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.


  • Archie meets Sharknado in July comic

    Matthew Price | Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    If you thought this week’s “Archie vs. Predator” maxed out the trouble the red-haired teen from Riverdale could get into, this next announcement may surprise you. The following press release from Archie Comics details the July one-shot “Archie vs. Sharknado,” written by the director of the “Sharknado” trilogy, Anthony C. Ferrante. The 48-page comic, drawn […]

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron is summer's most anticipated film according to Fandango

    Matthew Price | Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    According to a release from Fandango, movie viewers have picked “Avengers: Age of Ultron” as their most anticipated film of the summer. Releasing on May 1, the upcoming sci-fi adventure is currently outselling the first “Avengers” movie and all other Marvel movies at the same point in the sales cycle on Fandango, the site reports. […]

  • Comic con set for Saturday on Film Row in Oklahoma City

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area comic book creators, costume contest will highlight one-day event on Film Row.

  • Second teaser released for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Matthew Price | Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Lucasfilm has released another look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens, including our first look at some fan-favorite characters in the new film. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, features a cast including actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, […]

  • New World Comic Con Spotlight: Joshua Coughlin

    Matthew Price | Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Yukon-based artist Joshua Coughlin is the highlighted creator in this New World Comic Con spotlight. New World Comic Con is taking place April 18 at The Paramount, 7 North Lee Avenue, in Oklahoma City. As we lead up to New World Comic Con, I’ll highlight various people who plan to be in attendance and let […]

  • New World Comic Con Spotlight: Natasha Alterici

    Matthew Price | Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Tahlequah-based artist Natasha Alterici is featured in this New World Comic Con Spotlight. New World Comic Con is taking place April 18 at The Paramount, 7 North Lee Avenue, in Oklahoma City. As we lead up to New World Comic Con, I’ll highlight various people who plan to be in attendance and let you know […]

  • New World Comic Con Spotlight: Hunter Huskey

    Matthew Price | Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Norman-based artist Hunter Huskey is featured in this New World Comic Con Spotlight. New World Comic Con is taking place April 18 at The Paramount, 7 North Lee Avenue, in Oklahoma City. As we lead up to New World Comic Con, I’ll highlight various people who plan to be in attendance and let you know […]

  • New World Comic Con spotlight: Jerry Bennett

    Matthew Price | Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Artist Jerry Bennett is the highlighted creator in this New World Comic Con spotlight. New World Comic Con is taking place April 18 at The Paramount, 7 North Lee Avenue, in Oklahoma City. As we lead up to New World Comic Con, I’ll highlight various people who plan to be in attendance and let you […]

  • Comics creators Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko to visit OKC

    Matthew Price | Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Comics creators Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko are headed to Oklahoma City.  On Thursday, Hardman will discuss with AIGA Oklahoma his experiences working in the highly collaborative world of big budget Hollywood films vs. the direct creative expression of making comic books.  That event is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Bricktown Brewery, 1 N Oklahoma […]

  • Registration now open for OK City Star

    Matthew Price | Published: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    The OK City Chorus has started registration for its OK City Star event. Details via the news release below: Registration is open for the OK City Star, a vocal event for singers ages 16-25. Now in its 8th year, the OK City Star is a project of the OK City Chorus, an Allied Arts member […]

  • Oklahoma's Olivia Munn is the X-Men's Psylocke

    Matthew Price | Published: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    Oklahoma native and geek favorite Olivia Munn has been cast as the X-Men’s Psylocke in the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalpyse,” according to an Instagram post from director Bryan Singer. “Excited to welcome @oliviamunn as Betsy Braddock! #Psylocke #XmenApocalypse #XMEN” Singer wrote. The big-budget X-Men film is set for a  May 27, 2016 release. Munn, who graduated […]

  • New World Comic Con Spotlight: Matthew Brendle

    Matthew Price | Published: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    Oklahoma City artist Matthew Brendle is the highlighted creator for today’s New World Comic Con spotlight. New World Comic Con is taking place April 18 at The Paramount, 7 North Lee Avenue, in Oklahoma City. As we lead up to New World Comic Con, I’ll highlight various people who plan to be in attendance and […]

  • Literati Press Presents 5 release event set for Thursday

    Matthew Price | Published: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    The fifth issue of the local anthology “Literati Presents” is set to be released from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 16 in a special release event at Bombs Away Art, 3003A Paseo in Oklahoma City. “Five issues in already! Can you believe it?” editor Charles Martin writes at the Literati Press web site. “The […]

  • Chance Thomas, NeNe Thomas provide preview of music, art of gaming expo

    Matthew Price | Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    Get a taste of the music of composer Chance Thomas as combined with the art of his sister, fantasy artist and Oklahoma City resident NeNe Thomas, in a new YouTube video posted in advance of Thomas’ visit to the Heartland Gaming Expo. “I just posted a “teaser” video on YouTube so you can see and […]

  • Jerry Bennett art show debuts tonight

    Matthew Price | Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    Artwork by artist Jerry Bennett will be on display starting tonight, April 10, at the Parish, 1757 NW 16th, in Oklahoma City. “I will be showcasing new pieces as well as a ton of stuff I’ve done for my #FanArtFriday segment on my Facebook fanpage www.facebook.com/TheJerryBennett,” Bennett writes in a Facebook posting.  “The opening is […]

  • Learn to make comics tonight in OKC

    Matthew Price | Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    It’s your second chance: Literati Press will host a “Let’s Make Comics!” event from 6 to 9 p.m. April 10 at District House, 1755 NW 16th in Oklahoma City. The informal, free, come-and-go event is intended for all ages and skill ranges. Writer Charles Martin and writer/artist Don Rosencrans will be on hand to answer […]

  • New World Comic Con Spotlight: Jackson Compton

    Matthew Price | Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

      Writer Jackson Compton is the highlighted creator for today’s New World Comic Con spotlight. New World Comic Con is taking place April 18 at The Paramount, 7 North Lee Avenue, in Oklahoma City. As we lead up to New World Comic Con, I’ll highlight various people who plan to be in attendance and let […]

  • Dare to dive into comics as 'Daredevil' debuts

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Updated: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    “Daredevil” comes to Netflix as part of an original filmed series based on the Marvel Comics. For viewers new to Daredevil, there’s a wealth of backstory available.

  • Gotham's Robin Lord Taylor promotes Free Comic Book Day

    Matthew Price | Published: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Comic book fan and actor Robin Lord Taylor, a.k.a the Penguin from the TV show Gotham, has released a video encouraging fans to celebrate Free Comic Book Day! You can see Robin’s video about Free Comic Book Day here: http://bit.ly/RobinLordTaylor_FCBD2015 Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 2. “You can go to any participating store […]

  • Spoiler: Red Suit revealed for Marvel's Daredevil

    Matthew Price | Published: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3″; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’)); SPOILER: Red Suit Reveal The real journey to becoming a hero starts here. #Daredevil Posted by Marvel's Daredevil on Thursday, April 9, 2015 Marvel’s Daredevil has posted the above video […]




Matthew Price Fri, Apr. 17 2015 06:54:29 PM CST Archie meets Sharknado in July comic LINK
Matthew Price Fri, Apr. 17 2015 04:50:30 PM CST Avengers: Age of Ultron is summer's most anticipated film according to Fandango LINK
Matthew Price Fri, Apr. 17 2015 04:46:16 PM CST Comic con set for Saturday on Film Row in Oklahoma City LINK
Matthew Price Fri, Apr. 17 2015 04:25:17 PM CST RT @NewWorldComics: Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko, and Jordan Boyd signing has just started! Meet the team behind Invisible... LINK
Matthew Price Thu, Apr. 16 2015 01:54:30 PM CST Second teaser released for Star Wars: The Force Awakens LINK
Matthew Price Thu, Apr. 16 2015 11:50:14 AM CST New World Comic Con Spotlight: Joshua Coughlin LINK
Matthew Price Thu, Apr. 16 2015 10:47:12 AM CST New World Comic Con Spotlight: Natasha Alterici LINK
Matthew Price Thu, Apr. 16 2015 10:47:11 AM CST New World Comic Con Spotlight: Hunter Huskey LINK
Matthew Price Thu, Apr. 16 2015 10:47:11 AM CST New World Comic Con spotlight: Jerry Bennett LINK
Matthew Price Wed, Apr. 15 2015 12:04:37 PM CST Comics creators Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko to visit OKC LINK
Matthew Price Wed, Apr. 15 2015 10:42:40 AM CST Thanks for the @PosthumanProjct review @CriticalBlast! ..."has a cool, retro feel." LINK
Matthew Price Mon, Apr. 13 2015 05:18:00 PM CST Registration now open for OK City Star LINK
Matthew Price Mon, Apr. 13 2015 04:03:27 PM CST Oklahoma's Olivia Munn is the X-Men's Psylocke LINK
Matthew Price Mon, Apr. 13 2015 10:19:20 AM CST New World Comic Con Spotlight: Matthew Brendle LINK
Matthew Price Mon, Apr. 13 2015 08:44:34 AM CST Literati Press Presents 5 release event set for Thursday LINK
Matthew Price Fri, Apr. 10 2015 04:14:33 PM CST Chance Thomas, NeNe Thomas provide preview of music, art of gaming expo LINK
Matthew Price Fri, Apr. 10 2015 02:54:19 PM CST Jerry Bennett art show debuts tonight LINK
Matthew Price Fri, Apr. 10 2015 02:54:19 PM CST Learn to make comics tonight in OKC LINK
Matthew Price Fri, Apr. 10 2015 02:54:19 PM CST New World Comic Con Spotlight: Jackson Compton LINK
Matthew Price Fri, Apr. 10 2015 02:17:51 PM CST RT @speedingbullet: A big thanks to one of the best friends comic book retailers ever had: #ThankYouBobWayne LINK

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