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  • Comic Collection Monday #8: Captain America #250

    Matthew Price | Updated: 14 hr ago

    In today’s Comic Collection Monday, I'm taking a look at "Captain America" #250, from October 1980. 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, whatever comes to...

  • SoonerCon 2015 - Friday report

    Matthew Price | Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    MIDWEST CITY -- SoonerCon kicked off with what felt like a large crowd for a Friday, with author Rachel Caine, actor Chuck Huber, and dozens of other guests mingling with hundreds of fans.  The multi-genre convention SoonerCon runs through Sunday June 28 at Reed Conference Center, 5800...

  • Word Balloons: Robert Picardo among headliners for SoonerCon

    By Matthew Price Features Editor mprice@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    SoonerCon, the Oklahoma City metro area's sci-fi/fantasy convention that dates back to 1986, is Friday through Sunday at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City.

  • Chuck Huber Q&A: SoonerCon spotlight

    Matthew Price | Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    In advance of SoonerCon, I talked with actor/producer/writer Chuck Huber. He's perhaps best-known for his voice acting in "Dragonball Z" and "Yu Yu Hakusho," but he has a long list of credits in a variety of roles.  He stars in the third episode of the popular fan web series "Star Trek...

  • Rachel Caine Q&A: SoonerCon spotlight

    Matthew Price | Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    I got the opportunity to talk to author Rachel Caine ahead of her SoonerCon appearance as the Young Adult author guest of honor at the convention this year. Caine writes the best-selling "Morganville Vampires" series, among many other works.   She recently adapted "Morganville: The...

  • SoonerCon spotlight 2015: Phillip Hollecker

    Matthew Price | Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Phillip Hollecker Tulsa-area artist Phillip Hollecker will be among the guests at this year's SoonerCon, taking place this weekend in Midwest City. "I have done many a con art show, had a few gallery shows under my belt, and done a little fan work for Palladium Books," Hollecker said in his...

  • New Spider-Man star cast; director also named

    Published: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    A new actor is in Spider-Man's web. Marvel.com reports that Tom Holland has been cast as the Web-Slinger, with Jon Watts to direct the upcoming Spider-Man film. According to Marvel, Tom Holland will play Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the next Spider-Man film, in theaters in IMAX and 3D on July...

  • Comixology Adds Dark Horse Comics, Better Book Management

    Published: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Comixology, the digital comics provider, has unveiled a significant update to its Android, iOS, and Kindle Fire Comics apps. It has updated its  management system and added publisher Dark Horse Comics, according to a story at PC Mag. New "Smart Lists" will be a new way to organize the...

  • SoonerCon spotlight 2015: Scott Sackett

    Matthew Price | Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    Oklahoma artist Scott Sackett will be among the guests at this year's SoonerCon, taking place Friday-Sunday in Midwest City. "I'll have a bunch of my comics for GrayHaven for sale and I'll be drawing stuff for money," Sackett said. "Also I'm moderating the Podcasting panel on Saturday at 11....

  • Comic Collection Monday #7: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #3

    Matthew Price | Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    In today’s Comic Collection Monday, I'm taking a look at "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" # 3, with a publication date of September 1982. 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...

  • Comics writer moves to prose

    By Matthew Price Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    A 12-year-old is given a miraculous cape that turns him into a superhero in “Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape: Attack of the Alien Horde.” This middle-grade novel features prose by author Robert Venditti that shifts to comics, illustrated by Dusty Higgins, whenever Taylor becomes the superhero...

  • Let's Make Comics event set

    Matthew Price | Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Literati Press is hosting another "Let's Make Comics" event at 9 tonight, June 19, at District House 1755 NW 16th St Oklahoma City. Info about the event from Literati Press: We need you to make comics. A vibrant scene is emerging in Oklahoma and we need more creators to help solidify...

  • SoonerCon 24 starts in 7 days

    Matthew Price | Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    SoonerCon 24 is one week away.  Those wanting to order a weekend membership can do so at  soonercon24.eventbrite.com. The multi-genre convention runs from Friday, June 26 to Sunday June 28 at Reed Conference Center, 5800 Will Rogers Rd. in Midwest City. The full schedule for...



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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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