Francis Portela



Quantum and Woody #7 cover by Ariel Olivetti

Quantum and Woody #7 Review: Quantum Becomes Superman

Quantum and Woody couldn’t Klang in time, and they have awoken in a new world. Quantum is the world’s greatest superhero, and he protects the world from all evil. That is, until his life begins to fall apart. Meanwhile, Woody is rich, a gambler, and an alcoholic. However, he seeks out professional health when he […]

Quantum + Woody #6 cover by Ariel Olivetti

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

All power in the city has gone out. Electricity, cars, and all electronics have ceased functioning. Quantum is trying to save everyone he can, but Woody believes they’re out of their depth. Worse yet, their powers and quantum armband don’t seem to be working either. Despite that, Eric rushes into a burning apartment building to […]

Quantum and Woody #3 cover by Julian Totino Tedesco

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

The story of the goat revealed! We relive the time that Quantum and Woody stood witness to an energy recreation of their father, Derek. The catch is that he will dissipate in three days. Quantum/Eric elects to try and find a way to save Derek. Woody decides to party with his father for his last […]

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

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

Faith is taking some time off in her hometown, and she finds a postcard reminding her of an Alice in Wonderland television show she enjoyed as a kid. Oddly enough, she soon encounters the rabbit from the show who tells her that the real Wonderland is being consumed by the host of that show. She’s […]

Breaking: Leaked Documents Reveal Shocking History Of Valiant Universe

Hot on the heels of former FBI director James Comey’s testimony before the United States Senate today, a new kind of leaks is stirring up media attention for publisher Valiant Entertainment. In this case, rather than leaked memos revealing details of meetings about federal investigations, these particular leaked documents are actually an official preview of an […]

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

Valiant comics has been creating some of the most consistently good comics on the market for years now. But lately, they seem to have found a new gear. Their Divinity III event called Stalinverse is allowing the creators to re-imagine the Valiant Universe as if it existed in a world run by the Soviet Union. […]

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

Valiant continues to grow their comic line with strong new titles. After I reviewed Generation Zero #1 the other day, we got in an advanced preview of the second issue. It picks up right where the first one left off and we can see ties from Keisha’s brother’s drawings in whatever ties into her friends […]

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

Valiant has a new series kicking off this week called Generation Zero. It’s the psiots from Harbinger Renegades striking out on their own as a problem solving group that works more as an urban legend. The first issue from the creative team of Fran Van Lente and Francis Portela takes us into the town of […]

Generation Zero Is Listening

As part of their Future of Valiant promotion, Valiant has sent over an advanced lettered preview of Generation Zero #1. 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 […]


An Advanced Look At Faith #2

The first issue of Valiant’s new miniseries Faith just hit stands and we have an advanced look at the second issue. 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 Relatable Leading Lady: Advance Review Of Faith #1

I’ve seen photos of Faith popping up all over the internet for awhile now, so when the opportunity to read the first issue before it’s release came into my hands, I took it. I had never read the series, Harbinger, that Faith was originally a part of, and had little knowledge of what her character’s […]

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

Valiant has sent over a lettered preview for Faith #1, the new series launching next month starring the hero Zephyr from Harbinger. 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 – […]

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

Folks are getting their news out early this week with Thanksgiving in the U.S. tomorrow. Valiant has sent out this preview for their one title shipping next week, X-O Manowar: Commader Trill #0. The special is done by writer Robert Venditti and artist Francis Portela with covers by Phil Jimenez, Cary Nord and David LaFuente. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Valiant has announced a new jumping on point for their flagship title, X-O Manowar: Commander Trill #0. 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 […]

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

Issue #5 of Valiant’s series Ivar, Timewalker not only brings the start of a new story arc, but also a new artist. 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 […]