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READ MY LIBRARY Entry 56: Aquaman Returns to the RMLB for Death of a Prince

With about a half a dozen new entries half-completed and semi-formulated but all unready, Max hits up the unpublished archives of the Read My Library Blog to dig out a “lost” entry from a couple years ago when the drive was to cover Aquaman with a look at the TPB of Aquaman Death of a Prince.  Much different than the light hearted The Aquaman Archives Vol. 1, Death of a Prince is a serious time in Aquaman’s life that defined his character in the pre-crisis, pre-New 52 DCU and still shadows his legend in modern times.  Don’t mind the mothballs and take a look at Aquaman Death of a Prince in this entry of the RMLB only here at superflycomics.com!

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Hey all you Super-Flyers and Fly-Hards out there!  Sorry the RMLB entries haven’t been going up as quickly as they were early on in 2014, but there have been a couple things holding up the blog.  One thing is I have written several entries that I have yet to finish, and have other finished entries I need to format and scan and/or find images for.  It should be no big deal to finish new ones and/or put up old unpublished ones when I’m having trouble getting the new stuff done, but I’m only now coming to that realization and getting things together to format and scan for old entries.  Another problem is that things have been really busy at Super-Fly (again, which is always good), so getting the blog up is a low priority in the big scheme of things for Tony and apparently there’s been internet troubles at the store too.  Up until recently I haven’t been doing much about communicating with Tony lately because I’ve been busy as well. However, we just talked and he’s now leaving updating up to me since he’s so busy. We’ve also decided to be more consistent and now Thursdays will be the day of the week new entries will be posted on the site. Sorry for all the confusion and delays!

In the meantime, I decided to fish out an old entry, and yes, using “fish” was a pun, because it’s an entry about Aquaman.  I have quite a few unpublished Aquaman entries of different books, a few Hulk entries and a few miscellaneous things here and there.  Truthfully, I haven’t been through my archives thoroughly in a while due to frustration with my recent and lengthy bout with writer’s block—which in retrospect seems counterproductive, but oh well—at least I’m both writing new stuff and looking through the old stuff now.  But I pulled this entry because I remember enjoying the book it’s about; it’s an entry about Aquaman: Death of a Prince, a really good trade paperback and one I would more heartily recommend to a casual Aquaman fan than The Aquaman Archives Vol. 1 which I have covered extensively on the blog (See Entry 31, Entry 33, Entry 37, Entry 41, Entry 42, Entry 43, Entry 44, and finally Entry 47-whew! That’s a lot of The Aquaman Archives Vol. 1!).  Some crazy things do happen in Death of a Prince but nothing quite as wacky as in The Aquaman Archives.

Of course, the craziest thing about this entry is that it was written nearly two years ago and is only being put up now.  Eek!  At least it’s a meaty entry, and if I’m able to do scans, it should turn out pretty nicely.

On that note, enjoy….

 

Written 5/17/2012

I’ve been feeling pretty rotten lately, so I took the day off work today to rest and mend and avoid allergens.  I was able to get a doctor’s appointment this week, but it’s not until tomorrow, so hopefully that will help.  I also finally took some over the counter allergy meds which have improved the situation somewhat too.  However, what’s cool is that with some rest and relaxation, I felt better enough to press on with this blog’s mission: read my Library, and did so picking up where I left off with Aquaman.

Following my lengthy sojourn with The Aquaman Archives Volume 1, I proceeded with the next (chronological) Aquaman book I have, Aquaman Death of a Prince and decided to read as much of it as I could today, despite it clocking in at well over 300 pages.  It was a nice day outside, so I put up our hammock in the backyard and read all afternoon and into the evening, I was actually able to complete the book!  I don’t think I’ve shown that kind of reading endurance since I started this blog with The Action Heroes Archives Volume 1 waaaaay back in January 2012!  So I’m pretty pleased with myself, and will be doubly happy if I can complete my write up of the book tonight too.

Aquaman Death of a Prince

Yes it’s true, Aquababy is dead and it’s ALL AQUAMAN’S FAULT! Leave it to his wife Mera to rub salt (water) in the wound!


Aquaman Death of a Prince
tells the tale of Black Manta murdering Aquaman’s son; it’s a tale that I knew about for ages and has been referenced several times in comics but I never have actually read it before now.  Part of it is that the stories that make up Death of a Prince are from the 1970s runs of Adventure Comics and Aquaman—not easy back issues to find, and the TPB is only a fairly recently collection, coming out in 2011.  I added this book to my collection with some gift card monies around Xmas simply due to its importance in Aquaman’s history.

The differences between this book and The Aquaman Archives Volume 1 are like night and day.  First off, these stories come a bit after the Silver Age and well into the Bronze Age of comics, during the late 70s.  Stories are definitely less light hearted and not played for laughs; fish do not engage in human activities, even under Aquaman’s telepathic command; super villains run rampant opposed to the sorry excuses for enemies seen in the Archives, and there are barely any puns in sight.  Moreover, the entire book has an over arcing continuity that ties it all together opposed to the done-in-one short stories of the Archives.  One reason I think I was able to get through this so quickly (besides the time on my hands today) is that it’s kind of a page turner.  I say “kind of” because it’s not gripping really, but interesting enough that I wanted to keep reading to see what happened next, or at least how the murder of Aquaman’s son happened, and after that just kept on reading to its conclusion.

Aquaman vs. Creepy Creature

At one point in the book, Aquaman takes on this creepy Chthulhu like creature of the deep summoned by underwater cultists, seen here in this image from the back cover. With cool stuff like that going on, it’s easy to see why I read through this book in one sitting.

Another big difference from the Aquaman Archives is its talent roster.  While the Archives were written by a suspected cast of unknown writers and (mostly) the work of one artist, Ramona Fradon, Death of a Prince sports an all-star lineup of creators, including Paul Levitz, Gerry Conway, Steve Skeates, David Michelinie, Martin Pasko and Paul Kupperberg writing and Jim Aparo, Mike Grell, Carl Potts, Joe Rubinstein, Dick Giordano, Juan Ortiz, Vince Colletta, Don Newton, John Celardo, Bob McLeod and Dave Hunt on artwork with Jim Aparo doing all of the covers in the volume.  Yes, some of these names mean more to me than others, but all of them do a super job.  Seeing Grell’s Aquaman was a real treat, as I’m a big fan of him (and have met him a couple times) though most of the artwork was done by Jim Aparo, which is pretty awesome too as Aparo’s art is always pretty nice.

The book starts out with an introduction to the “Aqua Family” introducing Aquaman aka Arthur Curry, who is now the King of Atlantis; his wife and queen Mera, who I re-learned is from another aquatic dimension and learned for the first time has the power to form hard water constructs (kind of like the Invisible Woman Sue Storm of the Fantastic Four does with her invisible force fields, just with water); Aqualad, Aquaman’s nameless sidekick who once feared fish; and “Aquababy” who supposedly doesn’t have a name either in this introduction, but later in the book is called Arthur Curry Jr.  Other cast members not introduced here include Aqualad’s girlfriend, Tula aka Aquagirl (not to be confused with the original one-shot Aquagirl Lisa Morel)—I have never read any comics she has been in (unless you count her zombie form showing up in Blackest Night) due to her dying in Crisis on Infinite Earths back in 1985, so it was neat to see her, although her presence is fleeting.  There’s also Dr. Vulko, a scientist and Aquaman’s loyal advisor who appears mainly toward the end of the book.  Rounding out the cast is General Horgan, a landlubber of NATO, who for all intents and purposes is like Aquaman’s version of Commissioner Jim Gordon at sea, often getting mixed up in Aquaman’s troubles and occasionally advising him.  However, Horgan isn’t the perfect friend as he nearly blows up part of Atlantis’ territory in an attempt to sacrifice a few for the greater good of many—of course, Aquaman prevents this from happening.  And finally, there’s Topo, Aquaman’s octopus pal.  Yes, he’s back, but a lot less versatile than he was in the Aquaman Archives.

Meet the Aquafamily!

Meet the Aquafamily! Aquaman, Aqualad, Mera, and Aquababy Arthur Curry Jr. Not pictured: Topo the Octopus, the true heart and soul of the Aquafamily!

While the first few stories deal with face offs against Black Manta and a couple other foes, things quickly begin to come to a head as while Aquaman adventures with the Justice League of America (off panel), his subjects begin to doubt him and ultimately overthrow him.  This leads to a new ruler of Atlantis stepping forward, an Atlantean named Karshon, who quickly makes life a living hell for Aquaman when he frames him and banishes him from Atlantis.  This leads Aquaman, Mera and Arthur Jr. to move into a secret country home: The Aquacave, though this “Aquacave” is much bigger than the small abode Aquaman and Aqualad occupied in the Aquaman Archives.  Unfortunately, this location is anything but a secret to every ne’er do well who wants to do Aquaman and his family harm, as it is constantly under siege by villains and creatures.  Some secret!   Aquaman must overcome every enemy and challenge simply to maintain his family’s safety.  But while some of his encounters are unrelated, many of the super villains he encounters are tied to a sinister plot.

Enter Aquaman's Aquacave!

Here’s a look (though not so great a scan) of Aquaman’s home away from Atlantis: the Aquacave! Note the giant clam entrance. It looks cool but unfortunately, all the bad guys seem to know just where it is! Aquaman clearly needs to take a few secrecy notes from Batman on cave headquarters!

The super villains make things much more exciting than in the Archives.  Black Manta is a major player, but he’s not the only one menacing Aquaman.  Other enemies are present, but like Manta, most of them are aquatic: the Fisherman, the Scavenger, Ocean Master, etc.  There are a couple exceptions, most notably the actual Weather Wizard (and not that wannabe Captain Noah covered a few entries back), who tangles with Aquaman after stealing a device he plans to use against the Flash.  Many of the water based foes turn up time and again throughout the volume—partly because Aquaman rarely captures his enemies!  In the first couple of stories, Black Manta attacks Atlantis only to be stopped by Aquaman, who then either lets Black Manta go outright one time or does not attempt to block his escape another.  When Black Manta later kills Arthur Curry Jr., I’m sure Aquaman wishes he had used a little more persistence in capturing Black Manta and turning him over to the authorities previously!

Aquaman Frees Black Manta--whoops!

Aquaman casually thinks to himself how he’ll probably build up to a final murderous showdown with Black Manta someday…But for NOW, he’ll let him go because he’s hungry! Good plan Aquaman! Especially seeing as that leaves him free to kill your son later! WHOOPS!

Most of the stories are from Adventure Comics and are shorter than feature length, but still not super short, as Aquaman was the featured character of the series, and shared the title with the Creeper at one point and Martian Manhunter later on.  Later stories are from Aquaman, with the series apparently resuming from hiatus at issue #57 to continue the stories told in Adventure Comics.  Many issues of Aquaman reprinted here feature back up stories with Aqualad, Mera, or both, which deal with subplots of the main series.  The shorter format of Adventure works pretty well, though a couple times, things seem to be resolved too soon.  The Aquaman issues are longer natch, but seem a little shorter than feature length because of the backups.  Rest assured though, there’s plenty of story here and every plot and subplot is resolved by the end of the book.

Since I was so spoilerific with the Aquaman Archives, no doubt because I was reading it in chunks at a time over a long period of time, I don’t feel like going into too many specifics here in fear of spoiling this more modern volume.  There are some highlights I’d like to cover though as it’s a pretty long book with some great moments.  One interesting aspect is Mera is a lot more active than I’ve seen her in any comics I’ve read other than Blackest Night.  Is this perhaps because I haven’t read many comics with Mera other than Blackest Night?  Perhaps, as she is a strong female character with formidable powers that aid Aquaman on more than one occasion.  Also, she has the mettle to strike out on her own, which she does in the backup features in later Aquaman issues, and though these adventures are super short, they still show Aquaman’s mate more than holding her own.  Evidently, Mera is set to become part of the New 52 Justice League, a move I applaud.  She is a great character, and was even back in the 70s!

Also interesting is that Aqualad goes hunting for his past, or rather, his past comes hunting him!  Aqualad becomes obsessed with finding out the truth about his parents, and what he learns is certainly not what he expected!  I thought this aspect of the story was really cool, as in the Archives Aqualad just shows up, a reject from Atlantis with no name.  The conclusion is not what I expected, but it’s still pretty cool, even though he doesn’t get his name “Garth” yet, and is still known only as Aqualad even after he learns about his past.  The reasons why make sense, it’s just still a little weird that Aqualad is his only name.  Aquaman does affectionately call him “minnow” though.

Interestingly enough, in the beginning when Aquaman is still King of Atlantis, there are several surface dwelling emissaries from various countries visiting Atlantis in scuba gear to try to work out treaties with Atlantis.  It’s a far cry from Aquaman’s distrust of the surface world, though apparently, none of these emissaries take Atlantis serious enough to bargain with.  This lack of discourse is one reason Aquaman is overthrown—supposedly anyway.

The Fisherman is a pretty goofy villain who was clearly created just for Aquaman (I mean, I can see some of these other baddies going up against other heroes, but the Fisherman?  No way!) and he tries to overkill Aquaman to a fault.  At least three times during the book, he constructs overelaborate death traps to slay Aquaman, each time not thinking Aquaman will escape.  Hey Fisherman, if you really want to kill Aquaman so badly, just put those laser rays and vacuum chambers away and just keep him out of water for an hour! That’ll do it!  That said, for being called the Fisherman, he has a decent costume.

The Fisherman tries to trap Aquaman!

The Fisherman tries to trap Aquaman, but the trap is so over complex it’s all to no avail. Maybe when the Fisherman pointed out that Aquaman escaped his last over elaborate death trap, he should have realized the “Marine Marvel” probably stood a good chance of escaping again…

At one point, Black Manta reveals why he is called Black Manta and takes off his helmet to reveal he is an African American.  He then goes on to make a speech about building a better life for “his people” under the sea, at which point, his henchmen take off their scuba gear to reveal they are also black.  Of course, when one of these henchman takes issue with Black Manta’s murderous ways, Manta back peddles, saying the only kind of men he cares about are ones he can pay off to do what he wants.  Interesting…but cuckoo.

Black Manta really is Black! See?!?

So Black Manta is black…and so are all his men. Black Manta claims racism isn’t his motive, just that his fellow brother men can probably get a fairer shake under the sea where they can rule. Could this be the insane rantings of a madman or a reflection of the sad state of race relations on the surface world? Probably both.

Topo the octopus surprisingly is Aquaman and Mera’s babysitter for Aquababy Arthur Curry Jr.  I say surprisingly because in one issue, a tentacle (which turns out to be Topo’s) menacingly draws near Arthur Jr. who had been left alone, with Aquaman and Mera barely return just in time to prevent Topo from squeezing the life out of the infant.  Aquaman is pretty forgiving however: “We can’t fault Topo, he was just doing his job, playing babysitter,” says Aquaman. “I guess he didn’t realize he was choking Arthur Jr.—not being the brightest creature in the sea.”  Waitaminute, ‘not the brightest creature in the sea?’  Is this the same Topo who fired multiple bows and arrows simultaneously to stop crooks on land, played “Happy Birthday” on several instruments simultaneously and did other amazing feats back in the Aquaman Archives?  Maybe, but now he’s a rock stupid sea creature who would crush a defenseless baby in its tentacles just ‘playing babysitter!’  Amazingly, later in the book, Mera and Aquaman leave Arthur Jr. alone again and tell Topo to watch him!  Great aqua-parenting you two!  It’s a small wonder that Arthur Jr. survived long enough to be killed by Black Manta!

Topo ruins his reputation squeezing the life outta Aquababy!

When octopi babysitters care too much!

Speaking of Aquababy Arthur Jr., confusingly he apparently dies twice: once at the hands of Black Manta, then later again as Mera and Dr. Vulko try to save the baby’s life and fail.  I guess Black Manta just left Arthur Jr. “mostly” dead?  Even weirder, if the narrator boxes are to be believed, months pass between the time Arthur Jr. “dies” the first time, and the second time when Dr. Vulko and Mera can’t revive him.  And when Arthur Jr. is dying the second time, Aquaman is just out playing super hero, seemingly thinking his son already dead.  Talk about communication breakdown between spouses!  I’m sure this wasn’t the writers’ intent, but the chain of events just gets jumbled.  This is probably the result of different writers doing the main story with Aquaman and the backup stories featuring Mera.

Aquaman’s role in the Justice League is brought up a bit, with even a couple cameos by Green Lantern and Flash, and a team up with Batman.  Batman offers Aquaman no respect however, and chastises him at the end of their adventure for what else than letting the bad guy escape.   Aquaman even faces off against one of the JLA’s worst villains, Starro the Conqueror, though in a story that ends way too abruptly.  Robin makes a cameo too, if only to tell Aquaman he hasn’t seen his fellow Teen Titan Aqualad in days.

One final aspect worth touching on is that Aquaman’s resistance to deep sea pressures is utilized in stories more, making him tougher to wallop or knock out, but Aquaman’s main powers still revolve around his aquatic telepathy and his ability to get fish to save his bacon time after time.  Thankfully, Aquaman’s fishy friends aren’t doing things as goofy as they have previously, though eels still form up to make rope and stuff which seems a bit silly.  No lobster pliers here though.

Overall, Aquaman Death of a Prince tells a very serious chapter of Aquaman’s life in a long, satisfying, over arc of a read.  Aquaman must weigh his role of super hero against that of being King of Atlantis, with tragic results.  Classic Aquaman friends and foes alike abound in this book, and it gives a really great snapshot of the character and his supporting cast.  It’s also one of the few classic Aquaman books in color, with only three black and white Showcase Presents volumes bridging the gap between The Aquaman Archives Volume 1 and Death of a Prince.  Other Aquaman volumes are from much more recent material, so it was really kind of cool to see Aquaman in action in his early Bronze Age heyday.  Not to mention with the death of Aquaman’s son being such a big part of the character’s history, this collection seemed long overdue to come out.  While my reading was motivated in part to get this blog moving again, I also really enjoyed the experience of reading these comics and wanted to get to the conclusion.  At $29.99, Death of a Prince is a little pricey, but the content is worth it.  Plus, clocking in at well over 300 pages, it’s about a dollar for every 10 pages.  Any fan of Aquaman should consider picking it up, and those morbidly curious about the character could do a lot worse by checking this volume out.  Unlike the Aquaman Archives, this isn’t exactly kiddy stuff anymore.

I have a couple more Aquaman books to read, though neither is as long as Aquaman Archives or Death of a Prince so that bodes well for me reading them and writing about them in a timely manner.  I just picked up the New 52 Animal Man: The Hunt TPB on Free Comic Book Day (2012), so I’m tempted to go back to him for a bit to read that, though I think I’ll postpone that till after the Aquaman books.  I’m happy I was able to completely read and write about such a lengthy book as Aquaman Death of a Prince in one day!  This is the kind of pace needed for this project, though with work I’ll be hard pressed to keep it up.  Still, all I can do is my best.  In the meantime, all this time with Aquaman today has seen the day grow late and I need to make dinner for my wife and I before tomorrow hits!

So until next time…

 

NOTES FROM NOW (4/3/2014)

Believe it or not, I eventually got to the end of Aquaman books, at least going up to the first New 52 volume and not counting the B&W Showcase volumes.  I’ll be sure to pepper future entries with coverage of some of these other Aquaman books.  Especially if I keep having trouble finishing current entries in a timely manner as I have been lately. There are *a lot* of new entries I have going that are almost done, half done, or well into so hopefully it won’t be as bad as it’s been but at least there’s a backup to turn to if it is.

I did want to say that although I am waaaay behind on my New 52 Justice League reading, I don’t think Mera actually did end up joining the Justice League, though was drawn as part of the League on promotional material that revealed several future members, but although I think some of them joined Justice League of America and others showed up during the Trinity War event, I’m not sure how many actually ended up joining the core Justice League team.  Maybe Mera will yet!  I am happy to report that Mera played a huge part of the first book at least of the New 52 Aquaman series, Aquaman Vol. 1: The Trench with Geoff Johns very much giving Mera her due.

The weird thing is though that even though they play like a married couple in Aquaman Vol. 1: The Trench, DC went out of their way to clarify to geek press outlets that Aquaman and Mera are not married in the New 52. In fact the only super hero it seems who was “allowed” to be married in the New 52 was Animal Man, as seen in his New 52 series (of which I did read and I think wrote about in an unpublished entry, so look for that eventually) but for the most part, no DC heroes have been allowed to tie the knot. Still, you never would have known that Mera and Aquaman haven’t spent years together or even haven’t had all the adventures they’ve had previous like in Death of a Prince but who knows what’s what in the past of the New 52 anymore.

The Death of a Prince storyline overshadowed Aquaman for a very long time after it was published.  Versions of the story have been redone for the post-Crisis DCU and even in the Justice League cartoon, where the life of Arthur Curry Jr. is put at risk by his brother Orm and saving him from death is the reason that Aquaman loses his hand and gains his hook hand in the show. The next Aquaman book that will likely pop up in the RMLB, Aquaman: Time and Tide by Peter David also implied that Aquaman would let an enemy go who would return to wreck havoc and kill his son, only in that version it was also his brother Orm in his Ocean Master guise. Of course we’ll get to that stuff in good time…

This entry went up early in a mix up before it was ready. Therefore, instead of working frantically to finish it while it was online, I scrapped it and put up the Jack Kirby entry from last time instead and took the time to finish this one with all the scans and everything I had planned. So I apologize if you got to read it a week or so ago and are reading it for the second time now, but I’ll try to have another new entry up soon. If not I can always turn to Aquaman again… It is pretty nuts that as much as I was able to read and write in one day back in May nearly two years ago, I’ve been editing it and scanning and formatting images just in the past week. Ugh, pretty nuts or pretty terrible. Still, I think it turned out pretty well in the end, and actually turned out to be a little timely as I’ll explain here as I wrap up…

Flipping through the book for the last few scans to get the final draft ready to post, I found other fun stuff that I had forgotten like Aquaman using a robot duplicate to stand in for him in Atlantis at one point, which is just ridiculous. Back in the day, just about every Justice League member had a robot duplicate it seemed (I know of at least Batman & Superman robots anyway). Another interesting aspect I found flipping through the book is that Aquaman takes on quite a few sea monsters, (of which I suppose you could include Starro, though it’s more of an alien sea monster) which I guess is par for the course for this character, but it’s still really cool and a fun element. Sea monsters and robots-how can you go wrong with those? Other cool and/or crazy things are Aquaman facing the Green Lantern villain the Shark for the first time, which builds to quite the encounter. Another thing I forgot from reading before is the tragic, yet mysterious fate that befalls one of Black Manta’s men when he dares defy his master. I don’t want to spoil it, but it’s another neat little story touch. One of the final stories is the JLA team up between Aquaman, Batman and Green Lantern to stop the super terrorist cult leader Kobra. This is a pretty cool story, though Kobra gets away in the end and it’s kind of Aquaman’s fault. As mentioned earlier in the entry, Batman gives Aquaman an earful about this and other things, but Aquaman just swims off leaving Batman sputtering.

Batman yells at dispondent Aquaman

Thank goodness Aquaman is in the water after Batman yells at him! No one can tell he’s crying that way!

And for those of you who can’t stand that I’m giving Aquaman some more love here in the Read My Library Blog, all I can say is, hey, I’m following suit with DC Comics, who have given Aquaman a second ongoing series called Aquaman & the Others which comes out this week and features the super secret pre-Justice League team Aquaman was a part of in the New 52 featured in his second New 52 volume, Aquaman Vol. 2: The Others. I would say more, but I haven’t read that one yet so unfortunately know precious little about the Others except they look cool and (according to the solicit for issue #2) none of them can fly. Dan Jurgens is writing this new Aquaman title and Lan Medina and Ed Tadeo are doing the art. Look for it on new release shelf this week here at Super-Fly! Go Aquaman! (And Mera!)

Oh, and I’d be remiss in not mentioning a couple cool current events happening for Super-Fly this weekend! First off is Dayton’s own wonderful comic convention, the Gem City Comic Con happening both Saturday, April 5th (10 am – 5 pm) and Sunday, April 6th (10 am – 4 pm) at the Wright State University Nutter Center with several great guests like Kevin Eastman (co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Superman: Birthright, Daredevil), Trina Robbins (Wimmen’s Comix, Wonder Woman, designer of Vampirella), Shawn Martinbrough (Thief of Thieves) and Mike W. Barr (Camelot 3000, Batman & the Outsiders) and others! Super-Fly will be at the show full force both days. Then don’t forget that the Fly is holding our own very special in-store VIP meet & greet with TMNT co-creator, an Evening with Kevin Eastman the afternoon/evening of April 5th, for which tickets are still available! Tickets and more info can be found HERE!

See ya next Thursday gang!

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