Platinum raises feature funding


Comic-book company Platinum Studios, which has deals in place at various companies to turn its products into feature films, said Monday it raised $5 million in financing and filed for an initial public offering. Platinum, which boasts "Men in Black" as a big success, said its president and COO Brian Altounian led the $5 million round of financing. The company's assets include and KISS 4K, the comic book based on the 1970s rock band Kiss.