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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Captain Comics 33 minutes ago. 36 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

TIME BANDITS on TCM this Saturday! (8/13)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark S. Ogilvie Aug 12, 2016. 2 Replies

This Saturday (8/13) on TCM…Continue

Tags: python, monty, tcm, bandits, time

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Captain Comics replied to Philip Portelli's discussion If WONDER WOMAN was set in World War I in the comics...
"Has anybody mentioned Resurrection Man? I think he goes back that far."
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Philip Portelli replied to Philip Portelli's discussion If WONDER WOMAN was set in World War I in the comics...
"I tried to think of more villains a WWI WW might face but all I got was Doctor Fate's enemy WOTAN and her own QUEEN CLEA who seems to match her eternal youth! As for heroes, I thought of MANHUNTER (not Paul Kirk but the cult was active),…"
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Philip Portelli replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"The Hellfire Club may have been the "New" X-Men's greatest foes. They unleashed the Phoenix and went relatively unscathed. Also, it introduced a group of older mutants that Professor X knew nothing about!"
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ClarkKent_DC replied to Philip Portelli's discussion If WONDER WOMAN was set in World War I in the comics...
""... to a certain extent" is the rub. Particularly, when it comes to using the likeness of a person in a commercial work. It's a very tangled part of copyright law and trademark law, but, in short, a person does have rights to their…"
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Mark S. Ogilvie replied to Philip Portelli's discussion If WONDER WOMAN was set in World War I in the comics...
"William Marston was in his 20's during WW1.  That would be an interesting meeting."
21 hours ago
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Philip Portelli's discussion If WONDER WOMAN was set in World War I in the comics...
"Is that so? I can't imagine the Nixon family being happy with all of his appearances in fiction, and he has two living daughters and four grandchildren. I think historical figures are pretty much fair game, to a certain extent.  I mean, I…"
21 hours ago
Richard Willis replied to Philip Portelli's discussion If WONDER WOMAN was set in World War I in the comics...
"How about a DC Western hero in his or her old age? Wyatt Earp lived to 1929. In case someone was thinking they could use the actual Wyatt Earp, he has living relatives (no, not Wynonna) who would probably have to approve it."
22 hours ago
Philip Portelli replied to The Baron's discussion Today's Purchases
"I'm getting the Clue series from IDW just because I loved the movie!"
23 hours ago
Philip Portelli replied to Captain Comics's discussion The Top 10 Silliest Bits in 'Wonder Woman' comics
"They should cast Chris Pine as Steve Trevor's great-great grand nephew... (Wait for it!) HAL JORDAN!!"
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Philip Portelli replied to Philip Portelli's discussion If WONDER WOMAN was set in World War I in the comics...
"This was the closest WW/Legion cover I could find! Believe it or not, there was no fan art of Adventure Comics #247 with Diana substituted for Superboy!"
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Captain Comics replied to Philip Portelli's discussion If WONDER WOMAN was set in World War I in the comics...
"I'm guessing that's when Slam became a supporing character in Catwoman (during Brubaker's run, I think). Hey, I just remembered -- Selina had a baby in that series, or the following one. I guess that's been New 52'd away."
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Philip Portelli replied to Philip Portelli's discussion If WONDER WOMAN was set in World War I in the comics...
"Again, according to Wikipedia, Biff Bradley was Slam's brother. The series was supposed to feature Slam but another editor wanted to use him so Biff was created. He would help Bat Lash and Enemy Ace defeat....Vandal Savage! Y'know…"
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Captain Comics replied to Philip Portelli's discussion If WONDER WOMAN was set in World War I in the comics...
"Believe it or not, Biff is Slam's brother."
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ClarkKent_DC replied to Philip Portelli's discussion If WONDER WOMAN was set in World War I in the comics...
"Who is Biff Bradley? Slam Bradley's dad?"
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Philip Portelli replied to Philip Portelli's discussion If WONDER WOMAN was set in World War I in the comics...
"According to Wikipedia, the fourth Hawkman series had Nighthawk and Cinnamon killed by Hath-Set's reincarnation in the Old West. But.....it says that Carter Hall was reborn as Pinkerton Detective James Wright in the early twentieth century…"
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Captain Comics replied to Philip Portelli's discussion If WONDER WOMAN was set in World War I in the comics...
"Naturally, even in his dotage Bat Lash has great hair."
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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…

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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…

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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?

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