THE MISSION is Joseph Phillip Illidge's weekly column spotlighting diversity in comic books, graphic novels, and popular entertainment.
The interviews and editorials featured focus on successful entrepreneurs, whose accomplishments serve the goal of creating an equally diverse creative and business landscape.
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.
Joseph Illidge looks at the DC Comics Rebirth announcements, and tries to identify when things changed for the publisher.
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 new series "BLACK" announced via Kickstarter, Joseph Illidge looks at its creators and the role DC and Marvel played in its creation.
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.
With "Vixen" moving from animation to the live-action on "Arrow," Joseph Illidge looks at the character's history and future importance.
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.
Marvel's "Jessica Jones" series with Luke Cage inspires Joseph Illidge to explore the couple's interracial relationship on TV and in comic books.