J. Caleb Mozzocco at Newsarama has a good roundup of the contributions of women at the Big Two in 2008.
I’m glad to see Mozzocco has written about this and he makes some good points, but obviously, there is still a ways to go for women in comics at the Big Two. A few women working on a few titles here and there doesn’t erase the problems out there (and he does seem to be aware that they exist).
I don’t necessarily seek out comics by women. Sure, I am interested in them, and stories about women, whoever tells them. But if a story is good, I’m happy to read it. I don’t care who writes or draws it. But it does happen that quite often that I relate to the stories that women are telling more than men.
In an ideal world, it wouldn’t matter if a creator was male or female. But we’re not in an ideal world. And I think that it needs to be pointed out when a creator is female speaks volumes.