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Marvel, Harlequin, and the Greatest Olympic Champion Highlight Today’s Digital Comic Releases

ComiXology has eight new digital comics available for purchase right now. There’s a mix of what you can get including new digital comics from Marvel, Harlequin, and graphic novel from SelfMadeHero. Check out all of the releases here or the individual releases below.

Captain America And The Falcon: The Swine

Written by Jack Kirby
Art by Jack Kirby
Cover by Jack Kirby
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Collects Captain America #206-214 and Annual #3-4.

The King keeps Cap’s quests coming with menaces from deep in space and deeper in the human soul! Even the evil of the Red Skull might pale before the fearsome Bio-Fanatic! Plus: Magneto and a rarely seen batch of evil mutants! Featuring the Falcon and Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D.!

Captain America And The Falcon: The Swine

Fury: Peacemaker

Written by Garth Ennis
Art by Darick Robertson
Cover by Gary Frank
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Collects Fury: Peacemaker #1-6.

Before he presided over S.H.I.E.L.D., before he ran with the Howling Commandos, Sgt. Nick Fury fought on the blood-stained sands of the Tunisian desert. It was there that he came face-to-face with the incomparable might of the 21st Panzer Division and its skilled warrior commander, General Stephen Barkhorn, and barely lived to tell about it. And it was there that he got a second chance at life – and revenge. In this gripping tale, Garth Ennis (GHOST RIDER, PUNISHER) and Darick Robertson (PUNISHER: BORN) offer a never-before-seen glimpse into the soul of a warrior you only think you know.

Fury: Peacemaker

The Guardian’s Dilemma: The Steepwood Scandal

Written by Gail Whitiker
Art by Chieko Hara
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Schoolteacher Helen starts sweating the moment she sees Oliver, the guardian of a new student. She wonders if he remembers saving her all those years ago from her aristocratic employer’s wandering hands. Oliver remembers, all right, and can hardly believe an aristocrat’s prostitute could become a teacher! Does he dare leave his young stepsister in the care of this lewd woman?

The Guardian’s Dilemma: The Steepwood Scandal

The Maid Of Lorne

Written by Terri Brisbin
Art by Kaishi Sakuya
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During a revolt by the Scottish army against the king, Lara and her siblings are captured along with their father, the leader of their clan. By order of the king, Lara is forced to marry Sebastien, the king’s loyal subordinate. If she refuses, she and her family will be killed. On the verge of despair, she makes up her mind to fulfill her duty as the daughter of a clan leader. On their wedding night, Lara is terrified, but Sebastien treats her gently. She is surprised at first but ultimately follows his lead. But there is a secret behind his gentle demeanor…

The Maid Of Lorne

Marvel Westerns

Written by Steve Englehart, Justin Gray, Karl Kesel, Joe R. Lansdale, Jim McCann, Jimmy Palmiotti, Jeff Parker, Dan Slott, Fred Van Lente
Art by Homs, Eduardo Barreto, Tomm Coker, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Rafa Garres, Federica Manfredi, Jimmy Palmiotti, Marshall Rogers, David Williams
Cover by Eric Powell, Marshall Rogers
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Collects Marvel Westerns: The Two-Gun Kid, Marvel Westerns: Western Legends, Marvel Westerns: Kid Colt And The Arizona Girl, Marvel Westerns: Strange Westerns Starring The Black Rider, And The Marvel Westerns: Outlaw Files Handbook.

Marvel’s masked men ride again in all-new tales by a posse of today’s most talented creators! It’s the raucous return of Two-Gun Kid, Hurricane, Red Wolf, the Man From Fort Rango, Kid Colt, Arizona Annie, the Black Rider, Gunhawk and more! And introducing the Philadelphia Filly and Spender! Plus: re-presenting the origin of Rawhide Kid by Jack “King” Kirby and other classic Marvel Western tales.

Marvel Westerns

Punisher: Very Special Holidays

Written by Andy Diggle, Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Paul Gulacy, Kyle Hotz, Mark Texeira
Cover by Mark Texeira
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Collects Punisher: Red X-Mas, Punisher: Bloody Valentine And Punisher: Silent Night.

Spend the holidays with the Punisher! In RED X-MAS, ’tis the season – for revenge. Following an eight-casket funeral, a group of vengeful mob widows go holiday shopping for the perfect assassin to take down the man responsible – and enlist the services of the lovely and lethal Sicilian assassin known as Suspiria! In BLOODY VALENTINE, something sparks the little black pit in Frank Castle’s chest – the one that used to be a heart! Suspiria’s back, and she wants to kiss and make up. It seems the murderous pair have a mutual enemy, an arch-villain whose pursuit will take them to Suspiria’s home turf of Rome. Can Frank withstand his partner’s charms? Does he want to? And finally, are you ready for a little holiday cheer? No? Neither is Frank Castle. In SILENT NIGHT, he’s more interested in tracking down a mob rat in the witness protection program and punishing him. But to do that, he’ll have to face his greatest foe. Hint: He’s fat, dresses in red and sports a white beard!

Punisher: Very Special Holidays

Shanna, The She-Devil

Written by Frank Cho
Art by Frank Cho
Cover by Frank Cho
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Collects Shanna The She-Devil #1-7.

She’s bold, she’s beautiful, and she’s your best hope of escaping the raptors nipping at your heels. She’s Shanna, the She-Devil! Award-winning creator Frank Cho brings you Marvel’s bodacious jungle girl as you’ve never seen her before: Reborn from Nazi science gone mad to battle her genetic destiny on an island full of prehistoric horrors. Trust us, Shanna has never looked this good…or acted this bad.

Shanna, The She-Devil

Zátopek

Written by Jan Novak
Art by Jaromir99
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Emil Zátopek is arguably the greatest Olympic champion of all time. The Czech runner’s three gold medals at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Olympics, for the 5,000 meter, 10,000 meter, and marathon is an achievement that has never been matched. His success as a runner made him a national hero, but as a public figure, outspoken and unafraid to take a stand, he was equally impressive. Even before the Helsinki Games, Zátopek had scored a remarkable victory, successfully pressuring the Communist regime to allow his colleague Stanislav Jungwirth, who until then had been excluded on political grounds, to compete. In Zátopek, Jan Novák and Jaromír 99 trace the extraordinary life and times of the great Olympian, from his first meeting with Dana, the love of his life, to the victories that would ensure his lasting legacy.

Zátopek

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ComiXology has 9 New Digital Comics from DC, Marvel, and Harlequin

ComiXology has a nice mix of new, old, and manga in today’s digital comics releases on the platform. There’s a total of nine new digital comics available now for purchase. You can get them all right now or check out the individual issues below.

Batman: The Adventures Continue (2020-) #13

Written by Alan Burnett, Paul Dini
Pencils Ty Templeton
Inks Ty Templeton
Colored by Monica Kubina
Cover by Becky Cloonan
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The Joker turns to a familiar face as he looks to take down the Red Hood. Can Batman track down his former partner before the Clown Prince of Crime strikes, or is this just what Jason wants?

Batman: The Adventures Continue (2020-) #13

Champions Classic Vol. 1

Written by Chris Claremont, Tony Isabella, Bill Mantlo
Art by John Byrne, Vince Colletta, Bob Hall, Don Heck, George Tuska
Cover by Gil Kane
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Collects Champions #1-11.

Okay, a god, a demon, a spy and two mutants walk into… resulting in some of the strangest scenarios of the ’70s! It’s gods vs. heroes in the City of Angels! With mad scientists, Russian super-spies, and guest-stars from Marvel’s western and horror eras! Plus: the secrets of the Black Widow! Featuring Hawkeye!

Champions Classic Vol. 1

Champions Classic Vol. 2

Written by John Byrne, Bill Mantlo, Jim Shooter
Art by John Byrne, Bob Hall, George Tuska
Cover by Ernie Chan
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Collects Champions (1975) #12-17, Iron Man Annual #4, Avengers #163, Super-Villain Team-Up #14 and Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #17-18.

Demon-gods, alien monsters and killer bees – it only goes to show that Angel, Iceman, Hercules, Black Widow and Ghost Rider did more before #17 than some teams get done by #50! The short-lived super-team squeezed multiple mayhem into mere months of masked marvelry! Featuring the Stranger and the Stilt-Man! Magneto and MODOK! The world reign of Doctor Doom! The Sentinels and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants! Guest-starring Spider-Man and the Avengers! Plus: destined for the pages of Punisher War Journal…Rampage!

Champions Classic Vol. 2

Marvel Romance Redux: Another Kind Of Love

Written by Kyle J Baker, Peter David, Paul Di Filippo, Robert Loren Fleming, Keith Giffen, Roger Langridge, Joe R. Lansdale, Mike Leib, John Lustig, Jimmy Palmiotti, Jeff Parker, Kristen Sinclair, Fred Van Lente
Art by Sol Brodsky, John Buscema, Gene Colan, Vinnie Colletta, Dick Giordano, Don Heck, Jack Kirby, John Romita Jr.
Cover by Frank Cho
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Collects Marvel Romance Redux: But He Said He Loved Me!, I Should Have Been A Blonde, Love Is A Four-Letter Word, Restraining Orders Are For Other Girls And Guys & Dolls.

Continuing the noble pursuit of taking funny old pictures and putting funny words on top of them! We’ve asked some of the funniest writers in comics today to look at the romance comics of yesteryear and put in some new dialogue that’ll make us laugh! Unfortunately, the funniest writers were busy, so we had to settle on these guys. Hey, you get what you pay for.

Marvel Romance Redux: Another Kind Of Love

One Night With The Rebel Billionaire

Written by Trish Wylie
Art by Nayuna Sakurano
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Roane can’t help but feel excited as she discovers a naked man on the beach, his body chiseled like a statue’s. Under the silver moonlight, he catches her staring and teases her with a sinful and sexy smile. The next morning, she discovers that the mysterious man is Adam, a childhood friend who disappeared years ago. Roane’s nostalgic feelings of love for him soon come rushing back. But her sweet fantasy is destroyed when she discovers the real reason Adam has returned.

One Night With The Rebel Billionaire

A Place Of Storms

Written by Sara Craven
Art by Miyuki Yamaguchi
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“You must marry me, Andrea.” How could she feel anything but despair over this man’s proposal? Andrea was visiting Blaise at his imposing castle to convince him to break off his impulsive engagement to her cousin. But he managed to convince Andrea to be his bride in exchange. She tries to hate the cruel castle master who forced her into this contract marriage, but she begins to discover the pure heart behind his rough exterior…

A Place Of Storms

Ultimate Annuals Vol. 1

Written by, Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Millar, Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Mark Brooks, Steve Dillon, Jae Lee, Tom Raney
Cover by Bryan Hitch
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Collects Ultimate Fantastic Four Annual #1, Ultimate X-Men Annual #1, Ultimate Spider-Man Annual #1 And The Ultimates Annual #1.

The Ultimate Inhumans debut, two lives are forever changed, Ultimate Juggernaut returns, and everyone guest-stars in the first-ever Ultimate Annuals! In ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #1, it’s the first appearance of the Ultimate Inhumans! From a hidden race, she came to steal the heart of the FF’s youngest member: the beautiful elemental called Crystal! In ULTIMATE X-MEN ANNUAL #1, Juggernaut makes a play for the Gem of Cyttorak, the jewel that will make him truly unstoppable. Only two small things stand in his way: Rogue and Gambit, the new prince and princess of thieves! In ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1, Spidey goes toe-to-toe with some old foes – and winds up with a new girlfriend! Who is she? Let’s just say she has a familiar face. And in THE ULTIMATES ANNUAL #1, if you thought the Ultimates were the only team S.H.I.E.L.D. was creating – you were wrong! Get ready for the next wave of super-soldiers designed to protect America’s vital interests. But is this all Director Nick Fury is up to, or is there much more to this ultra-clandestine program? And can even S.H.I.E.L.D. keep all these super-people under control?

Ultimate Annuals Vol. 1

Ultimate Annuals Vol. 2

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, Mike Carey, Charlie Huston, Robert Kirkman
Art by Mark Brooks, Mike Deodato Jr., Stuart Immonen, Frazer Irving, Salvador Larroca, Ryan Sook, Leinil Francis Yu
Cover by, Mike Deodato Jr
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Collects Ultimate Fantastic Four Annual #2, Ultimate X-Men Annual #2, Ultimate Spider-Man Annual #2 And The Ultimates Annual #2.

The Ultimate Annuals return with life-altering events! In ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #2, something strange has happened at Nursery Two, the Baxter Building’s Think Tank counterpart in Oregon. It’s disappeared, seemingly swallowed up by the earth itself! And if you think that heralds the return of the macabre Mole Man, go to the head of the class! In ULTIMATE X-MEN ANNUAL #2, Dazzler – Alison Blaire, former X-Man – has awakened from her coma only to discover her life is in deadly peril! And even her former fellow X-Men may be powerless to save her as a betrayal within the ranks has left them shell-shocked. In ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #2, Punisher and Daredevil return! While Foggy Nelson offers Spidey some legal advice, Police Captain Jean DeWolfe gives him some other advice – on how to take down the Ultimate Kangaroo! Will Peter Parker be able to navigate his way through this all-action moral maze, or will Punisher just shoot him instead? And in THE ULTIMATES ANNUAL #2, as the Ultimates clear the wreckage from the recent attack on the United States, a monstrous evil from the past rises from the ashes to launch an attack when America is at her weakest. And with the ranks of the Ultimates severely depleted, all that stands in the path of the long-thought-dead bio-fanatic Arnim Zola is the indomitable Sentinel of Liberty, Captain America, and Sam Wilson, the high-flying Falcon

Ultimate Annuals Vol. 2

Under The Brazilian Sun

Written by Catherine George
Art by Moe Fujisaki
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Catherine came to Portugal from England to inspect a painting. Roberto de Sousa, the man who requested her services, coldly dismisses her when he sees she’s a woman. Catherine’s determined to prove her worth to this former race car driver. But Roberto continues to avoid her, plagued by insecurities caused by the huge scar on his face from an accident. Yet his wild black curls and sexy gaze make Catherine feel as though her body is going to boil over. Scar and all, he is just too beautiful…

Under The Brazilian Sun

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Preview: Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers #1

Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers #1

Joe R. Lansdale & Joshua Jabcuga (w) • Tadd Galusha (a & cover b) • Baldemar Rivas (cover a)

From the mind of creator Joe R. Lansdale comes a prequel to the cult-classic film! President Nixon has discovered an alien threat, and he knows there’s only one man he can reach out to for help: Elvis Presley. But will Elvis be enough to defeat a horde of Cosmic Blood-Suckers?

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Hail to the King! Bubba Ho-Tep Gets a Prequel Comic

Hail to the King, baby! Prior to the events of the original Bubba Ho-Tep cult story, Elvis was enlisted by President Nixon to defeat an alien threat unlike anything he’s faced before. IDW Publishing and award-winning writer Joe R. Lansdale present Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers!

In adapting this acclaimed work for comics, Lansdale will be joined by writer Joshua Jabcuga and artist Tadd Galusha, to help bring the story to terrifying life. Part of a secret government organization designed to protect civilians, Elvis Presley and a group of hardcore warriors set out to save the world from an invasion of hive-minded, shape-shifting, vampire-like creatures from a dark dimension.

Issue one arrives this March with covers by Galusha, Baldemar Rivas, and Timothy Truman.

IDW’s Newest ‘It’s Alive!’ Imprint Pushes Forward with Reprints and More

Following two successful Kickstarter campaigns, and the release of several limited edition art prints, signed by Sam Glanzman, It’s Alive! has hit the ground running with plenty more on the horizon.

Red Range by Joe R. Lansdale and Sam Glanzman, the debut title to be published under the It’s Alive! imprint, raised almost $20K ($5K more than the Kickstarter goal paving the way for the stretch goal of a hardcover), and is currently in production with the addition of new colors. Estudio Haus’ colors are breathing new life into Glanzman’s Red Range pencils and inks, originally completed nearly two decades ago.

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dopeDope by Trina Robbins, which raised over $12K ($2K over the Kickstarter goal, again making the stretch goal of a hardcover possible), concluded its Kickstarter less than a month ago, and will be seeing the light of day in early 2017!

It’s Alive! has also begun to release very limited edition 12 x 17 art prints, signed by Sam Glanzman and embossed with his initials. Having nearly sold out, there will be more prints coming soon from Glanzman and other creators to meet the demand.

Available prints can be found HERE.

Kickstarter Spotlight: Red Range by Joe R. Lansdale & Sam Glanzman

Red RangeSam Glanzman and Joe R. Lansdale need your help to publish their graphic novel, Red Range.

After putting together over two dozen reprint collections at Dover Publications over the last two years (one of which was nominated for an Eisner Award, The Puma Blues by Stephen Murphy & Michael Zulli), Drew Ford has launched his own publishing imprint called It’s Alive!

The first book for the new publishing imprint is Red Range and a Kickstarter campaign has been started to bring it to print.

It was originally published in black and white by Mojo Press in 1999. Sadly, Mojo Press went out of business the same year Red Range was published, and it has been out of print ever since.

This new edition will be published in full color, on 70 lb glossy stock, with a newly designed matte cover, and a historical afterword about Red Range and the working relationship between Lansdale and Glanzman, by acclaimed Swamp Thing artist Stephen R. Bissette.

Combining an unusual mix of racial unrest, odd ball characters and strange happenings, Red Range is a unique take on “The Western”, and absolutely deserves to be back in print.

The campaign runs until June 25.

 

 

 

 

 

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Review: The Steam Man #5

27829The surviving members of the Steam Man’s intrepid crew have lost all hope. Now captives of the vengeful and vicious Dark Rider and victims of his hideous torture, they can only watch helplessly as the Rider initiates Armageddon—but just because the crew is down for the count, don’t count the Steam Man himself out of the fight!

With the Steam Man down, and its crew either dead or captured by the Dark Rider.  However never count out a determination of man who wants vengeance. Of course by some extreme will power of one man who crewed the Steam Man, he escapes and without help manages to start the mighty machine back up.  As the story concludes, the Dark Rider falls, and the Steam man and its remaining crew walk away with their vengeance sated.

Compared to previous issues, this final issue is much darker in both art and story. That actually manages to intensify the world, as the Captain, Feather, and the Dark Rider end their clash in a brutal, and violent way. I will admit the more I read this issue, I could see the influence of Mike Mignola. Especially in the close up of the Dark Rider, which has a grotesque, predatory appearance.

Story: Mark Alan Miller, Joe R. Lansdale Art: Piotr Kowalski
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: The Steam Man #4

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The battle between the Steam Man and the Dark Rider approaches its devastating climax! Swarmed by vicious Morlocks, the crew of the Steam Man must engage in brutal hand-to-hand combat, but their wiles and wits may not be up to the task of defeating the Dark Rider’s rabid thralls!

This is issues ends the battle between the Steam Man, and the machine built by the morlocks. I could reveal how the battle ends but, that would spoil the issue within a sentence. With only one issue left to go in this mini-series writers Mark Alan Miller and Joe R. Lansdale definitely set things up for a final, exciting issue.

However I can talk about the artwork without giving away too much of the story, I think. Artist Piotr Kowalski handles those duties, and the climatic fight scene is well drawn, and extremely consistent. Even the last battle is well drawn, and doesn’t skip on the violence. The use of color manages to bolsters the atmosphere of action violence, and revenge that appears throughout the issue.

Story: Mark Alan Miller, Joe R. Lansdale Art: Piotr Kowalski
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.5  Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: The Steam Man #3

27827As the stranded monster hunters attempt to rehabilitate their crippled Steam Man, the Dark Rider makes ready his own war machine! Now, as the shadow of death looms overhead, can the intrepid crew raise the steam-powered titan in time to prevent untold destruction?

The Steam Man #3 is the perfect story for a middle issue, of the five issue run of this oddly brilliant story written by Mark Alan Miller and Joe R. Lansdale. There is still some story to be built up, but it is very close to the peak of the story. I will admit the fight between a metallic, steam driven robot, and a wooden robot run by the henchmen of the Dark Rider is a great point in the story.

Even the artwork by Piotr Kowalski of the fight is superb. Honestly I love the amount of detail they put into the overlapping wooden posts that make up the wooden robot.

Only have one minor complaint/question: Why is the spine so exposed in the Morlock driven wooden Robot? It just seems like a odd design. One hit there and the entire thing would topple.

Story: Mark Alan Miller, Joe R. Lansdale Art: Piotr Kowalski
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: The Steam Man #2

27826The Dark Rider’s tale is one of tragedy and cold-blooded murder. But how did he go from mild-mannered time traveler to the deadliest vampire the Old West has ever known?

The Steam Man #2 continues the odd journey of the steam-driven robot, and its chase of the Dark Rider. The second issue is a change when compared to the first. While that one focused more on the Steam Man himself and its crew, outside of a few early pages, this issue has a heavier focus on the Dark Rider, and how he became who he is. I’ll leave the details of that out of this review to keep it spoiler free.

The panels and pages where the Steam Man and its crew are drawn have a much warmer atmosphere. That’s mainly due to the use of more vibrant color. However outside of those pages, the color scheme is much darker. Of course given the fact that this issues focus on the Dark Rider’s origin, that does make sense.  However there are some “bright” spots in the Dark Rider’s origin, which manage to make a nice balance between the light and dark colors used.

Story: Mark Alan Miller and Joe R. Lansdale  Art: Piotr Kowalski
Story 8.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Read

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