WITH ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME PRIZE FOR WINNING BIDDER
- A collection of the first ever Hash Rush comics are to be auctioned by the world’s leading online auctioneer, Comic Connect.
- Collection includes three comic books; one of which is printed on gold aluminium, is hand-signed by legendary artist and author Neal Adams and has 9.8 grading certificate.
- Auction also includes all-expenses paid trip to New York for a once-in-a-lifetime dinner experience with Adams.
- Auction to go live from 11-20 February via comicconnect.com
Monday 31 January 2022 [Press Release, Global]: It’s arguably the most anticipated year of comic book heroes hitting our big screens, and there’s a chance for one superfan to get their hands on a truly unique piece of comic book history this February.
A complete first edition collection of Hash Rush comics, written and inked by Neal Adams will go to auction on February 11 via the world’s premier online auctioneer of vintage comic books, original comic art and pop culture memorabilia, Comic Connect.
The collection is made up of three individual comics:Legend, Crystal and Hash Rush issues, and are the only complete collection in existence. Each comic book has a partner NFT – a digital version of the comic that will live on the blockchain and be accessible through an online reader that allows the holder to take the story with them wherever they go.
Not only will the winning bidder bare the status as the only holder of all three comics and NFTs, but they will also be rewarded with an all-expenses paid trip to New York to meet Adams as part of a once-in-a-lifetime experience, courtesy of Hash Rush video game developers, Vorto Gaming.
“This is more than just a collection of comics, it’s a status symbol for the ultimate comic book fan and an opportunity for them to meet the most influential comic author and artist of all time,” said Nathan Ziedonis, Creative Director of VZ Games and one of the original developers of Hash Rush.
“It’s a first of its kind. We’ve combined classic comics – including a one-of-a-kind – with their equivalent NFTs, then added a once-in-a-lifetime experience with an industry legend. All in a single lot.” Said Vincent Zurzolo, COO of Comic Connect.
“Comic book values have been skyrocketing for several years. Combining them with hot, high-tech collectibles like NFTs and unique life experiences may take our industry in a new direction.” He added.
Those looking to follow the auction or place a bid can do so by visiting www.comicconnect.com.
The Legend issue was created in tribute of Neal’s contribution to the comic book industry and a career that has spanned over 60 years, where he penned stories and artwork for some of the most iconic comic book superheroes of all time including Superman, Batman, Green Lantern and X-Men.
It is fitting that the Legend’s cover – designed and inked exclusively by Neal Adams for this specific issue – is printed on golden aluminium, with the golden hue visible when held under the bright lights; the same that have helped transform Neal’s comic book stories and characters into Hollywood blockbuster movies, household names and beyond.
The cover also features the hand-written signature of Adams and has been awarded a 9.8 grading by CGC, meaning the comic is a nearly perfect collectible. With no other issue in circulation, this one-of-one comic book is Neal Adams’ rarest ever work.
As Neal Adams embarked on the journey of writing Hash Rush, he too was reaching a landmark in his own journey – his 80th birthday on June 15, 2021. In celebration of this historic milestone and paying homage to each of his glorious years, 80 first edition Crystal issues of the Hash Rush comic book have been produced to honour the icon.
The Crystal issue comic book is defined by its chromium front cover that that glows and reflects luminous colours. This unique chromium effect makes the Crystal issue one of the most visually captivating comic book covers produced by Neal Adams and adds to his portfolio of stunning artwork and craftsmanship that has graced the industry for over half a century.
Hash Rush issue
A limited print run of 2,000 paper-based Hash Rush comic books were created in January 2022 to mark the upcoming rerelease of Hash Rush the video game.
The cover for the Hash Rush issue was made in collaboration between Neal Adams and his long-time associate, Swedish comic artist Mikael Bergkvist who has worked on comic art for the likes of Captain America, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk.