DC Comics has gone from one female creator (at the start of the New 52 in 2011) to 11 at the close of 2014.

Marvel Comics has moved from zero female-led monthly titles to 10 by the end of this year.

Wonder Woman is headlining three monthly titles for the first time in her 75 year career.

Marvel is pushing forward ideas like a female Thor, an African-American Captain America, and, if rumors are true, even a female Wolverine — diversifying their A-list for the first time ever.

DC has re-envisioned its entire Bat-line in October to reflect the need for genre diversity and attract new readers, reinvigorating Batgirl, Batwoman, and Secret Six, and introducing such titles as Gotham Academy, Klarion, Arkham Manor, and Gotham by Midnight.

Dynamite Entertainment is expanding its commitment to female-led titles and preparing an all-woman team book written by Gail Simone for 2015.

Valiant Comics has released its first ever female-led title, The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage, to much acclaim.

Dark Horse Comics is broadening its creator-owned base in the wake of the loss of their Star Wars license, publishing more non-corporate-owned material than ever before.

Archie Comics is aggressively pursuing its mission to diversify the denizens of Riverdale, and add a broad collection of new genres to its publishing mix, including horror and super-hero titles.

And companies like Image Comics, BOOM! Studios, IDW Publishing, and Monkeybrain Comics continue to broaden the sheer amount of different types of material available today for adults and kids both.

—  Matt Santori-Griffith, “Crisis of Epic Proportion: Time of Change.” In which he has described what’s happen to comics since September 2011. 

Oi, Oi CloneClub. It’s the official Orphan Black comic book!

Orphan Black co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett expand on the saga with all-new material exclusive to the comic books! Includes clues and Easter eggs for the highly anticipated third season. Each issue will explore the life of a different clone, starting with Sarah. Art for this issue provided by Szymon Kudranski (Spawn, Detective Comics). The first issue includes eight covers, each depicting Sarah with another clone or Felix.

via IDW Publishing

Attention #CloneClub: There’s a special event Orphan Black comic book miniseries HELSINKI coming November 2015!

Orphan Black: Helsinki #1 (of 5)
Helsinki. Spoken in hushed tones, the word means almost certain death for the clones of Project Leda. Learn the dark secrets of this codename in this special event miniseries by co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson.

Of all the exciting Jem news this has got to be one of my favorite bits - Ross’s cover for issue #1 is going to be on January’s Previews (out December 24th!) and it will be SPARKLY.


So, make sure to get your copy of Previews…I know I’ll be hunting down like…10. :)