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  • 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  | 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 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...

  • Word Balloons: Artist Babs Tarr updates Batgirl's style

    By Matthew Price Features Editor | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    In the new collection "The Batgirl of Burnside," tech-savvy Barbara Gordon — aka Batgirl — has moved into the coolest neighborhood in Gotham, filled with trendsetters and tech startups. The creative team of Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr wanted to move Batgirl forward while...

  • What would Joel Schumacher's Batman and Robin sequel have looked like?

    Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

      The Hollywood Reporter rounds up Batman films that didn't happen. One notable entry is the Joel Schumacher-directed followup to "Batman and Robin," which didn't happen after that film performed poorly.  According to Cinemablend , Schumacher ambitiously wanted to cast Nicolas Cage...

  • Mike Baron's Badger to return

    Published: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    Newsarama reports that Mike Baron's Badger is set to return from the newly merged publishers Devil's Due Entertainment and 1First.  Badger was a long-running series in the 1980s from the original First Comics (after a short run at Capital Comics).  The character has since been...

  • UPDATE: deadCenter 2015: 'Being Evel' will be shown at 10 p.m. at Myriad Gardens

    Matthew Price | Updated: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    The 100-minute documentary feature “Being Evel” has been returned to its original location at Myriad Gardens and will not be screened at Harkins Theater on Saturday night.

  • Highlander returns to comic books via Oklahoma publisher

    By Matthew Price Features Editor | Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Oklahoma comics publisher Emerald Star Comics will bring back the popular Highlander TV character as part of its comics line. Another notable character joining Emerald Star's lineup is a revamp of the Golden Age character Lady Satan.

  • He-Man And G.I. Joe join "Toy Soldiers" game

    Published: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    1980s fans will be pumped to hear that Ubisoft has revealed that its upcoming game Toy Soldiers: War Chest will include the armies of He-Man, G.I. Joe and two other unannounced licensed properties, Kotaku reports.  More about the game via YouTube: Eight armies. One toy box to defend. The...

  • 'Supergirl' pilot will screen at Comic-Con

    Published: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    Entertainment Weekly reports that Supergirl fans can get a head start on the new CBS drama -- at least if they can get into Comic-Con International in San Diego. Warner Bros. TV is bringing 18 series to Comic-Con from July 8-12 Supergirl will have a world premiere screening as part of...

  • The Punisher Joins Daredevil season 2

    Published: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    The Punisher joins Daredevil for season 2, and Jon Bernthal of The Walking Dead will play him. Vigilante Frank Castle has crossed paths with lawyer Matt Murdock and his secret ID of Daredevil on multiple occasions in the comics, with Castle believing that criminals shouldn't be tried - simply...


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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