Blue Bolt

 BLU8   (Premium, 1940-1953, 1998)

™ and ©1948 The Premium Service Co.

Early issues of Blue Bolt featured a super-hero of the same name who had the power to control electricity. It was a standard Golden Age super-hero strip in most respects, except that it represented the first creative effort of the groundbreaking team of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, who would later go on to create Captain America, among many others. Kirby’s art in those early issues was raw but charged with intense energy, and set the stage for his fifty-year reign as the “King” of comic artists. Simon and Kirby soon left the strip, and Blue Bolt became a backup feature in his own title to a plainclothes adventurer named Dick Cole.

Dick Cole and the increasingly innocuous backup features eventually gave way to horror and mystery stories in the late 1940s, and the title was rechristened “Ghostly Weird Tales.” Some issues featured classic lurid covers by L.B. Cole.

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#1

  6/1/1940
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  $2,975.00
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Vol. 1 #1; 1st appearance of Blue Bolt; Origin of Blue BoltJoe SimonJoe Simon

#2

  7/1/1940
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  $1,400.00
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1st collaboration between Joe Simon & Jack KirbyJoe SimonJack Kirby

#3

  8/1/1940
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  $1,100.00
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Vol. 1 #3Joe SimonJack Kirby, Joe Simon

#4

  9/1/1940
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  $800.00
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Vol. 1 #4Joe SimonJack Kirby, Joe Simon

#5

  10/1/1940
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  $950.00
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Vol. 1 #5Joe SimonBill Everett, Jack Kirby, Joe Simon

#6

  11/1/1940
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Vol. 1 #6; Origin of Blue BoltJoe SimonJack Kirby, Joe Simon

#7

  12/1/1940
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  $800.00
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Vol. 1 #7Joe SimonJack Kirby, Joe Simon

#8

  1/1/1941
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Vol. 1 #8Joe SimonJack Kirby, Joe Simon

#9

  2/1/1941
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Vol. 1 #9Joe SimonJack Kirby, Joe Simon

#10

  3/1/1941
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  $800.00
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Vol. 1 #10Joe SimonJack Kirby, Joe Simon

#11

  4/1/1941
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Vol. 1 #11 Bill Everett

#12

  5/1/1941
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Vol. 1 #12  

#13

  6/1/1941
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  $250.00
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Vol. 2 #1  

#14

  7/1/1941
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  $260.00
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Vol. 2 #2 Paul Gustavson

#15

  8/1/1941
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  $150.00
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Vol. 2 #3  

#16

  9/1/1941
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  $150.00
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Vol. 2 #4  

#17

  10/1/1941
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  $150.00
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Vol. 2 #5  

#18

  11/1/1941
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  $150.00
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Vol. 2 #6  

#19

  12/1/1941
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  $115.00
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Vol. 2 #7  

#20

  1/1/1942
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  $115.00
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Vol. 2 #8  

#21

  2/1/1942
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  $115.00
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Vol. 2 #9  

#22

  3/1/1942
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  $130.00
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Vol. 2 #10  

#23

  4/1/1942
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  $115.00
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Vol. 2 #11  

#24

  5/1/1942
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  $115.00
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Vol. 2 #12  

#25

  6/1/1942
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  $100.00
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Vol. 3 #1  

#26

  7/1/1942
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  $85.00
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Vol. 3 #2  

#27

  8/1/1942
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  $85.00
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Vol. 3 #3  

#28

  9/1/1942
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  $85.00
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Vol. 3 #4Mickey Spillane 

#29

  10/1/1942
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  $85.00
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Vol. 3 #5  

#30

  11/1/1942
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  $85.00
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Vol. 3 #6  

#31

  12/1/1942
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  $85.00
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Vol. 3 #7  

#32

  1/1/1943
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  $85.00
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Vol. 3 #8  

#33

  2/1/1943
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  $135.00
1 copy available for $25.60
Vol. 3 #9  

#34

  3/1/1943
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  $85.00
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Vol. 3 #10  

#35

  4/1/1943
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  $85.00
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Vol. 3 #11  

#36

  5/1/1943
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  $85.00
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Vol. 3 #12  

#37

  6/1/1943
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  $90.00
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Vol. 4 #1  

#38

  7/1/1943
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  $60.00
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Liberty Bell cover  

#39

  9/1/1943
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  $60.00
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Vol. 4 #3  

#40

  11/1/1943
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  $60.00
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Vol. 4 #4  

#41

  12/1/1943
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  $89.00
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Vol. 4 #5Clarence E. Dickinson, Boyden Sparkes, Ray Gill, Dan Barry, Eugene L. Pollock, Jack A. WarrenJ.M. Wilcox, Jim Wilcox, Henry C. Kiefer, Fred Bell, Harold DeLay, John Giunta, Jack A. Warren

#42

  1/1/1944
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  $60.00
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Vol. 4 #6  

#43

  2/1/1944
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  $60.00
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Vol. 4 #7  

#44

  3/1/1944
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  $60.00
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Vol. 4 #8  

#45

  4/1/1944
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  $60.00
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Vol. 4 #9  

#46

  5/1/1944
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  $60.00
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Vol. 4 #10  

#47

  6/1/1944
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  $60.00
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Vol. 4 #11  

#48

  7/1/1944
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  $60.00
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Vol. 4 #12  

#49

  9/1/1944
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  $45.00
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Vol. 5 #1  

#50

  11/1/1944
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  $45.00
No copies available
Vol. 5 #2  

#51

  12/1/1944
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  $45.00
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Vol. 5 #3  

#52

  1/1/1945
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  $45.00
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Vol. 5 #4  

#53

  2/1/1945
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  $45.00
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Vol. 5 #5  

#54

  3/1/1945
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  $45.00
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Vol. 5 #6  

#55

  4/1/1945
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  $45.00
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Vol. 5 #7  

#56

  5/1/1945
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  $45.00
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Vol. 5 #8Seth Harmon, David MarkeJim Wilcox

#57

  6/1/1945
  $0.10
  $38.00
No copies available
Vol. 6 #1  

#58

  8/1/1945
  $0.10
  $38.00
No copies available
Vol. 6 #2  

#59

  9/1/1945
  $0.10
  $91.00
1 copy available for $17.60
Vol. 6 #3  

#60

  10/1/1945
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  $38.00
No copies available
Vol. 6 #4  

#61

  11/1/1945
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  $38.00
No copies available
Vol. 6 #5  

#62

  12/1/1945
  $0.10
  $155.00
1 copy available for $22.00
Vol. 6 #6  

#63

  2/1/1946
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  $38.00
No copies available
Vol. 6 #7  

#64

  3/1/1946
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  $38.00
No copies available
Vol. 6 #8  

#65

  4/1/1946
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  $38.00
No copies available
Vol. 6 #9  

#66

  5/1/1946
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  $38.00
No copies available
Vol. 6 #10  

#67

  6/1/1946
  $0.10
  $32.00
No copies available
Vol. 7 #1  

#68

  7/1/1946
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  $32.00
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Vol. 7 #2  

#69

  8/1/1946
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  $32.00
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Vol. 7 #3Pam RobinsonJim Wilcox

#70

  9/1/1946
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  $32.00
No copies available
Vol. 7 #4  

#71

  10/1/1946
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  $32.00
No copies available
Vol. 7 #5  

#72

  11/1/1946
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  $32.00
No copies available
Vol. 7 #6  

#73

  12/1/1946
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  $32.00
No copies available
Vol. 7 #7  

#74

  1/1/1947
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  $32.00
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Vol. 7 #8  

#75

  2/1/1947
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  $32.00
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Vol. 7 #9  

#76

  3/1/1947
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  $32.00
No copies available
Vol. 7 #10  

#77

  4/1/1947
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  $32.00
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Vol. 7 #11  

#78

  5/1/1947
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  $32.00
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Vol. 7 #12  

#79

  6/1/1947
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  $32.00
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Vol. 8 #1  

#80

  7/1/1947
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  $32.00
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Vol. 8 #2  

#81

  8/1/1947
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  $32.00
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Vol. 8 #3  

#82

  9/1/1947
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  $32.00
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Vol. 8 #4  

#83

  10/1/1947
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  $32.00
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Vol. 8 #5  

#84

  11/1/1947
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  $32.00
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Vol. 8 #6 Joe Donohoe, Don Rico, Tex Blaisdell, Milt Hammer

#85

  12/1/1947
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  $32.00
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Vol. 8 #7  

#86

  1/1/1948
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  $32.00
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Vol. 8 #8  

#87

  2/1/1948
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  $32.00
No copies available
Vol. 8 #9  

#88

  3/1/1948
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  $32.00
No copies available
Vol. 8 #10  

#89

  4/1/1948
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  $32.00
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Vol. 8 #11Art Helfant, Milt HammerJack Harman, Jack Hearne, Henry C. Kiefer, Milt Hammer

#90

  5/1/1948
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  $110.00
1 copy available for $29.99
Vol. 8 #12  

#91

  6/1/1948
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  $32.00
No copies available
Vol. 9 #1  

#92

  7/1/1948
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  $32.00
No copies available
Vol. 9 #2  

#93

  8/1/1948
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  $72.00
1 copy available for $14.99
Vol. 9 #3  

#94

  9/1/1948
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  $32.00
No copies available
Vol. 9 #4  

#95

  10/1/1948
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  $32.00
No copies available
Vol. 9 #5  

#96

  11/1/1948
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  $32.00
No copies available
Vol. 9 #6  

#97

  1/1/1949
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  $32.00
No copies available
Vol. 9 #7  

#98

  3/1/1949
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  $32.00
No copies available
Vol. 9 #8  

#99

  5/1/1949
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  $32.00
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Vol. 9 #9  

#100

  7/1/1949
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  $32.00
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Vol. 10 #1  
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