Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch, February 2019 Solicits – 31 Creators on 29 Books

Marvel’s starting the New Year right. After coming in just shy of thirty different female creators for the past few rounds of solicits, they’ve crossed that line with their February offerings. Now the publisher is in the ballpark of their past highs for the first time in a long time. It’s been an interesting roadContinue reading “Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch, February 2019 Solicits – 31 Creators on 29 Books”

Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch, January 2019 Solicits: 29 Creators on 29 Books

Marvel closed out 2018 with solid gains in terms of female and non-binary creator representation, bouncing back well after some terribly low numbers last winter to plateau at a relatively decent level. The numbers aren’t great by any means, but they’re now consistently not bad, and that’s what counts for progress when it comes toContinue reading “Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch, January 2019 Solicits: 29 Creators on 29 Books”

Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch, September 2018 Solicits: 26 Creators on 21 Books

After what has been a rough year thus far for female and non-binary creator representation at Marvel, the publisher seems to have settled into a bit of a groove now. Unconventionally, too. Maybe about half of the gigs listed below are steady, ongoing jobs. The rest are variant covers, one-shots, or mini-series, positions that don’tContinue reading “Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch, September 2018 Solicits: 26 Creators on 21 Books”

Women + NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch, August 2018 Solicits: 25 Creators on 21 Books

The year thus far has not been great for female and non-binary creator representation at Marvel, with the numbers dropping down to the low teens for a stretch this spring. So when I say that this is the publisher’s best month of 2018, that’s not saying much. Still, things are improving, even if Marvel’s pastContinue reading “Women + NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch, August 2018 Solicits: 25 Creators on 21 Books”

Women & NB Creators at DC Comics Watch, May 2018 Solicits: 23 Creators on 20 Books

May looks to be another pedestrian month for female and non-binary creator representation at DC Comics. Despite a lot of big changes and new initiatives, the numbers have been sitting in the mid-20s for several months now. While it’s not the worst we’ve seen from the publisher, they’ve shown themselves to be capable of farContinue reading “Women & NB Creators at DC Comics Watch, May 2018 Solicits: 23 Creators on 20 Books”

Wonder Woman #40 Review: Still With This Foolishness?

There’s a line in today’s issue of Wonder Woman that perfectly captures the quality of writing we’ve been dealing with for the past several months. The woefully underdeveloped villain Silver Swan is flying through the night sky, stinging from her recent battle with Wonder Woman, and as she sees the moon shining she notes, “TheContinue reading “Wonder Woman #40 Review: Still With This Foolishness?”

Wonder Woman #39 Review: Let’s Talk About The One Good Thing This Book Has Going For It

It’s tough to come up with new and creative ways to say a comic book is terribly written every two weeks, and James Robinson is doing me no favours by continually churning out one of the worst Wonder Woman runs in recent memory. And that’s saying something. Remember the Finches? This might be even worseContinue reading “Wonder Woman #39 Review: Let’s Talk About The One Good Thing This Book Has Going For It”