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Artists Wanted: The Comic Book Challenge(TM) 2008 Returns, Submissions Now Open
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Platinum Studios Welcomes Aspiring Comic Book Creators to Enter Annual Contest LOS ANGELES--(Business Wire)-- Platinum Studios, Inc. (OTCBB:PDOS), an entertainment company that controls an international library of more than 5,600 comic book characters which it adapts, produces and licenses for all forms of media, announced today that submissions for The Comic Book Challenge(TM) 2008 are officially open at www.ComicBookChallenge.com. Aspiring comic book creators are encouraged to submit their entries online beginning today and closing May 31, 2008 at 11:59 pm PST. Once submissions close, an internal team will select the Top 50 who will move on to pitch their ideas to a panel of celebrity, comic book, and entertainment industry judges on July 24th, during the 2008 Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA. Fans across the globe will then have their chance to settle the debate by voting online for their favorite entry. The Challenge winner will receive a coveted publishing deal along with the chance to see their concept developed across multiple platforms including film, television, and digital. "A break into this industry does not come easy," says 2007 winner, Jorge Vega. "As an 'unknown,' an entry into the Comic Book Challenge truly allows you to showcase your skills as a creator and artist." "2008 marks the third installment of The Comic Book Challenge," says Platinum Chairman & CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, "and we're fully committed to introducing the world to another great new talent. " Past Comic Book Challenge successes include DJ Coffman's 2006 winner, "Hero By Night," which sold out through Diamond Comics Distributors during its first print and is now an ongoing series in its second volume, and 2006 finalist, Megan Rose Gedris, who's "I Was Kidnapped by Lesbian Pirates from Outer Space" will appear at comics retailers May 2008. Top 50 finalist Axel Medellin has been hired as an artist for Platinum Studios, while Jorge Vega's 2007 winning entry, "Gunplay," dropped in the retail stores as a full graphic novel this past April. For more information on The Comic Book Challenge 2008, please visit: www.ComicBookChallenge.com About Platinum Studios, Inc. Platinum Studios (OTCBB:PDOS) is an entertainment company that controls an international library of comic book characters from all over the world, which it adapts, produces and licenses for all forms of media including print, film, online, mobile / wireless, gaming, and merchandising. Platinum Studios' library contains more than 5,600 characters spanning a full range of genres and styles, and also includes properties such as www.DrunkDuck.com, the industry's preeminent webcomics community. Working with leading companies in the entertainment and new media sectors, Platinum believes it is well positioned to emerge as one of the front-runners in the creation of new content across all media platforms. Platinum Studios - Comics Fueling Media EVERYWHERE! To learn more about the company and to sign up for our newsletter, please visit our website at http://www.platinumstudios.com/news/index.php. Platinum Studios Safe Harbor Statement Matters discussed in this press release contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this press release, the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "may," "intend," "expect" and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements. Actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those contemplated, expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. These forward-looking statements are based largely on the expectations of Platinum Studios and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. These include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with: the impact of economic, competitive and other factors affecting Platinum Studios and its operations, markets, product, and distributor performance; the impact on the national and local economies resulting from terrorist actions, and U.S. actions subsequently; and other factors detailed in reports filed by Platinum Studios. Media Requests: Platinum Studios, Inc. Nick Alan Jones, 310-807-8155 firstname.lastname@example.org or Investor Requests: Platinum Studios, Inc. Thomas Becker, 702-478-7363 email@example.com Copyright Business Wire 2008