01: How Many Bat-Cowls did DC Sell? Frank Miller Teams-Up with Spice DAO, Square Enix Dumps Lara Croft
Intersecting pop culture and web3 for your listening pleasure.
On a new episode of The Hyper Room, co-hosts Hyper Casey and Walkeen discuss:
Was the DC Comics Batman Bat Cowl NFT launch a success?
Image Comics founder Rob Liefeld releases a 30th anniversary NFT celebrating Bloodstrike.
Square Enix sells Tomb Raider to focus on Blockchain games.
Frank Miller launches a new publishing company with controversial Spice DAO but includes RONIN: BOOK 2 and SIN CITY 1858.
A tribute to Neal Adams.
CONTINUE THE DISCUSSION IN THE HYPER ROOM:
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They had 200,000 Bat Cowls available, but it looks like only 10,644 got minted. And those went to 2,327 wallet addresses. So yeah, I think the average was three or four per wallet.
The number 52 is very integrated into the DC universe. They had a 52-issue comic book series that came out once a week called “52.” And so now the Bat Cowl collection, every 52 days, a new utility will come out of the Batman NFC project.
The three main Image Comics founders are all now in the NFT space. Jim Lee launched the Batman NFTs, Rob Liefeld is on Makerspace and Todd McFarlane is teaming up with DJ Steve Aoki for the Oddkey NFT platform.
So if Square Enix are going to start creating a blockchain version of Final Fantasy, I would put all my monies into that idea. That seems like a no brainer.
What happens now, when you have one of the big publisher guys from DC coming in with one of the biggest creators of all time, to create a new comic book publisher financed by a DAO.