Women at Marvel Comics – February 2017 Solicits, 31 Women on 23 Books

Marvel is set to be below their recent highs in female creator representation this February, but it’s still going to be a relatively strong month for women at the publisher. They have more than 30 women in their solicits for the seventh straight month, an impressive run with far and away the best sustained numbersContinue reading “Women at Marvel Comics – February 2017 Solicits, 31 Women on 23 Books”

Women in Comics Statistics: DC and Marvel, July 2016 In Review

My latest “Gendercrunching” column is up at Bleeding Cool, and DC’s overall percentage of female creator ticked up yet again as they bested a stagnant Marvel for the second straight month. DC had 18.4% female creators, a gain of 0.9% that marked their fourth straight month of growth and took them to their highest totalContinue reading “Women in Comics Statistics: DC and Marvel, July 2016 In Review”

Women at Marvel Comics – November 2016 Solicits, 31 Women on 19 Books

Marvel’s on quite a run with female creators. While their November solicits are a slight step down from the record highs of the three months previous, there are still a lot of women in the mix; the publisher hasn’t had fewer than 30 female creators since July. There are, however, some slightly disconcerting trends therein.Continue reading “Women at Marvel Comics – November 2016 Solicits, 31 Women on 19 Books”

Women in Comics Statistics: DC and Marvel, June 2016 in Review, Plus Ethnicity Numbers

My latest “Gendercrunching” column is up at Bleeding Cool, and it’s got DC and Marvel’s June 2016 gender numbers plus our annual tabulation of ethnicity stats for both publishers and Image. In terms of the overall percentage of female creators, DC ticked up slightly to hit 17.5%, their highest total over the past year, whileContinue reading “Women in Comics Statistics: DC and Marvel, June 2016 in Review, Plus Ethnicity Numbers”

Women at Marvel Comics Watch – October 2016 Solicits, 33 Women on 24 Books

Marvel’s really on a roll with female creators right now. I mean, they still represent a small minority of Marvel’s overall number of creators, but the numbers are much higher than they used to be. Consider this: Marvel’s October 2015 solicits had only nine different female creators in the mix. NINE. A year later, MarvelContinue reading “Women at Marvel Comics Watch – October 2016 Solicits, 33 Women on 24 Books”

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 at Marvel Comics Watch – September 2016 Solicits, 33 Women on 23 Books

When Marvel posted 34 different female creators in their August 2016 solicits, I thought that the number would be hard to match when next month’s batch dropped. Turns out, I was right, but in the best way; Marvel didn’t quite hit 34 different female creators again, but they did hit 33 and that’s pretty impressive.Continue reading “Women at Marvel Comics Watch – September 2016 Solicits, 33 Women on 23 Books”