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  • ‘Stargirl’ has bright debut for The CW

    ‘Stargirl’ has bright debut for The CW Updated: Fri, May 29, 2020

    The CW Network appears to have another star. Stargirl, the latest DC comics superhero character to debut on the CW, launched her series on May 19 with 1.2 million viewers. That’s the network’s second-best debut of the season, according to Variety, tied with “Nancy Drew” and just behind...

  • Word Balloons: Spidey returns as comics continue comeback

    Word Balloons: Spidey returns as comics... Updated: Fri, May 22, 2020

    Marvel Comics are set to resume shipping on Wednesday, with the Amazing Spider-Man and his sometime nemesis Venom leading the way. Meanwhile, Diamond Comic Distributors and Alliance Game Distributors, Geppi Family Enterprises companies, have announced a program to support comic and game stores...

  • Word Balloons: ‘Star Wars’ among highlights of comics’ restart

    Word Balloons: ‘Star Wars’ among highlights of... Updated: Fri, May 15, 2020

    Comic books will begin shipping nationwide again on May 20, the largest distributor of comics in the U.S. announced. Diamond Comic Distributors said in an email to comic retailers that May 20 will be its first official on-sale date for comics since distribution went on pause at the end of...

  • Films for the whole family: Oklahoma-made movies for both children and adults abound on streaming services

    Films for the whole family: Oklahoma-made... By Brandy McDonnell
    Features writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com
    For cinephiles with children, few moments are more entertaining and endearing than introducing your youngsters to a good movie, especially one that will have them proud and excited about |
    Updated: Sun, May 10, 2020

    From rescuing a prehistoric pal and discovering historic role models to hunting up hidden riches and embarking on a teenage superhero saga, several Oklahoma-made films intended to engage the whole family are available on streaming services. And since it’s Mother’s Day, it’s the perfect time to...

  • Green Hornet's flight sees return to comics, possible film

    Green Hornet\'s flight sees return to comics,... Despite being nearly 85 years old, the Green Hornet character is still generating a buzz. | Updated: Fri, May 8, 2020

    Despite being nearly 85 years old, the Green Hornet character is still generating a buzz. Universal recently announced plans to bring the vigilante back to movie screens. And, he’s set to return in a new comic-book series from Dynamite, the publisher that has held the comics rights to the...

  • Free Comic Book Day delayed, but comics still worth celebrating

    Free Comic Book Day delayed, but comics still... Updated: Fri, May 1, 2020

    For the first time in many years, the first Saturday in May won’t mark Free Comic Book Day, as the worldwide comic celebration at comic-book stores has been postponed amid coronavirus concerns. While a new date for the holiday hasn’t been set, here are a few ways to celebrate despite the...

  • Word Balloons: Shazam gets Lego adventure

    Word Balloons: Shazam gets Lego adventure Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2020

    With a magic word and a bolt of lightning, a 10-year-old boy becomes a superhero. His adventures are explored in the movie “LEGO DC: Shazam! Magic and Monsters,” releasing on digital formats on Saturday. The profile of Shazam increased with the 2019 movie starring Zachary Levi, but at one time...

  • Word Balloons: Noir cowboy tale seeks funding

    Word Balloons: Noir cowboy tale seeks funding Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2020

    Cartoonist Stephan Franck will take readers back to 1981 Southern California in his new graphic novel series “Palomino,” a neo-noir set in Los Angeles’ country music clubs. “Cowboy culture is central to California’s history,” said Franck in a news release. “It came out west with the Dust Bowl...

  • Word Balloons: DC plans comic store help, stay at home activities

    Word Balloons: DC plans comic store help, stay... By Matt Price for The Oklahoman | Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2020

    Much of the country remains on lockdown, and in the comic industry, an estimated 80% or more of shops are closed to the public. DC Comics Chief Creative Officer and Publisher Jim Lee, who rose to fame as an artist on titles, including “X-Men,” is in the process of auctioning 60 original...

  • SoonerCon cancels 2020 edition due to coronavirus

    SoonerCon cancels 2020 edition due to coronavirus Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2020

    The continuing COVID-19 outbreak has led to the cancellation of one of the Oklahoma City metro area’s largest pop-culture conventions. SoonerCon 29, originally set for June 26-28 of this year at the Embassy Suites Hotel Norman, will be held instead on June 25-27, 2021. For 2020, the typically...



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