With the announcement of a whole stack of new comic books with new characters from big names at DC Comics, for their Master Class/Dark Matter/New Age Of DC Heroes line, there has been some comment that there don't seem to be any women involved.
Does anyone else find it really telling that DC just announced their Master Class and it is all men. Not one woman is a master in their eyes
— Jason Enright (@jasonenright) April 20, 2017
Like, at all. Every creator of the named titles is a man.
So the new D.C. Dark Matter event is going to introduce new characters? But they're by the same seven men who make every comic at D.C.? pic.twitter.com/ofqxKX5IRv
— Rosie "legendary blades" Knight (@RosieMarx) April 20, 2017
Clue is in the name, folks. "Master" Class. As in Master Lee, Master Romita, Master Capullo, Master DiDio etc. They may allow some women to colour the comics, letter the comics or even be assistant editors. But this is about the men.
I'm sure that DC Comics is lining up a Mistress Class to follow it, with only female writers and artists. Gail Simone, Nicola Scott, Emanuela Lupacchino, Amanda Conner, people like that. Subtitled Pink Matter. Any day now.
Marvel got in trouble when they said retailers were asking for less diversity. DC Comics seems to have just not let it bother them.
Instead we get Immortal Men….