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Published by Aardvark-Vanaheim in [Kitchener, Ont.] .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Statementby Dave Sim and Gerhard.
SeriesCerebus book -- 6
ContributionsGerhard, 1959-
The Physical Object
Pagination248, {2], 847-857 p. :
Number of Pages857
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21441586M
ISBN 100919359108

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