This week Joseph Illidge discusses boycotts and the failed responsibility of Marvel and DC Comics.
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
Yang spoke with CBR's Joe Illidge about comics' growing diversity, how personal experiences informed their careers and where the Man of Steel fits into it all.
With "Shaft" getting a comedy reboot and Batgirl rumored for "Batman v Superman," Joseph Illidge examines film adaptations and critical fan response.
Joseph Illidge speaks to a number of creators and experts about their views of Marvel Comics' Hip-Hop Cover Variant event.
The new Marvel Studios film and Marvel Comics' announcement leads Joseph Illidge to examine the company's lack of cultural understanding.
With the Milestone/DC Comics relaunch and details revealed, Joseph Illidge looks at the history and new players of both companies.
Joseph Illidge compares the new titles announced by both Marvel Comics and Image Comics last week and finds a significant difference.
Last week's events in South Carolina made Joseph Illidge think about the newest crop of Black female heroes in comic books.
A Marvel "Daredevil" story and a conversation from Special Edition: NYC inform Joseph Illidge's thoughts on the communities of color in comics.
With a darker-skinned Helena Bertinelli starring in DC Comics' "Grayson," Joseph Illidge looks at the appeal and marketability of the character.
The release of DC Comics' "Midnighter" #1 has Joseph Illidge looking back on the relationships of gay comic book heroes.
Tilda Swinton's reported casting in Marvel's "Doctor Strange" allows Joseph Illidge to examine Hollywood casting practices.
Joseph Illidge examines the response to the first looks at "Supergirl" and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," plus thoughts on online debate.
With the announcement of a second season for Marvel's "Agent Carter," Joseph Illidge discusses ways for the ABC series to increase its diversity.
Joseph Illidge finds the diversity shown in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" as an indicator of the struggles for diversity in comics.
Joseph Illidge talks with "Concrete Park" creators Tony Puryear & Erika Alexander about the new volume from Dark Horse and the series' future.
Joseph Illidge compares the problems with Warner Bros.' upcoming "Wonder Woman" film to Marvel's successful "Agent Carter" TV series.
With the new "Daredevil" series showing an interracial relationship, Joseph Illidge looks at the legacy of the hero's past girlfriend of color.
With Cheo Hodari Coker announced as showrunner for next year's Netflix series, Joseph Illidge wonders about Marvel's next move with Luke Cage.