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  • G Fest in Muskogee continues plans for inaugural event in honor of Merle Haggard

    G Fest in Muskogee continues plans for... Matthew Price | Updated: Mon, Apr 11, 2016

    Muskogee's G Fest will go on, despite the death of planned headliner Merle Haggard.  G Fest organizers say the show will be held in honor of the "Okie from Muskogee" singer, with performers including The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Swon Brothers, Marty Stuart, Turnpike...

  • Comic Collection Monday #34: Captain America #271

    Comic Collection Monday #34: Captain America #271 Matthew Price | Updated: Mon, Apr 11, 2016

    In today's Comic Collection Monday, I’ll take a look at “Captain America” # 271, with a publication date of July 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 about it, where I got...

  • The Black Panther: Marvel's first black superhero

    The Black Panther: Marvel\'s first black superhero By Matthew Price Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Apr 8, 2016

    The latest comic book series featuring the Black Panther, the first black superhero by a major comics publisher, launched this week, by an all-star creative team. The Black Panther will make his cinematic debut in Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" film May 6. In the next two weeks, The...

  • Comic Collection Monday #33: Cosmic Odyssey #1

    Comic Collection Monday #33: Cosmic Odyssey #1 Matthew Price | Updated: Mon, Apr 4, 2016

    In today’s Comic Collection Monday, I'm taking a look at “Cosmic Odyssey” #1, with a cover date of December 1988. In Comic Collection Monday, I'll 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...



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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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