Hero By Night Website Launches

D.J. Coffman launches a website for his forthcoming (Spring 2007) Platinum Studios comic book Hero By Night. The website will not run the actual comic but features additional material about the character.

Update: I've added the official press release from Platinum Studios – click read more to check it out.

Platinum Studios, Inc. Launches “Hero By Night Diaries”
on Drunk Duck.com

Comic Book Challenge winner DJ Coffman will start publishing the prologue to his winning entry Wednesday, October 18, 2006

LOS ANGELES, October 19, 2006 – Platinum Studios today announced the launch of the “Hero By Night Diaries” on the webcomics community, DrunkDuck (www.DrunkDuck.com). This prologue, by Comic Book Challenge winner DJ Coffman, introduces the world that appears in the “Hero By Night” print book in March.

This comes hot on the heels of Platinum’s recent massively-successful release of “Cowboys & Aliens” on DrunkDuck and shows again Platinum’s dedication to the webcomics medium.

“Platinum has a real belief in webcomics and from the moment I won the Challenge, having a web component to the story was a necessity to them,” said Coffman. “The Diaries, while they’re a stand-alone story of their own, are an integral part of the story line, bridging web and print comics in a way I’ve never seen before.”

The “Hero by Night” comic story revolves around Jack King, who uncovers the lair of a long-vanished superhero in his apartment building and also finds the ring that gave that hero his powers. But when he tries to become the new Hero By Night, he runs afoul of the original’s arch-enemies, and learns that being a real hero is tougher than he thought.

The prologue introduces readers to the original Hero By Night, from a diary that he kept.

“We were blown away by DJ’s work from the moment we saw it at the Comic Book Challenge,” said Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, Platinum’s Chairman and CEO. “’Hero By Night’ has all the making to be one of the iconic books of the new century.”

About Platinum Studios www.PlatinumStudios.com
Platinum Studios, Inc. is an entertainment company that works with independent comic book creators and small publishers forming the world’s largest independent library of comic book characters, which it adapts and produces for all forms of media. Platinum Studios’ library contains more than 3,800 characters in a full range of genres and styles. With deals in place with the largest entertainment and new media players, Platinum Studios is a recognized leader in the creation of new content across all media. Platinum Studios New Media and Mobile (www.PlatinumStudiosMobile.com) divisions are the company’s newest vehicles to empower independent comic book creators to maximize revenue opportunities from their intellectual properties.

Xaviar Xerexes

Wandering webcomic ronin. Created Comixpedia (2002-2005) and ComixTalk (2006-2012; 2016-?). Made a lot of unfinished comics and novels.

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