Prototypes of the Hasbro 2011 Jurassic Park line used repainted 3.75-inch G.I. G.I. Joe brand of the 1960s and 1970s. According to Hama: We’ve been following one basic storyline pretty much in the comic for fifty issues. According to Hama: It reached the end of its half-life. G.I. The logo for the toyline was slightly redesigned as well. The main writer and creator was Larry Hama. JOE comics in the 80s and as the writer of Marvel's Wolverine in the 90s. Of interesting note to G.I. The toyline lasted from 1982 to 1994, producing well over 500 figures and 250 vehicles and playsets. Find the value of the IDW comic G.I. Joe fans and collectors, this was the only time that the action-figure Starduster appeared in animated form. Picking up from where the ORIGINAL G.I. Joe: Order of Battle, was a 4-issue mini-series running from December 1986 to March 1987, reprinting the data found on the action figures' file cards with some edits. This year is also notable for the overhauling of toy packaging, which the background artwork being changed from the familiar explosion background to a pixilated pattern of a red, yellow, and white explosion. [21][22] Although the adolescent male demographic was the traditional comic book reader, an unintended result of the TV advertising tie-ins was that they attracted people who were not traditional comic book readers. G.I. It never got reviewed in the fan press. Joe: A Real American Hero (disambiguation), List of G.I. This issue established Snake Eyes' complicated background, and tied his character into many other characters, both G.I. Every year, Hasbro and Marvel would meet up to discuss the upcoming toys and marketing. JOE: A Real American Hero for IDW, and Call of Duty: Black Ops for Dark Horse. JoeCon 2011 G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Vol. Joe [figures] was that the salesmen who sold it to retailers used the dossiers as a selling point. Many of them started to buy other comics while they were there. Narrating from his perspective, Snake Eyes tells his story through recollections of his many comrades-in-arms who have died over the years. Joe Army and living legend Larry Hama and superstar artist Netho Diaz (G.I. Four Yearbooks (1985–1988) also collected some previous stories, summarized events, and published new stories that tied into the main title, aside from the first Yearbook, which re-printed the seminal first issue. Joe: A Real American Hero #274: 09 Sep 2020 G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (also known as Action Force in the UK) is a military-themed line of action figures and toys in Hasbro's G.I. Joe began, most toy tie-in comics lasted an average of two years,[15] so G.I. Until G.I. It was immediately replaced by a standardized version of the Destro figure. Joe toys that Hasbro was producing, however the comic book was not directly influenced by the toy products. Hama created most characters in collaboration with Hasbro. [40], Two mini-series were also produced. Only a handful were released into the market, with only one verifiable version mint in box and two loose versions known to be in existence. He frequented Sky Books, a military-oriented bookstore in New York, and read many U.S. Army field manuals and technical manuals, and also credits his friend Lee Russel, a military historian, for helping him with research.[9]. On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #16. When I first started doing store signings, there were lines around the block and it was all 10-year-old boys. Joe: ARAH: Silent Option) for the latest explosive chapter of G.I. Shopify hosts the online comic book store of Sell My Comic Books. Joe – Classic Reread: Special Missions 'Best Defense, "I'll Take Manhattan: Moore and O'Sullivan talk "G.I. The first story, "Operation: Lady Doomsday", was drawn by Herb Trimpe, who drew most of the early issues and also wrote issue #9, and the second story, "Hot Potato", was drawn by Don Perlin. G.I. Joe Skystriker XP-14F fighter plane based on the F-14 Tomcat; the Cobra Rattler, which has similarities to the A-10 Thunderbolt II; the Dragonfly attack helicopter which was nearly identical to the Bell AH-1 Cobra; the Cobra Night Raven S³P inspired by the Blackbird SR-71; and the M.O.B.A.T. The issue also introduced two recurring villains, Cobra Commander and the Baroness. Joe line up in 1993, as Hasbro bought the toy rights to the characters.[11]. [9][31] At first, the issue was controversial; some readers felt cheated that it had no words and could be "read" so quickly,[14] but it eventually became one of the series' most enduring and influential issues. However its popularity eventually grew, and is credited with bringing in a new generation of comic readers. Joe: A Real American Hero universe! Hasbro was initially uncertain about making villain toys, believing this would not sell. Totally ignored. G.I. [13], In 1989, the last wish of a West Virginia boy dying from brain cancer was to be a "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #277, published by IDW Publishing ... You must be logged in to write a review for this comic. Both the toys and the comics would become a great success, the comics being Marvel Comic's most subscribed title at one point, but Jim Shooter has said sister company Marvel Productions, who handled the cartoon, overspent on production and had "a critical success but a financial disaster" with the show.[6]. The line is primarily based on the characters and designs from the early part of the Real American Hero line. G.I. Hama was largely responsible for writing these file cards, especially for the first ten years. Cover price is $3.99. The G.I. The new Cobra line-up was composed mainly of Viper-type henchmen. The first, G.I. Joe A Real American Hero comic book series, published by Marvel Comics, was the first time Hasbro's property was worked into an actual fiction series. [3] As Hama puts it: It was a toy book. The lackluster performance of 1989 convinced Hasbro to scale back on production. [39] Each issue usually featured a stand-alone mission focusing on a small group of Joes. ... G.I. [12] Starduster was also featured in three out-of-continuity mini-comics packaged in Action Stars cereal. Joe figure". Also, the market had changed completely. Joe: Real American Hero Bundle. [18], Shortly after the final issue, G.I. The second and third series, published by Devil's Due Productions from 2001 to 2008, totaled 80 issues and included several spin-off titles as well. director Nick Fury assembling a team of elite commandos to battle neo-Nazi terrorists HYDRA. JOE Comics Home Page – ISSUE SUMMARIES", "Community's Cast and Creators Preview the Big G.I. Read G.I. Spinning out of G.I. Joe relaunch. Notes of Interest. CONNECT WITH US. Joe's relaunch in 1982, Larry Hama was developing an idea for a new comic book called Fury Force, which he was hoping would be an ongoing series for Marvel Comics. More News. Join the G.I. Marvel would also suggest the inclusion of female Joes in the toyline, and to include them with the vehicles (as Hasbro again worried they would not sell on their own).[6]. All Rights Reserved. It does at least prove, as if there were any doubt, the viability of visual narrative. This issue has variants: G.I. Serpentor played a significant role in the Cobra Civil War, which occurred in issues #73-76, a landmark story event that involved nearly every G.I. Each G.I. In 1982 when Hasbro relaunched their G.I. Joe: Origins #19 Review - Larry Hama returns for another silent adventure with Snake Eyes", "10 Issue of Ongoing Comics That Prove Single Issues Can Be Great", "G.I. [32][33] Issue #21 has been recognized as a modern comic classic,[6] and has become a prime example of comics' visual storytelling power. G.I. Galton offered Marvel's services as creative consultants, and Hassenfeld agreed to allow Marvel attempt to design a concept for G.I. Joe: Yearbook. Joe toys", and by 1988/89 a survey conducted by Hasbro found that "two out of every three boys between the ages of five and eleven owned at least one G.I. Joe Comic Book Archive: The Yearbooks", "G.I. Joe to life. Joe 'series", "BBC News – How did GI Joe become the world's most successful boys' toy? Joe writer Larry Hama. The overall premise for the toyline revolves around an elite counter-terrorist team code-named G.I. In July 2001, Devil's Due Publishing acquired the rights to G.I. All these things came out of it. The kids who bought G.I. Joe and Transformers, toy books had a life expectancy of 1-2 years – 3 years was considered a long time. This issue marks the official start of the A Real American Hero (ARAH) continuity series that was originally finished in 1994 with issue #155, often called the Hamaverse. After brief revivals in 1997 and 1998, the toyline was revived as the "Real American Hero Collection" in 2000 to the mass market. Joe franchise with G.I. Written by Asian-American, Vietnam War Vet, Larry Hama, Joe quickly rose to the top of the best-selling comic books charts. ", "The Swivel-Arm Battle Grip Revolution: Marvel's G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero series archive, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=G.I._Joe:_A_Real_American_Hero_(Marvel_Comics)&oldid=999490845, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 10 January 2021, at 13:03. The toyline continued to sell well, despite its lack of multimedia support. They concentrated on the action figure line-up and reduced the number of new vehicles for that year. SNAKE EYES: DEADGAME #1 Second Printing on the Way! The G.I. Joe Special #1 was released in February 1995, containing alternate art for issue #61 by Todd McFarlane. However, certain toys were completely original and in-story incorporated technologies that were unavailable at the time such as the H.A.L. Read G.I. Somebody at Hasbro (who was actually sort of a genius) named Bob Pruprish, realized that a comic book was protected under the first amendment, and there couldn't be restrictions based on how you advertised for a publication.[11]. OUT OF STOCK Joe: A Real American Hero Comic Online, high quality, fastest update at comicfreeonline Representatives from Hasbro saw these "dossiers", and figured they would be an additional attraction to the action figures' blister packs. [8] He later said that "events and continuity never meant anything to me. Based on Hasbro, Inc.'s G.I. Joe A Real American Hero. [10] This issue introduced many basic concepts of the G.I. Joe A Real American Hero … Joe reprinted the first fifteen issues of G.I. Joe universe. RECENT NEWS. [5], Coincidentally Larry Hama, then an editor at Marvel, had begun to design characters and background for a series concept he was pitching that would be entitled Fury Force, about a team of futuristic super-soldiers affiliated with S.H.I.E.L.D., an existing Marvel Universe property combining military and science fiction genre elements. Within two months of the toy line's launch, "some 20 per cent of boys from ages five to twelve had two or more G.I. This version of G.I. Joe – A Real American Hero 271 (2020) | View Comic Online The series was also translated into several languages, including German, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, French (Canada), Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish, Japanese, Arabic, and Indonesian.[43]. Joe, A Real American Hero (Marvel, 1982 series) #34 [Canadian] G.I. Subsequently, Tales of G.I. Dec 9th, 2020 . G.I. Joe: Yearbook differed from the typical comic book annual publication in that it was more like a magazine. [17], According to comic book historian John Jackson Miller, Hasbro's promotion of the comic resulted in dramatic sales increases, from 157,920 copies per month in 1983 to 331,475 copies per month in 1985, making it one of Marvel's "strongest titles". Joe. Prior to this, Hasbro had not considered giving G.I. Joe: Renegades cartoon series, and modernized updates of older characters. [4] In 1981, Hasbro CEO Stephen Hassenfeld and Marvel Comics President Jim Galton met by coincidence at a charity fundraiser and Hassenfeld shared Hasbro's plans for the G.I. [28] According to Jim Shooter, G.I. Hasbro also decided that they wanted the new figures to have a back story. Joe figure". The original run was started by Marvel Comics in 1982 and ended in 1994. It was based on the A Real American Hero concept of G.I. In a 1987 interview, Hama explained that the motivation for the story was that he "... wanted to see if [he] could do a story that was a real, complete story - beginning, middle, end, conflict, characterization, action, solid resolution—without balloons or captions or sound effects". [10] Unlike the change to the arms, older figures were not rereleased with the new neck articulation. Joe was re-introduced in a 3 3⁄4 in (9.52 cm) action figure format following the success of the Star Wars and Micronauts 3​3⁄4" scale toylines. This series was the lifeblood of the G.I. At any given time there’s probably about three overlapping threads.[9]. Joe universe, such as the Joes having a base under a motor pool, and introduced the iconic "original 13" G.I. Joe members, while the third issue focused on the members of Cobra Command, and the fourth highlighted the vehicles and equipment used by both organizations. One view was that they were conceptual mock-ups and stand-ins for the real product being designed. In 2002, the line was limited to one wave, which was only available to online retailers. Joe" should be the team name and that they should fight terrorists, while Archie Goodwin invented Cobra and the Cobra Commander; everything else was created by Hama. Joe: A Real American Hero line of military-themed toys, the series has been credited for making G.I. When G.I. All Item images are used solely for identification purposes. Joe sub-group, Tiger Force, a line of classic characters and vehicles re-colored with tiger-striped camouflage patterns, was introduced before the year's end. Joe: A Real American Hero #275: 18 Nov 2020 G.I. Joe comic book through its association with the toy line, and then went on to other comics. Joe Comic Books, 1982–1994", "G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO forever! The Star Brigade sub-series was revamped with a more science-fiction storyline involving an extraterrestrial enemy, the Lunartix Empire. The line reappeared in 1997 and has continued in one form or another to the present day. Joe: A Real American Hero it was supported by a Marvel Comics series. Joe: A Real American Hero! He worked very closely with the artists in plotting the book,[9] and wrote the series spontaneously, never knowing how an issue would end until he got to the last page.[8]. Joe #49 was published, introducing the character of Serpentor, a genetically created amalgam of history's greatest warriors. G.I. Joe and began publication of G.I. Joe toy line saw the release of Cobra hypnotist Crystal Ball, whose file card was supposedly written by bestselling horror novelist Stephen King. [38], In 2009, IDW Publishing began to re-publish the original series again as Classic G.I. Hasbro didn’t expect the toy-line to have that much life in it. jet pack. They were not written by Larry Hama. [Marvel’s guy] was like ‘We have the best creative people in the world! Joe toyline in general. Throughout the original toyline production from 1982 through 1994, figure construction remained relatively the same. [14], The G.I. [14] In 1986, echoing events portrayed in the TV series, G.I. Joe to fight (similar to the HYDRA terrorist organization - recurring enemies to the aforementioned S.H.I.E.L.D. Like Hasbro's other main franchise at the time, Transformers, G.I. Recent script credits include Batman: Shadow of the Bat, and Wonder Woman for DC Convergence, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero TV show and toy commercials were parodied in the Community episode "G.I. Another relaunch was made in 2002 under the theme "G.I. [8][11], Most of the early stories were completed in one issue, but multi-part stories began to appear by the middle of the series' first year of publication,[12] and there were hints of the ongoing storylines that would later characterize the series. In both cases, previous molds were reused and some characters had to be renamed due to copyright issues. Joe 2 G.I. [3], The toyline continues to play a large part in Hasbro's G.I. Joe characters attended. The action figures were 3 3⁄4 in (9.52 cm) tall, at roughly 1:18 scale. G.I. G.I. In 2014, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of G.I. It was like 9/11". [9] Hama read every one, and sent out fifty to one hundred hand-written replies every week.[29]. [45], Building on the success of the Devil's Due Comics run of G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero (Marvel, 1982 series) #8 [Newsstand] The relative success of Tiger Force the year before led to the introduction of Slaughter's Marauders and Cobra's Python Patrol in 1989. The characters from the Street Fighter II video game became part of the G.I. tank which was modeled after the M551 Sheridan. We have amazing deals on hard-to-find comic books from the 1930s to today. One of the factors that helped sell G.I. The mold for the A.W.E. Many of the vehicles and playsets were based on, or influenced by, real or experimental military technologies that were deployed or being developed during the 1980s. A trade-paperback edition, which included material from all four issues, was published in 1987. Joe issue #275 from IDW. Joe: A Real American Hero has seen three separate publishers and four main-title series, all of which have been based on the Hasbro toy line of the same name. The first issue was published in June 1982, containing two stories, both of which were written by Hama. Joe figures, the so-called "Pimp Daddy Destro" (or PDD for short), was released in 1997 in the Cobra Command Team pack. They ended up in the men’s room, standing next to each other peeing, and I think that’s how they met. Joe: A Real American Hero series was revived as an ongoing in May 2010 by IDW Publishing, with #155 ½ and followed by #156 onwards in July 2010, picking up from the end of the Marvel Comics series, and written by original G.I. It is believed that the versions of PDD that made it to market were production samples (as opposed to true variants) that were changed prior to release and thus and were not meant to be seen by the public. We have Snake-Eyes, Scarlet, Flint, and Lady Jaye facing off with Destro, two Cobras I'm not sure of, and Dr. Mindbender. JOE", "Larry Hama relaunches his '80s 'G.I. G.I. playset was also strikingly similar to the MIM-23 Hawk surface-to-air (SAM) missile system. Joe Team battling against the forces of Cobra Command, an evil terrorist organization, many also focused on the relationships and background stories of the characters. Joe [sic] "Silent Interlude" #21. The cereal was said to have tasted like Cap'n Crunch. In the final two years of the line, characters who were not part of any sub-group were branded as part of the all-encompassing Battle Corps. Joe: A Real American Hero #1, it was the first time a commercial had ever been used to promote a comic book. 1st Appearance of Kwinn Joe: Yearbook ran until 1988. Joe, Marvel Comics collected the first 50 issues in five trade paperbacks, with ten issues in each book. Joe collection drawn in an action pose. The Marvel G.I. (Marvel Comics) G.I. Joe figures on January 18, 2007. [17] Marvel was paid $5 million by Hasbro to produce the commercials through its animation division Marvel Productions. Joe: A Real American Hero #276: 02 Dec 2020 Ongoing series. Joe: A Real American Hero influenced the way I viewed the characters, the way I played with the action figures, and the way I judged other comic books. That will resolve completely, but two issues into it another thread may have started. [9], The comic book's popularity with women has also been attributed to the strong female characters featured in the comic, such as Scarlett and Lady Jaye. IDW also revived the original G.I. With the success of the first line of toys, Hasbro expanded the line the next year with new characters and more original body part designs. Joe Comic Book", "The Secret Parts of the Origin of G.I. Joe on a higher quality paper stock than that used for the main comic. In the years following, McFarlane became a superstar comic artist, and Marvel eventually decided to print the unpublished work.[19]. In the first issue, it is revealed that the team’s official moniker is Special Counter-Terrorist Unit Delta. Another G.I. Through the years, the comic book series chronicled the adventures of G.I. Joe franchise. GI Joe 88 Python Patrol On the cover- this might be the worst cover of the series. After eating the cereal, the boy flies into the air following another G.I. G.I. Shooter approached Hama about the Joe project due to Hama's military background, and the Fury concept was adapted for the project. Joe: A Real American Hero Comic Online, high quality, fastest update at ComicLatest In 1994, Hasbro transferred control of the G.I. [36], In 1986, the success of A Real American Hero lead Marvel to produce a second title: G.I. [24] The file cards themselves became a selling point for the toy line, and appealed to both children and adults. The Classic Marvel Era, Part 1: Early to Mid 1980s. Published: Jun 1982. [5] By 1987, the main title was getting 1200 letters every week. The original premise had the son of S.H.I.E.L.D. Joe, and later went on to read other comics. Joe: Special Missions which lasted 28 issues. I get a lot of letters from young housewives who sort of started watching the cartoons with their kids and sort of started getting into the characters, and then somewhere along the line they picked up the comic book and they started following the stories and got caught up in the continuity. Joe returned in a limited Toys "R" Us exclusive line. Soon after this, Hasbro hosted a meeting with Hama, Jim Shooter, Tom DeFalco, Archie Goodwin, and Nelson Yomtov to discuss the future of the property. In 2000, The Real American Hero Collection continued, this time in wide release. [5], Prior to G.I. So detailed were the file cards, that they even mention the military schools the G.I. This is the current issue, and therefore no story information will be posted about this issue. The cover of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #231: Snake In The Grass, Part 2. Joe toyline and brand name to the newly acquired Kenner division, who promptly cancelled the A Real American Hero toyline and replaced it with G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero characters, military and science fiction genre elements, "1980's G.I. These boys were drawn to the G.I. Joe franchise. Joe is still much recognized by many people who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s.[4]. This was only a sign of things to come. Joe: A Real American Hero as many of the most popular characters were introduced around this time. While opposing forces-both good and evil-battle to control the young ninja, Dawn Moreno, she fights her own personal war within her fragile mind... one that will change the pages of G.I. When developing many of the characters, he drew much from his own experiences in the US military. In May 1983, issue #11 introduced many new characters, including most of the 1983 action figure line and the villain Destro, who would become a frequently recurring character. Joe: A Real American Hero episodes, G.I. Joe toys",[26] and by 1988/89 a survey conducted by Hasbro found that "two out of every three boys between the ages of five and eleven owned at least one G.I. Joe Extreme. FREE SHIPPING on all items! Joe co… Joe line. Joe and Cobra. Initially, the response to the new comic book was muted due to its low status as a "toy book". The events that unfolded in each month’s issue of Marvel’s G.I. Joe, and like Marvel before it, collects ten issues in each volume; the last few collections have slightly more issues in order to conclude with the 15th paperback volume, which was published in August, 2012. Joe: A Real American Hero series! Joe -style figures that would be cross-compatible with the G.I. He is best known as the writer of Marvel's G.I. There was a break of about 6 years before the comics rights was picked up again by another company, Devil's Due Publishing. Joe: A Real American Hero characters, List of G.I. Hasbro also released various vehicles and playsets to be used with the figures. Joe, A Real American Hero (Marvel, 1982 series) #34 [Second Print] ... G.I. Joe Comic Books; G.I. [17] Within two months of the toy line's launch, "some 20 per cent of boys from ages five to twelve had two or more G.I. The line continued as a Toys "R" Us exclusive in 1998. Joe, the legendary Marvel series based on the cartoon and action figures-line. Joe: A Real American Hero #277. SERIES. While most stories involved the G.I. Among the characters pictured were Duke, Gung-Ho, Shipwreck, and Quick Kick. In November 2012, IDW restarted their reprint series with the hardcover G.I. Originally intended to be a four-issue limited series, strong sales led to it being upgraded to ongoing, and it lasted for 43 issues, before being relaunched as a new series G.I. Get your first look at G.I. In 1991, in a major overhaul of the file card format, the paragraphs and the quotes were replaced by a short quote from the character him/herself, followed by a paragraph that hypes up the character's abilities. Joe figure, only six head molds were created. [38] A trade paperback later collected all four issues. For other uses, see, G.I. G.I. Joe figures and vehicles would continue in later toylines, such as a line based on the Street Fighter motion picture, as well as another based on the game's equally popular competitor, Mortal Kombat. Written by Hama, with all-new artwork by Trimpe, the first two issues featured G.I. Joe comics represent the longest running continuity for a comic based on a toy line property. [7][46], This article is about the Marvel comic book series. According to Jim Shooter, then editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics: The President or CEO of Hasbro was at a charity event that Marvel’s President was also at. JOE Comic Book Series. Very uncool to the fan-boys at the time. The first series of action figures had straight arms with elbow joints. Hama noted that: ... it has to be read on two levels ... A ten-year-old kid has to be able to read it and think it's absolutely straight [but] there should be a joke in there for the adult. He was never part of the cartoon television series. There's a sort of episodic quality to some of the earlier books, like one episode will last six issues. The 1982 to 1984 file cards contained information on weapons specialties, but this was removed afterwards with due to concerns that children may be being given knowledge on firearms and the feeling that a character would only be limited to what he knows to use. The last time I did a story signing in New York City, everybody was over 30, and two of the guys who showed up were mailmen who had skipped off their routes to get their books signed. The background artwork for the cards was replaced by a design featuring laser-like lines. Joe, but they were trying to come up with a new approach. The return of fan-favorite artist Netho Diaz to the main G.I. JOE Generalissimo Larry Hama", "Imagining Terrorists before Sept. 11: Marvel's G.I. G.I. Joe", "Interview: G.I. [4][6] As Hama tells it, he got the job of writing for the series because Marvel had asked every other available creator to write it and no one else would. [44] Unlike the weekly Action Force series, these were all original stories, never before seen in the U.S. Hama wrote the series spontaneously, never knowing how a story would end until it was finished, but worked closely with the artists, giving them sketches of the characters and major scenes. The owner of the action figure is encouraged to cut out the file card and save it. Joe: A Real American Hero playsets, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #2 Value. In comics, where images are at least half the language, pictures can form valid narrative as easily and functionally as words – and, at times, without them ... such as the lauded GI. New Listing GI Joe A Real American Hero Promo POSTER 1982 Rare Large G.I. What is your G.I. The cereal itself was a collection of oat / grain pieces shaped like hollowed-out stars. G.I. Vehicles and playsets became bigger and seemed to top the design of the previous year, culminating in 1985's impressive USS Flagg playset, an aircraft carrier that measured 7 ½ feet long. While it is common for many characters to share the same mold for producing a body part, it was much more noticeable in the first year as for the original thirteen G.I. IDW and Hasbro Raise Awareness for Veteran Mental Health with G.I. [16] In the early 1990s, however, it began to drop in quality, and was canceled by Marvel in 1994 with issue #155 due to low sales. Joe figure included a character biography, called a "file card". 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