The digital collectibles will be released in two series (five characters and five covers ) on April 2 and continuing throughout May with varying tiers of rarity.
"At its core,
is a true underdog story," says Erika Alexander, co-creator,
"A major Hollywood executive once told us — two Black sci-fi enthusiasts and comic book creators — 'Black people don't like science fiction because they don't see themselves in the future.' He was wrong because, in a post- "Black Panther" world, Hollywood has come knocking for
To accompany the drops, Curio will release five behind-the-scenes videos featuring Alexander, the graphic novel's making, and how the series is embracing new blockchain NFT technology.
"Like Curio, Concrete Park and its creators have always been innovators," says Juan M. Hernandez, chief executive officer, Curio. "As lifelong collectors
The first drop on April 2 included 100 editions of official
character art of the lead character, Luca.
"The environment is completely different than it was four years ago," says Tony Puryear, co-creator,
. "When we first released
, we were outsiders. Now, with NFT technology, we're taking full ownership of our art and story world to create a fan experience that is rich and meaningful, allowing our fans to collect the future."
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