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THQ Partners With Marvel Enterprises

Game publisher THQ has been named the worldwide exclusive interactive game licensee for some of Marvel Enterprises' most popular comics properties including CAPTAIN AMERICA, THE PUNISHER and NICK FURY. The all-inclusive relationship grants THQ rights to all classic TV and film versions of each of the properties for every viable game system as well as PC, through 2007. The two companies also announced they will collaborate on the upcoming comic book series, THE CALL. Based on the adventures of real-life heroes in New York City, THE CALL may also feature many of the most popular characters in the Marvel universe such as SPIDER-MAN and the X-MEN. THE CALL is scheduled to make its comic debut in fall of 2003 followed by an interactive debut in spring of 2004. The first game under the new agreement is THE PUNISHER (working title) scheduled for release in December 2003.