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  • Word Balloons: The ‘WandaVision’ magic continues in comics

    Word Balloons: The ‘WandaVision’ magic... Updated: Fri, Mar 5, 2021

    The story of a magic-wielding superhero and her robotic husband has become the top-rated streaming show. According to a report in Variety, “WandaVision” was the most-watched streaming show in January; a second report from Forbes indicates the show continues to top streaming viewership in...

  • Word Balloons: Comic retailer conference moves virtual

    Word Balloons: Comic retailer conference moves... Updated: Fri, Feb 26, 2021

    Hundreds of retailers gathered virtually for the 2021 ComicsPRO annual retailer conference. Representatives from the industry’s largest publishers: Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, Scholastic, Boom! Studios and IDW Publishing, were on hand, as was Viz, the largest publisher in the U.S. manga...

  • Word Balloons: Ready to see some of your favorite Black comic-book characters return?

    Word Balloons: Ready to see some of your... Updated: Fri, Feb 19, 2021

    As Black History Month continues, some of the most prominent Black-owned characters are primed for a relaunch. Milestone Media, which began publishing in 1993 and was distributed by DC Comics, was the home for characters that included Icon, Static and Hardware. The Black-owned company...

  • Word Balloons: Comics' teen Archie celebrates 80 years

    Word Balloons: Comics\' teen Archie celebrates... Updated: Fri, Feb 12, 2021

    Archie Andrews, star of the “Archie” line of comic books, celebrates 80 years of publication in 2021. The first Archie characters were created in 1941, appearing in “Pep Comics” #22, with a cover date of Dec. 1941. Among the titles celebrating the anniversary this year is “Archie 80th...

  • Word Balloons: Comics column marks 20 years

    Word Balloons: Comics column marks 20 years By Matthew Price
    For The Oklahoman
    This week marks 20 years since the Word Balloons column began appearing in the pages of The Oklahoman. |
    Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2021

    This week marks 20 years since the Word Balloons column began appearing in the pages of The Oklahoman. Over that time, a lot has changed in the comics market and related industries. The website www.comichron.com estimates the entire 2001 North American market for comics was about $260...

  • Word Balloons: Why you'll have to wait until 2022 for SoonerCon

    Word Balloons: Why you\'ll have to wait until... Updated: Fri, Jan 22, 2021

    SoonerCon organizers have announced the cancellation of the 2021 pop culture convention that was to be held in Norman. According to a post on the organization’s Facebook page and website, the continuing fallout of COVID-19 and the uncertainty of planning for a June event led to the...

  • Word Balloons: Free Comic Book Day moves to August in 2021

    Word Balloons: Free Comic Book Day moves to... Updated: Fri, Jan 15, 2021

    The comic-book holiday Free Comic Book Day usually kicks off the summer season, traditionally on the first Saturday in May. But with the effects of COVID-19 still impacting events, the celebration will be moved this year to Aug. 14. In a release, Diamond Comic Distributors, the nation’s...

  • Word Balloons: Comics fight back despite challenging year

    Word Balloons: Comics fight back despite... Updated: Fri, Jan 8, 2021

    The periodical comics market found itself in the midst of many unprecedented shifts in 2020. Weekly new comics, the lifeblood of the industry in many ways, shut down shipping entirely as warehouses and distribution centers were ordered to close in the spring for close to three months due to...

  • Word Balloons: Best graphic novels of 2020

    Word Balloons: Best graphic novels of 2020 Updated: Fri, Jan 1, 2021

    While much went wrong in 2020, comics remained a bright spot for many. Sales of comics in book form reportedly increased from 2019. The format continued to be a growth area for many, especially in the young adult and youth markets. These books, commonly called graphic novels, have become an...

  • Word Balloons: Wonder Woman in spotlight as film reaches release

    Word Balloons: Wonder Woman in spotlight as... Updated: Fri, Dec 25, 2020

    The much-awaited “Wonder Woman 1984” makes its coronavirus-delayed debut on Christmas in theaters and on the HBO Max streaming service. Gal Gadot returns as Wonder Woman in the sequel to 2017 film, directed by Patty Jenkins and co-starring Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal. Viewers...



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