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The Adventures of Superhero Girl

The Adventures of Superhero Girl

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Writer: Faith Erin Hicks
Illustrator: Faith Erin Hicks
Synopsis: What if you can leap tall buildings and defeat alien monsters with your bare hands, but you buy your capes at secondhand stores and have a weakness for kittens? Cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks brings charming humor to the trials and tribulations of a young, female superhero, battling monsters both supernatural and mundane in an all-too-ordinary world.
Awards:  2014 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Kids
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Amulet: The Stonekeeper

Amulet: The Stonekeeper

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Writer: Kazu Kibuishi
Illustrator: Kazu Kibuishi
Synopsis: After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids’ mom through a door in the basement. Em and Navin, desperate not to lose her, follow her into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals.Eventually, they enlist the help of a small mechanical rabbit named Miskit. Together with Miskit, they face the most terrifying monster of all, and Em finally has the chance to save someone she loves.
Reviews1, 2, 3

Anya’s Ghost

Anya's Ghost

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Writer: Vera Brosgol
Illustrator: Vera Brosgol
Synopsis: Anya could really use a friend. But her new BFF isn’t kidding about the “Forever” part . . .Of all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well, a new friend was not one of them. Especially not a new friend who’s been dead for a century.Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya’s normal life might actually be worse. She’s embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and she’s pretty much given up on fitting in at school. A new friend—even a ghost—is just what she needs.Or so she thinks.
Awards: Winner of the 2012 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Young Adults (Ages 12-17)
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Babymouse #16: Babymouse for President

Babymouse for President

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Writer: Jennifer Holm
Illustrator: Matthew Holm
Synopsis: It’s election season and if anyone knows what this country . . . er, what the student council needs, it’s Babymouse. The only trouble is, everyone else is running for President, too—even Babymouse’s locker! Will Felicia Furrypaws turn out the meangirl coalition? Does Babymouse have what it takes to become the voice of the people? Find out in Babymouse for President—the 16th hilarious, action-packed installment of the beloved Babymouse graphic novel series!
Awards:
 2013 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7)
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The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1: Kristy’s Great Idea

Babysitter's Club

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Writers: Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier
Illustrator: Raina Telgemeier
Synopsis: Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey are best friends and founding members of The Baby-sitters Club. Whatever comes up — cranky toddlers, huge dogs, scary neighbors, prank calls — you can count on them to save the day. But baby-sitting isn’t always easy, and neither is dealing with strict parents, new families, fashion emergencies, and mysterious secrets. But no matter what, the BSC have what they need most: friendship.
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Bandette Volume 1: Presto!

Bandette

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Writer: Paul Tobin
Illustrator: Colleen Coover
Synopsis: Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover’s enchanting, Eisner-nominated digital series comes to print! The world’s greatest thief is a costumed teen burglar in swinging Paris by the nome d’arte of Bandette! Gleefully plying her skills on either side of the law, Bandette is a thorn in the sides of both police inspector Belgique and the criminal underworld. But it’s not all breaking hearts and purloining masterpieces when a rival thief discovers that an international criminal organization wants Bandette dead! This beautiful hardcover includes the first arc, tales of Bandette’s street urchin helpers by guest artists, an original illustrated story, and more!
Awards:
Multiple Eisner Award Nominee for Best Ongoing Series, Artist and Webcomic
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Batgirl: Year One

Batgirl: Year One

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Writers: Chuck Dixon, Scott Beatty
Illustrator: Marcos Martin
Synopsis: Barbara Gordon is a bright and eager young woman who has already achieved much in her life but struggles to find her true calling. After graduating college in her teens, Barbara hoped to follow in her father’s footsteps and serve as a dedicated officer of the law, but her plans are derailed by her father’s over-protectiveness and society’s prejudices. This leads Barbara to seize a different path towards her goal and adopt the vigilante persona of Batgirl. As she learns the ropes of the vigilante lifestyle, she finds herself thrown into conflict with Batman and the crosshairs of aspiring supervillains.
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Batgirl Vol. 1: The Batgirl of Burnside

Batgirl

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Writers: Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher
Illustrator: Babs Tarr
Synopsis: Burnside – the coolest neighborhood in Gotham – is a hub for young artists, fashionistas and techies. And now, it is also home to Batgirl. As the newest resident of the city’s hippest zip code, Barbara has new roommates, a new school and a new costume. But as Batgirl’s popularity grows (along with her devoted online fan base), Burnside suddenly seems to have an excess of Batgirls. And one of these imposters is out to kill off the original!
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Bone #1: Out from Boneville

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Writer: Jeff Smith
Illustrator: Jeff Smith
Synopsis: The BONE adventures tell the story of a young bone boy, Fone Bone, and his two cousins, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone, who are banned from their homeland of Boneville. When the cousins find themselves mysteriously trapped in a wonderful but often terrifying land filled with secrets and danger – and special new friendships – they are soon caught up in adventures beyond their wildest dreams.
Awards:
Winner of 10 Eisner Awards and 11 Harvey Awards
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Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Pursuit of Flight

Captain Marvel

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Writers: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Illustrators: Emma Rios, Dexter Soy, Ed McGuinness
Synopsis: The “Mightiest” of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes is back! Ace pilot. Legendary Avenger. One hundred percent pure bad-^&*. Carol Danvers has a new name, a new mission – and all the power she needs to make her own life a living hell. As the new Captain Marvel, Carol is forging from a challenge from her past! It’s a firefight in the sky as the Banshee Squadron debut – but who are the Prowlers, and where has Carol seen them before? And how does secret NASA training program Mercury 13 fit in? Witness Captain Marvel in blazing battlefield action that just may change the course of history! Avengers Time Travel Protocols: engage!
Awards:
Multiple Eisner Nominee
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Cleopatra in Space #1: Target Practice

Cleopatra in Space

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Writer: Mike Maihack
Illustrator: Mike Maihack
Synopsis: When a young Cleopatra (yes, THAT Cleopatra) finds a mysterious tablet that zaps her to the far, REALLY far future, she learns of an ancient prophecy that says she is destined to save the galaxy from the tyrannical rule of the evil Xaius Octavian. She enrolls in Yasiro Academy, a high-tech school with classes like algebra, biology, and alien languages (which Cleo could do without), and combat training (which is more Cleo’s style). With help from her teacher Khensu, Cleo learns what it takes to be a great leader, all while trying to figure out how she’s going to get her homework done, make friends, and avoid detention!
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Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant

Delilah Dirk

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Writer: Tony Cliff
Illustrator: Tony Cliff
Synopsis: Lovable ne’er-do-well Delilah Dirk is an Indiana Jones for the 19th century. She has traveled to Japan, Indonesia, France, and even the New World. Using the skills she’s picked up on the way, Delilah’s adventures continue as she plots to rob a rich and corrupt Sultan in Constantinople. With the aid of her flying boat and her newfound friend, Selim, she evades the Sultan’s guards, leaves angry pirates in the dust, and fights her way through the countryside. For Delilah, one adventure leads to the next in this thrilling and funny installment in her exciting life.
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 Drama

Drama

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Writer: Raina Telgemeier
Illustrator: Raina Telgemeier
Synopsis: Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school’s production of Moon Over Mississippi, she’s a terrible singer. Instead she’s the set designer for the stage crew, and this year she’s determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn’t know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen, and when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier!
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 El Deafo

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Writers: Cece Bell
Illustrator: Cece Bell
Synopsis: Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful—and very awkward—hearing aid. The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear—sometimes things she shouldn’t—but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become “El Deafo, Listener for All.” And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she’s longed for
Awards: 
2015 Newbery Honor Book
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Foiled

Foiled

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Writers: Jane Yolen
Illustrators: Mike Cavallaro
Synopsis: In Foiled!, New York City high school fencer and role game player Aliera Carstairs is another teen-aged girl thrust into an otherworldly realm. One day in Grand Central Station, she happens to put on her fencing mask and suddenly sees herself surrounded by ogres, pixies, dragons and other supposedly mythical creatures. Eventually, one of these beings explains to Aliera that the second-hand foil her mother bought her at a tag sale is actually an enchanted weapon, and that as its bearer, she has been chosen as the Last Defender of Faerie, champion of Helfdon.
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Friends with Boys

Friends with Boys

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Writers: Faith Erin Hicks
Illustrators: Faith Erin Hicks
Synopsis: Maggie McKay hardly knows what to do with herself. After an idyllic childhood of homeschooling with her mother and rough-housing with her older brothers, it’s time for Maggie to face the outside world, all on her own. But that means facing high school first. And it also means solving the mystery of the melancholy ghost who has silently followed Maggie throughout her entire life. Maybe it even means making a new friend–one who isn’t one of her brothers.
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Girl Genius Omnibus Volume One: Agatha Awakens

Girl Genius

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Writers: Phil Foglio,  Kaja Foglio
Illustrators: Phil Foglio,  Kaja Foglio
Synopsis: The Industrial Revolution has become all-out war! Mad Scientists, gifted with the Spark of genius, unleash insane inventions on an unprepared Europe. For centuries, the Heterodyne family of inventors kept the peace, but the last Heterodyne disappeared twenty years ago, leaving their ally Baron Klaus Wulfenbach to maintain order with his fleet of airships and army of unstoppable, if not very bright, Jaeger Monsters. At Transylvania Polygnostic University, Agatha Clay dreams of being a scientist herself, but her trouble concentrating dooms her to be a lowly minion at best. When her locket, a family heirloom, is stolen, Agatha shows signs of having the Spark in a spectacular, destructive fashion and captures the attention of the Baron–and the Baron’s handsome young son, Gilgamesh. Swept up to the Baron’s Airship City, Agatha finds herself in the midst of the greatest minds of her generation, as well as palace intrigue, dashing heroes, and an imperial cat. Agatha may be the most brilliant mind of her generation and the key to control of the continent, but first, she just has to survive.Reviews: None

Gotham Academy Vol. 1: Welcome to Gotham Academy

Gotham Academy

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Writers: Becky Cloonan, Brendan Fletcher
Illustrators: Karl Kerschel
Synopsis: Welcome to Gotham Academy, the most prestigious school in Gotham City. Only the best and brightest students may enter its halls, study in its classrooms, explore its secret passages, summon its terrifying spirits…Okay, so Gotham Academy isn’t like other schools. But Olive Silverlock isn’t like other students. After a mysterious incident over summer break, she’s back at school with a bad case of amnesia, an even worse attitude… and an unexplained fear of bats.Olive’s supposed to show new student Maps Mizoguchi the ropes. Problem: Maps is kid sister of Kyle, Olive’s ex. Then there’s the ghost haunting the campus…the secret society conducting bizarre rituals…and Bruce Wayne, the weirdo billionaire who funds the Academy – and may know the secret to Olive’s big mystery.
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Lumberjanes Vol. 1

Lumberjanes

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Writers: Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis
Illustrator: Brooke Allen
Synopsis:Five best friends spending the summer at Lumberjane scout camp…defeating yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons…what’s not to love?!Friendship to the max! Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! LUMBERJANES is one of those punk rock, love-everything-about-it stories that appeals to fans of basically all excellent things. It’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Gravity Falls and features five butt-kicking, rad teenage girls wailing on monsters and solving a mystery with the whole world at stake
Awards: 2015 Eisner Nominee: Best New Series, Best Publication for Teens
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Molly Danger Book 1

Molly Danger

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Writer: Jamal Igle
Illustrator: Juan Castro
Synopsis: She’s the hero you’ve been waiting for! Eternally child-like and inhumanly strong, Molly Danger has protected the citizens of the once sleepy town of Coopersville, New York for the past 20 years from the terror of the sinister Supermechs. But what secrets from her past threaten to destroy everything she holds dear when new D.A.R.T. recruit Austin Briggs becomes her pilot?
Reviews: None

Ms. Marvel Vol. 1: No Normal

Ms. Marvel

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Writer: G. Willow Wilson
Illustrators: Adrian Alphona, Jacob Wyatt
Synopsis: Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City — until she’s suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them, as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to bear? Kamala has no idea, either. But she’s comin’ for you, New York!
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Princeless, Vol. 1: Save Yourself

Princeless

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Writer: Jeremy Whitley
Illustrators: M Goodwin
Synopsis: Adrienne Ashe never wanted to be a princess. She hates fancy dinners, is uncomfortable in lavish dresses, and has never wanted to wait on someone else to save her. However, on the night of her 16th-birthday, her parents, the King and Queen, locked her away in a tower guarded by a dragon to await the rescue of some handsome prince. Now Adrienne has decided to take matters into her own hands! – Come join the Eisner-nominated team of Jeremy Whitley and M. Goodwin for a tale of swashbuckling in the face of sexism. Princeless is the action/adventure for the girl who’s tired of waiting to be rescued and ready to save herself!
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Rocket Girl Volume 1: Times Squared

Rocket Girl - Vol 1

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Writer: Brandon Montclare
Illustrator: Amy Reeder
Synopsis: Dayoung Johansson is a 15-year-old with attitude-and a jet-pack-wearing cop from the future! When a team of physicists at a corporate research lab switch on their experimental time machine in 1986, Dayoung bursts through the chamber and demands they stop their research. Their discoveries, she claims, set off a domino effect that leads to a future ruled by dirty megacorporation Quintum Mechanics, a future so bleak that she’s willing to totally dismantle it. But NYPD cops in 1986 don’t take kindly to a punk kid in a jet pack, and Dayoung-affectionately dubbed Rocket Girl after she performs a handful of daring rescues-quickly finds herself on the wrong side of the law.
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Runaways: The Complete Collection Volume 1

Runaways

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Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
Illustrator: Adrian Alphona
Synopsis: They were six normal teenagers linked only by their wealthy parents’ annual business meeting…until a chance discovery revealed the shocking truth: their parents are the secret criminal society known as the Pride! For years, the Pride controlled all criminal acti vity in Los Angeles, ruling the city with an iron fist…and now, with their true natures exposed, the Pride will take any measures necessary to protect their organizati on – even if it means taking out their own children! Now on the run from their villainous parents, Nico, Chase, Karolina, Gertrude, Molly and Alex have only each other to rely on.
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Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman Vol. 1

Sensation Comics

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Writer: Gail Simone
Illustrator: Phil Jimenez
Synopsis: When an unholy alliance of Arkham Asylum’s worst criminals clips the Batman’s wings and takes over Gotham City, she’s there to take back the night! Alien masterminds menace the mighty young superheroines known as Supergirl and Mary Marvel, she’s there to lead them to victory! Her enemies strike with the speed of the Cheetah, the sorcery of Circe, and the hypno-horror of Doctor Psycho, she’s there to bring them to justice! Is Diana-Princess of Themiscyra, founder of the Justice League, ambassador for peace, and warrior for women everywhere. She is Wonder Woman-and in SENSATION COMICS, she’s taking a turn in the spotlight with comics’ biggest talents!
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She-Hulk Vol. 1: Law and Disorder

She-Hulk

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Writer: Charles Soule
Illustrator: Javier Pulido
Synopsis: Jennifer Walters is the She-Hulk! A stalwart member of the Avengers and FF, she’s also a killer attorney with a pile of degrees and professional respect. But juggling cases and kicking bad guy butt is a little more complicated than she anticipated. With a new practice, a new paralegal and a mounting number of super villains she’s racking up as personal enemies, She Hulk might have bitten off more than she can chew! When Kristoff Vernard, the son of Victor Von Doom, seeks extradition, it’s an international jailbreak, She-Hulk-style! Then, She-Hulk and Hellcat must uncover the secrets of the Blue File — a conspiracy that touches the entire Marvel Universe! And when someone important to She-Hulk is killed, and won’t let it stand — but who can she trust? She-Hulk takes on her most terrifying role yet: defendant!
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Sisters

Sisters

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Writer: Raina Telgemeier
Illustrator: Raina Telgemeier
Synopsis: Raina can’t wait to be a big sister. But once Amara is born, things aren’t quite how she expected them to be. Amara is cute, but she’s also a cranky, grouchy baby, and mostly prefers to play by herself. Their relationship doesn’t improve much over the years, but when a baby brother enters the picture and later, something doesn’t seem right between their parents, they realize they must figure out how to get along. They are sisters, after all.
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Smile

Smile

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Writer: Raina Telgemeier
Illustrator: Raina Telgemeier
Synopsis: Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth. What follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there’s still more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion, and friends who turn out to be not so friendly.
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Storm Vol. 1: Make It Rain

Storm

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Writer: Greg Pak
Illustrator: Victor Ibanez, Matteo Buffagni
Synopsis: Thief. Goddess. Headmistress. Queen. The X-Man called Storm has always defied a single title. And her desire to better the world has never been limited to only her own kind. On an ongoing mission to foster goodwill, and safeguard both mankind and mutants, Ororo Munroe will travel the globe — confronting villains, gods, monsters and everything in between. She will overthrow tyrants, quell tsunamis and strive to see her dream for the world realized. She is Storm, a hero like no other — and the skies will tremble at the sight of their namesake. But now, Storm must handle the fallout caused by familiar faces from her past. Why is Callisto kidnapping wayward youths from the streets of New York? Will Storm’s romance with Forge be reignited? And can Yukio help Storm deal with the death of Wolverine?
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Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade

Supergirl

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Writer: Landry Q. Walker
Illustrator: Eric Jones
Synopsis: Super strength, the ability to fly and extra-speedy reflexes should make a girl’s life easier, but they only seem to complicate things for Supergirl. Life gets a lot crazier, though, when a new enemy named Belinda Zee shows up. And with girls like Belinda around, facing down Super-Villains doesn’t seem so bad.
Reviews: None

Takio

Takio

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Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Illustrator: Michael Avon Oeming
Synopsis: It’s the story of two sisters in a multiracial, adoptive family who are driving each other insane!!! But when a one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime accident gives them real-life superpowers, these two sisters become the first actual super heroes in the entire world.
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Thor: Goddess of Thunder

Thor

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Writer: Jason Aaron
Illustrator: Russell Dauterman
Synopsis: Mjolnir lies on the moon, unable to be lifted! Something dark has befallen the God of Thunder, leaving him unworthy for the first time ever! But when Frost Giants invade Earth, the hammer will be lifted – and a mysterious woman will be transformed into an all-new version of the mighty Thor! Who is this new Goddess of Thunder? Not even Odin knows…but she may be Earth’s only hope against the Frost Giants! Get ready for a Thor like you’ve never seen before, as this all-new heroine takes Midgard by storm!
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Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir

Tomboy

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Writer: Liz Prince
Illustrator: Liz Prince
Synopsis: Tomboy is a graphic novel about refusing gender boundaries, yet unwittingly embracing gender stereotypes at the same time, and realizing later in life that you can be just as much of a girl in jeans and a T-shirt as you can in a pink tutu. A memoir told anecdotally, Tomboy follows author and zine artist Liz Prince through her early childhood into adulthood and explores her ever-evolving struggles and wishes regarding what it means to “be a girl.”
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz

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Writer: Eric Shanower
Illustrators: Skottie Young
Synopsis: The premier American fantasy adventure gets the Merry Marvel treatment! Eisner Award-winning writer/artist Eric Shanower (Age of Bronze) teams up with fan-favorite artist Skottie Young (New X-Men) to bring L. Frank Baum’s beloved classic to life! When Kansas farm girl Dorothy flies away to the magical Land of Oz, she fatally flattens a Wicket Witch, liberates a Scarecrow and is hailed by the Munchkin people as a great sorceress…but all she really wants to know is: how does she get home?
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A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel

A Wrinkle in Time

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Writers: Madeleine L’Engle, Hope Larson
Illustrator: Hope Larson
Synopsis: The world already knows Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, Calvin O’Keefe, and the three Mrs-Who, Whatsit, and Which-the memorable and wonderful characters who fight off a dark force and save our universe in the Newbery Award-winning classic A Wrinkle in Time. But in 50 years of publication, the book has never been illustrated. Now, Hope Larson takes the classic story to a new level with her vividly imagined interpretations of tessering and favorite characters, like the Happy Medium and Aunt Beast. Perfect for delighting old fans and winning over new ones, this graphic novel adaptation is a must-read
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X-Men, Vol. 1: Primer

X-Men-Primer

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Writer: Brian Wood
Illustrators: Oliver Coipel
Synopsis: The X-Women finally get their own book, from critically acclaimed superstars Brian Wood and Oliver Coipel! An old enemy shows up at the X-Men’s door, seeking asylum from an ancient evil come back to earth. Meanwhile, Jubilee has come home, and she’s brought with her an orphaned baby who might hold the key to the earth’s survival…or its destruction. Against a backdrop of what seems like an alien invasion and an eons-spanning war between brother and sister, Storm steps up and puts together a team to protect the child and stop a new threat that could destroy all life on earth!
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Zita the Spacegirl

Zita the Spacegirl

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Writer: Ben Hatke
Illustrators: Ben Hatke
Synopsis: Zita’s life took a cosmic left turn in the blink of an eye.When her best friend is abducted by an alien doomsday cult, Zita leaps to the rescue and finds herself a stranger on a strange planet. Humanoid chickens and neurotic robots are shocking enough as new experiences go, but Zita is even more surprised to find herself taking on the role of intergalactic hero. Before long, aliens in all shapes and sizes don’t even phase her. Neither do ancient prophecies, doomed planets, or even a friendly con man who takes a mysterious interest in Zita’s quest.Zita the Spacegirl is a fun, captivating tale of friendship and redemption from Flight veteran Ben Hatke. It also has more whimsical, eye-catching, Miyazaki-esque monsters than you can shake a stick at.
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Teens and Adults

 Angela: Asgard’s Assassin

Angela: Asgard's Assassin

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Available: August 18, 2015

Writers: Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett
Illustrator: Phil Jimenez, Stephanie Hans
Synopsis: All her life, Angela — the finest warrior of Heven — was raised to hate Asgard with every fiber of her being. And now Angela knows the truth about her identity: She is Thor’s sister. She is an Asgardian. Cast out of her home and wanting nothing to do with Asgard, Angela must now strike out on her own! But what does Angela have that both Asgard and Heven want? And why are they so eager to get it?
Reviews: None

Batwoman Vol. 1: Hydrology

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Writers: J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman
Illustrator: Amy Reeder
Synopsis:Batwoman (a.ka. Kate Kane) faces deadly new challenges in her war against Gotham City’s underworld–and new trials in her personal life. Who or what is stealing children from the barrio, and for what vile purpose? Will Kate train her cousin, Bette Kane (a.k.a. Flamebird), as her new sidekick? How will she handle unsettling revelations about her father, Colonel Jacob Kane? And why is a certain government agency suddenly taking an interest in her? These are some of the questions that will be answered in this long-awaited series!
Reviews: None

Between Gears

Between Gears

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Writer: Natalie Nourigat
Illustrators Natalie Nourigat
Synopsis: This honest, autobiographical account of a college senior’s life will transport you to the land of Jell-O shots, term papers, job interviews, road trips, and sanguine optimism in the face of uncertainty and change. This trade paperback of Between Gears collects the comic in its entirety, with 30-pages of new material!
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Bitch Planet Volume 1

Bitch Planet

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Available July 21, 2015

Writer: Kelly DeConnick
Illustrators: Valentine De Landro, Robert Wilson IV
Synopsis:Eisner Award-nominated writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (Pretty Deadly, Captain Marvel) and Valentine De Landro (X-Factor) team up to bring you the premiere volume of Bitch Planet, a deliciously vicious riff on women-in-prison sci-fi exploitation. In a future just a few years down the road in the wrong direction, a woman’s failure to comply with her patriarchal overlords will result in exile to the meanest penal planet in the galaxy. When the newest crop of fresh femmes arrive, can they work together to stay alive or will hidden agendas, crooked guards, and the deadliest sport on (or off!) Earth take them to their maker?
Reviews: None

Fables: Legends in Exile, Vol. 1

Fables

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Writers: Bill Willingham
Illustrators: James Jean, Alex Maleev
Synopsis: When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile. Disguised among the “mundys,” their name for normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical characters created their own secret society that they call Fabletown. From their exclusive luxury apartment buildings on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, these creatures of legend must fight for their survival in the new world.
Awards: 14 Eisners and counting
Reviews: None

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Fun Home

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Writers: Alison Bechdel
Illustrator: Alison Bechdel
Synopsis: In this groundbreaking, bestselling graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. In her hands, personal history becomes a work of amazing subtlety and power, written with controlled force and enlivened with humor, rich literary allusion, and heartbreaking detail. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the “Fun Home.” It was not until college that Alison, who had recently come out as a lesbian, discovered that her father was also gay. A few weeks after this revelation, he was dead, leaving a legacy of mystery for his daughter to resolve.
Awards: 14 Eisners and counting
Reviews: None

Ghost World

Ghost World

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Writers: Daniel Clowes
Illustrators: Daniel Clowes
Synopsis: Ghost World has become a cultural and generational touchstone, and continues to enthrall and inspire readers over a decade after its original release as a graphic novel. Originally serialized in the pages of the seminal comic book Eightball throughout the mid-1990s, this quasi-autobiographical story (the name of one of the protagonists is famously an anagram of the author’s name) follows the adventures of two teenage girls, Enid and Becky, two best friends facing the prospect of growing up, and more importantly, apart. Daniel Clowes is one of the most respected cartoonists of his generation, and Ghost World is his magnum opus..
Awards: 1998 Ignatz Award Winner, Outstanding Graphic Novel
Reviews: None

Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon

Hawkeye

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Writers: Matt Fraction
Illustrators: David Aja, Javier Pulido
Synopsis: The breakout star of this summer’s blockbuster Avengers film, Clint Barton – aka the self-made hero Hawkeye – fights for justice! With ex-Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, he’s out to prove himself as one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! SHIELD recruits Clint to intercept a packet of incriminating evidence – before he becomes the most wanted man in the world. You won’t believe what is on The Tape! What is the Vagabond Code? Matt Fraction pens a Hawkeye thriller that spans the globe…and the darkest parts of Hawkeye’s mind. Barton and Bishop mean double the Hawkeye and double the trouble…and stealing from the rich never looked so good.
Awards: Multiple Eisner Award Winner
Reviews: None

Lazarus Volume 1

Lazarus

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Writers: Greg Rucka
Illustrators: Santiago Arcas, Michael Lark
Synopsis: Collecting the first four issues of the Eisner-winning team of Rucka and Lark’s critically acclaimed new series about Forever Carlyle, the Lazarus of the Carlyle Family. Included is the previously only-available-online, four-page short, “Family: Prelude.” In a dystopian near-future, government is a quaint concept, resources are coveted, and possession is 100% of the law. A handful of Families rule, jealously guarding what they have and exploiting the Waste who struggle to survive in their domains. Forever Carlyle defends her family’s holdings through deception and force as their protector, their Lazarus. Shot dead defending the family home, Forever’s day goes downhill from there…
Awards: Eisner Nominee Best New Series
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Love & Rockets: Maggie the Mechanic

Maggie and the Mechanic

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Writer: Jaime Hernandez
Illustrator: Jaime Hernandez
Synopsis: Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2007, Love and Rockets will finally be released in its most accessible form yet: as a series of compact, thick, affordable, mass-market volumes that present the whole story in perfect chronological order. The 25th anniversary Love and Rockets celebration continues with this, the first of three volumes collecting the adventures of the spunky Maggie, her annoying best friend and sometime lover Hopey, and their circle of friends, including their bombshell friend Penny Century, Maggie’s weirdo mentor Izzyas well as the wrestler Rena Titanon and Maggie’s handsome love interest, Rand Race. Maggie the Mechanic collects the earliest, punkiest, most heavily sci-fi stories of Maggie and her circle of friends, and you can see the artist refine his approach: Despite these strong shifts in tone, the stunning art and razor sharp characterizations keep this collection consistent, and enthralling throughout.
Awards: Eisner, Ignatz and Harvey winner
Reviews: None

 MIND MGMT Volume 1: The Manager

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Writer: Matt Kindt
Illustrator: Matt Kindt
Synopsis: Reporting on a commercial flight where everyone aboard lost their memories, a young journalist stumbles onto a much bigger story, the top-secret Mind Management program. Her ensuing journey involves weaponized psychics, hypnotic advertising, talking dolphins, and seemingly immortal pursuers, as she attempts to find the flight’s missing passenger, the man who was MIND MGMT’s greatest success–and its most devastating failure. But in a world where people can rewrite reality itself, can she trust anything she sees?
Reviews: None

 Persepolis

Persepolis

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Writer: Marjane Satrapi
Illustrator: Marjane Satrapi
Synopsis: Persepolis is the story of Satrapi’s unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming–both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland. It is the chronicle of a girlhood and adolescence at once outrageous and familiar, a young life entwined with the history of her country yet filled with the universal trials and joys of growing up.
Reviews: None

Pretty Deadly, Volume 1

Pretty Deadly

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Writer: Kelly Sue Deconnick
Illustrator: Emma Rios, Jordie Bellaire, Clayton Cowles
Synopsis: Kelly Sue Deconnick (Avengers Assemble, Captain Marvel) & Emma Rios (Dr. Strange, Osborn) reunite to bring you an all-new ongoing series that marries the magical realism of Sandman with the western brutality of Preacher. Death’s daughter rides the wind on a horse made of smoke and her face bears the skull marks of her father. Her tale of retribution is as beautifully lush as it is unflinchingly savage.
Reviews: None

Rat Queens Volume 1: Sass & Sorcery

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Writer: Kurtis J. Wiebe
Illustrator: Roc Upchurch
Synopsis: Who are the Rat Queens? A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire, and they’re in the business of killing all god’s creatures for profit. It’s also a darkly comedic sass-and-sorcery series starring Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief. This modern spin on an old school genre is a violent monster-killing epic that is like Buffy meets Tank Girl in a Lord of the Rings world on crack!
Reviews: None

Red Sonja Volume 1: Queen of the Plagues

Red Sonja: Queen of Plagues

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WriterGail Simone
Illustrator: Adriano Lucas
Synopsis: Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword, intends to pay back a blood debt owed to the one man who has gained her respect… even if it means leading a doomed army to their certain deaths! Who is Dark Annisia, and how has this fearsome warrior accomplished what no god nor demon has been able to do: force Sonja to her knees in surrender? An epic tale of blood, lust, and vengeance, Queen of the Plagues takes Red Sonja from the depths of her own grave to the heights of battlefield glory.
Reviews: None

Saga, Vol. 1

Saga

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Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
Illustrator: Fiona Staples
Synopsis: When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. From New York Times bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina) and critically acclaimed artist Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, North 40), Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults. .
Reviews: None

Seconds

Seconds

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Writer: Bryan Lee O’Malley
Illustrator: Bryan Lee O’Malley
Synopsis: Katie’s got it pretty good. She’s a talented young chef, she runs a successful restaurant, and she has big plans to open an even better one. Then, all at once, progress on the new location bogs down, her charming ex-boyfriend pops up, her fling with another chef goes sour, and her best waitress gets badly hurt. And just like that, Katie’s life goes from pretty good to not so much. What she needs is a second chance. Everybody deserves one, after all—but they don’t come easy. Luckily for Katie, a mysterious girl appears in the middle of the night with simple instructions for a do-it-yourself do-over:1. Write your mistake
2. Ingest one mushroom
3. Go to sleep
4. Wake anewAnd just like that, all the bad stuff never happened, and Katie is given another chance to get things right. She’s also got a dresser drawer full of magical mushrooms—and an irresistible urge to make her life not just good, but perfect. Too bad it’s against the rules. But Katie doesn’t care about the rules—and she’s about to discover the unintended consequences of the best intentions.
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Sex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird Trick

Sex Criminals

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Writer: Matt Fraction
Illustrator: Chip Zdarsky
Synopsis: Suzie’s just a regular gal with an irregular gift: when she has sex, she stops time. One day she meets Jon and it turns out he has the same ability. And sooner or later they get around to using their gifts to do what we’d ALL do: rob a couple banks. A bawdy and brazen sex comedy for comics begins here, by Matt Fraction (Satellite Sam, Hawkeye) and Chip Zdarsky (Prison Funnies, Monster Cops). “On the surface, this is a hilarious story of two people, Suzanne and Jon, with the power to stop time after they orgasm, and then rob banks while (almost) everyone else is frozen in time, which is an amazingly original idea. But underneath that, this is a story of the beginning of a relationship: its exciting newness, its terrifying possibilities, its ups and downs, its secrets and understandings, and, of course, its sex.”
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Strangers In Paradise Pocket Book 1

Strangers in Paradise

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Writer: Terry Moore
Illustrator: Terry Moore
Synopsis: Katchoo is a beautiful young woman living a quiet life with everything going for her. She’s smart, independent and very much in love with her best friend, Francine. Then Katchoo meets David, a gentle but persistent young man who is determined to win Katchoo’s heart. The resulting love triangle is a touching comedy of romantic errors until Katchoo’s former employer comes looking for her and $850,000 in missing mob money. As her idyllic life begins to fall apart, Katchoo discovers no one can be trusted and that the past she thought she left behind now threatens to destroy her and everything she loves, including Francine. This is the first edition in the series – don’t miss it!
Reviews: None

Strong Female Protagonist Book One

Strong Female Protagonist

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Writer: Brennan Lee Mulligan
Illustrator: Molly Ostertag
Synopsis: With superstrength and invulnerability, Alison Green used to be one of the most powerful superheroes around. Fighting crime with other teenagers under the alter ego Mega Girl was fun – until an encounter with Menace, her mind-reading arch enemy, showed her evidence of a sinister conspiracy, and suddenly battling giant robots didn’t seem so important. Now Alison is going to college and trying to find ways to help the world while still getting to class on time. It’s impossible to escape the past, however, and everyone has their own idea of what it means to be a hero…
Reviews: None

Velvet Volume 1

Velvet

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Writer: Ed Brubaker
Illustrator: Steve Epting
Synopsis: From the bestselling creators of Captain America: The Winter Soldier comes this smash-hit spy thriller with a unique new twist! – When the world’s greatest secret agent is killed, all evidence points to Velvet Templeton, the personal secretary to the Director of the Agency. But Velvet’s got a dark secret buried in her past… because she’s also the most dangerous woman alive!
Reviews: None

 Whiteout, Vol. 1

Whiteout

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Writer: Greg Rucka
Illustrator: Steve Lieber
Synopsis: You can’t get any further down than the bottom of the world – Antarctica. Cold, desolate, nothing but ice and snow for miles and miles. Carrie Stetko is a U.S. Marshal, and she’s made The Ice her home. In its vastness, she has found a place where she can forget her troubled past and feel at peace… Until someone commits a murder in her jurisdiction and that peace is shattered. The murderer is one of five men scattered across the continent, and he has more reason to hide than just the slaying. Several ice samples were taken from the area around the body, and the depth of the drilling signifies something particular was removed. Enter Lily Sharpe, who wants to know what was so important another man’s life had to be taken for it. But are either of the women prepared for the secrets and betrayals at the core of the situation?
Reviews: None

Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia

The Hiketeia

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Writer: Greg Rucka
Illustrators: J.G. Jones, Wade Von Grawbadger, Dave Stewart
Synopsis: Princess Diana, Wonder Woman’s real identity, grew up steeped in the ancient Greek culture and society. As Wonder Woman, she’s been through culture shock going from her distant home to the outside world. While she has adjusted somewhat to the differences, much about this world still surprises her. As the story opens, Diana is confused when a young woman comes to her and offers herself in the ancient ways of supplication. Diana isn’t sure what to make of Danielle Wellys, but she accepts the woman as a supplicant and makes “Hiketeia,” binding herself to protect Danielle. However, Danielle has problems that not even Wonder Woman may be able to guard her from. Danielle’s been seeking vengeance since her sister was murdered, and her mission has involved everyone from the ancient Greek Furies to Batman. As Batman, Wonder Woman and the Furies clash over her fate, Danielle watches and makes a decision that will affect them all. Rucka just began a stint as the regular writer of the monthly Wonder Woman comic, but this is his first real exploration of the character. His treatment of the myths and lore associated with Wonder Woman/Princess Diana is impressive. Jones’s beautiful pencils and attention to detail capture the characters’ heart and emotion, as well as the soul of the cities and other background objects.
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