After the debacle that was DC’s panels at Comic Con the only thing they could do was acknowledge the sexism, announce a few female creators and go ahead on.

And that’s what happened.

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

Well good for you guys. Man maybe you should have said that at Comic Con? It feels a little disingenuous to say it nearly a week later after there was quite a bit of news coverage. Maybe you could have added something about working with notable women’s organizations to ensure that your comics aren’t quite as offensive?

Also I love that there are “dozens” of other women creators out there. That cracks me up.

Here’s hoping this is the dawn of a new femme friendly age at DC, but I won’t hold my breath. Not as long as Zatanna has this costume change.

On the one hand she's wearing pants now. On the other hand that's basically all she is wearing.

Source [DC Universe: The Source]

  • Unreal…

    So, wait, even when they appease you you’re outraged? And they say feminists are irrational ball busters…

    • Well it’s not very sincere appeasement is it? It’s basically just a poor attempt at managing a major PR issue.