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Jul 29 '11

DC Comics makes statement on female characters, creators

This was just posted to the DC website:

Over the past week we’ve heard from fans about a need for more women writers, artists and characters. We want you to know, first and foremost, that we hear you and take your concerns very seriously.

We’ve been very fortunate in recent years to have fan favorite creators like Gail Simone, Amy Reeder, Felicia Henderson, Fiona Staples, Amanda Connor, G. Willow Wilson and Nicola Scott write and draw the adventures of the World’s Greatest Super Heroes.

DC Comics is the home of a pantheon of remarkable, iconic women characters like Wonder Woman, Lois Lane, Batgirl, Batwoman, Catwoman and Supergirl as well as fan favorite characters like Black Canary, Katana, Mera and Starfire. We’re committed to telling diverse stories with a diverse point of view. We want these adventures to resonate in the real world, reflecting the experiences of our diverse readership. Can we improve on that? We always can—and aim to.

We’ll have exciting news about new projects with women creators in the coming months and will be making those announcements closer to publication. Many of the above creators will be working on new projects, as we continue to tell the ongoing adventures of our characters. We know there are dozens of other women creators and we welcome the opportunity to work with them.

Our recent announcements have generated much attention and discussion and we welcome that dialogue.


Jim Lee & Dan DiDio
DC Entertainment Co-Publishers

As someone who has had concerns about the number of female creators and characters since the reboot was announced, I am very pleased to see this. And I don’t think there is any question that the actions that Kyrax2 took at SDCC are instrumental in DC making this statement.

This has been an amazing week and it’s due to an amazing woman. I look forward to seeing what DC has planned.

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    Finally, an actual, proper response from them. I’m...those promises being fulfilled.
  10. picturedots said: Was Felicia Henderson a fan favorite?
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    I’m not optimistic at all. This is DiDio and Lee’s way of covering their butts from their comments at SDCC and keeping...
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  13. hivemindcomics said: If you’re reading this, Batgirl Lady; well-fucking-done! Said what we all think, to their faces, repeatedly, and embarrassed them into taking action. Aces
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    Well, at least they aren’t pretending to be deaf. That’s something. ^^
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    still digesting this.
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