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  • 'Rain Check' party on Monday for Poole sketchbook exhibit

    Matthew Price | Published: Wed, May 13, 2015

    “As Yet Unnamed,” the exhibit of the Sketchbooks of O. Gail Poole, vol. 1, is on display through June 26 at the Norman Depot, 200 S. Jones. You can read John Brandenburg’s review of the show here:...

  • Thor's female identity to be revealed in Wednesday's issue

    Matthew Price | Published: Tue, May 12, 2015

    The identity of Marvel Comics’ Thor, now female, who has been handling the hammer since the relaunched “Thor” #1 late last year, will be revealed in Wednesday’s issue. Mashable has more info: For eight issues, the female Thor protected the realms, mostly doing battle with the Destroyer. The...

  • Doctor Who 5-part comics event set for August-September 2015

    Matthew Price | Published: Tue, May 12, 2015

    Titan Comics has announced a five-part “Doctor Who” weekly event comic series will be released in August and September starring the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors. The series will be written by Paul Cornell and illustrated by Neil Edwards.  It will take the place of the ongoing series...

  • Comic Collection Monday #1: Captain America #121

    Matthew Price | Published: Mon, May 11, 2015

    Comic Collection Monday!  Today I’ll take a look at “Captain America” #121, with a publication date of Jan. 1970. The issue: This issue is written by Stan Lee with great, moody art by Gene Colan. In the issue, scientist Simon X. Cragg is obsessed with Captain America, who in some untold tale...

  • New 'Batman' volume is grounded take

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Updated: Fri, May 8, 2015

    Characters you know develop with a twist in “Batman: Earth One, Vol. 2,” the latest in the series of graphic novels from writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank.

  • Extended Q&A with Geoff Johns and Gary Frank on Batman: Earth One, Vol. 2

    Matthew Price | Published: Fri, May 8, 2015

    Writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank talked to me about Batman: Earth One, Vol. 2 for this week’s column in The Oklahoman.  But they shared even more about the workings behind the project that I wasn’t able to fit into the print column.  So for Nerdage readers, I have the extended...

  • New 'Batman' graphic novel looks at identity, mystery

    BY MATTHEW PRICE, Features Editor | Published: Fri, May 8, 2015

    Best-selling ‘Earth One’ series crafts more grounded take on comic-book hero Batman.

  • Batman: Arkham Knight voice cast announced

    Matthew Price | Published: Thu, May 7, 2015

    Jonathan Banks, Ashley Greene, John Noble and Scott Porter have joined the voice cast of “Batman: Arkham Knight,” the conclusion to the “Arkham” video game trilogy.   They join an ensemble cast that includes Kevin Conroy, who returns as Batman; Tara Strong as Harley Quinn; Troy Baker as...

  • John Hughes on Spider-Man? What if the 1980s Spider-Man movie had been made?

    Matthew Price | Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Recently, Deadline reported that Sony and Marvel are looking for a “John Hughes” feel for its Spider-Man reboot.  But what if John Hughes himself had handled a Spider-Man film? In the 1980s, superhero films weren’t always the high-profile blockbusters that they are today.  In fact, the...

  • Batman: Earth One, Vol. 2 is on sale today in comic shops; Geoff Johns and Gary Frank discuss graphic novel

    Matthew Price | Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    The long-awaited sequel “Batman Earth One Vol. 2″ goes on sale in comic shops today, and follows in bookshops and everywhere else on May 12. The graphic novel series follows a neophyte Batman as he learns the skills he will need to be a defender of Gotham City.  Set in its own universe,...

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition released

    Matthew Price | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    The Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition has been released by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, along with a new trailer for the game.  This expanded version of the game is now available for $49.99 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.  More information below via...

  • Robert Downey Jr. offers chance to meet him on set of Captain America: Civil War

    Matthew Price | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    One lucky “Iron Man” or “Sherlock Holmes” fan will have the chance to meet Robert Downey Jr. as part of an auction being held by Charitybuzz. The winner of the auction will be able to meet Robert Downey Jr. on the set of one of his upcoming films, Sherlock Holmes or Captain America: Civil War. […]

  • Star Wars Day: Guinness World Records celebrates Star Wars Day

    Matthew Price | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Curious about “Star Wars” records?  Guinness World Records sent over the following information from its archives about records held by the “Star Wars” franchise for May 4, “Star Wars Day.” From Guinness World Records: Largest fortune made from a film franchise Rather than taking a director’s...



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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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