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The Incredibile Hulk

 

Spider Man

 

X-Men

 

Silver Surfer

 

The Fantastic Four ("can't wait till the film comes out this year")

 

Super Man

 

Bat Man

 

The Flash

 

Classic ("Transformers") of the 80's

 

("Beast Wars")-("Beast Machines")

 

("Autobots")-("Maximals")

 

("Decepticons")-("Predacons")

 

 

:tribble::spock::clap::clap:

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The Incredible Hulk

 

SpiderMan

 

X-Men

 

Silver Surfer

 

The Fantastic Four ("can't wait till the film comes out this year")

 

SuperMan

 

BatMan

 

The Flash

 

(Yes I recall watching the t.v series back in 90-91 when it was still on even bought the t.v series on DVD all 22 episodes on 6 discs).

 

Captain America

 

AquaMan

 

Thor

 

Captain Planet

 

Swamp Thing

 

 

Classic ("Transformers") of the 80's

 

("Beast Wars")-("Beast Machines")

 

("Autobots")-("Maximals")

 

("Decepticons")-("Predacons")

 

 

:tribble::spock::clap::clap:

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Favorite JLA member is Red Tornado. No real reason, just like him.

 

I also like Green Lantern (original), as well as the Atom, and Elongated Man.

 

Love the X-Men though: Colossus, Gambit, Wolverine, Dazzler, Havoc, etc.

 

Did anyone else catch Maxim's list of the lamest superheros? Just curious.

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no, who was on the list?

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Well, the reasons they gave for some of their choices were pretty lame. Superman was on the list because of the lame disguise he had in masking his other identity.

 

The original list had 25, but they've added a bonus five.

 

30. Silver Surfer

Status: Member of the Defenders

Secret identity: Norrin Rad

Origin: In exchange for planet-eating Galactus sparing his home world of Zenn-la, Norrin Rad became his lackey, the Silver Surfer. Eventually, he defies the gargantuan planet hog and starts using his power for good.

Power: He has superstrength, invulnerability, and can shoot beams of the “power cosmic.” Also has great balance.

Why so lame: More like a living billboard for sports drinks, the Silver Surfer always looked like he was traversing the cosmos buck naked. And why would an alien space traveler have a surfboard anyway?

 

29. Blue Beetle

Status: Member of the Justice League of America

Secret identity: Ted Kord

Origin: Ted Kord, former chairman of the board of KORD Inc., uses his electronic genius to fight crime as the Blue Beetle.

Power: He’s got none, but he does own a buttload of giant beetle-shaped gadgets and vehicles.

Why so lame: He’s a little too in love with his whole bizarre “Beetle” motif. It’s not as if beetles are extraordinary bugs or anything. Now, Crimson Caterpillar—that’s a name!

 

28. Green Lantern

Status: Member of the Justice League of America

Secret identity: Multiple; currently Kyle Rayner

Origin: One of over 3,000 members comprising the Corps, Green Lantern of Space Sector 2814 protects Earth, the surrounding cosmos, and the Diamond District.

Power: A ring that can create force fields, cast destructive beams, heal the wounded, and make the gals at the parlor positively green with envy.

Why so lame: His superpowers come from battery-powered jewelry. Most degradingly, he’s defenseless against the color yellow. If you should encounter the Lantern, shower him in spray butter. While he obsessive-compulsively polishes his ring, run.

 

27. Darkman

Status: Probably lurking somewhere—watch behind you!

Secret identity: Peyton Westlake

Origin: Hideously burned by gangsters who were ransacking his laboratory, Darkman lurks in the shadows, fighting injustice and changing his face more often than his underwear.

Power: Synthetic skin enables Darkman to assume different identities but only for brief amounts of time. He’s also—what’s the term? —totally (I'm trying to say a bad word but can't) nuts.

Why so lame: A walking plastic surgery disaster? What kind of hero is that?!

 

26. The Phantom

Status: Former member of the Defenders of the Earth

Secret identity: Kit Walker

Origin: After witnessing his parents killed by pirates (arrrh!), the mysterious Phantom, um, shakes his fist and threatens bad guys from his jungle hideout.

Power: He’s got no powers to speak of. He is known, though, to carry handguns, and he sports a ring with a skull on it. He also wears purple tights. Or would that be “eggplant”?

Why so lame: A pair of six-shooters and a trusty steed are fine if you’re Clint Eastwood. But if you’re a hermit in a unitard, it sucks.

 

25. SHE-RA

Secret identity: Princess Adora

Origin: He-Man’s twin sister.

Power: She has superstrength, a flying pony, and ’roid-rage-fueled PMS.

Why so lame: When bad guys are hunky, she must remember to tape over her supernipples before getting into costume or they’ll slice through the fabric, traumatizing children.

 

24. DAREDEVIL

Secret identity: Matt Murdock

Origin: Blinded by radioactive waste, Murdock swore to fight crime after goons murdered his boxer dad. Is also a lawyer.

Power: He has batlike radar sense that makes up for his lack of seeingness…sort of.

Why so lame: He’s. A. Blind. Superhero. What’s next? Quadriplegic Stone Deaf Man?

 

23. CAPTAIN MARVEL

Secret identity: Billy Batson

Origin: A subway-dwelling wizard (yeah, sure, buddy) gave young Billy the ability to turn into an adult superhero.

Power: By saying “Shazam!”, Billy can fly and is invulnerable.

Why so lame: Is he a little boy who can become a grown man or vice versa? Either way you slice it, it’s icky.

 

22. THE FLASH

Secret identity: Barry Allen

Origin: Simultaneously struck by lightning and doused with chemicals (What sign was this (Ignore me, I'm using profanity) born under?), Barry Allen became the fastest man alive—the Flash!

Power: He can run really fast. Also…no, wait, that’s it.

Why so lame: When a curb can defeat you, you’re lame.

 

21. INVISIBLE WOMAN

Secret identity: Sue Storm

Origin: On a rocket designed by her future husband, Reed Richards, Sue took a radiation bath that gave her superpowers. Which is…super!

Power: She can turn invisible and set up force fields.

Why so lame: Now, Inaudible Woman is something we could all get behind…

 

20. MOON KNIGHT

Secret identities: Marc Spector, Steven Grant, Jake Lockley

Origin: Marc Spector gave up the soldier-of-fortune biz and invented several new identities, including Moon Knight.

Power: None.

Why so lame: What kind of “nocturnal avenger” wears all white? Why not just put blinking lights on your head, dork?

 

19. PUCK

Secret identity: Eugene Judd

Origin: Soldier of fortune (that’s original) Eugene fell victim to an evil spirit that transformed him into a beefy midget. D’oh!

Power: He’s very strong and can somersault ferociously.

Why so lame: He’s a midget in a leotard named for a chunk of rubber that gets slapped around by Canadians. Any questions?

 

18. HOURMAN

Secret identity: Rex Tyler

Origin: Rex developed an addictive miracle drug named Miraclo (duh!), which gives a person momentary superpowers.

Power: Strength, near-invulnerability, and speed…for an hour.

Why so lame: His powers can be nullified by a traffic delay. When taken in the bedroom, he becomes 30-second Man.

 

17. MAN-THING

Secret identity: Ted Sallis

Origin: A lab accident in a swamp turned biochemist Sallis into a lumbering heap of vegetation.

Power: Photosynthesis. His touch burns anyone who fears him. Looks pretty in the den, by the window.

Why so lame: He looks like something a vegan vomited up.

 

16. BLACK LIGHTNING

Secret identity: Jefferson Pierce

Origin: Jefferson acquired an electricity-generating superbelt to help him fight crime and dispense justice in the ghetto.

Power: Can generate electricity—enough to power a small black-and-white television for up to 20 minutes.

Why so lame: Judging by Black Lightning’s credentials (disco tights and funky belt), Bootsy Collins could be a superhero.

 

15. WONDER WOMAN

Secret identity: Princess Diana (no, not that one)

Origin: Chosen by the Amazons to serve as their crime-fighting champion in the world of Man.

Power: Superstrength, a pair of bullet-deflecting bracelets, and a gold lasso that makes people tell the truth. In other words, the girlfriend from hell.

Why so lame: PMS. See this star-spangled stripper in the parking lot, feeling around for her invisible jet? Back off.

 

14. SHE-HULK

Secret identity: Jennifer Walters

Origin: The Mob tried to rub out Jenny with a shower of bullets…Little did they know her cousin was Bruce “the Hulk” Banner. After an emergency green-blood transfusion, Jennifer became the She-Hulk.

Power: She has superstrength; can pulverize any johnson between her mighty she-labia.

Why so lame: Basically, she’s just a hot green chick. Yawn.

 

13. FIRESTORM

Secret identities: Ronny Raymond and Martin Stein

Origin: An accident fused the minds of student Ronny and professor Martin into one hero: Firestorm.

Power: He can fly and phase through solid objects.

Why so lame: Imagine trying to fight crime as a voice in your head corrects your grammar…

 

12. THOR

Secret identity: Donald Blake

Origin: The son of the Norse god Odin, Thor was punished for his arrogance and forced to assume the part-time identity of a crippled medical student.

Power: He has superstrength, flight, and a magic hammer; has amazing blond hair with body and bounce!

Why so lame: Any superhero who’d be played by Fabio should quit and start hitting the mead.

 

11. GREEN ARROW

Secret identity: Oliver Queen

Origin: Stuck on a deserted island, Oliver taught himself the hunting skills that he’d later use to fight bad guys.

Power: He has incredible aim—also uses trick arrows that wear cute boxing gloves.

Why so lame: Archery skills were long ago left in the dust by more advanced weapons…like, oh, say, clubs.

 

10. SUPERMAN

Secret identity: Clark Kent

Origin: Kal-El, an orphan from the planet Krypton, was adopted by farmers the Kents.

Power: He can fly, and he possesses superstrength, invulnerability, X-ray vision, heat vision, freezing breath—and two clanking balls of steel.

Why so lame: He’s a cornfed, holier-than-thou Boy Scout with a lame disguise. C’mon!

 

9. CAPTAIN PLANET

Secret identity: Sting (um, we think)

Origin: Summoned when five multiethnic kids combined the power of their rings, Captain Planet helps thwart ecovillains.

Power: He can fly, and he sports a green mullet; weaknesses include littering, toxic waste. Can never enter New Jersey.

Why so lame: He’s Greenpeace’s own Superman!

 

8. APACHE CHIEF

Secret identity: Token Native American

Origin: Apache Chief was given his superabilities by his tribe’s medicine man.

Power: By saying a magic word, Apache Chief can grow 50 feet tall—but as his costume’s a loincloth, the view ain’t pretty.

Why so lame: Seems like more of a Mohegan Sun attraction than a superhero.

 

7. DR. HENRY PYM

Secret identity: Lessee, there’s Yellowjacket, Ant-Man, Goliath…

Origin: After thugs murdered his wife, Pym assumed a number of different superhero identities, all pathetic.

Power: Can become big or little. Has Napoleon and reverse-Napoleon complexes.

Why so lame: One awful identity is bad enough, but Pym has struck out four different times.

 

6. BANSHEE

Secret identity: Sean Cassidy

Origin: An Irish member of Interpol, Banshee actually got his start as a bad guy before Professor X sought him out to join the X-Men. Been fighting the good fight, downing Guinness, and pestering ’N Sync with his résumé ever since.

Power: His scream can shatter and destroy things, and he can fly. Banshee does not, however, have the gift of the blarney.

Why so lame: What? You mean besides the fact that he’s known to villains as Shrieks-Like-a-Girl Man? Couldn’t they come up with something better? Shillelagh Man would’ve been 10 times cooler.

 

5. DAZZLER

Secret identity: Alison Blaire

Origin: Using her hush-hush abilities, Dazzler became a famous disco singer, but the mirrored ball stopped turning when a boyfriend persuaded her to reveal to the world that she was a despised mutant. Typical.

Power: She can convert sound into brilliant displays of light and color. “Ooh!” “Aah!”

Why so lame: OK, you’re a hardened crook, and what’s that in the distance? A shining chick in a silver jumpsuit on roller skates zooming to irritate your corneas! Dazzler should have gone down with the disco ship. Fun fact: Is the only hero ever to have been spotted at Studio 54.

 

4. MATTER-EATER LAD

Secret identity: Tenzil Kem

Origin: Matter-Eater Lad was born on the toxic planet Bismoll (no word on its companion star Pepto), where the locals evolved superguts that enabled them to eat any substance—even British food. Was allowed to join the Legion of Super-Heroes, who will apparently take just about anybody.

Power: Can consume any matter—animal, vegetable, or mineral. Is a big hit with the ladies.

Why so lame: Let’s say Matter-Eater Lad was trapped in a steel-reinforced concrete vault. He could eat his way out of it. But those bowel movements…

 

3. DOCTOR STRANGE

Secret identity: Stephen Strange

Origin: After a car accident impaired his abilities as a surgeon, Stephen Strange moved to N.Y.C.’s fabulous West Village, hired an Asian manservant, and became a…sorcerer.

Power: He wears the fashionable “Eye of Agamotto” necklace that can do all sorts of plot-convenient things, like open up dimensional gateways. Also has a Swedish-porn-star mustache.

Why so lame: Dr. Strange is Dr. Ka-ray-zee! Looks like he’d be comfortable in a kimono, sipping a martini before asking you to play strip Jenga with the rest of the hepcat swingers.

 

2. AQUAMAN

Secret identity: Arthur Curry

Origin: Aquaman was born to a mixed marriage: His father was an average Joe, and his mother was the deposed queen of an advanced underwater civilization. Devoted himself to crime fighting to avenge the death of his childhood sea monkeys or some (I'm trying to say a bad word but can't). Currently playing comic relief for a number of different supergroups.

Power: He can breathe underwater, swim fast, and, best of all, communicate with fish. Plus, his fingers never, ever get wrinkly.

Why so lame: “I’m trapped in…(I'm trying to misspell a badword but can't)…tuna net again. Swordfish! Hear and obey! Stop laughing and cut me loose!”

 

1. ROBIN

Status: Sidekick

Secret identity: Dick Grayson

Origin: Dick watched helplessly as his circus acrobat parents got whacked by some Gotham City gangsters. (Hey, we just figured out why!) Adopted by Bruce Wayne/Batman and vowing revenge, he became the fearsome, um, Boy Wonder. Evil—snicker—better beware!

Power: He can swing from ropes, ride shotgun, tidy up the living room, and peek out from behind Batman’s cape.

Why so lame: Robin isn’t just lame—he’s hands-down the most embarrassing, useless, and completely ridiculous superhero ever. No powers, a femmy nickname, a figure-skater costume, and no actual responsibilities of his own. Why he wasn’t super-wedgied a long time ago is beyond us.

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I like most of the Marvel and DC super-heros. I spend quite a bit of cash on comics every month. As for that list, it must be pretty old. Several of those heros mentioned are now dead.

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I don't agree with most of the list at all. Is this just one person's opinion or is it a team effort? Like you said, the reasons they give are pretty lame. They're calling Superman, the grand daddy of all super heroes, lame? I don't think so. I'm not really a DC fan, but Superman is far from lame

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I like 95% of the comics and super heros named by others but when i was a kid Dan Dare and judge dredd where the comics i spent my pocket money on :clap:...i noticed Transformers got mentioned a few times...i loved that...my fav was Sound Wave...i loved the way he talked,i even had the toy and within 2 days i lost the tape transformer that came out his chest :tribble:

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I honestly don't know how many or who contributed to that article, but it is a pretty funny read: "I’m trapped in… a tuna net again. Swordfish! Hear and obey! Stop laughing and cut me loose!”

 

hehehehehe

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My favorite superhero? That's like trying to pick my favorite supermodel...just too many to chose.

 

I'll make this my short list with the characters in no specific order:

 

 

Batman

Superman

Captain Marvel

Wonder Woman

The Crow

Robocop

Hellboy

The Tick

 

I can't say that I care much for the Marvel Universe. I like the Hulk...but I'm not really sure he counts as a "hero". I think in the Marvel line I like Thor best. I used to read Avengers when it was being written by Kurt Busiek and drawn by George Perez. I used to watch Captain Marvel (Shazam!) when I was a kid in the 70's and I also watched Wonder Woman, which I now have on DVD. :) I admit its cheezy now, but what young boy didn't love watching Linda Carter running around in a star-spangled bikini typing up bad guys and forcing them to tell the truth? :)

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was Robocop a comic book first?

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Robo-Cop was a movie first. It may have had a movie adaptation in comic book form or perhaps a short comic book series after the movie but I think that was about it.

 

I just caught up with my comic books. I have an account at a local comic book store but I never seem to get myself over there to pick up my books. I went over there last week and there was a huge box waiting for me as well as a $500 bill.............. :)

 

I like the Marvel summer series dealing with the Super-Hero civil war. It strikes very close to home. The government has passed a Super-Hero registration act where all heroes must register their name and information with the government and actually begin to work for the government. Some heroes support it, others don't. When the act becomes law, all non-registered heroes are considered criminals and are hunted down. I'm reading it now and can't wait to see how it ends up.

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was Robocop a comic book first?

 

Not at all...but Robocop was so far ahead of its time (a superhero not for kids) that it has always held a special place in my heart. Back in 1987 I went to see the film thinking it would be cheesy...I mean, look at the name. "Robocop". It sounded ridiculous at the time...but I was totally blown away. To me it was every bit as good as the first Terminator which had come out three years before. Marvel made a Robocop comic that was short-lived and not very good, and later Dark Horse comics published an amazing 4 issue miniseries called "Robocop vs. The Terminator" that was written by Frank Miller (Sin City). It was great!!!

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I haven't read Civil War, but I have heard many things about it. I wonder what Stan Lee thinks about where the new writers have taken the characters he created and co-created

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Did anyone watch the Stan Lee reality show on Sci-fi called "Who Wants To Be a Super-Hero?" It was horrible and unwatchable.

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My favourite superhero is Ultraman.

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My favourite superhero is Ultraman.

 

Which one?

 

Ultraman? Ultra Q? Ultraman Taro? Ultraman Tiga? Ultraman Gaia? Ultraman Max? Ultraman Cosmos?

 

:) :) :angry: :blink: :blink:

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Comic Book Hero Captain America Dies

AP

NEW YORK (March 7) - Captain America has undertaken his last mission - at least for now. The venerable superhero is killed in the issue of his namesake comic that hit stands Wednesday, the Daily News reported.

 

On the new edition's pages, a sniper shoots down the shield-wielding hero as he leaves a courthouse, according to the newspaper.

 

It ends a long run for the stars-and-stripes-wearing character, created in 1941 to incarnate patriotic feeling during World War II. Over the years, an estimated 210 million copies of "Captain America" comic books, published by New York-based Marvel Entertainment Inc., have been sold in a total of 75 countries.

 

But resurrections are not unknown in the world of comics, and Marvel Entertainment editor in chief Joe Quesada said a Captain America comeback wasn't impossible.

 

Still, the character's death came as a blow to co-creator Joe Simon.

 

"We really need him now," said Simon, 93, who worked with artist Jack Kirby to devise Captain America as a foe for Adolf Hitler.

 

According to the comic, the superhero was spawned when a scrawny arts student named Steve Rogers, ineligible for the army because of his poor health but eager to serve his country, agreed to a "Super Soldier Serum" injection. The substance made him a paragon of physical perfection, armed only with his shield, his strength, his smarts and a command of martial arts.

 

In the comic-book universe, death is not always final. But even if Captain America turns out to have met his end in print, he may not disappear entirely: Marvel has said it is developing a Captain America movie.

 

 

RIP Steve Rogers........

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yep, I read that earlier today. I seriously doubt he is gone for good, many super heroes have died, only to return

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Its a shame though that there has been a Captain America comic book running continously since the early 1960s and now its gone. It was one of my favorite books. I agree that they will certainly revive the character at some later date. They always do. They revived his partner Bucky last year even though he has been "dead" since WWII.

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What are you talking about?

 

Captain America is currently the star of Cival War as well as being featured in The Avengers and The Ultimates pretty much every month. He was even the main character in the recent film "Ultimate Avengers: The Movie" and it's sequal.

 

What rock are you living under, Kor? :P

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What are you talking about?

 

Captain America is currently the star of Cival War as well as being featured in The Avengers and The Ultimates pretty much every month. He was even the main character in the recent film "Ultimate Avengers: The Movie" and it's sequal.

 

What rock are you living under, Kor? :P

 

Did you even read the article I posted above, Validus?

Did you buy the current issue yet?

 

 

This has been talked about on the news all week!

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I thought that I would bump this thread to see if any of the newer members were comic book fans. I buy many of the Marvel and DC Super-Hero comics every month.

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I've always preferred the Batman and Superman Books as a kid. I don't think that I've read a comic book in a long time. Although, I would like to start buying the Star Trek Comic Books when they hit my area.

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The Trek comics have been out for awhile now. Thry aren't that hot though.

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The Trek comics have been out for awhile now. Thry aren't that hot though.

Have you ever seen the Illustrated Novels? Someone that I know has one and says that it's actually very good.

I think it was an illustrated version of TWOK. It probably came out 20 years ago or so.

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The Trek comics have been out for awhile now. Thry aren't that hot though.

Have you ever seen the Illustrated Novels? Someone that I know has one and says that it's actually very good.

I think it was an illustrated version of TWOK. It probably came out 20 years ago or so.

I've got all of those somewhere in the house. I also have the entire run of the Marvel and DC Star Trek comics. I also have a handful of the really old Dell Star Trek comics.

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Dell made comic books before they made computers?

I didn't know that. :)

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I admit its cheezy now, but what young boy didn't love watching Linda Carter running around in a star-spangled bikini typing up bad guys and forcing them to tell the truth? :yahoo:

 

:) damn she was *cough* hot :) ..that gives me an idea..*shouts*.."oh debbie..lol"

 

Now i better run and hide :)

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I admit its cheezy now, but what young boy didn't love watching Linda Carter running around in a star-spangled bikini typing up bad guys and forcing them to tell the truth? :yahoo:

 

:) damn she was *cough* hot :) ..that gives me an idea..*shouts*.."oh debbie..lol"

 

Now i better run and hide :)

:P boys boys boys!!

 

:) wait till you come home :)

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