Superman (2nd Series)

    (DC, 1987-Present)
™ 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

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

#1

  1/1/1987
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 1st Appearance of Metallo (new); Origin of Metallo (John Corben)John ByrneJohn Byrne

#2

  2/1/1987
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 1st Appearance of Amanda McCoy; Versus Lex Luthor; Luthor wears his kryptonite ring for the first time; Superman exposed to green kryptoniteJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#2 - 2nd printing

 
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 FIFTY YEARS in UPC box; ca. 1988John ByrneJohn Byrne

#3

  3/1/1987
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 1st Appearance of Amazing Grace; Continued in Adventures of Superman #426John ByrneJohn Byrne

#3 - 2nd printing

 
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 1st Appearance of Amazing Grace; FIFTY YEARS in UPC box; Continued in Adventures of Superman #426; ca. 1988John ByrneJohn Byrne

#4

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

#5

  5/1/1987
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  John ByrneJohn Byrne

#6

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

#7

  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

  8/1/1987
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 Continued in Action Comics #591; Continued in Adventure Comics #591John ByrneJohn Byrne

#9

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

#9 - 2nd printing

 
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 Reprints Superman (2nd Series) #9; Versus Joker; Versus Luthor; Included with Superman: The Ultimate Collection DVDJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#10

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

#11

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

#12

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

#12 - 2nd printing

 
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 ca. 1989John ByrneJohn Byrne

#13

  1/1/1988
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 Versus Toyman (Winslow Schott); Versus Toyman; Millennium Week 2 Crossover; Lana Lang is revealed to be Manhunter; Clark Kent’s identity is almost exposedJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#14

  2/1/1988
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 Millennium Week 6 CrossoverJohn ByrneJohn Byrne

#15

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

#16

  4/1/1988
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12 copies available from $1.00
 Versus Prankster (Oswald Loomis); Versus Prankster; Continued in Adventures of Superman #439John ByrneJohn Byrne

#17

  5/1/1988
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 Versus Silver Banshee (Siobahn McDougal); Versus Silver Banshee; Continued in Adventures of Superman #440John ByrneJohn Byrne

#18

  6/1/1988
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 Continued in Adventures of Superman #441; Return to KryptonJohn ByrneMike Mignola

#19

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

#19 - 3rd printing

  7/1/1988
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  John ByrneJohn Byrne

#20

  8/1/1988
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 Story continued from Doom Patrol Vol. #2 #11John Byrne, Paul KupperbergJohn Byrne

#20 - 3rd printing

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

#21

  9/1/1988
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15 copies available from $2.75
 Supergirl Saga; Continued in Adventures of Superman #444John ByrneJohn Byrne

#21 - 3rd printing

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

#22

  10/1/1988
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9 copies available from $7.15
 Continued in Adventures of Superman #446John ByrneJohn Byrne

#23

  11/1/1988
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 Origin of Silver Banshee (Siobahn McDougal); Versus Silver Banshee (Siobahn McDougal); Versus Silver Banshee; Continued in Adventures of Superman #447Roger SternMike Mignola

#24

  12/1/1988
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 Versus Rampage (Kitty Faulkner); Versus Rampage; Continued in Adventures of Superman #448Roger SternKerry Gammill

#25

  12/1/1988
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9 copies available from $1.25
 Versus Milton Fine/Braniac; Continued in Adventures of Superman #448Roger SternKerry Gammill

#25 - 2nd printing

  12/15/1988
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 Versus Milton Fine/Braniac  

#25 - 3rd printing

  12/15/1988
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1 copy available for $1.00
 Versus Milton Fine/Braniac  

#26

  1/1/1989
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13 copies available from $1.00
 Versus Thangarians; Invasion!: First StrikeRoger SternKerry Gammill

#27

  1/1/1989
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 Invasion!: Aftermath; Continued in Adventures of Superman #450Roger SternKerry Gammill

#28

  2/1/1989
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 Continued in Adventures of Superman #451Roger SternKerry Gammill

#29

  3/1/1989
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 In spaceDan Jurgens, Jerry OrdwayDan Jurgens

#30

  4/1/1989
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 Continued in Adventures of Superman #452Roger SternKerry Gammill, Dan Jurgens

#31

  5/1/1989
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 Continued in Adventures of Superman #453Roger Stern, Tom Peyer, Dan JurgensParis Cullins, Dan Jurgens

#32

  6/1/1989
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 Versus Mongul; Continued in Adventures of Superman #455Roger SternKerry Gammill

#33

  7/1/1989
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14 copies available from $1.26
 Continued in Adventures of Superman #456Roger SternKerry Gammill

#34

  8/1/1989
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 Death of Skyhook; Versus Skyhook; Continued in Adventures of Superman #457Jerry OrdwayKerry Gammill

#35

  9/1/1989
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 Continued in Adventures of Superman #458Jerry OrdwayCurt Swan, Kerry Gammill

#36

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

#37

  11/1/1989
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9 copies available from $2.14
Cover Apes Superman’s pal Jimmy Olsen # 133Continued in Adventures of Superman #460Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#38

  12/1/1989
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17 copies available from $1.05
  Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#39

  1/1/1990
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 Continued in Adventures of Superman #462Jerry OrdwayKerry Gammill

#40

  2/1/1990
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14 copies available from $1.21
 Continued in Adventures of Superman #463Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#41

  3/1/1990
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12 copies available from $4.28
 Continued in Adventures of Superman #464Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#42

  4/1/1990
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16 copies available from $1.75
 Continued in Adventures of Superman #465Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#43

  5/1/1990
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15 copies available from $1.00
 Versus Kryptonite Man; Continued in Adventures of Superman #466Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#44

  6/1/1990
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 Continued in Adventures of Superman #467Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#45

  7/1/1990
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14 copies available from $1.25
 Jimmy Olsen’s Diary insert; Continued in Adventures of Superman #468Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#46

  8/1/1990
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9 copies available from $0.89
 Versus TerramanJerry OrdwayDan Jurgens

#47

  9/1/1990
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25 copies available from $0.75
 Versus Blaze; Continued in Adventures of Superman #470Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#48

  10/1/1990
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18 copies available from $0.75
  William Messner-LoebsCurt Swan

#49

  11/1/1990
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9 copies available from $2.25
  Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#50

  12/1/1990
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126 copies available from $0.90
 Clark Kent proposes to Lois Lane; Superman proposes to Lois LaneJerry OrdwayJohn Byrne, Kerry Gammill, Dan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway, Curt Swan

#50 - 2nd printing

  12/1/1990
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 Clark Kent proposes to Lois LaneJerry OrdwayJohn Byrne, Kerry Gammill, Dan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway, Curt Swan

#51

  1/1/1991
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14 copies available from $1.50
 [s]1991-1; 1st appearance of Mister Z; Versus Mr. ZJerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#52

  2/1/1991
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12 copies available from $1.25
 [s]1991-4; Versus Terra-ManJerry OrdwayKerry Gammill

#52 - 2nd printing

  2/1/1991
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No copies available
  Jerry OrdwayKerry Gammill

#53

  3/1/1991
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81 copies available from $0.75
 [s]1991-7; Continued in Adventures of Superman #475Jerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#53 - 2nd printing

  3/1/1991
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2 copies available from $1.25
 [s]1991-7; Lois reacts to Superman disclosing identityJerry OrdwayJerry Ordway

#54

  4/1/1991
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13 copies available from $1.00
 [s]1991-10; Newsboy Legion back-upJerry Ordway, Karl KeselJerry Ordway, Karl Kesel

#55

  5/1/1991
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26 copies available from $1.00
 [s]1991-13; Newboy Legion back-upJerry Ordway, Karl KeselJerry Ordway, Karl Kesel

#56

  6/1/1991
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21 copies available from $1.00
 [s]1991-16; Newsboy Legion backupJames D. Hudnall, Karl KeselEd Hannigan, Karl Kesel

#57

  7/1/1991
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22 copies available from $1.23
 [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

  8/1/1991
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21 copies available from $1.00
 [s]1991-24; Versus Bloodhounds; Continued in Adventures of Superman #481Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#59

  9/1/1991
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15 copies available from $1.23
 [s]1991-28Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#60

  10/1/1991
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17 copies available from $0.67
 [s]1991-32; 1st appearance of Agent Liberty; Versus Intergang; Versus Intergang Continued in Adventures of Superman #483Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#61

  11/1/1991
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20 copies available from $1.00
 [s]1991-36Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#62

  12/1/1991
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20 copies available from $1.00
 [s]1991-40Dan Jurgens, Francis J. MaoDan Jurgens, Francis J. Mao

#63

  1/1/1992
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11 copies available from $1.50
 [s]1992-2Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#64

  2/1/1992
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10 copies available from $1.00
 [s]1992-6; Continued in Adventures of Superman #487Dan JurgensButch Guice

#65

  3/1/1992
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13 copies available from $2.25
 [s]1992-10Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#66

  4/1/1992
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13 copies available from $2.75
 [s]1992-14Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#67

  5/1/1992
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10 copies available from $1.50
 [s]1992-18Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#68

  6/1/1992
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20 copies available from $1.48
 [s]1992-22; Continued into Deathstroke, the Terminator #12Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#69

  7/1/1992
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23 copies available from $1.25
 [s]1992-26Dan JurgensPeter Krause

#70

  8/1/1992
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22 copies available from $1.25
 [s]1992-30; RobinDan JurgensDan Jurgens

#71

  9/1/1992
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15 copies available from $1.25
 [s]1992-34Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#72

  10/1/1992
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12 copies available from $1.75
 [s]1992-38; Continued in Adventures of Superman #495Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#73

  11/1/1992
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7 copies available from $12.95
 [s]1992-42Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#73 - 2nd printing

  11/1/1992
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1 copy available for $39.95
 [s]1992-42Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#74

  12/1/1992
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90 copies available from $0.70
 [s]1992-46; [s]1992-74; Continued from Justice League America #69; DoomsdayDan JurgensDan Jurgens

#74 - 2nd printing

  12/1/1992
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 [s]1992-46; Continued from Justice League America #69Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#74 - 3rd printing

  12/1/1992
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1 copy available for $24.99
 [s]1992-46; Continued from Justice League America #69Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#74 - 4th printing

  12/1/1992
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 [s]1992-46; Continued from Justice League America #69; DC Universe logo in UPC boxDan JurgensDan Jurgens

#75

  1/1/1993
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109 copies available from $4.25
 Gatefold back-cover; [s]1993-2; Death of Superman; Newsstand; UnbaggedDan JurgensDan Jurgens

#75 - 2nd printing

  1/1/1993
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6 copies available from $2.25
 Gatefold back-cover; [s]1993-2; Death of SupermanDan JurgensDan Jurgens

#75 - 3rd printing

  1/1/1993
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  $3.25
36 copies available from $1.00
 Gatefold back-cover; [s]1993-2; Death of SupermanDan JurgensDan Jurgens

#75 - 4th printing

  1/1/1993
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22 copies available from $3.66
 Gatefold back-cover; [s]1993-2; Death of SupermanDan JurgensDan Jurgens

#75 Variation A

 
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ACE Comic Con Exclusive Cover by Greg Hornca. 2017Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#75 Variation B

 
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ACE Comic Con Exclusive Virgin Cover by Greg Hornca. 2017Dan JurgensDan Jurgens

#75 Collector’s Set

  1/1/1993
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  $20.00
45 copies available from $1.84
 [s]1993-2; Death of Superman; Memorial Set; Includes poster, stamps, arm band, trading card, obituaryDan JurgensDan Jurgens
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