• Word Balloons: 'Constantine' coming to NBC

    Published: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

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

  • Five quick reads for fans of the “Flash”

    Matt Price | Published: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    A new “Flash” TV show on The CW reintroduced TV viewers to the super speedster based on the DC Comics character. Barry Allen is the Flash, a police scientist who secretly is the fastest man alive. Want to know more about the characters and backgrounds? Here are five recommendations, two of which have notable Oklahoma […]

  • 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

  • OCU to participate in 24-Hour Comics Day

    Matt Price | Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    Professor Marc DiPaolo, author of “War, Politics and Superheroes” let me know the OCU English department will be participating in this year’s 24-Hour Comics Day on Saturday.  The event is only for students. 24-Hour Comics Day is an annual challenge for cartoonists to produce a 24-page comic book written, drawn, and completed in 24 consecutive […]

  • 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, movies, and novels, have stories of all different types. […]

  • "Death of Wolverine" issue #4 variant cover by Greg Land revealed

    mprice | Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Marvel has revealed a new Greg Land variant cover for “Death of Wolverine” No. 4, which is currently set to go on sale Oct. 15.  The four-issue series, originally planned as weekly, has seen delays that now have issue #3 planned for Oct. 1 and issue #4 planned for Oct. 15.   The first two issues […]

  • 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.

  • From Dick Tracy to 'Crime Does Not Pay' — early crime comics packed a wallop

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    “Sin City” film is based on comics inspired by classic crime tales.

  • Patriot-1 graphic novel seeks funding on Kickstarter

    mprice | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Kevin Powers’ Kickstarter campaign for the graphic novel “Patriot-1″ has three days remaining to raise its $10,000 budget. What’s the story? Here’s the description: Patriot-1 is the story of Staff Sergeant Ken Baker, a Delta Force operator who is the lone survivor of an attack in Afghanistan. Upon escaping captivity, he finds himself embroiled in […]

  • Oklahoma film "The Posthuman Project" to screen Saturday at Comic-Con International in San Diego

    mprice | Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Director Kyle Roberts is taking his movie to Comic-Con. “The Posthuman Project” is a teen superhero film created in Oklahoma. Roberts, also a NewsOK videographer, was the director, editor and VFX supervisor.  It was written by me (Matt Price) and former “Supergirl” writer Sterling Gates; the film stars Kyle Whalen, Collin Place, Lindsay Sawyer, Josh […]

  • Word Balloons: Oklahoma 'Knuckleheads' celebrate success at Comic-Con

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Word Balloons: Yukon writer Brian Winkeler is on hand at Comic-Con International in San Diego with his “Knuckleheads” hardcover collection from IDW Publishing.

  • Comics character Archie meets his demise

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    The popular comics character was killed off in “Life With Archie” No. 36, on sale now.

  • New book explores virtues of Captain America

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    Independence Day is time to celebrate patriotic hero

  • Recommended Captain America comics from author Mark D. White

    mprice | Published: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    With Independence Day near, I talked to author Mark D. White, of “The Virtues of Captain America,” about some of his favorite Captain America comics.   See more about Captain America — including times Steve Rogers quit the job and why — in Friday’s column in The Oklahoman.  White’s book about how Captain America’s virtues can […]

  • SoonerCon returns to Oklahoma City metro area

    By Matt Price | Published: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    Thousands expected at multigenre SoonerCon event in Midwest City.

  • Oklahoman's "Bargain" graphic novel available digitally

    mprice | Published: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    An Oklahoman’s graphic novel is now available for digital sale. The Bargain, written by Kara Barrett, is described as follows: With only hours left to break a pact for his soul, Jackson Connolly attempts one final, desperate gamble at salvation. It’s a journey that will take him from the backwoods of ghostly Louisiana to the […]

  • Michael Keaton's Batman celebrates 25 years

    mprice | Published: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

    Today marks the 25th anniversary of the release of 1989′s “Batman” film starring Michael Keaton.  This film was a huge cultural touchstone at the time, and Forbes writes about how it changed moviemaking and ushered in the modern superhero blockbuster. While I think pieces of the film have aged poorly, it’s still interesting to watch.  […]