Joseph Phillip Illidge

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Articles By Joseph Phillip Illidge

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The Mission - 9/29

Mon, September 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Joseph Illidge explains what Gotham City detective Crispus Allen, "Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes and cartoonist Gene Luen Yang have in common.

The Mission - 9/22

Mon, September 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

ChrisCross tells Joseph Illidge about his wide-ranging comics career, from superhero books like "Captain Marvel" to his new production company.

The Mission - 9/15

Mon, September 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In the second installment of THE MISSION, Joseph Illidge connects Marvel's "Mighty Avengers" series to "chameleons" working within the system.

The Mission - 9/08

Mon, September 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In THE MISSION debut, Joseph Illidge talks to animator LeSean Thomas about facing failure and his career from "Lizzie McGuire" to "Black Dynamite."

THE COLOR BARRIER: Complainers, Navigators and The Mission Ahead

Tue, September 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Joseph Phillip Illidge brings his column "The Color Barrier" to a close with a preview of what's to come from his new CBR series: "The Mission."

CBR TV: Reginald Hudlin on Fan Backlash, Creative Relationships & "Django/Zorro"

Thu, August 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Reginald Hudlin sits down with CBR's Joseph Illidge for a lengthy discussion about reader expectations, "Django Unchained" and more.

Real Life Proves Why Luke Cage Endures

Fri, August 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In light of this week's unrest in Ferguson, Mo., Joseph Illidge examines how Luke Cage continues to be relevant 42 years after his introduction.

THE COLOR BARRIER: Does "Fair Play" Really Matter?

Tue, May 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Joseph Illidge picked up "Futures End" #3 and wonders if a "thugged out" portrayal of Mister Terrific undermines the character -- or matters at all.

THE COLOR BARRIER: The Direct Impact of Dwayne McDuffie & What Comes Next

Thu, April 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Joseph Illidge's final COLOR BARRIER recounts lessons learned from Dwayne McDuffie and the looks to the future of diversity in comics.

THE COLOR BARRIER: A Voice for Black Female Nerds

Wed, March 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Joseph Illidge speaks with's Jamie Broadnax about giving Black females a voice and the comic characters that shaped her.

THE COLOR BARRIER: Jimenez on Writing Vs. Drawing & Being Diverse

Sun, March 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Phil Jimenez concludes his talk with Joseph Illidge, touching on his dual roles, minority status and how comics have helped him grow as a person.

THE COLOR BARRIER: Jimenez on Wonder Woman, Sexual Identity & Racial Politics

Fri, March 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Joseph Illidge sits down for part one of a lengthy interview with writer/artist Phil Jimenez about Wonder Woman, sexual politics and comic book race relations.

THE COLOR BARRIER: Easton and Underwood on the Challenges of the Comics Industry

Fri, March 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Joseph Illidge discusses the ongoing work involved in maintaining a presence in comics with industry veterans Brandon Easton and Le Beau Underwood.

THE COLOR BARRIER: Hollywood's New "Fantastic Four" & Effective Brainwashing

Sun, February 23rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Johnny Storm will be played by a Black actor in Fox's "Fantastic Four" reboot, but, as it turns out, that's not the reason fans are angry.

THE COLOR BARRIER: Exploring Identity, Origins with Artist Afua Richardson

Tue, February 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Joseph Illidge speaks with comic book artist and musician Afua Richardson about exploring the theme of identity and more in her art and music.

THE COLOR BARRIER: Geoffrey Thorne Wants Imaginary Worlds to Reflect Reality

Tue, February 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In the latest installment of CBR series "The Color Barrier," Joseph Illidge talks with Geoffrey Thorne about his work and industry perspective.

THE COLOR BARRIER: A Message of Comics, Diversity & Hope

Thu, February 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Joseph Illidge joins CBR during Black History Month for THE COLOR BARRIER, a series on diversity in comics accompanied by a message of hope.