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Joseph Phillip Illidge
Joseph Phillip Illidge is a Senior Editor for Lion Forge Comics, and a public speaker on the subjects of race, comics and the corporate politics of diversity. In addition to his coverage by The New York Times, CNN Money, the BBC and Publishers Weekly, Joseph has been a speaker at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Digital Book World’s forum, Digitize Your Career: Marketing and Editing 2.0, Skidmore College, The School of Visual Arts, Purdue University, on the panel “Diversity in Comics: Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Sexual Orientation in American Comic Books” and at the Soho Gallery for Digital Art in New York City. In 2017, he oversaw the launch of Catalyst Prime, Lion Forge's new shared universe superhero comics line, with a focus on inclusivity in characters and creators.
Articles by Joseph Phillip Illidge
Joseph Illidge examines recent announcements at Marvel and DC Comics, and the progress it represents for Black women in the comic book industry.
With Marvel's announcement about RiRi Williams, the new Black female Iron Man, Joseph Illidge looks at the future beyond the new superhero.
Joseph Illidge considers the symbolic efforts in DC Comics' "Batman: Rebirth" in the wake of the death of real-life icon Muhammad Ali.
"DC Universe: Rebirth" sent shockwaves through the comic book landscape and Joseph Illidge discusses the book's ultimate statement.
Following the passing of Darwyn Cooke, Joseph Illidge looks at the creator's effect on DC Comics' Catwoman and his powerful aesthetic.
Within "Captain America: Civil War's" action and spectacle, Joseph finds a timely and dramatic moment for Iron Man with real world resonance.
Joseph Illidge looks at Marvel and DC Comics' July comic book releases and considers creators working outside the Big 2.
Joseph discusses his time working on Black Canary for DC Comics, and how the character's "Arrow" journey impacted him.
With the success of Marvel Comics' "Black Panther" #1, Joseph Illidge examines the contributions of a mostly-overlooked creator in the series.
Following Marvel's announcement of the new "Blade" artist, Joseph Illidge examines the growing presence of female creators of color in comic books.
With anticipation building for Marvel's "Civil War," Joseph Illidge examines fan response to the trailer featuring Black Panther and Spider-Man.
With the box office success of "Deadpool," Joseph Illidge examines the possible future of the Marvel character's world.
Joseph Illidge speaks with the Marvel and DC Comics veterans behind "BLACK," the Kickstarter success that takes a different look at super powers.
With two Captain America books on Marvel Comics' slate, Joseph Illidge considers what the two heroes represent.
With the first arc of Marvel's "Invincible Iron Man" by Brian Michael Bendis & David Marquez completed, Joseph reveals why he's a fan of the book.
After watching the "DC Super Hero Girls" webisodes, Joseph Illidge ponders what's missing from the brand.