Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch, July 2018 Solicits: 22 Creators on 18 Books

Marvel is in an odd spot with female and non-binary creators right now. After a truly abysmal spring with some of the lowest numbers we’ve seen from them in some time, things have improved somewhat. Now, the totals are still relatively quite poor. Marvel’s been in the high 30s in the past, and their currentContinue reading “Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch, July 2018 Solicits: 22 Creators on 18 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 at DC Comics Watch – August 2017 Solicits, 29 Women on 22 Books

Despite a lack of female creators in several new series, mini-series and one-shots set to premiere in August, representation for women at DC Comics remained relatively strong across their wider range of books. Growth throughout the spring has led to a solid plateau at the publisher, though some changes are on the way that mayContinue reading “Women at DC Comics Watch – August 2017 Solicits, 29 Women on 22 Books”

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”

The Latest Image Expo Has More Female Creators By Number, But Not By Percentage

I had some big issues with last summer’s Image Expo. The show began with a self-congratulatory speech about how Image was different from other publishers that also decried the comic book industry’s “boys club.” Then Image showed a promotional video featuring their many creators, only one of which was a woman, and followed that upContinue reading “The Latest Image Expo Has More Female Creators By Number, But Not By Percentage”