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  • 30th anniversary of ‘Dark Knight’ celebrated; comics retail events set

    By Matthew Price  Features Editor  | Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    The first issue of "Dark Knight III" will have a limited-edition cover released Saturday as part of "Local Comic Shop Day," a first-year event from retailer organization ComicsPRO.

  • Local Comic Shop Day Q&A with ComicsPRO president Peter Dolan

    Matthew Price | Updated: Mon, Nov 23, 2015

    "Local Comic Shop Day®" is set for Saturday at hundreds of comic shops around the country.  It's the first year for this event, organized by retailer organization ComicsPRO. It requires retailer opt-in and purchase, so check the web site for stores near you.   ComicsPRO's...

  • Amazing Oklahoma City Comic Con kicks off Friday, continues through weekend

    Matthew Price | Updated: Fri, Nov 20, 2015

    Amazing Oklahoma City Comic Con kicked off Friday at 3 p.m. at the Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City. There were good crowds for a Friday show, but fans definitely had a chance to interact with some of their favorite creators. Lines formed quickly for creators Greg...

  • 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' co-creator to make first stop in Oklahoma

    By MATTHEW PRICE  Features Editor  | Published: Fri, Nov 20, 2015

    'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' co-creator Kevin Eastman is coming to Oklahoma for the first time as part of the Amazing Oklahoma City Comic Con, which will be Friday through Sunday at the Cox Convention Center.

  • Amazing Oklahoma City Comic Con spotlight: Rob Liefeld

    Matthew Price | Updated: Wed, Nov 18, 2015

    Comic-book creator and Image Comics founder Rob Liefeld is the highlighted creator in today’s Amazing Oklahoma City Comic Con spotlight. The show will be held Nov. 20-22 at the Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City. “I’ll be in Oklahoma City for @AmazingComicCon...

  • Read the first ever Calvin and Hobbes comic, published 30 years ago today

    Published: Wed, Nov 18, 2015

    A 6-year-old and his tiger began exploring the mysteries, profundities, and humors of childhood (and tuna sandwiches) exactly 30 years ago today, The Week reports. Calvin and Hobbes, one of the all-time great comic strips, began its decade-long run on November 18, 1985. It ended in December...

  • Report: Frank Miller working on 'Dark Knight IV' comic series

    Published: Tue, Nov 17, 2015

    According to a report at Newsarama, comic creator Frank Miller is already working on a sequel to DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE. Writer Brian Azzarello and artists Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson are working on "Dark Knight III" in coordination with Miller. "I thoroughly applaud what...

  • Comic Collection Monday #25: Madrox #1

    Matthew Price | Updated: Tue, Nov 17, 2015

    In today’s Comic Collection Monday, I'm taking a look at “Madrox” #1, with a cover date of November 2004.  In Comic Collection Monday, I'll post the cover of a comic book from my collection, along with a brief note about the issue - what I thought about it, where I got it, whatever comes...

  • Science fiction stories on Wattpad inspired by 1950s, 1960s comics

    Matthew Price | Updated: Tue, Nov 17, 2015

    Some educational comics of the 1950s and 1960s are inspiring new stories today. From a news release: In the 1950-60s General Electric published Adventures in Science, a series of comic books that ignited a love of science and engineering in a new generation. Now, GE is bringing this...

  • Amazing Oklahoma City Comic Con releases schedule

    Matthew Price | Updated: Fri, Nov 13, 2015

    The Amazing Oklahoma City Comic Con has released its schedule for the weekend convention, set to run Friday Nov. 20 through Sunday Nov. 22.  Guests of the show include Rob Liefeld, Greg Capullo, Kevin Eastman, Peter David, Colleen Doran and many more.  Check below for the entire...

  • Full Q&A with 'Moon Knight' artist Greg Smallwood

    Matthew Price | Updated: Fri, Nov 13, 2015

    Comics artist Greg Smallwood, of Lawrence, Kan., will come to Oklahoma City next week to speak to AIGA Oklahoma members and interested guests. Smallwood also will make an appearance at New World Comics while in Oklahoma City.

  • ‘Moon Knight’ artist to visit Oklahoma City

    By Matthew Price Features Editor  | Published: Fri, Nov 13, 2015

    Greg Smallwood, a popular comics artist named 2015’s “most promising newcomer,” will talk about the process of graphic design and storytelling during a visit to Oklahoma City next week.

  • Rob Liefeld to return to Deadpool

    Published: Wed, Nov 11, 2015

    With a "Deadpool" movie on the horizon, the character's co-creator Rob Liefeld is returning to the character for a high profile graphic novel. Deadpool: Bad Blood teams the Image Comics founder, known for Marvel properties like "X-Force" and "Cable" along with Image hits like "Youngblood" and...


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 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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