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 Post subject: Comic books-Mali wants help
PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 22:32 
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Job going, seems specialist, I need the work and I'm fucking awesome at bullshitting my way through with a little knowledge, so I'm asking you guys for help on this one.

I need to know:

1) Potted history of the past ten years of comic books, and important events that have happened in them that I should be aware of.

2) Who the good publishers are and why

3) The best comic of all time and why

4) Micellenaeious stuff about comics

5) I need a photo of a comic collection I can stick onto my phone and claim it is mine.

Help me BeeX, you're my only hope!

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Haha, this is awesome. I'm not a comic fiend, but best of luck mate!


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I'm going to do some major research tomorrow, and call LA, or something to gain knowledge. The rest, I'm going to leave to wikipedia, and the knowledge that I can ask closed questions and still appear clever.

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Heh, well I've been out the loop on comix for the last ten years, but I can help you with 3 and 5! :)

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Heh, well I've been out the loop on comix for the last ten years, but I can help you with 3 and 5! :)


And you shall be bought many beers.

Seriously, just drop me a few links and or hints, and I'll work out how to bullshit the rest. Don't go terribly out of your way to do stuffs.

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And you shall be bought many beers.

Seriously, just drop me a few links and or hints, and I'll work out how to bullshit the rest. Don't go terribly out of your way to do stuffs.


Fair so, just wait 'till tomorrow and I'll splurge memory-food for you. Too tired right now to recall!

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And you shall be bought many beers.

Seriously, just drop me a few links and or hints, and I'll work out how to bullshit the rest. Don't go terribly out of your way to do stuffs.


Fair so, just wait 'till tomorrow and I'll splurge memory-food for you. Too tired right now to recall!



You are very much the gentleman. And the scholar.

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The Broons is very much the comic of choice if you want to be down with the kids, but if you really want to impress them with your knowledge, I'd seriously consider citing Whizzer and Chips as a personal favourite. They've had some fantastic story lines in the past 10 years.


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Mali, Show them that picture of you that was in 'Buster' .


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Pete's Top Ten Comic Books...

1: Maus - Art Spiegelman (1980's)

An autobiography of a biography, if you will. Art Spiegelman interviews his dad Vladek about his experiences surviving Auschwitz, and his memories of Anya, his wife and Art's mother who survived the holocaust but couldn't survive living. What elevates this above most books on this subject is the unsparing yet light-handed analysis of surviving-the-survivor, as Art tries to come to grips with his dad's neuroses, control freakery and recurrent anxiety brought on by his ordeal, and the impact that had on him as a kid. The artwork is wonderful, simple and memorable. Poles are pigs, Jews are mice, Nazi's are cats, Americans are dogs - but there is nothing Tom and Jerry about Maus. The artwork is restrained yet adult, with just the heads of the characters being animal. It provides a valuable distance that gives you breathing room to more completely slip into the strangely enchanting and terrifying world of Art and Vladek. It forms two books, 'My Father Bleeds History' and 'Here My Troubles Began', but both can be got in a 'Complete' volume. This work deservedly won the Pulitzer prize, the only comic ever to do so. Intensely personal but very accessible, Maus also had the distinction of making me cry in the final, understated panel.

2: Sandman - Neil Gaiman (1990's)

A Greek tragedy both modern and ancient. Lord Morpheus has lived since the first living thing began to dream. He is one of the Endless, seven anthropomoprhic personifications older than gods. Yet despite his power in the early 20th century he is captured by a petty human magus after the secret of eternal life. It is seventy five years before Morpheus breaks free, exacts his revenge and gets on with his old job, which consumes him with responsibility. And yet, despite his still cold, aloof nature, Morpheus has changed a little during his time of imprisonment. He finds himself drawn to human affairs more and more, and discovers a quality of mercy within himself. This, ultimately, has terrible consequences...

Of all comics Sandman has had the most love laboured upon its supporting cast. Of the dozens of characters who crop up in this tale, each frequently becoming the focus of an issue with Morpheus being more of a background (sometimes even invisible) figure, they are all human, vital and utterly memorable. You might not like them all, but you can't claim that Gaiman has rushed the writing of any of them. A little more fun, anarchic, spikier than its goth fans credit it with, The Sandman actually turns its back on the po-faced trappings of gothdom and becomes an immortal saga for the everyday working joe. Pretentions are frequently skewered and, aside from the sometimes amusingly stuffy Endless themselves, the main characters are devoid of any pretentious trappings. This angle was unfortunately cast aside for the sequel anthology 'The Dreaming', which was penned entirely by other writers but mainly by Caitlin Kieran, who despite being a talented storyteller had the irritating belief that only morbid, moody, whiny goth/emo people could share in these sorts of adventures. In spite of this, The Sandman remains one of the most refreshing, involving and intelligent comics written. Praised by the likes of Stephen King, Samuel Delaney, Norman Mailer, Harlan Ellison and Charles Shaar Murray in fiercely dedicated introductions. Running at 75 issues, The Sandman is a bit of an investment, and the first volume is merely 'quite good' and is somewhat unsure, but none of it can be considered filler. This remains Gaiman's masterpiece.

3: The Adventures of Tom Strong - Alan Moore (and others) (2007-now)

While irritating people keep harping on about Watchmen being the be-all and end-all of comic writing, sensible people will be more drawn to the sheer fun of Moore's Tom Strong saga. A hybrid of several superhero origins, Moore's humanistic, scientific hero with Charles Atlas physique overcomes threats from dapper evil geniuses, dimension hopping Aztecs, Nazi amazons, self-replicating modular-men and primordial sentient ooze. Moore uses this comic to have as much fun as Michael Moorecock was having with his 60's-70's output, with equal inventive effect. Every volume is guarenteed to put a big grin on your face and despite the lightness of touch the stakes are frequently and unconventionally terrifying and the solutions presented amusingly inventive. Russel T. Davies take note.

4: Hate / Hey Buddy comics - Peter Bagge (1990's - now)

Following a slacker through the aftermath of Seattle grunge and beyond, Peter Bagge's comics deal with the precise psychological torture living with companions you cannot choose, be they family, friends or housemates. Unfolding like the greatest perverse soap-opera ever, the hapless, lazy, selfish yet thoughtful anti-hero Buddy must survive psycho-girlfriends, his own contempt for humanity, managing a terrible teen-grunge band, dealing with drugged up psychotic comic convention vendors and his frequent dalliances with 'Ballard Bitter' which is the "finest brain lubricant money can buy." I can't say much more about it other than the artwork by Bagge is ace, it's very funny and I've used it mostly as a great gateway into comics for those who have never read one.

5: Krazy Kat - George Herriman (1920's)

Krazy Kat loves Ignatz the mouse. Ignatz the mouse just wants to throw bricks injurously at Krazy Kat's head. Krazy Kat takes this as a sign of affection. Officer Pup has a crush on Krazy Kat but more so on law and order, and views Ignatz's brick throwing as evil. Thus the games begin. Nearly every single page tale revolves around Ignatz acquiring a brick from a variety of sources, attempting to lure Krazy Kat into range and then chucking said brick, before being undone by Officer Pup. The endlessly inventive routines revolving around this simple tale echo the Fast Show's ever-amusing takes on the same gag. Only better. The artwork is simply stunning, with the landscape surrealistically evoked in towering mesas, monumental arches, blazing deserts and limpid lakes - frequently changing even as the characters remain fixed in one location. The dialogue, a strange Twain-esque 'negro-jazz' patois, is pure poetry. The books, issued by Fantagraphics, are the best coffee table fodder ever.

6: From Hell - Alan Moore (1980's-90's)

Probably the cleverest comic book ever written, and one that has its cake and eats it. This single novel follows Dr William Gull as he shows his uncomprehending assistant Netley and friend-reader the 'lights' of various prostitutes, ancient rites, the psychography of London and his own inclination to wax lyrical on 19th century culture, the future, blood-sacrifice, the act of creation and pretty much everything that has ever intrigued writer Moore. Less a tale about the ripper than a book about the birth of the 20th century, From Hell features amazing art by Eddie Campbell - black and white, inky, corrupting, ornate, choking with coal dust and blood. To my mind Moore's greatest work.

7: American Splendor (1970's-2009)

Cleveland hospital admin clerk Harvey Pekar notes down amusing incidents and annecdotes and reflects on his own obsessive compulsiveness, be it getting a good deal, record collecting, losing his glasses for the hundreth time or feeling the need to dangerously upset the corporate apple-cart on his guest spots on Letterman. Drawn by a variety of guest artists from Robert E. Crumb to local talent such as Frank Stack, American Splendor also features Pekar's battle with cancer and his myriad 'hustles' to make a buck on the side. Featuring not one shred of fiction, Splendor is essentially a comic-book blog written before there was blogging. And Pekar's excellent combination of celebrating the little guys of work and the marketplace whilst knocking himself with shrewd punches makes for compelling reading. At first you won't get what the fuss is about, but slip into his world and you begin to find yourself strangely protective of this poetic schmuck.

8: Sock Monkey - Tony Millionaire (2000 - now)

Follow the adventures of Uncle Gabby the crow and Sock Monkey as they cavort and caper around their fine gabled house on the shore, get into battles with wooden model tall-ships, aggressive clams, cruel and self-obssesed Inches the Doll and their own alcoholism. Beautifully, beautifully, beautifully illustrated in gorgeous black and white. Nonsensical yet welling with Melville and Conrad references. Each tale usually ends in death, albeit amusing death. Very lightweight and very immersive, with some of the most baroque yet whizzing dialogue ever to take wing. "Oh, Elyssian fields!"

9: Preacher - Garth Ennis (1990's - 2004ish)

Rude, crude, yet fueled with humanity. Preacher does the age-old trick of making you care about a bunch of people and then really put them through the wringer. The result is what a Stephen King novel would be like if he really liked dick jokes, was a lapsed Catholic and had a cruel sense of humour. The villains are superbly evil and their fates justly horrible. The artwork by Steve Dillon is simple, clear, gripping and features some of the best action sequences in comics. Texan Preacher Jesse Custer discovers he has the word of God and can command people to do anything. With his girlfriend and party-animal Jack Daniels glugging Irish Pogues-esque vampire Cassidy, they seek God to make him answer for the abandoment of humanity... whilst having a bit of fun on their own time as well. However, an assortment of right bastards want to use Jesse for their own ends. John Wayne is the mythical hero guiding Jesse through this roller-coaster ride through modern-America, and you can see why Ennis chose him. This is the ultimate cowboy story.

10: The Spirit - Will Eisner (1940's to 2000)

The modern comic started with Will Eisner. Framing his work like a movie director, putting the same heart, snap and soul into his writing as Chandler and featuring one of the best rogues galleries of villains and femme fatales ever. The sinister shadowy Doctor Octopus. The ultimate femme fatale P'Gell who has a habit of rich husbands dying on her. And an assortment of hapless gangsters, thugs and spies. Despite the trappings of the lone-masked man protecting a city genre, Eisner weaves in a lot of social issues, inventive story-telling and real humour and grace. This is the touchstone for all modern comics and the artwork is revolutionary. It's just a shame that most people know the name for the terrible, terrible Frank Miller film.

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:facepalm:

Can't believe I didn't include Calvin & Hobbes. But surely he's read 'em already, right? RIGHT?

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Can't believe I didn't include Calvin & Hobbes.

Given that Watterson claimed some inspiration from Krazy Kat you sort of did, in essence at lease. :)

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Kern wrote:
Mali, Show them that picture of you that was in 'Buster' .



Wait, what?

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That do mate? :)



That's fantastic, thank you for taking such time. I'll draft the letter tomorrow morning.

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Also: Top publishers...

Fantagraphics

Because they do lots of non-superhero genre stuff, while having a good sense as to what's popular. Chief stablemates are Jim Woodring, Peter Bagge among others and they reprint lots of awesome old comics in beautiful books such as Krazy Kat.

DC, Marvel obv. DC's most inventive sub-line is Vertigo, which kicked off with the Sandman reprints as a flagship title and housed such notables as Preacher, Invisibles, Ex Machina, Hellblazer and Fables.

ABC (America's Best Comics)

Alan Moore was so sick of the comics industry that he created his own publishing line. It's swell, and a lot more giddy and light-hearted in the main than the glum anti-hero stuff Watchmen inspired.

Misc in assuming this is for some job:

The best book for reading how to write comics is Scott McCloud's 'Understanding Comics'.

It is fashionable to knock Todd McFarlane still for the awful greedy merchandising action figure drive and glossy, vapid, purile art. Also he's a massive dick with a huge ego. (IMHO)

If asked what comic you wanted released above all others, Miracle Man is the Holy Grail. An Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman comic, only Gaiman's run has been available since it was released over twenty five years ago. It has been blocked due to juggling rights holders and Todd McFarlane being a dick. It is about a young man called Michael Moran acquiring amazing powers, and about him deciding to alter the world for the better. Devestating consequences, awesome miracles, a strange Ballardian utopia result.

Art Spiegelman is also known for the Garbage Pail Kids - spook!

Sequential Tart is the best source for comics for and by women, whilst housing some neat mainstream reviews too. http://www.sequentialtart.com/

Comic book collectors nearly destroyed comics for ever. This must never happen again. Hence alternate covers ARE A BAD THING.

Todd Klein inks the greatest fonts ever.

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Read, digested, linking with other new info. Thank you once more. Yes, it's for a job, I think with this so far, I could pass myself off as knowledgeable.

I liked Spawn when I read some of them.

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Read, digested, linking with other new info. Thank you once more. Yes, it's for a job, I think with this so far, I could pass myself off as knowledgeable.

I liked Spawn when I read some of them.


BAH!

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Read, digested, linking with other new info. Thank you once more. Yes, it's for a job, I think with this so far, I could pass myself off as knowledgeable.

I liked Spawn when I read some of them.


BAH!

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Spawn not cool? IN which case I don't like Spawn. It sucks. It's a shitty derivation of genres better done elsewhere.

Or I couldn't possibly pass myself off as knowledgable, but somehow survive.

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Actually, Spawn isn't even talked about anymore, so don't worry about that. I just can never forgive the monumental waste of time the film was, nor how every comics book artist for a while wanted to ape MacFarlane's art style, a style I deeply deplored.

Probably best not to slag things off unless asked, as you might encounter an employer who is compelled to defend the fantasy genre with terminal intensity - ala Spaced.

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Kern wrote:
Mali, Show them that picture of you that was in 'Buster' .



Wait, what?


The letters page used to have feature where readers could send in photos of friends or enemies and they made cartoons of them. We both sent in each other's mugshots and both were used at some point. I got a £2 postal order for it, which to date is the only payment I've ever received for having anything published.


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Huge Western bias so far, defo need a little pinch of manga knowledge in there.

Osamu Tezuka - Astro Boy
Fujiko F. Fujio’s - Doraemon
Koike and Kojima's - Lone Wolf and Cub
Katsuhiro Otomo - Akira

Few biggies to throw in there.

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If asked what comic you wanted released above all others, Miracle Man is the Holy Grail. An Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman comic, only Gaiman's run has been available since it was released over twenty five years ago. It has been blocked due to juggling rights holders and Todd McFarlane being a dick.

I thought Marvel Man was now owned by Marvel, who'd given everyone a legal kicking, sorted the mess out, and announced a bunch of trades. Did that all fall apart?

As for publishers: Rebellion. Saved 2000 AD from absolute and certain death at the hands of Egmont, stabilised it, and then started kicking out loads of rather fab collections, which are now—slowly—making inroads into the USA. Given that 2000 AD was where a big chunk of the 'names' in US comics started out (a trend that still continues, and, amusingly, 2000 AD is often an exception clause when creators sign exclusivity deals in the USA), its continued survival must be a good thing for the industry.


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You should probably have a working knowledge of Watchmen, because it's bound to come up.

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Pronouncing 'Sláine' correctly should get them creaming.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sláine_(comics)

Hmm, brackets are fucking up the link. :shrug:

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Pronouncing 'Sláine' correctly should get them creaming.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sláine_(comics)

Hmm, brackets are fucking up the link. :shrug:

No they aren't.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slaine_(comics)

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Er, yes they are. Should take you here: http://tinyurl.com/c55qk2q

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Cheers, I'm working on a draft letter now.

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Er, yes they are. Should take you here: http://tinyurl.com/c55qk2q

It does (once the strange 'a' was removed). I'm suspecting a Mac / Safari thing.

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Er, yes they are. Should take you here: http://tinyurl.com/c55qk2q

It does (once the strange 'a' was removed).


Nah, your link still doesn't work there dude.

Anyway, I take it I'm alone in hoping that MaliA fails in this endeavour purely because the world needs less people talking bollocks about things they know little about rather than more?

Hmm, and it seems the other thing the world needs more people of is people who're better at sentence construction than me.


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Bamba wrote:
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Er, yes they are. Should take you here: http://tinyurl.com/c55qk2q

It does (once the strange 'a' was removed).

Nah, your link still doesn't work there dude.

Clearly this isn't going to be resolved until I ban everyone not using Chrome version... Er... 15.0.874.106 m ;)

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Bamba wrote:
Grim... wrote:
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Er, yes they are. Should take you here: http://tinyurl.com/c55qk2q

It does (once the strange 'a' was removed).


Nah, your link still doesn't work there dude.

Anyway, I take it I'm alone in hoping that MaliA fails in this endeavour purely because the world needs less people talking bollocks about things they know little about rather than more?

Hmm, and it seems the other thing the world needs more people of is people who're better at sentence construction than me.



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To be honest, if he gets the job then MaliA will probably have to sit through so many tedious X vs Y superhero conversations that he'll be fully geeked up on comics knowledge before the week is out.

I didn't know nowt about classical, jazz, folk or country before I started my music library job. Now I feel smug pride on the subject.

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Anyway, I take it I'm alone in hoping that MaliA fails in this endeavour purely because the world needs less people talking bollocks about things they know little about rather than more?


Yes (well, apart from Dimrill and some Spanish goats). I see your point but in this instance I know MaliA does have an interest in Comics/Graphic Novels and is just seeking help from us to 'cram before the exam'. I hardly count that as being in the same league as the extra Christmas staff found in say Dixons etc. who are just there to blag and up-sell.

Plus once he's in I can tap him up for cheap stuffs.

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Yes (well, apart from Dimrill and some Spanish goats). I see your point but in this instance I know MaliA does have an interest in Comics/Graphic Novels and is just seeking help from us to 'cram before the exam'. I hardly count that as being in the same league as the extra Christmas staff found in say Dixons etc. who are just there to blag and up-sell.

Plus once he's in I can tap him up for cheap stuffs.


Fair enough, I'm happy to take people's word for it. In defence of my original post, MaliA's OP doesn't read as someone who knows some stuff and just wants a hand; it genuinely reads as someone who knows nothing and wants help pretending to know everything (going as far as looking to craft up photographic proof of a comic collection that doesn't exist) so without any background I don't know think I can be blamed for wondering wtf.

Anyway, I'll shut up now!


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Yeah, I can totally see that. It's just that I know Mali has read and commented on a fair few comics while he's been a member here.

The wanting a photo of a comic collection is pushing it though, yes.

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How did you come to be here?

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How did you come to be here?


I'd ping the WoS forum now and again in the past just for general games knowledge and when I noticed all the snide references to people setting up a new forum I thought I'd track it down and see what it was all about. This was purely for the sake of possible new source of good gaming info and chat and I was not at all attracted by the whiff of internet drama, no sir! I added Beex to the list of forums I'd check in on now and again and started lurking more actively (hmm, can you actually lurk in an active sense?) over time. Having just done the relevant cheevo, Grim's question about the Arkham City base-jumping proved too juicy a target and I broke and posted. I don't generally play games as soon as they come out so don't feel the urge to post on active threads but Arkham City has been my undoing it seems.


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Wow, and you stayed?!

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Is your surname Gascoigne?

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:this:

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Man who will be Cassidy in the Preacher:

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=43789

Looks great. A relief after rumours Cillian Murphy might be up for the role.

This resurrected thread is noteworthy for Pete's typically brilliant rundown of comics you should read. And Bamba's Beex birth.


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I have 1000's of comics on my NAS, can send you some explorer pictures of folders etc if that helps?


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I have 1000's of comics on my NAS, can send you some explorer pictures of folders etc if that helps?


You might want to check the date of the first post...


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