Celebrate National Comic Book Day on Sept. 25

From the Friday, Sept. 23, 2022 edition of The Oklahoman By MATTHEW PRICE  September 25 will mark “National Comic Book Day,” honoring the American medium of comic books, born out of the Great Depression in the 1930s and continuing to this day as a special meld of art and writing that has spread all around […]

OAFCon returns to Norman in ’22

From the Friday, Sept. 16, 2022 edition of The Oklahoman by MATTHEW PRICE Nostalgia show OAFCon returns to Norman The nostalgia-styled OAFCon, one of the oldest comic conventions in the United States, makes its 2022 return to Norman with a focus on Tarzan, The Shadow, and more.  The show will be held at the Embassy […]

Spider-Man celebrates 60 crimefighting years

by MATTHEW PRICE From the Aug. 19, 2022 edition of The Oklahoman Marvel Comics celebrates 60 years of Spider-Man this summer, with two different anniversary issues, action figures, and more.  Peter Parker was introduced in 1962’s “Amazing Fantasy” No. 15 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. A regular series, “The Amazing Spider-Man,” followed. The character […]

Documentary looks at success of Milestone Media

By MATTHEW PRICE  From the August 5, 2022, edition of The Oklahoman In 1993, a new company burst onto the comics scene with a mission to bring needed diversity to the industry.  The origins of Milestone Media are explored in a new documentary on HBO Max. “Milestone: Generations” tells the story of the founders of […]

Jason David Frank returns to Speeding Bullet Comics on Sept. 6, 2022

The original Green Ranger from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is coming to Norman, OK.  Jason David Frank, who starred as Tommy Oliver in the series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo, Power Rangers Turbo and Power Rangers Dino Thunder, will appear beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6 at Speeding Bullet Comics, 614 N Porter Ave. in Norman. He will meet fans as part of a […]

New World Comic Con returns to fairgrounds

For the Friday, July 29, 2022 edition of The Oklahoman By MATTHEW PRICE  An Oklahoma-grown comic show hosted by a local comic book retailer returns for year 7 this weekend.   New World Comic Con returns for its seventh year this Saturday (July 30) at the Oklahoma State Fair Park. The old-school, family-friendly convention offers opportunities […]

Superhero pets make way to silver screen

From the Friday, July 22, 2022, edition of The Oklahoman Superhero pets make way to silver screen By MATTHEW PRICE  While crypto investors are dealing with a crash, Krypto enthusiasts are hoping for a smash.  Krypto, Superman’s superdog, has been around a lot longer than blockchain currency, first appearing in comic books in 1955. But […]

‘Mandalorian’ brings space Western feel to comics

For the Friday, July 15, 2022 edition of The Oklahoman By MATTHEW PRICE  The hit TV series starring a bounty hunter and his adopted child charge is coming to comics via Marvel.   “The Mandalorian” comic book series, the first issue of which is on sale this week, adapts the “Star Wars” adventure series to the […]