• Wu-Tang Clan’s Method Man to release NFT comic book series

  • Wu-Tang Clan rapper Method Man is releasing a new comic anthology series as NFTs. the first part of his Tical World saga is dubbed “Part 1: Origins” and includes plenty of original artwork, animation and music.

    The first release included original artwork inspired by Killa Beez signed by Method Man and New York artist Alex Smetsky.Killa Beez is the name of a collective of rappers associated with Wu-Tang Clan. Together they released two compilation albums. 1998’s The Swarm and 2002’s The Sting.

    The token comic book will also include unreleased music by Method himself, as well as a 3D digital animation of the Tical World origin story. Other bonus items include a gold VIP card for Tical Athletics, Method Man’s sportswear line.

    The comic is built on Dapper Labs’ Flow blockchain, which currently hosts the very popular CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shots NFTs.

    Tical World may not be Method Man’s first foray into cryptocurrency; in November 2020, decentralized lending protocol C.R.E.A.M. Financial tweeted its new tagline: a smooth rap beat set to the tune of Wu-Tang’s C.R.E.A.M., featuring Method Man’s unmistakable vocals . The video currently has 5,072 views on YouTube, and Method has yet to confirm the performance on social media.

    Tical World isn’t the only comic book universe to receive the NFT treatment this year. in June, Marvel Comics announced it was entering the NFT space with a series of digital collectibles, including sculpts, 3D models and collectibles, in partnership with NFT platform VeV, which also partnered with rival DC Comics to release an NFT statue of the DC Bombshells line.

    The first official release from Marvel NFT is a set of Spider-Man digital sculptures that retail between $40 and $400. More Marvel collectibles will be released later this month, including five variant covers of Marvel Comics #1 – the company’s original 1939 comic – as well as a set of Captain America digital statues.

    It seems natural that one of the biggest collectibles crazes of the last century would fit into the diverse and wonderful world of NFTs.

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