Joseph P. Illidge
Joseph Illidge is the Editorial Director for A Wave Blue World, working with visionary creators from the comic book and global entertainment industries to develop groundbreaking books celebrating inclusion and heroism
A worldbuilder with experience in high-profile characters and universe development, writer, and public speaker, Joseph was featured in the 2017 History Channel documentary series, “Superheroes Decoded”, discussing popular icons from Batman to Luke Cage.
In his career, Joseph served as the Executive Editor for the Valiant Entertainment Universe and line of monthly comic books, and Senior Editor for Lion Forge Comics where he spearheaded “Catalyst Prime”, the star-studded superhero comic book imprint.
Joseph’s first job in the comic book industry was at Milestone Media, Inc., the groundbreaking comic book publisher of inclusive superhero stories and creators of the award-winning animated series “Static Shock” from Warner Bros.
Joseph served as an editor on the “Batman” line of comic books for DC Entertainment during the year-long event “Batman: No Man’s Land” and Batman line-wide relaunch, and edited “Birds Of Prey”, DC Comics’ critically-acclaimed female action thrilled series.
Characters and concepts from Joseph’s editorial tenure at DC Entertainment have appeared on the television shows “Gotham” from FOX, “Arrow” from the CW Network, “The Dark Knight Rises” film, and will appear in the upcoming 2020 film “Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn)”