• Word Balloons: Deadpool creator dishes on character's birth

    By Matthew Price  Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    In the late 1980s, artist Rob Liefeld was offered work at Marvel Comics coming off of his work on the "Hawk & Dove" miniseries at DC Comics. The once-popular "New Mutants" was in a sales slump. Liefeld set about adding some new characters, including Deadpool. Now, 25 years after his comics debut, Deadpool, as played by Ryan Reynolds, is the focus of the "Deadpool" film, opening in theaters Friday.

  • Column in The Oklahoman marks 15 years of examining world of comics

    By Matthew Price Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    For the past 15 years, readers have been discovering the world of comic books in this column every Friday in the pages of The Oklahoman.

  • University of Oklahoma grad Gates returns to new 'Supergirl' adventures

    By Matthew Price Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Jan 29, 2016

    Supergirl has flown back into comics, with Oklahoma native Sterling Gates again penning her adventures to tie into the CBS TV show starring Melissa Benoist.

  • The force was strong for 'Star Wars' comics series in 2015

    by Matthew Price Features Editor mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Jan 22, 2016

    "Star Wars No. 1" was the best-selling single issue in more than two decades, according to Diamond Comic Distributors.

  • 'Heathen' collection set for Oklahoma City release event

    by MATTHEW PRICE  Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Jan 14, 2016

    Oklahoma native Natasha Alterici is the writer and artist of "Heathen," a comic-book series that will be released in trade paperback collection soon.

  • The Oklahoman's top 10 graphic novels of 2015

    By Matthew Price Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jan 8, 2016

    The Oklahoman's Matt Price lists his picks for the top graphic novels of the past year.

  • The Oklahoman's list of best comic book series of 2015

    BY MATTHEW PRICE Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Jan 1, 2016

    Comics columnist Matthew Price of The Oklahoman lists his 10 favorite comic book series of 2015.

  • Discover a jolly good backstory in 'Klaus'

    By Matthew Price Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Dec 25, 2015

    Grant Morrison's "Klaus," drawn by Dan Mora, features Morrison's take on the origin of the man who would one day be known for delivering toys to tots around the world.

  • Former 'Wiggle' Greg Page provides holiday cheer on 'Here Comes Christmas'

    BY MATTHEW PRICE Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Dec 24, 2015

    Greg Page, the original yellow Wiggle in the band The Wiggles, has released "Here Comes Christmas," an album for the holiday season that includes a mix of new songs he's co-written and holiday classics.

  • Word Balloons: Tales from a galaxy far, far away brought readers into comics, again

    BY MATTHEW PRICE Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Dec 18, 2015

    "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" comes to theaters Friday, and the comics leading up to the film have been a huge success for Marvel Comics.

  • Comics gifts to place under the tree

    BY MATTHEW PRICE Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Dec 11, 2015

    Comics columnist Matt Price for The Oklahoman writes about gift ideas for comics fans.

  • Tulsa writer returns to Hollywood detective for holiday-themed tale

    By Matthew Price Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Dec 4, 2015

    When crafting his holiday-themed "Hard-Boiled Christmas" collection of pulp tales, Tulsa's John Wooley wanted to include one of pulp fiction hero Dan Turner. But none existed, so he wrote his own, in the style of author Robert Leslie Bellem.

  • 30th anniversary of ‘Dark Knight’ celebrated; comics retail events set

    By Matthew Price  Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    The first issue of "Dark Knight III" will have a limited-edition cover released Saturday as part of "Local Comic Shop Day," a first-year event from retailer organization ComicsPRO.

  • 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' co-creator to make first stop in Oklahoma

    By MATTHEW PRICE  Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Nov 20, 2015

    'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' co-creator Kevin Eastman is coming to Oklahoma for the first time as part of the Amazing Oklahoma City Comic Con, which will be Friday through Sunday at the Cox Convention Center.

  • ‘Moon Knight’ artist to visit Oklahoma City

    By Matthew Price Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Nov 13, 2015

    Greg Smallwood, a popular comics artist named 2015’s “most promising newcomer,” will talk about the process of graphic design and storytelling during a visit to Oklahoma City next week.

  • James Bond is back in comics

    BY MATTHEW PRICE  Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Nov 6, 2015

    The first new comic book series in 20 years featuring British secret agent James Bond hits comic shelves this week from Dynamite Entertainment.

  • Halloween brings array of comics events to Oklahoma City metro area

    By Matthew Price  Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Oct 30, 2015

    The Halloween weekend brings all kinds of comics-related opportunities to the Oklahoma City metro area, with two comic conventions (IzumiCon and OafCon) being held this weekend, and the national Halloween ComicFest event being held in 10 local comic shops.

  • Tulsa writer returns for another crack at WWII superheroes

    By Matthew Price Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Oct 16, 2015

    Tulsa writer R.A. Jones will have his newly released novel "The Twilight War" with him next weekend when he's among the guests at the Wizard World Tulsa comic convention. Other guests will range from comics writers and artists to pop culture celebrities and more.

  • Actor brings action to 'iZombie,' 'Deadpool'

    By Matthew Price  Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    Canadian actor Andre Tricoteux is set for two roles in comic-book properties in the coming months. He discussed the roles in "iZombie" and "Deadpool" in an interview with The Oklahoman.

  • 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' aims at Inhumans

    By Matthew Price Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Sep 25, 2015

    To get up to speed before "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." debuts this season, here are some recommended reads for backstory on the "Inhuman" saga in the comics.




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