Last Friday, my latest “Gendercrunching” column went up over at Bleeding Cool, and after a lengthy drought Marvel finally topped DC for the highest percentage of female creators.
Marvel rose to 12% female creators overall, while DC fell to 10.1%. With the departures of Kate Durre and Katie Kubert in recent months, DC’s assistant editor numbers have dropped dramatically. After six months in second place, Marvel was able to rise to the top with relatively mundane numbers.
We also took a look at the stats by nationality and ethnicity and, no surprise, white men still make up the majority of comic book creators by a considerable margin. Not much is changing in terms of the ethnic make-up of Big Two creators, which is sad to see. Any progress would be a big positive, but the numbers are absolutely stagnant.