DC comics “need more women”
Summary of story from digital spy, July 30, 2011
DC comics’ co-publishers have responded to criticism from fans saying that they need more female writers, characters and artists.
The partners Dan DiDo and Jim Lee said in a statement: “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.”
The executives referenced writers such as Gail Simone and Fiona Staples as creators they have worked with and hope to again in the future.
“We’ll have exciting news about new projects with women creators in the coming months and will be making those announcements closer to publication,” they said.
“Many of the 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.”
Rival comic company Marvel recently released their own publication aimed at women called Girl Comics giving female comic creators a chance to show their talent.
It was also announced last month by DC comics that Batgirl would return in a new series (see WVoN story), however this time fully able-bodied when she was previously paraplegic.