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  • Oafcon Spotlight 2014: Jessica Garvey

    Matthew Price | Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Oklahoma writer/artist Jessica Garvey will be in attendance at this weekend’s Oafcon, a comic book and nostalgia convention held this year in Norman, OK.  Garvey will have on hand the comic book “It Did Happen,” which she created for her senior capstone at Oklahoma City University, where she...

  • "Okie Down" set for Oklahoma City premiere

    Matthew Price | Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    An Oklahoma-shot indie suspense film will get its premiere at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Oklahoma City Windsor 10.  “Okie Down” was written and directed by Michael Yonan. The full release about the premiere follows below: Oklahoma City, Ok – 2014 “OKIE DOWN” will have a Premiere...

  • Oafcon Spotlight 2014: Scott Cosby

    Matthew Price | Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Writer and artist Scott Cosby is something of a fixture on the local comics scene, frequently seen at conventions, signings, and other gatherings of geek culture.  Cosby will be on hand for this weekend’s Oafcon. The comics and nostalgia convention Oafcon will be held this weekend at the...

  • Word Balloons: 'Constantine' coming to NBC

    Published: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Working-class mage debuted in ‘Swamp Thing’ comic books

  • Oklahoma City artist crafts 'variant' show

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Jerry Bennett will showcase art style on ‘blank’ covers; artist recently began new educational, comic book work

  • Captain America, Thor, Iron Man get shaken up

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    New Thor will be a woman; Captain America replaced by former crimefighting partner

  • Five reading suggestions for National Comic Book Day

    BY MATTHEW PRICE | Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Sept. 25 is celebrated as “National Comic Book Day,” and while I don’t know why, exactly, I’m always all for celebrating comic books.   The original American medium is a great way to experience storytelling.  While superheroes are often seen as the dominant genre, comics, like TV,...

  • Marvel's 'Mockingbird' makes way to TV

    BY MATTHEW PRICE, Features Editor | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Marvel comics spy agent will by played by Adrianne Palicki on ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’

  • Looking at possible inspirations for 'Gotham'

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    ‘Gotham’ to explore police department in early days of Bruce Wayne, James Gordon.

  • Word Balloons: Wolverine faces mortality in new series from Marvel

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    The cynical, clawed Wolverine, first introduced in 1974, became popular with fans looking for heroes who also had a dark side.

  • Crime comics' comeback included 'Ms. Tree,' 'Daredevil'

    BY MATTHEW PRICE, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Crime comics were nearly left for dead in the United States following Senate hearings in the 1950s. But the genre came roaring back, perhaps most notably due to Frank Miller, whose “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” film, based on his comics, is in theaters now.


Matthew Price

Features Editor

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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