Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics, October 2020 Solicits – 17 Creators on 16 Books

Marvel’s post-lockdown ramp up continues to be surprisingly slow. They were cranking out nearly a hundred books a month before the virus shut everything down, and they’re just a little over half that currently, with fewer books this month than last. Female and non-binary creator representation has been even slower to bounce back, with severalContinue reading “Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics, October 2020 Solicits – 17 Creators on 16 Books”

Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics, September 2020 Solicits, 21 Creators on 12 Books

Marvel will continue to ease back into publishing this September, increasing their slate slightly while still remaining well below their regular output. It’s an understandable strategy given the state of the world, but one that resulted in terrible numbers for female and non-binary creators in August. The work of male creators was given top priority,Continue reading “Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics, September 2020 Solicits, 21 Creators on 12 Books”

Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics, August 2020 Solicits, 9 Creators on 10 Books

DC’s not exactly jumping straight into the pool this August with their limited slate of books, but they’re certainly wading in. Marvel, on the other hand, is just dipping a toe. The August solicits have them at half capacity and they’re shedding titles left and right, shifting a big chunk of their slate to onlineContinue reading “Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics, August 2020 Solicits, 9 Creators on 10 Books”

Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics, June 2020 Solicits, 34 Creators on 29 Books

Continuing this very productive first week of self isolation, this is the sixth of these posts I’ve written so far. It’ll be in the future when you read it, though, at least two weeks away. What will I be counting then? How many Cheerios are in a box, perhaps? Time will tell. As always, comicContinue reading “Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics, June 2020 Solicits, 34 Creators on 29 Books”

Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics, May 2020 Solicits, 29 Creators on 33 Books

The stats keep on coming with our look at female and non-binary creators at Marvel, because I’m social distancing and staying inside and what’s more fun than tabulating creator numbers? As always, please support your local comics retailers during this difficult time if you can. Small businesses are getting hit hard, so check in withContinue reading “Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics, May 2020 Solicits, 29 Creators on 33 Books”

Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics, April 2020 Solicits, 31 Creators on 31 Books

We’re all still snug at home, so let’s keep digging into female and non-binary creator stats at the Big Two! But first, a reminder: Support your local comics shop if you can. They’re facing a tough time right now, and while we’re self-isolating and avoiding the shops, if you’re able you should consider shooting someContinue reading “Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics, April 2020 Solicits, 31 Creators on 31 Books”

Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics, January 2020 Solicits, 21 Creators on 28 Books

Marvel’s numbers for female and non-binary creators bounced back in December after a sub-par autumn, but the publisher is set to start the New Year by erasing all of those gains. While there’s decent representation across the line, the total number of different creators is the lowest we’ve seen from Marvel in some time. It’sContinue reading “Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics, January 2020 Solicits, 21 Creators on 28 Books”