Women In Comics Statistics: Marvel, October 12, 2011

This week was a bit of a step down for Marvel, with DC taking the top spot from them, but Marvel is still WAY above average.  On October 12, 2011, Marvel published 22 new comics with 176 credited creators, 158 men and 18 women.  Here are the overall percentages:

It’s a 3.5% drop from last week, but 10.2% is nothing to scoff at for Marvel.  They’re putting together a really strong run of weeks here. Going back into the September numbers, in the past six weeks Marvel’s lowest overall total was 9.4%, which is STILL above average for Marvel.  They’re on a roll here!!  Let’s look at the categories:

And chart them up like so:

As I said in the post for last week’s number, a drop in writers is to be expected.  A zero really sucks though… that’s a bummer.  There’s a bit of female representation in pencillers and inkers, though, and cover artists did okay.  Colourists are strong, while editorial is about average.  There are no letterers, of course, but that’s just how it seems to go at the Big Two.  I haven’t seen a female letterer at either publisher for six weeks now… it’s bizarre.  DC is usually good for 1 or 2 a month.  It’s not the best numbers across the board here, but lord knows Marvel’s had FAR worse.


  • I have no idea what’s going on with the X-Men and their whole schism situation right now, but this week X-Men: Regenesis #1 came out.  It was 0 of 9, by the way… X-books rarely have many ladies unless they are Wolverine related.
  • There were 5 books tied for busiest this week… that’s far too many to list.  Suffice it to say, there were a bunch.  Just guess… they put out 22 books, so that’s almost a 1 in 4 shot at being right.
  • There were only 2 books tied for highest percentage of female creators though… I don’t mind typing 2 out.  John Carter of Mars: World of Mars #1 and The Stand: Night Has Come #3 were both 2 of 7.  Both non-superhero properties… interesting.
  • To learn more about this statistics project and its methodology click here, and to see the previous stats click here.

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One Response to “Women In Comics Statistics: Marvel, October 12, 2011”

  1. Splinister | Oddments and Oddities by Maura McHugh Says:

    […] Things are not much better at Marvel, here is the breakdown for October thanks to Tim Hanely again on his blog Straitened Circumstances: […]

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