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MARVEL NEWS RELEASE ON JUDGE'S DECISION

 NEW YORK, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc. (NYSE: MRV) announced today that, after a two-day hearing, a Federal District Court judge has decided not to issue a preliminary injunction against Defiant, a competing comic book publisher. Marvel had asked for the injunction as part of its ongoing litigation against Defiant for trademark infringement.
 In an earlier decision in the case, Marvel Comics Limited v. Defiant, a division of Enlightened Entertainment Partners, L.P., the court backed Marvel when Defiant had sought to have the suit dismissed. Today's decision disposes of the last of the preliminary motions in the case and would clear the way for a full trial on the merits.
 Marvel has a long-standing corporate policy of aggressively defending its intellectual property rights. Marvel contends that Defiant's use of the title "Warriors of Plasm" constitutes unfair competition and infringes on Marvel's trademark rights to the title of its forthcoming "Plasmer" series.
 Marvel is considering the option to appeal today's decision or proceed to trial.
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 /CONTACTS: Marvel Corporate & Product Public Relations: Pam Rutt, Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc., 212-576-8535; Marvel Investor & Financial Relations: Gary Fishman, The Hudson Stone Group, 212-983-8550, home 212-595-5164/
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