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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is a month-long celebration recognizing the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

This month, PREVIEWS celebrates AAPIH Month, a sharing some amazing Asian/Pacific Islander writers, artists, and characters with our array of highlighted titles. And be sure to keep an eye on our AA/PIH Month section throughout this month for more features!

DRAWN & QUARTERLY
BLAME THIS ON THE BOOGIE GN (MR)
(W) Rina Ayuyang (A/CA) Rina Ayuyang
Inspired by the visual richness and cinematic structure of the Hollywood Musical, Blame This on the Boogie chronicles the adventures of a Filipino-American girl born in the decade of disco who escapes life's hardships and mundanity through through the genre's feel good song and dance numbers. Ayuyang's deeply personal, moving stories unveil the magic of the world around us-rendering the ordinary extraordinary through a jazzed-up song and dance routine. Blame This on the Boogie is Ayuyang's ode to the melody of the world, and how tuning out of life and into the magic of Hollywood can actually help an outsider find their place in it.
In Shops: Nov 07, 2018
SRP: $22.95
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DRAWN & QUARTERLY
ONE HUNDRED DEMONS HC
(W) Lynda Barry (A/CA) Lynda Barry
Inspired by a 16th-century Zen monk's painting of a hundred demons chasing each other across a long scroll, acclaimed cartoonist Lynda Barry confronts various demons from her life in seventeen full-color vignettes. In Barry's hand, demons are the life moments that haunt you, form you and stay with you: your worst boyfriend; kickball games on a warm summer night; watching your baby brother dance; the smell of various houses in the neighborhood you grew up in; or the day you realize your childhood is long behind you and you are officially a teenager. As readers get to know Barry's demons, they realize that the actual truth no longer matters because the universality of Barry's comics, true or untrue, reigns supreme.
In Shops: Apr 26, 2017
SRP: $21.95
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MADE IN KOREA TP (MR)
(W) Jeremy Holt (A/CA) George Schall
A Korean nine-year-old named Jesse is adopted and sent to live with a lovely couple in America. Socially awkward, yet equipped with a seemingly encyclopedic brain, the young girl's journey through the complexities of race, gender, and identity hits a fork in the road when she discovers she's not entirely human...yet.

Adolescence just got a lot more emotional for the world's first true A.I. system.
  
Collects MADE IN KOREA #1-6
In Shops: Jan 26, 2022
SRP: $16.99
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PAPER GIRLS COMP STORY TP
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A) Matt Wilson (A/CA) Cliff Chiang
NOW A HIT TV SERIES STREAMING ON PRIME VIDEO!
The entire Eisner Award-winning, critically-acclaimed epic-collected into one complete volume-is BACK IN PRINT to keep up with escalating demand.
Four twelve-year-old newspaper delivery girls from the year 1988 uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this critically acclaimed series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood.
From the multiple award winning duo BRIAN K. VAUGHAN (SAGA) and CLIFF CHIANG (Wonder Woman) comes the unforgettable coming-of-age story steeped in '80s nostalgia and best described as Stand by Me meets Terminator.
Collects PAPER GIRLS #1-30
In Shops: Oct 27, 2021
SRP: $49.99
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OUTER DARKNESS TP VOL 01 (MR)
(W) John Layman (A/CA) Afu Chan
Sci-fi and horror collide in this new series from the co-creator of CHEW! Mankind has colonized the galaxy, but during our interstellar travels, we discovered a terrifying secret out in the Outer Darkness of space. Join Captain Joshua Rigg and the crew of the starship Charon as they encounter demonic possessions, hauntings, cosmic horror, and more! All-star writer JOHN LAYMAN (CHEW) and artist AFU CHAN (Immortal Iron Fists) are ready to let you know that outer space is terrifying. Collects OUTER DARKNESS #1-6.
In Shops: May 08, 2019
SRP: $16.99
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BLACKBIRD #1 CVR A BARTEL
(W) Sam Humphries (A/CA) Jen Bartel
An all-new ongoing series from fan-favorite writer SAM HUMPHRIES (Harley Quinn, Nightwing) and red-hot artist JEN BARTEL!

In this neo-noir fantasy, Nina Rodriguez is positive that a secret magic world ruled by ruthless cabals is hiding just beneath the veneer of Los Angeles. The problem: everyone thinks she's crazy. The bigger problem: she's not crazy - she's right. Can she unravel the mystery before the Great Beast catches up with her?
In Shops: Oct 03, 2018
SRP: $3.99
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EVERYDAY HERO MACHINE BOY GN
(W) Irma Kniivila, Tri Vuong (A/CA) Tri Vuong, Irma Kniivila
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... Machine Boy!
When Machine Boy falls from the sky into the domed city of Mega 416, he leaves a wake of destruction in his path... until Karate Grandpa is able to turn on his heart. Now, Machine Boy wants nothing more than to become a hero! Whether he is fighting giant bugs in the school's basement, rescuing cats from trees, or making the perfect spaghetti sauce, Machine Boy is always looking for the best way to help others. But when his heart begins to interact dangerously with other debris from space, Machine Boy wonders if he can be a power for good after all.
Rising stars TRI VUONG (LEGO NINJAGO) and IRMA KNIIVILA (Year of the Dog) present a funny and engaging adventure that asks-can you override your own programming?
In Shops: Sep 07, 2022
SRP: $12.99
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LEGO NINJAGO GARMADON TP VOL 01
(W) Tri Vuong (A/CA) Tri Vuong
The First Ever LEGO® NINJAGO® Comic Book Series!
Perfect for fans new and old alike, an official new chapter in the LEGO® NINJAGO® universe begins here.
Far away from Ninjago City, a village is terrorized by a mysterious new threat when they're saved by a stranger with incredible power known as...Garmadon, Lord of Destruction?!
Has Garmadon turned over a new leaf since his disappearance, or is this just the first step in his master plan of finally defeating Master Wu and the ninja forever?
The first collaboration between LEGO® and Skybound kicks off from rising-star writer/artist TRI VUONG (EVERYDAY HERO MACHINE BOY)!
LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations, the Minifigure and NINJAGO are trademarks and/or copyrights of the LEGO Group. ©2022 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved.
Collects LEGO NINJAGO: GARMADON #1-5
In Shops: Nov 23, 2022
SRP: $12.99
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DRAWN & QUARTERLY
LEAVING RICHARDS VALLEY HC
(W) Michael Deforge (A/CA) Michael Deforge
Richard is a benevolent but tough leader who oversees everything that happens in the valley. When Lyle the Raccoon becomes sick, his ragtag group of friends take matters into their own hands, breaking Richard's strict rules. Caroline Frog rats them out to Richard and they are immediately exiled from the only world they've ever known. DeForge's tale expands from a bizarre hero's quest into something more: they make it out of the valley and into the big city, and we see them coming to terms with different kinds of community: noise-rockers, gentrification protesters, squatters, and more.
In Shops: Apr 03, 2019
SRP: $32.95
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BOOM! STUDIOS
SANPAKU ORIGINAL GN HC
(W) Kate Gavino (A/CA) Kate Gavino
Marcine is fascinated with the Japanese theory of Sanpaku. It states that seeing the white around the iris of one fs eyes is a bad omen. But it fs everywhere Marcine looks.her grandmother has it, some of her classmates at Catholic school have it, JFK had it... even Marcine might suffer from this odd condition. It 's believed that eating a strict macrobiotic diet and meditating is supposed to help, but no matter how much Marcine wants it to, these practices can 't save her grandmother, or bring back pop star Selena, or make her life at school any easier...! From critically acclaimed cartoonist Kate Gavino (Last Night 's Reading), Sanpaku gives voice to the insecurities that abound in teens of all cultures.
In Shops: Aug 15, 2018
SRP: $24.99
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TEN SPEED PRESS
COOK KOREAN COMIC BOOK WITH RECIPES SC
(W) Robin Ha (A/CA) Robin Ha
Playful and instructive, Cook Korean! is the intersection of cookbook and graphic novel in one easy-to-use package dedicated to this increasingly popular Asian cuisine. Illustrator Robin Ha presents colorful, humorous comics that fully illustrate all the steps and ingredients necessary for all 64 recipes in a clear, concise presentation (with no more than 2 pages per recipe on average). Recipes featured include Easy Kimchi (Makkimchi), Spicy Bok Choy (Cheonggyeongche Muchim), and Seaweed Rice Roll (Kimbap), among many other dishes. Each chapter includes personal anecdotes and cultural insights from Ha, providing an intimate entry point for those looking to try their hand at this cuisine.
In Shops: Jul 06, 2016
SRP: $19.99
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IRON CIRCUS COMICS
MEAL GN
(W) Soleil Ho (A/CA) Blue Delliquanti
A tale of youth, good intentions, and entomophagy, Meal is about Yarrow, a young woman determined to make her mark of the cutting edge of cookery with her insect-based creations. However, her evangelist streak concerning insect cuisine rubs some of her fellow chefs the wrong way, particularly Chandra Flores, member of a culture that's been eating bugs for centuries, and deeply suspicious of this young white woman's intentions to turn her traditions into the next big foodie trend. Can Yarrow win over Chandra... and Milani, the neighbor she's been crushing on for weeks?
In Shops: Oct 24, 2018
SRP: $15.00
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HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT
TINAS MOUTH EXISTENTIAL COMIC DIARY GN
(W) Keshni Kashyap (A/CA) Mari Araki
Tina M., sophomore, is a wry and endearing observer of the cliques and mores of Yarborough Academy. ("The name makes it sound fancier than all the public schools in the area. You'd really think the Prince of Wales attended.") And of the foibles of her Southern California intellectual Indian family. She's on a first-name basis with Jean-Paul Sartre, the result of an English honors class assignment to keep an "existential diary." From Tina getting dumped by her smart-girl ally to a kiss on the mouth from a cute skateboarder, Neil Strumminger, Tina's Mouth answers the pressing question: Can an English honors assignment be one fifteen-year-old girl's path to enlightenment?
In Shops: Dec 21, 2011
SRP: $18.95
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FIRST SECOND BOOKS
TUNE GN VOL 01 VANISHING POINT
(W) Derek Kirk Kim (A/CA) Derek Kirk Kim
Andy's life is going nowhere, fast. He left art school with his career all worked out ahead of time, but to say it didn't work out is the understatement of the century. Unemployed and living with his overbearing parents, Andy struggles to keep sight of the lofty goals that once drove him. But it's hard, even when he reconnects with his old art school crush, Yumi. Things look better, briefly, with Yumi back in the picture and an actual job offer on the table. But then Andy takes the job offer - to work at a zoo - and finds himself in an alternate dimension. The zoo? Is run by aliens. The exhibit? Is him.
In Shops: Nov 14, 2012
SRP: $16.99
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FIRST SECOND BOOKS
TUNE GN VOL 02 STILL LIFE
(W) Derek Kirk Kim (A) Les McClaine (CA) Derek Kirk Kim
Our hapless hero Andy Go is settling into life in an alien zoo as one of the exhibits. It's not so bad: the food is good, and his environment is a perfect copy of his house back on Earth. But everything falls to pieces when Andy realizes he's been tricked: there will be no weekend visits back to Earth, as he was promised, and his contract doesn't last one year - it lasts a lifetime!
In Shops: Nov 13, 2013
SRP: $16.99
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DARK HORSE PRH
PRISM STALKER WEEPING STAR TP (MR)
(W) Sloane Leong (A/CA) Sloane Leong
The follow up to the hit series Prism Stalker. The planet Eriatarka grows more inhospitable as it's colonization at the hand of the Chorus continues. Vep and her fellow students are reaching the end of their basic combat training in the pneumatic arts and begin to exercise their abilities outside the colony-city of Elefstris. Their objective: subdue the unruly planet bent on scouring the Chorus' presence from its surface. But what exactly are they subjugating? And what will the cost of conquering be?
In Shops: Aug 02, 2023
SRP: $24.99
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ONI PRESS INC.
TURNING JAPANESE EXPANDED ED HC (MR)
(W) MariNaomi (A) MariNaomi
The year is 1995. Fresh out of a long-term relationship, twenty-two-year-old MariNaomi finds herself amidst a flurry of major life changes. Newly immersed in the pan-Asian diaspora of San Jose, California, half-Japanese Mari searches for connections to a culture that has so far eluded her.

It doesn't take long for Mari to find new love and a new job--at a hostess bar for Japanese expats--in a bid to learn the language and culture. Turning Japanese follows Mari from Northern California to Tokyo, Japan, as she tries to get by in an unfamiliar city with rudimentary language skills--all in the hopes of finally connecting with her Japanese relatives without the use of her mother as a translator.
In Shops: Jun 07, 2023
SRP: $29.99
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SNOTGIRL TP VOL 01 GREEN HAIR DONT CARE
(W) Bryan Lee O'Malley (A/CA) Leslie Hung
From bestselling BRYAN LEE O'MALLEY (Scott Pilgrim) and superstar newcomer LESLIE HUNG! Lottie Person is a glamorous fashion blogger living her best life-at least that's what she wants you to think. The truth is, her friends are terrible people, her boyfriend traded her up for someone younger, her allergies are out of control, and she may or may not have killed somebody! SNOTGIRL, VOL. 1 is the perfect introduction to one of 2016's most buzzed-about titles!
Collects SNOTGIRL #1-5.
In Shops: Feb 22, 2017
SRP: $9.99
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DARK HORSE PRH
USAGI YOJIMBO 40TH ANNIV READER GN
(W) Stan Sakai (A) Stan Sakai, Tom Luth, HiFi
A collection of fan-favorite short stories from the world of Usagi Yojimbo-a perfect introduction and celebration of the rabbit hero!
Celebrating Usagi Yojimbo's 40th anniversary, this value-priced collection includes eight fan-favorite and Stan Sakai-picked short stories in color starring the beloved rabbit ronin! Perfect for longtime fans and newcomers to the series, the Usagi Yojimbo: 40th Anniversary Reader collection includes the popular short story "Chanoyu" in color for the first time!

Featuring Stan Sakai's award-winning art and storytelling and expert hand lettering, with colors by Emi Fujii, Tom Luth, and Ronda Pattison.

Collects "A Mother's Love," "Blade of the Gods," "The Way of the Samurai," "Chanoyu," "Cut the Plum," "The Artist," "Buntori," and "Adachi".
In Shops: Jun 26, 2024
SRP: $14.99

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BOUNDLESS GN (MR)
(W) Jillian Tamaki (A/CA) Jillian Tamaki
Jenny becomes obsessed with a strange "mirror Facebook," which presents an alternate, possibly better, version of herself. Helen finds her clothes growing baggy, her shoes looser, and as she shrinks away to nothingness, the world around her recedes as well. The animals of the city briefly open their minds to us, and we see the world as they do. A mysterious music file surfaces on the internet and forms the basis of a utopian society - or is it a cult? Boundless is at once fantastical and realist, playfully hinting at possible transcendence: from one's culture, one's relationship, oneself.
In Shops: May 31, 2017
SRP: $24.95
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DRAWN & QUARTERLY
KILLING & DYING GN TOMINE (DEC171531) (MR)
(W) Adrian Tomine (A/CA) Adrian Tomine
After enjoying over six months on the New York Times Bestseller list, acclaimed cartoonist Adrian Tomine's realist masterpiece is now available in paperback, with an updated cover and French flaps. With this work, Tomine reaffirms his place not only as one of the most significant creators of contemporary comics, but as one of the great voices of modern American literature. His gift for capturing emotion and intellect resonates: the weight of love and its absence, the pride and disappointment of family, the anxiety and hopefulness of being alive in the twenty-first century.
In Shops: Jun 12, 2024
SRP: $19.95
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ABRAMS COMICARTS
BEST WE COULD DO ILLUSTRATED MEMOIR SC NEW PTG
(W) Thi Bui (A/CA) Thi Bui
Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Thi Bui documents the story of her family's daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves. At the heart of Bui's story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent - the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, she examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home.
In Shops: Aug 17, 2022
SRP: $19.99
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BOOM! STUDIOS
MECH CADET YU TP VOL 01
(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Takeshi Miyazawa
Once a year, giant robots from outer space come to Earth and bond with young cadets from the elite Sky Corps Academy to defend the world from the terrifying aliens known as the Sharg. It 's a great honor to be chosen, but this year...well, the wrong kid was picked.

  Greg Pak ( Totally Awesome Hulk ) and Takeshi Miyazawa ( Ms. Marvel ) team up for an action-packed and heartfelt underdog story about the true makings of heroism and friendship in the face of overwhelming odds.

  Collects issues #1-4 and an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of Mech Cadet Yu, including the comic short story that inspired the series.
In Shops: May 30, 2018
SRP: $14.99
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DYNAMITE
RED SONJA VAMPIRELLA BETTY VERONICA TP VOL 01
(W) Amy Chu (A) Maria Sanapo (CA) Fay Dalton
Mystery, murder, and mayhem descends on Riverdale as four of your favorite comic book women meet for the first time. A string of paranormal, unsolved murders leads the vampire hunter Vampirella and her sword-wielding barbarian partner Red Sonja to the small, sleepy town where things always seem to happen... There they discover Betty and Veronica, investigative reporters for the high school newspaper, also hot on the trail of the same killer.
In Shops: Oct 28, 2020
SRP: $19.99
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GRAPHIX
MAGICAL BOY GN VOL 01
(W) The Kao (A) The Kao
A breathtakingly imaginative fantasy series! Although he was assigned female at birth, Max is your average trans man trying to get through high school as himself. But on top of classes, crushes, and coming out, Max's life is turned upside down when his mom reveals an eons old family secret: he's descended from a long line of Magical Girls tasked with defending humanity from a dark, ancient evil! With a sassy feline sidekick and loyal gang of friends by his side, can Max take on his destiny, save the world, and become the next Magical Boy? A hilarious and heartfelt riff on the magical girl genre made popular by teen manga series, Magical Boy is a one-of-a-kind fantasy series that comic readers of all ages will love.
In Shops: Jan 19, 2022
SRP: $15.99
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MONSTRESS HC VOL 01 (MR)
(W) Marjorie M. Liu (A/CA) Sana Takeda
A teenage girl struggles to overcome the trauma of war in an alternate, matriarchal 1900s Asia that's brimming with arcane dangers. This task is made all the more difficult by her mysterious psychic link to an eldritch monster of tremendous power-a connection that will transform them both, and place them in the crosshairs of both human and otherworldly powers. Creator/writer MARJORIE LIU (who made history as the first woman to win an Eisner Award for Best Writer) and creator/artist SANA TAKEDA present a deluxe, oversized hardcover edition of their beloved breakout comic in MONSTRESS, BOOK ONE. This massive edition features a striking new cover and includes never-before-seen sketches, script pages, and more for over 500 pages of award-winning content. Collects MONSTRESS #1-18.
In Shops: Jul 03, 2019
SRP: $49.99
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MAD CAVE STUDIOS
THEY FELL FROM THE SKY TP
(W) Liezl Buenaventura (A/CA) Xavier Tarrega, DJ Chavis
Tommy Murphy is just an ordinary kid. He goes to school, hangs out with his friends, and fanboys over his favorite TV show. But when a chance encounter in the woods thrusts him into an unlikely friendship with an otherworldly creature, he is forced to navigate bullies, family squabbles, and tween woes... all while trying to prevent an interplanetary war! Collects issues #1-5.
In Shops: Aug 18, 2021
SRP: $14.99
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MAD CAVE STUDIOS
GRIMM TALES FROM THE CAVE GN
(W) Cullen Bunn, Mark London, Various (A) Andrea Mutti, Luisa Russo, Various
With two all-original 20-page stories; one from writer Cullen Bunn with art by Andrea Mutti and the other from Mark London with art by Luisa Russo, Mad Cave's first ever horror anthology uses Grimm's Fairy Tales as inspiration. In addition to industry stars like Christopher Sebela, Nadia Shammas, and Stephanie Phillips, this haunting anthology will feature over ten terrifying tales including three from the winners of Mad Cave's 2020 talent search.
In Shops: Oct 27, 2021
SRP: $19.99
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RICK RIORDAN PRESENTS
ARU SHAH & END OF TIME GN
(W) Roshani Chokshi (A) Anu Chouhan
Aru Shah has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she'll be spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mom to return from her latest archeological trip. Is it any wonder that Aru makes up stories about being royalty, traveling to Paris, and having a chauffeur?One day, three schoolmates show up at Aru's doorstep to catch her in a lie. They don't believe her claim that the museum's Lamp of Bharata is cursed, and they dare Aru to prove it. Just a quick light, Aru thinks. Then she can get herself out of this mess and never ever fib again.But lighting the lamp has dire consequences. She unwittingly frees the Sleeper, an ancient demon whose duty it is to awaken the God of Destruction. Her classmates and beloved mother are frozen in time, and it's up to Aru to save them.The only way to stop the demon is to find the reincarnations of the five legendary Pandava brothers, protagonists of the Hindu epic poem, the Mahabharata, and journey through the Kingdom of Death. But how is one girl in Spider-Man pajamas supposed to do all that?
In Shops: Apr 06, 2022
SRP: $12.99
PREVIEWS Page #339

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