NFT-based comics publisher InterPop calls it quits after two years
After two years, gaming and collectibles "superteam" InterPop to cease operations
In March 2021, a new digital collectors group came on the scene. Led by president and publisher Brian David-Marshall, InterPop promised to redefine the future of clean NFTs and fandom, promising blockchain-based games, collectibles, and even a comics universe.
Now, two years later, they're shutting their doors, ending their development of games and comics, as well as closing their MinterPop marketplace.
InterPop published a statement on the Emergents Trading Card Game blog which read, "We’ve made the difficult decision to end development of InterPop games, and will close the MinterPop marketplace on April 30, 2023. This decision wasn’t easy, and is one that no creator wants to make. Everyone at Interpop is proud of the products we’ve built together. We continue to believe that web3 is the future of fandom, and that it enables true ownership of digital assets such as comics, games and collectibles."
The statement also included information on how to reach out to customer service to make exchanges on cards, pre-launch promotional NFTs, and superboosters for initial purchase price. To make exchanges, users should email customerservice@InterPop.io with their wallet address, the name of each asset, and the price of each asset. InterPop says that exchanges will be made within 30 days from receipt of email. The exchange window is now open and will remain open until May 14, 2023.
As for the comics side of things, executive editor Rachel Gluckstern confirmed on Linkedin today that InterPop Comics is also coming to its end, sharing, "As some of you already know, InterPop Comics has ceased its publishing... I couldn't be prouder of the work we did at InterPop nor more grateful toward all the creators who did their best work on our comics. I set out to create and lead the comics division at InterPop to be the kind of company I've always wanted to work at, and one that would treat its freelance talent well, too. I think we did a pretty decent job -- five ongoing series in two years that hit each and every delivery date, timely payments, everyone credited, and a knockout roster of talent. Everyone gave their all to build the Emergents universe, and that all was incredible."
Neither statement included details on whether or not InterPop Comics would be available for exchanges.
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