My latest “Gendercrunching” column went up earlier this week at Bleeding Cool, and both DC and Marvel’s overall percentage of female creators ticked up to end the year.
DC had 14.4% female creators overall in December, not a huge gain from their November numbers but an increase nonetheless. Marvel rose a couple of percentage points to 15.1% overall, their highest showing in several months.
We also took a look at the year as a whole, calculating the annual numbers for both publishers as well as charting the full year by category to see the trends. DC and Marvel combined to have the highest overall percentage of female creators since this project began, and both publishers look to be heading in a decent direction for 2016. The numbers always go up and down, so a decline may come, but these are nonetheless the strongest numbers we’ve seen yet at the Big Two, which is encouraging.