Just wondering, not trying to pretend this is truly representative.
But how many comics are on your pull list that have a female lead as the title character?
How many that have an lgbtq character as the lead?
How many that have a POC as the lead?
Not counting team books, please.
My pull list right now (though I desperately need to cut it down) is Black Widow, She-Hulk, Elektra, Ms Marvel, Captain Marvel, Lumberjanes, Wicked & the Divine, Lazarus, Tomb Raider, Uber, Pretty Deadly, Hawkeye, Ghost Rider, Ghost, Worlds’ Finest and Batgirl.
I think that’s 6-12 women and 3-4 POC leads (depending on what you count as team books/title characters) and maybe one queer lead depending on Kate Bishop’s actual identity.
I’m actually not sure I can think of a single queer title character in comics right now! Even the queer X-men are pretty solidly in the background of their books right now (unless you count Psylocke and/or Wolverine). Am I missing someone?!
BTW I don’t really count Psylocke or Wolverine in this situation because I don’t see them as providing representation, not because I don’t think an argument can be made for their being queer. I’ve LOVE for them to be queer ON PANEL, I just don’t think Marvel should get brownie points for coded, weird-stuff-induced and/or alternate universe queerness that you need to read the wiki to know about. (Sorry, got a bit off topic there!)