Francis Portela



Quantum and Woody #7 cover by Ariel Olivetti

Quantum and Woody #7 Review: Quantum Becomes Superman

It’s definitely a good version of that structure, and I am left wondering where it all goes from here.[caption id="attachment_876368" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Quantum and Woody #7 art by Francis Portela and Andrew Dalhouse[/caption]Francis Portela delivers a style that matches texturing and depth of field with more simplistic details for the face and body of characters[...]

Quantum + Woody #6 cover by Ariel Olivetti

Quantum + Woody #6 Review: A Surprisingly Visceral Issue for the Comedy Series

Rahal succeeds in making an impression for sure.[caption id="attachment_858061" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Quantum + Woody #6 art by Francis Portela and Andrew Dalhouse[/caption]Francis Portela’s artwork carries this all very well too It’s sleek and highly detailed, but there is a simplicity in the look that fits the comic book setting On top of that, it handles[...]

Quantum and Woody #3 cover by Julian Totino Tedesco

Quantum and Woody #3 Review: Emotional Sincerity in a Sea of Cynicism

Without giving it away, the comic trusts its audience to comprehend what just happened without overt displays from writing or art.[caption id="attachment_802259" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Quantum and Woody #3 art by Francis Portela and Andrew Dalhouse[/caption]Francis Portela’s artwork adds a slightly more cartoonish style compared to what we’ve seen so far[...]

Faith's Winter Wonderland Special #1 cover by Marguerite Sauvage

Faith's Winter Wonderland Special #1 Review: Zephyr in Consumerland

Zephyr is a charming and endearing character, and she can easily hold a story together on her gumption alone.Francis Portela and MJ Kim split the art here between the “real world” and Wonderland Both sections look solid, and the slightly changing art aesthetics make since in this context I did find myself preferring the Wonderland[...]

Breaking: Leaked Documents Reveal Shocking History Of Valiant Universe

And as far as Bleeding Cool has been able to ascertain, neither writer Rafer Roberts nor artist Francis Portela have had any undisclosed contact with Russian diplomat Sergey Kislyak.Check out the solicit and the preview pages below Rai: The History of the Valiant Universe #1 is in stores next week.RAI: THE HISTORY OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE[...]

Escape From Gulag 396 Offers Little Escape But A Lot Of Faith

Francis Portela's art is sharp, and sets the perfect mood for the story.Also in this episode you have the Origin of the Pioneer by Matt Kindt and Juan Jose Ryp as we see what made her choose to side with Soviet Union and attack Japan.My only disappointment has to do with the title of the[...]

Faith: Hollywood And Vine – 24 Trades Of Christmas

One of the most talked about comics coming out of 2016 was the Faith series from Jody Houser, Francis Portela and Marguerite Sauvage The first issue sold out of five printings On the surface it's about a plus-sized super-heroine that breaks all the stereotypes that have existed in comics for 75 years But to think[...]

Generation Zero Knows Their 4th Amendment Rights

The series is written by Fred Van Lente and drawn by Francis Portela and we have five advanced pages from the second issue.And you can see that Cronus knows his forth amendment rights.. not that it does him any good.Generation Zero #2 comes out in September.Valiant continues to grow their comic line with strong[...]

Generation Zero – An 80's Premise With A Modern Mystery

The first issue from the creative team of Fran Van Lente and Francis Portela takes us into the town of Rook, Michigan The town has been completely rebuilt, gaining the nickname of the Redneck Dubai But there is a secret in the town, one that a young man named Stephen Seo discovers only to die[...]

Generation Zero Is Listening

The new series debuts on August 24th from writer Fred Van Lente (Amazing Spider-Man) and artist Francis Portela (Faith) and focuses on the characters of Animalia, Cloud, Cronus and The Telic as they head off to high school.These are the children of an experimental strike team that were taken by Project Rising Spirit and trained[...]


An Advanced Look At Faith #2

Spinning out of Harbinger, the series is written by Jody Houser (Orphan Black) and drawn by Francis Portela and Marguerite Sauvage. Faith “Zephyr” Herbert has just set out on her own with a new city, a new job, and a new secret identity…but, just when it when she thought it was safe fly solo as Los Angeles’[...]

A Relatable Leading Lady: Advance Review Of Faith #1

Written by Jody Houser, with art by Francis Portela and Marguerite Sauvage, Faith #1 takes us threw a day in the life of this intriguing female lead.But before I get to that, I want to comment on the buzz that’s been surrounding the comic over the past few months Most of what I’ve seen has[...]

A Look Inside Faith #1 By Houser, Portela And Sauvage

The series is from writer Jody Houser and artists Francis Portela and Marguerite Sauvage.  Orphaned at a young age, Faith Herbert – a psionically gifted “psiot” discovered by the Harbinger Foundation – has always aspired to greatness But now this once-ordinary teenager is taking control of her destiny and becoming the hard-hitting hero she’s always known[...]

Robert Venditti And Francis Portela Bring Us The Story Of Commander Trill

The special is done by writer Robert Venditti and artist Francis Portela with covers by Phil Jimenez, Cary Nord and David LaFuente. From Aric of Dacia’s escape with the X-O Manowar armor to the destruction of his own home world, pain and consequence have haunted the life of the alien general called Commander Trill[...]

A Look Inside Faith #1 From Hause, Portela And Sauvage

Valiant has sent us a first look inside their new series Faith from writer Jody Houser (Orphan Black) and artists Francis Portela (Green Lantern) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) Featuring the breakout star of HARBINGER in her first-ever solo adventure. Orphaned at a young age, Faith Herbert – a psionically gifted “psiot” discovered by the[...]

A Looks Inside Valiant's X-O Manowar: Commander Trill #0

Valiant has released a first look inside X-O Manowar: Commander Trill #0 from the creative team of Robert Venditti and Francis Portela. The story returns to the home world of the Vine’s brutal alien empire to relive the life and times of Aric of Dacia’s bitterest enemy – the cold and calculating Commander Trill. From Aric of[...]

X-O Manowar: Commander Trill #0 Coming In December

The issue will be written by Robert Venditti and drawn by Francis Portela and focuses on the roots of the Vine's brutal alien empire to discover the beginnings of X-O Manowar’s dark nemesis and one of the Valiant Universe's most formidable villains – the cold and calculating Commander Trill! From Aric of Dacia’s escape with the X-O Manowar[...]

Francis Portela Takes Over Art On Ivar, Timewalker With Issue 5

Francis Portela (Green Lantern) joins series writer Fred Van Lente on the next chapter in the time-traveling story. Dr Neela Sethi, the inventor of time travel has been captured by her evil future-self (because…time travel) and imprisoned at the end of the time! As the Big Crunch rapidly unmakes the universe around her, Neela faces a[...]