Women In Comics Statistics: Marvel, June 8, 2011

It was another busy week at Marvel, and an average one for female creators.  On June 8, 2011, Marvel put out 23 new comics with 191 credited creators, 172 male and 19 female.  Let’s look at the totals:

It’s a smidge lower than last week, but still well within average for Marvel AND well above their poor May totals.  It could have easily been a lot worse, though, as two books (Anita Blake: Circus of the Damned – The Ingenue #4 and 15-Love #1) accounted for almost a third of all female creators this week.  But that’s just how it goes some weeks.  Here are the numbers by category:

And in a nice chart:

The only zero is for letterers, which is a given.  Assistant editors had another great week, while editors were in there usual low-teens.  Cover artists were higher than usual while colourists were lower.  In terms of the categories that get your name on the cover, it was only okay this week.  Laurell K. Hamilton and Jess Ruffner accounted for both female writing credits on the Anita Blake book, while Rebekah Isaacs was the penciller and inker this week with her work on the new Iron Age: Alpha #1.  With 23 books released, you’d think that more than 2 of them would have female creators in these big categories.  Marvel is usually a bit better there.


  • I debated whether or not to include 15-Love #1, because I only count single issues, not trades or OGNs, and this seemed to be on the borderline.  But I went for it.  It’s an odd choice for Marvel… it’s a manga-style book about tennis, with no superheroes or anything.  I didn’t even know it existed until I saw it listed in the solicits for this week. 
  • The busiest book of the week was Annihilators #4 with 12 creators, 1 of them a lady.
  • Anita Blake: Circus of the Damned – The Ingenue #4 and 15-Love #1 both had 3 female creators, but Anita Blake had the better percentage at 3 of 9.
  • To learn more about this statistics project and its methodology click here, and to see the previous stats click here.

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