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Superman 180, October 1965!

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SUPERMAN 180, October 1965, was published on August 5, 1965. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp.

– (7:10) MY PULL LIST segment, this time reviewing the comics books cover dated March 2019, released during the month of January 1965, which I received from Discount Comic Book Service.

– (13:28) CLARK KENT’S GREAT SUPERMAN HUNT (13 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Al Plastino.

– (39:43) THE GIRL WHO WAS MIGHTIER THAN SUPERMAN (11 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman, pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by Goerge Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp.

– (1:06:00) METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1965: PART II: 80 PG. GIANT 15 (starring Superman and Batman), PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 60, PART IV: ACTION COMICS 329 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 88!

The home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST Group or Page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard, the Internet Archivetunein and Stitcher.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of:


The theme of this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION, composed by Kevin MacLeod, and part of the royalty free music library at
http://incompetech.com“Plans in Motion” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics. Any art shown on this podcast is for entertainment purposes only, and not for profit. I make no claims of ownership of these images, nor do I earn any money from this podcast.
If you are interested in my artwork, go to wayfarerercomics.wordpress.com. I am available for commissions, so click on the Art Commissions tab for more information. If interested, send an e-mail to wayfarercomics@gmail.com.
Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman!
And don’t forget to take care of each other out there!
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Download Episode 387! 

In this episode I continue our annual tradition and review the Superman titles I read the previous year.

– (5:36) SUPERMAN 36 -44

             SUPERMAN 36: IMPERIOUS LEX Part IV of IV: LIBERATION,

             SUPERMAN 37: SUPER SONS OF TOMORROW Part I: DARK OF THE SUN (NOTE: This storyline was a crossover with other titles which I did not read.)

             SUPERMAN 38: SUPER SONS OF TOMORROW Part IV: INTO THE LIGHT

             SUPERMAN 39: GOODNIGHT MOON

             SUPERMAN 40 & 41: THE LAST DAYS Parts I & II

             SUPERMAN 42: BIZARROVERSE Part I: FATHER OF BOYZARRO

             SUPERMAN 43: BIZARROVERSE Part II: BLACK MIRRORS

             SUPERMAN 44: BIZARROVERSE Part III: AS A FAMILY WE GO

             SUPERMAN 45: TRUTH, JUSTICE, FAMILY wrapped up the run by the creative team before Brian Michael Bendis took over as the main writer of the Superman titles.

– (10:21) ACTION COMICS 994 – 999

               ACTION COMICS 994 – 998 BOOSTER SHOT Parts II – VI

               ACTION COMICS 999: WHAT WOULD SUPERMAN DO? wraps up Dan Jurgens run as the writer of ACTION COMICS before Brian Michael Bendis took over as main title.

– (30:05) SUPERMAN SPECIAL 1 & ACTION COMICS SPECIAL 1

– (37:35) MAN OF STEEL 1 – 6 mini-series

– (46:41) SUPERMAN 1-5: THE UNITY SAGA Parts I – V

– (53:40) ACTION COMICS 1000 – 1005

               ACTION COMICS 1000: FROM THE CITY THAT HAS EVERYTHING

                                                         NEVER ENDING BATTLE

                                                         AN ENEMY WITHIN

                                                        THE CAR

                                                        THE FIFTH SEASON

                                                        OF TOMORROW

                                                        FIVE MINUTES

                                                        ACTIONLAND

                                                        FASTER THAN A SPEEDING BULLET

                                                        THE TRUTH is the first Superman story written by new Man Of Steel writer Brian Michael Bendis.

                 ACTION COMICS 1001 – 1005: INVISIBLE MAFIA Parts I – V.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED October 1965: Part I: SUPERMAN 180, PART II: 80 PAGE GIANT 15 (starring Superman and Batman), PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRLFRIEND LOIS LANE 60. PART IV: ACTION COMICS 329 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 88!

The home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST Group or Page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard, the Internet Archivetunein and Stitcher.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of:

The theme of this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION, composed by Kevin MacLeod, and part of the royalty free music library at http://incompetech.com“Plans in Motion” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics. Any art shown on this podcast is for entertainment purposes only, and not for profit. I make no claims of ownership of these images, nor do I earn any money from this podcast.
If you are interested in my artwork, go to wayfarerercomics.wordpress.com. I am available for commissions, so click on the Art Commissions tab for more information. If interested, send an e-mail to wayfarercomics@gmail.com.
Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman!
And don’t forget to take care of each other out there!

Action Comics 328, September 1965!

Download Episode 386 Part IV!

ACTION COMICS 328, September 1965, was published on July 29, 1965. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp.

– (5:17) SUPERMAN’S HANDS OF DOOM (12 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman, drawn by Al Plastino and lettered by Joe Letterese.

– (21:06) THE ORDEAL OF DIMENSION Zp (12 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Jim Mooney.

– (39:48) METROPOLIS MAILBAG letter column.

– (46:13) 30 titles carried the September or September/October 1965 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN 2018: YEAR IN REVIEW!

Then we will cover: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1965: PART I: SUPERMAN 180, PART II: 80 PAGE GIANT 15 (featuring Superman and Batman), PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 60, PART IV: ACTION COMICS 329 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 88!

The home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST Group or Page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard, the Internet Archivetunein and Stitcher.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of:

The theme of this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION, composed by Kevin MacLeod, and part of the royalty free music library at http://incompetech.com“Plans in Motion” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics. Any art shown on this podcast is for entertainment purposes only, and not for profit. I make no claims of ownership of these images, nor do I earn any money from this podcast.
If you are interested in my artwork, go to wayfarerercomics.wordpress.com. I am available for commissions, so click on the Art Commissions tab for more information. If interested, send an e-mail to wayfarercomics@gmail.com.
Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman!
And don’t forget to take care of each other out there!

World’s Finest Comics 152, September 1965!

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WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 152, September 1965, was published on July 22, 1965. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp.

– (17:23) THE COLOSSAL KIDS (16 pgs, Part I was 9 pgs. long), written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST vol. III.

– (30:16) PART II: THE MAGIC OF BAT-MITE AND MR. MXYZPTLK (7 pgs.).

– (53:19) WEAPONS OF DESTINY (6 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Otto Binder as the writer. The artist was Bill Ely and the letterer was Pat Gordon. This story was originally published as the first of five stories in TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED 13, May 1957, released on March 19, 1957. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. The editor was Jack Schiff and the cover was drawn by Jack Kirby. The editor caption at the beginning of this reprint explained that this was the first of a new feature, the EDITOR’S ROUND TABLE, a new feature that would highlight the editors’ favorite stories.

– (57:08) CAPE AND COWL COMMENTS letter column.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1965: PART IV: ACTION COMICS 328!

Then we will cover: SUPERMAN COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1965: PART I: SUPERMAN 180, PART II: 80 PAGE GIANT 15 (starring Superman and Batman, also the final issue of the series. There will be other 80 PAGE GIANT issues, but they will be considered part of their respective comic book series.), PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 60, PART IV: ACTION COMICS 329 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 88!

The home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST Group or Page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard, the Internet Archivetunein and Stitcher.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of:

The theme of this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION, composed by Kevin MacLeod, and part of the royalty free music library at http://incompetech.com“Plans in Motion” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics. Any art shown on this podcast is for entertainment purposes only, and not for profit. I make no claims of ownership of these images, nor do I earn any money from this podcast.
If you are interested in my artwork, go to wayfarerercomics.wordpress.com. I am available for commissions, so click on the Art Commissions tab for more information. If interested, send an e-mail to wayfarercomics@gmail.com.
Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman!
And don’t forget to take care of each other out there!

80 Page Giant 14, September 1965!

Download Episode 386 Part II!

80 PAGE GIANT 14, September 1965, was published on July 15, 1965. It contained 80 pages, as the title said, for the cover price of 25¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.

– (11:45) LOIS LANE’S SUPER-DAUGHTER (8 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Jerry Siegel as the writer. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist. This story was originally published as the nine page third and final story in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 20, October 1960, released on August 9, 1960. For the reprint, the final two panels on page six and the first three panels of page seven were cut from the original story. The story was first covered in Episode 312 Part I for the week of January 7, 2015.

– (27:25) THE DUEL OVER SUPERMAN (9 pgs.), written by Robert Bernstein and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was originally published as the second of three stories in SUPERMAN 150, January 1962, released on November 7, 1961. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. This story was first covered in Episode 264 for the week of April 3, 2013.

– (37:41) TEST YOUR LOIS LANE I. Q., writer unknown. Test your knowledge of Lois Lane trivia with twenty multiple choice questions.

– (52:32) SUPERMAN’S MERMAID SWEETHEART (10 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was originally published as the second of three stories in SUPERMAN 135, February 1960, released on December 17, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. This story was first covered in Episode 206 for the week of November 23, 2011.

– (59:15) THE DAY SUPERMAN PROPOSED (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Jerry Siegel as the writer. Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist, and the letterer was Ira Schnapp. This story was originally published as the first of three stories in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 22, January 1961, released on November 15, 1960. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. This story was first covered in Episode 318 Part I for the week of March 25, 2015.

– (1:13:21) LOIS LANE’S HAIRSTYLES writer unknown, drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This page displays some of the various hairstyles Lois Lane has worn in different stories of her comic book series, and the particular stories and issues they appeared in.

– (1:18:28) LOIS LANE – WANTED (12 pgs.), written by William Woolfolk, pencilled by Wayne Boring and inked by Stan Kaye. This story was originally published as the first of four stories in ACTION COMICS 195, August 1954, released on June 30, 1954. It contained 40 pages for the cover price of a dime. This story was published in the same month as SHOWCASE 4, which introduced the Barry Allen Flash and began the silver age of comic books.

– (1:36:40) THE SHOCKING SECRET OF LOIS LANE (8 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Bill Finger as the writer. Wayne Boring was the penciller and the inker was Stan Kaye. This story originally was released as the third and final story in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 13, November 1959, released on September 22, 1959. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. This story was originally covered in Episode 287 Part II for the week of November 13, 2013.

– (1:53:50) KISSING CORNER, writer unknown. This half page article highlights some of Superman’s other girlfriends not featured in this issue.

– (2:00:54) MRS. SUPERMAN (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder and drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was originally published as the second of three in SUPERMAN 124, the September 1958 issue, released on July 9, 1958. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of a dime. This story was covered in Episode 172 for the week of March 30, 2011.

– (2:10:40) THE SLEEPING DOOM (9 pgs.), writer unknown according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Robert Bernstein as the writer. The artist was Kurt Schaffenberger. This story was originally published as the second of three stories in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 18, July 1960, released on May 20, 1960. This story was originally covered in Episode 305 Part I for the week of November 5, 2014.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1965: PART III: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 152 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 328!

Then we will cover: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED OCTOBER 1965: PART I: SUPERMAN 180, PART II: 80 PAGE GIANT 15 (starring Superman and Batman), PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 60, PART IV: ACTION COMICS 329 & PART V: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 88!

The home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST Group or Page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard, the Internet Archive and Stitcher.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of:

The theme of this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION, composed by Kevin MacLeod, and part of the royalty free music library at http://incompetech.com“Plans in Motion” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics. Any art shown on this podcast is for entertainment purposes only, and not for profit. I make no claims of ownership of these images, nor do I earn any money from this podcast.
If you are interested in my artwork, go to wayfarerercomics.wordpress.com. I am available for commissions, so click on the Art Commissions tab for more information. If interested, send an e-mail to wayfarercomics@gmail.com.
Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman!
And don’t forget to take care of each other out there!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 87, September 1965!

Download Episode 386 Part I! 

SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 87, September 1965, was published on July 8, 1965. It contained 32 pages for  cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the  editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp. It featured the issue’s first of three eight page stories.

– (4:57) THE ARENA OF DOOM, written by Jerry Siegel, drawn by Al Plastino and lettered by Milt Snappin. This was Siegel’s 94th silver age Superman Family story and his 148th overall for the era. (NOTE: During the recording I mistakenly said it was his 55th Superman story.)

– (22:47) BIZARRO-JIMMY, ROCK – ‘N’ – ROLL STAR, written by Jerry Siegel, pencilled by John Forte and inked by Sheldon Moldoff. This was Siegel’s 95th silver age Superman Family story and his 149th overall for the era.

– (35:38) JIMMY OLSEN’S PEN PALS letter column.

– (41:38) ‘ORACLE’ OLSEN’S FUTURE SCOOPS, written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1965: PART II: 80 PAGE GIANT 14 (starring Lois Lane), PART III: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 152 &  PART IV: ACTION COMICS 328!

The home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST Group or Page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard, the Internet Archive and Stitcher.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of:

The theme of this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION, composed by Kevin MacLeod, and part of the royalty free music library at http://incompetech.com“Plans in Motion” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics. Any art shown on this podcast is for entertainment purposes only, and not for profit. I make no claims of ownership of these images, nor do I earn any money from this podcast.

If you are interested in my artwork, go to wayfarerercomics.wordpress.com. I am available for commissions, so click on the Art Commissions tab for more information. If interested, send an e-mail to wayfarercomics@gmail.com.

Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman!

And don’t forget to take care of each other out there!

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #59!

Download Episode 385 Part V! 

SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 59, August 1965, was published on June 24, 1965. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. It featured the issue’s second of three stories.

– (8:48) MY PULL LIST featuring the comic books cover dated January 2019 which were released during the month of November 2018.

– (18:51) LOIS LANE’S SUPER-PERFECT CRIME (8 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger and lettered by Vivian Berg. This was Siegel’s 93rd silver age Superman Family story, and his 147th overall for the era.

– (35:00) LETTERS TO LOIS column.

– (38:36) LOIS LANE’S ROMANCE WITH LOIS LANE (8 pgs.), featured on the cover, was written by Otto Binder, drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger and lettered by Milt Snappin. This story was reprinted in SUPERMAN: PAST AND FUTURE.

– (57:08) SUPERMAN AND BATMAN’S JOKE ON LOIS LANE (9 pgs.), writer unknown, was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

– (1:16:02) Elsewhere in DC Comics, 32 titles carried the August or August/September 1965 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of Comics.

Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED SEPTEMBER 1965: PART I: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 87, PART II: 80 PAGE GIANT 14 (starring Lois Lane), PART III: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 152 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 328!

The home for THE SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is http://thesupermanfanpodcast.blogspot.com. Send e-mail to supermanfanpodcast@gmail.com.You can join the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST Group or Page on facebook, and follow the podcast on twitter @supermanpodcast. You can also keep track of the podcast on TumblrMediumFlipboard, the Internet Archive and Stitcher.

SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST is a proud member of:

The theme of this podcast is PLANS IN MOTION, composed by Kevin MacLeod, and part of the royalty free music library at http://incompetech.com“Plans in Motion” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics. Any art shown on this podcast is for entertainment purposes only, and not for profit. I make no claims of ownership of these images, nor do I earn any money from this podcast.

If you are interested in my artwork, go to wayfarerercomics.wordpress.com. I am available for commissions, so click on the Art Commissions tab for more information. If interested, send an e-mail to wayfarercomics@gmail.com.

Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman!

And don’t forget to take care of each other out there!

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