This is a page from a comic called Ms. Marvel, about a 16-year old Muslim superhero named Kamala Khan (from this article).
Here’s an article about the gender gap in comics:
It includes some interesting statistics about how comics have changed over the years, even adding more LGBT characters:
I’m not much of a comic or manga reader, but it seems to me that there are probably more male manga readers in Japan than female, but that the ratio might not be as high as it is for comics. As far as artists and characters go, I’m really not sure. What do you manga fans think? Are there more male artists and characters than female?
Couldn’t resist a little classic James Brown here: