Up to four comic book covers will be auctioned, one of which remains undisclosed.
Also for sale will be NFTs of previously unpublished videos and images of Stan Lee.
American comic book legend, Stan Lee will have a tribute with a collection of non-fungible tokens (NFT), in which Lee himself will embody several of his most famous characters such as Iron Man, Thanos and Doctor Strange.
The collectibles will be released on the Ethereum-based platform, Mintable, under the name The Stan Lee Legacy, on August 6. In charge of recreating the covers in the form of physical paintings, which were then transformed to NFT, was artist and close friend of Lee’s, Rob Prior. The goal is to “honor Lee’s legacy in the best way possible,” according to the platform’ s
The collection is inspired by covers from old Iron Man, Thanos and Doctor Stranger comics. “Working closely with Stan in his later years, Rob conceived and created this selection of paintings, each of which celebrates Stan’s legacy of iconic heroes and villains in the best possible way,” Mintable notes.
Stan Lee recreating his characters in NFT format
The first of Stan’s NFTs is called The Infinity Gauntlet
. A representation of the cover of a comic book in which Lee appears as the villain Thanos, with the gauntlet and the Infinity Gems. Around him, characters such as Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, SIlver Surfer, Hulk, Captain America and others appear. A purple Stan Lee holds the Infinity Gems in his fist. Source: Mintable.
The second token, called Introducing Stan Lee: Master of Black Magic,
shows Lee, also on the cover, in the role of Doctor Strange. Perhaps Lee’s greatest magic was in the strokes with which he managed to create the heroes that today make up part of contemporary mythology. Source: Mintable.
Another token in the collection is about one of Marvel’s most popular superheroes. On the cover of the comic book in NFT format, Lee is revelling in the story of one of Marvel’s most popular superheroes.
ela himself as Iron Man.
In every character created by Stan Lee, there is something of his soul and now the NFTs show the artist as if he were each of them. Source: Mintable.
Whoever gets the NFTs
will also receive a physical painting of the token on their doorstep. The starting price of the collectibles is still unknown. As part of the NFTs offered, there is one of them that is mysterious and will be revealed an hour before launch.
The Singapore-based Mintable platform is backed by American billionaire Mark Cuban. In early July, it raised $13 million
in a funding round, which involved payments technology company Ripple Labs.
Collection of Stan Lee photos and videos
In addition to the NFTs inspired by Lee’s comic book covers, limited editions of several previously unpublished audiovisual pieces of the Spider-Man creator will also be released for sale in token format
The photographs and videos were obtained by Jonathan Bolerjack, a friend of Lee’s who was his assistant until the day he passed away, November 12, 2018.
The videos are priced at 1.3 ETH and 0.53 ETH, while the images are priced from ETH 2.7, ETH 0.25 and ETH 0.10.
Other artists also have their NFTs
NFTs have been making waves among artists and the various platforms offering these tokens. Recently, CryptoNews reported
that Binance’s marketplace for NFTs offered for sale recreated works by Andy Warhol and Salvador Dalí.
Similarly, this media reported that the Argentinian-born artist, José Delbo, put up for auction a collection of non-fungible tokens (called “A Touch of Death”) on Makersplace, a site for the sale of artworks in NFT format on Ethereum.