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MARVEL ESTABLISHES ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AT KUBERT SCHOOL; VIETTI SELECTED AS FIRST ANNUAL MARVEL COMICS SCHOLAR

 NEW YORK, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In keeping with its commitment to nurture aspiring artists and perpetuate excellence in the comic medium, Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc. (NYSE: MRV), has established the Marvel Comics Scholarship at The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Inc., the only fully accredited institution in the world devoted exclusively to the art of cartooning.
 The recipient of the first annual Marvel Comics Scholarship, which includes full tuition for the The Kubert Schools' three-year program as well as an apprenticeship at Marvel Comics, is Brandon Vietti. The selection of the 19-year-old resident of Fresno, Calif., was made by a group of judges, including renowned cartoonist Joe Kubert, and based largely on art samples submitted during the standard application process.
 "With this ongoing support from Marvel, each year we will be able to offer a deserving individual like Brandon the opportunity to hone the skills essential to success in any field where cartooning is applied," said Joe Kubert, president of the Dover, N.J.-based school. "We're very grateful for this generous endowment form Marvel which reflects our shared passion for cartooning."
 "There is no better training frond for a career in cartooning than The Kubert School," said Terry Stewart, president, Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc., and a comic book devotee from the tender age of three. "We're happy that Marvel is able to play a practical role in helping some of these talented students realize their dreams."
 Founded in 1976 by Kubert and his wife, Muriel, The Joe Kubert School has grown from its original enrollment of 22 students to its current enrollment of 300. Housed in what was once Dover High School, the school boasts a faculty that includes many of the most experienced and accomplished cartoonists in the world today.
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 /CONTACT: Pamela Rutt of Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc., 212-576-8535/
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