• Word balloons: Nancy, Sluggo and pals continue into digital age after more than 80 years

    By Matthew Price Features Editor mprice@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    In an interview with The Oklahoman, cartoonist Guy Gilchrist talks about his approach to "Nancy," a comic strip that continues more than 80 years after it was created by cartoonist Ernie Bushmiller. Gilchrist has worked on the "Nancy" strip since 1995.

  • Word Balloons: Oklahoma artist brings color to 'Ant-Man'

    By Matthew Price  Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    Jordan Boyd, of Norman, Oklahoma, is the color artist for the series. It's the first time the Scott Lang character has headlined an ongoing series. Mark Brooks provided the cover for the first issue, now the cover for the collection, "Ant-Man: Second Chance Man," released in June.

  • Former Tulsa artist brings 'Galaxy' to visual life

    By Matthew Price Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    Oklahoma Cartoonist Hall of Fame inductee Steve Erwin is the artist for "Robert Heinlein's Citizen of the Galaxy," which has been released as three individual issues from IDW Publishing, with a collected edition set for August.

  • 'Patriot-1' brings Independence Day spirit to comic

    By Matthew Price Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    The original graphic novel “Patriot-1” from writer Kevin Powers was recently distributed to comic stores nationwide by Diamond Comic Distributors.Powers talked about the comic in an interview with The Oklahoman.

  • Word Balloons: Robert Picardo among headliners for SoonerCon

    By Matthew Price Features Editor mprice@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    SoonerCon, the Oklahoma City metro area's sci-fi/fantasy convention that dates back to 1986, is Friday through Sunday at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City.

  • Word Balloons: Artist Babs Tarr updates Batgirl's style

    By Matthew Price Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    In the new collection "The Batgirl of Burnside," tech-savvy Barbara Gordon — aka Batgirl — has moved into the coolest neighborhood in Gotham, filled with trendsetters and tech startups. The creative team of Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr wanted to move Batgirl forward while honoring her past.

  • Highlander returns to comic books via Oklahoma publisher

    By Matthew Price Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Oklahoma comics publisher Emerald Star Comics will bring back the popular Highlander TV character as part of its comics line. Another notable character joining Emerald Star's lineup is a revamp of the Golden Age character Lady Satan.

  • Former Robin turns superspy in 'Grayson' from DC Comics

    By Matthew Price

    Features Editor 

    mprice@oklahoman.com

    | Published: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    In "Grayson," Dick Grayson is now a secret agent working for the organization known as Spyral. Volume 1, "Agents of Spyral," went on sale this week.

  • Former Robin turns superspy in ‘Grayson’ from DC Comics

    By Matthew Price

    Features Editor 

    mprice@oklahoman.com

    | Updated: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    One of the writers on DC Comics’ “Grayson” series might partially owe his job to a misshipped Mego toy decades ago.  Tim Seeley, with Tom King, writes “Grayson,” about Batman’s former sidekick Dick Grayson, who has held the superheroic identities of Robin and Nightwing.  Grayson was introduced in 1940 as Batman’s partner Robin, but Seeley was introduced to Grayson in a more roundabout fashion.  “When I was a kid, I ordered a Spider-Man Spider-Mobile — my mom ordered it for me for Christmas,” Seeley said in an interview with The Oklahoman.  “And for some reason it came with Robin instead of Spider-Man. “So as a kid I was like, who’s this guy?  It wasn’t

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • New 'Batman' graphic novel looks at identity, mystery

    BY MATTHEW PRICE, Features Editor | Published: Fri, May 8, 2015

    Best-selling ‘Earth One’ series crafts more grounded take on comic-book hero Batman.

  • Word Balloons: More than 5 million comics set to be given away worldwide and in Oklahoma on Saturday

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Word Balloons: The 14th annual Free Comic Book Day will be celebrated worldwide and in the Oklahoma City metro area.

  • Word Balloons: Five suggestions to read before 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Word Balloons: The villain of Joss Whedon’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” was introduced in the comics in 1968.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Word Balloons: 'Arrow,' 'Blacklist' podcasts nominated for awards

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Word Balloons: Edmond podcaster Darrell Darnell helps bring insight about TV, comics and more via a network of podcasts.

  • Wonder Woman story is 'tribute to women in the military'

    BY MATTHEW PRICE | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Former Oklahoman Amy Chu writes ‘Wonder Woman’ tale, also shares ‘Strange’ sports story.

  • 'Kill Shakespeare' play comes to Oklahoma City

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    The greatest characters from the plays of William Shakespeare come together in a play being staged in Oklahoma City.




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