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Update #10

Five Issues. Five Stories. Five Titles.

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There's a subtle and/or not-so-subtle clue about what each issue is about within their titles:

Issue #1 - "Systems of Control"

Issue #2 - "Vector"

Issue #3 - "Triumph of the Will"

Issue #4 - "Black Market Baby"

Issue #5 - "Endgame"

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