Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch, August 2019 Solicits: 37 Creators on 28 Books

August is a big month for Marvel, with a “landmark” thousandth issue from a massive team of creators set to hit comic shops. The numbering is completely arbitrary, and it’s not even a real series. Marvel saw the success DC had with its legitimate Action Comics #1000 and Detective Comics #1000 and, since there areContinue reading “Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch, August 2019 Solicits: 37 Creators on 28 Books”

Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch, July 2019 Solicits: 38 Creators on 30 Books

Marvel’s July 2019 solicits may mark the highest number of female and non-binary creators we’ve seen from either Big Two publisher in the several years I’ve been doing these pieces. I say “may” in part because I’ve done quite a lot of them and skimming back through years and years of posts to check seemsContinue reading “Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch, July 2019 Solicits: 38 Creators on 30 Books”

Wonder Woman Annual #1 Review: A Delightful Assortment of Tales!

Annuals are tricky comic books. They cost more than a regular issue, so readers expect some extra bang for their buck. They also tend to be disconnected from the ongoing arc(s) in the main series, so it’s easy for readers to question their relevance. An annual is an expensive collection of standalone stories, most ofContinue reading “Wonder Woman Annual #1 Review: A Delightful Assortment of Tales!”

Women at DC Comics – February 2017 Solicits, 27 Women on 21 Books

DC’s female creator representation is set to remain steady albeit somewhat below their recent highs as the new year unfolds. The February 2017 solicits have some fun new books and the numbers are largely in line with the January solicits. DC’s posted higher numbers, but they’ve posted far, far lower too. Let’s take a lookContinue reading “Women at DC Comics – February 2017 Solicits, 27 Women on 21 Books”

Women At DC Comics Watch – December 2016 Solicits, 33 Women on 23 Books

In my report on the November solicits, I noted that it seemed unlikely that DC’s number of female creators would be in the low 30s again come December. There were a lot of one-shots and variant cover gigs, and those numbers are hard to sustain month-to-month. But DC did it, and has posted a strongContinue reading “Women At DC Comics Watch – December 2016 Solicits, 33 Women on 23 Books”

Women at DC Comics Watch – November 2016 Solicits, 33 Women on 22 Books

After a slow start to their “Rebirth” initiative, with weak numbers for female creators for the first three months of the new books over the summer, DC’s numbers have picked up considerably throughout their fall solicits. November continues this trend and takes things a step further: The November 2016 solicits have the highest number ofContinue reading “Women at DC Comics Watch – November 2016 Solicits, 33 Women on 22 Books”

Women at DC Comics Watch – October 2016 Solicits, 28 Women on 24 Books

NOTE: This post has been substantially edited because I am a dope who missed Cecil Castellucci while doing my first count. It is now accurate and correct. DC finally had some solid female representation in their September solicits, their first relatively decent month since “Rebirth” relaunched in June. For whatever reason, whenever DC knows they’llContinue reading “Women at DC Comics Watch – October 2016 Solicits, 28 Women on 24 Books”