The Shadow League’s Comic Book Convo podcast is back in full effect after a brief hiatus. This time we bring to you a true pioneer in the comic book industry, Joseph Illidge. He started his career at noted independent publisher Milestone Media, has been a liaison between Warner Brothers Animation and DC Entertainment and was the first Black man to be an editor for the Batman franchise at DC Entertainment.
He is responsible for helping introduce DC characters Detective Crispus Allen, appearing in the FOX television series Gotham, and Black Canary and Huntress, appearing on the top-rated CW series, Arrow. During our conversation we discuss Illidge’s road through the industry, his time at Milestone Media and DC Entertainment and his most recent work Solarman, originally a Marvel Comics character rebooted on Scout Comics. Take a listen and take notes. Excelsior!