As part of a huge musical chairs in the comics industry of late, a few days ago Joe Illidge left Lion Forge to join Valiant as Executive Editor. Editor in Chief Warren Simons has confirmed he’s stepping down, and Robert Meyers has been promtoed to Editorial Director. With other recent changesm Illidge will […]
The frantic game of musical chairs at various publisher continues as Joe Illidge – most recently at Lion Forge, but previously at DC and Milestone – has just been hired as Executive Editor at Valiant. Illidge will work closely with current editor-in-chief Warren Simons, who has tendered his resignation but will stay on board […]
by Elana Levin It is not too late to fall in love with a new superhero universe in comics. In a time where some publishers have made it clear that they don’t really care if people who aren’t cisgender heterosexual, non-semitic, white men read their stories, Catalyst is making it entirely clear that they do […]
On Sunday at BookCon I was honored to moderate a panel called, The New Mainstream: Diversity & Activism In Four Colors with Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), Marjorie Liu (Monstress, X-Men), Joe Illidge (Catalyst Comics) and Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim) to talk about making comics and how today’s rise in extremism and political turmoil […]
One of the year’s biggest events is the launch of Catalyst Prime, Lion Forge’s new superhero line. The arrival of a new line of comics created by a diverse line-up of talent behind the page – led by editor Joe Illidge – and with a diverse cast of characters on the page, couldn’t be better timed for today’s comics readers.
Since it was announced at NYCC, we’ve been learning more about Lion Forge’s new Catalyst Prime superhero universe. The line is debuting on Free Comic Book Day with a one shot intro, Catalyst Prime: The Event by Christopher Priest, Joseph Illidge, Marco Turini and Jessica Kholinne. This will be followed by seven monthly series by the likes of Priest, Joe Casey, Amy Chu, David F. Walker, Brandon Thomas, Alex deCampi, Sheena C. Howard, and Ramon Govea…and many more, all guided by Illidge.
Sunday Sunday Sunday! Alive but a little delerious, The Comics Beat is sitting in the Jacob Javits Center to bring you the latest news from the Lion Forge panel where the company is slated to make some major announcements about the future of their lineup. Guests at this panel include Rich Johnson (VP of marketing), […]
§ Norm Breyfogle suffered a stroke on December 17th, but he’s making great progress, as shown in this video; his fundraiser to help with his rehab is still underway and NOW he’s the poster child for medical bill crowdfunding, with this profile in the New York Times. It’s great to see Norm recovering and we […]