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  • Word Balloons: Spooky tales set for Okie Comics

    Word Balloons: Spooky tales set for Okie Comics Updated: Fri, Jul 17, 2020

    A group of comics creators are banding together to tell spooky stories about the Sooner State in a free comics anthology. “Okie Comics #7: Spookylahoma” is currently raising printing funds on Indiegogo. The finished product, aimed for an October release, will feature all-ages stories with an...

  • Captain America, like his country, often reinterpreted

    Captain America, like his country, often... Updated: Fri, Jul 10, 2020

    Last week, we looked at patriotic superheroes, their success in the 1940s, and their dwindling popularity by the mid-1950s. Captain America, comics’ most widely recognized super patriot, has reinvented himself for the audiences of the time, and in many ways, reflected America’s conception of...

  • Listen: Comic book experts discuss religion in Marvel's 'Daredevil'

    Listen: Comic book experts discuss religion in... Updated: Wed, Jul 8, 2020

    On the latest edition of the Positively Joy podcast, host Yvette Walker is joined by comic book experts Anthony Brown and Kade Poulson to talk all about Marvel's Daredevil and his religious crisis.

  • Word Balloons: Flag-draped superheroes arose in World War II era

    Word Balloons: Flag-draped superheroes arose in... Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2020

    Comic books and patriotism have gone together since their earliest incarnations. On Independence Day this weekend, the column looks at American flag-draped heroes of the 1940s and 1950s who sprung out of the World War II era. Next week, we’ll look at some patriotic heroes of other eras, and...

  • Milestone heroes may soon return

    Milestone heroes may soon return Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2020

    An imprint that specializes in multicultural superhero tales may soon return. Milestone Media, which began publishing in 1993 and was distributed by DC Comics, was the home for characters including Icon, Static, and Hardware. In an interview with Comic Book Resources, Cowan, artist of “The...

  • Word Balloons: ‘Batman’ writer leaves large legacy

    Word Balloons: ‘Batman’ writer leaves large legacy Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2020

    Noted comic-book writer and editor Dennis “Denny” O’Neil died last week at the age of 81, leaving behind a large legacy on characters, including Batman, Green Arrow and Iron Man. O’Neil, who began his career as a journalist, moved into comics at the request of then-Marvel editor-in-chief Stan...

  • Word Balloons: 75 years of Tulsa ballroom explored

    Word Balloons: 75 years of Tulsa ballroom explored Updated: Fri, Jun 12, 2020

    Tulsa is home to one of the nation’s iconic music venues, and now readers can find out more about the first 75 years of Cain’s Ballroom in “Twentieth-Century Honky Tonk,” the new book by John Wooley and Brett Bingham. Wooley, a member of the Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma Music...

  • Word Balloons: Catwoman celebrates 80 years

    Word Balloons: Catwoman celebrates 80 years Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2020

    You may remember her as Julie Newmar, Michelle Pfeiffer or Halle Berry. You may have heard Zoe Kravitz has been cast as this character in the 2021 “The Batman” film. Through a variety of looks, costumes and styles, Catwoman has been intertwined with Batman for eight decades. DC Comics is...

  • ‘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...



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