America Online's kids KOL service, in partnership with Animation Collective, has launched an original online comicbook series and game based on its PRINCESS NATASHA animated Webisode series. Each full-length comicbook, posted each week exclusively at AOL Keyword: Princess Natasha, will follow storylines from the first PRINCESS NATASHA season and the upcoming new season featuring 10 Webisodes. The game sends Natasha on yet another secret mission as she fights for justice against the evil Lubek. "PRINCESS NATASHA has already developed a mass following among our kid members and we are confident that the creation of the comicbook series and online game will allow more ways for kids to enjoy this fun series," said Malcolm Bird, AOL's svp/gm, kids and teens programming. The popularity of PRINCESS NATASHA has shown KOLs ability to build a multimedia kids brand across a variety of platforms. Were excited to be a part of that, said Larry Schwarz, Animation Collectives ceo. Throughout the first season, hundreds of thousands of kids have followed the escapades of the strong female heroine in 10- to 15-minute original Webisodes. Season two continues to follow Princess Natasha's adventures as she captures the invisibility spray, finds Zoravia's stolen national treasure and discovers a double agent. In addition, two new PRINCESS NATASHA games will be added to KOL's Online Games Library. WELCOME TO LAKE TROUBLE has Natasha on a mission to capture Lubek and destroy the power station he is building. With Oleg's help, she must kick, punch and jump over Lubek's evil robots and drones. In OLEG'S SUPER SECRET FORT SMASHIN' ROBOTS, Lubek has built a secret fort that needs to be destroyed. Luckily Oleg has constructed special robots that can smash anything with kids' help. New York City-based Animation Collective is a leader in creating Flash-based animation for television, the Internet, home video and feature films. The company produces programming on a work for hire basis and develops and produces original proprietary properties. In addition to PRINCESS NATASHA, Animation Collective develops games and produces the KUNG FU ACADEMY Web series for KOL. America Online, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. Based in Dulles, Virginia, America Online is the world's leader in interactive services, Web brands, Internet technologies and e-commerce services.