Know Her Name: The Essential Comic Editors

We’re all about making resources readily available to you when it comes to women in comics and supporting women in comics. One of the most important and criminally underrated positions within comics is the editor. An editor is responsible for SO MUCH STUFF in comics and guess what? There are a TON of amazing women working in this specific field. Many editors are also comic book writers that pay the bills with editing gigs as well.

So just in case you don’t know about these amazing women, we’ve made this list. For clarity, these are women working in comics or actively seeking employment in this field.

Updates and adjustments are welcome. We did checks for as much as we could but definitely could’ve missed someone or need to switch them to another list. Email updates to stephanie@roguesportal.com or comment below. List is in alphabetical order by last name.

Sana Amanet@MiniB622
Notable works include: Ultimate Spider-Man (Marvel), Ms. Marvel (Marvel), Hawkeye (Marvel), Captain Marvel (Marvel), New Warriors (Marvel), Elektra (Marvel), Morbius: The Living Vampire (Marvel), Daredevil (Marvel).

Jasmine Amiri@JasAmiri
Notable works include: Giant Days (BOOM!), WWE (BOOM!), Grass Kings (BOOM!), The Backstagers (BOOM!), The Woods (BOOM!)

El Anderson@FemmesinFridges
Notable works include: Contact High

Heather Antos@HeatherAntos
Notable works include: Deadpool (Marvel), Star Wars (Marvel), Darth Vader (Marvel), The Unbelievable Gwenpool (Marvel), X-men ’92 (Marvel), Worst X-Man Ever (Marvel), Poe Dameron (Marvel)

Karen Berger@karenpberger
Notable works include: Sandman (Vertigo), 100 Bullets (Vertigo), American Vampire (Vertigo), Air (Vertigo), Constantine (Vertigo), Ghost (Dark Horse), Lucifer (Vertigo), Madame Xanadu (Vertigo), Y: The Last Man (Vertigo)

Heather Ayres@heathayreswrite

Shelly Bond@sxbond
Notable works include: iZombie (Vertigo), Hellblazer (Vertigo), Fables (Vertigo), Shade the Changing Man (Vertigo), Sandman (Vertigo), House of Secrets (Vertigo), The Invisibles (Vertigo), Moonshadow (DC), Clean Room (Vertigo), Last Gang in Town (Vertigo)

Calista Brill@CalistaBrill

Sarah Brunstad – @MightyBrunstad
Notable works include: Secret Warriors (Marvel), America (Marvel), Black Panther (Marvel), Inhumans (Marvel), Squirrel Girl (Marvel)

Lauren Burke@PopCouture
Notable works include: Ladies’ Night Anthology, Divide & Conquer (McFarland Publishing)

Megan Byrd@ComicBookCandy
Notable works include: Ladies’ Night Anthology Vol. 1-5, The International Girl Gang Encyclopedia, Divide & Conquer (McFarland Publishing)

Bekah Caden@BekahCaden

Hannah K. Chapman@hannahkchapman
Notable works include: Comic Book Slumber Party

Bobbie Chase@bobbiechase
Notable works include: The Incredible Hulk (Marvel), Ghost Rider (Marvel), G.I. Joe (Marvel), Captain America (Marvel), Morbius (Marvel), The Sensational She-Hulk (Marvel), Elektra (Marvel), Red Hood and the Outlaws (DC)

Andrea Colvin@arocolvin

Stephanie Cooke@hellocookie
Notable works include: Toronto Comics Anthology Vol. 5 (Toronto Comics), We Are The Danger

Nicole D’Andria@Comic_Maven
Notable works include: Miraculous Ladybug (Action Lab)

Sigrid Ellis@sigridellis
Notable works include: Pretty Deadly (Image)

Sarah Gaygos@sarahgaydos

Joamette Gil@JoametteGil
Notable works include: Power & Magic: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology, Power & Magic: Immortal Souls

Charlotte Greenbaum@sgtgreenbomb
Notable works include: Ninja-K (Valiant), X-O Manowar (Valiant), Secret Weapons (Valiant)

Jennifer de Guzman@Jennifer_deG
Notable works include: Zombies Calling, Nightmares and Fairy Tales, Ranklechick and His Three Legged Cat, Wonderland

Sierra Hahn
Notable works include: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Dark Horse), Green River Killer (Dark Horse), Two Brothers (Dark Horse), Toil and Trouble (BOOM!), Power of the Dark Crystal (BOOM!), Jim Henson’s Storyteller (BOOM!), Lady Castle (BOOM!)

Christina Harrington@Coelacanthkiss
Notable works include: All-New Wolverine, Astonishing X-Men, Old Man Logan, X-Men Blue, She-Hulk, Monsters Unleashed

Robin Herrera@Herreracus

Christina Janke@IntroToGeek

Maria L@solusandra
Notable works include: Black Cloud Vol. 1 (Image)

Shannon Lee
Notable works include: Space Between, Clonsters, Destiny NY

Whitney Leopard@whitleopard
Notable works include: Lumberjanes (BOOM!), Over the Garden Wall (BOOM!), Steven Universe (BOOM!), Peanuts (BOOM!), Adventure Time (BOOM!)

Nilah Magruder@nilaffle

Molly Mahan@Mollitude
Notable works include: Red Sonja (Dynamite), The Twilight Zone: The Way Back (Dynamite), New Romancer (Vertigo), Sword of Sorrows (Dynamite), Astro City (Vertigo), Art Ops (Vertigo), The Sheriff of Babylon (Vertigo), Clean Room (Vertigo), Lucifer (Vertigo)

Brittany Matter@brittanymatter
Notable works include: Amelia Sky, Cobble Hill, The Intrepids (Image)

Mariah McCourt @TiredFairy
Notable works include: Lucifer (Vertigo), Charmz (Papercutz), Angel (IDW), The Last Unicorn (IDW), Planet Wrestletopia, Fables (Vertigo), Womanthology: Space (IDW), Womanthology: Heroic (IDW)

Laurenn McCubbin@laurennmcc
Notable works include: Moonstruck (Image)

Hazel Newlevant@HNewlevant
Notable works include: Chainmail Bikini

Hope Nicholson@HopeLNicholson
Notable works include: Nelvana (IDW), Secret Loves of Geek Girls (Dark Horse), Angel Catbird (Dark Horse), Gothic Tales of Haunted Love (Bedside Press), Brok Windsor (Bedside Press).

Annie Nocenti@annienocenti
Notable works include: Green Arrow (DC), Daredevil (Marvel), The Uncanny X-Men (Marvel), New Mutants (Marvel), Star Wars (Marvel), Fallen Angels (Marvel).
NOTE: I may have accidentally mixed up a few titles that Nocenti wrote vs. edited so my apologies if there’s an error here as she worked in a few different parts of the comic book industry.

Allison O’Toole@AllisonMOToole
Notable works include: Agents of P.A.C.T. (Chapterhouse), Wayward Sisters Anthology (Toronto Comics), Toronto Comics Anthology (Toronto Comics)

Dafna Pleban@DafnaDOOM
Notable works include: Lumberjanes (Boom), Suicide Risk (Boom), Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm (Boom), Sons of Anarchy (Boom), Goldie Vance (Boom), Joyride (Boom), Mighty Morphin’ Poer Rangers: Pink (Boom)

Roxy Polk@roxypolk
Notable works include: [super]natural Attraction (now on comixology)

Megan Purdy@TheMeganPurdy
Notable works include: Secrets of the Goat People (Bleating Heart Press), Toronto Comics Anthology Vol. 5 (Toronto Comics)

Ellie Pyle@ElliePyle
Notable works include: Daredevil (Marvel), The Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel), Nova (Marvel), Black Widow (Marvel), Unfollow (Vertigo), Lucifer (Vertigo), Fearless Defenders (Marvel), Moon Knights (Marvel), Jacked (Vertigo)

Kristy Quinn@KristyQ01
Notable works include: Sensation Comics (DC Comics), Smallville (DC Comics), Vampire Diaries (DC Comics), Gotham City Garage (DC Comics), Astro City (DC Comics)

Desiree Rodriguez@boricuadesiree

Caitlin Rosberg@crosberg
Notable works include: Ladies’ Night Anthology Vol. 1-5

Jessica Rossana@jessicajrossana

Alissa Sallah@Sallataire
Notable works include: Sleepless (Image)

Lauren Sankovitch@PancakeLady
Notable works include: Bitch Planet (Image), Age of Ultron (Marvel), Avengers (Marvel), Captain America (Marvel), Dark Tower (Marvel), FF (Marvel), Jade Street Protection Services (Black Mask Studios), Loki: Agent of Asgard (Marvel), ODY-C (Image), Sex Criminals (Image), X-Factor (Marvel)

Jeanine Schaefer@J9Schaefer
Notable works include: 52 (DC), Wolverine (Marvel), Astonishing X-Men (Marvel), Daken: Dark Wolverine (Marvel), Captain America (Marvel), Batman (DC), Detective Comics (DC), Scooby-Doo (DC), X-23 (Marvel), New Avengers (Marvel), She-Hulk (Marvel)

Diana Schutz
Notable works include: Grendel (Comico), Usagi Yojimbo (Dark Horse Comics), Jonny Quest (Comico), Mage: The Hero Discovered (Comico), Sin City (Maverick), Star Wars: Crimson Empire (Dark Horse), 300 (Dark Horse), Madman (Dark Horse)

Lianne Sentar@TokyoDemons
Notable work includes: Sparkler Monthly

Nadia Shammas@Nadia_Shammas_

Emily Shaw@emily_shawshaw
Notable works include: Fantastic Four (Marvel), Iron Man (Marvel), All-New Invaders (Marvel), Hulk (Marvel), Scarlet Witch (Marvel), All-New Ghost Rider (Marvel), Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man (Marvel), Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (Marvel)

Andrea Shea@whatthe_shea

Alanna Smith@AlannaWrites
Notable works include: Unstoppable Wasp (Marvel), Thunderbolts (Marvel), Ultimates 2 (Marvel), Avengers (Marvel), Captain America (Marvel), and Iron Man (Marvel)

Jennifer M. Smith@jenmargretsmith
Notable works include: Monstress (Image)

Summer Sparacin@TheFinchery
Notable works include: Ladies’ Night Anthology

Allison Stock@allystawk
Notable works include: Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel), Peter Parker: Spectacular Spider-Man (Marvel), Venom (Marvel), Dr. Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme (Marvel)

C. Spike Trotman @Iron_Spike
Notable works include: Poorcraft, Yes Roya, Smut Peddler series, The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ & Amal

Shannon Watters@shanito
Notable works include: Lumberjanes (Boom), Adventure Time (Boom), Bravest Warriors (Boom), Regular Show (Boom), Giant Days (Boom), Incorruptible (Boom), Jonesey (Boom), Bee and Puppycat (Boom), Goldie Vance (Boom), Midas Flesh (Boom), Teen Dog (Boom)

Desiree Wilson@swindlesoiree

Kathleen Wisneski@writeneski

Ari Yarwood@AriYarwood

Stephanie is a Toronto based writer and editor. She's a comic book fan, avid gamer, movie watcher, lover of music, and sarcasm. She is a purveyor of too many projects and has done work for Talking Comics, JoBlo.com, Agents of Geek, Word of the Nerd, C&G Magazine, Dork Shelf, and more.Her writing credits include "Home Sweet Huck" (Mark Millar's Millarworld Annual 2017), "Lungarella (Secret Loves of Geek Girls, 2016), "Behind Enemy Linens" (BLOCKED Anthology, 2017), "Home and Country" (Toronto Comics Anthology, 2017) and more to come. You can read more about her shenanigans over on her personal web site.

Stephanie Cooke

Stephanie is a Toronto based writer and editor. She's a comic book fan, avid gamer, movie watcher, lover of music, and sarcasm. She is a purveyor of too many projects and has done work for Talking Comics, JoBlo.com, Agents of Geek, Word of the Nerd, C&G Magazine, Dork Shelf, and more.Her writing credits include "Home Sweet Huck" (Mark Millar's Millarworld Annual 2017), "Lungarella (Secret Loves of Geek Girls, 2016), "Behind Enemy Linens" (BLOCKED Anthology, 2017), "Home and Country" (Toronto Comics Anthology, 2017) and more to come. You can read more about her shenanigans over on her personal web site.

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