Superman #1 Will Be The First Comic from DC Available to Purchase as a
Digital Collectible Comic
Today, DC announced the next step in its digital expansion, DC Collectible Comics (DC3). DC Collectible Comics will have weekly drops, which can be bought and resold on the fan marketplace at nft.dcuniverse.com and will feature rare variant covers and gradings that physical comic book collectors have enjoyed over the years.
DC has partnered with Palm NFT Studio, a leading blockchain technology company that supports household brands transition to web3. DC’s digital fan marketplace is built by Palm NFT Studio and run on the Palm Network – EVM compatible with the Ethereum blockchain.
Some additional information on this new project:
The first DC Collectible Comic to be sold on the blockchain is Superman #1 on October 27 for $9.99 – Superman #1’s drop will be limited to 3,000 minted editions.
Each DC Collectible Comic will have one of five levels of rarity that are randomly chosen at the time of purchase: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic or Legendary.
DC Collectible Comic releases will be a mixture of older comics that may be out of print (Legacy) or newer printed comics (Modern). New DC3s will drop every week and digital collectors can buy and resell the collectibles at nft.dcuniverse.com.
BURBANK, CA. (Oct. 25, 2022) – Today, DC announced the next step in its digital expansion, DC Collectible Comics (DC3). The weekly drops, which can be bought and sold (subject to terms and conditions) on the fan marketplace at nft.dcuniverse.com, will feature rare variant covers and grading that physical comic book collectors have enjoyed over the years. Superman #1 will be the first DC Collectible Comic sold on the blockchain on October 27 for $9.99.
DC Collectible Comics will be released from two categories, Legacy and Modern. Legacy comics include releases of classic comic issues that may have been out of print for years while Modern comics will highlight a selection of recent releases from DC’s extensive line-up of comics.
“We want to take the physical, real world experience of collecting comics that so many of our readers have loved over the years and expand that into a new digital community,” said DC Senior Vice President and General Manager Anne DePies. “We want to build that community aspect that everyone has been so proud to be a part of, in our digital ecosystem to make comic collecting more available and accessible than ever before.”
One of the most highly prized comic books in all of collecting is Superman #1 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. DC Collectible Comics’ first drop will give fans the opportunity to digitally collect one of the most sought after comics and will be limited to 3,000 minted editions.
Each DC Collectible Comic will be randomly assigned one of five levels of rarity at the time of purchase: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic or Legendary. If purchasing from the Legacy collection, the rarity levels correlate to the digital wear that will appear on the comic book. A Common graded book may look faded and aged while the Legendary comic features a more pristine look. DC Collectible Comics from the Modern collection will feature different variant covers for each level of rarity.
“It’s been incredibly rewarding and fun to watch the level of engagement and enthusiasm within the DC NFT community,” said Josh Hackbarth, Head of NFT Commercial Development, Warner Bros. “From our premium Bat Cowls to our Gotham City District Knightwatch to our most recent Harley Quinn drop, we’re constantly looking for ways to embrace this new technology and provide fans with a truly unique experience. We’re proud of the community that we have built so far and are excited to see it grow even further with the addition of DC3 to the Palm platform.”
Batman: The Legacy Cowl #1, one of the newest DC comics created with the help of the DC Bat Cowl community, will be released today exclusively to Bat Cowl NFT holders. Batman: The Legacy Cowl #1 is the STORY OF THE COWLS! Over the years, Batman has designed various ‘specialist’ cowls (and other Bat-kit) for specific tasks. He keeps them all secure in the Batcave but one went missing. For the last several months, Bat Cowl holders helped shape the hows, whats, and whys of the comic through a series of votes, to help shape the story of Batman’s newest mystery.
Matt Mason, Chief Content Officer of Palm NFT Studio, added, “We’re beyond excited to be working with DC to bring this new collection to the platform where fans will now have the opportunity to experience these incredible comics in a newly interactive and engaging way.”
Each of the DC Collectible Comics are full comics that can be read on nft.dcuniverse.com once they are in a fan’s collection. Upcoming DC3 releases include Black Adam #1 by Christopher Priest & Rafa Sandoval, among others. Pricing, quantity and rarity for each DC3 drop may vary.
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About Palm NFT Studio
Palm NFT Studio is a technology company that partners with leading artists, creatives, IP owners, and entertainment companies to redefine fan engagement using NFTs. To date, Palm NFT Studio has built “The Currency” with Damien Hirst and HENI, launched Pace Gallery’s metaverse platform Pace Verso, and delivered innovative NFT experiences for Universal Music Group, Warner Bros., and DC, including the brand’s primary and secondary marketplace.
Palm NFT Studio is led by co-founder and CEO Dan Heyman, former General Manager of protocols at ConsenSys. Investors include Microsoft’s venture fund M12,Griffin Gaming Partners, RRE, Third Kind Venture Capital, Sfermion, the LAO, Warner Bros., and SK Inc., among others. The founding team includes ConsenSys founder and Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin; film producer and owner of Heyday Films, David Heyman; and founder of the world-class art house HENI Group, Joe Hage.