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  • New books take look at comic book heroines

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Comics’ Golden Age launched Wonder Woman and other female superheroes

  • Former adventurer finds family secrets in 'Shutter'

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    New Image Comic launched by writer Joe Keatinge, who is also writing ‘Adventures of Superman’

  • Man out of time keeps pace with modern patriotism

    By Matthew Price | Published: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    Captain America has evolved with the times.

  • Oklahoman writes cereal adventures of Superman

    Published: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    Comics will be available in specially marked boxes of cereal

  • Matthew Price, Don Rosencrans tease "Agent Blue" comics collaboration

    Matthew Price | Published: Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    The above image is a world-premiere, and exclusive first look at “Agent Blue,” a new collaboration between myself and artist Don Rosencrans that will appear in upcoming issues of his “Welcome to Ralton” series. “Agent Blue” is my third announced comics project, following the...

  • Word Balloons: 'Hellboy' turns 20

    Matthew Price | Published: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    Oklahoma comic stores join celebration of 20th anniversary of Hellboy character. The blue-collar paranormal investigator who hails from hell turns 20 this year. Hellboy was created by writer-artist Mike Mignola in 1994 and has appeared in comics, graphic novels, animated features and two...

  • 'Trek' stars visit Kansas City con

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    An estimated 25,000 to 30,000 comic-book fans traveled to Kansas City last weekend to take part in Planet Comicon.

  • Oklahoma Defenders offer Superhero night on March 22

    Matthew Price | Published: Thu, Mar 20, 2014

    The Tulsa-based Oklahoma Defenders football team will host a “Superhero Night” on March 22, with special appearances by costumed characters at the game.  Sponsored by Oklahoma comic publishers Equinox Comics, the event will allow for fans to take pictures with costumed heroes. More...

  • Stan Lee promotes Free Comic Book Day

    Matthew Price | Published: Thu, Mar 20, 2014

    Stan Lee, co-creator of characters including Spider-Man, the X-Men and more, has released a video promoting Free Comic Book Day, shared with us by Diamond Comic Distributors. More information from Diamond: This year, Free Comic Book Day is taking place on Saturday May 3rd at participating...

  • Oklahoma comic creators heading for Kansas City

    Matthew Price | Published: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    Several writers and artists with Oklahoma connections are set to appear this weekend at Planet Comicon in Kansas City, Mo., one of the largest comic-book shows in the region. They’ll be joined by most of the cast members of the popular 1990s sci-fi show “Star Trek: The Next Generation,”...

  • Word Balloons: Oklahomans head to Kansas City for Planet Comicon

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    Word Balloons: Batman writer, Star Trek actors among those set to appear at the Planet Comicon convention in Kansas City.

  • Word Balloons: Comics sales on the rise as retailers meet

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    Word Balloons: ComicsPRO holds eighth meeting of member retailers.

  • Titan releases teaser trailer for "Scarlett Couture"

    Matthew Price | Published: Tue, Mar 4, 2014

    Titan Comics provided a look at a teaser trailer for the upcoming “Scarlett Couture” by writer/artist Des Taylor. Here’s how Titan describes the series: Kidnapped and held for ransom as a teenager, billionaire fashion heiress Scarlett Couture subsequently trained in hand-to-hand combat...



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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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