Philip Portelli
  • Male
  • College Point, NY
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share

Philip Portelli's Friends

  • Richard Mantle
  • Richard Willis
  • Kirk G
  • Craig Boldman
  • Border Mutt
  • John Moret
  • Dandy Forsdyke
  • Lee Houston, Junior
  • Mr. Silver Age
  • Newsboy
  • Howard Bagby
  • Luke Blanchard
  • John Dunbar (the mod of maple)
  • Lumbering Jack (M'odd-R8-Tr)
  • Figserello

Philip Portelli's Discussions

Anyone Got a Time Machine I Can Borrow?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ronald Morgan Jun 25. 5 Replies

Yesterday when I was pulling the cash register drawer from the pharmacy that I work, I found that someone had paid with a roll of dimes, which they opened. To my amazement, the dimes were very old,…Continue

Tags: age, golden, machine, time

If WONDER WOMAN was set in World War I in the comics...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Captain Comics Jun 24. 54 Replies

The success of the WONDER WOMAN movie may make DC revise the character yet again to have her debut not in World War II but in World War I. Stranger things have happened,But what if they did? It would…Continue

Tags: war, one, world, allies, woman

GOJIRA on TCM Thursday!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Willis Mar 28. 15 Replies

Just a heads up that on Thursday March 23, TCM is showing Gojira at 8PM EST. I'm assuming that this is the original Japanese cut (subtitled hopefully) as there was no mention of Raymond Burr in the…Continue

Tags: tcm, godzilla, gojira

Gifts Received

Gift

Philip Portelli has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

Philip Portelli's Page

Latest Activity

Philip Portelli replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"An irate Human Torch and Iron Man battle Infinitus!"
11 hours ago
Philip Portelli replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"A nearly iconic Inhumans cover by Rich Buckler and Joe Sinnott!"
yesterday
Philip Portelli replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"And then John Byrne tries to get rid of the Inhumans completely by sending them to the moon, Alice! Or even he couldn't figure out what mountain range Attilan actually was on!"
Tuesday
Richard Willis replied to Philip Portelli's discussion TCM Coming Attractions! Chills, Thrills and Spills!
"If you haven't seen Stephen King's Cat's Eye, I really recommend the segment "Quitters, Inc.""
Tuesday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Philip Portelli's discussion TCM Coming Attractions! Chills, Thrills and Spills!
"Oh, nice, The Reptile! I've got a great Neil Vokes sketch of the lead monster from that film. It's in a hard-to-get-to closet for now, but once our bedroom remodel is done I'll have to pull it out and scan it.  And The Drowning…"
Tuesday
Philip Portelli replied to Philip Portelli's discussion TCM Coming Attractions! Chills, Thrills and Spills!
"All Day Monsters and Horror this Tuesday 7/18 starting at 6 AM! VAMPYR (1932) DOCTOR JECKYLL AND MISTER HYDE (1920) Silent starring John Barrymore! THE WASP WOMAN THE WOLF MAN (1941) starring Lon Chaney, Jr. of course! THE REPTILE  THE GREEN…"
Tuesday
Philip Portelli replied to ClarkKent_DC's discussion R.I.P. Martin Landau, of "Mission: Impossible," "Ed Wood" -- 1928-2017
"He elevated every project he was on! I watched Space: 1999 and Mission: Impossible every Saturday when I was growing up! And he was almost Spock!"
Monday
Philip Portelli replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"You're welcome, WS! That Secret Origins Annual gave the Post-Crisis history of the Teen Titans and focused heavily on Nightwing and the Herald, IIRC. Actually I don't remember it quite well but will bet you a dollar that it skipped…"
Monday
Philip Portelli replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"The Golden Eagle first appeared in Justice League of America #116 (Ap'75) as "The Kid Who Won Hawkman's Wings!" This was when Hawkman had resigned from the team and returned to Thanagar in JLA #109. Charley…"
Monday
Philip Portelli replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"To Wandering Sensei, Re: Titans West These were Post-Crisis versions of the Teen Titans West that appeared in Teen Titans #50-52 (O-D'77). Flamebird was the first BAT-GIRL, Betty Kane who was the niece of Kathy (Batwoman) Kane. The…"
Monday
Philip Portelli replied to The Baron's discussion George A. Romero, Creator of "The Living Dead", Has Died
"An inspiration to all independent filmmakers without a big studio or a big budget!"
Sunday
Philip Portelli replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Short and quirky posts
"That's true, Captain! "Strange Sports Stories" took over three issues of DC Special with #7 (Ju'70), #9 (D'70) and #13 (Au'71) which reprinted a lot of the B&B stories plus other sports-themed SF…"
Sunday
Philip Portelli replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Short and quirky posts
"After searching for a Cave Carson Brave & Bold cover, I looked at that "Showcase" period of B&B and now realize that it switched to team-ups because of its poor success rate! The only try-out that got its own title…"
Sunday
Philip Portelli replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Cave Carson's two Brave & Bold stints were titled "Adventure Inside Earth"!"
Sunday
Philip Portelli replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"An early star of Quality's Smash Comics was Hugh Hazzard and Bozo the Iron Man (later simply Bozo the Robot). Actually Hugh controlled Bozo from within so he wasn't so much a robot as a suit of armor! He lasted from 1939 to…"
Saturday
Philip Portelli replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Short and quirky posts
"The blond hair had one lasting effect: Freddie from Scooby-Doo was blond, being patterned after Dobie."
Saturday

Philip Portelli's News Posts

Reflections #2--Why Norman Osborn?

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 3:36pm 18 Comments

What is Marvel's fascination with Norman Osborn, formerly the Green Goblin and the Iron Patriot? This resurrected villain has become the face of evil in the Marvel Universe some forty years after dying!  From his first…

Continue

Reflections #1--Marvel's Missed Opportunity

Posted on August 8, 2011 at 6:56pm 13 Comments

This is my first Blog attempt and I've been thinking about it for a while now. I picked the title "Reflections" because you can see reflections in Gold, Silver, Bronze and the Brand New. Comics have always reflected pop culture, politics, social issues, current events and the world that they were created in. These are my opinions, my views and my conclusions. And I welcome comments and corrections.

With the relevation of the New Ultimate Spider-Man being half-Latino, half African…

Continue

Comment Wall (12 comments)

At 11:28pm on August 24, 2010, Rich Steeves said…
Thanks! Walt Lloyd and I have the same birthday, after all!
At 3:03am on September 7, 2010, Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) said…
Happy birthday, Philip.
At 9:33pm on March 9, 2011, Figserello said…
Facebook?
At 9:33pm on September 13, 2011, Emerkeith Davyjack said…
...Hey , Philip , I thought for a sec that that avatar was the Chileian comics character Condorito...
At 9:48pm on September 13, 2011, Figserello said…
Hey Philipo - Facebook?
At 2:12am on May 31, 2012, Commander Benson said…

Phillip,

 

I did respond.  My impression about Pinkerton is the same as yours, and I did mention the items that support that impression.  However, as you probably read, the whole discussion really doesn't mean anything.  No amount of facts or evidence or intimations is going to sway those who want to believe Pinkerton was meant to be gay.

 

Nor does it matter.  We're not obliged to accept a determination that came later.  As far as you and I are concerned, Pinkerton was not gay, and it's as simple as that.

 

R,

Commander B

At 12:45am on June 16, 2012, Commander Benson said…

Phillip,

 

I just saw you left me a thumb's-up for my Captain Savage column, and I wanted to thank you for that and all the other times you've done the same thing for my previous articles.

 

Sometimes I wonder if anybody ever reads my stuff, so it's always nice when I get a comment or a "like". 

 

I also enjoy our occasional dialogues, like we just had on the Flash.  You certainly keep me on my toes.

 

I just wanted to let you know I appreciate it, friend.

 

Commander B

At 6:43am on June 17, 2012, Commander Benson said…

"Should you ever print your columns in book form, you have one guaranteed sale!"

 

Heh.  Don't let my wife hear you say that.  She already thinks I should be putting all this stuff in a book, instead of putting it out on the Internet for free.

 

She doesn't get that this whole five years of writing this column has been a training ground for me.  I've learnt how to sharpen my text, work out the repetetion (most of it, anyway), and a dozen other things.  That I've learnt along the way becomes especially apparent when I haul out an article like the Captain Savage one and re-run it as an archive entry.  I honest-to-God cringe at the way I wrote some of that stuff originally---the awkward sentence structures, the over-repeated phrases, and the like.  Fortunately, I have the luxury of polishing it up, along with adding any new information I've picked up since.

 

It's funny you mention my research, because the Good Mrs. Benson dings me on that, too.  I spend a great deal of time---especially on stuff like the two Ultraman articles---locating information and piecing together how things came about.  I spend a great amount of time on the art I attach, as well.  Not just appropriateness, but in terms of getting the panels level and the right size, and then playing with the contrast and brightness to give it good colour.

 

Now I do all that because I'm a perfectionist, but I'm gratified when somebody like yourself takes the time to comment or give me a thumb's-up.  It makes the work worthwhile.  I don't know how guys like Cap or Craig Shutt do it; it seems so effortless for them.  But I deeply appreciate knowing that my trouble hasn't gone unnoticed and I thank you for your kind words.

 

Commander B

 

 

At 6:24am on June 30, 2013, Richard Mantle said…
Not sure if this is the right way to do this but I really wanted to say that your excellent threads on thr JLA/JSA in the 60/70/80s inspired me to get volumes 3, 4, 5 and 6 on the way of the trades and I am lovinng them!!. Not sure what feedback you recieve so just wanted you to know your work is appreciated!
At 1:53pm on July 24, 2013, Richard Mantle said…
I know they're not that inspiring but aren't we gonna get your virws on those last pre-crisis jla/jsa issues?

You need to be a member of Captain Comics to add comments!

Join Captain Comics

 
 
 

Welcome!

No flame wars. No trolls. But a lot of really smart people.The Captain Comics Round Table tries to be the friendliest and most accurate comics website on the Internet.

SOME ESSENTIALS:

RULES OF THE ROUND TABLE

MODERATORS

SMILIES FOLDER

TIPS ON USING THE BOARD

FOLLOW US:

OUR COLUMNISTS:

Groups

© 2017   Captain Comics, board content ©2013 Andrew Smith   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service