With "Vixen" moving from animation to the live-action on "Arrow," Joseph Illidge looks at the character's history and future importance.
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 discusses the connection and importance of new "Star Wars" characters Rey and Finn in "The Force Awakens."
Joseph Illidge discusses why he wants an Asian Iron Fist and puts forth a challenge to everyone who wants the same.
With Ryan Coogler reportedly directing Marvel's "Black Panther" movie, Joseph Illidge considers a similar rumor earlier this year.
Marvel Studios' first "Civil War" trailer and the recent film release "Creed" tell a larger story that Joseph Illidge wants to explore.
"Poison Ivy" writer Amy Chu discusses her approach to the Batman character, not needing to define her, and why story is really all that matters.
Marvel's "Jessica Jones" series with Luke Cage inspires Joseph Illidge to explore the couple's interracial relationship on TV and in comic books.
Joseph Illidge examines Week Six of Marvel's All-New, All-Different relaunch and how the debut of two team books are indicators of Marvel's future.
Joseph Illidge explores the history of Latina Superheroes at Marvel, DC Comics and new publisher DMC Comics.
Joseph Illidge looks at Warner Bros. upcoming "Suicide Squad" film and thinks on the possible history and origin of Amanda Waller in America.
Joseph Illidge examines how new Captain America Sam Wilson fulfills the promise of diversity, and also reveals a certain kind of comic book fan.
Joseph Illidge examines how Marvel Comics' new "Power Man and Iron Fist" series reflects the past and will need extraordinary support in 2016.
Joseph Illidge looks at Valiant Entertainment as the next, best choice for a superhero publisher committed to diversity.
Joseph Illidge looks at a popular media company's failure to be inclusive regarding the growing presence of women in comics.
Joseph Illidge discusses Marvel's new "Black Panther" series written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and our next step as consumers.
Joseph Illidge examines how DC Comics has tackled violence in the Black community through the Batman and other heroes.
Joseph Illidge looks forward to the future of Marvel and DC, with his predictions of their next moves for diversity.
Joseph Illidge examines the Black male hero archetype through characters published by Image Comics, DC Comics and Marvel.
Joseph Illidge comments on the state of the industry, and plans to investigate more comic book companies in addition to Marvel and DC Comics.