction.
As I mentioned earlier, the initial value that interested parties will have to deposit into their crypto wallets in order to participate in the auctions is 10 ETH or $18,200 US dollars, approximately.
Subsequently, the people who have assigned the most pieces from the collection will receive a benefit called “Best Collector’s Reward”.Top Collector’s Reward” and consists of six unique digital art pieces that are not part of the main collection made for the auction. This benefit will be revealed on June 27, 2023.
On the other hand, Mythos Studios is an entertainment studio in charge of managing Intellectual Property (IP) and was created by David Maisel, founding president of Marvel Studios and leader of the Ekos Genesis Art project.
¿Who is David Maisel?
David Maisel is the founding president of Mythos Studios and an entertainment visionary. He is also a film and theater producer, the architect of Marvel Studiosand worked on major brand projects as executive producer of films such as Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor, among others.
In addition, in 1999 he was at the helm of Livent and won the Tony Award for Best Musical for the Broadway production of Fosse.
¿Who are Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald?
Michael Turner was one of the best artists who worked in the pages of Marvel, DC, Top Cow and Aspen Comics, the latter was founded by him in 2003. He passed away in 2009 after a great battle with cancer and this collection, among others, was made in tribute to his great work for many years in the art industry.
For his part, Peter Steigerwald is a renowned and acclaimed colorist, painter, artist and co-founder of Aspen Comics. He was Michael Turner’s original art partner for many years and currently heads up all art-related aspects of Aspen Comics.
Lastly, the Ekos Genesis Art team also confirmed the partnership with MoonPay. This alliance will allow the Web3 ecosystem financial services company to act as a dedicated concierge service, i.e. offer white-glove solutions for those interested in entering the auction and do not have crypto wallets, to do so in an easier and stress-free way.
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Written by Rodrigo Catalan (TW: @RodrigoCatalanB) for NFT Express.