Women in Comics Statistics, DC and Marvel: May 2017 in Review

My latest “Gendercrunching” column went up last week over at Bleeding Cool, and it featured the usual DC and Marvel fun plus visits to Dynamite, Boom, Titan, and Valiant. The Big Two continued to struggle with female creator representation, and posted their lowest combined overall percentage of female creators over the past year in May.Continue reading “Women in Comics Statistics, DC and Marvel: May 2017 in Review”

Women in Comics Statistics: DC and Marvel, November 2016 in Review

My latest “Gendercrunching” column went up at Bleeding Cool a week or so ago, and November 2016 saw DC posting a high percentage of female creators again as Marvel continued to slide. DC had 19.4% female creators overall, a slight drop from October but still their second best total of the year. Marvel slipped downContinue reading “Women in Comics Statistics: DC and Marvel, November 2016 in Review”

Wonder Woman ’77 Meets The Bionic Woman #1 Review: A Team Up Forty Years in the Making!

We’ve been seeing a lot of interesting crossovers at DC Comics lately, from Batman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Green Lantern and Star Trek. It’s always fun when two different publishers get together and do something cool and unique with their licensed properties.  And now we’ve got a great new team up betweenContinue reading “Wonder Woman ’77 Meets The Bionic Woman #1 Review: A Team Up Forty Years in the Making!”

Women in Comics Statistics: DC and Marvel, May 2016 in Review

My latest “Gendercrunching” column is up over at Bleeding Cool, and May 2016 was a pretty solid month for female creators across the board. Both DC and Marvel appear to have settled into a new status quo that’s noticeably above their previous typical range. DC Comics ticked up slightly to 16.9% female creators overall, theirContinue reading “Women in Comics Statistics: DC and Marvel, May 2016 in Review”

Women In Comic Statistics: DC and Marvel, November 2015 In Review

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 totalContinue reading “Women In Comic Statistics: DC and Marvel, November 2015 In Review”

Women In Comics Statistics: DC And Marvel, May 2013 In Review

The monthly stats for May 2013 are up over at Bleeding Cool, and Marvel’s now beaten DC for the higher percentage of female creators for a year straight.  Marvel had 13.2% female creators overall, while DC trailed behind at 11.8%. We also popped by four other publishers, finishing our tour around the top-selling publishers.  AllContinue reading “Women In Comics Statistics: DC And Marvel, May 2013 In Review”

Some Thoughts On Dejah Thoris OR A Good Lesson On How To Treat A Female Character

Having never read Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Mars books, I watched John Carter a while back after lots of people went on about how it was way better than the critics would have you believe.  It turns out that the critics were right and the movie sucked, BUT there was some cool stuff in there andContinue reading “Some Thoughts On Dejah Thoris OR A Good Lesson On How To Treat A Female Character”