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  • 15th annual Free Comic Book Day set for Saturday

    15th annual Free Comic Book Day set for Saturday By Matthew Price Features Editor mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, May 6, 2016

    Fans urged to celebrate the 15th annual Free Comic Book Day by exploring new comic titles and local comics shops.

  • Green Arrow: Rebirth preview and Q&A with Benjamin Percy

    Green Arrow: Rebirth preview and Q&A with... Matthew Price | Updated: Thu, May 5, 2016

    DC has released a preview of its upcoming "Green Arrow: Rebirth," part of its overall "Rebirth" event in June that will see a relaunch of its most popular titles.  Writer Benjamin Percy will continue as the writer for "Green Arrow," and he answered some questions for Nerdage/ The Oklahoman...

  • May the Fourth be with you: Star Wars Day

    May the Fourth be with you: Star Wars Day Matthew Price | Updated: Wed, May 4, 2016

    Happy "Star Wars Day." According to the AP, May 4 is known as Star Wars Day to fans worldwide since the date is similar to the franchise's slogan, "May the Force Be With You."  Check out my recommended reads for Star Wars Day. Marvel Comics is celebrating the day with 10 "Star Wars"...

  • 1980s toy property M.A.S.K. returns to comics from IDW

    1980s toy property M.A.S.K. returns to comics... Matthew Price | Updated: Mon, May 2, 2016

    M.A.S.K., or Mobile Armored Strike Kommand (yes, spelled goofy) will return to comics from publisher IDW. The toy line and animated cartoon also was a comic series in the 1980s.  It featured Matt Trakker's M.A.S.K. versus Miles Mayhem's V.E.N.O.M. (for Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem,...

  • Comic Collection Monday #37: Captain America Vol. 5 #25

    Comic Collection Monday #37: Captain America... Matthew Price | Updated: Mon, May 2, 2016

    In today's Comic Collection Monday, I’ll take a look at “Captain America” #25, with a publication date of April 2007. In Comic Collection Monday, each Monday, I 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,...

  • Word Balloons: 'Batman' team caps five-year run

    Word Balloons: \'Batman\' team caps five-year run BY MATTHEW PRICE  Features Editor mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Apr 29, 2016

    Writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo have kept "Batman" one of DC Comics' best-selling titles for nearly five years. Now, with this week's issue No. 51, the team will step away from the title, with a final issue that is a bit of a Batman farewell tour, looking again at some of the key...

  • Three recommended reads for National Superhero Day

    Three recommended reads for National Superhero Day Matthew Price | Updated: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    April 28 is “National Superhero Day,” which is said to have been created by Marvel Comics employees in 1995.  While it’s not the worldwide celebration that next Saturday’s Free Comic Book Day will be, it’s always fun to talk about superheroes.  Here are three recommended superhero...

  • Comic Collection Monday #36: JLA #5 (1997)

    Comic Collection Monday #36: JLA #5 (1997) Matthew Price | Updated: Mon, Apr 25, 2016

      In today's Comic Collection Monday, I’ll take a look at “JLA” #5, with a publication date of May 1997. In Comic Collection Monday, each Monday, I 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,...

  • Citizens Caring for Children helps meet needs of those in foster care in Oklahoma

    Citizens Caring for Children helps meet needs... By Matthew Price Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Mon, Apr 25, 2016

    Lauren Barnes, director of development and communications for Citizens Caring for Children, talked about the organization in advance of "Bids for Kids," the nonprofit's annual fundraiser set for Saturday in Oklahoma City. The nonprofit helps meet the needs of children in Oklahoma's foster care...

  • Harkins Bricktown 16 to show Prince's "Purple Rain"

    Harkins Bricktown 16 to show Prince\'s Matthew Price | Updated: Fri, Apr 22, 2016

    In honor of Prince's life, Harkins Bricktown 16, 150 E Reno, Oklahoma City, will have special showings of Purple Rain this weekend.  The 1984 musical drama with autobiographical overtones starred Prince as the Kid.  The film will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Film...

  • Word Balloons: New book investigates reporter Lois Lane

    Word Balloons: New book investigates reporter... BY MATTHEW PRICE Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Thu, Apr 21, 2016

    "Investigating Lois Lane: The Turbulent History of the Daily Planet's Ace Reporter," a new book by Tim Hanley, looks at the character through her many incarnations.

  • Comic Collection Monday #35: Green Lantern #3 (1990)

    Comic Collection Monday #35: Green Lantern #3... Matthew Price | Updated: Mon, Apr 18, 2016

    In today's Comic Collection Monday, I’ll take a look at “Green Lantern” #3, with a publication date of August 1990. In Comic Collection Monday, each Monday, I 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,...

  • 'Knight' of the Panther

    \'Knight\' of the Panther By Matthew Price Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Apr 15, 2016

    The Black Panther, a longtime popular Marvel character, is set to make more appearances in the future.



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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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