Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch, February 2018 Solicits: 20 Creators on 18 Books

We’re two months into 2018 with Marvel’s comic book solicits, and it doesn’t look like the New Year is going to be great for female and non-binary creator representation at the publisher. While the numbers ticked up in February after a relatively terrible January, they didn’t tick up much; the new totals are definitely terribleContinue reading “Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch, February 2018 Solicits: 20 Creators on 18 Books”

Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch: January 2018 Solicits: 18 Creators on 18 Books

With their last round of solicits, Marvel Comics closed out the year with only 19 different female creators writing and drawing their substantial line of comic books. And I wrote a column about it, in which I used words like “poor” and “ridiculous” and generally lambasted Marvel’s lack of effort in recruiting and maintaining femaleContinue reading “Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch: January 2018 Solicits: 18 Creators on 18 Books”

Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch, December 2017 Solicits: 19 Creators on 15 Books

Marvel’s female and non-binary creator representation has been generally poor lately, languishing in the low to mid-20s ever since their record setting totals last March. In that month, the publisher had 37 different female creators working across their line and now, nine months later, that number has been nearly halved. Marvel Legacy has brought aContinue reading “Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch, December 2017 Solicits: 19 Creators on 15 Books”

Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch, November 2017 Solicits: 24 Creators on 22 Books

Marvel’s been very up and down with their female and non-binary creator representation over the past several months, but after the October solicits marked the publisher’s lowest numbers for the year thus far, the November solicits saw a solid gain. While Marvel still remains well off their previous highs, a sizeable jump is a welcomeContinue reading “Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch, November 2017 Solicits: 24 Creators on 22 Books”

Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch, October 2017 Solicits: 20 Creators on 21 Books

The numbers aren’t looking great for female and non-binary creators scheduled to work on Marvel’s comics in October. After setting a record high in March of this year, the publisher’s numbers crashed precipitously in April and have been crawling up again bit by bit since then. Until now. The October solicits are a massive stepContinue reading “Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch, October 2017 Solicits: 20 Creators on 21 Books”

Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch, September 2017 Solicits: 28 Creators on 26 Books

After setting record highs in March, Marvel’s number of female and non-binary creators has been comparatively poor ever since. The September solicits show a slight improvement in representation, a jump that still leaves Marvel well off of their past highs but nonetheless marks their highest total in some time. Let’s take a look at who’sContinue reading “Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch, September 2017 Solicits: 28 Creators on 26 Books”

Women at Marvel Comics Watch – August 2017 Solicits, 25 Women on 24 Books

The good news for Marvel’s August releases is that they have the highest number of female creators in the mix since March. The less good news is that the publisher is still a long way off from those March highs, continuing to languish in the mid-20s after they began the year firmly in the mid-30s.Continue reading “Women at Marvel Comics Watch – August 2017 Solicits, 25 Women on 24 Books”