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Philip Portelli's Discussions

GOJIRA on TCM Thursday!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emerkeith Davyjack 2 hours ago. 5 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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Tags: black, canary, sexist, bronze, of

Down the Toy Aisle

Started this discussion. Last reply by Philip Portelli May 16, 2016. 9 Replies

This morning I went to Target to look for the DC SUPER HERO GIRLS Batgirl and Wonder Woman for my cousin's daughter. She and her little brother (my godson) are into super-heroes, LEGOs, Star Wars and…Continue

Tags: collecting, aisle, toy

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Emerkeith Davyjack replied to Philip Portelli's discussion GOJIRA on TCM Thursday!
"...I have never seen the full Burr/American cut but have seen GOJIRA , oddly enough ! Thank you . You know , I believe that , many years ago , American writers on Gojira considered speculation that the whole thing might be seen as a reflection of…"
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Emerkeith Davyjack replied to Philip Portelli's discussion GOJIRA on TCM Thursday!
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Mark S. Ogilvie replied to Philip Portelli's discussion GOJIRA on TCM Thursday!
"Looks like they are planning a long night of monster movies, they've got King Kong, Thing from Another World, Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and a few others."
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Captain Comics replied to Philip Portelli's discussion GOJIRA on TCM Thursday!
"Thanks!"
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Richard Willis replied to Philip Portelli's discussion GOJIRA on TCM Thursday!
"I haven't seen the Raymond Burr version in many, many years and have never seen the original. I'm recording it. Thanks for the heads up."
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GOJIRA on TCM Thursay!

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 credits!See More
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Philip Portelli replied to PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod's discussion Anything, Everything, or Nothing At All
"When I went to my storage unit, I went through a box containing nothing but Star Trek paperbacks. I found Ishmael by Barbara Hambly where Spock is stuck in 1867 Seattle in the old TV series Here Come The Brides! The main link is that a major…"
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Philip Portelli replied to Mark S. Ogilvie's discussion Justice League Action, Trick or Threat
"Never thought I'd see John Constantine in a Saturday Morning Cartoon show!"
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Philip Portelli replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"The Emerald Empress: one of my picks for Top 10 DC Super-Villainesses!"
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Philip Portelli replied to Richard Mantle's discussion AVENGERS. "And There Came ANOTHER Day..."
"It's a bit of a cheat as no one thought that the Guardians, Captain Marvel, Hercules, Moondragon, Black Widow, Ms. Marvel and Quicksilver were going to stay. And Thor, Black Panther and Jocasta were iffy at best! Good thing that the Hulk…"
Mar 16
Michael Aronson replied to Philip Portelli's discussion Final Crisis: Morrison & Me
Mar 15
Figserello replied to Philip Portelli's discussion Final Crisis: Morrison & Me
"I can see that might be one way to interpret the look.  But Don King never had the measure of political clout,  the 'reach' or intention to sway the masses that Sharpton has.  Sharpton's mission seems closer to Glorious…"
Mar 15
Michael Aronson replied to Philip Portelli's discussion Final Crisis: Morrison & Me
"Actually, Godfrey seems to resemble Don King, He's basically a modern-day carnival barker, which is kind of fitting with Gidfrey."
Mar 15
Figserello replied to Philip Portelli's discussion Final Crisis: Morrison & Me
"Speaking of race in Final Crisis, I thought it interesting that Morrison had Glorious Godfrey incarnate in what looks like Al Sharpton's body.   I don't know that much about Sharpton.  He's no Martin Luthor King, I…"
Mar 15
Figserello replied to Philip Portelli's discussion Final Crisis: Morrison & Me
"Far be it from me, of all people, to express this about a Morrison post, but you may be overthinking this somewhat.  :-)    "He's just a dude like us under the suit" struck me as perfectly natural(-istic) in the…"
Mar 15
Michael Aronson replied to Philip Portelli's discussion Final Crisis: Morrison & Me
"I'm not sure whether Frazier Irving also signed a contract, but he went on to work at Marvel at that time too, on stuff like a Joe Casey Iron Man miniseries and an Inhumans thing called Silent War."
Mar 15

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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