• Oklahoma writer's new graphic novel is a 'Bargain'

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    After successful Kickstarter campaign, Edmond writer Kara Barrett’s supernatural thriller “The Bargain” is available digitally.

  • 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 […]

  • Hyundai Tucson ‘Walking Dead’ special edition hits dealerships

    Published: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

    Zombie drama “The Walking Dead” might not return to AMC until later this year, but die-hard fans can get a special fix courtesy of Hyundai Hyundai’s special “Walking Dead” edition of its Tucson crossover has gone on sale at dealerships today. Packed with goodies, this limited edition model is designed for fans and doomsdayers alike!

  • 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.  […]

  • Oklahoma creators collaborate on 'Illustrated Girl'

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Drawings come to life in story seeking Kickstarter funding An Oklahoma City writer and Tahlequah artist are teaming up for a new comic-book series that features a girl whose drawings of her dreams come to life. “Illustrated Girl” is based on the likeness of Oklahoma City photographer Sandra Pagan; writer Jackson Compton and artist Natasha Alterici are the creative team for the comic book.

  • Celebrate Father's Day with superheroic comics and gifts

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, Jun 13, 2014

    Word Balloons: With Father’s Day this weekend, columnist Matthew Price shares a few comic-book related suggestions for and about fathers.

  • Godzilla artist to stomp into Oklahoma later this month

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, Jun 6, 2014

    Texan Matt Frank to be a special guest at SoonerCon in Midwest City.

  • Word Balloons: X-Men villain set to make cinematic move

    Published: Fri, May 30, 2014

    Word Balloons: X-Men villain is set to make his cinematic debut on Memorial Day 2016.

  • Word Balloons: New mutants debut in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

    Updated: Thu, May 22, 2014

    Word Balloons: As ‘Days of Future Past’ comes to theaters, how can you find out more about the storyline and characters?

  • 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' news

    Published: Thu, May 22, 2014

    Warner Bros. has officially titled the Batman-Superman pic “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (see the new logo above) with principal photography starting today in Detroit, according to Yahoo Movies. Pic stars Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck with Zack Snyder directing. Pic also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from “Man of Steel,” Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter. Film is written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, Yahoo Movies reports.

  • Graphic novel to be used in online course in management from OU

    Updated: Thu, May 15, 2014

    Graphic novels and rap videos are among the different ways Jeremy Short will deliver subject matter in his “Introduction to Management” online class at the University of Oklahoma.

  • First picture of Ben Affleck as Batman revealed

    Matthew Price | Published: Tue, May 13, 2014

    Director Zack Snyder has tweeted the first picture of the new Batman.  Ben Affleck stars as Batman in the upcoming sequel to “Man of Steel,” now filming in Detroit. What do you think of the new look? The shorter ears mark a difference from the recent Christian Bale suit, for one.  The Batmobile mixes elements of the Nolan “Tumbler” and perhaps the more stylized 1989 vehicle.

  • Friendly 'Death' heads for Tulsa Comic Expo

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, May 9, 2014

    Edmond writer-artist crafts post-apocalyptic horror/comedy hybrid.

  • Comic book signing for 'My Friend Death' set for Wednesday

    Matthew Price | Published: Tue, May 6, 2014

    Tyler Kelting, the writer-artist of “My Friend Death,” has a signing and release party set for issue #2 of his comic from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7 at New World Comics, 6219 N Meridian Ave. in OKC. “Issue Two comes out this Wednesday, May 7, with a comic signing at New World Comics from 5-7 pm to celebrate the release.

  • 'Legends of the Knight' seeks to benefit Shelter Oklahoma Schools

    Matthew Price | Published: Mon, May 5, 2014

    “Legends of the Knight,” a documentary about those inspired by Batman, is scheduled to be shown at 7:30 p.m. May 15 at AMC Quail Springs, 2501 W Memorial Road. A portion of profits from tickets — and all donations — will go to Shelter Oklahoma Schools, a nonprofit organization that strives to build storm shelters in all Oklahoma schools.

  • Free Comic Book Day 2014 live-blog

    Matthew Price | Updated: Sat, May 3, 2014

    It’s the 13th annual Free Comic Book Day, and once again I will be live-blogging the event from my store, Speeding Bullet Comics in Norman, OK!  This is the seventh year I’ve live-blogged the comics event that allows people to get free comics from their local stores on the first Saturday in May.

  • 13th Free Comic Book Day set for Saturday

    By Matt Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, May 2, 2014

    Hello Kitty, Spongebob Squarepants among giveaway comics