Women In Comics Statistics: Marvel, August 10, 2011

As I mentioned in the DC post, this week’s stats were held up by Anita Blake: Circus of the Damned – The Ingenue #5.  While I appreciate the book for its many female creators, it’s been a hard one to get information for!!  I believe that was the last issue in the mini, though… that’ll be a bit of a blow for Marvel’s numbers, though I imagine there’ll be another mini along soon.  Anyway, Marvel numbers!!  On August 10, 2011, Marvel put out 25 comics featuring 203 credited creators, 182 men and 21 women.  Their percentages look like so:

Marvel may not have won this week, ending their unprecedented two-week streak, but hitting double digits again is pretty good for them.  They’re off to a great start in August, and this 10.3% should go a long way to countering any drop-offs that may be coming (I’ve already run next week’s numbers, so yeah… brace yourselves for that).  Let’s look at the numbers by category:

And chart them up:

It was another fantastic week for cover artists and writers… I’m especially glad to see the writer numbers pick up, as Marvel’s been in a bit of a skid there.  The art categories were low, but there were some at least, while colourists had a really solid week.  Assistant editors were about average while editors were a bit low.  And of course, there were no lady letterers.  Overall, that’s some decent distribution from Marvel this week.


  • I’ve been hearing good things about Spider Island: Cloak and Dagger #1, which came out this week.  Written by Nick Spencer with art by Emma Rios (most recently on Osborn), people seem to be saying that this mini is basically a gateway to an ongoing if the sales are decent.  I can’t, in good conscience, buy anything Spider-Man related because he’s just the worst character, but if you aren’t as totally annoyed by Spider-Man as I am then you should definitely check it out.
  • It was a tie between Spider Island: Deadly Foes #1 and The Stand: Night Has Come #1 for busiest book of the week.  Both had 13 creators, with one female creator each.
  •  The book with the most female creators by number and percentage was the aforementioned Anita Blake: Circus of the Damned – The Ingenue #5 at 4 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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