The classic comic book company Archie Comics is developing its first profile pic NFT collection inspired by “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.” According to Archie executives, these 66,666 Sabrina-themed NFTs will drop on Palm NFT Studio on May 16th. In keeping with the “666” theme, each of Archie’s new NFTs will cost $66.66.
Anyone who owns one of these “Archiverse: Eclipse” NFTs will get exclusive access to a submission portal where they can send story ideas or fan art related to their NFT character. Archie Comics will use some of these submissions in an upcoming book called “Archieverse Collides #1.”
Archie Comics promises to give royalties to any NFT holders that get published in this collaborative comic book. There’s no official date when submissions will open for “Archiverse Collides #1.”
Besides contributing to the upcoming Archiverse comic, NFT holders will get access to “Role-Play-To-Mint Channels.” Set to open this summer, these special sites will give Archie fans the chance to play games and win rewards.
Archie Comics also says it will release a one-of-one NFT this summer with the help of Bosslogic. It’s expected this rare NFT will feature Archie Comics’ title character in the historic Pep Comics #22. Bidding on this valuable NFT should take place this June.
Every NFT in the “Archiverse: Eclipse” collection will be unique, but not every character will have the same rarity ranking. Archie Comics will let NFT holders know how rare their NFT is during the May 24th reveal. Recent reports suggest “Archiverse: Eclipse” NFTs could have 3 billion potential trait combinations.
For those who couldn’t mint one of the 66,666 “Archiverse: Eclipse” NFTs, Archie Comics will open a secondary NFT market for trading on May 31st.
NFTs Open New Possibilities for Print Media
As digitization continues to sweep the globe, more print media companies are moving towards Web3 and NFTs. In the comic book market, DC and Marvel have already jumped into the NFT industry. As Rarity Sniper recently reported, Warner Bros. partnered with Cartamundi Group to create 6 million DC-inspired NFTs. Marvel Entertainment also has a partnership with the ECOMI-owned NFT app VeVe.
Outside of the comic book universe, publications like TIME have been very open to Web3 technologies. In fact, TIME released the world’s first full-length magazine as an NFT on the Ethereum blockchain. Many TIME subscribers now use crypto for payments or NFTs to validate their membership.
According to TIME, Web3 integrations have helped the company thrive in the 21st century. TIME’s managers estimate they raised at least $10 million from various crypto and NFT-focused projects.
Interestingly, there are rumors some NFT projects want to transition from Web3 into traditional print media. For instance, the Cool Cats NFT collections recently signed a deal with the Creative Artists Agency. There’s no news on what the Cool Cats team will do with this partnership, but print media seems to be a possibility.