It was another busy week for Marvel, with 29 new books coming out on February 23, 2011… all told, Marvel released over twenty more comics in February than they did in January, which has kept me busy. There were 262 creators featured in these 29 books, 240 male and 22 female. They pie chart up like this:
So, another fairly average week for Marvel. While 8.4% is up a bit from last week, it’s still a bit below their January total. I actually had high hopes this week… the first few books I did had a lot of female creators and I thought Marvel was heading towards a big number, but then it all of a sudden turned into a sausagefest. Here’s how these numbers break down:
And all charted up:
Assistant editors certainly had a solid week… 30.8% is a good number. Colourists came in pretty strong as well. While the numbers for writer, penciller, and inker aren’t huge, two in each category is a relatively decent showing. Though actually, the four art credits there were done by two women (they pencilled AND inked, so they get counted in both categories), and were from the same book, Ultimate Spider-Man #154, so distributionwise that’s not so awesome. But good work Sara Pichelli and Elena Casagrande!!
- Three Deadpool books came out this week… are there people that really buy all of them?
- No offense to Daniel Way and Jason Pearson, who are solid creators, but I thought Astonishing X-Men was meant to be a showcase for BIG names… it looks like it’s going a little bit Superman/Batman now.
- The busiest book of the week was X-Men: To Serve and Protect #4, with 21 creators, one of which was a gal.
- The book with the highest percentage of female creators was Amazing Spider-Man #655 (2 of 6), while the highest number went to Ultimate Spider-Man #154 (3 of 11). So I guess Spider-Man is the new Wolverine!!
- To learn more about this statistics project and its methodology, click here.