David Maisel, the founding chairman of Marvel Studios, has launched a one-of-a-kind digital art collection called the Ekos Genesis Art NFT Collection. The collection offers original artwork created by late comic artist Michael Turner and his collaborator, Peter Steigerwald, both of whom have had significant contributions to the comic book industry through their work on Marvel and DC comics.
The Ekos Genesis Art Collection is a set of hand-crafted digital art pieces, each one consisting of Turner’s original line work. Some of the pieces are being presented 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. It also features artwork from the cover of Turner’s 1998 best-selling comic, “Fathom.”
The Ekos Genesis Art Collection is available for viewing on the Ekos website, and will launch via a Dutch auction of 995 individual NFTs on May 2, 2023 at 10 am (PT). The auction will run for 88 minutes at a starting price of 10 ETH, declining by 0.5 ETH every 4 minutes until it reaches 0.5 ETH and then dropping to 0.2 ETH for the final eight minutes. Collectors can secure a piece of artwork via a 10 ETH pre-deposit facility that opened on April 24.
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. The film served as the launchpad for the wider Marvel cinematic universe.
“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.
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 will be rewarded with unique NFTs featuring exclusive Fathom cover art.
In conclusion, the Ekos Genesis Art Collection is a stunning digital art collection that showcases the talent and creativity of Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald. Its launch via Dutch auction is an innovative way to allow collectors to secure a unique piece of artwork while also providing an opportunity for the top collectors to receive a special bonus. This collection is sure to be a hit among Marvel fans and art collectors alike.