Comics news from NewsOK

  • Comics sales on rise as retailers, publishers report changing audience

    BY MATTHEW PRICE, Features Editor | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Comics sales were up 4 percent and graphic novels rose 5.2 percent, according to report at ComicsPRO meeting.

  • Oklahoma entertainment highlights

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Oklahoma entertainment highlights

  • 'Marvel Universe Live!' flies, swings and smashes into Chesapeake Energy Arena

    By Brandy McDonnell, BAM | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    The live stunt show brings together more than 25 Marvel characters including Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Spider-Man, Wolverine and Captain Marvel, who have to keep fragments of the Cosmic Cube, a source of unspeakable power, from falling into the hands of some of their greatest...

  • Artists' reception at Capitol postponed

    Matthew Price | Published: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    The Oklahoma Arts Council has announced that due to adverse weather conditions, the artists’ reception scheduled for Tuesday, February 24 at the Oklahoma State Capitol has been cancelled.  There will instead be a closing reception for the current exhibitions on Tuesday, April 7, from 4 to 6...

  • Illustrator Dave Curd to make OKC appearance

    Matthew Price | Published: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    Former Oklahoman Dave Curd, who draws the “Bastard Road” comic tales and worked with Oklahoma’s Brian Winkeler on an upcoming “Garbage Pail Kids” comic-book story, is heading back to Oklahoma to speak to AIGA Oklahoma members.  But non-members can check it out too: Tickets are $25 for the...

  • Bill Schanes, Joe Kubert honored at ComicsPRO meeting

    Matthew Price | Published: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Former Diamond Comics Distributors Vice President of Purchasing Bill Schanes was named the recipient of ComicsPRO’s Industry Appreciation Award at the organization’s annual meeting. Bill, with brother Steve, co-founded Pacific Comics in 1971, which became an early direct market...

  • Pete Dolan named ComicsPRO president; 3 elected to board

    Matthew Price | Updated: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Pete Dolan of Main Street Comics in Middletown, N.Y. has been elected president of the board of directors of ComicsPRO, the national comic-book retailer organization.   The election results were announced at the annual membership meeting, held this year in Portland,...

  • News and notes from ComicsPRO meeting

    Matthew Price | Published: Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    PORTLAND, Ore. — The watchword for a lot of the ComicsPRO annual members meeting was “diversity,” as both publishers and retailers realized the demographics of their audience are shifting. There were a lot of newsbits and notes coming out of the meeting, but there didn’t seem to be many strong...

  • Multimedia, history touted by DC Comics at ComicsPRO meeting

    Matthew Price | Published: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    PORTLAND, Ore. — DC Comics touted its success on the TV screens and upcoming plans for mobile and movie screens in its presentations to retailers as part of the ComicsPRO annual members meeting.   That greater number of eyes, and larger audience for the properties, should only continue...

  • Word Balloons: Some comics to read on Oscar night

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    Word Balloons: The following graphic novel recommendations are based on your preferences for Best Picture.



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