Thursday, December 31, 2009

Curious Comics Holiday Hours

Thursday December 31 ... 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday January 1 ... Closed!
Saturday January 2 ... 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Happy New Year from everyone at Curious Comics!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Just a Reminder...

Just a quick reminder: there will be no new comics this Wednesday apart from Blackest Night #6 from DC Comics, a preview of Marvel's upcoming crossover event in Origins of Siege, and a new limited printing of Fall of the Hulks: Alpha, complete with a new variant cover.

We return to our usual new comics shipping schedule next week!


Sunday, December 27, 2009

Boxing Weekend Sale Continues!

The Curious Comics Boxing Weekend Sale is on now! Look for big discounts on your favourite graphic novels, games, DVDs and more... but don't wait too long, because Santa takes all the bargains back to the North Pole with him at 6:00 PM on Monday evening. Don't miss out - see you there!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Boxing Day Sale on now!

Run don't walk to your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics ASAP -- our yearly Boxing Day Sale is on now! Save buckets of cash on all your favourite comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, games, miniatures and more.

Hey, why are you still reading this? Get out there before the shelves are all empty!! Or 6:00 PM, whichever comes first.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

What are you doing reading this? It's December 25th! Go open your Christmas presents, already!

But, as long as you're here -- have a safe and happy Christmas from everyone at Curious Comics!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Curious Comics Holiday Hours

Thursday December 24 ... 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday December 25 ... Closed!
Saturday December 26 ... 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Have a safe & Merry Christmas from everyone at Curious Comics!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #616
ANGEL ANNUAL #1
ANGEL ONLY HUMAN #5 (OF 5)
ARCHIE #604
ARKHAM REBORN #3 (OF 3)
AVENGERS INITIATIVE #31 SIEGE
BLACKEST NIGHT JSA #1 (OF 3)
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER WILLOW ONE SHOT (OSW)
CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN WHO WILL WIELD THE SHIELD
CHEW #7 (MR)
CRIMINAL SINNERS #3 (MR)
DARK AVENGERS ARES #3 (OF 3)
DARK TOWER BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #2 (OF 5)
DETECTIVE COMICS #860
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP #7 (OF 24)
FALL OF HULKS GAMMA FOH
FANTASTIC FOUR #574
FREDDY JASON ASH NIGHTMARE WARRIORS #6 (OF 6) (MR)
GI JOE ORIGINS #10
GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #7
GREEN LANTERN #49 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
HALO BLOOD LINE #1 (OF 5) (MR)
HELLBOY BRIDE OF HELL ONE SHOT (OSW)
IMAGE UNITED #2 (OF 6)
INCREDIBLE HERCULES #139
IRON MAN VS WHIPLASH #2 (OF 4)
IRREDEEMABLE #9
JACK OF FABLES #41 (MR)
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #34
NEW AVENGERS #60
NEW MUTANTS #8 XN
POWERS #2 (MR)
PUNISHER #12
SECRET WARRIORS #11
SPIDER-WOMAN #4
STAND SOUL SURVIVORS #3 (OF 5)
STAR WARS KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC #48
STAR WARS LEGACY #43
SUPERMAN #695
TEEN TITANS #78 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
THOR #605
UNCANNY X-MEN #519
WHAT IF ASTONISHING X-MEN
WHAT IF SPIDER-MAN HOUSE OF M
WOLVERINE ORIGINS #43
WOLVERINE WEAPON X #8
WORLDS FINEST #3 (OF 4)
X-MEN FOREVER #14
X-MEN LEGACY #231 XN

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Wish List: Settlers of Catan!

Stressed out about Christmas shopping? Looking for the coolest possible gifts for the most reasonable price around? Well, don't worry - Curious Comics is here to help make your Christmas both cool and affordable! As Christmas gets closer, keep an eye on this blog as we feature some of the best holiday treats guaranteed to please even the hardest-to-buy-for people on your Christmas list.

The multiple award-winning Settlers of Catan series of boardgames puts players on the newly populated island of Catan - where they must harvest what they can from the land around them and trade what commodities they can find to build roads, settlements, villages - and, ultimately, a new nation! Settlers of Catan is one of the best multi-player board games of all time, bringing together elements of strategy, random chance and player interaction to create a new and unique experience every time you and your friends sit down to play!

Ask a Curious Comics staff member for more information!

Christmas Wish List: Domo-Kun!

Stressed out about Christmas shopping? Looking for the coolest possible gifts for the most reasonable price around? Well, don't worry - Curious Comics is here to help make your Christmas both cool and affordable! As Christmas gets closer, keep an eye on this blog as we feature some of the best holiday treats guaranteed to please even the hardest-to-buy-for people on your Christmas list.


Who is he? What is he? I don't think anyone has a clear idea... not even his adoptive father, Mr Usagi, who has been taking care of the bizarre furry creature ever since Domo hatched from an egg dropped down Mr Usagi's burrow. All that's really clear is that even though Domo-Kun may have started out life as a series of weird little stop-motion animated shorts for Japanese TV station NHK, he has grown beyond those humble origins to command a global legion of devoted Domo fans. And Domo fans need Domo stuff, right?


From T-shirts to stuffies, boardgames to manga - Domo's got it! Stop by your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics and check out the variety of Domo-themed goodies to satisfy the cool pop-culture fan on your Christmas list.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Wish List: Magic the Gathering Premium Sliver Deck!

Stressed out about Christmas shopping? Looking for the coolest possible gifts for the most reasonable price around? Well, don't worry - Curious Comics is here to help make your Christmas both cool and affordable! As Christmas gets closer, keep an eye on this blog as we feature some of the best holiday treats guaranteed to please even the hardest-to-buy-for people on your Christmas list.

Anyone who has ever sat down for a friendly game of Magic the Gathering CCG and found him or herself facing an onslaught of Slivers will need no introduction to these little monsters! One of the most famous and potentially most powerful creatures in the game, Slivers boost each other up even as they knock down their opponents. Sounds good, right? Of course it does! Even better, getting your hands on some slivers has never been easier now that the Magic CCG: Premium Deck Series - Slivers Deck has hit the shelves! This premium deck features 60 black-bordered foil cards, including 5 rares and 1 mythic rare... just the thing for the discerning card game player on your Christmas shopping list.

Ask a Curious Comics staff member for more information!


Christmas Wish List: Zombies!!!

Stressed out about Christmas shopping? Looking for the coolest possible gifts for the most reasonable price around? Well, don't worry - Curious Comics is here to help make your Christmas both cool and affordable! As Christmas gets closer, keep an eye on this blog as we feature some of the best holiday treats guaranteed to please even the hardest-to-buy-for people on your Christmas list.

Ok, so maybe zombies aren't the first things that pop into your mind when you're thinking "Christmas". But any time people get together and are looking to kill some time and have a few laughs, the award-winning Zombies!!! board game from Twilight Creations is a sure-fire hit. Fast, funny, easy to learn and a frequent request at game nights, Zombies!!! is always good for a few cheap yuks (and yucks!).

Ask a Curious Comics staff member for more information!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Wish List: Learn to Paint Kits!

Stressed out about Christmas shopping? Looking for the coolest possible gifts for the most reasonable price around? Well, don't worry - Curious Comics is here to help make your Christmas both cool and affordable! As Christmas gets closer, keep an eye on this blog as we feature some of the best holiday treats guaranteed to please even the hardest-to-buy-for people on your Christmas list.


The miniature painting side of the gaming hobby can be a little daunting - even for the most hard-boiled gamer. Where to start? Do I really need primer? How do I make my character's face look less like a featureless blob of pink Play-Doh? Well, don't worry -- Reaper Miniatures and Curious Comics are here for you. Just jump in with any one of Reaper's five Learn to Paint Kits, and you'll be painting like you mean it in no time. Each kit contains minis, paint, brushes, and detailed intructions on how to get a satisfying professional finish out of the thing -- from Armour and Fur to Skin Tones, they've got what you need. Plus, an added bonus - a quiet Boxing Day while the family paints their miniatures!

Christmas Wish List: Dungeons & Dragons Holiday Bundle!

Stressed out about Christmas shopping? Looking for the coolest possible gifts for the most reasonable price around? Well, don't worry - Curious Comics is here to help make your Christmas both cool and affordable! As Christmas gets closer, keep an eye on this blog as we feature some of the best holiday treats guaranteed to please even the hardest-to-buy-for people on your Christmas list.

It's never been easier for gamers to try out the new 4th Edition of Dungeons & Dragons - the best-selling RPG in history! For a very limited time, Christmas shoppers can get their hands on a special Holiday Bundle of the Player's Handbook Volumes 1 & 2 gathered together in a handsome slipcase - all at one ridiculous low price! Forget trawling the box box stores on Boxing Day - get your family together and raid a dungeon instead!

Ask a Curious Comics staff member for more information!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Wish List: Best-Selling Graphic Novels!

Stressed out about Christmas shopping? Looking for the coolest possible gifts for the most reasonable price around? Well, don't worry - Curious Comics is here to help make your Christmas both cool and affordable! As Christmas gets closer, keep an eye on this blog as we feature some of the best holiday treats guaranteed to please even the hardest-to-buy-for people on your Christmas list.

It's hard to find a sci-fi or fantasy fan who doesn't want at least a couple of graphic novels on his or her bookshelf. But which ones to choose? There are dozens of books out there, and trying to find the right one for the right person can seem like a pretty daunting task... especially at Christmas! But, not to worry - just drop by your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics and talk to one of our helpful and well-read staff members. We'll be able to help you pick out something cool in no time. Don't you wish all your Christmas shopping was this easy?

Ask a Curious Comics staff member for more information!

Christmas Wish List: Gogo's Crazy Bones!

Stressed out about Christmas shopping? Looking for the coolest possible gifts for the most reasonable price around? Well, don't worry - Curious Comics is here to help make your Christmas both cool and affordable! As Christmas gets closer, keep an eye on this blog as we feature some of the best holiday treats guaranteed to please even the hardest-to-buy-for people on your Christmas list.

They're Gogos! They're crazy! They're, umm... not very bone-like, to be honest. But, whatever - they're Gogo's Crazybones, and kids everywhere are going nutty for these collectible little figures. Desperate parents have been scouring the department stores of Victoria looking for these hot little fellas, but not to worry - Curious Comics is here to take the work out of it for you. With a wide selection of Gogo's Crazybones that includes the basic 3-pack, a 5-pack, a double-pack that comes with a Crazybones travel bag, and the Special Edition Gogo's Crazybones Collector's Tin, you'll have more Crazybones than you can shake a candy cane at!

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Wish List: Pokemon Rumble!

Stressed out about Christmas shopping? Looking for the coolest possible gifts for the most reasonable price around? Well, don't worry - Curious Comics is here to help make your Christmas both cool and affordable! As Christmas gets closer, keep an eye on this blog as we feature some of the best holiday treats guaranteed to please even the hardest-to-buy-for people on your Christmas list.


This Christmas, Pokemon Rumble jumps off your Nintendo Wii and onto your gaming table! With an all-new rules set and 16 exclusive Pokemon TCG cards that can be used with Rumble or the regular Pokemon Trading Card Game, Pokemon Rumble is the easiest way to guarantee a smile to the face of your favourite Pokemon fan come Christmas morning!

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Christmas Wish List: Heroclix!

Stressed out about Christmas shopping? Looking for the coolest possible gifts for the most reasonable price around? Well, don't worry - Curious Comics is here to help make your Christmas both cool and affordable! As Christmas gets closer, keep an eye on this blog as we feature some of the best holiday treats guaranteed to please even the hardest-to-buy-for people on your Christmas list.

Heroclix
- the best-selling superhero miniatures game of all time - is back, just in time for Christmas! Hammer of Thor brings the mightiest heroes and the toughest challenges of Marvel's Asgardian world to the superhero gaming table, while the very reasonably priced Marvel Heroclix Classics packs deliver an array of fan-favourite characters without breaking the bank. Even better, the Heroclix booster packs will fit comfortably in most Christmas stockings! Hammer of Thor is always a random selection of characters, while the window-box Marvel Heroclix Classics series features Spider-Man, Doctor Octopus, Iron Man, the Punisher, the Fantastic Four, Doctor Doom and more!

Ask a Curious Comics staff member for more information!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Rat Attack... In Style!

What do you wear when you're the Queen of the Ravenous Sewer Rats? Top hat and thigh-high boots, obviously. Just a quick sneak peek at another of the unusual character minis from Reaper Miniatures' Chronoscope line, of course!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #615
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN PRESENTS ANTI VENOM #3
ANGEL #28
ANGEL HOLE IN THE WORLD #1
ASTONISHING X-MEN #33
AZRAEL #3
BATMAN #694
BATMAN 80 PAGE GIANT #1
BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #7
BRAVE AND THE BOLD #30
CABLE #21
CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN #5 (OF 6)
CLASSIC GI JOE TP VOL 06
COMPLETE ALICE IN WONDERLAND #1 (OF 4)
DAREDEVIL #503
DARK AVENGERS #12
DARK WOLVERINE #81
DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH #6
DEADPOOL TP VOL 02 DARK REIGN
ESCAPE FROM WONDERLAND #3
EX MACHINA #47 (MR)
FABLES #91 (MR)
GI JOE #13
GI JOE VS COBRA FALL SPECIAL CRIMSON STRIKE
GIANT-SIZE GRIMM FAIRY TALES 2009 HOLIDAY ED
GODLAND #30
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #43 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
HAPPY HOLIDAYS DOMO PLUSH ASST
HIDEYUKI KIKUCHIS VAMPIRE HUNTER D GN VOL 04
HULK #18
INCORRUPTIBLE #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #40 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #2 (OF 8)
MIGHTY AVENGERS #32
ONE PIECE TP VOL 23
OUTSIDERS #25 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
POWER GIRL #7
REALM OF KINGS INHUMANS #2 (OF 5)
STAR TREK DS9 FOOLS GOLD #1
SUPERGIRL #48
SUPERMAN BATMAN #67 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
THUNDERBOLTS #139
TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE #1
TRANSFORMERS ONGOING #2
ULTIMATE COMICS ARMOR WARS #3 (OF 4)
VENGEANCE OF MOON KNIGHT #4
WHAT IF DAREDEVIL VS ELEKTRA
WORLD OF WARCRAFT SPECIAL #1
X-FACTOR #200
X-FORCE #22 XN
X-MEN LEGACY #230


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Friday, December 11, 2009

Overlord Attack!


Warn the sentries! Barricade the doors! Fearsome Overlord Edric d'Ilchant has arrived at Curious Comics Hillside! With his loyal Verdatha Steed Embersmane and his fastness of Castle Lorath, d'Ilchant was one of the last Overlord Challenges to be produced by AEG before the license for the Warlord CCG went to Phoenix Interactive. Is he tough? Sure! Well supplied? You bet! Unbeatable? We'll see...

The rules are simple: challenge the Overlord, beat the Overlord, win the Overlord and his cards! (It goes without saying that everlasting fame and universal acclaim also go along with such a victory.) As of Friday December 11, Edric joins Helena Dascum taking open challenges at the weekly Warlord CCG event in the game room at Curious Comics Hillside. New players welcome; demo decks, friendly opponents and prizes will be on hand for all. You wouldn't want to miss out on that, would you? Of course not! See you there!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Top Pick of the Week!

Spice & Wolf: Novel Series Volume One

In the Middle Ages, Europe is still haunted by pagan traditions... and even though the Catholic Church has mostly managed to banish the myths and stories and rituals with which the folk of the countryside have lived for centuries, some of those ancient powers still live on in the fields and the forests of old.

One such power is Holo, Wolf Goddess of the Harvest. Years ago, she entered into a bargain with the townsfolk of a tiny farming village, to help ensure a good wheat season... and now, ages later, she is still here - even though after countless generations the townsfolk have almost entirely forgotten about her, dismissing her as an ancient heathen superstition. Lonely and looking for a way to return to her ancestral lands in the faraway North, Holo stumbles upon Lawrence Kraft, a young traveling merchant just beginning to make a real success of his chosen career. Offering her unusual powers as a goddess in exchange for safe transport, the wild and tempermental Holo and the pragmatic and stable Lawrence join forces to travel across a changing Europe together - encountering religious intolerance, criminal conspiracies and strange adventures along the way!

Isuna Hasakura's Spice & Wolf is the latest triple threat coming out of the entertainment world of Japan, having racked up success and praise as a best-selling novel series, a hit anime, and a fan-favourite manga series before coming to English audiences. This week we see the arrival of the first volume in the novel series from Yen Press, with the release of the new lower-priced first season of the anime series on DVD expected later this month and the debut of the English language translation of the manga series some time next year.

Easily one of the most clever Japanese entertainment franchises in recent memory, Spice & Wolf delivers a complex and unique fantasy world that never once underestimates the intelligence or imagination of its audience. Highly recommended!

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

ACTION COMICS #884
ADVENTURE COMICS #5 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #614
BATGIRL #5
BLACK WIDOW DEADLY ORIGIN #2 (OF 4)
BOOSTER GOLD #27 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
BPRD WAR ON FROGS #4 (OF 4)
DARK X-MEN #2 (OF 5)
DAYTRIPPER #1 (OF 10) (MR)
DC HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2009 #1
DEADPOOL #18
DOOM PATROL #5 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
EX MACHINA TP VOL 08 DIRTY TRICKS (MR)
GHOST RIDERS HEAVENS ON FIRE #5 (OF 6)
GHOSTBUSTERS PAST PRESENT FUTURE (ONE SHOT)
INCREDIBLE HULK #605
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #21
NATION X #1 (OF 4)
NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #3
PILOT SEASON MURDERER #1
PUNISHERMAX #2 (MR)
REALM OF KINGS IMPERIAL GUARD #2 (OF 5)
REBELS #11 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
RED ROBIN #7
SECRET SIX #16
SPIDER-MAN AND SECRET WARS #1 (OF 4)
STAR WARS CLONE WARS #11
SWORD (MARVEL) #2
TERRY MOORES ECHO #17
TITANS #20
UNWRITTEN #8 (MR)
WALKING DEAD #68 (MR)
WAR MACHINE #12
WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #3
WHAT IF WORLD WAR HULK
WIZARD MAGAZINE #220
X NECROSHA GATHERING XN
X-MEN FOREVER #13
X-MEN NOIR MARK OF CAIN #1 (OF 4)
YOTSUBA & ! GN VOL 07

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Friday, December 4, 2009

First Read of the Week!


Fall of the Hulks #1


Long before the rise of Norman Osborn's Cabal, there was the Intelligencia - a secret group of the most brilliant minds of the Marvel Universe, unfettered by concerns of morality and united by the common goal of creating a depository of all the hidden knowledge in the world... for their own private exploitation, naturally. Their ranks consist of a who's-who of evil geniuses... The Leader, the Red Ghost, the Wizard, the Mad Thinker, Egghead, MO.D.O.K., and Victor Von Doom. Together they move behind the scenes of the greatest conflicts - the Secret War, the Superhuman Civil War, World War Hulk and more - manipulating events, taking advantage of the outcomes for their own purposes... until the ambitions of one member of the group requires the elimination of the others!

I went into this special one-shot issue fearing the worst... lately the Hulk books have been a little too light on story for my liking, and at first glance this looked to be more of the same. Instead, writer Jeff Parker has delivered a surprisingly solid book, using this issue to connect the dots for the upcoming Fall of the Hulks event -- even while packing a lot more story and character development in one single issue than regular Hulk readers have seen in ages. Artist Paul Pelletier never disappoints, and here he reminds us once again why he's one of Marvel's top artists -- every panel on every page is a treat.

It's good to see both Parker and Pelletier listed among the creators working on the various Fall of the Hulks tie-ins... hopefully the main event is as fun as the prologue!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Gah!

What a terrible way to start your day! Oh, wait - it has something to do with a miniatures game, so that's all right then.

This creepy little critter is our first look at the much-anticipated new Undead Army coming soon for the Kings of War, the very affordable series of high-quality plastic miniatures from the crafty folks at Mantic Games. Good for miniatures combat games, RPGs or just freaking people out on blogs!

We still have a little while to wait though... these unholy forces from beyond the grave won't hit store shelves until next year - which gives you some time to finish up painting your Elven Army, so that works out nicely.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

ALIENS #4 (OF 4)
ANITA BLAKE LC EXECUTIONER #2 (OF 5) (MR)
BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #38
BATMAN THE UNSEEN #5 (OF 5)
BLACK WIDOW AND MARVEL GIRLS #1 (OF 4)
BLACKEST NIGHT THE FLASH #1 (OF 3)
BLACKEST NIGHT WONDER WOMAN #1 (OF 3)
BLEACH TP VOL 29
BOYS #37 (MR)
CINDERELLA FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE #2 (OF 6) (MR)
DARK AVENGERS ANNUAL #1
DARK TOWER BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #1 (OF 5)
DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #898
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP #6 (OF 24)
EMPOWERED ONE SHOT (MR)
FALL OF HULKS ALPHA
GI JOE #12
GLAMOURPUSS #10
HAUNT #3
HOUSE OF MYSTERY #20 (MR)
IRON MAN REQUIEM
IRON MAN VS WHIPLASH #1 (OF 4)
JACK OF FABLES #40 (MR)
JONAH HEX #50
JSA ALL STARS #1
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #156
LEGEND OF ZELDA GN VOL 08
LOBO HIGHWAY TO HELL #2 (OF 2)
MARVELS PROJECT #4 (OF 8)
NOVA #32
PSYLOCKE #2 (OF 4)
SIEGE CABAL
SPIDER-MAN NOIR EYES WITHOUT A FACE #1 (OF 4)
STRANGE #2 (OF 4)
SUPERMAN WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #10 (OF 12)
SWEET TOOTH #4 (MR)
TALISMAN ROAD OF TRIALS #2
THOR #604
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #5
UNCANNY X-MEN #518
WARLORD #9
WHAT IF SECRET INVASION
X-FORCE ANNUAL #1
YELLOW II GN VOL 01 (OF 3) (MR)


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