Gendercrunching June 2015 – Plus Ethnicity At DC, Marvel, And Image

While it's a positive sign that representation is improving in both gender and ethnicity, nothing has changed dramatically and even the occasional spot of notable growth still lags far behind the dominant category These comic book publishers are making strides for diversity so much as tiny little steps.To learn more about this statistics project and[...]

Gendercrunching Special Edition – #DCYou

By Tim HanleyWith all of DC's new titles and revamped returning books now released, it's time for a special edition of "Gendercrunching" to examine how #DCYou fared with female creators The result, relative to the past few years of the New 52: not too bad And when you're talking about women in comics statistics, "not[...]

So Who Comes To Comic Cons, Where, Why And What For?

Fandom is Heading Toward Gender ParityOverall, response to the survey broke down 55/45 male/female Respondents age 30 and over broke 60/40 male. For respondents under 30 (about 45% of the sample), the split was exactly even at 50/50.Some fandoms are more gender-balanced than others Videogame superfans tend to be male by 65/35; among comics superfans, the response[...]

The Gender Marketing Of Comics – In A Comic

Ex-DC and Disney comics editor, Janelle Asselin, has written six strips entitled Don't Be A Dick, each drawn by a different artist for Bitch Magazine, about the vagaries of the comic book industry around gender and racial politics.Here is but a small clip of the new strip, drawn by Sarah Benkin based on comics marketing, encompassing *that* Image[...]

Gendercrunching And Ethnocrunching Comics – July 2013

Diversity is an important component in any creative field, and the Big Two are slightly more diverse this year, both in terms of ethnicity and gender; the overall percentage of solicited female creators rose 1.6% as wellNow, while it’s fun to stick it to the white man (full disclosure: I am a white man)[...]

Fearless Defenders Breaks New Gender Relationship Ground (Spoilers)

Nice big massive spoilers for today's Fearless Defenders. Because they've created a rather interesting set up today. From next issue's solicitations, "New costume! New arc! New status quo I still won't tell you about!" Well I will. So if you fear spoilers, begone, read the comic, return and then we can talk. Now, as readers […]

The Gender In Comics Panel At San Diego Comic Con Has No Men In It (UPDATE)

Hey! The Gender in Comics panel has no men on it!! I shall wait for internet outrage !— Stephen Wacker (@StephenWacker) July 13, 2013 It does, after all, say "gender" in the headline And last time I checked, "male" was a gender.Thursday, July 18 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Gender in Comic Books Join Ball State University professor[...]

Gendercrunching November 2012 – Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image And IDW

Tim Hanley writes; Both publishers were up slightly in November, with Marvel retaining the top spot while DC had one of their best weeks in some time. We also pop by the next three top publishers, by sales, and see how things are going at Dark Horse, Image, and IDW. DC COMICS DC is back […]

A Very Merry Gendercrunching – October 2012 And New 52 Vs Marvel Now Relaunches

This drop in assistant editors brought them down overall, but it’s good to see more female creators getting work on the creative side. Compared to a Year Ago: In October 2011, Marvel was at 11% female creators, so they’re up 1.4% from then. MARVEL NOW! AND THE NEW 52 CHARACTERS BY GENDER Marvel NOW! appears to be winding[...]

Gendercrunching June 2012 – And A Little Ethnocrunching Too

It’s not enough that I wage a battle of the sexes each month, now I’ve got to start a race war too? Shame on me.Actually, these numbers are really interesting, especially compared to the gender stats People have been asking about ethnicity in the comments for a while now, and the results were surprising in[...]

Archie Comics Goes Gender Swapping

What's next for Archie Comics to hit the headlines?Why, gender swapping of course Courtesy of Sabrina The Teenage Witch.In August's edition of Archie Comics, Archie becomes Archina, and Betty and Veronica become Billy and Ronnie.It's time for a heady examination of gender politics in the lives of teenagers.And, yes, yes, Archie does indeed appear to[...]

Gendercrunching 2011 by Tim Hanley

Tim Hanley gendercrunches for Bleeding Cool He is our sexual statistical correspondent.December was a fairly average month at DC and Marvel, though DC hit some impressive new lows and Marvel fell to single digits overall for the first time since the summer Also, there are a ridiculous number of charts as we look at 2011[...]

Si Spurrier Makes A Stand For Panel Parity Of Gender. By Standing Down.

Today, at the London Super Comic Convention, on the How To Write A Comic Script panel, Si Spurrier gave up his seat in favour of a female panellist.He did this in support of Paul Cornell's stance that unless there is gender parity on a comic convention panel - fifty percent, or as near as,[...]

Gendercrunching – November 2011 by Tim Hanley

Full editors fell nearly a percentage point, while assistant editors were down a whopping 9 points.FEMALE CHARACTERS AT DC COMICSWe usually talk about creators when we Gendercrunch, but I’ve gotten a few comments lately asking for a look at female characters This seemed like a fun idea, so this month we’ll check out DC and[...]

Gendercrunching: DC And Marvel September 2011 – And Marvel 1996-2011

Here are the charts:As we saw in the DCnU-specific Gendercrunching article, the DCnU books didn’t cause any sort of precipitous drop overall This is true of DC as whole for September, with their overall total percentage of female creators down only 0.2% from August While 10.6% is below average for DC, it’s not terribly low.However,[...]