• Star Wars Day: Guinness World Records celebrates Star Wars Day

    Matthew Price | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Curious about “Star Wars” records?  Guinness World Records sent over the following information from its archives about records held by the “Star Wars” franchise for May 4, “Star Wars Day.” From Guinness World Records: Largest fortune made from a film franchise Rather than taking a director’s fee for Star Wars (USA, 1977), George Lucas (USA) […]

  • Star Wars Day: Comics Artist's Editions, micro packs coming from IDW-Marvel partnership

    Matthew Price | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    IDW and Marvel are teaming up to bring “Star Wars” to two new formats via IDW Publishing.   For the high-end collector, Artist’s Editions, oversized collections scanned from the original art, are on the way.  And for younger fans, Micro Collectors Fun Packs, which contain a full-length, pocket-sized comic-book story, along with exclusive inserts including posters, […]

  • Star Wars Day: 4 recommended comics reads for May 4th

    Matthew Price | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Want to check out the world of “Star Wars” comics but don’t know where to start?  Below are four of my favorites that may be worth a look to celebrate “Star Wars Day.”  May the Fourth be with you! Star Wars #1 (Marvel, 2015) The “Star Wars” license came back to Marvel with a bang […]

  • Star Wars Day: Captain Phasma revealed by Vanity Fair

    Matthew Price | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Vanity Fair has revealed Captain Phasma as part of its Star Wars coverage.  The photo of Gwendoline Christie is part of the magazine’s special focus on Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  More info (and possible spoilers of a sort) according to the magazine: Here, in the final Annie Leibovitz portrait from the set of The […]

  • Star Wars Day: Star Wars Card Trader offering free digital pack

    Matthew Price | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    If you play the Star Wars Card Trader game/app via iOS or Android, you could get a free rare pack today. Topps Digital tweeted: “Post a pic on #MayThe4th in @starwars gear from 10-5pm ET holding the app or Topps SW cards. Tag #SWCT, add your fan name & get a FREE PACK.” The free […]

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron real-time sales infographic

    Matthew Price | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Retale, an app that connects shoppers with retailers, has created a quick, live infographic that keeps track of the movie’s ticket sales domestically and abroad in real-time. The movie had a $187.7 million launch over the weekend in the U.S. and Canada, according to the Associated Press. It fell short of the record set by […]

  • Star Wars Day: Mark Hamill offers lunch with Luke Skywalker!

    Matthew Price | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Want to have lunch with Luke Skywalker?  Mark Hamill, who played the Jedi Master, is inviting two Star Wars fans to lunch in Los Angeles as part of a charity auction. Information from Charity Buzz, who is hosting the auction: With Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens set for a December release, fans […]

  • Free Comic Book Day 2015: Complete list of 50 FCBD titles

    Matthew Price | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    The following are the complete list of the 50 comics available for Free Comic Book Day on May 2.  These comics are available free at comic book specialty stores around the world for one day only. Most stores will have limited numbers available, so you can peruse this list for your top selections.  In some […]

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron - my review as a comics fan

    Matthew Price | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    “Avengers: Age of Ultron” has received near-universal critical praise, so I didn’t necessarily feel the need to do a full review, since The Oklahoman’s main review was already covered. But enough people asked me for my take that I thought I’d share my opinions as a fan of the comics. I’ve read all the Captain […]

  • Live blog: Free Comic Book Day

    BY MATT PRICE | Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    It’s the 14th annual Free Comic Book Day, and once again Features Editor Matt Price will be providing live updates on the event from his store, Speeding Bullet Comics in Norman.

  • 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.

  • Movie review: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

    By Nathan Poppe, Entertainment Writer | Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go terribly awry, forcing him, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and the rest of the Avengers to reassemble. As the fate of Earth hangs in the balance, the team is put to the ultimate test as they battle Ultron (James Spader), a technological terror hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they encounter two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Pietro and Wanda Maximoff.

  • New edition coming of biography of 'Spirit' creator Will Eisner

    Matthew Price | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

      The  remastered and expanded, full-color hardcover Deluxe Edition of Bob Andelman’s biography “Will Eisner: A Spirited Life” looks back at one of comics’ most influential creators. Eisner had a career in comics that spanned more than 70 years, creating the well-known “Spirit,” and creating one of the early graphic novels with “A Contract With God.” “This […]

  • Science Museum Oklahoma to host annual Space Day

    Matthew Price | Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Approximately 1,800 students will attend Space Day on Friday, May 1. The annual event at Science Museum Oklahoma, 2100 NE 52,  explores the science behind flight and space exploration through hands-on activities and live demonstrations, according to a news release from the museum.  Students will be able to test trajectory using ping pong balls and catapults, […]

  • Kickstarter for 'Heathen' collection continues

    Matthew Price | Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    We’ve mentioned Oklahoma comics artist Natasha Alterici’s book “Heathen” here before, but the artist sent out a new release about raising funds for “Heathen” on Kickstarter, and we thought we should share. According to the Kickstarter description, in “Heathen,” a Viking warrior woman conspires to end the tyrannical reign of the god-king Odin. Check out […]

  • Batman #40, other DC releases highlight surprising week from publisher

    Matthew Price | Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

      Comics readers will likely be intrigued by “Batman” #40 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, featuring Batman’s battle with the Joker.  I’m going to avoid spoilers, but in way of review I’ll say Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo have crafted a high-octane tale that is true to the spirit of both characters.   Capullo’s art […]

  • FCBD reviews: Phantom, Valiant 25th Anniversary

    Matthew Price | Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Free Comic Book Day will take place on Saturday, May 2, in comic shops around the world.  This year, 50 free books are available, though stores generally will set a limit the number each individual fan can take.  (The stores pay for the free comics, which are provided at a discounted cost from the publisher.) […]

  • Five recommended reads for National Superhero Day

    Matthew Price | Updated: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    The Internet tells me that it’s National Superhero Day (apparently celebrated with donuts?).  And while there’s a huge comic-book holiday coming up on Saturday with Free Comic Book Day, I don’t want to let an opportunity to recommend some superhero comics pass by. So, the following are five recommended reads featuring superheroes for National Superhero […]

  • My Friend Death: Part Four comic Kickstarter nearing end of funding period

    Matthew Price | Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    The Kickstarter for funding “My Friend Death” part four ends in three days.   Writer/artist Tyler Kelting of Edmond has reached the funding goal for the issue, but stretch goals still remain in reach. The Kickstarter campaign can be found at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tkink/my-friend-death-part-four The online comic “My Friend Death” can be found at www.myfrienddeath.com. In the comic, […]

  • Official Batman: Arkham Knight "All Who Follow You" trailer released

    Matthew Price | Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment have released the newest video for the video game “Batman: Arkham Knight.” In the game the new “Dual Play” feature will allow players to seamlessly switch between The Dark Knight and his allies including Robin, Nightwing, and Catwoman in FreeFlow Combat. The following description of the game comes […]