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'Marvel Heroes: Comic Book Creator' Announced

by Rainier on July 17, 2006 @ 3:14 a.m. PDT

Planetwide Games has entered into a multi-year licensing deal with Marvel Entertainment to create new content for its Comic Book Creator, based on classic Marvel ’s characters such as the X-Men, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Daredevil, Ghost Rider, The Punisher, Captain America, Thor, The Avengers, and Dr. Octopus to name a few.

“Marvel heroes are some of the most recognizable and beloved characters in the history of entertainment,” said Kevin Donovan, president of Planetwide Games. “By marrying Marvel’s pantheon of heroes with our original ‘Comic Book Creator’ self-publishing software we are making it possible for legions of fans to tap their own creativity in creating professional quality digital and homemade comic books with authentic Marvel Comics art for their personal enjoyment.”

Paul Gitter, Senior vice president consumer products, Marvel Entertainment, added, "We see ‘Comic Book Creator’ Interactive Entertainment software as an exciting and original way to extend the Marvel brand experience for the consumer. Many of these heroes are very near and dear to our fans. They feel a personal connection to them, and ‘Comic Book Creator’ allows users to explore team-ups, battles and storylines that until now only existed in their imaginations.”

Planetwide Games recently launched “Comic Book Creator,” interactive entertainment software that allows consumers to utilize their own video game screenshots, DVD movies, digital photos or art assets to create authentic-looking comic books and comic strips. The company also has plans to introduce the www.ComicBookSociety.net, an online social community site that will encourage users from all over the world to collaborate on and share their comic creations and compete in head-to-head competitions and participate in online digital comic book events.

The company will also offer Marvel Comics content “Booster Packs” for “Comic Book Creator” and will feature special categories of characters from the Marvel Heroes Universe. About Planetwide Games
Based in Orange County, CA, Planetwide Games, Inc. has established itself as a provider of innovative software applications, proprietary online technology and video games. The Company's applications, games and self-publishing platform for user generated content easily integrates into DVD home entertainment products, music CD’s, internet portals, major game publishers and developers’ titles, or can be sold separately through digital downloads and retail box sales. Planetwide Games is providing an enhanced game playing experience with name-brand awareness and ease-of-use.

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