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  • Word Balloons: DC Comics brings on the bad guys

    Word Balloons: DC Comics brings on the bad guys By Matthew Price, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Fri, Feb 14, 2020

    For DC Comics characters, it appears it may be a good time to be bad. Joaquin Phoenix’s portrayal of the Joker in the film of the same name nabbed a best actor win in Sunday’s Academy Awards. The Todd Phillips-directed film received 11 Academy Award nominations, the most of any 2019 motion...

  • Movie reviews for Feb. 7, 2020

    Movie reviews for Feb. 7, 2020 Updated: Fri, Feb 7, 2020

    'Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn' R 1:49 3 of 4 stars At one point in "Birds of Prey," crime lord Roman Sionis, aka Ewan McGregor, sits down with a tub of popcorn to watch Harley Quinn suffer through a brutal interrogation. He's a psychopath — well,...

  • Word Balloons: Fierce females flock together in 'Birds of Prey'

    Word Balloons: Fierce females flock together in... By Matthew Price, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Fri, Feb 7, 2020

    A team of tough female adventurers take center stage in “Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn),” opening in theaters today. Set in the same DC Comics universe as “Suicide Squad,” “Birds of Prey” sees Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) split from the Joker and join up...

  • Word Balloons: Pop-style artist explores ‘Bowie’

    Word Balloons: Pop-style artist explores ‘Bowie’ Updated: Fri, Jan 31, 2020

    An innovative rock star’s life story is told in a new graphic novel illustrated by one of the medium’s most intriguing artists in “Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns and Moonage Daydreams,” which went on sale this month from Insight Comics. The original graphic novel tells the origin story of musical...

  • Word Balloons: 'Joker' vies for Oscars as character's 80th anniversary nears

    Word Balloons: \'Joker\' vies for Oscars as... Updated: Fri, Jan 24, 2020

    “The Joker” is receiving hefty critical acclaim, especially for a film based on a comic-book character. The Todd Phillips-directed film received 11 Academy Award nominations, the most of any 2019 motion picture. Star Joaquin Phoenix took home the Screen Actors Guild award for best actor on...

  • HBO won't pursue second season of 'Watchmen' after creator bows out

    HBO won\'t pursue second season of \'Watchmen\'... By Gary Levin USA TODAY | Published: Fri, Jan 17, 2020

    Sorry, fans, but the season-ending cliffhanger will likely never be resolved.

  • Word Balloons: Best comic book series of the decade (2010-2019)

    Word Balloons: Best comic book series of the... By Matthew Price
    For The Oklahoman |
    Updated: Fri, Jan 17, 2020

    Periodically released comic books are still the lifeblood of many comic book stores, providing ideas that have become part of movies, television and pop culture. Through the decade of the 2010s, comic book heroes became even more ubiquitous in the culture, and comics themselves pushed forward...

  • Tickets on sale Friday to Alison Krauss' spring OKC concert

    Tickets on sale Friday to Alison Krauss\' spring... By Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Thu, Jan 16, 2020

    The 27-time Grammy Award winner in November received the National Medal of Arts for her extraordinary contributions to American music.

  • Word Balloons: A look back at some of the decade's best graphic novels

    Word Balloons: A look back at some of the... Updated: Fri, Jan 10, 2020

    Graphic novel sales surged through the decade of the 2010s. Young-reader graphic novels became a hit in bookstores behind names like Raina Telgemeier and Dav Pilkey; mainline book publishers also got in line to nab top names in the graphic novel industry. While periodical comic books remained...

  • Word Balloons: Top 10 graphic novels of 2019

    Word Balloons: Top 10 graphic novels of 2019 By Matthew Price
    For The Oklahoman |
    Updated: Fri, Jan 3, 2020

    In 2019, comics in book form 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 entrenched form in bookstores and comic shops in recent decades. The following are my picks for the 10 best graphic...



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