Comic Con India (CCI), the biggest pop culture experience in South Asia, launched the pioneering Non-Fungible League on Wednesday. It will be a league based on the Ethereum blockchain and CCI will launch a series of limited edition digital collectibles. This will lead to CCI’s foray into the next frontier of the digital multiverse, the metaverse.
The first character-based collection will launch in the coming weeks.
In a statement today, the non-fungible league is Comic Con India’s stepping stone into the larger world of Web3. Created by the prolific Abhijeet Kini, an award-winning comic book illustrator and animator, “The Non-Fungible Man” is the latest superhero on the block, in the age of web3, who will possess a series of unique traits, some of which very rare.
Karan Kalra, Director of Comic Con India, commented, “The metaverse and the booming world of Web3 is the next big thing, so we wanted to create a collection that bridges the gap between Web3 and pop culture. The plan is to create long-term value for everyone who signs for our league.”
Meanwhile, Jatin Varma, Founder of Comic Con India, commented, “Our goal is to generate value for collectors who join our league, tentatively with more character drops in the future, the development of this IP in animation, comics and of course hosting our events in the Metaverse. The key is long-term value. And we hope that the burgeoning community of NFT collectors and pop culture fans will trust us as they have in the past with our other company.”
Playing on the Ethereum blockchain, the new superhero will start the league with a host of surprises that are sure to excite the booming NFT collector market as well as the biggest community of pop culture fans.
With the entry into the digital metaverse, CCI intends to create an unparalleled experience for its fans. The launched league of characters will eventually exist in the metaverse and the creators are inviting fans to join the league of their favorite superheroes.
As the leagues expand, more projects would be added in the form of crossovers in comic books, animations and even a live-action series, CCI said in the release.
CCI is the largest celebration of pop culture on the subcontinent and its founders know the world of pop culture well. It hosts several shows across India, attracting over 200,000 fans a year and an even larger digital audience of over 20 million fans with a cumulative social reach of over 141 million.