Women & NB Creators at DC Comics, February 2020 Solicits, 33 Creators on 29 Books

It’s February, and that means no more festive shenanigans! Thank goodness. Christmas being on a Wednesday really complicated the last couple rounds of solicits. We’ve got a normal month here, and a strong showing from DC. I was a little worried about widespread representation after January was dominated by female and non-binary creators working onContinue reading “Women & NB Creators at DC Comics, February 2020 Solicits, 33 Creators on 29 Books”

Women & NB Creators at DC Comics, November 2019 Solicits: 25 Creators on 25 Books

November has DC back on a regular four-week schedule, but the publisher’s output remains high and we’re seeing the numbers for female and non-binary creators continuing to hold steady. Hopefully this marks a change for DC, who have been unimpressive with representation throughout the year. Let’s take a look at who’s doing what this November:Continue reading “Women & NB Creators at DC Comics, November 2019 Solicits: 25 Creators on 25 Books”

Women & NB Creators at DC Comics Watch, May 2019 Solicits: 21 Creators on 18 Books

DC trimming back their comic line has resulted in some shifting of the numbers for female and non-binary creators over the past few months. Representation has declined more or less in line with the drop in the number of books, and we see this trend holding with the May numbers, just in the other direction.Continue reading “Women & NB Creators at DC Comics Watch, May 2019 Solicits: 21 Creators on 18 Books”

Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch, April 2019: 32 Creators on 31 Books

Thus far, 2019 has been a strong year for female and non-binary creators at Marvel Comics. And the streak goes back further than that, too. Marvel came out of the summer with some solid gains and by November they were pretty near the level they remain at today. That’s six months of decent representation now.Continue reading “Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch, April 2019: 32 Creators on 31 Books”

Women & NB Creators at DC Comics Watch, January 2019 Solicits: 20 Creators on 14 Books

So remember how we adjusted the numbers for DC’s December solicits? The last Wednesday in December is Boxing Day, and DC’s not shipping any books that week. Instead, because January is a five-Wednesday month, they moved all those books to the first Wednesday in January. Thus, when we looked at the December solicits, we addedContinue reading “Women & NB Creators at DC Comics Watch, January 2019 Solicits: 20 Creators on 14 Books”

Women & NB Creators at DC Comics Watch, November 2018 Solicits: 20 Creators on 21 Books

DC is officially in a rut when it comes to female and non-binary creators. After losing mainstays on this list like Bombshells United and the “Young Animal” line, the bulk of those creators are no longer at DC while some creative changes and the debut of a new Vertigo slate have barely erased the losses.Continue reading “Women & NB Creators at DC Comics Watch, November 2018 Solicits: 20 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”