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  • Thomas Gaul re-elected as ComicsPRO president; Gary Dills, Peter Dolan elected to board of directors

    Matthew Price | Published: Sat, Mar 1, 2014

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Thomas Gaul of Corner Store Comics and Beach Ball Comics in Anaheim, Calif., has been re-elected president of the board of directors of ComicsPRO, the national comic-book retailer organization.   The election results were announced at the annual membership meeting, held...

  • Eric Stephenson receives Industry Appreciation Award from ComicsPRO; Julius Schwartz recipient of memorial award

    Matthew Price | Published: Sat, Mar 1, 2014

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson was named the recipient of the 2014 ComicsPRO Industry Appreciation Award at the organization’s annual meeting.  ”I’m honored to be the recipient of this year’s Industry Appreciation Award,” said Stephenson. “The retailers...

  • Boom! Studios adds Paul Levitz and promotes upcoming titles

    Matthew Price | Published: Fri, Feb 28, 2014

        ATLANTA, Ga. — Boom! Studios held a presentation for ComicsPRO retailers with the theme of “We Are Boom!” and by the time it was over, another member had joined the company roster.   At the ComicsPRO Annual Membership Meeting in Atlanta, in a presentation that mixed...

  • DC Entertainment will bring back lenticular covers; launch 3 weekly series

    Matthew Price | Updated: Fri, Feb 28, 2014

        ATLANTA, Ga. — DC Entertainment pushed two major initiatives at the ComicsPRO membership meeting in Atlanta, Ga. The first is a push of weekly series in 2014.  ”Batman: Eternal” and “The New 52: Future’s End” will be joined by a third title in October, the...

  • Word balloons: Ghost Rider makes move to lowrider

    BY MATTHEW PRICE mprice@opubco.com | Published: Fri, Feb 28, 2014

    Update of Ghost Rider character now uses variety of vehicles,

  • ComicsPRO membership meeting increases attendance in 2014

    Matthew Price | Published: Thu, Feb 27, 2014

      ATLANTA, Ga. — ComicsPRO board president Thomas Gaul kicked off the 2014 membership meeting with details about the organization and the meeting.  ComicsPRO is the largest organization of direct market comic-book stores.   This is the eighth annual membership meeting of the...

  • More details on 8th annual ComicsPRO meeting

    Matthew Price | Published: Wed, Feb 26, 2014

    The ComicsPRO annual members meeting will start in earnest tomorrow, with a meet-and-greet among members set for tonight. Thomas Gaul, the president of ComicsPRO’s board of directors, let me know that he welcomes member and non-member stores to the annual meeting, which features...

  • Comics retailers to meet in Atlanta

    BY MATTHEW PRICE mprice@opubco.com | Published: Fri, Feb 21, 2014

    Creator-owned comics are seen as growth area.



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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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