Stan Lee’s very first web episode sold as NFT
Stan Lee’s very first web episode is going to be sold as NFT. The sale was announced today and the item for sale as NFT is the first episode of The 7th portal, the web animation series launched by Stan Lee Media in 2000, on the Shockwave animation hub. 7th gate Not only has the distinction of being a centerpiece of Stan Lee memories: it is also a series that is widely credited for helping to establish the term “Webisode” as a marketing term for web-based entertainment content. The 7th portal aired 20 of its original 22 episodes before Shockwave went bankrupt, with the last 2 episodes airing on TV.
You can verify Stan lee’s The 7th portal on YouTube, and get the full version of the First Webisode Sale as NFT, below:
PRESS RELEASE – INTERNET ART TREASURES ORIGINALLY CREATED BY STAN LEE TO BE SOLD AS NFTS ON MAKERSPLACE ON MAY 13
May 10, 2021 – On May 13, 2021, a collection of some of the most significant pieces in internet digital art history will be immortalized as NFT on MakersPlace.com. The pieces are the first in a limited collection of the first high-concept superhero digital art created over 20 years ago by comic book and pop culture icon Stan Lee exclusively for the internet. The centerpiece of the collection, âThe 7th Portal – Webisode 1 – Let the game beginâ in its entirety will be auctioned off as a single NFT edition. This play is not only the first episode of the historic 7th Portal franchise, but it is the first time that the term “webisode” has been used publicly to describe an animated series on the Internet. The drop will also feature limited-edition animated NFTs showcasing the heroes and villains of the 7th Portal and giving collectors the chance to own these treasures of digital and internet art history.
The importance of the 7th Portal to the history of digital animation art cannot be overstated. More than twenty years before the blockchain-powered internet digital art revolution, Stan Lee had a vision for the future of digital comics: a multiverse of superheroes and villains who would be born and live on the brand new World Wide Web of the time. . Lee quickly adopted a vision of how the new medium of entertainment emerging from the internet would transform superhero entertainment, and he put all of his focus and creativity into creating the first superhero character franchises on the internet. of her career.
Explaining in 1999 how his career as a comic book creator led him to the brand new internet medium of the time, Lee said:
âI started in comics when they were in their infancy and we had some success. I now have the opportunity to get on the internet when it is in its infancy and it is a much bigger and more powerful field than comics has ever been.
Even though Lee was in his late 70s at the time, he wasn’t deterred by the technical intricacies of the new medium. He explained:
âPeople wonder why am I interested in the Internet when it seems to be the thing of young people? But I think I feel young and I find the Internet is not about age, it’s about the exciting possibilities it offers. . . . And I don’t think it has anything to do with what generation you are in, it’s just the excitement of telling stories and feeling like I’m telling friends and hoping those friends will enjoy them as much as the stories I told years ago. Maybe more. Because these internet stories will be animated, they will be 3 dimensional and they will have sound, music and voices. They will be like little miniature films. And I think if I was 200, I would love to do that.
To realize his vision for this ambitious venture, Lee recruited a stable of over 100 top artists and comic book animators from top Hollywood studios to produce the project. Together, they created the first high-profile superhero universe made for the internet and the first new superhero group Lee imagined in over 30 years – the 7th Portal. Lee envisioned the Metaverse 20 years before it was a common theme.
The 7th portal was launched at a $ 1 million gala hosted by Dick Clark at Raleigh Studios on February 29, 2000. The global launch was a testament to the global reach and potential of the new Internet medium, as millions users were connecting online from all. around the world to witness the birth of the new franchise. The global debut crushed Macromedia’s Shockwave servers, and the new company won the Best of Show Web Award in November 2000, as the best Internet entertainment portal, beating Warner Bros and Disney’s portals. The launch also garnered media attention with articles in The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and many more. The media reported that the 7th Portal pioneered the use of flash animation to overcome the significant barriers that low-bandwidth modems presented for Internet entertainment at the time and praised Lee and his team for their efforts to reinvent the art of comics for the new medium.
Sadly, despite the initial great success of the 7th Portal, the dotcom collapse resulted in production of the franchise stopping in the early 2000s. The iconic digital art treasure that was created has been locked away. Almost a decade later, a collector acquired Lee’s former company, its intellectual property, and the creative assets that were produced in an effort to highlight the historic significance of the franchise and the role Lee played. played as a pioneer in the Internet art revolution. With the advent of blockchain technology in the digital art space, the collector believes that now is the time to share these digital art treasures and give collectors a chance to own these unique pieces of history. Internet.
To ensure the collection receives the thought and care it deserves, Shirrel Rhoades has agreed to manage the collection for publication as NFT. Rhoades was previously executive vice president of Marvel Comics and was selected by Stan Lee to succeed him as publisher of Marvel Comics. Rhoades brings decades of experience in the comic book and collecting industry to curate this unique treasure of digital art.
On May 13, 2021, collectors will have the opportunity to own the first pieces of the 7th Portal collection as an NFT on MakersPlace. Given their place in history as the first internet creations of world famous icon Stan Lee and their status as the first internet “webisodes”, the importance of these pieces will certainly rival that of any NFT. published so far.
NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are today’s digital extravagance, giving owners a benchmark for some of the most exclusive âfirst editionâ digital content of the 21st century. Art, sports memorabilia – even famous memes – are sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars, although few consumers and collectors truly understand the nature of these products or their value.
The 7th portal Episode 1 will go on sale as NFT starting May 13. Details above.