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  • Word Balloons: Batman highlights Halloween comic-book releases

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    Word Balloons: Batman has gotten into the Halloween season with spooky comic-book releases.

  • Your guide to the new Marvel movies

    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    Very few people outside of comic book store regulars knew what "Guardians of the Galaxy" was before this past summer, and yet it's now the biggest movie of 2014 so far. Marvel hopes to continue that astounding success for years to come. So when the studio announced its movie slate through...

  • Halloween Countdown: Zombies may represent our darkest fears

    Matthew Price | Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    What makes the zombie genre so popular?  On Halloween 2011, I took a look at that question in the pages of The Oklahoman.   For this year’s Halloween countdown, I’m re-presenting that archive story.    In the meantime, the zombie trend hasn’t abated: “The Walking Dead”...

  • Halloween countdown: Superhero costumes ruled 1966

    Matthew Price | Published: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

      Above is a vintage photo from the Associated Press from 1966 with popular superhero costumes of the day. Here’s the photo caption info: Comic strips come alive this Halloween as Batman, the Green Hornet, Superman and a host of other comic strip characters are getting geared up for a...

  • $3.2 million Superman comic looks 'amazing' online\

    Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Superman is looking better than ever. In August, a pristine copy of Action Comics No. 1, containing the origin story of the Man of Steel, sold for more than $3.2 million on eBay. But even if you don't have that kind of dough, you can see what the historic issue -- rated 9 out of 10 by CGC...

  • Marvel Event: Quick Thoughts

    Matthew Price | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Marvel has announced its full slate of film programming for “Phase 3″ of its cinematic development. Here’s the lineup: May 6, 2016: Captain America: Civil War November 4, 2016: Doctor Strange May 5, 2017: Guardians of the Galaxy 2 July 28, 2017: Thor: Ragnarok November 3, 2017: Black Panther May...

  • Halloween Countdown: Recommendations for comic-book reading (2011)

    Matthew Price | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    With Halloween nearing, I’m taking a look at some of my previous Halloween recommendations columns.  Look for the latest Halloween comics recommended reading in the Oct. 31 Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman!   The following column, from Oct. 28, 2011, shared three main reading...

  • Oafcon 2014: Saturday report

    Matthew Price | Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    NORMAN — Day 1 of the 2014 edition of Oafcon is in the books, and the first day in the new location went well, most reported.   The Embassy Suites venue feels very classy, and while organizer Bart Bush said attendance may have been off a bit from last year, his feedback from attendees...

  • Oafcon 2014: Sunday report

    Matthew Price | Published: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    NORMAN – Sunday at Oafcon seemed busier to me than last year’s Sunday, and for those I talked to, it seemed like sales were pretty strong for a Sunday as well. Lots of folks enjoyed seeing a rare “Batman” issue 1 at the convention, but Bat-Blog author Tommy Brookshire set up a potentially even...

  • #VoteVader: Would you vote for Darth Vader if given the chance?

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Because you totally could if you lived in Ukraine, where he’s running for parliament. Dressed in full Star Wars regalia, [Darth Alekseyevich] Vader prowls the streets of Kiev atop his black campaign van wooing voters with promises to turn Ukraine into a “galactic empire.” So serious is he about...



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