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Darkwing Duck 1 review; Jonah Hex hitting theaters; Oklahoma History Center honors cartoonists

by Matthew Price Published: June 17, 2010

A big week for comics as the Oklahoma History Center opens a cartoonists’ exhibit, and Jonah Hex comes to theaters.

“Jonah Hex” stars Josh Brolin as the scarred bounty hunter in the Old West, and Megan Fox as lady of the evening Lila, and John Malkovich as Hex’s enemy Quintin Turnbull.

Those who want to get more background on the Hex character can check out the new graphic novel from DC Comics, Jonah Hex: No Way Back, by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and Tony DeZuniga, where for the first time, Hex’s brother is revealed. Early issues of “Jonah Hex” have also been collected in the Showcase: Jonah Hex collection.

Meanwhile, the writers of the “Jonah Hex” movie are in early negotiations to direct a “Ghost Rider” sequel, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor may direct Columbia’s “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance,” based on Marvel’s supernatural motorcyclist.  Nicolas Cage is also in early negotiations to reprise his role.

Cartoonists’ exhibit opens

Kyle Roberts and I went to the opening of the “Uncanny Adventures of Okie Cartoonists” exhibit at the Oklahoma History Center this week, and that was a great time.

Highlights of the exhibit include a look at Dick Tracy’s police station, a Batcave terminal that tells the stories of several Oklahoma comic writers and artists, and a complete Twilight Avenger costume. The Twilight Avenger was created by Oklahomans John Wooley and Terry Tidwell. I’m told more will be added to the exhibit over the 15 months it will be up at the History Center, as well. Be sure to check out this look at some of Oklahoma’s most talented.

Oklahoma writer Sterling Gates was on hand at the opening along with James Robinson, and they stopped by Speeding Bullet Comics later in the day, as well. Robinson dropped some hints about his final Superman issue, No. 700, which ships next week, saying Lois and Clark fans should enjoy the issue. He also promised big things in the upcoming Justice League-Justice Society crossover, so we’ll be sure to check that out as well!

In the review file this week: Darkwing Duck 1, New Avengers 1, DC Universe Legacies 2 and Black Widow 3.

- Matt Price

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by Matthew Price
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Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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