My latest “Gendercrunching” column is up at Bleeding Cool, and it was a busy month with coverage of six different publishers: DC and Marvel, as always, plus Boom!, Dynamite, Valiant, and Archie.
Both DC and Marvel’s overall percentage of female creators dropped and remain well below their past highs. DC had the higher overall total with 13.9% female creators while Marvel came in at 13.1%. Both are up from a year ago, but down from where they were just last summer.
We finished our bi-annual roundup of smaller publishers this month with a mix of good and bad. Boom!’s female representation was massive, as always, with 36.2% female creators overall. Meanwhile, Dynamite halved their percentage of female creators from six months ago, falling to 10.3%. Valiant grew from their past total but their numbers remain paltry at 6.3%. And finally, Archie had a great month with 17.9% female creators overall, huge gains from where they were just a year ago.