After three huge weeks, Marvel ended October in single digits, but after the run they’ve been having, a low week to equal things out some isn’t all that surprising. On October 26, 2011, Marvel released 25 new books with 197 credited creators, 179 men and 18 women. Here are the overall percentages:
This 9.1% is disappointing compared to Marvel’s current run, but two months ago we would have called this an average week, so it’s hard to get too upset. More lady creators is always fun, and double digits are just way nicer, but this isn’t awful for Marvel by any means. Plus, they spread it around in the categories:
And you can see this spreading in the chart:
Nothing really killed it this week. Colourists were a bit above average, but not a ton, and assistant editors are firmly in the range of normal. Editors were down a bit, and of course there were no letterers. But cover artists, writers, pencillers, and inkers all got a little bit of representation, with is nice to see. It’s more fun when everyone gets in on the action, even if it’s just a little bit.
- Wolverine and the X-Men premiered this week, spinning out of Schism and Regenesis and all that other X-stuff that’s been going on. It looked like an interesting book, though there were no ladies working on it.
- The busiest book of the week was FF #11 with 11 creators, 1 of them a lady. This book had 5 different inkers… I think they might have been a little rushed getting it out in time.
- The book with the highest percentage of female creators was Journey into Mystery #630 at a solid 3 of 7.
- To learn more about this statistics project and its methodology click here, and to see the previous stats click here.