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  • Column in The Oklahoman marks 15 years of examining world of comics

    By Matthew Price Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    For the past 15 years, readers have been discovering the world of comic books in this column every Friday in the pages of The Oklahoman.

  • The Flash is Crossing Over With Supergirl

    Published: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    Superheroes The Flash and Supergirl are going to meet on the TV screen. The Flash, as played by Grant Gustin, is set to cross over into an episode of the CBS series "Supergirl" on Monday, March 28, according to a report at DCComics.com "We are so incredibly excited to announce something that...

  • Meet a 'living, breathing' historical figure as James Madison portrayer visits Oklahoma City

    By Matthew Price Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    The age of the brainy hero has arrived, says Bryan Austin, who portrays fourth president James Madison while representing the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Va., and around the world. Austin will be in Oklahoma City on Thursday for a living history performance at the Oklahoma...

  • Comic Collection Monday #26: Hawkman #1 (2002)

    Matthew Price | Updated: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    In today’s Comic Collection Monday, I'm taking a look at “Hawkman” #1, with a cover date of May 2002.  After a brief hiatus, Comic Collection Monday returns for 2016. In Comic Collection Monday, I'll post the cover of a comic book from my collection, along with a brief note about the...

  • Independent superhero graphic novel to examine race

    Matthew Price | Updated: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    A new Kickstarter timed to Black History Month aims to put a twist on the typical superhero narrative.  "Black,"  In the series,  Kareem Jenkins is a young, superpowered victim of racial profiling who discovers a secret: a portion of the world's black population have...

  • Oklahoma History Center to host presidential portrayal

    By Matthew Price Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    The Oklahoma History Center welcomes actor Bryan Austin as James Madison for a performance at 7 p.m. Thursday. The free event continues a "long-standing initiative by the Oklahoma History Center to share world-class interpreters and their stories with the public," Dan Provo, director of the...

  • Documentary explores Langston's role in civil rights reform in Oklahoma

    By Matthew Price Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    Oklahoma Educational Television Authority's award-winning documentary series "Back in Time" will look at Langston University in its latest episode.

  • University of Oklahoma grad Gates returns to new 'Supergirl' adventures

    By Matthew Price Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Jan 29, 2016

    Supergirl has flown back into comics, with Oklahoma native Sterling Gates again penning her adventures to tie into the CBS TV show starring Melissa Benoist.

  • Scooby-Doo, Flintstones to get comic-book update from DC Entertainment

    Published: Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    In a report from Entertainment Weekly, DC Comics has announced reboots of "Hanna-Barbera" characters in new comic-book series. Scooby Doo, Johnny Quest and The Flintstones are among the properties to get an update. Look for more on "The Flintstones" in an upcoming NewsOK/Nerdage interview...

  • The force was strong for 'Star Wars' comics series in 2015

    by Matthew Price Features Editor mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Jan 22, 2016

    "Star Wars No. 1" was the best-selling single issue in more than two decades, according to Diamond Comic Distributors.

  • UCO's 'Broadway Tonight' performance with Linda Eder rescheduled

    Matthew Price | Updated: Thu, Jan 21, 2016

    The University of Central Oklahoma has rescheduled the "Broadway Tonight" performance with Linda Eder.  Information from UCO follows: The University of Central Oklahoma Broadway Tonight performance featuring Broadway singer Linda Eder originally set for 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22 at...

  • DC Entertainment announces 'Suicide Squad,' 'DC Super Hero Girls' for Free Comic Book Day

    Matthew Price | Updated: Tue, Jan 19, 2016

    DC Entertainment has announced its offerings for Free Comic Book Day, to be held in comic book stores around the world on Saturday, May 7.   Comic retailers purchase special comics at a lower cost to be given away on that date to customers who enter the brick and mortar locations....

  • Countdown to 'Legends of Tomorrow,' 'Suicide Squad'

    Matthew Price | Updated: Mon, Jan 18, 2016

    On Jan. 19, after "The Flash," two new half-hour specials will look into upcoming TV and movie plans from Warner Bros./DC Entertainment.  DC's LEGENDS OF TOMORROW: THEIR TIME IS NOW airs at 8 p.m. Central (9:00-9:30pm ET/PT) and DC FILMS PRESENTS: DAWN OF JUSTICE airs at 8: 30 p.m....



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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 always been interested in comics, reading them at age 2, working in comic shops starting at 17, printing his first comics 'zine at 20 and buying a comic-book store at 23. His column on comics, Word Balloons, has run weekly in The Oklahoman’s Weekend Look section since 2001.Matt's blog, Nerdage, has been honored by the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists, and his store, Norman's Speeding Bullet Comics, co-owned with his wife, Annette, was nominated for the Eisner Spirit of Retailing Award in 2005.

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