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  • 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...

  • Word Balloons: Worlds of ‘Dune’ making appearances in comics as film awaits

    Word Balloons: Worlds of ‘Dune’ making... Updated: Fri, Dec 18, 2020

    Had coronavirus not caused the widespread closing of theaters and the re-shuffling of film release dates, Friday could have marked the release of “Dune,” directed by Denis Villeneuve and based on the book by Frank Herbert. The film, once planned for a November release and then Dec. 18, has now...

  • Word Balloons: Toys, comics celebrate 35 years of ‘Back to the Future’

    Word Balloons: Toys, comics celebrate 35 years... Updated: Fri, Dec 11, 2020

    Thirty-five years ago, a teenager went back in time, and as a result, had to make sure his parents met and fell in love. That’s the plot of 1985’s “Back to the Future,” which celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2020. The film currently can be seen on Netflix. It’s now been longer since 1985...

  • Word Balloons: A gift guide for the comics fans on your list

    Word Balloons: A gift guide for the comics fans... By Matthew Price
    For The Oklahoman
    With the holidays creeping up, you might like some suggestions for shopping for the comic fan in your life. With the pandemic making things tough on small businesses, local comic shops would no doubt appreciate y |
    Updated: Fri, Dec 4, 2020

    With the holidays creeping up, you might like some suggestions for shopping for the comic fan in your life. With the pandemic making things tough on small businesses, local comic shops would no doubt appreciate your patronage, and many offer gift certificates, as well. The following are some...

  • Word Balloons: Oklahomans are among those finding Kickstarter comics success

    Word Balloons: Oklahomans are among those... Updated: Fri, Nov 27, 2020

    The crowdfunding site Kickstarter keeps growing as a way for independent publishers to launch comics, including many in the Oklahoma community. In October, Kickstarter reported more than 10,000 comics projects have been successfully funded in the site’s history. It’s been a record year thus...

  • Word Balloons: Check out Spawn, 'Future' Batman and more on Local Comic Shop Day

    Word Balloons: Check out Spawn, \'Future\' Batman... Updated: Fri, Nov 20, 2020

    Local Comic Shop Day will take place next Wednesday, and since the initial announcement, more high-profile titles have been added to the celebration. Todd McFarlane, creator of “Spawn” will release a “retailer variant” of “Spawn” #312, only instead of listing out the names of those who've...

  • Word Balloons: Marvel celebrates Native American Heritage Month

    Word Balloons: Marvel celebrates Native... Updated: Fri, Nov 13, 2020

    Marvel Comics will celebrate November as Native American History month with a new release on Nov. 18, as well as variant covers throughout the month. “Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices” #1 is a special written and drawn by Indigenous talent, including writer/artist Jeffrey Veregge. The...



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