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    Cool DC comics Recommendations

    Marvel has em. Darkhorse has em.

    So why not DC?

    For all who are new to DC and want to get started or those who are jumping at random. OR even those who wanna follow a character throughout all appearances. Let's make this place the first one to go to for answers.

    From all DC properties(Wildstorm, Vertigo included.)

    Bring on the comics. (With permission from THe Darkknight Detective)
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    - Sandman by Neil Gaiman
    -The Killing Joke by Alan Moore
    -Watchmen by Alan Moore
    -The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
    -Batman: Year One by Frank Miller
    -Gotham Central by Brubaker&Rucka
    -Batman Year 100 by Poul Pope
    -Batman: Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb
    -Batman: Arkham Asylum by Grant Morrison
    -Batman: Black Mirror by Scott Snyder
    -Batman: Court of Owls by Scott Snyder
    -Batman: Death and Maidens by Greg Rucka
    -Batman: No Man's Land
    -Catwoman: Cat Files by Chuck Dixon
    -Birds of Prey By Gail Simone
    -Teen Titans by Geoff Johns
    -52 weeks by verious
    -Superman for All Seasons by Jeph Loeb
    -All Star Superman by Grant Morrison
    -Whatever Happened to the man of tommorow by Alan Moore
    -Superman: Secret Identity by Kurt Busiek
    -Superman: Red Son by Mark Millar
    -Adam Strange: Planet Heist by Andy Diggle,
    -Animal Man by Grant Morrison
    -Sandman by Matt Wagner
    -Starman by James Robinson

    This is on the top of my head, and i haven't read everything ofcourse.
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    Welp tha's beating my list anyday. Nice job.

    Should we call this: normal entry lists recs?
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    FOr an oldie but goodie rec:

    I'll put up Suicide Squad by John Ostrander and the spin-off(?) Deadshots: Beginnings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJpyro View Post
    Marvel has em. Darkhorse has em.

    So why not DC?

    For all who are new to DC and want to get started or those who are jumping at random. OR even those who wanna follow a character throughout all appearances. Let's make this place the first one to go to for answers.

    From all DC properties(Wildstorm, Vertigo included.)

    Bring on the comics. (With permission from THe Darkknight Detective)
    Here is what I recommended on another thread:

    DC has 4-5 eras :

    Gold / Silver / Bronze age - 1938-1986
    Modern Age - 1986-2011
    New52 - 2011-2016
    Rebirth - 2016-ongoing

    DC is made of Several major heroes:

    Superman
    Batman
    Wonder Woman
    Flash (there has been multiple ones)
    Aquaman
    Green Arrow
    Green Lantern (there has been mutiple ones)

    DC has also other great heroes

    Shazam! (aka Capitain Marvel)
    Martian Manhunter
    Plastic Man
    Atom
    Black Canary
    Booster Gold
    Cyborg
    Nightwing (formerly the first Robin)
    Batwoman
    Power Girl
    ...

    DC has lesser known heroes that are a bit aside

    Animal Man
    Swamp Thing
    John Constantine
    Detective Chimp
    The Watchmen
    The Metal Men
    ...

    DC heroes have younguer apprentice, and other young heroes

    Robin (there has been a few)
    Superboy
    Aqualad
    Supergirl
    Beast Boy (aka Chagelling)
    Speedy
    Starfire
    Kid Flash
    Raven
    Wonder Girl
    Batgirl
    ...

    DC has teams with these heroes:

    The Justice League
    The Justice of America (aka JLA)
    The Teen Titans
    The Titans
    The Justice League Dark
    The Suicide Squad (team of vilains forced to do good by the government)
    The Green Lantern Corps
    ...

    What to read ?

    You can read the main DC Events
    You can only read stories from one hero / team
    Or you can read it all

    Here are DC main events:

    1961 - Flash of Two Worlds - creation of the multiverse
    1985 - Crisis on Infinit Earths - recenter of the DC univers and start of the Modern age
    1986 - Legends - creation of the modern Justice League and the Suicid Squad
    1987 - Jutice League International - optional
    1994 - Zero Hour: Crisis in Time - return of the Multiverse
    2004 - Identity Crisis - events implying all of the DC's heroes
    2005 - Infinite Crisis
    ???? - 52 - excellent - tells what happen in the missing year after Infinit Crisis
    2008 - Final Crisis
    2009 - Blackest Night - A Green Lantern Event - you should read the Green Lantern by Geoff Johns run
    2010 - Brightest Day - Consequence of Blackest Night
    2011 - Flashpoint - Flash disrupt time - start of the New52 era
    2013 - Justice League: Trinity War - prequel to Forever Evil - optional
    2014 - Forever Evil + Justice League: Forever Heroes
    2015 - Justice League: Darkseid War - sequel to Forever Evil - optional
    2016 - DC Univers Rebirth
    2017 - Batman/The Flash: The Button - optional
    2019 - Doomsday Clock - Should have read The Watchmen

    you should also read the following elswords:

    DC: The New Frontier
    Kingdom Come

    Then for the different heroes here are the reading orders of the main and good stories:

    Batman - appears mainly in 2 titles: Batman and Detective Comics

    Batman: Year One
    Batman: The Man Who Laughs
    Batman: The Long Halloween + Batman: Dark Victory
    The Killing Joke
    Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth
    Batman: Tales Of The Demon + Batman: Bride of the Demon + Batman: Birth Of The Demon
    Batman: A Death in the Family
    Batman Knightfall Omnibus (new version) vol.1-3
    Batman: Legacy + Batman: Contagion + Batman: Catclysm - sequels to Knigtfall and prequels to No Man's Land - but optional to read
    Batman: No Man's Land Omnibus vol.1-5
    New Gotham Omnibus 1-2 or Batman: Evolution + Batman: Officer Down
    Gotham Central vol.1-4 - optional but good
    Batman Murderer ? + Batman Fugitive
    Batman: Hush
    Detective Comics: Heart of Hush + Streets of Gotham: Hush Money + Streets of Gotham: House of Hush - optional but very very good
    Batman: Batman and Son or Batman by Grant Morrison Omnibus
    Batman: The Black Mirror - optional
    Batman, Incorporated + Batman Incorporated New52 #1-2
    Batman & Robin New52 #1-7 or Batman & Robin by Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason Omnibus
    Batman: Court of Owl -> Batman New52 tpb vol.1-2
    Batman: Death of the Familly -> Batman New52 tpb vol. 3
    Batman: Zero Year -> Batman New52 tpb vol. 4-5
    Batman New52 tpb vol.6-10 - optional
    Batman: I am -> Batman Rebirth tpb vol.1-3
    Batman: The War of Jokes and Riddles -> Batman Rebirth tbp vol.4
    Batman Rebirth tpb vol.5-... ongoing
    Detective Comics Rebirth tpb vol.1-... ongoing
    Batman: White Knight
    Dark Nights: Metal

    Superman - appears in 2 title: Superman and Action Comics

    Superman: Red Son - elseworld story
    All-Star Superman
    Superman by Geoff Johns - the main stories are:
    - Superman: Secret Origins
    - Superman: Last Son
    - Superman: Escape From Bizarro World
    - Superman: Brainiac
    The Death of Superman + The Return of Superman
    Superman: For Tomorrow
    Superman: Doomed (2016)
    --- You can skip the New52 and Rebirth eras ---
    Super Sons Rebirth tpb vol.1-... ongoing

    Wonder Woman - All runs can be read on their own

    Wonder Woman by Geoges Perez Omnibus #1-3 - Wonder Woman pre-Modern Age
    Wonder Woman by Greg Rucka Omnibus #1-2
    Absolute Wonder Woman By Brian Azzarello & Cliff Chiang vol.1-2 - Wonder Woman New52
    Wonder Woman: Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 1-3 (Wonder Woman Rebirth)

    Flash

    Flash by Mark Waid Book One and Two - really the best
    The Flash By Geoff Johns Book #1-5
    The Flash New 52 tpb #1-4 - The Brian Azzarello run - some like, some don't
    The Flash New 52 tpb #5-9 - optional, less good than what Azzarello did
    The Flash Rebirth tpb #1-... ongoing or The Flash Deluxe Edition Book #1-... ongoing - a good new starting point

    Green Arrow

    Green Lantern / Green Arrow Omnibus - a great Bronze Age short serie
    Green Arrow New52 - A very good new start
    Grenn Arrow Rebirth

    Green Lantern

    Green Lantern: Kyle Rayner Vol.1-2 - optional
    Green Lantern by Geoff Johns Omnibus #1-3 - Massive but very good and complete <- it is a new start for the Green Lantern, what comes before is optional
    Green Lantern New #4-8 - optional, to finish the New52 era started by Geoff Johns.
    Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps (Rebirth)

    Aquaman

    Aquaman: Sub Diego + Aquaman: To Serve and Protect + Aquaman: Kingdom Lost - The John Arcudi run
    Aquaman New52 tpb #1-3 + Justice League New52: Throne of Atlantis + Aquaman New52 tpb #4 - The Geoff Johns run - A very good starting point
    Aquaman New52 tpb #5-8 - optional but good to understand the Rebirth era
    Aquaman Rebirth tpb #1-... ongoing - continues from Aquaman New52

    Animal Man / Swamp Thing / John Constantine / Justice League Dark

    Swamp Thing: The Bronze Age Omnibus (2017) - optional
    Saga of the Swamp Thing Book #1-6 - The Alan Moore run
    Swamp Thing by Brian K. Vaughan vol.1-2 - optional
    Hellblazer vol.1-21
    Lucifer: Book One-Five - optional
    The Animal Man Omnibus - The Grant Morrison run
    Animal Man by Jeff Lemir - Animal Man New52 - tpb #1-5
    Swamp Thing by Scott Snyder - Swamp Thing New52 part.1 - tpb #1-3
    Justice League Dark by Jeff Lemir - Justice League Dark New52 - tpb #2-4
    Swamp Thing by Charles Soule - Swamp Thing New52 part.2 - tpb #4-7
    Justice League Dark: The Last Age of Magic - The Rebirth serie - ongoing

    Have fun with that to begin with

    If you want to know more about a specific hero, please tell us.
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    Thanks for the listing. This is less for me and more making a rec thread like other forums have.

    Could you make a random monthly post of some reccs for certain characters if you have the time?
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    Good idea for a thread as people always seem to be looking for recommendations.

    To start off (I mean, for me, but this is in addition to Gurz's excellent list) here are 5 runs/ ongoings and 5 minis/one-shot/original graphic novels from the DCU itself and from Vertigo and Wildstorm. I'm going to ignore titles that are still going on as it's usually too early to tell without seeing how it all plays out. These may or may not actually be my top 5 in each category but they are definitely not in order.

    5 ongoings, DCU:

    The Flash by Mark Waid
    Starman by James Robinson
    Hitman by Garth Ennis and John McCrea
    Justice League International by Giffen and Dematteis
    Gotham Central by Ed Brubaker/ Greg Rucka and Michael Lark

    Top 5 Minis/ GNs, DCU:

    All Star Superman by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely
    Superman: Secret Identity by Kurt Busiek and Stuart Immonen
    New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke
    Mister Miracle by Tom King and Mitch Gerads
    JLA: Year One by Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn and Barry Kitson

    Top 5 ongoings, Vertigo and Wildstorm

    The Sandman by Neil Gaiman
    Preacher by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon
    Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson
    Y The Last Man by Brian K Vaughan and Pia Guerra
    Lucifer by Mike Carey and Peter Gross

    Top 5 minis/ GNs, Vertigo and Wildstorm

    Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (released under DC but it was unconnected to the DCU)
    Daytripper by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba
    Top 10 by Alan Moore and Gene Ha
    V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
    Flex Mentallo by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely

    Also, because they technically fit both Vertigo and the DCU, a couple of extra recommendations:

    Animal Man by Grant Morrison
    Swamp Thing by Alan Moore and Steve Bissette
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurz View Post
    - Sandman by Neil Gaiman
    -The Killing Joke by Alan Moore
    -Watchmen by Alan Moore
    -The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
    -Batman: Year One by Frank Miller
    -Gotham Central by Brubaker&Rucka
    -Batman Year 100 by Poul Pope
    -Batman: Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb
    -Batman: Arkham Asylum by Grant Morrison
    -Batman: Black Mirror by Scott Snyder
    -Batman: Court of Owls by Scott Snyder
    -Batman: Death and Maidens by Greg Rucka
    -Batman: No Man's Land
    -Catwoman: Cat Files by Greg Rucka
    -Birds of Prey By Gail Simone
    -Teen Titans by Geoff Johns
    -52 weeks by verious
    -Superman for All Seasons by Jeph Loeb
    -All Star Superman by Grant Morrison
    -Whatever Happened to the man of tommorow by Alan Moore
    -Superman: Secret Identity by Kurt Busiek
    -Superman: Red Son by Mark Millar
    -Adam Strange: Planet Heist by Andy Diggle,
    -Animal Man by Grant Morrison
    -Sandman by Matt Wagner


    This is on the top of my head, and i haven't read everything ofcourse.
    Wait, what's that? When did Rucka write a Catwoman book?!
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    Good list. And for those looking to get into Hitman

    https://www.amazon.com/Hitman-Book-O...gateway&sr=8-1
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJpyro View Post
    Good list. And for those looking to get into Hitman

    https://www.amazon.com/Hitman-Book-O...gateway&sr=8-1
    Nice thing coming up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilan Preskovsky View Post
    Wait, what's that? When did Rucka write a Catwoman book?!
    I'm so sorry, it's Chuck Dixon not Greg Rucka, i correct it immidiatly. Thanks for asking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurz View Post
    I'm so sorry, it's Chuck Dixon not Greg Rucka, i correct it immidiatly. Thanks for asking.
    Ah, cool, cool. I was afraid I missed a Rucka Catwoman book. Which I now realize I really really want.
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    2 Epic Tales if want to dig deep into the mythos of the DCU
    Cosmic Odyssey by Jim Starlin & Mike Mignola
    The Atlantis Chronicles by Peter David & Esteban Maroto

    4 Terrific Ongoing Series currently on the stands
    The Green Lantern by Grant Morrison & Liam Sharp
    Justice League by Scott Snyder and Jim Cheung
    Action Comics & Superman by Brian Michael Bendis

    6 Amazing Kids' Comics if you're a young fan just getting started:
    Superman Family Adventures by Art Baltazar & Franco
    Tiny Titans by Art Baltazar & Franco
    Shazam! The Monster Society of Evil by Jeff Smith
    Batman Adventures by Kelley Puckett & Mike Parobeck
    Supergirl - Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade by Landry Walker & Eric Jones
    The Legend of Wonder Woman by Renae De Liz & Ray Dillon

    8 Extradorinaiy Books if you're looking for contained, single stories:
    DC: The New Frontier by Darwin Cooke
    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
    Kingdom Come by Mark Waid and Alex Ross
    All-Star Superman by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely
    Batman: Year One by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli
    Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
    Batman: Mad Love by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm
    The Multiversity by Grant Morrison

    10 Great Ongoing Series if you're looking for longer, complete runs:
    Sandman by Neil Gaiman
    The New Teen Titans by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez
    Swamp Thing by Alan Moore
    Jonah Hex by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
    The Flash by Mark Waid
    Starman by James Robinson
    Sandman Mystery Theatre by Matt Wagner
    Gotham Central by Greg Rucka & Ed Brubaker
    52 by Grant Morrison, Geoff Johns, Mark Waid, & Greg Rucka
    Doom Patrol by Grant Morrison

    12 Key Stories from the Past if you want a taste of DC's rich history:
    The Joker by Bill Finger & Bob Kane (Batman #1, 1940)
    The Eyes Have It by Jack Cole (Police Comics #22, 1943)
    Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt! by Robert Kanigher & Carmine Infantino (Showcase #4, 1956)
    The Girl in Superman's Past! by Bill Finger & Wayne Boring (Superman #129, 1959)
    Superman's Return to Krypton by Jerry Siegel & Wayne Boring (Superman #141, 1960)
    The Fatal Five!/The Doomed Legionnaire! by Jim Shooter & Curt Swan (Adventure Comics #352-353, 1967)
    No Evil Shall Escape My Sight! by Denny O'Neil & Neal Adams (Green Lantern #76, 1970)
    The Glory Boat! by Jack Kirby (New Gods #6, 1972)
    Death Flies The Haunted Sky! by Archie Goodwin & Alex Toth (Detective Comics #442, 1974)
    There is No Hope in Crime Alley! by Denny O'Neil & Dick Giordano (Detective Comics #457, 1976)
    The Laughing Fish/Sign of the Joker! by Steve Englehart & Marshall Rogers (Detective Comics #475-476, 1978)
    Superman vs. Muhammad Ali by Neal Adams & Denny O'Neil (All New Collectors' Edition #C-56, 1978)


    And if you get through all that, try Crisis on Infinite Earths by Marv Wolfman & George Pérez - the greatest comic event of all time!


    (Apologies to all the artists whose names I didn't include in the credits.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DetectiveStrange View Post
    2 Epic Tales if want to dig deep into the mythos of the DCU
    Crisis on Infinite Earths by Marv Wolfman & George Pérez (recommended to read after you've tried the other comics on the list!)
    The Atlantis Chronicles by Peter David & Esteban Maroto

    4 Terrific Ongoing Series currently on the stands
    The Green Lantern by Grant Morrison & Liam Sharp
    Justice League by Scott Snyder and Jim Cheung
    Action Comics & Superman by Brian Michael Bendis

    6 Amazing Kids' Comics if you're a young fan just getting started:
    Superman Family Adventures by Art Baltazar & Franco
    Tiny Titans by Art Baltazar & Franco
    Shazam! The Monster Society of Evil by Jeff Smith
    Batman Adventures by Kelley Puckett & Mike Parobeck
    Supergirl - Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade by Landry Walker & Eric Jones
    The Legend of Wonder Woman by Renae De Liz & Ray Dillon

    8 Extradorinaiy Books if you're looking for contained, single stories:
    DC: The New Frontier by Darwin Cooke
    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
    Kingdom Come by Mark Waid and Alex Ross
    All-Star Superman by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely
    Batman: Year One by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli
    Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
    Batman: Mad Love by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm
    The Multiversity by Grant Morrison

    10 Great Ongoing Series if you're looking for longer, complete runs:
    Sandman by Neil Gaiman
    The New Teen Titans by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez
    Swamp Thing by Alan Moore
    Jonah Hex by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
    The Flash by Mark Waid
    Starman by James Robinson
    Sandman Mystery Theatre by Matt Wagner
    Gotham Central by Greg Rucka & Ed Brubaker
    52 by Grant Morrison, Geoff Johns, Mark Waid, & Greg Rucka
    Doom Patrol by Grant Morrison

    12 Key Stories from the Past if you want a taste of DC's rich history:
    The Joker by Bill Finger & Bob Kane (Batman #1, 1940)
    The Eyes Have It by Jack Cole (Police Comics #22, 1943)
    Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt! by Robert Kanigher & Carmine Infantino (Showcase #4, 1956)
    The Girl in Superman's Past! by Bill Finger & Wayne Boring (Superman #129, 1959)
    Superman's Return to Krypton by Jerry Siegel & Wayne Boring (Superman #141, 1960)
    The Fatal Five!/The Doomed Legionnaire! by Jim Shooter & Curt Swan (Adventure Comics #352-353, 1967)
    No Evil Shall Escape My Sight! by Denny O'Neil & Neal Adams (Green Lantern #76, 1970)
    The Glory Boat! by Jack Kirby (New Gods #6, 1972)
    Death Flies The Haunted Sky! by Archie Goodwin & Alex Toth (Detective Comics #442, 1974)
    There is No Hope in Crime Alley! by Denny O'Neil & Dick Giordano (Detective Comics #457, 1976)
    The Laughing Fish/Sign of the Joker! by Steve Englehart & Marshall Rogers (Detective Comics #475-476, 1978)
    Superman vs. Muhammad Ali by Neal Adams & Denny O'Neil (All New Collectors' Edition #C-56, 1978)


    (Apologies to all the artists whose names I didn't include in the credits.)
    I don't agree with all but Nothing in this list is awfull.

    But I would add af few interresting mini-series that you forgot:

    * Green Lantern / Green Arrow by Denis O'Neil
    * The Animal Man by Grant Morrison
    * Lobo: Portrait of a Bastich (Lobo + Lobo's Back)

    And a few Anthologie series:

    * Jack Kirby's Fourth World
    * Wonder Woman by Georges Perez
    * Justice League International by JM DeMatteis

    For key stories you should add:

    * Flash of Two Worlds (The Flash #123)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jb681131 View Post
    I don't agree with all but Nothing in this list is awfull.

    But I would add af few interresting mini-series that you forgot:

    * Green Lantern / Green Arrow by Denis O'Neil
    * The Animal Man by Grant Morrison
    * Lobo: Portrait of a Bastich (Lobo + Lobo's Back)

    And a few Anthologie series:

    * Jack Kirby's Fourth World
    * Wonder Woman by Georges Perez
    * Justice League International by JM DeMatteis

    For key stories you should add:

    * Flash of Two Worlds (The Flash #123)
    Unfortunately, I couldn't include many things I love and that I do believe to be essential to the great tapestry that is the DCU. Things like Pérez's Wonder Woman, Rucka's first Wonder Woman run, Johns' GL, the Giffen/DeMatteis/Maguire JLI, the golden age Captain Marvel, Hellblazer, Morrison's Animal Man, Hitman, and so much more truly essential stuff. In the format I chose, I had limited room for what I suggested.

    I agree Flash of Two Worlds is essential, but ultimately I gave the edge to some other stories for either artistic or historical importance. That includes an issue from O'Neil/Adams' Green Lantern/Green Arrow run (#76) and an issue from Kirby's Fourth World (The Glory Boat!).

    At the end of the day, Morrison's Animal Man is of greater importance to the larger history of the DCU than, for example Supergirl - Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade, but I wanted some diversity in my options.


    [Also - I edited my list to include Cosmic Odyssey, and put COIE at the end.]
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