(October 2012)

Archie, 2011 Series
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Price:
3.99 USD
Pages:
164
Indicia frequency:
10 times a year (monthly except Apr. and Oct.)
On-sale date:
2012-08-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Archie Library
Barcode:
76281646855822811
Editing:
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Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Digest Size U. S.
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["The Boys Are Avoiding Me"] (Table of Contents)

Betty And Veronica / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
Rosario Pena (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Funny how the boys all started avoiding Betty the moment she started learning judo.
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[The Best of Archie Comics Book Two] (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

House ad for The Best of Archie Comics Book Two collection.

Rad Grad (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks:
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods; Ethel Muggs; Chuck Clayton (cameo); Jughead Jones (as a dream); Archie Andrews (cameo); Reggie Mantle (cameo)
Synopsis:
The girls think about their careers after high school: Betty talks about going to an all-girls school, Nancy thinks about a career in chemistry, Ethel wants to attend culinary school so she can nab Jughead, and Veronica wants to go to business school.
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The Homebody (Table of Contents)

Betty And Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Hiram Lodge; Smithers the butler
Synopsis:
Betty's enthusiastic descriptions of her summer travels to the countryside outside of Riverdale makes Veronica envious that she was only able to travel to Hawaii and Switzerland.
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Ms. Match (Table of Contents)

Nancy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Craig Boldman (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Jack Morelli

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Nancy Woods; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate (cameo)
Synopsis:
Impressed with her own good luck in love, Nancy decides to play matchmaker. Her first victim: Jughead.
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Well, Excuse Me! (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
John Lowe (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Miss Grundy; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis:
Ms Beazly's goulash causes Betty to belch during Miss Grundy's class.

Space Case (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils:
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Marcy (Veronica's cousin); Leonard Winslow; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Veronica's cousin Marcy drags her to a science fiction convention and Veronica meets a new boy.
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[The Art of Betty and Veronica] (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

House ad for The Art of Betty and Veronica collection.

Back to Cool Style (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Josie and the Pussycats / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks:
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors:
?

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page for the next section featuring Josie and the Pussycats reprints.

Take Me To Your Leader (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alan M.; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis:
The Pussycats' van is repossessed due to lack of payments, so Alexandra provides a new van in exchange for changing the group's name to "Alexandra the Great." The first stop on the tour is in a Central American republic, where Alexandra writes and performs a song that stirs the entire country up to revolution and wrecks American foreign policy in the region.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Melody / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Melody

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the words puzzle.

[Love Showdown] (Table of Contents)

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Script:
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Pencils:
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Inks:
?
Colors:
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Letters:
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Indexer Notes

House ad for the Love Showdown collection.

Spectacular Style (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan Parent (signed)
Inks:
Dan Parent (signed)
Colors:
?

Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Characters:
Sabrina

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page for the next section featuring Sabrina reprints.

Corporal Punishment (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Gallagher
Pencils:
Dave Manak (credited)
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sabrina Spellman; Chloe; Gem; Corporal Bandsaw [Poindexter J. Wifflepopp]; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Salem; Frank Hopkins
Synopsis:
The school gets a new Principal who is a drill sergeant.
Reprints:

[Double Digest Sample Pack] (Table of Contents)

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Letters:
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Indexer Notes

House ad for an offer for Double Digest back issues.

Tame Game (Table of Contents)

Betty & Me / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo Jr. ?
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
In a pick-up football game, Veronica demonstrates a unique interpretation of "illegal procedure".
Reprints:
Keywords:
football

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits are printed in this digest.

[Clash of the New Kids] (Table of Contents)

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Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

House ad for the Clash of the New Kids collection.

Topsy-Turvy! (Table of Contents)

Betty / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Betty Cooper

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the mystery phrase.

Ring-A-Ding-Ding (Table of Contents)

Betty And Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Betty's wish on an old television program premium comes true, thanks to Jughead.
Reprints:

["Archie and the guys are coming over!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Craig Boldman (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge creates a room where he can hide when the kids come over but they take over the new room.

Indexer Notes

Comic strip reprint.

Photo Finish (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils:
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks:
Al Nickerson (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
John Workman (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alice Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica enter a marathon.

Hair Scare (Table of Contents)

Betty And Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
The girls switch hair colors and the boys are amazed.
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Fight That Fright (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils:
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks:
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Brigitte; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
When Brigitte gets stage fright right before the talent show, Betty and Veronica find a way to cure her.

Is It Love? (Table of Contents)

Ethel / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Ethel

Indexer Notes

Circle all the times the puzzle spells "love".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Betty's Pin-Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Betty runs to answer the phone but it's really the phone on the television.

["Hasn't Veronica called you today?"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Craig Boldman (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Fred Andrews; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Veronica calls Archie to deliver some ice cream.

Indexer Notes

Comic strip reprint.

Bear Facts (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Veronica and Ethel think that Betty's teddy-bear collecting has gotten out of hand.

Fear Factors (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils:
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks:
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Ethel; Hiram Lodge; Faye Battle
Synopsis:
Ethel's favorite self-help author happens to be a friend of the Lodge family so Veronica invites her over to meet her idol.

Stuff Stuff Stuff (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
John Lowe (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods; Kumi; Emma
Synopsis:
Betty decides to get rid of all the clutter in her room which inspires her friends to do the same.

Best Buds (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks:
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Nancy Woods; Ethel; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Cynthia Van Loot
Synopsis:
Veronica is tired of her friends and their mundane conversations.

Stress Struck (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Archie Andrews; Midge Klump; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper
Synopsis:
Betty is concerned with the stress in the lives of her friends and it's giving her stress.
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Muffin Madness (Table of Contents)

Betty And Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks:
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Trying to win a state baking competition, the girls seek out Jughead to tell them where their recipe went wrong.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Cheryl Blossom / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Paul Oswald (signed)
Inks:
Paul Oswald (signed)
Colors:
?

Characters:
Cheryl Blossom

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page for the next section featuring Cheryl Blossom reprints.

P.I.P. (Table of Contents)

Cheryl Blossom / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Holly Golightly [as Holly G.] (credited)
Pencils:
Holly Golightly [as Holly G!] (credited)
Inks:
? [as Costanza] (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cheryl Blossom; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Chrissy Arugala
Synopsis:
Cheryl, Veronica and Betty are hired to protect rock star Chrissy Arugala.

Are You Like A Millionaire? (Table of Contents)

Cheryl Blossom / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Holly Golightly [as Holly G.] (credited)
Pencils:
Holly Golightly [as Holly G!] (credited)
Inks:
? [as Costanza] (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Cheryl Blossom; Archie Andrews (cameo); Reggie Mantle (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo); Betty Cooper (cameo)
Synopsis:
A quiz for readers to see if they are more like Veronica, Betty or Cheryl.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Actually an activity disguised as a proposal for an article in Cheryl's magazine "Fresh."

[Comic Book Fairs] (Table of Contents)

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Inks:
?
Colors:
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Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

House ad for holding a comic book fair at your school.

Treasured Moment (Table of Contents)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils:
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks:
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Mrs. Floyd
Synopsis:
Veronica fills in for Betty reading for children at the library's story hour.
Reprints:

[Subscribe Today] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Inks:
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Colors:
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Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Subscription information.

The Mystery of History! (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks:
John Lowe (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Ethel Muggs (as Cleopatra); Jughead Jones (as Marc Antony); Veronica Lodge (as Marie Antoinette); Nancy Woods
Synopsis:
Betty imagines her friends as various people throughout history.

[The Best of Archie Comics Book Two] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

House ad for The Best of Archie Comics Book Two.

In The Swing (Table of Contents)

Betty And Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy
Synopsis:
Veronica wows the school with her "new look" - - which happens to be a retread of the '70s "Preppy Look".
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits are listed in this digest.

[The Best of Archie Comics] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

House ad for both Best of Archie Comics collections.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Everything's Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Letters:
typeset

[Download the Archie App for free!] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
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Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

House ad for the Archie Comics digital download app.

[The Archie App. Download it for free!] (Table of Contents)

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Colors:
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Letters:
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Indexer Notes

House ad for the Archie Comics digital download app.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["The Boys Are Avoiding Me"]
    Betty And Veronica
  2. 1. [The Best of Archie Comics Book Two]
  3. 2. Rad Grad
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. The Homebody
    Betty And Veronica
  5. 4. Ms. Match
    Nancy
  6. 5. Well, Excuse Me!
    Betty
  7. 6. Space Case
    Veronica
  8. 7. [The Art of Betty and Veronica]
  9. 8. Back to Cool Style
    Betty and Veronica
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Josie and the Pussycats
  11. 10. Take Me To Your Leader
    Josie
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Melody
  13. 12. [Love Showdown]
  14. 13. Spectacular Style
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Sabrina
  16. 15. Corporal Punishment
    Sabrina
  17. 16. [Double Digest Sample Pack]
  18. 17. Tame Game
    Betty & Me
  19. 18. [Clash of the New Kids]
  20. 19. Topsy-Turvy!
    Betty
  21. 20. Ring-A-Ding-Ding
    Betty And Veronica
  22. 21. ["Archie and the guys are coming over!"]
    Archie
  23. 22. Photo Finish
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. Hair Scare
    Betty And Veronica
  25. 24. Fight That Fright
    Betty and Veronica
  26. 25. Is It Love?
    Ethel
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Betty's Pin-Up
  28. 27. ["Hasn't Veronica called you today?"]
    Archie
  29. 28. Bear Facts
    Betty and Veronica
  30. 29. Fear Factors
    Veronica
  31. 30. Stuff Stuff Stuff
    Betty
  32. 31. Best Buds
    Veronica
  33. 32. Stress Struck
    Betty
  34. 33. Muffin Madness
    Betty And Veronica
  35. 34. [no title indexed]
    Cheryl Blossom
  36. 35. P.I.P.
    Cheryl Blossom
  37. 36. Are You Like A Millionaire?
    Cheryl Blossom
  38. 37. [Comic Book Fairs]
  39. 38. Treasured Moment
    Veronica
  40. 39. [Subscribe Today]
  41. 40. The Mystery of History!
    Betty
  42. 41. [The Best of Archie Comics Book Two]
  43. 42. In The Swing
    Betty And Veronica
  44. 43. [The Best of Archie Comics]
  45. 44. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  46. 45. [Download the Archie App for free!]
  47. 46. [The Archie App. Download it for free!]
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