The Web3 community NounsDAO is expanding the narrative of its NFT collection Nouns with a new comic book series published by Titan Comics and ComicsDAO.
The “Nouns: Nountown” comics will be authored by the senior editor at Titan, David Leach, and illustrated by Danny Schlitz. Schlitz has worked with brands like Netflix, Disney, Marvel and Warner brothers in the past. The storyline will build a narrative around the Nouns NFTs and expand the projects intellectual property (IP).
Furthermore, the comic books will be minted as NFTs in April, and will be vaulted by Web3 security provider 4K Protocol. After minting, buyers will be able to redeem their NFTs for physical copies of the comic book.
Founder of ComicsDAO Adam Fortier said that comic books embody “the essence of NFTs in the physical world,” since both are focused on storytelling and “have the collectible aspect.”
The anonymous founder of Nouns 4156 added that releasing the comic book could inspire community members to find new creative ways to use their IP rights and extend the brand’s reach. Hopefully, Nouns can “become the world’s largest open-source brand.”
Formed in August of 2021, Nouns mints and auctions one NFT every 24 hours, potentially forever. The proceeds from the auction are then automatically deposited into the Nouns DAO treasury, which is governed by NFT holders. Since launch, the community has grown and the NounsDAO has become a major player in Web3.
Companies, Brands, and Holders Take Advantage of NFTs’ IP
The new comic book from Titan Comics and Nouns DAO is exciting for the Nouns community and for lovers of comic books and NFTs. But Nouns isn’t the only Web3 community expanding the use of its IP. At Rarity Sniper, we’ve written several articles about NFT communities and individual holders using their IP for creative projects. Here are some of the top stories.
First, in June 2022, the Cool Cats NFT collection partnered with entertainment company Toikido to create and distribute Cool Cats toys. One of the goals of the new merchandise, which was debuted at NFT.NYC 2022, was to raise awareness about Cool Cats second NFT collection called Cool Pets.
Next, about six months ago, Old Navy launched a T-shirt featuring the sad face of Bored Ape #7285. For the release, Old Navy licensed the Ape from BAYC to mass produce on clothing. The T-shirt costs $18.99 and is available for a limited time.
Finally, the Bored Ape Yacht Club members the Nelk Boys are using their Apes’ IP to launch a new brand of beef jerky. “Bored Jerky” features three classic flavors — Spicy, Peppered, and Original — and they each match up with a specific Bored Ape NFT.
The IP rights of NFTs are a big deal for the founders of collections, as well as for individual holders who can use the IP to launch projects or businesses. We’ll have to wait until April to see the if the “Nouns: Nountown” comic book will be a hit with fans. But if it is, we expect there will be more to come.