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10 essential titles to pick up on Free Comic Book Day

4:26 am May. 5, 2017

Saturday, May 6, is Free Comic Book Day, coming as it does the first Saturday after the summer’s first big comic book movie, aka the first Saturday in May. (“Secret Empire” (Marvel)

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Why the trailer for “Rogue One” makes it look even better than “The Force Awakens”

10:56 am Apr. 7, 2016

Oh, man.

So, I liked “The Force Awakens.” Was it satisfying? Sure. Was it better than the prequels? Yes. Did it have its flaws? Yes. It was, as a friend once put it about a Liz Phair album, “scrumptiously overratable.”

And I am on the record as having my wig pushed back by the possibilities delivered in the “Force Awakens” trailer.

The trailer for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” directed by