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Image Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping August, 2006

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Image Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping August, 2006

Image Comics has provided CBR News with covers and solicit information for product shipping August, 2006. Discuss these solicitations here on CBR’s Image Comics forum and tell fellow fans what you plan on picking up.

Image Solicitations – Last Six Months


SPAWN GODSLAYER (ONE-SHOT)

story by BRIAN HOLGUIN

art & cover by JAY ANACLETO

August 23 o 64 pages o FC o $6.99

The Old Gods are dying – slaughtered one by one by the dark blade of a mysterious, unearthly marauder. Under the protection of the goddess Llyra, the island kingdom of Endra-La, oldest and most storied of the Shrouded Isles, has avoided the cruel fate suffered by lesser kingdoms. But on the eve of a royal wedding, black sails are spotted on the horizon. Alarms are sounded and fire fills the skies. The Godslayer has come for them at last.

SPAWN: GODSLAYER is a dramatic re-imagining of TODD McFARLANE’s Spawn, a sweeping tale of fallen kingdoms, ancient curses and doomed love, sure to appeal to fans of epic fantasies like Elric, Conan and The Lord of the Rings.


BOMB QUEEN VS. BLACKLIGHT (ONE-SHOT)

story by SCOTT WHERLE

art & cover by JIMMIE ROBINSON

August 2 o 32 pg o FC o $3.50

“CAT FIGHT!”

It’s the battle you never expected! All bets are off when Bomb Queen meets Blacklight in battle in Las Vegas! Scott (Blacklight) Wherle and Jimmie (Bomb Queen) Robinson join forces in the sexiest, funniest and wildest one-shot special of the year!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


KITCHEN SINK MAGAZINE #14

August 9 o 128 pg o BW o $5.95

KITCHEN SINK, the Utne Award-winning “magazine for people who think too much,” is pleased to be partnering with Image Comics! KS14 includes: graphic journalism and Fantagraphics’ MOME; how King Kong ’76 ascends its own tower of crap; Eugene Mirman and indie-rock comedy; fallen rapper Pez dispensers and other art by Packard Jennings; strippers for Christ; dating for monkeys; meditations on the first line of Moby Dick; green sex clubs in Japan and much more.


PHONOGRAM #1

story by KEIRON GILLEN

art & cover by JAMIE McKELVIE

August 2 o 32 pg o BW o $3.50

Phonomancer David Kohl goes hunting for new flames at a feminist festival, only to get burnt by a very old one. A Goddess scorned returns to collect her pound of flesh and demand reparations.

Phonogram: a world where music is magic, where a song can save your life… or end it.

TAGLINE

PHONOGRAM: MUSIC IS MAGIC


STRANGE GIRL #10

story by RICK REMENDER

art & cover by NICK STAKAL

August 30 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

STRANGE GIRL RETURNS!

Rising star NICK STAKAL joins up as new regular series artist. It’s six months later and Bethany and crew are in New York City searching for safe passage to Europe and the last gateway to Heaven. But could safety be an illusion on the road to the home of Lucifer’s Black Hordes?

PULL QUOTES

“Nick Stakal does good work – full of a vibrant, raw energy.”

– ERIC POWELL (THE GOON)

“Wow. Stylish and compelling artwork, effectively nightmarish, but still accessible. NICK STAKAL is a great addition to the STRANGE GIRL team!”

– KURT BUSIEK (SUPERMAN, ASTRO CITY)

“Remember how you felt the first time you saw Kent Williams’ work on BLOOD or George Pratt’s Enemy Ace debut? That same excitement is here in NICK STAKAL’s work. The only difference is you get it regularly in STRANGE GIRL.”

– DAN BRERETON (NOCTURNALS, GIANT KILLER)


STAN WINSTON’S REALM OF THE CLAW GN

story by STAN WINSTON & FRANCIS TAKENAGA

art by DAVID YARDIN

cover by LIAM SHARP

August 30 o 184 pg o FC o $16.99

When zookeeper Harrison Reed becomes plagued with strange, dream-like visions, he is forced to confront the unthinkable: that he and his brother are more than they seem. With enemies lurking in every corner and the allure of power corrupting at every turn, the truth must be discovered else his world…and his sanity…will be lost forever.

Leaping from the imagination of Hollywood powerhouse STAN WINSTON, REALM OF THE CLAW is a story with bite…

…a vicious, bone-rattling, bloody bite!


LIBERTY MEADOWS: COVER GIRL HC

August 23 o 112 pg o $24.99 o FC

art & cover by FRANK CHO

For the first time, every single one of FRANK CHO’s covers for LIBERTY MEADOWS – from the single issues to the trade paperbacks and then some – is collected in one deluxe hardcover! Featuring an all-new cover and a behind the scenes look at the development of some of your favorite images of Brandy and the gang, from rough sketch to full color.


LIBERTY MEADOWS, BOOK 3: SUMMER OF LOVE TP (NEW PRINTING)

August 9 o 144 pg o $14.99 o BW

story by FRANK CHO

art & cover by FRANK CHO

BACK IN PRINT!

As the summer approaches, Brandy secretly falls in love with Frank. But around the corner, a catastrophe of global proportions awaits. Brandy must battle her evil counterpart from a parallel universe to save Frank and the animal sanctuary! Featuring completely remastered and uncensored strips, plus extensive sketch and illustration sections, a cover gallery and a complete, never-before-published LIBERTY MEADOWS short story.

Collects LIBERTY MEADOWS #19 – 27


LIBERTY MEADOWS T-SHIRT

S – XL $16.99

XXL $17.99


GROUNDED TP

August 2 o 160 pg o FC o $14.99

story by MARK SABLE

art & cover by PAUL AZACETA

The good news: Superheroes are real. The bad news: You’re not one of them. When Jonathan is sent to a high school for super-powered teens, he’s forced to abandon his dream of having powers and deal with the reality that he’s the only kid without them.

“Grounded could become the next hip book only the cool kids read…RATING: MUST HAVE” – IGN

Collects GROUNDED #1-6.

PvP, Vol. 1: PVP AT LARGE TP (NEW PRINTING)

story by SCOTT KURTZ

art & cover by SCOTT KURTZ

August 2 o 128 pg o BW o $11.99

BACK IN PRINT!

Office hijinks, role-playing games, teenage geeks in love, old high-school rivals, and a Troll who’s run away from home: It’s just another average day at PvP Magazine. Includes sketches, cover gallery and a look behind the scenes of creating a daily comic strip.

Collects PvP, Vol. 2 #1-6

PUT THE BOOK BACK ON THE SHELF: A BELLE & SEBASTIAN ANTHOLOGY GN (NEW PRINTING)

by CHARLES BROWNSTEIN & DAVE CROSLAND, IAN CARNEY & JONATHAN EDWARDS, CATIA CHEN, LEELA CORMAN, BRUNO D’ANGELO, JEN DE GUZMAN & BRIAN BELEW, JANET HARVEY & LAURENN McCUBBIN, KAKO, JACOB MAGRAW, ANDE PARKS & CHRIS SAMNEE, JAMIE S. RICH & MARK ELLERBY, MARK RICKETTS & LEANN BUCKLEY, RICK SPEARS & ROB G, ANDI WATSON, JOEY WEISER and others

AUGUST 9 o 192 pg o FC o $19.99

BACK IN PRINT!

The colorful lyrics and gorgeous, full-bodied melodies of indie pop favorites BELLE AND SEBASTIAN provide a dream team of indie comics creators inspiration for Image Comics’ most unique comics anthology yet!


ROCKETO, VOL. 1: THE JOURNEY TO THE HIDDEN SEA TP (NEW PRINTING)

story by FRANK ESPINOSA

art & cover by FRANK ESPINOSA

August 9 o 256 pg o FC o $19.99

BACK IN PRINT!

The adventures of Rocketo Garrison take place in a mythical future 2,000 years after the world has been destroyed in a catastrophe. This compilation of the first six issues of The Journey to the Hidden Sea tells the story of Rocketo’s idyllic childhood and his early training as an explorer and Mapper. After returning from the deadly Solarium War a broken man, Rocketo Garrison is swept away on a journey to the Hidden Sea, a fabled, dangerous land that may hold the key to undreamed of treasure as well as the truth about an ancient mystery.

Introduction by ALEX ROSS.

COLLECTS ROCKETO #1-6


STRANGE GIRL, VOL. 2: HEAVEN KNOWS I’M MISERABLE NOW TP

story by RICK REMENDER

art by ERIC NGUYEN, HARPER JATEN & JEROME OPENA

cover by ERIC NGUYEN

August 16 o 128 pg o FC o $14.99

There is a point in every journey where there seems to be no light – no hope. After returning to the human stronghold, Dead Western, Bethany Black learns there is little hope that she’ll ever find a respite from hell on Earth.

COLLECTS STRANGE GIRL #5-9


IMAGE COMICS T-SHIRT

S – XL $16.99

XXL $17.99


ANT #8

story by MARIO GULLY

art & cover by MARIO GULLY

August 16 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

“MOVING ON,” Part Four

The Heat is on as Ant teams up with a new hero to take down Coldburn. New heroes and new villains are introduced in this issue! Are you ready?


BATTLE POPE #12

story by ROBERT KIRKMAN

art by TONY MOORE & VAL STAPLES

cover by TONY MOORE & VAL STAPLES

August 30 o 32 pg o FC o $3.50

Battle Pope has done the unthinkable… again. But this time he’s pissed off the man upstairs. Prepare for… the wrath of God!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


CASANOVA #3

story by MATT FRACTION

art & cover by GABRIEL BÁ

August 9 o 24 pg o 2C o $1.99

Cass squares his tab in blood while hunting down an E.M.P.I.R.E. artifact buried in a secret graveyard for spies somewhere in no-man’s land. And just who the hell is waiting for Cass on the last page? Don’t miss this latest chapter in the double-barreled brain-battering superspy epic that is CASANOVA!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


DEADWORLD #6

Story by GARY REED

art & cover by DALIBOR TALAJIC

August 2 o 32 pg o BW o $3.50

The survivors of the massacre attempt to reach Sanctuary only to find they have another choice…or do they? The King Zombie proclaims that this is the last day for life on this world and sets out to make sure of his promise.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


ELEPHANTMEN #2

story by RICHARD STARKING

art by FLINT HENRY & MORITAT

covers by LADRÖNN & IAN CHURCHILL

August 23 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

“BEHEMOTH AND LEVIATHAN”

by STARKINGS & FLINT

cover by LADRÖNN

HENRY “JUDGE DREDD/ALIENS” FLINT delivers eight pages of all-out action as Hip Flask takes on the Croc Elijah Delaney above and below the waters of the Los Angeles canal!

“SHOCK CROC”

by STARKINGS & MORITAT

flip cover by IAN CHURCHILL

Mouth Almighty Herman Strumm and his delectable sidekick, Rabbi, entertain satellite radio listeners when Elijah Delaney stops by Dogstar Radio to deliver an exclusive interview!


EMISSARY #4

story by J.R. RAND

art & cover by JUAN E. FERREYRA

created & co-plotted by JIM VALENTINO

August 30 o 32 pg o FC o $3.50

“REVELATIONS 4:4”

In an attempt to calm the hysteria he’s caused, Emissary – in the company of FBI Agent Tara Bright – begins to make worldwide appearances. But Tara gets more than she bargained for when Emissary’s first visit to the Pope causes the Supreme Pontiff to have a heart attack! Can Tara prevent the world from blaming Emissary Act One concludes?


FEAR AGENT #8

story by RICK REMENDER

art by JEROME OPENA

cover by TONY MOORE

August 30 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

Heath must face the ghosts of many painful and forgotten memories buried within his subconscious as he returns to the one place he never expected to be again: home. Upon learning the ugly truths of Heath’s history Mara decides to make her exit.


FELL #7 (RES)

story by WARREN ELLIS

art & cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH

August 23 o 24 pg o FC o $1.99

The small, decommissioned military storage facility on the north end of the docks. The nice girl from September Street who always said hello to the old men on the corner. The guy with the mark on his face who survived a walk on the dockside. Three things that connect into something Richard Fell won’t soon forget…


GIRLS #16

story by JOSHUA LUNA

art & cover by JONATHAN LUNA

August 16 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

With no hope of escape, the men and women of Pennystown have come to one chilling conclusion: adapt…or die.


INVINCIBLE #35 (RES)

story by ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover by RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE

August 2 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

What are Nolan’s books and why did he tell Mark it was important to read them? What stories do they tell, and how are they tied into the current events of his life? Secrets are revealed, and the stage is set for the next chapter in Invincible’s life – and it’s all leading up to the monumental issue 50.


THE LAST CHRISTMAS #4 (of 5)

story by GERRY DUGGAN & BRIAN POSEHN

art by RICK REMENDER & HILARY BARTA

cover by RICK REMENDER

August 23 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

The mittens are off in this action-packed penultimate chapter. The Kid that saved Christmas needs some saving himself but does Santa have the sack for it?


NEGATIVE BURN #4

by BRIAN BOLLAND, ALEX CAMPBELL, SHAWN CRYSTAL, EVAN DORKIN, GUS & JASPER FLOOR, GEORGES JENTY, SCOTT LARGE, DOVE McHARGUE, JAMES A. OWEN & R. G. TAYLOR

Cover by TOM SEELIG

August 2 o 64 pg o BW o $5.99

EVAN DORKIN’s Milk & Cheese! BRIAN BOLLAND’s Mr. Mamoulian! The concluding chapter of JAMES A. OWEN’s Obscuro! And the start of a hard-hitting new serial by ANDE PARKS and SHAWN CRYSTAL! Meet tomorrow’s stars today!


NOBLE CAUSES #23

story by JAY FAERBER

art by JON BOSCO

cover by KHARY RANDOLPH

August 9 o 32 pg o FC o $3.50

Rusty’s mission puts him at odds with the Blackthornes… and the police! Meanwhile, Race meets an important figure from Celeste’s past.


OCCULT CRIMES TASKFORCE # 2 (of 4)

story by DAVID ATCHISON & ROSARIO DAWSON

art & cover by TONY SHASTEEN

August 9 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

On the case and out of her element, new recruit Sophia Ortiz scours Manhattan’s arcane underworld for clues, hoping to end a strange and horrific murder epidemic. Things take a bad turn when a routine mystic disturbance turns out to be something far more sinister. Are the two cases connected? Will Sophia live long enough to find out? Plus: an excerpt from the O.C.T. Officer Training Manual!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


PAUL JENKINS’ SIDEKICK #3 (of 5)

story by PAUL JENKINS

art & cover by CHRIS MORENO

August 9 o 32 pg o FC o $3.50

You’ll believe an inflatable sex doll can fly as Mister Excellent takes Eddie on a training run. We uncover Doctor Scurrilous’ impressive arsenal of robotic devices and answer the question, “When can a jockstrap kill at five hundred yards?” Plus: Bling’s rap career begins to blossom, Justice Queen’s bouncy rack and a party at stately Ektum Manor.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


THE PORTENT #4 (of 4)

story by PETER BERGTING

art & cover by PETER BERGTING

August 2 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99

“NEZABUDKA”

For one hero to rise, another must fall. Lin and Milo has to accept their fates as the final chapter comes to its tragic end.


PvP #29

story by SCOTT KURTZ

art & cover by SCOTT KURTZ

August 16 o 24 pg o BW o $2.99

“ROBBIE’S MILLIONS”

Robbie Robertson has spent the last eight years sitting on a couch, eating pizza, drinking beer and playing video games. But all that is about to change. Will the close bonds Robbie shares with his best pal Jase and the PvP staff change due to this sudden windfall?


THE RIDE: CHAIN REACTION #2 (of 4)

story by DOUG WAGNER

art & cover by BRIAN STELFREEZE

August 9 o 32 pg o BW o $2.99

The joyride for our girls is over! Cops in hot pursuit. Trained killers on the hunt. Their night of fun has led to nothing but trouble, and now they are trying desperately to get out of Georgia alive. Laci, on the other hand, is trying to change her evil ways – but some bastards just deserve to die. All this and a “Bitchin’ Camaro!”

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


ROCKETO #11

story by FRANK ESPINOSA & MARIE TAYLOR

art & cover by FRANK ESPINOSA

August 2 o 32 pg o FC o $3.99

“ILLUMINATION”

The battle for the city deep within the Hidden Sea has ended with Scarletto in full control. The Royal Navy of Lucerne has crossed the Hidden Sea and is now poised to find the flower of mankind. Rocketo Garrison – beaten and half dead – must find the power within himself to ignite that which was lost.


SAVAGE DRAGON #0

story by ERIK LARSEN

art & cover by ERIK LARSEN

August 30 o 32 pg o FC o $1.95

THE ORIGIN OF THE SAVAGE DRAGON!

Representing the titanic tale of how Savage Dragon came to be from the sold out IMAGE COMICS HC! If you’ve ever wondered where the Dragon hailed from or how he came to be – this is it! Formatted and priced to fit in right before the first issue of the three-issue SAVAGE DRAGON miniseries, this issue sets the stage for literally everything that has happened to the Dragon from 1992 onwards!


SEA OF RED #13

story by RICK REMENDER & KIERON DWYER

art by PAUL HARMON & FRANCESO FRANCAVILLA

cover by PAUL HARMON

August 23 o 32 pg o 2C o $3.50

THE SEA OF RED SAGA CONCLUDES!

In a story guaranteed to leave readers breathless, Blackthroat is captured and Marco is under the Sanguinan’s control, leaving little hope for the Black Galleon’s surviving crew. To all things comes an end – even for the immortal.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


SHADOWHAWK #14

August 16 o 32 pg o FC o $3.50

written by JIM VALENTINO

art & cover by JIM VALENTINO

“ON THE REBOUND,” Part One

ShadowHawk’s first outing in his new costume and as a new man brings him face-to-face with the girl that may change his life forever – Rebound! Who is she? Where did she come from…and why can’t Eddie get her out of his mind? And just wait until you see what Vendetta is up to… and with whom!


SPAWN #161

story by DAVID HINE

art by PHILIP TAN & DANNY MIKI

cover by PHILIP TAN & TODD MCFARLANE

August 30 o 32 pg o FC o $2.95

THIS IS THE BIG ONE: ARMAGEDDON!

Not a trick, not an imaginary story: The end of the world is at hand. God and Satan go head to head in the Final Conflict and as Spawn’s counter heads towards zero, it looks like he is about to lose the battle to save the human race.


TASK FORCE 1 #2

August 9 o 32 pg o FC o $3.50

story by JEFFERY STEVENSON

art & cover by CARLOS RODRIGUEZ

created & co-plotted by JIM VALENTINO

A U.S.-backed dictator in a sensetive region of the world goes rogue with unconfirmed access to a stealth-capable nuclear arsenal. Two Special Ops teams were dispatched to quell the situation. Their body parts are currently being recovered. Will Task Force 1’s technology be enough to reach the dictator…without killing them all along the way?


THE WALKING DEAD #31 (RES)

story by ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover by CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

August 16 o 32 pg o BW o $2.99

Another chapter closes as a new one begins. Michonne has had trouble adjusting to her new surroundings. Starting this issue, things get even more difficult.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

TOP COW SOLICITATIONS o AUGUST 2006


Darkness/Wolverine

(W) Frank Tieri (P) Tyler Kirkham (C) Stjepan Sejic

Jackie Estacado, the Darkness bearer, Wolverine have never met, but the same cannot be said for the Darkness power and Wolverine. The sins of Jackie’s grandfather haven’t been forgotten, and Jackie’s left to pay the price. Frank Tieri (Iron Man, Deadpool, Wolverine)and Tyler Kirkham (V.I.C.E., The Gift) bring you an edge-of-your-seat story and Stjepan Sejic tops it off with his mouth-watering colors. You do NOT want to miss this book!

Full color 32 pages $2.99 one shot


Witchblade #101

(W) Ron Marz (P) Adriana Melo (I) Mariah Benes (Col) Sonia Oback (Cov) Mike Choi

New regular artist Adriana Melo brings her gorgeous pencils to the story of NYPD Detective Sara Pezzini and the powerful mystic artifact she possesses! The events of issue #100 reverberate as Sara comes to grips with last month’s shocking revelation and the tragic death of someone close to her. The winds of change are blowing, as Sara realizes she may no longer be the best bearer for the Witchblade. The most unexpected Witchblade storyline ever begins here!

Full color 32 pages $2.99 continuing series


Cyberforce #5

(W) Ron Marz (P) Pat Lee (Col) Dream Engine (Cov) Pat Lee

Top talents Ron Marz (Green Lantern, Witchblade) and Pat Lee (Darkminds) have made Cyberforce their own! The first story arc of the new Cyberforce revs toward its conclusion, but the reunion might be over before it’s barely begun. Trapped on the alien mothership as it nears Earth, Cyberforce must find a way to defeat the super-powered aliens who served as their genetic “parents.” Should the team fail, it means certain death for not only them, but for planet Earth as well!

Full Color 32 Pages $2.99 Ongoing Series


Tyler Kirkham Sketchbook

The first in a series of Top Cow sketch books arrives in August! Tyler Kirkham (V.I.C.E., The Gift) shows us what goes on behind the curtain. You’ll get pages of his virgin pencils and never-before-seen sketches, as well as a first-hand description of how Tyler works and what the last few years have taught him about art and the business. This is a great companion to this month’s Darkness/Wolverine!

Full Color 32 Pages $2.99 One Shot


Tomb Raider Compendium

For the first time ever, get Tomb Raider Issue #1-50 in one giant soft cover! What more do I need to say?

Full Color 1248 pages $49.99 Trade Paperback


Best of Dave Finch TP

Dave Finch (Avengers, New Avengers, Ultimate X-Men) has been making waves at Marvel, but we remember when he started his career with us. Ah, the salad days… Now you can take a look back with us! Collected here is Dave’s finest Top Cow work including his earliest appearances on Cyberforce and his creator owned projects, Aphrodite IX and Ascension AIX. We’re even including his issue of The Darkness. If you’re a Finch fan, this is the book you’ve been waiting for!

Full Color 240 pages $19.99 Trade Paperback


Revved #1

(W) Jeremy Hall (P) David Nakayama

The 4 horsemen meet 400 horsepower! Piers Anthony, the award winning author of the Xanth series of novels, presents Revved, a high octane, explosive saga built on fast cars and international intrigue. To help pay off his Father’s gambling debt Jack James steals a Mazda RX8 from a Las Vegas casino. As the ignition sparks Jack sees visions of the past and a portent of the future: He will become part of a team of speed junkies that will either save the world or bring it to its end!

Full Color 32 Pages $2.99 Mini Series


Covenant Movie Set

Your teenage years are a time of carefree fun, excitement, exploration and discovery. But when four teens discover they’re about to become the most powerful warlocks in the world, a little fun today can mean big trouble tomorrow. When murders begin near the boys’ summer camp, suspicion falls on one of their own. Can they retain their bond and discover the truth? Or will The Covenant be broken? Read the prequel that leads into the feature film coming this September from Screen Gems and director Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Deep Blue Sea.) Based on the original screenplay by J.S. Cardone. Written by Aron Coleite (of the hit TV series “Crossing Jordan”) with art by “Violent Messiahs'” Tone Rodriguez!

Order this special package and you will also receive:

– Countdown to Wednesday DVD

– DVD Bonus material (deleted scenes and interviews) from the filming of The Covenant

All these items at one great low price!

Full Color 96 pages $19.99 original 4-issue graphic novel plus set

Image Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping August, 2006
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