NFTs to Be Powered by Spores Network
San Diego — At the 2021 Special Edition of San Diego Comic-con, AAPI Creator Quentin Lee struck a publishing deal with Red 5 Comics (red5comics.com) to publish the first AAPI science fiction adventure comic book Mystery Brothers.
Set in New York, Mystery Brothers is an exciting science fiction franchise about two Chinese American 13-year-old half-brothers – one of whom may or may not be completely human – battling to save their parents and protect humanity from a robot domination future.
The publishing deal was negotiated by Red 5 Comics’ Scott Chitwood and Margin Films’ Quentin Lee. Red 5 Comics has acquired global publishing rights while Margin Films retains all media ownership to the property.
The comic book is a first collaboration between creator Quentin Lee and Argentinian based artist Elis Zill (IG @eliszill). Quentin wrote the comic while Elis drew. Elis Zill is represented by Argentina’s Altercomics Studio.
“When Quentin brought Mystery Brothers to us, we immediately knew it fit with our mission to deliver stories that are fun for everyone,” said Red 5’s Scott Chitwood. “Mystery Brothers brings back feelings of nostalgia for movies of the 80’s where kids face extraordinary situations with a sci-fi twist.”
“I’m thrilled to be working with Red 5 Comics on my second comic book and I’ve been enjoying working with the uber talented Elis Zill as the co-creator,” said Quentin Lee. “While I’m equally excited to be working with Spores Network on the NFTs side of the property, I’m grateful to veteran producer Allen Dam for brokering the deal between my company and Spores Network.”
“Spores Network builds momentum in signing a partnership to produce NFT content for Margin Films’ Mystery Brothers. Quentin represents the kind of storytellers we want to support through innovative NFT financing, merchandising, and marketing. We will partner with him to build his presence in the new Metaverse.” said Duc Luu, Executive Chairman of Spores Network.
Mystery Brothers is expected to debut in July of 2022 with an exclusive edition at San Diego Comic-Con 2022. Concurrently, Margin Films is in final negotiations with Spores Network to distribute NFTs of Mystery Brothers in sync with its publication schedule.
On November 29, 2021, this Cyber Monday, Quentin Lee’s bold literary debut and first novel The Secret Diary of Edward Ng will be published and available worldwide from Troublemaker Press.
Red 5 is an independent comic book publisher, known for producing a combination of creator-owned and internally developed titles, including recently optioned titles Afterburn, Haunted, Riptide, and Spook. Red 5 was the first publisher to jump into digital comics with Amazon’s Comixology and is distributed globally by Diamond Comic Distributors.
Spores Network, is a metaverse media company that leverages an NFT marketplace and game publishing platform to activate content creators across art, games, and entertainment verticals.
Margin Films is a media production company whose mission is to produce and distribute culturally challenging commercial entertainment.