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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 …

Gendercrunching And Ethnocrunching Comics – July 2013

Tim Hanley writes; DC maintained its overall percentage of female creators, while Marvel rose to new record highs in keeping their now habitual top spot. We also follow up on last year’s nationality and ethnicity statistics to see what, if …

Jane Espenson Talks Comics, Husbands, Once Upon A Time, Caprica, And The Roles Of Gender And Sexuality In Media, At Dragon*Con 2013

Bill Meeks, our Senior Dragon*Conrespondent writes; On Sunday in Atlanta, GA, Jane Espenson (along with her Husbands co-writer Brad Bell) talked about the Husbands comedy series and comic book, Once Upon A Time, Caprica, and the roles of gender and …

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 …

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” …

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 …

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

Tim Hanley writes for Bleeding Cool; Marvel was down from their record-setting total last month, but still put in a strong showing to top a somewhat improved DC Comics. We also take a look at the Marvel NOW! #1 issues …

Gendercrunching June 2012 – And A Little Ethnocrunching Too

Tim Hanley writes; Marvel was back on top in June as both companies had notable swings overall, Marvel for better and DC for worse. We also mix it up, and potentially court controversy, by looking at stats by nationality and …

Racebending At San Diego Comic Con – “Do You Really Want To Let Everyone Know You’re Black?”

Louis Falcetti writes for Bleeding Cool from San Diego Comic Con. Follow him on Follow him @LouieFalcetti Racebending.com‘s 2nd annual Comic-Con panel (Creating Spaces For Diverse Characters and Representations) was, much like the site itself, diverse, fun, informative and tinged with …

Archie Comics Goes Gender Swapping

We’ve had political candidates. Gay military interracial marriages. Occupy protests. 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 …

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 …

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 …

Gendercrunching – November 2011 by Tim Hanley

Tim Hanley writes for Bleeding Cool. November was a solid month for both publishers, and Marvel had the higher percentage of female creators for only the second time all year after a very close loss in October. Marvel’s definitely stepped …

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

Tim Hanley writes for Bleeding Cool. September was a surprising month in several ways, with the DCnU books making a disappointing splash, ladywise, while an ignored Marvel quietly had its best month of the year. My apologies for the delay …

Gendercrunching DC Comics 1996-2011 by Tim Hanley

Tim Hanley writes for Bleeding Cool; It was a ridiculously busy but not particularly great month for either publisher, with their massive stacks of books not resulting in many female creators at all. DC slid down, while Marvel rose only …

Gendercrunching – DC & Marvel, April 2011 by Tim Hanley

After leading Marvel for three months, DC Comics took a tumble and the Big Two ended up tied for April. Marvel saw a modest bump, which is lovely, but both publishers are in the single digits for the first time …

Gendercrunching DC And Marvel – March 2011

Tim Hanley writes for Bleeding Cool; When the overall percentage of female creators at Marvel and DC hovers around ten percent, it feels very odd to say positive things about the numbers put up by the Big Two. Nonetheless, March …