A unique drawing of Spiderman by Marvel comic artist Adam Kubert sold for 12.75 Ether (ETH) ($ 25,000) after it was turned into a non-fungible token on the Ethereum blockchain.
Kubert’s piece is one of 25 unique works of art slated to launch as NFTs by several Marvel artists, including Dan Panosian, Matteo Scalera, Dave Johnson, Andy Kubert and Eric Canete, as announced on February 15.
NFTs are to be sold on Portion.io, a platform that allows users to create and auction rare works of art on the Ethereum blockchain.
A recent announcement from the Portion team said, “We would like to announce that professional Marvel artists have decided to make Portion.io their home and will be releasing approximately 25 unique Marvel pieces on the Portion.io platform. […] The first wave of artists is made up of Dan Panosian, Matteo Scalera, Dave Johnson, Andy Kubert, Adam Kubert and Eric Canete. “
Some of the NFTs come with additional bonuses for potential buyers, such as original physical artboards and signed comics. On the same day, Portion announced a new partnership with rare comics and artwork hub, Essential Sequential. Portion believes that it will see a steady migration of rare artwork on its NFT platform in the years to come. Referring to Essential Sequential, the recent announcement stated:
“Original illustrations, books, prints and more of some of the industry’s most recognizable names can all be found here. Over time, we believe that our platform will become the place of the fusion of iconic art and digital permanence. “
As reported by TBEN, over $ 100 million worth of NFT has been sold in the past 30 days alone. The perception of NFTs as a legitimate store for works of art – or of value in general – was recently reinforced when London-based auction house Christie’s auctioned off its first purely digital work.