My latest “Gendercrunching” column is up over at Bleeding Cool, and it was yet another subpar month for both publishers.
DC’s overall percentage of female creators rose to 9.8%, but that’s still well below their regular average despite a particularly strong month for female writers and artists. Marvel topped them with 10.8% overall, but that’s not a particularly good total either; Marvel’s been on a skid for some time after spending several months in the 14% range last year.
We also visited four other publishers. Boom! led everyone else by far with a whopping 36% female creators overall, with Dynamite coming in second with a decent 14.3%. Not only did Dynamite top DC and Marvel, they’ve more than quadrupled their female representation since the last time we ran their stats. Archie trailed far behind with a paltry 2.7%, while Avatar brought up the rear with an abysmal 0%.