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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

Fan of Bronze: One REALLY Sexist Comic!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark S. Ogilvie Jul 23, 2016. 52 Replies

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The Baron replied to Philip Portelli's discussion TCM Coming Attractions! Chills, Thrills and Spills!
"Interesting. I've read the Lady Snowblood manga, written by Kazuo Koike, author of Lone Wolf and Cub, but never seen the movie."
2 hours ago
Captain Comics replied to Philip Portelli's discussion TCM Coming Attractions! Chills, Thrills and Spills!
"The things I learn on this board ..."
3 hours ago
Philip Portelli replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"The Maltese Falconfrom 1946. Not sure if the main figure is Sam Spade or not!"
7 hours ago
Philip Portelli replied to Philip Portelli's discussion TCM Coming Attractions! Chills, Thrills and Spills!
"Tonight (or Sunday morning depending on your pov) is LADY SNOWBLOOD (1973) and its sequel LADY SNOWBLOOD: LOVE SONG OF VENGEANCE, starting at 2:45 AM EST. Supposedly it was a big influence on Quentin Tarantino's KILL BILL films! I just found…"
7 hours ago
Philip Portelli replied to The Baron's discussion Today's Purchases
"Nothing quite so fetishy! It was one of those early books that shaped my comic book fascination. Okay, maybe a little fetishy!"
21 hours ago
Philip Portelli replied to The Baron's discussion Today's Purchases
"Getting the new Batman: The Shadow series as DC continues to pair the Dark Knight with cult favorites of the past! Still waiting for Batman/Star Trek and Batman/Doctor Who. Plus I have a sentimental reason for this particular team up!"
yesterday
Emerkeith Davyjack replied to Philip Portelli's discussion TCM Coming Attractions! Chills, Thrills and Spills!
"...In fact...It's Ricardo Cortez morning !!!!!!!!!!!"
Thursday
Richard Willis replied to Philip Portelli's discussion TCM Coming Attractions! Chills, Thrills and Spills!
"I think I've heard of this one but haven't seen it. Thanks."
Wednesday
Philip Portelli replied to Philip Portelli's discussion TCM Coming Attractions! Chills, Thrills and Spills!
"At 9:30 AM Thursday 4/27, they're showing the 1931 version of The Maltese Falcon which is a tad...naughtier than the 1941 classic. It should be interesting historically to compare the two."
Wednesday
Philip Portelli replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Is Dark Horse tightening its belt?
"Dark Horse has been pushing its Buffy and Aliens franchises and Hellboy isn't as prominent as it once was. For April, all I'm getting from them is Dead Inside (the last issue of a mini) and Dept. H which is on the chopping block."
Tuesday
Philip Portelli replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Yes the new Dream is Daniel, the son of Hector (Silver Scarab/Sandman III) Hall and Lyta  (Fury) Trevor-Hall, thus making him the grandson of the Golden Age Hawkman and Hawkgirl AND of the Golden Age Wonder Woman!"
Tuesday
Philip Portelli replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Infinity, Inc #16 featuring Fury, the daughter of the Earth-Two Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor and Young All Stars #5 featuring the "Golden Age" Fury who was supposed to take Wonder Woman's place in the Justice Society at one point but…"
Tuesday
Philip Portelli replied to Philip Portelli's discussion TCM Coming Attractions! Chills, Thrills and Spills!
""I'm square, Ann. And I'll be square with you. No funny business!" Now had he said "no monkey business....." Actually, King Kong will be on Wed 4/26 at 1:15 PM EST as well. Don't know why it would be on two weeks…"
Tuesday
Mark S. Ogilvie replied to Philip Portelli's discussion TCM Coming Attractions! Chills, Thrills and Spills!
" Of those the Creature and Mothra are more the wronged party than monsters."
Tuesday
Richard Willis replied to Philip Portelli's discussion TCM Coming Attractions! Chills, Thrills and Spills!
"On Thursday of next week (May 4) TCM will show The Creature from the Black Lagoon, Revenge of the Creature, King Kong (1933), Mothra, The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, Reptilicus and The Beast of Hollow Mountain, in that order."
Tuesday
Mark S. Ogilvie replied to Philip Portelli's discussion TCM Coming Attractions! Chills, Thrills and Spills!
"This morning they were running a clip from Captain Curageous with Spenser Tracy.  Enjoyable for the few minutes I had before I had to go out."
Tuesday

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…

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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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