Batman and X-Men author’s latest work launched as NFT

By Raffaele Redi

New Neal Adams comic is one of the rarest in the world

Hash Rush comics cover                                 
Hash Rush is set to be the rarest comics in the world. Photo: Vorto Gaming

Batman, X-Men and Green Lantern author Neal Adams’ latest work Hash Rush is set to be launched as a non-fungible-token (NFT).

The NFT will represent Marvel and DC Comics writer Neal Adams’ first original work in more than two years, a one-of-one first edition Legend issue, printed on gold aluminium in honour of the iconic artist.

While details of the auction will be announced next week, as the only one of its kind, it is the rarest comics in the world.

“Hash Rush is a story about overcoming adversity and fighting against evil to create a universe that prospers echoing some of the recent challenges we've faced on earth,” said Neal Adams.

“It has been a while since I published an original comic and I'm glad to have made a brief return on this book, creating a story that I hope readers find fascinating; one in its infancy and will hopefully become part of a broader entertainment series in the future.”

The Crystal issues

Moreover, in celebration of Adams’ stellar career, the Swedish-based blockchain gaming company Vorto Gaming also announced the commission of 2,500 first edition, paper-based Hash Rush issues, each with an accompanying NFT, that will be available to buy for $150 via the Vorto Network from Thursday 4 November.

Vorto Gaming said it had also created 80 first edition Crystal issues of the comic. “Each distinguished by the chromium finish to the front cover that, like the Legend issue, will be digitalised into NFTs and sold as a bundle with their physical counterpart,” it added.

“Neal is the most prestigious comic artist of our time,” said Nathan Zeidonis, creative director at VZ Games – the original developers behind the Hash Rush video game. “The legend is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece; a watershed moment and a piece of entertainment history. A number of comics have fetched $1m this year. Could we be in that league? I think so.”

Adams, who was inducted into the Eisner Awards Hall of Fame in 1998, announced back in May that he was teaming up with Vorto Gaming to produce the comic, with the potential to expand the series and ambitions of creating a Hash Rush movie.

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