It’s an interesting idea - who are the 100 people who have the power today in the comic industry. Lists like these make for endless debates and the one that Bleeding Cool has come up with will be no exception. In the foreword to the list, Johnson states:
how do you define power in the comics industry? The ability to hire and fire? The ability to commission a comic – or stop it from happening? The ability to create a comic – and then make it sell? The ability to influence the work and work practices of others?
Yesterday in USA Today it was revealed that the top person on the list is Jim Lee, artist and co-publisher of DC Comics. The rest of the top 10 and it includes Marvel’s Ike Perlmutter as well as Dan DiDio and Geoff Johns.
But, you may ask, given the focus of this blog, are there any women on the list?
There are … but very few coming in at less than 10% of the list. In fact, the top ranked woman barely makes the top third of the list. But it is, in my opinion, a logical choice.