(August 2015)

Archie, 1987 Series
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Price
4.99 USD
Pages
164
Indicia Frequency
10 times a year
On-sale date
2015-06-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816469500 23411
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Cover title: Betty and Veronica Comics Double Digest
Indicia title: Betty and Veronica (Comics) Double Digest


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dan Parent (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
Rosario Peña (signed)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
beach; beach ball

[Unlock Your Imagination] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

DK / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Volley Dollies (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jason; Cedric; Ethel Muggs
Synopsis
Reggie and Archie are trounced in volleyball by two guys from a rival school but Betty and Veronica handle the other team with ease.
Reprints
Keywords
volleyball

Pool Rule (Table of Contents: 3)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 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
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Betty seems to know all Veronica's tricks for getting her to leave whenever Archie's around.
Reprints

Summer Blues (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty / comic story / 6 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
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Bruce; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica invites Archie to Lake Arrowhead Country Club, but winds up ignoring him when a male acquaintance of hers turns up at the lake, leaving an opening for Betty to spend time with Archie, who had to stay behind initially to get a summer job but managed to land her gig at Lake Arrowhead.
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The Castaways (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Al Nickerson (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica are stranded on a small piece of beach when the tide comes in.
Reprints

Fine Feathered Fiend (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Rod Ollerenshaw (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Sinbad (parrot); Pop Tate
Synopsis
Betty's parrot repeats what Betty said behind Veronica's back.
Reprints
Keywords
parrot

Turnabout (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 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
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead take the girls on a picnic and serve them freshly caught fish but they are not interested.
Reprints
Keywords
fishing

[Archie #1] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Veronica's Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where are the boys rushing to?
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge (off-panel)
Synopsis
Veronica's appearance on the beach in her new swimsuit causes a stampede.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Cover Girls (Table of Contents: 10)

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
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Archie Andrews; Pop Tate (cameo)
Synopsis
Photographers want to use Betty or Veronica's swimsuit photo on the cover of Sportsman magazine. Veronica gets her father to use his influence to have Betty hired as a lifeguard, so Veronica would be the only choice. Later Veronica falls off a jet ski and has to be rescued by Betty, leading to an unexpected cover photo for the magazine.
Reprints
Keywords
beach; jet ski; lifeguard; photographers; swimsuits

Indexer Notes

The Sportsman Magazine swimsuit issue is a parody of the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Sabrina / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (signed)
Colors
?

Characters
Sabrina

Indexer Notes

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

Transformation Traumas (Table of Contents: 12)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco (credited)
Pencils
Gisèle Lagacè [as Gisele] (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Harvey Kinkle; Amy Reinhardt; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Aunt Hilda uses a disguise spell to turn herself into a teenager so she can see what Sabrina finds so interesting about normal humans.

Great Celestial Sparks (Table of Contents: 13)

Sabrina the Teen Age Witch / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Gus LeMoine (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Cousin Ambrose; Harvey Kinkle; Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Svenson; Mrs. Grundy; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Sabrina has the hiccups which cause her powers to go crazy.
Reprints

Time to Retire (Table of Contents: 14)

Sabrina / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Harvey
Synopsis
Sabrina tries to keep Harvey's tire from leaking.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Sabrina The Teenage Witch / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Gus LeMoine
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sabrina, are you really a witch?
Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; unnamed five year old boy and girl
Synopsis
A young boy demonstrates a feat of "magic" that Sabrina can't duplicate.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

When reprinted in Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1987 series) #13, writing is credited to Dick Malmgren, pencils to Bob Bolling and inks to Rudy Lapick.

Sassy Lassy (Table of Contents: 16)

Sabrina / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Gus LeMoine
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina
Synopsis
Sabrina and her date run out of gas.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Sabrina the Teenage Witch Complete Collection (Archie, 2017 series) #1.

Food Mood (Table of Contents: 17)

Sabrina / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Gus LeMoine
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Aunt Hilda wants Sabrina's friends to stay away from the refrigerator.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Sabrina the Teenage Witch Complete Collection (Archie, 2017 series) #1.

[Now featuring new stories in every comic double digest!] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Strange Exchange (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica wouldn't talk to Archie if he was the last man on Earth.
Reprints

[20% off all Archie Comics] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Midtown Comics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Betty's Beach Snaps (Table of Contents: 21)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original appearance, no credits in this digest. Names of people submitting the fashions have been removed in this printing.

Lunch Break (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Alison Flood (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Gaston; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica have a picnic on the beach.
Reprints

Friendly Chatter! (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Ken Selig (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Melanie Rogers; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Melanie tells her friends she knows Betty and Veronica.
Reprints

Roughing It! (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
? [as Kennedy] (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
The boys challenge Betty and Veronica to spend two nights camping at Desolation Point.
Reprints
Keywords
camping

Snow Summer At All (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Cousin Leighton; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Jerry Tymms
Synopsis
Veronica decides to get away from the Riverdale heat by flying to New Zealand for the skiing. Then she meets a handsome local and does everything but ski.
Reprints
Keywords
New Zealand; skiing

Hot Wheels (Table of Contents: 26)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
A bully harasses Betty and Veronica as they roller-skate by the beach.
Reprints
Keywords
roller skating

Home Alone Comfort Zone (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate; Smithers the butler; Gaston the chef; Marie the maid; Alice the maid
Synopsis
Betty agrees to sleep over at the Lodge Mansion so Veronica won't be home alone - - with the butler and the maids and the chef and the private security staff.
Reprints

Weasel Out of This One! (Table of Contents: 28)

Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Holly Golightly [as Holly G!] (credited)
Pencils
Holly Golightly [as Holly G!] (credited)
Inks
Holly Golightly [as Holly G!] (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Zorro (ferret); Jughead Jones; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Betty is pet sitting both Hot Dog and Dilton's pet ferret Zorro.

Balls of Ire (Table of Contents: 29)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 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
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Veronica has three beach balls made, each with a photo of Archie, Reggie and Jughead on them.
Reprints

Really Great Grandma (Table of Contents: 30)

Betty's Diary / comic story / 6 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; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Alice Cooper; Betty's grandmother
Synopsis
Betty's grandmother is coming for a visit but Veronica is not impressed with that news.
Reprints

A Piece of Cake (Table of Contents: 31)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards (credited)
Pencils
Joe Edwards (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Smithers
Synopsis
Veronica is jealous that Archie likes Betty's baking skills, so she gets Dilton to help her bake a cake. Unfortunately, she doesn't follow his instructions.
Reprints

Splitsville (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Script
Joe Edwards (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and Betty both split the seam of their bathing suits and the only way each can avoid an embarrassing situation is just as embarrassing.
Reprints

Rain Dance (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Dilton Doiley; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica agree to try Dilton's new rain repellent gas.
Reprints

[Graphic Novel Library] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

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

Right Site (Table of Contents: 35)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge asks Veronica where they should go boating this year.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

Little Archie and Friends / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (signed)
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

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

A Shady Story (Table of Contents: 37)

Little Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie; Little Betty; Smithers; Hiram Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Little Veronica never wants to see Little Archie ever again.
Reprints

Make a Wish (Table of Contents: 38)

Little Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Dexter Taylor (credited)

Genre
children
Characters
Little Sabrina; Aunt Zelda; Little Archie; Little Jughead; Little Reggie; Little Veronica; Little Betty
Synopsis
Little Sabrina builds a wishing well.
Reprints
Keywords
wishing well

[Double Digest Bundle Pack] (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

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

Fashions for Sunshiny Days (Table of Contents: 40)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Probably a reader-submitted fashion page when originally printed.

Ice Creamed (Table of Contents: 41)

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

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo, Jr. (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
The girls are jealous because Archie attracts the attention of a pretty ice skating instructor.
Reprints

[How to get your free comic] (Table of Contents: 42) (Expand) /

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

Riverdale's Sweetheart (Table of Contents: 43)

Betty / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Karl Silbergleft (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty wins a giant stuffed bear for Archie at the carnival.

Talent Test (Table of Contents: 44)

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

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Alison Flood (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica demonstrates an uncanny ability to catch frisbees and the gang encourage her to enter a local contest.
Reprints
Keywords
frisbee

[Subscribe to all your favorite Archie comic books today!] (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 46) (Expand) /

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

[Free Archie App!] (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

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

[DC Comics Super Heroes] (Table of Contents: 48) (Expand) /

Lego / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. [Unlock Your Imagination]
    DK
  3. 2. Volley Dollies
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Pool Rule
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. Summer Blues
    Betty
  6. 5. The Castaways
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. Fine Feathered Fiend
    Betty
  8. 7. Turnabout
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. [Archie #1]
  10. 9. ["Where are the boys rushing to?"]
    Veronica's Pin Up
  11. 10. Cover Girls
    Betty and Veronica
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Sabrina
  13. 12. Transformation Traumas
    Sabrina
  14. 13. Great Celestial Sparks
    Sabrina the Teen Age Witch
  15. 14. Time to Retire
    Sabrina
  16. 15. ["Sabrina, are you really a witch?"]
    Sabrina The Teenage Witch
  17. 16. Sassy Lassy
    Sabrina
  18. 17. Food Mood
    Sabrina
  19. 18. [Now featuring new stories in every comic double digest!]
  20. 19. Strange Exchange
    Archie
  21. 20. [20% off all Archie Comics]
    Midtown Comics
  22. 21. Betty's Beach Snaps
    Betty
  23. 22. Lunch Break
    Betty and Veronica
  24. 23. Friendly Chatter!
    Betty & Veronica
  25. 24. Roughing It!
    Betty & Veronica
  26. 25. Snow Summer At All
    Betty and Veronica
  27. 26. Hot Wheels
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. Home Alone Comfort Zone
    Betty and Veronica
  29. 28. Weasel Out of This One!
    Betty
  30. 29. Balls of Ire
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. Really Great Grandma
    Betty's Diary
  32. 31. A Piece of Cake
    Veronica
  33. 32. Splitsville
    Betty and Veronica
  34. 33. Rain Dance
    Betty and Veronica
  35. 34. [Graphic Novel Library]
  36. 35. Right Site
    Mr. Lodge
  37. 36. [no title indexed]
    Little Archie and Friends
  38. 37. A Shady Story
    Little Veronica
  39. 38. Make a Wish
    Little Sabrina
  40. 39. [Double Digest Bundle Pack]
  41. 40. Fashions for Sunshiny Days
    Betty and Veronica
  42. 41. Ice Creamed
    Betty and Veronica
  43. 42. [How to get your free comic]
  44. 43. Riverdale's Sweetheart
    Betty
  45. 44. Talent Test
    Betty and Veronica
  46. 45. [Subscribe to all your favorite Archie comic books today!]
  47. 46. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  48. 47. [Free Archie App!]
  49. 48. [DC Comics Super Heroes]
    Lego
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