Planetwide Media Launches Virgin Comics Comic Book Creator 2.0 Interactive Entertainment Software and Digital Content Packs
December 12, 2007

Virgin Comics Fans Can Now Create Personalized Comic Books with Drag ‘n Drop Interactive Entertainment Software featuring Virgin Comics characters created by Deepak Chopra, Shekhar Kapur and more!


ALISO VIEJO, Calif. December 4, 2007
Planetwide Media announced today the launch of the Virgin Comics Comic Book Creator 2.0 interactive entertainment software and digital content packs, to be sold in major retail stores and through online retailers. The new software allows fans and artists to create personalized Virgin Comics comic books featuring Virgin characters created by Deepak Chopra, Shekhar Kapur and much more including Devi, Ramayan 3392AD, The Sadhu, and Virulents.

Virgin Comics Comic Book Creator 2.0 enables fans to use their imagination and actual Virgin Comics digital content to create personalized comics, storybooks and comic books. Using more than 1,200screenshots, caption boxes, speech bubbles, audio clips and artwork together with a selection of 500+ professional layout and design templates, users can combine their creations with a personalized storyline to make their own comics. The Virgin Comics Comic Book Creator 2.0 allows users to easily create and share their Virgin Comics stories by mashing up digital photos, music, sound effects, videos and animation. Users can then print, email or share their user generated Virgin Comics creation on VirginComics.com,HyperComics.com, MySpace.com, Facebook.com or their own Social Network.

"Once comics moved faster than a speeding bullet; today they move at the speed of light," said Larry Lieberman, Chief Marketing Officer of Virgin Comics. "Virgin is delighted to be partnering with Planetwide Media to empower the next generation of global comic fans with digital and online platforms that push storytelling and story making into previously impossible collaborative experiences."

Virgin Comics Comic Book Creator 2.0 comes bundled with PD Particles, a comprehensive and self-contained painting tool with a focus on Particle Brushes. Virgin Comics fans can easily create fascinating original artwork from a variety of illustrations and special effects based on painting with particles and bristles, such as magical lighting effects,hair, fireworks and waterfalls, etc. Another prominent application inside Virgin Comics Comic Book Creator 2.0 is Audacity, an easy-to-use audio editor and recorder that provides the ability to record live audios, and digitize recordings or sound effects, music, and embed a user’s own narration into their comic book creations. Users will also be able to import, edit and combine sound files with other files or new recordings.

"We’re thrilled to offer Virgin Comics fans with the interactivity to create their very own Virgin Comics comic books," said Kevin Donovan,President of Planetwide Media. "Virgin Comics stories, content, and artwork are extraordinary and compelling which will introduce and open creative minds into a new world of diverse cultures from Indian-based legendary stories to other regionalized epic mythologies. Our goal with Virgin Comics is to foster and grow the next generation of comic book creators and fans; energizing a new social and cultural understanding of comic book art and storytelling."

For more information on the Virgin Comics Comic Book Creator 2.0,please visit www.MyComicBookCreator.com/products/virgincomics/

About Virgin Comics, LLC

Virgin Comics LLC is an entertainment and media company creating original stories and epic myths for worldwide audiences. The company was founded in 2005 by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, alongside author Deepak Chopra, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur and entrepreneurs, Sharad Devarajan, Gotham Chopra and Suresh Seetharaman. Virgin is pioneering anew wave of Indian inspired character entertainment properties including Devi, The Sadhu, Ramayan 3392AD and Snake Woman. In addition to its Indian line of comics, Virgin is also developing new storieswith acclaimed filmmakers, actors and musicians including John Woo, Guy Ritchie, Terry Gilliam, Dave Stewart, Duran Duran and others. Featurefilms based on Virgin Comics characters are also in the works,including an animated feature The Secrets of the Seven Sounds and atheatrical live action feature film, The Sadhu in development withactor Nicolas Cage. For more information, please visitwww.VirginComics.com.

About Planetwide Media

Planetwide Media (www.MyComicBookCreator.com), a division of Planetwide Games, Inc., provides a unique and patent pending, interactive,self-publishing personalized media platform for a wide audience of emerging consumers in the digital media space. The company provides web enabled tools, software applications and video games that create personal interactivity. The company’s signature product, Comic Book Creator 2.0, is a best-of-breed digital media application built on Planetwide’s Media Mint technology platform that embraces User-Generated Content (UGC) and User-Generated Advertising (UGA)enabling users to blend their thoughts, ideas, personal media and creations into their social networks, their blogs and across the web.While easy to use, the Media Mint platform and the Comic Book Creator2.0 application provide the consumer with a richly enhanced interactive digital experience. Planetwide Media is currently combining the Comic Book Creator with Media Mint technology through licenses with world-class entertainment, video game, sports, music and popular lifestyle brands worldwide. For licensing and brand partners, Comic Book Creator 2.0 with the Media Mint platform is extending strategic partners digital footprint into an interactive digital experience.
 
Visit www.MyComicBookCreator.com and www.HyperComics.com for more information.
Comic Book Creator TM & Media Mint TM  2007 Planet wide Games, Inc. All rights reserved.
 

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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