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VALIANT HEROES Collectible Card Game App Now Available

First Comics News - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 11:12

London (November 28, 2018) – VirtTrade and Valiant Entertainment have announced the official launch of VALIANT HEROES – CARD BATTLES, available now for iOS devices. Developed by VirtTrade, the card-collecting and battle game features characters from the vast Valiant Universe, including Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, and Faith, plus many more. The game was initially announced in September.

In VALIANT HEROES, characters join forces to fight in single and multiplayer battles across the Valiant Universe. Players can collect cards and battle with them to gain XP, and build collections to improve their ranking against other players globally.

Additionally, players can compete in the “Fight Zone,” where they are able to trade and upgrade for cards with improved health and attack scores, giving them enhanced skills and powers for the battles ahead. Players can also earn regular rewards, including coins and free cards, as they return to the game each day.

VirtTrade has previously found success developing apps for the NFL, NBA, Discovery and, most recently, partnering with Formula 1 to make F1 Pack Rivals.

VALIANT HEROES is out now and free to download on the App Store and will be available soon on Google Play for Android devices.






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RICH REVIEWS: Marvel Action: Spider-Man # 1

First Comics News - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 10:58

Title: Marvel Action: Spider-Man # 1
Publisher: Marvel Comics/IDW
Writer: Delilah S. Dawson
Artist: Fico Ossio
Colorist: Ronda Pattison
Letterer: Shawn Lee
Cover: Fico Ossio
Variant Covers: Nicoletta Baldari, Kevin Eastman, Gabriel Rodriguez/Colors by Nelson Daniel, June Brigman/Inks by Roy Richardson/Colors by Nolan Woodard, Corey Lewis, Tim Lim, Alex Milne/Colors by Paris Alleyne
Spider-Man Created by: Stan Lee and Steve Ditco
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Comments: This is an all-ages comic starring a sixteen-year-old Spider-man. The art is beautifully done with gorgeous colors. The action poses exude excitement. Spider-Man has moves and has fun doing his hero thing. He is a fun character.
At an internship program at the Daily Bugle Peter Parker meets Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy. All three being in this internship program makes for an easy way to have them interact.
Mutated animals are attacking the city. As Spider-Man gets ready for action the illustrations are amazing. The animals are a frightening sight. Miles does pretty well in action alongside Spidey.
Gwen is cute and has a go-getter attitude.
This is a fun action filled issue that provides thrills aplenty. The way the story is presented it is easy to follow and the art simple yet gorgeously done. This comic is for all ages.
Here is this first issue we see the beginning of a beautiful friendship and team. Spider heroes rule!

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First Comics News - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 10:50

Write a fantastic comic story in five pages or less, and win the opportunity to have it published in Moon Lake Volume 3, coming in 2019!

The Grand Prize Winner will be personally selected by Dan Fogler and members of the Chapterhouse team. The team will be reading every submission to determine the next Moon Lake story!

Read on to find out if you have what it takes to take a dip into Moon Lake…

Dan Fogler at San Diego Comic Con


Moon Lake, by author and actor Dan Fogler, (Brooklyn Gladiator, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Walking Dead) is a mysterious portal into the weird, drawing all manner of macabre mysteries to its shores. In the spirit of the classic horror tales from EC Comics, Moon Lake combines comedy, horror, and adventure into a fantastic anthology, where each story is centered on the strange happenings of Moon Lake.


The Grand Prize Winner will receive:

  • the publishing of your story in the upcoming Moon Lake Volume 3!
  • the sharing of your story on all Chapterhouse social platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, etc)!
  • free copies of Moon Lake Vol. 1 + 2, Brooklyn Gladiator, and bonus Chapterhouse books!

Honorable Mentions will receive:

  • the sharing of your story on all Chapterhouse social platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, etc)!
  • free copies of Moon Lake Vol. 1 + 2, Brooklyn Gladiator, and bonus Chapterhouse books!


  • Each submission must result in a story that is no longer than five pages.
  • Writing a Script:
    • the script must result in a comic that would be completed in 5 pages or less. This means you may have a 10 page PDF for writing the script, with 5 pages worth of a comic story in said PDF.
  • Creating a Completed Comic (with Illustration):
    • the final file must result in a comic that is five pages or less. Please ensure that you maintain any raw files or scans for editing purposes if you’re chosen as the winner, as well as the final image files.
  • No fee required!

All stories must be submitted by February 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST.


PDF of Standard Comic File Dimensions

To help with forming your story, submit your name and email address and gain access to a Moon Lake preview:


Use the button below to submit your story file:


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Fall in Love with GREASE BATS!

First Comics News - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 10:46

Discover this collection of fun, humorous, and radically honest stories in July 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 29, 2018) – BOOM! Studios today announced GREASE BATS, the first original graphic novel inspired by the online phenomenon created by Archie Bongiovanni (A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns). Arriving in stores July 2019, this over-sized collection of Archie Bongiovanni’s hit webcomic, previously seen on the Autostraddle Saturday Morning Cartoons series, features brand-new stories only available here, making it a must-have for fans and new readers alike.

GREASE BATS follows the daily adventures of two best friends — Andy, a trans genderqueer individual who is both tough and loving, and their BFF Scout, an all-feelings-all-the-time mistake-maker — as they navigate friendships, roommates, and romances within their community. From sexcapades gone awry to the meaning of tarot and the realities of finding your place within queer spaces, these stories use wry humor to show that being queer comes from the heart! And the head!  And occasionally sometimes the groin!

“When I created GREASE BATS, I sought to draw what the possibilities of radical friendship can look like. I wanted to draw a comic that reflected the nuances of who my community was — of who I am.” said Bongiovanni. “My characters are flawed, diverse, weird, and living in a world where there isn’t one way to be, act, look, date, or handle the complicated situation of going to a party where all your exes are.” 

GREASE BATS is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ critically acclaimed BOOM! Box imprint, home to popular original series such as Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn A. Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; The Backstagers by James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh; SLAM! by Pamela Ribon, Veronica Fish & Mar Julia; Fence by C.S. Pacat and Johanna The Mad; and Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams.

GREASE BATS is rooted in emotional honesty and a very real portrayal of some of the ins and outs of being queer,” said Shannon Watters, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “And Archie is such a dynamic and hilarious cartoonist that it’s hard not to identify with Andy and Scout as they make their way through their various misadventures in love and life.”

Print copies of GREASE BATS  will be available for sale at local comic book shops (use to find the nearest one) and bookstores in July 2019. Digital copies  will be available to purchase on digital book marketplaces, including ComiXology, iBooks, Google Books, and the BOOM! Studios app.

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First Comics News - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 22:57

Guests: Trevor Lee, Matt Sydal, David Starr & Eddie Kingston. It’s the loop during and after Thanksgiving. Join Colt as he wrestles in Chicago and Massachusetts.



Image Photo:

Image Design:
Jimmy Lee

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First Comics News - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 22:37

“Fast Enough: Bessie Stringfield’s First Ride” Childrens Picture Book To Debut in February 2019

ST. LOUIS—Lion Forge is proud to announce the publication of the next book by Joel Christian Gill (Strange Fruit), released in time for Black History Month 2019!

Fast Enough: Bessie Stringfield’s First Ride is a fun imagined account of a young Bessie Stringfield, a true adventurer and one of the first African-American women to travel solo across the United States on a motorcycle.

“Fast Enough is for anyone who has ever been told that they are not enough. You are enough just as you are and Bessie’s story proves that,” says Joel Christian Gill.

Have you ever been told that you’re not enough? That you’re not strong enough, tall enough, or fast enough? Bessie was told she was not enough.

“I’ve been following Joel’s career with great interest since he published this first Strange Fruitvolume with Fulcrum,” says Lion Forge Editor-in-Chief Andrea Colvin. “His #28daysarenotenough campaign is just the kind of movement Lion Forge is happy to support. Fast Enough, which introduces a black female motorcyclist—and the concept of forming your own ideas of what you can or can’t do–to children is the first of what we hope are many Joel Christian Gill books to come from Lion Forge.”

Fast Enough combines an imagined story of Bessie Stringfield as a young girl with historical facts about the real Bessie, and an essential read for parents and children alike! This must-read picture book arrives in stores in February of 2019, and deserves a place on bookshelves in libraries, living rooms, and classrooms everywhere.

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RICH REVIEWS: Caesar’s Story

First Comics News - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 22:33

Title: Caesar’s Story
Publisher: Hachette Books
Author: Maurice
Illustrations by: Zachary Baldus
Cover Design by: Amanda Kain
Cover Illustration by: Zachary Baldus
Price: $ 20.00 US, $ 26.00 Can
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Comments: This is a story told by Maurice and through him by others Caesar, Cornelia, Blue Eyes, Koba and more.
We learn about Caesar’s childhood and it was not what any child should have to go through. The art and photos are wonderful in their black and white portrayal of Caesar. Caesar’s childhood started out easy than things changed and he found out humans can be cruel creatures.
We are given a glimpse at how others see Caesar. Caesar is shown learning from humans, learning how to outsmart them. Than things begin to change as the humans stop coming. The humans leave them alone and it seems that maybe they have other things to occupy their time with now. With less humans around in the world the apes flourish. The apes build their own city.
The artwork throughout this book is gorgeously done and portrays the apes showing off their intelligence in their expressions. The drawings are subdued in nice soft tones.
This story is engrossing and moves along smoothly as you follow Caesar and his fight against both humans and apes. All he wants is peace yet he must fight for it.
This tale as told by Maurice and others is riveting and so full of emotion. You will believe these apes to be creatures worthy of living and surviving. Both humans and apes can be both good and bad here. Yet Caesar raises above them he is a ruler and leader in a class all his own.
Caesar is many things here; leader, father, husband, fighter. He shows the love he has for his fellow apes and this he is shown using to see them safe, to create a life for them. Caesar is a hero.

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First Comics News - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 22:32

PORTLAND, OR, 11/29/2018 — Writer Christopher Sebela (CROWDED, SHANGHAI RED, We(l)come Back) and artist Ibrahim Moustafa (Jaeger, Mother Panic, James Bond) will release a trade paperback collection of their two-time Eisner-nominated series HIGH CRIMES this February from Image Comics.

“Making HIGH CRIMES was one hell of a climb, and I’m absolutely thrilled that we’re going to be able to share it with more readers via the Image banner,” said Moustafa.

People die every year on Mount Everest. This year will be murder.

Zan Jensen works as a climbing guide for rich tourists in Kathmandu. And on the side, she and her partner Haskell moonlight as high-altitude graverobbers, extorting money from the families of the many dead bodies that litter the peaks of the Himalayas. But when they find a body with a jackpot of state secrets embedded in its skin at the summit of Mount Everest, they wind up in the crosshairs of a government agency bent on recovering the body—and eliminating any witnesses.

“HIGH CRIMES is responsible for my whole career,” added Sebela. “Born from years of obsession with Everest and a last-ditch attempt to make the only book I cared about making, it came out so much better than I ever could have imagined, and I’m excited to share it with a whole new audience.”

HIGH CRIMES (Diamond code: DEC180082, ISBN: 978-1-5343-1047-6) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, February 20th and bookstores on Tuesday, February 26th. It can be preordered via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Indiebound, and Indigo.

HIGH CRIMES will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.



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2019 BroadSword Calendar Monthly Magick BIG & JUMBO sizes!

First Comics News - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 19:49

Daily Magick Calendar $19.99
This 8.5 x11″ Wall Calendar features the art of Jim Balent & Holly G! OR Upgrade it to JUMBO size 11.5×14.5 for +$6!!

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Jam Cover

fab Monthly art

Featuring Raven & Tarot

Krampus in December

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First Comics News - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 21:28

A ruthless assassin known as The Nobody considers the Black Hood a loose end, and he’s willing to slaughter dozens of innocent people to flush him out of hiding. How high must the body count rise before Philadelphia’s former vigilante Greg Hettinger steps forward to face an opponent he can’t possibly beat? Collects THE BLACK HOOD SEASON 2 #1-5.
Script: Duane Swierczynski
Art: Greg Scott, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Rachel Deering
Cover: Greg Smallwood
$14.99 US/$16.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
136 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 11/28

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First Comics News - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 20:12
Eaglemoss just activated a 50% Off Sitewide Cyber Sale in their online Eaglemoss Shop – with an extra 20% Off when shoppers use the code CYBER.  So folks can get up to 70% Off.  Sale includes many items typically excluded from such promotions, like the Star Trek Shuttle Sets 2-4, all Battlestar Galactica ships (including the Galactica itself), all Star Trek: Discovery Starships and all Star Trek XL Edition Starships. It’s their biggest sale ever.

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First Comics News - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 19:48

PORTLAND, OR, 11/26/2018 — Image Comics is pleased to announce that long-running, cult-favorite series MAGE by Matt Wagner will feature a special, breathtaking 8-page gatefold in the finale issue of the series, MAGE: THE HERO DENIED #15. This highly collectible issue will bring the series to a stunning conclusion after 35 years of adventure.

First premiering as part of the indie comics boom in the ’80s, MAGE tells the story of the classic Hero’s Journey through the lens of a contemporary setting and as an allegorical autobiography of Wagner himself.

Wagner’s fictional alter-ego, Kevin Matchstick, confronts both supernatural enemies as well as his own humanity in his heroic role—a modern-day incarnation of the legendary Pendragon, wielder of the mystic weapon, Excalibur.

A vanguard of the independent comics movement for decades, Wagner is perhaps best known for his epic crime-and-sci-fi noir narrative, Grendel, but it is in the pages of MAGE that his most personal story comes to fruition.

“MAGE has been an utterly unique and rewarding experience for me,” said Wagner. “I’d like to thank both my new and longtime readers, especially those dedicated fans who have stuck with MAGE through the long gaps between the various books of the trilogy. Your continued interest and passion for this story have always served to inspire me. And I’d also like to thank the entire Image Comics crew in their unfailing support and enthusiasm for seeing this project through to completion.”

MAGE: THE HERO DENIED #15 Cover A by Wagner (Diamond Code DEC180259) and Cover B by Wagner (Diamond Code DEC180260) will feature colors by Brennan Wagner and letters by Dave Lanphear as a special oversized issue weighing in at 56 pages.

It will retail for $7.99 and arrives in stores on Wednesday, February 27th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, February 4th.

MAGE: THE HERO DENIED #15 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

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BETTY & VERONICA #1 unlettered preview

First Comics News - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 19:43

BETTY & VERONICA #1 (of 5)
BRAND NEW SERIES! “Senior Year, Pt. 1: Summer” – Betty and Veronica go where they’ve never gone before—their senior year of high school! Only one school year stands between them and freedom, but when the two BFFs think they’ll be attending the same college in the fall find out that their plans have changed, their senior year—and their friendship—is put to the test!
Script: Jamie L. Rotante
Art: Sandra Lanz, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Sandra Lanz
Variant Covers: Laura Braga, Francesco Francavilla, Audrey Mok, Marguerite Sauvage
On Sale Date: 12/19
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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Sorcerer's Skull - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 12:00

Prowess: 5
Coordination: 5
Strength: 4
Intellect: 4
Awareness: 5
Willpower: 5

Determination: 3
Stamina: 9

Specialties: Athletics, Investigation

Devil-Man's Sidekick
Wisecracking Teen Heroine
Daughter of Demoniac

Trident/Staff Device: Strike, Blast 4
Swinging Device: 3

Alter Ego: Elizabeth "Libby" Knight
Occupation: Student
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Dane Ward (father, possibly deceased), Kurt Ward (paternal uncle)
Group Affiliation: Partner of Devil-Man
Base of Operations: Arkham
First Appearance: DEVIL-MAN #362
Height: 5'4"  Weight: 105 lbs.
Eyes: Blue  Hair: Reddish blonde

Orphaned Libby Knight discovered a serious of startling family secrets. Not only was her biological father the super-villain cult leader, Demoniac, but her uncle and guardian was the superhero Devil-Man! Libby joined her uncle in crime-fighting, replacing Jim Chase as Devil-Man's partner, the incredible Imp!


First Comics News - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 05:57

San Antonio, TX – November 26, 2018. If Sin City and Tintin hooked up it’s hard to imagine the resulting offspring being anything other than OFFBEATS, a kinetic crime noir set in the jazz-drenched atmosphere of 1950’s New York City. Guardian Knight Studios today announced OFFBEATS #1 kicking off this four-issue limited series.

Created by Tom Sacchi and John Ward, OFFBEATS is the tale of Jim, a lowly mechanic who flees to the Big Apple in search of a new life as a writer but instead finds himself caught between a hard-nosed police force and the mob. Jim must team up with small-time hustler Booker to save Booker’s sister from the mob, and stay one step ahead of the police.

With beautiful artwork from Giles Crawford (FUBAR, Igor: Occult Detective), eye-popping colors from Dan Thompson (Rip Haywire) and Lee Milewski (Hunter’s Lore, The Winter Year) and exquisite lettering from Henry Bajaras (La Voz De M.A.Y.O. Tata Rambo), OFFBEATS skillfully blends noir storytelling with a distinctly Franco-Belgian art style to create a uniquely entertaining comic experience.

This unusual juxtaposition of tone was very much a deliberate choice as co-creator Tom Sacchi explains, “I’ve had a love affair with the Belgian comic scene since I was a teenager. I just love how the Belgian creators can use cartoony characters in very real settings, coupled with real-life situations. I really dig this contrast.”

“I love dark, moody tales set in this era, but I felt this was a well-trodden landscape, “said co-creator and writer John Ward. “The challenge was to create something that hit all the familiar story beats but somehow felt fresh, and I think the cartoon style really works in this instance.”

Without a doubt, one of the most distinctive aspects of the book is the gorgeous European style artwork, courtesy of talented Australian artist Giles Crawford. “I try to only work on projects I enjoy in some way,” Giles explains. “… and jazz, gangsters and 1950’s cities are all things I like to draw. It’s a fast-paced, fun story.”

Tom Sacchi describes the book as a “love letter to mid-century Americana and NYC,” adding “I’m a born and raised “New Yorker” and wish I had a time machine so I could go back in time to this fabulous era.”

You can pre-order OFFBEATS #1 using Diamond Code: DEC185164 and print copies will be on sale February 27th, 2019 exclusively at local comic book shops (use to find the nearest one) or at the Antarctic Press web store

(W) John Ward (A) Giles Crawford
It’s Tintin meets Tarantino in this 1950’s crime noir!  A young man tries to save a woman from a vicious street gang, but ends up needing to be rescued by a petty crook who introduces him to a whole new world!
In Shops: Feb 27, 2019
SRP: $3.99

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CCL #484 – Remembering Stan Lee

First Comics News - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 02:35

Chris is back after a short 3 month hiatus and is joined by Andy Tom. Chris and Andy discuss the new Crisis On Infinite Earths Companion Volume 1 HC, Daredevil Epic Collection Vol. 18: Fall From Grace TP, Batman: White Knight HC, Doctor Strange: What Is It That Disturbs You, Stephen? TP by P. Craig Russell and they reminisce on the passing of Stan Lee and their favorite Stan Lee storyline.

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The Hey Kids Comics Radio Show – Episode 110

First Comics News - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 00:29
The Hey Kids Comics Radio Show – Episode 110

Mego action figures were once top of the heap with some awesome comic book characters. Well, Mego is back! The lads also chat about DC Comics’ television shows this season. And the lads even talk a bit about comic books!

If you are interested in older episodes please head to !

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Professor Fright [ICONS]

Sorcerer's Skull - Sun, 11/25/2018 - 15:00
Prowess: 3
Coordination: 4
Strength: 3
Intellect: 5
Awareness: 5
Willpower: 5

Stamina: 8

Specialties: Science

"My genius will be recognized!"
Hammy TV Horror Host
Sadistic Streak

Fear Broadcast (Emotion Control Device, victims must be able to hear and/or see the broadcast): 7
Mind Control Device (Broadcast, hypnosis--can only make victims do actions that would arise from fear, must be seen and/or heard): 6

Alter Ego: Zachary Graves
Occupation: Former television personality and psychology professor
Marital Status: Divorced
Known Relatives: None
Group Affiliation: Masters of Menace
Base of Operations: Arkham
First Appearance: FRIGHTFUL TALES #1
Height: 6'0"  Weight: 174 lbs.
Eyes: Gray  Hair: Black

Zachary Graves was fascinated with fear from a young age. He pursued a career in psychology  was a specialty in research into fright. Though concern about the direction his studies were taking drove him from academia, he found work as a horror movie host on a local television station, creating the character "Professor Fright." There he perfected his broadcast device for causing frightening hallucinations in the viewer, but was he fired when an intern was injured tampering with the device. Graves attempted to sell this invention to a defense contractor, but reputation as a television personality led them to dismiss him as an eccentric. Angered at the world he perceived as failing to reward his genius, Graves used his device to get revenge on those who wronged him as Professor Fright!


First Comics News - Sun, 11/25/2018 - 14:51

It’s Thanksgiving at the Justice League of America household and things are just as awkward for them as they might be for your family. Join Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and more as they give thanks.

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First Comics News - Sun, 11/25/2018 - 14:49

This week’s Cosplay Girl of the Week Ola Jordan



If you would like to be the Cosplay Girl of the Week!
Please send your photo to and you will be considered for inclusion in a future edition of Superhero Girls!

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