Undoubtedly, 2022 has been the year of Batman’s die-hard fans. On behalf of DC and Palm NFT Studio, Warner Bros. Consumer Products launched ‘The Bat Cowl Collection.’ From April 27, 2022, to May 3, 2022, Warner Brothers Consumer Products and DC Comics sold 200,000 unique Batman NFT collections. Each Batman NFT was valued at $300 during that period. The companies also arranged a pre-sale one day before the original sale.
Across the 83-year legacy, Batman’s appearance has changed a lot. From the blue and gray spandex-like suit with the infamous black bat logo and those famous purple gloves to today’s brooding hulk of bullet-proof armor and high-tech cowls, the evolution of Batman through the influence of countless artists is spectacular to witness.
Each Bat Cowl NFT Collection featured a distinct identity and traits from various Batman stories of the past 83 years. Let’s learn how the collection came into existence and marked its name in the NFT.
What Is The Bat Cowl NFT Collection?
The Bat Cowl NFT Collection was created in partnership with Palm NFT and Daz3D. The Bat Cowl collection is one of the first official Batman NFTs that hit the blockchain. The Bat Cowl NFT is not only just a digital collectible. The NFT collection provided users access to a private DC Universe fan forum. It will enable them to present their opinion or vote on content, select fan events, physical collectibles, merch, and more.
The new collection also allowed the followers to create unique identities in the DC Universe. The NFTs provided a way to unlock rewards, which would help the fans to experience Web 3 technology.
A two-year roadmap has been developed, aiming to expand utility for Bat Cowl holders every 52 days in augmented reality, metaverse integration, and expanded wallet capabilities.
Josh Hackbarth, Head of NFT Commercial Development for Warner Bros, said at the time of launch, “The fast-emerging NFT space allows us to connect with fans in a completely new and innovative way. The Bat Cowl Collection aims to redefine the NFT experience, offering unparalleled opportunities to one of the Studio’s most beloved franchises. Through the best-in-class, fan-first approach to the development of NFTs, we believe the Bat Cowl Collection will allow collectors to deepen their connection with Batman and the DC Universe while embracing their fandom in the growing metaverse ecosystem.”
Inclusion at Scale: The Design Process Behind the DC Bat Cowl Collection
The Bat Cowl NFT collection is enormous progress in the form of a digital art collection. There are huge names behind its creation. The generative art collection didn’t just come through. It involved the masterminds of four huge companies: DC Comics, Palm NFT Studio, Daz3D, and Warner Bros. Consumer Products. So, without further delay, let’s dive into the process.
Generative art, or the creative process of conceptual art assisted by technology, aimed to show the potential to connect fans with Batman while leaving their mark on the DC Universe. The project promised to unleash the ever-expanding DC Universe and hinted to progress with Wb3 technology.
Tools Used In The Process
Figma had been the giant step to create a bridge between the 2D and 3D workflows. It played a pivotal role in converting imagination into reality. Daz 3D and Unreal were the best tools for the 3D team. The team consisted of the best 2D artists. The creators initially worked on Figma to create the initial stage object and then exported it to Unreal Engine. By using Unreal, the creators connected 2D and 3D images.
The launch of the Batman NFT collection enabled Batman fans globally to utilize the generative medium of the Bat Cowl Collection to create an inclusive universe of web3 empowerment for comic book fans worldwide.
Batman NFTs: How Do They Affect The World Of Digital Collectibles?
Batman has a legacy of more than 83 years. Considering a notably powerful pop culture character with a huge fanbase, the release of Bat Cowl NFTs is noteworthy. Every batman movie has been an enormous success. Even the latest Batman movie has earned more than $650 million at the world box office.
As Palm Studio’s Chief Content Officer Matt Mason put it in a press release, “this drop represents a watershed moment for NFTs.” Hence, the entrance of a superhero like Batman in the NFT world indicates the growing influence and worldwide acceptance of NFTs in the mainstream media. As you know, every brand is stepping into the NFT world and eventually adopting Web 3.0 technology. Thus the NFT comes as a bridge between comic book lovers and artists.
As you must know that the arrival of The Bat Cowl Collection follows the theatrical release of “The Batman.” The new Batman NFT collection paved the way for the success and popularity of digital assets, especially NFTs. The collection started minted on Palm, an Ethereum sidechain that speeds up the process, decreases the cost, and reduces the energy consumption of transactions compared to the Ethereum mainnet.