• Comic Collection Monday #39: Avengers West Coast #81

    Matthew Price | Updated: Mon, May 23, 2016

    In today’s Comic Collection Monday, I'm taking a look at “Avengers West Coast” #81, with a cover date of April 1992. In Comic Collection Monday, I'll post the cover of a comic book from my collection, along with a brief note about the issue -- what I thought about it, where I got it, whatever comes to mind. Guest spots are also available. If you want to talk about an interesting comic in your collection, send me an e-mail at mprice at Oklahoman.com. The issue: Roy and Dann Thomas write this issue, with art by Dave Ross and Tim Dzon. Bob Sharen is the colorist. In “Operation: Galactic Storm,” the alien races of the Kree and the Shi’ar are at war.

  • Monday Catchy Quote No. 415

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Mon, May 23, 2016

    A catchy quote from a movie, TV show or other source to brighten the beginning of your week: Tony: You ever been to Germany? Peter: No. Tony: Oh, you'll love it. Peter: I can't go to Germany! Tony: Why? Peter: I got... homework. Tony: All right, I'm gonna pretend you didn't say that. - Click here to learn the source.

  • Jonny Quest, Space Ghost and cartoon pals return in 'Future Quest'

    Jonny Quest, Space Ghost and cartoon pals...

    BY MATTHEW PRICE  Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, May 20, 2016

    A new line from DC Comics is adapting Hanna-Barbera cartoon properties into new print comics. In "Future Quest," on sale this week, Jonny Quest teams up with other action heroes from Hanna-Barbera cartoons, including Space Ghost and Dino Boy, The Herculoids, Birdman and the Galaxy Trio, Moby Dick and Mighty Mightor, and Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles.

  • Monday Catchy Quote No. 414

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Mon, May 16, 2016

    A catchy quote from a movie, TV show or other source to brighten the beginning of your week: Wade: I had another Liam Neeson nightmare. I kidnapped his daughter and he just wasn't having it. They made three of those movies. At some point you have to wonder if he's just a bad parent. - Click here to learn the source.

  • 'Supergirl' series by Oklahoma native gets print release

    \'Supergirl\' series by Oklahoma native gets...

    BY MATTHEW PRICE Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, May 13, 2016

    Tulsa native and University of Oklahoma graduate Sterling Gates returned to comic shops this week as "Adventures of Supergirl" No. 1 hit shelves.

  • 'Preacher' interview video examines characters in AMC series

    \'Preacher\' interview video examines characters...

    Matthew Price | Updated: Thu, May 12, 2016

    Dominic Cooper and Ruth Negga are among those sharing their thoughts on the characters in "Preacher," the upcoming AMC program based on the DC/Vertigo comic book, in a new video from Fandom. The exclusive video features the cast and producers of show, with never-before-seen interviews with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and the actors of Preacher, including Ruth Negga and Dominic Cooper. In the interviews, the crew talks about their characters and what fans can expect from the highly anticipated series, according to a release from Fandom. The "Preacher" series, based on the comics by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, debuts on AMC on May 22.

  • The Flaming Lips Meet 'X-Men' in Retro Marvel Comic

    The Flaming Lips Meet \'X-Men\' in Retro Marvel...

    Published: Wed, May 11, 2016

    Psychedelic rock veterans will appear in August issue of 'X-Men 92,' alongside alt-rock act Toadies

  • Comic Collection Monday #38: Avengers #221

    Comic Collection Monday #38: Avengers #221

    Matthew Price | Updated: Mon, May 9, 2016

    In today’s Comic Collection Monday, I'm taking a look at “Avengers” #221, with a cover date of July 1982.  In Comic Collection Monday, I'll post the cover of a comic book from my collection, along with a brief note about the issue -- what I thought about it, where I got it, whatever comes to mind. Guest spots are also available. If you want to talk about an interesting comic in your collection, send me an e-mail at mprice at Oklahoman.com. The issue: Marvel Editor-in-chief Jim Shooter provides the plot for the issue, which is a “membership drive” issue as the Avengers find themselves with just four active members.  Bob Hall and Brett Breeding provide the art, and David

  • Monday Catchy Quote No. 413

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Mon, May 9, 2016

    A catchy quote from a movie, TV show or other source to brighten the beginning of your week: Natasha: Did you do anything fun Saturday night? Steve: Well, all the guys from my barbershop quartet are dead, so, no, not really. - Click here to learn the source.

  • Live Blog: 15th annual Free Comic Book Day

    By Matthew Price | Updated: Fri, May 6, 2016

    On Saturday, Free Comic Book Day celebrated its 15th year with more than 6 million comics set to be given away at comic book shops around the world.

  • Captain America: Civil War: A comic-book fan’s take

    Captain America: Civil War:  A comic-book fan’s...

    Matthew Price | Updated: Fri, May 6, 2016

    In “Captain America: Civil War,” Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) end up on opposite sides of a debate on whether to allow a special U.N. panel to decide when and where the Avengers can be deployed.  It soon becomes a very personal point, as Steve’s childhood best  friend Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), also known as the Winter Soldier, becomes the chief suspect in a deadly bombing. Cap races to protect his friend while Iron Man tries to hold the team together.  The heroes take sides with one or the other, leading to the “Civil  War” of the title and the eventual showdown between Tony and Steve.

  • Exploring Batman: Rebirth with Tom King and Scott Snyder

    Exploring Batman: Rebirth with Tom King and...

    Matthew Price | Updated: Fri, May 6, 2016

    "Batman" has been one of the most popular titles of DC Comics' "New 52" relaunch, with Scott Snyder at the helm as the writer.  Now, with "Rebirth," writer Tom King ("Grayson,"  "Vision") will take over the main Batman title.  The two are working together on the "Batman: Rebirth" one-shot before Tom King begins his run with a new "Batman" No.1.  Scott Snyder, meanwhile, will later this year resurface on "All-Star Batman."  The pair talked to Nerdage/ The Oklahoman about the upcoming "Batman: Rebirth" one-shot, part of the overall "Rebirth" event in June that will see a relaunch of DC's most popular titles.   Below is an excerpt.

  • 15th annual Free Comic Book Day set for Saturday

    15th annual Free Comic Book Day set for Saturday

    By Matthew Price Features Editor mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, May 6, 2016

    Fans urged to celebrate the 15th annual Free Comic Book Day by exploring new comic titles and local comics shops.

  • Green Arrow: Rebirth preview and Q&A with Benjamin Percy

    Green Arrow: Rebirth preview and Q&A with...

    Matthew Price | Updated: Thu, May 5, 2016

    DC has released a preview of its upcoming "Green Arrow: Rebirth," part of its overall "Rebirth" event in June that will see a relaunch of its most popular titles.  Writer Benjamin Percy will continue as the writer for "Green Arrow," and he answered some questions for Nerdage/ The Oklahoman about his plans.   Below is an excerpt.  Q:What is “Rebirth” changing for Green Arrow? You should think of everything that came before as kind of a prelude.  I started off the series intentionally keeping Oliver Queen out of costume, away from his quiver.  And I was trying to focus on the man. I was trying to show him struggling professionally, heroically, romantically.

  • May the Fourth be with you: Star Wars Day

    May the Fourth be with you: Star Wars Day

    Matthew Price | Updated: Wed, May 4, 2016

    Happy "Star Wars Day." According to the AP, May 4 is known as Star Wars Day to fans worldwide since the date is similar to the franchise's slogan, "May the Force Be With You."  Check out my recommended reads for Star Wars Day. Marvel Comics is celebrating the day with 10 "Star Wars" comics released at comic shops for just $1 each.

  • 1980s toy property M.A.S.K. returns to comics from IDW

    1980s toy property M.A.S.K. returns to comics...

    Matthew Price | Updated: Mon, May 2, 2016

    M.A.S.K., or Mobile Armored Strike Kommand (yes, spelled goofy) will return to comics from publisher IDW. The toy line and animated cartoon also was a comic series in the 1980s.  It featured Matt Trakker's M.A.S.K. versus Miles Mayhem's V.E.N.O.M. (for Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem, naturally).  The M.A.S.K. team each had helmets that had supertechnical powers; they also each rode in a vehicle that could transform into another type of vehicle.  It's a little bit G.I. Joe, a little bit Transformers.  M.A.S.K. has been discussed as a Hasbro property that could come to life on film as part of Hasbro's desire to make a film "universe" of its properties.

  • Comic Collection Monday #37: Captain America Vol. 5 #25

    Comic Collection Monday #37: Captain America...

    Matthew Price | Updated: Mon, May 2, 2016

    In today's Comic Collection Monday, I’ll take a look at “Captain America” #25, with a publication date of April 2007. 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 I got it, whatever comes to mind.  Spoilers are ahead if you haven’t read the issue in question.  The issue:  Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting provided an exclamation point to the “Civil War” storyline, and the next logical evolution in Brubaker’s run on “Captain America” with issue No. 25 of Vol. 5 of “Captain America.

  • The Spirituality of Snoopy

    The Spirituality of Snoopy

    By JONATHAN MERRITT, The Atlantic | Published: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    How the faith of Charles Schulz, creator of the Peanuts comic strip, shaped his work.

  • Word Balloons: 'Batman' team caps five-year run

    Word Balloons: \'Batman\' team caps five-year run

    BY MATTHEW PRICE  Features Editor mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Apr 29, 2016

    Writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo have kept "Batman" one of DC Comics' best-selling titles for nearly five years. Now, with this week's issue No. 51, the team will step away from the title, with a final issue that is a bit of a Batman farewell tour, looking again at some of the key elements in the mythos.

  • Three recommended reads for National Superhero Day

    Three recommended reads for National Superhero Day

    Matthew Price | Updated: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    April 28 is “National Superhero Day,” which is said to have been created by Marvel Comics employees in 1995.  While it’s not the worldwide celebration that next Saturday’s Free Comic Book Day will be, it’s always fun to talk about superheroes.  Here are three recommended superhero reads for National Superhero Day 2016.  And if you want more, here’s a link to my 2015 list. Batman: Year One Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s “Batman: Year One” is a comic-book classic, recounting the early adventures of Batman and police Lt. James Gordon in a corrupt, crime-infested Gotham City.




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