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Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #111

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Editorial features include:

Cover by John Adkins Richardson.

“WOOD’S WORLD,” reprinting Part 1 of “Kenton of the Star Patrol” from Strange Worlds #5 (1951).  

“The Outer Limits” by James Van Hise. 

“SCIENCE FICTION IN REVIEW” by JVH.

“GOLDEN AGE GLEANINGS” by Richard O’Brien. 

“DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell and Sandy Soares.  

“A TWIST OF THE DIAL” by John Cooper. 

“RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa. 

"A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT A MLJ PUBLICATION" by Raymond Miller.  “PULPS — ERA OF ADVENTURE,” reprinting an article from Toronto’s The Globe and Mail by Don Hutchison. 

Color centerspread by Morris Scott Dollens. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Orlando Falcon, Jack Reid, and JVH. 

“THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown.  “

THE WILLIAMSON COLLECTOR,” reprinting a story from Forbidden Worlds #63 (1958). 

“COMIC COLLECTOR’S COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel, including a FANDOM PROFILE of Rick Durell. 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS.”

 

Ads for:

AMORA by Gray Morrow

BIG LITTLE BOOK CATALOG/PRICE GUIDE 1973

CHARLTON PORTFOLIO

EAST COAST COMIX EC reprints

Heritage: Esteban Maroto Portfolio

FANTASTIC EXPLOITS #15 thru 23

FIGHTING HERO COMICS #14

HOT STUF’ #1

POWERHOUSE PEPPER #1 (Basil Wolverton)

ROBERT E. HOWARD PORTFOLIO by Barry Smith

SPIRIT SECTION reprints

TARA #1 (William Black)

THE CARTOONIST #1

THE NOSTALGIA JOURNAL

 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #112

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GB Love announces that RBCC #112 is his last as editor/publisher, with James Van Hise taking the reins with issue #113.

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by Don Newton.

"FILMS FANTASTIQUE" (“2001: A Space Odyssey”) by James Van Hise.  “Houston Con report” (no credit). 

"A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT A MLJ PUBLICATION" by Raymond Miller.  “THE WILLIAMSON COLLECTOR” by Larry Bigman. 

“DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell and Sandy Soares.  

“A TWIST OF THE DIAL” by John Cooper. 

“RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by JB Clifford Jr., Mark Burbey, and JVH. 

Centerspread by Robert Kline. 

"AGE OF QUALITY" by JVH, including an Uncle Sam reprint from National Comics by Will Eisner. 

“Al Shuster’s International Star Trek Convention” report by Deborah Rose. 

50th installment of “COMIC COLLECTOR’S COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel. 

“THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown. 

“GOLDEN AGE GLEANINGS” by Richard O’Brien. 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS.”

 

Ads for:

GOLDEN-AGE GREATS (Paragon)

THE JOURNAL

 

(Yes, there were really only two fanzine ads in issue #112.)

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #113

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First issue edited and published by James Van Hise.

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by R.C. Harvey.

“RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by JB Clifford, Mike McKenney, Jack Reid, and James Van Hise. 

“THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown. 

“DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell and Sandy Soares. 

“THE WILLIAMSON COLLECTOR” by Larry Bigman. 

“A TWIST OF THE DIAL” by John Cooper. 

“COMIC COLLECTORS COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel.  “Adventures in Fandom” by Bill Wallace and Steven Henderson.   "BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with a letter from GB Love.

 

Ads for:

FAN INFORMER

FAN’S ZINE #5 

KULL PORTFOLIO 2 (by John Severin)

MIDDLE EARTH portfolios

ROBERT E. HOWARD MEMORIAL PORTFOLIO by Barry Smith

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS CREATED BY RAY HARRYHAUSEN #4

THE BUYER’S GUIDE FOR COMIC FANDOM

THE DC READER #2

TIM CORRIGAN’S SUPERHERO COMICS #1

WAXWORKS #1 (Rich Larson)

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #114

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Editorial features include:

Cover by Bernie Wrightson.  Back cover by Mike Zeck.

Interviews with Carmine Infantino, Stan Lee & Roy Thomas by Jay Maeder. 

“Conquest.” a Sub-Mariner strip by Mike Zeck. 

“RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa. 

“The Resurrection of Richard Wentworth” by James Van Hise. 

“DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell and Sandy Soares. 

“A TWIST OF THE DIAL” by John Cooper. 

“COMIC COLLECTORS COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel. 

“THE WILLIAMSON COLLECTOR” by Larry Bigman. 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS.”

 

Ads for:

COMICS FOREVER #9

COMIC REPRINTS 

FILMS FANTASTIQUE #1

IT’S ALL LIES

PROMETHEAN ENTERPRISES #5

SQUA TRONT #4

THE AMAZING WORLD OF DC COMICS #1

THE BUYER’S GUIDE FOR COMIC FANDOM

THE COLLECTOR #29

THE SPIRIT COLORING BOOK

TIM CORRIGAN’S SUPERHERO COMICS #1

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #115

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Editorial features include:

Cover by David L. Carson.  Back cover by Stephen Fabian.

“Otto Binder as I Remember Him” by CC Beck. 

Article about Kelly Freas space program posters reprinted from Industrial Art Methods Magazine Oct. 1974. 

Interviews with John Goldwater, Leonard Darvin & Dr. Fredric Wertham by Jay Maeder. 

“DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell and Sandy Soares. 

“RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by JB Clifford Jr, John Ellis, Jack Reid, and James Van Hise. 

"A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT A MLJ PUBLICATION" by Raymond Miller.  “THE EC ARTIST COLLECTOR” by JVH. 

“WOOD’S WORLD,” reprinting Part 2 of “Kenton of the Star Patrol” from Strange Worlds #5 (1951). 

“THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown. 

“COMIC COLLECTORS COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel, including a visit to the SFCA offices (with photos). 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with a letter from Jim Jones.  

 

Ads for:

BAT COMIX #1

CARTOONING IN THE USA

COMIC REPRINTS

CONAN THE BARBARIAN PRINT by Frank Frazetta

HOW TO DRAW MONSTERS

THE COLLECTOR #28 and 29; posters & buttons

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE WILD & WICKED WEST

WHO’S WHO OF AMERICAN COMIC BOOKS

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #116

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Editorial features include:

Cover by Don Rosa.  Back cover by Mike Zeck.

“The End of an Era” by William Parente (reprinted from Rocket’s Blast Special #7). 

"THE EC ARTIST COLLECTOR" by James Van Hise. 

“COMIC COLLECTORS COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by JB Clifford Jr and JVH. 

“DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell and Sandy Soares. 

“THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown. 

“Cinematically Speaking” by John Ellis. 

“RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa.  

"A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT A MLJ PUBLICATION" by Raymond Miller.   

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with a letter from Jim Jones. 

 

Ads for:

BAT COMIX #1

CINEFANTASTIQUE Vol. 3, #4

GOOD OLD LUST COMICS 

GRAPHIC GALLERY #1 (Russ Cochran)

SUMMER SPECIAL 1974 EDITION (Maple Leaf Prod.)

SWORD AND FANTASY 

TIM CORRIGAN PRESENTS ELASTICWORM #1

ZERO HERO PACKET (RC Harvey)

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #117

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Editorial features include:

Cover by Bernie Wrightson.  Back cover by Bernie Wrightson and Mike Zeck.

“The Green Hornet” by James Van Hise. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by JB Clifford Jr and JVH.  “Subjectivity,” Part 1 of “Subjectivity,” an adaptation of a short story by Norman Spinrad illustrated by Mike Zeck. 

"THE EC ARTIST COLLECTOR" by JVH. 

“Houston, Fandom’s New Mecca” by GB Love. 

“DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell and Sandy Soares. 

“COMIC COLLECTORS COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel.  

“THE PERTWILLABY PAPERS” Part One, by Don Rosa. 

“THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown. 

“RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa.  

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS.” 

 

Ads for:

CRIMMER’S: THE HARVARD JOURNAL OF PICTORIAL FICTION

FAR LANDS, OTHER DAYS (illustrated by George Evans)

NOVA SCIENCE FICTION

THE COMIC BUYER’S SHOWCASE (published?)

THE CONNECTION #2

TREK #1

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #118

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Star Trek issue.

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by Mike McKenney.  Back cover by Stephen Fabian.

“RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa. 

“The Cage / The Menagerie — A Comparison” by James Van Hise.   “Where No Man Has Gone Before” by JVH. 

“Star Trek, Beyond the Pilots” by JVH. 

“An Evening with Gene Roddenberry” by JVH. 

“THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown. 

“THE PERTWILLABY PAPERS” Part Two, by Don Rosa. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by JB Clifford Jr and JVH.  

“DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell and Sandy Soares.  

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with a letter from JB Clifford, Jr.

 

Ads for:

CINEFANTASTIQUE

ERBDOM #80

FOOPGOOP FROLICS: Wolverton portfolio

PHANTASMAGORIA #4

STAR TREK ‘74

THE ADVENTURES OF THE CYCLONE (Kerry Gammill)

THE JAMES BOND DOSSIER (published?)

VALLEY OF THE CLIFFHANGERS

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #119

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Editorial features include:

Front and back covers by Mike Zeck.  

“The World of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson” by Mike Clark and Marc Wielage. 

ARTIST PROFILE of Mike Zeck. 

“RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa. 

“Friedkin Returns to TV to Direct ‘The Spirit’,” likely reprinted from a newspaper article. 

“Biography of Noel Neill,” reprinted from Palm Beach Con*1 / Trek Int’l ’75 program book. 

“DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell. 

“COMIC COLLECTORS COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel.  

“THE PERTWILLABY PAPERS” Part Three, by Don Rosa. 

"THE EC ARTIST COLLECTOR" by James Van Hise.

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by JB Clifford Jr and JVH. 

“THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown. 

“1975 New York Star Trek Con” by JVH. 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with letters from John Kent and Harland Ronning.

 

Ads for:

FILM COLLECTOR’S REGISTRY

FILM FANTASY SCRAPBOOK

HP LOVECRAFT LP

NOVA SCIENCE FICTION

SCREW’S LOOSE #1, 2

THE CONNECTION #2

TIM CORRIGAN’S SUPERHERO COMICS #4

VALLEY OF THE CLIFFHANGERS

WINDY CITY PRESENTS ELRIC

 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #120

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Editorial features include:

Cover by Stephen Fabian.  Back cover by John Adkins Richardson.

“Dr. Fate: Man of Magic” by Raymond Miller. 

"FILMS FANTASTIQUE" (“Forbidden Planet” Revisited) by James Van Hise.

Article about John Adkins Richardson and “Maxor of Cirod” reprinted from the Southern Illinois University Alestle

“RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa. 

"A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT A MLJ PUBLICATION" by Raymond Miller.   “DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell and Sandy Soares. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by JB Clifford Jr and JVH. 

“THE PERTWILLABY PAPERS” Part Four, by Don Rosa. 

"THE EC ARTIST COLLECTOR" by JVH.   

“He Walked Among US — the EC Story That Nobody Talks About” by JVH.

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with a letter from Joe Brancatelli.  

 

Ads for:

BLEAK DECEMBER

CINEFANTASTIQUE

ERBDOM #81, 82

GOLDEN-AGE GREATS

HP LOVECRAFT LP

MIAMICON 1

SCREW’S LOOSE #1, 2

STAR TREK 74 and 75

THE BUYER’S GUIDE FOR COMIC FANDOM

THE SENSUOUS FRAZETTA

TIM CORRIGAN’S SUPERHERO COMICS #4

TREK #1

VALLEY OF THE CLIFFHANGERS

WINDY CITY ENTERPRISES (ELRIC; TALES OF THE MACABRE)

 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #122

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Editorial features include:

Front and back covers by Mike Ploog.

“An Interview with Rod Serling” reprinted from Gamma #1, a science fiction magazine published in 1963. 

Serling obituary by James Van Hise.  

“RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa. 

“Star Trek: The Tholian Web,” story re-told with stills.  

“Houstoncon ’75” by JVH. 

“A Houston Mini-Con is Anything But Mini” by JVH. 

Part 1 of “Maxor of Cirod” by John Adkins Richardson, reprinted from Fantastic Exploits #21. 

“Zero Hero” by RC Harvey. 

“DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell.  

“COMIC COLLECTORS COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by John Ellis, JB Clifford Jr, and JVH. 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with letters from M. Thomas Inge and RC Harvey.  

 

Ads for:

CINEFANTASTIQUE Vol. 4, #1

DEMONS portfolio by Kenneth Smith

DOC #1 (Doc Savage fanzine)

EQUINOX #3

ROBERT E. HOWARD’S CONAN LP

SPACED #1 and 2

STAR TREK ’75

THE CONNECTION 

TREK #2

WHIZZARD #7 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #123

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Editorial features include:

Front and back covers by Stephen Fabian.

Part 2 of “Maxor of Cirod” by John Adkins Richardson, reprinted from Fantastic Exploits #21. 

“RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa. 

“A Look at SPACE: 1999” by Thomas D.N. Zaegner, Mark Burbey, and James Van Hise. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by JB Clifford Jr and JVH.  

“Jawsmania Strikes!” compiled by JVH.  

“I Acted on ‘Impulse’” by Della Hawks. 

"THE EC ARTIST COLLECTOR" by JVH.  

“Orlandoncon” by JB Clifford Jr.  

“Glasses,” a one-page strip by Alan Hanley. 

“Caged Animal,” a 7-page werewolf strip by Kerry Gammill. 

“DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell.  

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS.”

 

Ads for:

DOC #1 (Doc Savage fanzine)

MEDIASCENE

MIAMICON 1

NOVA SCIENCE FICTION #1

ROBERT E. HOWARD’S CONAN LP

THE BUYER’S GUIDE FOR COMIC FANDOM

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #124

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Editorial features include:  

Cover by Robert Susor.  Back cover by Mike Zeck.

Part 1 of “Subjectivity,” an adaptation of a short story by Norman Spinrad illustrated by Kerry Gammill (illustrating the same script drawn by Mike Zeck in RBCC #117). 

Part 3 of “Maxor of Cirod” by John Adkins Richardson, reprinted from Fantastic Exploits #21. 

“THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown. 

“RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa. 

“The Outer Limits” by James Van Hise.  "THE EC ARTIST COLLECTOR" by JVH. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by JB Clifford Jr, Mike McKenney, and JVH. 

“DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell. 

“The 1975 San Diego Comic Convention” by JVH. 

“Ray B. and Me” by JVH. 

“COMIC COLLECTORS COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel. 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with letters from Doug Potter and Mike McKenney. 

 

Ads for:

ROBERT E. HOWARD’S CONAN LP

THE PREMIUM BIBLE

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #127

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Editorial features include:

Cover by Kerry Gammill.  Back cover by Stephen Fabian.

Part 4 (conclusion) of “Subjectivity,” an adaptation of a short story by Norman Spinrad illustrated by Kerry Gammill. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by JB Clifford Jr, Mark Burbey, Andrew Warner, and James Van Hise. 

“Magnus, Robot Fighter” by JVH. 

“Pogo Meets a Possum” by Walt Kelly, reprinted from Collier’s (April 29, 1955). 

“DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell.  

“The RBCC Comic Fandom Opinion Poll” conducted by Mark Burbey.  “Star Trek: New York” convention report by Gerry Gendlin. 

“RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa. 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with a letter from JB Clifford Jr.

 

Ads for:

CINEFANTASTIQUE Vol, 4, #4 and Vol. 5, #1

COMMUNICATOR #4/5

COMPASS #10

ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS #1

FANDOM FUNNIES #2 (RBCC parody)

FIRST FLIGHT (published?)

STAR TREK 75

THE ENFORCERS #1

Vaughn Bode’s CHEECH WIZARD

Vaughn Bode’s DEADBONE

VOYAGE #1 and 2

 

Also: an ad for THE COMICSHOP in Vancouver, Canada illustrated by George Metzger.

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #129

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KING KONG issue.

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by Tom Sutton.  Back cover by Todd Klein.

“Some of the Best of … RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa.  “DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell.  

“Kong the Book” by James Van Hise. 

“Kong the Comic” by JVH. 

“Kong the Movie” by JVH. 

Reprints of several newspaper articles about King Kong. 

“King Kong: 1976, or is it 1977?” by JVH.  

Centerspread by Robert Kline. 

“Zero Hero: by RC Harvey. 

"THE EC ARTIST COLLECTOR" by Larry Bigman. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Mike McKenney, Mark Burbey, Della Hawks, and JVH.  

Results of “The RBCC Comic Fandom Opinion Poll.”  

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with a letter from Hilary Barta.   

 

Ads for:

AC #2

A COMPLETE REFERENCE LIBRARY ON AMERICAN COMIC BOOKS

ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS #2

ERBDOM #80

FANTASCENE #2

FANZINE ’76

OMNICON SOUVENIR BOOK

STARLOG #1

STAR TREK: HOUSTON SOUVENIR BOOK

STAR TREK MAGAZINE #2

THE GALAXY OF FANDOM #2

TREK #5

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #136

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Editorial features include:

Cover by Mike Zeck.  Back cover by Dennis Fujitake.

“Beware the Creeper” by Mark Burbey. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Mark Burbey, Phil Sunde, JB Clifford Jr, and James Van Hise. 

"Don Rosa's INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa. 

ARTIST PROFILE of Don Rosa. 

"COMICS COMMENTARY" by JVH. 

“COMICOPIA” by RC Harvey. 

“THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown. 

Nominating Ballot for “The 1977 Comic Art Fan Awards.” 

“DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell and Sandy Soares. 

“Evolution” (1-page ) and “A Boy and His Machine” (8-pages), strips by Mark Burbey and Dennis Fujitake. 

"THE EC ARTIST COLLECTOR" by JVH. 

“POINT/COUNTER POINT” by Doug Haines and John Baglem.

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS.”

 

Ads for:

ART FANTASTIQUE #1 and #2

BARBARIAN COMICS #1 thru 4

BARBARIAN WOMEN #1

CALIFORNIA COMICS #1 and #2

CINEFANTASTIQUE Vol. 5, #4

COPPER TOADSTOOL #2

DIARY OF SLAUGHTER (Mike Zeck art; published?)

ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS #1 thru 4

LITTLE BOOK OF INNER SPACE

THRUST SF in Review #8

TREK #2-7

TREK SPECIAL #1

ZOTZ #2

 

 

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