SOURCE: Platinum Studios, Inc.

Platinum Studios, Inc.

June 01, 2011 09:00 ET

It Books and Platinum Studios Announce "Cowboys & Aliens" Graphic Novel Paperback Edition on Stands June 28, 2011

Graphic Novel Is a New York Times Bestseller

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 1, 2011) - Platinum Studios, Inc. (OTCBB: PDOS), an entertainment company that controls an international library of more than 5,000 comic book characters which it adapts, produces and licenses for all forms of media, and It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced today the release of the paperback edition of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel Cowboys& Aliens on June 28, 2011, leading up to the feature film release on July 29, 2011.

Cowboys & Aliens tells the story of an alien invasion in the Old West in the late 19th Century. The hardcover graphic novel by Platinum Studios, Inc. Chairman and CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg appeared on the New York Times bestsellers' graphic novel list reaching as high as #3.

A feature film version of Cowboys & Aliens, starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford, directed by Jon Favreau ("Iron Man 1 & 2"), executive produced by Steven Spielberg and produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Rosenberg will be released in North America on July 29, 2011 via DreamWorks and Universal Pictures with Paramount Pictures handling the international release of the picture.

"Cowboys & Aliens" is just one of the properties Platinum controls among a multi-universe library. Platinum remains independent of major entertainment studio affiliation while Marvel is owned by Disney and DC Comics is owned by Warner Bros.

About It Books/HarperCollins Publishers
Launched in September 2009, It Books is dedicated to publishing exceptional books in entertainment, music, fashion, design, art, celebrity, pop culture and sports. It Books has published numerous New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times bestsellers including the # 1 bestseller Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern, Getting the Pretty Back by Molly Ringwald, Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runawayby Cherie Currie, I Love Your Style by Amanda Brooks, The Red Hot Chili Peppers by The Red Hot Chili Peppers, How to Beat Up Anybody by Judah Friedlander, True Whit by Whitney Port, Everyone Loves You When You're Dead by Neil Strauss and Red by Sammy Hagar. It Books is an imprint of HarperCollins, one of the largest English-language publishers in the world, is a subsidiary of News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV). It Books can be found online at www.YourItList.com, www.Facebook.com/YourItList, www.Twitter.com/YourItList and www.Twitter.com/ItBooks.

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