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Todd McFarlane’s Sam & Twitch is Being Developed with the Studio behind Mare of Easttown

wiip, the independent studio behind HBO’s hit Mare of Easttown, has partnered with Emmy-winning Spawn creator and director/producer Todd McFarlane to develop Sam and Twitch as a premium television drama series. The project will be based on two of the most prominent characters in the Spawn comic franchise, which recently broke the Guinness World Record for the longest-running creator-owned comic and has sold hundreds of millions of copies in more than 120 countries worldwide. This announcement follows the news that McFarlane’s newest comic project, Spawn’s Universe #1 is officially the biggest new title launch from Image Comics in the 21st century.

Sam and Twitch focuses on Spawn‘s two most popular human characters, detectives Sam Burke and “Twitch” Williams.

Jason Smilovic and Todd Katzberg will adapt the project and serve as executive producers. Smilovic & Katzberg are the creators and showrunners behind the drama series Condor, an adaptation of the 1975 feature Three Days of the Condor, which airs its second season on Epix in the fall. McFarlane and Sean Canino for McFarlane Films also executive produce with wiip’s Paul Lee and Mark Roybal.

Spawn’s Universe #1 is Image’s Top Selling First Issue of the 21st Century

Todd McFarlane, Emmy, Grammy award winner, co-founder, and President of Image Comics has shattered the record for Image Comics’ top-selling, first-issue comic book of the 21st century by selling well over 200K units for Spawn’s Universe #1. The Spawn franchise is bigger than ever before and has sold millions of comics and toys worldwide.

On the heels of the Spawn’s Universe #1‘s Wednesday, June 23 release will be King Spawn, McFarlane’s first NEW ongoing Spawn series since 1992. King Spawn, which will be out in August, is projected to have even higher sales than Spawn’s Universe #1.

Spawn’s Universe and King Spawn are only the beginning. Coming in October is the highly anticipated Gunslinger series and in December comes another brand-new title called The Scorched. Both series are also on track to sell more than 200K units each, meaning that by the end of 2021, McFarlane will have crossed the threshold of 200K units with four different titles in less than six months.

These titles include the mythology of McFarlane’s major superhero character Spawn, a multi-record breaking and Guinness World Record-holding title that has sold over 120 million copies worldwide since its release in 1992. Prior to that, McFarlane worked at both Marvel and DC Comics, where he also set records for his work on The Amazing Spider-Man comic title where he helped co-create the character Venom, the feature film of the same name has accumulated a worldwide box office total of more than $850 million to date.

Spawn's Universe #1

ComiXology Delivers 5 New Releases including Spider-Man, Silver Surfer, and The Rapture

There are five new releases from comiXology available now. You can get four new releases from Marvel and one from Kingstone Comics. Get shopping now or check them out below!

Spider-Man: Death Of Captain Stacy

Written by Stan Lee
Art by Gil Kane, John Romita Sr.
Cover by Todd McFarlane
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Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #88-92.

Before Peter Parker lost the first great love of his life Gwen Stacy, her father – a respected former NYPD police officer and trusted friend to Peter AND Spider-Man – fell to one of Spidey’s greatest foes – Doctor Octopus. Relive or read for the first time one of the definitive events in the tragic life of Spider-Man!

Spider-Man: Death Of Captain Stacy

Spider-Man: Death Of Gwen Stacy

Written by Gerry Conway, Stan Lee
Art by Gil Kane, John Romita Sr.
Cover by Chris Dickey, J.G. Jones
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Collect Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #96-98, 121-122.

The Green Goblin changes the wall-crawler’s life forever when Gwen Stacy, the first love of Peter Parker, meets her untimely end. How will Peter cope with this heartbreaking loss?

Spider-Man: Death Of Gwen Stacy

Spider-Man: Son Of The Goblin

Written by Gerry Conway, J.M. DeMatteis, David Michelinie
Art by Ross Andru, Sal Buscema, Todd McFarlane
Cover by Sal Buscema
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Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #136-137, 312 and Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #189, 200.

In his father’s eyes, Harry Osborn was never good enough. Harry’s pal, Peter Parker, was truly the type of son Norman Osborn wanted – studious, inventive, strong-willed and industrious. In contrast, Harry had always wilted under life’s pressures and the strain of his father’s domineering influence, unable to live up to Norman’s expectations. Unfortunately, Harry remained unaware of his father’s dark side as the Green Goblin until it was too late. Witnessing Norman’s apparent death in battle with Spider-Man, Harry was driven to the brink of insanity. Assuming his late father’s identity, he began a descent into madness that would haunt him his entire life; only in death could he finally find peace. Witness the startling tale of Harry’s tragic demise in this thrilling collection of classic Spider-Man stories!

Spider-Man: Son Of The Goblin

Silver Surfer Vol. 1: Communion

Written by Dan Chariton, Stacy Weiss
Art by Milx, Lan Medina
Cover by Joe Jusko
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Collects Silver Surfer (2003) #1-6.

Small children from around the globe are vanishing without a trace, and reports of the appearance of a gleaming alien figure at the time of their abductions are growing in number. For single mother Denise Walters, caring for her young autistic daughter has been the primary focus of her life – she never imagined becoming embroiled in alien abduction and mankind’s possible Armageddon. But that’s exactly what happens when the Silver Surfer appears in Denise’s home and whisks her daughter away. As Denise delves further into her daughter’s abduction, she begins unraveling the mystery of the Surfer’s motives. Is his strange and alien mind plotting mankind’s salvation, or its ultimate destruction?

Silver Surfer Vol. 1: Communion

The Rapture

Written by Art Ayris
Art by Sergio Cariello
Pencils Sergio Cariello
Inks Sergio Cariello
Colored by Alex Guimares
Cover by Sergio Cariello
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The return of Christ, the rapture, how does all of this fit in? This comic book looks at what the Bible says about the taking away of the church and the true followers of Christ. This comics reviews and looks at the three most prominent viewpoints and the scriptural basis for each.

The Rapture

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Robert Kirkman, Chris Samnee, and Matthew Wilson Celebrate One Year of Fire Power

Superstars Robert Kirkman, Chris Samnee, and Matthew Wilson celebrate Fire Power’s historic first anniversary with a line-up of stunning covers and a sneak peek at interior art from issue #12. This momentous issue will showcase some of the biggest names in comics lending their talents to some of Image and Skybound’s hottest covers of the year.

Everything has been leading to this moment. The Scorched Earth Clan and The Order of the Flaming Fist face off one final time! Owen Johnson has fully reentered the world he left behind and from this point on—everything changes! This extra-length issue is NOT TO BE MISSED!

Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #12 will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, June 2:

  • Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #12 Cover A by Samnee & Matthew Wilson (Diamond Code APR210165) 
  • Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #12 Cover B by Frank Quitely (Diamond Code APR210166) 
  • Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #12 Cover C by Mindy Lee (Diamond Code APR210167) 
  • Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #12 Cover D by Tula Lotay (Diamond Code APR210168)  
  • Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #12 Cover E by Todd McFarlane & Matthew Wilson (Diamond Code APR210169) 
  • Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #12 Cover F by Simone Di Meo (Diamond Code APR210170) 
  • Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #12 Cover G by Tonci Zonjic (Diamond Code APR210171) 
  • Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #12 Cover H by Rob Liefeld & Marcelo Maiolo (Diamond Code APR210172) 
  • Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #12 Cover I by Annie Wu (Diamond Code APR210173) 
  • Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #12 Cover J by Erik Larsen & Matthew Wilson (Diamond Code APR210174) 
  • Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #12 Cover K by Khary Randolph (Diamond Code APR210175) 
  • Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #12 Cover L by Frank Miller & Alex Sinclair (Diamond Code APR210176) 
  • Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #12 Cover M Pride variant by Kira Okamoto (Diamond Code MAR219145) 
  • Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #12 Cover N 1:25 Copy B&W incentive variant by Frank Miller (Diamond Code MAR219146) 
  • Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee #12 Cover O 1:25 Copy B&W incentive variant by Todd McFarlane (Diamond Code MAR219147)  

Spawn’s Universe Reveals!

Beginning in June, Todd McFarlane officially releases the beginning of his new “world-building” universe. Nearly 30 years in the making, the highly anticipated Spawn’s Universe #1 is set to visually expand with a reveal of some of the stunning artwork by superstar artists Brett Booth, Jim Cheung, McFarlane and colorist FCO. McFarlane takes on the writing duties for this inaugural book that will be the launchpad to build a bigger multi-character, interconnected comic book universe based around his top-selling monthly Spawn comic.
 
Spawn’s Universe #1 will be available with several variant covers. Most prominently, featuring the extraordinary artwork of J. Scott Campbell, who will be doing a set of four covers, each depicting one of the major characters who will be making the biggest impact in all the 2021 comic titles McFarlane is unleashing. Additional variant covers will be created by McFarlane and a group cover by artist Brett Booth – with inks by McFarlane. More covers and incentives will be announced later. However, these initial six covers will set the stage for over a dozen high profile artists to add their depiction of Spawn and other fan-favorite heroes that will set the stage for three new monthly spin-off Spawn titles: King Spawn, Gunslinger Spawn, and The Scorched, all releasing nationwide in 2021.
 
Contained inside Spawn’s Universe #1 will be four different stories – Spawn, She-Spawn, Medieval Spawn, and Gunslinger Spawn –  highlighting different Spawn characters from the past and present. As well as the introduction of new villains. The acclaimed artists working on each of the chapters will be:
 
Jim Cheung – Spawn
Brett Booth – Gunslinger Spawn
Stephen Segovia – Medieval Spawnc
Marcio Takara – She-Spawn
 
SPAWN’S UNIVERSE #1, a 52-page, one-shot issue, will launch in June with a retail price of only $5.99.

Todd McFarlane Announces Four Stories for Spawn’s Universe #1

The world of Spawn is expanding (again) and one of those comics is Spawn’s Universe!

Todd McFarlane has announced the first issue will feature four different stories featuring Spawn, She-Spawn, Medieval Spawn, and Gunslinger Spawn. The issue highlights different Spawn character from the past and present and will introduce new villains as well.

Artists working on the issue include:

  • Jim Cheung – chapter with Spawn
  • Brett Booth – chapter with Gunslinger Spawn
  • Stephen Jorge Segovia– chapter with Medieval Spawn
  • Marcio Takara – chapter with She-Spawn

Spawn’s Universe #1 is a 52-page one-shot out in June for $5.99.

Check out one of the covers by Brett Booth below.

Spawn's Universe #1 Brett Booth

Todd McFarlane Announces Four New Titles Building His Own Shared Comic Universe

Image Comics‘ President Todd McFarlane has announced his attempt at creating his own multi-character, interconnected comic book universe. His stated goal is to establish a shared fictional universe over time in the vein of what the other comic industry giants, Marvel, and DC Comics, have accomplished with their comic book universes.

The announcement was given by McFarlane during a first look presentation at the Direct Market Retailers at the Annual ComicsPRO Conference.

The character Spawn, created by McFarlane, will be at the forefront of the initial launch of new titles, but the long-term goal is that Spawn will become but one of many characters that will succeed not only in the comics industry but in many mediums across the globe.

McFarlane will capitalize on the twenty-eight-year success story of Spawn, which has seen sales increase between 150 to 600% from pre-pandemic orders. The Spawn title currently is a top 5 monthly selling title on the Diamond Distributors Top 100 Chart. Recently, a new release of a Spawn figure on Kickstarter set a new Kickstarter record, in its category, for raising just under $3.5 million in 30 days. That figure was also recently awarded the prestigious People’s Choice 2021 Toy of The Year (TOTY) by The Toy Association, Inc.

As part of his announcement, McFarlane announced four new titles coming out in 2021, with three of them continuing as regular monthly titles, meaning that there will be an opportunity for fans of the Spawn character and his new expanding world to get their stories from it on a weekly basis instead of just twelve times a year.

In June, in what McFarlane is calling “2021 the year of Spawn,” comic retailers will be able to order Spawn’s Universe #1. This will be a book that will set the stage with a story that will then spill out into the other new monthly titles. The first title will release in August with a book called King Spawn #1. The character Spawn will now join the rare company of stalwart characters, like Superman, Batman, and Spider-Man, that will have multiple monthly books for the same title character. It will also mark the first time in twenty-eight years that anyone can buy a monthly issue #1 Spawn book. It gives McFarlane hope of reaching a new generation of readers that missed out on the initial launch of the Spawn back in 1992.

In October comes the second new monthly called Gunslinger Spawn. This title character has been a huge hit among the fanbase over the past year, and each of his appearances has garnered enthusiasm at the stores and online.

Finally, there will be a new #1 team book, which will band five characters together to fight against forces too big for any of them to take on alone. That book is titled The Scorched. Spawn, Redeemer, Gunslinger, Medieval Spawn, and She-Spawn begins the group’s adventures. However, McFarlane promises a rotating cast of heroes over the coming months to keep the roster of heroes fresh. He also said that he would be bringing in new major villains into the fold, too.

To lend a creative hand on some of this expanding list of titles, McFarlane has recruited an all-star list of comic book creators such as Art Adams, Jason Shawn Alexander, Carlo Barberi, Brett Booth, J. Scott Campbell, Greg Capullo, Donny Cates, Jim Cheung, Mike del Mundo, Javier Fernandez, David Finch, Jonathan Glapion, Kevin Keane, Aleš Kot, Puppeteer Lee, Sean Lewis, Sean Gordon Murphy, Ben Oliver, Stephen Segovia, Paulo Siqueira, Marc Silvestri, Marcio Takara, and Frank Quitely, as well as others he will be announcing in the coming months.

Spawn #315 Gets Covers by Björn Barends, Stephen Segovia, Greg Capullo and Todd McFarlane

Image Comics has unveiled five breathtaking Spawn #315 covers featuring artwork by Björn Barends, Stephen Segovia, and three covers by Greg Capullo and two of those inked by Image Comics President and partner Todd McFarlane.

The trio of Capullo/McFarlane variants will highlight each stage of the team’s creative process—from raw pencils, to inks, to the final colored version done by the colorist FCO. Also… Introducing the first appearance of: The PLAGUE…!

Collectors will want to jump on board and acquire all three of these highly sought after covers, along with those done by Barends and Segovia, when all of them land in stores Wednesday, February 24. 

Spawn #315 begins part three of the “Omega Society” storyline. Spawn. Medieval Spawn. Plague. And Monolith take on the gigantic force of OMEGA-SPAWN.

Spawn #315 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, February 24.

  • Spawn #315 Cover A Barends – DEC200233
  • Spawn #315 Cover B Capullo & McFarlane – DEC200234
  • Spawn #315 Cover C Segovia – DEC200235
  • Spawn #315 Cover D 50 copy incentive Capullo Raw Pencils – DEC208791
  • Spawn #315 Cover E Capullo & McFarlane B&W – DEC208792 

ComiXology Has Four New Releases including McFarlane Spider-Man and Art Adams X-Men

There are four new releases today on comiXology from Marvel, Harlequin, and Yen Press. You can get shopping now or check out the individual releases below.

Spider-Man Legends Vol. 3: Todd Mcfarlane Book 3

Written by David Michelinie
Art by Todd McFarlane
Cover by Todd McFarlane
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Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #315-323, 325, 328.

After a wildly popular run on Spider-Man, artist Todd McFarlane set a record for the highest selling single comic book ever – a record that stands to this day – and later went on to create the multimedia phenomenon known as Spawn. Now, in this third collection of his best Spider-Man stories, see how the legend of Spider-Man grew, and the legend of Todd McFarlane began. Featuring the mega-popular VENOM in the stories that turned him into a comics’ sensation.

Spider-Man Legends Vol. 3: Todd Mcfarlane Book 3

X-Men Legends: Art Adams

Written by Chris Claremont, Walt Simonson
Art by Terry Austin, Al Gordon, Mike Mignola, Al Milgrom, Art Thibert, Bob Wiacek
Cover by Arthur Adams
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Collects New Mutants Special Edition #1; Uncanny X-Men Annual #9-10, 12; Fantastic Four #347-349.

Before manga hit it big, Art Adams brought big monsters, big eyes and cinematic action to the Marvel Universe. This volume collects the best of Adams’ Marvel work, from his landmark work on the X-Men to his odd-couple new FF team of Spider-Man, the Hulk, Wolverine & Ghost Rider.

X-Men Legends: Art Adams

Le Mariage De Matilda

Written by Betty Neels
Art by Shizuku Katsuragi
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Matilda Paige est une jeune femme ordinaire qui travaille dans un cabinet médical où elle aide le docteur Henry Lowell à soigner les habitants d’un village du Comté de Somerset. Elle doit partager son temps entre son patron plutôt taciturne, son père malade et sa mère nostalgique de ses années fastes. Même si son travail n’est pas particulièrement compliqué, Matilda ne parvient pas à cerner Henry. Comme si cela ne suffisait pas, la fiancée du médecin, Lucia, est hautaine et méprisante, et dissimule sa méchanceté sous son immense beauté. Matilda a un faible pour son patron, mais parviendra-t-elle à conquérir son cœur et à lui montrer qu’un peu de chaleur et de gentillesse peut être le meilleur des remèdes ?

Le Mariage De Matilda

So I’m a Spider, So What? #46

Written by Okina Baba
Art by Asahiro Kakashi
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With Mother’s stats at an all-time low, it’s my chance to attack-or so I thought. But now I’m on my last legs ‘cos I forgot to account for one basic fact: Mother is a spider, just like me…

So I'm a Spider, So What? #46

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ComiXology Delivers 8 New Digital Comics For you from Marvel, Harlequin, and More!

There’s eight new digital comics on comiXology today from Marvel, Harlequin, and Dynamite. Check out all of the new releases below or get shopping now!

Hulk Legends Vol. 1: Hulk/Wolverine – 6 Hours

Written by Bruce Jones, Len Wein
Art by Jack Abel, Scott Kolins, Herb Trimpe
Cover by Simon Bisley
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Collects Hulk/Wolverine: 6 Hours (2003) #1-4, Incredible Hulk #181.

Two of the biggest movie stars unite in one suspenseful adventure! Lost in the Canadian wilderness, Dr. Bruce Banner, a.k.a. The Incredible Hulk, and Wolverine only have six hours to rescue a woman and a boy from two desperate drug dealers. It’s a race against time as these two Marvel icons attempt to control their tempers long enough to save the hostages!

Hulk Legends Vol. 1: Hulk/Wolverine - 6 Hours

Marvel Action Spider-Man Vol. 5: Shock To The System

Written by Brandon M. Easton
Art by Fico Ossio
Cover by Fico Ossio
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Collects Marvel Action Spider-Man (2020) #1-3.

A sinister new villain appears! Miles and Gwen are preparing for the biggest test of their high school careers, but will they stay focused with the team all shook up over their newest foe, the Shocker? And can they overcome his bad vibes with the exam putting their very futures at stake?

Marvel Action Spider-Man Vol. 5: Shock To The System

Red Sonja: The Price of Blood #2

Written by Luke Lieberman
Art by Walter Geovani
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Red Sonja caretaker Luke Lieberman returns to the fiery-haired heroine for another chapter in her early adventures. He’s joined by fan-favorite Sonja artist Walter Geovani (Death-Defying ‘Devil, Clean Room) whose prolific work on the character goes back over a decade, most celebrated being his run with Gail Simone. Issue #2 finds Sonja awaiting her fate amidst the drama and intrigue of warring nations. Will she escape the hangman’s noose?

Red Sonja: The Price of Blood #2

Spider-Man Legends Vol. 1: Todd Mcfarlane Book 1

Written by David Michelinie
Art by Todd McFarlane
Cover by Todd McFarlane
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Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #298-305.

You’ve heard of Spawn. You’ve seen his toys. Now see where it all began, with the character that made Todd McFarlane famous! Including the first appearance of Venom!

Spider-Man Legends Vol. 1: Todd Mcfarlane Book 1

Spider-Man Legends Vol. 2: Todd Mcfarlane Book 2

Written by David Michelinie
Art by Todd McFarlane
Cover by Todd McFarlane
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Collects Amazing Spider-Man (12964) #306-314; Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #10.

Peter Parker’s worst nightmare comes true, when a mysterious foe kidnaps his new bride, Mary Jane Watson. Will Spider-Man’s amazing powers be enough to save Mary Jane before it’s too late? Spider-Man also faces off against a dangerous trio of villains: the Chameleon, the Lizard and the Green Goblin.

Spider-Man Legends Vol. 2: Todd Mcfarlane Book 2

The Trusting Game

Written by Penny Jordan
Art by Megumi Toda
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Christa saw her best friend ruin her life by falling for an overbearing man. After that, Christa vowed to be an independent, outspoken woman. Daniel, the guest lecturer at a conference she’s attending, seems to be just the type of man she can’t stand. But he claims that his training is meant to build trust and establish good business relationships. After Christa challenges his methods, Daniel proposes that she take his training for a month. Could he really teach her to trust again?

The Trusting Game

Un Homme Idéal

Written by Trish Wylie
Art by Tomoko Sato
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Tara écrit des romans d’amour et vit dans un monde de rêves et de fantasmes. Bien qu’elle n’ait pas d’expérience réelle en la matière, ses livres romantiques sont très populaires. Depuis qu’un homme a emménagé dans la maison voisine, elle s’en inspire pour façonner le héros de son prochain ouvrage. Elle l’appelle « Jack Louis » et en fait le gentleman par excellence. Elle passe plusieurs jours à l’observer de loin quand tout à coup, il toque à sa porte. « Bonjour, je suis Jack Louis, votre voisin. » Aucun doute : c’est lui. Comment est-ce possible ? Elle n’a montré son roman à personne. Aurait-il sauté hors de ses pages ?

Un Homme Idéal

Wolverine Vol. 3: Return Of The Native

Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Darick Robertson
Cover by Darick Robertson
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Collects Wolverine (2003) #12-19.

Wolverine must delve deep into his enigmatic past when a mysterious mutant known only as the Native returns to his life. But who is she, and is she friend or foe? And why might she hold the key to unlock the secrets of Wolverine’s past? Guest-starring Sabretooth!

Wolverine Vol. 3: Return Of The Native

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