Music program to celebrate superheroes

by MATTHEW PRICE From Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, editions of The Oklahoman Music program to celebrate superheroes  By MATTHEW PRICE  A local radio show will dive into the world of superheroes this week.   Tonic: The Funky Groove Show is an original production of KGOU radio (105.7/106.3 FM). Norman, OK musician, artist and DJ Michael Bendure […]

Michael B shares views on superhero tunes

by MATTHEW PRICE For my Oklahoman column this week, I talked to DJ Michael B about the superhero-themed episode of his program “Tonic: The Funky Groove Show,” an original production of KGOU radio (105.7/106.3 FM) that airs at 9 p.m. Fridays. Each week, “Tonic” features a mix of instrumental funk and groove music spanning the […]

Darkwing Duck returns to comics

From the Friday, January 27, 2023 edition of The Oklahoman By MATTHEW PRICE  An animated mystery duck inspired by pulp magazine heroes makes his way back to comics this month.  The original “Darkwing Duck” series, created by Tad Stones, ran for 91 episodes from 1991-1992 on ABC, the Disney Channel and in syndication.  Darkwing, equipped […]

Conan the Barbarian returns to comics in May

by MATTHEW PRICE From Friday, January 20, 2023, editions of The Oklahoman One of comics’ best-selling barbarians will return to comic shelves in May as part of the Free Comic Book Day annual event.  Conan the Barbarian, created by Robert E. Howard in 1932, has starred in comics from Marvel and Dark Horse, and will […]

Five things to look forward to in comics in 2023

by MATTHEW PRICE From Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, editions of The Oklahoman While it may be early to know what the new year will bring, several titles and initiatives have been announced by comic publishers in 2023. Here are five things to look forward to as ‘23 continues.   Dawn of DC  At the conclusion of […]

Best graphic novels of 2022

by MATTHEW PRICE From the Friday, Jan. 6 edition of The Oklahoman Houses with secret murders; holy grails; superheroes visiting other dimensions – these are all stories taking place in some of the year’s most acclaimed graphic novels. The following are my picks for the best graphic novels of 2022. The Ghost In You: A […]

Best periodical comics of 2022

by MATTHEW PRICE From the Dec. 30, 2022, editions of The Oklahoman Behind the scenes, periodical comics had some ups and downs in 2022 as paper shortage and supply chain issues impacted what was released. Fallout from distribution shakeups continued, and some smaller publishers faced cashflow issues or even ceased operations.  However, a small publisher […]

Comic-book adventures for the holiday season

By MATTHEW PRICEFrom Friday, Dec. 23, 2022 editions of The Oklahoman Santa Claus isn’t the only character who gets dressed up and has holiday adventures.  Comic-book heroes like Zorro and Batman frequently celebrate the holiday season as well.  Comic books have long celebrated the winter holidays, with periodical issues coming out in December often focusing […]

Superman: The Movie turns 44; continues in comics

By MATTHEW PRICE  From the Dec. 17, 2022, editions of The Oklahoman One of the most influential superhero films made its debut 44 years ago this month. The story continues in a comic-book series, now available in collected format.  “Superman: The Movie”’s tagline said “You’ll believe a man can fly.” But perhaps more importantly, you’ll […]

Holiday gifts for those on your list who love comics

by MATTHEW PRICE From the Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022 edition of The Oklahoman Comics gift ideas for ‘22 As the holidays near, you might like some suggestions for shopping for the comic fan in your life. Local comic shops would no doubt appreciate your patronage, and many offer gift certificates, as well. The following are […]