SOURCE: Planetwide Media

December 19, 2006 12:04 ET

Planetwide Media Unites Super Heroes With Innovative Technology to Launch Marvel Heroes Comic Book Creator Interactive Entertainment Software at Retailers in US and Canada

Create Personalized Comic Books Featuring Your Favorite MARVEL Characters -- Spider-Man, X-Men With Wolverine, and Elektra

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 19, 2006 -- Planetwide Media today announced the retail launch of the Marvel Heroes Comic Book Creator™ interactive entertainment software across the United States and Canada in major retail stores and through online retailers. Marvel Heroes Comic Book Creator software allows users to create personalized comic books featuring their favorite Marvel characters -- Spider-Man, X-Men with Wolverine and Elektra.

Planetwide's Marvel Heroes Comic Book Creator is an innovative interactive entertainment PC software application that enables Marvel fans to use their imaginations and actual "MARVEL Heroes" content to create personalized comics and comic books, which can then be posted to blogs, emailed to friends or printed out and shared with others. MARVEL Heroes Comic Book Creator users can drag and drop Marvel Heroes images, icons, tag lines, symbols, and artwork into a vast selection of over 100 different layout and design templates, Users can create with over 300 pieces of Marvel content then combine their creation and storyline to make their own "MARVEL Heroes" comics.

The retail box version of MARVEL Heroes Comic Book Creator software is now available through GameStop, EB Games, FAO Schwarz New York, EB Games Canada, Wal-Mart Canada, Comic Book Stores, as well as mass market, electronics and online retailers across the United States and Canada. The retail box version will be sold for $29.99 and is now available at retailers' websites and Additional versions of Marvel Comic Book Creator and content "Booster Packs" will be merchandised and sold separately. Marvel Comics Retro Comic Book Creator for comic book collectors, Marvel Spider-man and Friends Comic Book Creator, and Marvel Ghost Rider Comic Book Creator are just a few of the future and forthcoming products releases.

"MARVEL Heroes Comic Book Creator software empowers the inner comic book artist inside all of us that yearns to be released and free to express his or her own super powers and heroism through graphic novel storytelling with the Marvel universe of characters," said Kevin Donovan, president of Planetwide Media. "Ever since I was a young aspiring artist painting the Incredible Hulk on my parents' basketball backboard, I dreamed and aspired to become a Marvel comic book creator. The day has now arrived where our proven technology enables me along with millions of new and long time Marvel Comic Book fans with the opportunity to create their own personalized comics with authentic Marvel characters."

About Planetwide Media

Planetwide Media, (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 provide personal interactivity. The company's signature product, Comic Book Creator™ is a best of breed digital media platform that embraces User Generated Content (UGC) and enables users to blend their creations into their social networks, their blogs and across the web. Comic Book Creator is an easy to use platform that provides the consumer with a richly enhanced interactive digital experience. Planetwide Media is currently licensing the Comic Book Creator technology and partnering with world-class entertainment, video game, sports, music and lifestyle brands worldwide.

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Comic Book Creator TM & © 2006 Planetwide Games, Inc. All rights reserved.

About Marvel Entertainment, Inc.

With a library of over 5,000 characters, Marvel Entertainment, Inc. is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies. Marvel's operations are focused on utilizing its character franchises in licensing, entertainment, publishing and toys. Areas of emphasis include feature films, DVD/home video, consumer products, video games, action figures and role-playing toys, television and promotions. Rooted in the creative success of over sixty years of comic book publishing, Marvel's strategy is to leverage its character franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world. For more information visit

Except for any historical information that they contain, the statements in this news release regarding Marvel's plans are forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including a decrease in the level of media exposure or popularity of Marvel's characters, financial difficulties of Marvel‚s licensees, changing consumer preferences, movie- and television-production delays and cancellations, toy-production delays or shortfalls, continued concentration of toy retailers, toy inventory risk, the imposition of quotas or tariffs on products manufactured in China and a decrease in cash flow even as Marvel remains indebted to its note holders. These and other risks and uncertainties are described in Marvel's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Marvel's Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. Marvel assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.

TM & © 2006 Marvel Entertainment, Inc. and subsidiaries, all rights reserved. Super Heroes is a co-owned registered trademark.

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