My latest “Gendercrunching” column went up on Bleeding Cool a while back, but I then promptly forgot about it and haven’t posted it here yet. Good work, me! Anyway, March was an interesting month for the Big Two.
DC had 12.1% female creators overall, a slight drop from February but nothing too significant. Marvel, on the other hand, rocketed up to 14.7% overall, a gain of more than 5% from last month, to top DC for the first time in quite a while. A lot of Marvel’s growth was due to their “Women of Marvel” variant cover line that featured many female artists, but Marvel did well across the board too, and I’m optimistic that their numbers will stay in double digits moving forward.
We also jumped in the wayback machine to take a look at some stats from 1991. DC’s doing better than their 1991 selves, though really not considerably so, while Marvel’s been lower than their 1991 overall total for 10 of the 12 months, which is just embarrassing.