Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch, October 2017 Solicits: 20 Creators on 21 Books

The numbers aren’t looking great for female and non-binary creators scheduled to work on Marvel’s comics in October. After setting a record high in March of this year, the publisher’s numbers crashed precipitously in April and have been crawling up again bit by bit since then. Until now. The October solicits are a massive stepContinue reading “Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch, October 2017 Solicits: 20 Creators on 21 Books”

Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch, September 2017 Solicits: 28 Creators on 26 Books

After setting record highs in March, Marvel’s number of female and non-binary creators has been comparatively poor ever since. The September solicits show a slight improvement in representation, a jump that still leaves Marvel well off of their past highs but nonetheless marks their highest total in some time. Let’s take a look at who’sContinue reading “Women & NB Creators at Marvel Comics Watch, September 2017 Solicits: 28 Creators on 26 Books”

Women at Marvel Comics Watch – August 2017 Solicits, 25 Women on 24 Books

The good news for Marvel’s August releases is that they have the highest number of female creators in the mix since March. The less good news is that the publisher is still a long way off from those March highs, continuing to languish in the mid-20s after they began the year firmly in the mid-30s.Continue reading “Women at Marvel Comics Watch – August 2017 Solicits, 25 Women on 24 Books”

Women at Marvel Comics Watch – July 2017 Solicits, 24 Women on 22 Books

Marvel has more female creators in their solicits for the second straight month, but by the smallest amount possible. They gained one with the last round, and are up one more with the July solicits, in what can only be called progress-ish. Especially since the numbers remain far, far below their recent highs; since postingContinue reading “Women at Marvel Comics Watch – July 2017 Solicits, 24 Women on 22 Books”

Women at Marvel Comics Watch – June 2017 Solicits, 23 Women on 26 Books

Continuing our catch up on the latest-ish solicits, today we turn to Marvel. After posting record breaking numbers in March, their June 2017 solicits again feature considerably fewer female creators in the mix. It’s a decline that’s got some staying power; three straight months in the low 20s is a disappointing run. Marvel’s proven quiteContinue reading “Women at Marvel Comics Watch – June 2017 Solicits, 23 Women on 26 Books”

Women at Marvel Comics Watch – May 2017 Solicits, 22 Women on 24 Books

Marvel posted a new record for female creators in their solicits in March, an achievement so impressive that Christine Ro wrote it up in an article on Vice earlier this month. Christine chatted with me for the article, and one of the first things I told her was that this high probably wouldn’t last. LoContinue reading “Women at Marvel Comics Watch – May 2017 Solicits, 22 Women on 24 Books”