Gendercrunching Quarterly, Autumn 2017: Marvel and DC Comics

Marvel's in an interesting spot moving forward; their strong assistant editor numbers should keep the average up, but if they actually put in some effort to bring in female creators to write and draw their books the totals could soar. To learn more about the Gendercrunching statistics project and its methodology click here, and to see[...]

Gendercrunching April 2017 – Marvel Comics, DC, Image, Dark Horse And IDW

Gendercrunching by Tim HanleyDC and Marvel posted notable losses in their overall totals of female creators in April, leaving both publishers well off of the high points they reached in 2016 We also begin our biannual visits to smaller direct market publishers, with stops at Image, Dark Horse, and IDW.DC COMICSDC's overall percentage of female[...]

A Few Fun Thoughts About Marvel Now: Divided We Stand, Today

They are definitely narrowing the line, Venom looks back to his old self, and Captain America is still Hydra.As Marvel has lost a number of big name writers, they are doing their best to hire and increase the prominence of their replacements, with new names to Marvel like Matthew Rosenberg, Jeremy Whitely  and Elsa Charretier who[...]

Gendercrunching May 2016 – Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Dynamite, Valiant And Titan

More Faith is coming and that's great, but Valiant could be involving female creators more elsewhere as well.So overall, this two month trip has been the best showing for female creators we've seen across the Top Nine direct market publishers since "Gendercrunching" began DC and Marvel continued to best their previous totals, Boom! knocked it[...]

Gendercrunching April 2016 – Boom! Studios Close To 40% Female Creator Mark

Gendercrunching April 2016By Tim HanleyIt was a relatively strong month for female creators at the Big Two, with Marvel staying fairly steady with their record setting March total and DC posting a sizeable gain We also begin our bi-annual tour of other direct market publishers, with visits to Image, IDW, and Boom!DC COMICSAfter two comparably[...]

Lying In The Gutters, 16th May 2016 – Goodbye Darwyn

A New Marvel Record For Female Comic Creators - Gendercrunching March 2016  Jimmy Palmiotti shares his memories, It was Christmas a few years back and Amanda and I were shopping for presents for a few friends and decided that we would just recycle gifts and buy everyone presents from antique stores- the perfect fitting gift for[...]

A New Marvel Record For Female Comic Creators – Gendercrunching March 2016

By Tim Hanley DC's overall percentage of female creators ticked down slightly in March while Marvel's took a sizeable, record setting jump. We also take a look at another record setter, this year's Eisner nominations. DC COMICS After a higher start to the year, DC seems to be settling into the low teens, an area […]

Gendercrunching February 2016 by Tim Hanley – Women Writing Women

By Tim Hanley Both DC and Marvel's overall percentage of female creators fell in February, with DC taking the bigger tumble and Marvel posting the higher percentage of the two. We also take a look at writers at the Big Two and which characters they're writing. DC COMICS After a solid start to the year […]

Gendercrunching #DCRebirth Against DC You And The New 52

This is a Gendercrunching Special from Tim Hanley.On Saturday at WonderCon, DC Comics announced the creators behind their brand new line up of mainline superhero comics, promising a return to the classic feel of the DC Comics universe that the New 52 relaunch had been lacking While not a full reboot, it's a sizeable shift[...]

Gendercrunching January 2016 – All-New All-Different Figures

By Tim HanleyIt's another new year of stats fun here at "Gendercrunching", and both DC and Marvel started 2016 with their highest overall percentages of female creators in several months We also take a look at female characters at the Big Two, and track how their representation has changed over the past six months.DC COMICSAfter[...]

42% Of LINE Webtoon's Comic Creators Are Female – And Half Are Read By Women

Bleeding Cool has been running Tim Hanley's Gendercrunching columns on Bleeding Cool for years, measuring the "above the line" credits in comic books form major comic book publishers and seeing how they divide by gender.Well, LINE Webtoon, the popular digital comics publisher from Korea, may have some statistics to add They are making their Austin[...]

Gendercrunching December 2015 With Yearcrunching Bonus by Tim Hanley

It's good to see that "All New All Different" hasn't meant more of the same old thus far. Compared To A Year Ago: Marvel hit one of their lowest totals in some time last December with 8.9% female creators overall, so they're up 6.2% since then. 2015 IN REVIEW "Gendercrunching" has run for several years now, and 2015[...]

Gendercrunching November 2015 – The Untouchable Boom!

By Tim Hanley The highs we saw from the Big Two in August have proven unsustainable thus far as both DC and Marvel's overall percentage of female creators fell in November to several points below their past highs. We also continue our visits around the industry, with stats from Boom!, Dynamite, Valiant, and Archie. DC […]

Gendercrunching October 2015 – Dark Horse Steps Up

Gendercrunching October 2015By Tim HanleyDC rose and Marvel fell, leading to DC logging the higher percentage of female creators at the Big Two in October We also make our semi-annual visit to Image, IDW, and Dark Horse and, SHOCKING SPOILER, they all topped Marvel but only one bested DC.DC COMICSDC's been all over the map[...]

Lying In The Gutters – 21st September 2015 – 100% Kosher

Gendercrunching July 2015 – Combined Totals Rise For Marvel And DC, Plus Female Characters 7. SPX ’15: The ‘Emotional Currency Of Comics’ At The Royal Redux Panel With Brandon Graham, Liz Suburbia, Farel Dalrymple & Ron Wimberly 8. SPX ’15: Scott McCloud On ‘Camps’ Of Comic Creators, Innovating In The Sculptor, And The State Of The Medium 9. SPX ’15: Kathryn[...]