Matthew Price
Features 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.


  • Comic Collection Monday #4: The Man of Steel #1 (1986)

    Matthew Price | Published: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    In today’s Comic Collection Monday, I’ll take a look at “The Man of Steel” # 1, with a publication date of July 1986. 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 […]

  • Oklahoma writer Michael Vance's novel is based on long-lost comic-book synopsis

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    “Snake: Nest of Vipers” features a deadly masked avenger in the early 1950s. The book is based on a six-page synopsis by comics writer and editor Richard Hughes, who was the editor of the American Comics Group from 1943 to 1967.

  • Comic collection Monday #3: Flash #1 (1987)

    Matthew Price | Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    Comic Collection Monday returns for its latest installment. Today I’ll take a look at “Flash” #1, with a publication date of June 1987. 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 […]

  • Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers actors are among those scheduled at Tulsa Comic Expo

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    For comic book and “Arrow” fans, the show will feature comic artist Steve Erwin, formerly of Tulsa, who drew the popular “Deathstroke the Terminator” comic book series starring Slade Wilson

  • Tulsa Comic Expo spotlight: R.A. Jones

    Matthew Price | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

      TULSA — The Tulsa Comic Expo will be held Friday-Sunday at the Cox Convention Center, 100 Civic Center in Tulsa. The show, a multi-genre comic con, will feature actors, comic creators, videogaming, cosplay, vendors and more. Actors from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Friday the 13th” and “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” are all on the […]

  • David Letterman once met the Avengers

    Matthew Price | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Long before the Avengers became the household word they now are, they featured David Letterman in a somewhat wacky guest issue.  Since Letterman is signing off of the “Late Show” tonight, it seemed like a good time to look back at this issue.  The 1984 issue “Avengers” #239 was written by Roger Stern, and drawn […]

  • Tulsa Comic Expo spotlight: Rexodus

    Matthew Price | Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    TULSA — The Tulsa Comic Expo will be held Friday-Sunday at the Cox Convention Center, 100 Civic Center in Tulsa. The show, a multi-genre comic con, will feature actors, comic creators, videogaming, cosplay, vendors and more. Actors from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Friday the 13th” and “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” are all on the schedule. […]

  • Tulsa Comic Expo spotlight: Steve Erwin

    Matthew Price | Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

        TULSA — The Tulsa Comic Expo will be held Friday-Sunday at the Cox Convention Center, 100 Civic Center in Tulsa. The show, a multi-genre comic con, will feature actors, comic creators, videogaming, cosplay, vendors and more. Actors from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Friday the 13th” and “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” are all on […]

  • Comic Collection Monday #2: Astro City #1 (1995)

    Matthew Price | Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Comic Collection Monday returns for a second installment.  Today I’ll take a look at “Astro City” #1, with a publication date of Aug. 1995. 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, […]

  • Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled to honor Donna Nigh

    Matthew Price | Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Donna Nigh, former first lady of Oklahoma, will receive the Compassionate Citizen of the Year Award from Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled at 10 a.m. June 4 at the foundation, 8421 N Walker Ave. Nigh will be honored for her commitment to developmentally disabled Oklahomans and the financial grants made to nonprofit organizations by the […]

  • What is Superman's Miracle Monday?

    Matthew Price | Published: Mon, May 18, 2015

    You may have noticed the term “Miracle Monday” trending on social media, perhaps along with pictures of the DC Comics hero Superman. What does Miracle Monday refer to?  It was the title of a 1981 novel by Elliot S. Maggin starring Superman.  It introduced the character of Kristin Wells, a time traveler who would later […]

  • 'Will on the Hill' makes rain adjustments

    Matthew Price | Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    CLAREMORE — The “Will on the Hill” music festival Saturday at Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 Will Rogers Blvd., in Claremore will continue as planned with a handful of adjustments.  Band performances beginning at 2 p.m. will be moved inside to the Museum’s large theater due to predicted rain. The following additional information was received […]

  • Full Q&A with Brian Wood on Rebels

    Matthew Price | Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    I wrote about Brian Wood’s new Revolutionary War-era comic, Rebels, for Friday’s The Oklahoman.  You can read that column here. The first two issues of the series are on sale now from Dark Horse.  If you’ve enjoyed Wood’s previous comics, especially his historical fiction in “Northlanders,” I think you’ll want to check out “Rebels.” But […]

  • Writer Brian Wood explores Revolutionary War era in Dark Horse comic book 'Rebels'

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    Historical fiction examines Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys

  • A decade without Star Trek on TV

    Matthew Price | Published: Thu, May 14, 2015

    If you’ve been missing “Star Trek” on the airwaves since 2005 – a surprising 10 years! – Yahoo TV takes a look back and forward at the franchise. In part 1, the article looks at the history of the “Star Trek” phenomenon and hear from some of the key men and women who helped direct […]

  • Supergirl vs. Gotham on Monday nights this fall

    Matthew Price | Published: Wed, May 13, 2015

    Supergirl will face off against a younger version of the boy who becomes Batman in the ratings this fall, as CBS has scheduled its new show “Supergirl” up against FOX’s “Gotham,” Ad Age reports. Is CBS worried the Bat can take out Supergirl? “Look I haven’t seen a cape on ‘Gotham’ yet,” Kelly Kahl, senior […]

  • 'Rain Check' party on Monday for Poole sketchbook exhibit

    Matthew Price | Published: Wed, May 13, 2015

    “As Yet Unnamed,” the exhibit of the Sketchbooks of O. Gail Poole, vol. 1, is on display through June 26 at the Norman Depot, 200 S. Jones. You can read John Brandenburg’s review of the show here: http://newsok.com/art-review-broad-spectrum-of-art-found-in-o.-gail-poole-sketchbook-show-at-the-depot-in-norman/article/5418350 As the opening reception was affected by weather, a “rain check” party will be held from 6 […]

  • Thor's female identity to be revealed in Wednesday's issue

    Matthew Price | Published: Tue, May 12, 2015

    The identity of Marvel Comics’ Thor, now female, who has been handling the hammer since the relaunched “Thor” #1 late last year, will be revealed in Wednesday’s issue. Mashable has more info: For eight issues, the female Thor protected the realms, mostly doing battle with the Destroyer. The erstwhile Thor (who has been going by […]

  • Doctor Who 5-part comics event set for August-September 2015

    Matthew Price | Published: Tue, May 12, 2015

    Titan Comics has announced a five-part “Doctor Who” weekly event comic series will be released in August and September starring the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors. The series will be written by Paul Cornell and illustrated by Neil Edwards.  It will take the place of the ongoing series published by Titan for the duration of […]

  • Comic Collection Monday #1: Captain America #121

    Matthew Price | Published: Mon, May 11, 2015

    Comic Collection Monday!  Today I’ll take a look at “Captain America” #121, with a publication date of Jan. 1970. The issue: This issue is written by Stan Lee with great, moody art by Gene Colan. In the issue, scientist Simon X. Cragg is obsessed with Captain America, who in some untold tale shut down Cragg’s […]




Matthew Price Mon, Jun. 01 2015 03:58:44 PM CST Thanks to @HackinTimSeeley and @TomKingTK for a great interview today! Look 4 my column on #Grayson Friday in @TheOklahoman and at @NewsOK!
Matthew Price Mon, Jun. 01 2015 11:07:20 AM CST Comic Collection Monday #4: The Man of Steel #1 (1986) LINK
Matthew Price Sat, May. 30 2015 10:31:49 PM CST RT @ComicCrusaders: AKA Jessica Jones Poster LINK
Matthew Price Fri, May. 29 2015 12:09:31 AM CST Oklahoma writer Michael Vance's novel is based on long-lost comic-book synopsis LINK
Matthew Price Mon, May. 25 2015 06:43:07 AM CST Comic collection Monday #3: Flash #1 (1987) LINK
Matthew Price Thu, May. 21 2015 06:00:11 PM CST RT @SupermanHomepge: May 21, 2015: "Supergirl" Trailer Goes Viral with 10 Million Views in 1 Week LINK LINK
Matthew Price Thu, May. 21 2015 05:36:39 PM CST @brianwinkeler @MadiLAlexander But if you want to read some real fun, positive news, check out my column in Friday's Weekend Life. :)
Matthew Price Thu, May. 21 2015 05:35:57 PM CST @brianwinkeler @MadiLAlexander ... The sweep of time is what it is. We are reporting what happens here, and this reflects that.
Matthew Price Thu, May. 21 2015 05:35:32 PM CST @brianwinkeler @MadiLAlexander If you're reflecting the big news of the era, it's part of it. I get what you're saying. However...
Matthew Price Thu, May. 21 2015 05:34:48 PM CST @brianwinkeler @MadiLAlexander I was a college journalist during the bombing - it shook me for years afterwards. But you can't edit it out.
Matthew Price Thu, May. 21 2015 05:31:06 PM CST @brianwinkeler @MadiLAlexander I think your problem may be with the past 100 years.
Matthew Price Thu, May. 21 2015 05:27:44 PM CST @brianwinkeler @MadiLAlexander It's big headlines, both good and bad, in chrono order. The MLK speech, Clara Luper, Berlin wall falls, etc.
Matthew Price Thu, May. 21 2015 05:16:59 PM CST RT @PosthumanProjct: After a few weeks of technical difficulties we are NOW on @amazon! LINK #indiefilm #superheroes http…
Matthew Price Thu, May. 21 2015 04:01:18 PM CST Tulsa Comic Expo spotlight: R.A. Jones LINK
Matthew Price Wed, May. 20 2015 03:17:36 PM CST David Letterman once met the Avengers LINK
Matthew Price Wed, May. 20 2015 03:17:36 PM CST Tulsa Comic Expo spotlight: Rexodus LINK
Matthew Price Tue, May. 19 2015 04:51:43 PM CST RT @NathanPoppe: Gonna debut a new song from @ThemHounds in just a couple of hours. Stay tuned. Only on @NewsOK. LINK
Matthew Price Tue, May. 19 2015 04:29:33 PM CST RT @AndrewKnittle: Guys putting up letters outside @TheOklahoman's new office LINK
Matthew Price Tue, May. 19 2015 02:26:27 PM CST Tulsa Comic Expo spotlight: Steve Erwin LINK
Matthew Price Tue, May. 19 2015 11:00:13 AM CST Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled to honor Donna Nigh LINK

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