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    MURDERVILLE Comic Book #1: A Farewell to Armories by Carol Lay — Marta Hardy, antiques weapons dealer, has opened an arms boutique in Muderville, ME, also known as “Murderville” because of its sketchy reputation. The Mayor and First Lady of Muderville, Leo and Antonia Scazzo, are all that stand between the alluring Hardy and her deadly plans for the island village.

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