Superman (2nd Series)

 SES2   (DC, 1987-2011)

™ and © DC Comics, Inc.
Series skips from #226 to #650 (numbering continues from Adventures of Superman #649).

One of the temptations for a character like Superman is to make him seem more and more powerful, with each new feat outdoing the last. Over the years since his first appearance in Action Comics #1, this has certainly been the case, going even so far at one point as to show Superman moving the Earth back into its orbit. However, such a daunting character has a hard time finding an adequate challenge, and in time can get a little boring. DC comics realized this and decided to reinvent the Superman character, altering his origin somewhat and scaling back his powers to a more comprehensible level.

With this second volume, we see a far more interesting Superman than ever before. He has to try a little harder, and alter-ego Clark Kent is a more interesting character. And, in a historic issue (#50), Clark finally proposes to Lois Lane, the woman to whom he’s been avoiding a commitment for fifty years.

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#0

Date: 9/1/1994
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[s]1994-38Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#1

Date: 1/1/1987
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Origin of Metallo (John Corben)John ByrneJohn Byrne

#2

Date: 2/1/1987
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41 copies available from $0.75
 John ByrneJohn Byrne

#3

Date: 3/1/1987
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25 copies available from $0.50
1st Appearance of Amazing Grace; Continued in Adventures of Superman #426John ByrneJohn Byrne

#4

Date: 4/1/1987
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1st Appearance of Maggie Sawyer; 1st Appearance of Bloodsport (Bobby DuBois)John ByrneJohn Byrne

#5

Date: 5/1/1987
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 John ByrneJohn Byrne

#6

Date: 6/1/1987
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1st appearance of A’x’iar; Beau Smith LOCJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#7

Date: 7/1/1987
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1st Appearance of Rampage (Kitty Faulkner); Origin of Rampage (Kitty Faulkner)John ByrneJohn Byrne

#7 (2nd printing)

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1st Appearance of Rampage (Kitty Faulkner); Origin of Rampage (Kitty Faulkner); Included with the Superman: The Ultimate DVD collection; ca. 2006John ByrneJohn Byrne

#8

Date: 8/1/1987
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Continued in Action Comics #591John ByrneJohn Byrne

#9

Date: 9/1/1987
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Versus Joker; Versus LuthorJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#10

Date: 10/1/1987
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Superman’s powers go crazyJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#11

Date: 11/1/1987
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Origin of Mr. MxyzptlkJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#12

Date: 12/1/1987
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Origin of Lori Lemaris; Manhunters capture the Kent parentsJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#13

Date: 1/1/1988
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Versus Toyman (Winslow Schott); Lana Lang is revealed to be Manhunter; Millennium Week 2 CrossoverJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#14

Date: 2/1/1988
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Millennium Week 6 CrossoverJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#15

Date: 3/1/1988
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1st appearance of SkyhookJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#16

Date: 4/1/1988
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Versus Prankster (Oswald Loomis); Continued in Adventures of Superman #439John ByrneJohn Byrne

#17

Date: 5/1/1988
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13 copies available from $0.75
Versus Silver Banshee (Siobahn McDougal); Versus Silver Banshee; Continued in Adventures of Superman #440John ByrneJohn Byrne

#18

Date: 6/1/1988
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Continued in Adventures of Superman #441John ByrneMike Mignola

#19

Date: 7/1/1988
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1st Appearance of Dreadnaught; 1st Appearance of Psi-Phon; Continued in Adventures of Superman #442John ByrneJohn Byrne

#19 (2nd printing)

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2nd printing; UPC box reads “DC Comics Aren’t Just for Kids!”; ca. 1988John ByrneJohn Byrne

#19 (3rd printing)

Date: 7/1/1988
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NM Guide: $0.75
No copies available
3rd printingJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#20

Date: 8/1/1988
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13 copies available from $0.50
Story continued from Doom Patrol Vol. #2 #11John Byrne, Paul KupperbergJohn Byrne

#20 (3rd printing)

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3rd printing; UPC box reads “DC Comics Aren’t Just for Kids!”; ca. 1989John Byrne, Paul KupperbergJohn Byrne

#21

Date: 9/1/1988
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NM Guide: $2.00
10 copies available from $0.75
Supergirl Saga; Continued in Adventures of Superman #444John ByrneJohn Byrne

#21 (3rd printing)

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3rd printing; Supergirl Saga; Continued in Adventures of Superman #444; UPC box reads “DC Comics Aren’t Just for Kids!”; ca. 1989John ByrneJohn Byrne

#22

Date: 10/1/1988
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3 copies available from $2.75
Continued in Adventures of Superman #446John ByrneJohn Byrne

#23

Date: 11/1/1988
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13 copies available from $0.70
Origin of Silver Banshee (Siobahn McDougal); Versus Silver Banshee (Siobahn McDougal); Continued in Adventures of Superman #447Roger SternMike Mignola

#24

Date: 12/1/1988
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17 copies available from $0.70
Versus Rampage (Kitty Faulkner); Continued in Adventures of Superman #448Roger SternKerry Gammill

#25

Date: 12/15/1988
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NM Guide: $1.20
10 copies available from $0.60
Versus Milton Fine/Braniac; Continued in Adventures of Superman #448Roger SternKerry Gammill

#26

Date: 1/1/1989
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18 copies available from $0.60
Versus Thangarians; Invasion!: First StrikeRoger SternKerry Gammill

#27

Date: 1/1/1989
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12 copies available from $0.70
Invasion!: Aftermath; Continued in Adventures of Superman #450Roger SternKerry Gammill

#28

Date: 2/1/1989
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12 copies available from $0.75
Continued in Adventures of Superman #451Roger SternKerry Gammill

#29

Date: 3/1/1989
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10 copies available from $0.63
In spaceDan Jurgens, Jerry OrdwayDan Jurgens

#30

Date: 4/1/1989
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11 copies available from $0.33
Continued in Adventures of Superman #452Roger SternKerry Gammill, Dan Jurgens

#31

Date: 5/1/1989
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15 copies available from $0.50
Continued in Adventures of Superman #453Roger Stern, Tom Peyer, Dan JurgensParis Cullins, Dan Jurgens

#32

Date: 6/1/1989
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15 copies available from $0.50
Versus Mongul; Continued in Adventures of Superman #455Roger SternKerry Gammill

#33

Date: 7/1/1989
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Continued in Adventures of Superman #456Roger SternKerry Gammill

#34

Date: 8/1/1989
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25 copies available from $0.55
Death of Skyhook; Versus Skyhook; Continued in Adventures of Superman #457Jerry OrdwayKerry Gammill

#35

Date: 9/1/1989
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22 copies available from $0.55
Continued in Adventures of Superman #458Jerry OrdwayCurt Swan, Kerry Gammill

#36

Date: 10/1/1989
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23 copies available from $0.30
Versus Prankster; Continued in Adventures of Superman #459Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#37

Date: 11/1/1989
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NM Guide: $1.25
19 copies available from $0.60
Cover Apes Superman’s pal Jimmy Olsen # 133; Continued in Adventures of Superman #460Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#38

Date: 12/1/1989
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NM Guide: $1.50
20 copies available from $0.75
 Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#39

Date: 1/1/1990
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NM Guide: $1.25
19 copies available from $0.75
Continued in Adventures of Superman #462Jerry OrdwayKerry Gammill

#40

Date: 2/1/1990
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17 copies available from $0.75
Continued in Adventures of Superman #463Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#41

Date: 3/1/1990
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NM Guide: $1.50
9 copies available from $0.75
The Day of the Krypton Man part 1; Continued in Adventures of Superman #464Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#42

Date: 4/1/1990
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NM Guide: $2.25
11 copies available from $0.75
The Day of the Krypton Man part 4; Continued in Adventures of Superman #465Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#43

Date: 5/1/1990
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9 copies available from $0.88
Versus Kryptonite Man; Continued in Adventures of Superman #466Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#44

Date: 6/1/1990
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27 copies available from $0.50
Dark Knight over Metropolis; Continued in Adventures of Superman #467Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#45

Date: 7/1/1990
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NM Guide: $1.50
15 copies available from $0.91
Jimmy Olsen’s Diary insert, Continued in Adventures of Superman #468Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#46

Date: 8/1/1990
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NM Guide: $1.50
14 copies available from $0.75
Versus TerramanJerry OrdwayDan Jurgens

#47

Date: 9/1/1990
Cover Price: $0.75
NM Guide: $1.10
38 copies available from $0.44
Versus Blaze; Soul Search - Chapter 2; Continued in Adventures of Superman #470Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#48

Date: 10/1/1990
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NM Guide: $1.00
28 copies available from $0.50
 William Messner-LoebsCurt Swan

#49

Date: 11/1/1990
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NM Guide: $1.25
8 copies available from $0.75
 Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#50

Date: 12/1/1990
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41 copies available from $1.00
Clark Kent proposes to Lois Lane; Superman proposes to Lois LaneJerry OrdwayJohn Byrne, Kerry Gammill, Dan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway, Curt Swan

#50 (2nd printing)

Date: 12/1/1990
Cover Price: $1.50
NM Guide: $0.80
1 copy available for $1.20
Clark Kent proposes to Lois LaneJerry OrdwayJohn Byrne, Kerry Gammill, Dan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway, Curt Swan

#51

Date: 1/1/1991
Cover Price: $1.00
NM Guide: $1.25
14 copies available from $0.75
[s]1991-1; 1st appearance of Mister Z; Versus Mr. ZJerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#52

Date: 2/1/1991
Cover Price: $1.00
NM Guide: $1.50
6 copies available from $0.63
[s]1991-4; Versus Terra-ManJerry OrdwayKerry Gammill

#52 (2nd printing)

Date: 2/1/1991
Cover Price: $1.00
NM Guide: $1.00
No copies available
2nd printingJerry OrdwayKerry Gammill

#53

Date: 3/1/1991
Cover Price: $1.00
NM Guide: $1.10
87 copies available from $0.50
Continued in Adventures of Superman #475Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#53 (2nd printing)

Date: 3/1/1991
Cover Price: $1.00
NM Guide: $1.25
No copies available
[s]1991-7; Lois reacts to Superman disclosing identityJerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#54

Date: 4/1/1991
Cover Price: $1.00
NM Guide: $1.25
11 copies available from $0.25
[s]1991-10; Time & Time Again, Part 3; Newsboy Legion back-up; In 40sJerry Ordway, Karl KeselJerry Ordway, Karl Kesel

#55

Date: 5/1/1991
Cover Price: $1.00
NM Guide: $1.50
13 copies available from $0.75
[s]1991-13; Time & Time Again; Part 6; Newboy Legion back-up; In Middle AgesJerry Ordway, Karl KeselJerry Ordway, Karl Kesel

#56

Date: 6/1/1991
Cover Price: $1.00
NM Guide: $1.25
14 copies available from $0.75
[s]1991-16; Newsboy Legion backupJames D. Hudnall, Karl KeselEd Hannigan, Karl Kesel

#57

Date: 7/1/1991
Cover Price: $1.75
NM Guide: $1.50
18 copies available from $0.60
[s]1991-20; Krypton Man; Double-size; 48 pages; Continued in Adventures of Superman #480Dan JurgensArt Thibert, Bob McLeod, Dan Jurgens, Jon Bogdanove, Tom Grummett

#58

Date: 8/1/1991
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Continued in Adventures of Superman #481Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#59

Date: 9/1/1991
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[s]1991-28Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#60

Date: 10/1/1991
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NM Guide: $1.25
20 copies available from $0.40
[s]1991-32; 1st appearance of Agent Liberty; Versus Intergang; Versus Intergang Continued in Adventures of Superman #483Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#61

Date: 11/1/1991
Cover Price: $1.00
NM Guide: $1.20
18 copies available from $0.50
[s]1991-36Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#62

Date: 12/1/1991
Cover Price: $1.00
NM Guide: $1.50
12 copies available from $0.55
[s]1991-40; Sonic the Hedgehog insertDan Jurgens, Francis J. MaoDan Jurgens, Francis J. Mao

#63

Date: 1/1/1992
Cover Price: $1.00
NM Guide: $1.25
13 copies available from $0.91
[s]1992-2Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#64

Date: 2/1/1992
Cover Price: $1.00
NM Guide: $1.20
9 copies available from $0.75
[s]1992-6; Continued in Adventures of Superman #487Dan JurgensButch Guice

#65

Date: 3/1/1992
Cover Price: $1.00
NM Guide: $1.25
8 copies available from $0.63
[s]1992-10Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#66

Date: 4/1/1992
Cover Price: $1.00
NM Guide: $3.00
6 copies available from $2.25
[s]1992-14; Most DC Characters appearDan JurgensDan Jurgens

#67

Date: 5/1/1992
Cover Price: $1.00
NM Guide: $1.25
9 copies available from $0.75
[s]1992-18Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#68

Date: 6/1/1992
Cover Price: $1.25
NM Guide: $1.25
7 copies available from $0.91
[s]1992-22; Continued into Deathstroke, the Terminator #12Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#69

Date: 7/1/1992
Cover Price: $1.25
NM Guide: $1.10
18 copies available from $0.67
[s]1992-26Dan JurgensPeter Krause

#70

Date: 8/1/1992
Cover Price: $1.25
NM Guide: $1.10
11 copies available from $0.72
[s]1992-30Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#71

Date: 9/1/1992
Cover Price: $1.25
NM Guide: $1.25
18 copies available from $0.55
[s]1992-34Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#72

Date: 10/1/1992
Cover Price: $1.25
NM Guide: $1.25
12 copies available from $0.38
[s]1992-38; Continued in Adventures of Superman #495Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#73

Date: 11/1/1992
Cover Price: $1.25
NM Guide: $2.75
4 copies available from $2.25
[s]1992-42Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#73 (2nd printing)

Date: 11/1/1992
Cover Price: $1.25
NM Guide: $1.75
1 copy available for $99.95
[s]1992-42Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#74

Date: 12/1/1992
Cover Price: $1.25
NM Guide: $3.25
30 copies available from $1.38
[s]1992-46; Continued from Justice League America #69Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#74 (2nd printing)

Date: 12/1/1992
Cover Price: $1.25
NM Guide: $1.50
No copies available
[s]1992-46; Continued from Justice League America #69Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#74 (3rd printing)

Date: 12/1/1992
Cover Price: $1.25
NM Guide: $1.25
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3rd printing; [s]1992-46; Continued from Justice League America #69Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#74 (4th printing)

Date: 12/1/1992
Cover Price: $1.25
NM Guide: $1.25
No copies available
4th printing; [s]1992-46; Continued from Justice League America #69; DC Universe logo in UPC boxDan JurgensDan Jurgens

#75

Date: 1/1/1993
Cover Price: $1.25
NM Guide: $4.25
45 copies available from $1.99
Gatefold back-cover; [s]1993-2; Death of Superman; Newsstand; UnbaggedDan JurgensDan Jurgens

#75 (2nd printing)

Date: 1/1/1993
Cover Price: $1.25
NM Guide: $1.75
15 copies available from $1.00
2nd printing; Gatefold back-cover; [s]1993-2; Death of SupermanDan JurgensDan Jurgens

#75 (3rd printing)

Date: 1/1/1993
Cover Price: $1.25
NM Guide: $1.10
22 copies available from $0.50
3rd printing; Gatefold back-cover; [s]1993-2; Death of SupermanDan JurgensDan Jurgens

#75 (4th printing)

Date: 1/1/1993
Cover Price: $1.25
NM Guide: $4.00
4 copies available from $0.75
4th printing; Gatefold back-cover; [s]1993-2; Death of SupermanDan JurgensDan Jurgens

#75 Collector’s Set

Date: 1/1/1993
Cover Price: $2.50
NM Guide: $14.50
33 copies available from $8.00
[s]1993-2; Death of Superman; Memorial Set; Includes poster, stamps, arm band, trading card, obituaryDan JurgensDan Jurgens

#75 Platinum Edition

Date: 1/1/1993
Cover Price: $1.25
NM Guide: $135.00
2 copies available from $50.25
Platinum edition; [s]1993-2; Death of Superman; RRP giveaway; Cover is identical to Memorial Edition but with silver platinum lettering; Includes poster, stamps, arm band, trading card, obituaryDan JurgensDan Jurgens

#76

Date: 2/1/1993
Cover Price: $1.25
NM Guide: $0.65
365 copies available from $0.50
[s]1993-6Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#76 (2nd printing)

Date: 2/1/1993
Cover Price: $1.25
NM Guide: $1.25
No copies available
2nd printing; [s]1993-6Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#77

Date: 3/1/1993
Cover Price: $1.25
NM Guide: $0.90
100 copies available from $0.30
[s]1993-10Dan JurgensBrett Breeding, Dan Jurgens

#77 (2nd printing)

Date: 3/1/1993
Cover Price: $1.25
NM Guide: $1.25
No copies available
2nd printingDan JurgensBrett Breeding, Dan Jurgens

#78

Date: 6/1/1993
Cover Price: $1.50
NM Guide: $1.10
103 copies available from $0.50
[s]1993-14; 1st appearance of Cyborg Superman; 1st appearance of Man of Tomorrow; Includes poster; Reign of the Supermen!Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#78 Variation A

Date: 6/1/1993
Cover Price: $19.99
NM Guide: $7.50
2 copies available from $7.50
1st Appearance of Cyborg Superman; 1st Appearance Man of Tomorrow; Dynamic Forces Edition signed by Brett Breeding; Includes Certificate of Authenticity; Includes poster; Reign of the SupermenDan JurgensDan Jurgens

#78 Variation B

Date: 6/1/1993
Cover Price: $1.95
NM Guide: $20.00
No copies available
Die-cut cover; 1st appearance of Cyborg Superman; 1st appearance Man of Tomorrow; Includes poster; Reign of the Supermen; Dynamic Forces Exclusive; Includes certificate of authenticity signed by Dan JurgensDan JurgensDan Jurgens
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