‘The Wolf Man’ and others explore werewolf lore

by MATTHEW PRICE “Werewolf by Night” may encourage you to look at other werewolf-themed films. Here are a few I recently rewatched.  The Wolf Man (1941) for me has long been a Halloween-season favorite. I watched it again and it holds up as a great, atmospheric classic.  Lon Chaney Jr. is Larry Talbot, returning to […]

Look for spooky thrills in comic-book pages

From the Oct. 29, 2021, The Oklahoman by MATTHEW PRICE Flashback column from last Halloween Look for spooky thrills in comic-book pages  By MATTHEW PRICE  With Halloween this weekend, it’s a good time to look at spooky comic books new and old.  Bringing Batman back to Halloween adventures is this week’s “Batman: Long Halloween Special.”  […]

Marvel’s ‘Werewolf’ prowls on Halloween

by MATTHEW PRICE From the Friday, Oct. 28, 2022 edition of The Oklahoman Halloween is a great time for monsters to prowl, and Marvel is sharing one of its most successful monsters with viewers in the “Werewolf by Night” special.  The Disney+ Halloween special stars Gael García Bernal as Jack Russell, aka the Werewolf by […]

‘Black Adam’ introduces JSA and more to moviegoers

By MATTHEW PRICE  From the Friday, Oct. 21, 2022 edition of The Oklahoman Movie star Dwayne Johnson will open up a new corner of the DC Comics universe to moviegoers with “Black Adam,” opening in theaters this week.  According to the film description, in ancient Kahndaq, Teth Adam was bestowed the almighty powers of the […]

November date set for Local Comic Shop Day in 2022

From the Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, edition of The Oklahoman By MATTHEW PRICE  Local Comic Shop Day has been announced for 2022, for a Wednesday, Nov. 23 Local Comic Shop Day is an eight-year-old event conceived and implemented by ComicsPRO comic book specialty retailers to call attention to locally owned independent comic-book stores. Marco Davanzo, […]

Marvel celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

by MATTHEW PRICE From the Sept. 30, 2022, edition of The Oklahoman Marvel is celebrating Hispanic / Latine Heritage Month with a comic-book special featuring Latin creators and characters. “Marvel Voices: Comunidades,” on sale this week, introduces a new character to the Marvel lineup, and explores some old favorites.   Among the characters featured in this […]