Francis Portela

SPECIAL GUEST (Artist - Green Lantern Corps; Pandora; Animal Man; Legion of Super-Heroes; Adventure Comics; Captain America: America's Avenger; The Flash; X-Men: Blind Science; Wolverine: First Class; Batman: Gotham Knights; The Amazing Spider-Man)

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Francis Portela


A current teacher at the Joso School for Comic-Book Artists, and also a former student, Francis started working in American comic-books both as a penciler (two issues of GI Joe: Frontline for Image / Devil's Due) and an inker, in books like Batman: Gotham Knights (with Al Barrionuevo) for DC Comics, and The Resistance (with Juan Santacruz) for Wildstorm.

Later, he started penciling for Marvel, company he's still working with these days, in titles like Araa: The heart of the Spider; Captain Universe: X-23; Heroes for Hire; a lengthy stint as artist in Black Panther, and also three issues of Wolverine: First Class.

The miniseries Supervillain Teamp: MODOK's 11 was his first collaboration with writer Fred Van Lente, and they worked together again in short stories like the Vulture one they did for Web of Spider-Man #5, and the Halo: Blood Line miniseries.

At his current home of DC Comics, Francis was the artist for the New-52 Legion of Superheroes series, Animal Man, and he's currently drawing Trinity of Sin: Pandora