Graphic novels | The top-selling graphic novel in bookstores in February was the 60th volume of Naruto, according to Nielsen BookScan; four other manga made the chart as well. Actually, it’s an interestingly eclectic mix, with eight volumes of The Walking Dead, the first volume of Saga, Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, and Chris Ware’s Building Stories making the list, as well as The Book of Revelation from religious publisher Zondervan. Marvel was entirely absent, but two of DC’s New 52 collections appearing. [ICv2]
Comics | Former DC Comics President Paul Levitz talks about the new edition of 75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Myth-Making, which has been broken out into five volumes and expanded to include more art and an additional creator interview in every volume; the first volume, The Golden Age of DC Comics, is out now. Levitz also touches on the history of the company, the importance of characters, and the impact of young readers on the early comics: “It wasn’t adults tending to what they wanted their child to read or libraries selecting. It was the kids of America who said I love Uncle Scrooge as its done by Carl Barks, I love the Superman comics that are coming from Mort Weisinger’s team at DC, I love the Marvel comics that Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko are creating. And they really got to choose those things that became trendsetters in the culture and ultimately leading to the massive success of the superhero movies in more recent years.” [Complex Art + Design]
Creators | Writer Brian Michael Bendis and Marvel editor Steven Wacker discuss the new Guardians of the Galaxy series that Bendis is writing, and how it will dovetail with the Guardians movie coming out next year. [MTV Geek]
Creators | Artist David Marquez, who draws Ultimate Spider-Man, talks about what’s in store for Miles Morales, as well as his independent work, which includes Syndrome and the upcoming 3D graphic novel The Joyners in 3D. [Hero Complex]
Creators | Robot 6 contributor J. Caleb Mozzocco interviews Joey Weiser about his new all-ages graphic novel Mermin. [Good Comics for Kids]
Creators | Ethan Lewis interviews Juan Ferreyra, the artist for the Dark Horse comic Colder. [Den of Geek]
Creators | The town of Paradise Valley, Arizona, is raising money for a nine-foot bronze statue of the late Family Circus cartoonist Bil Keane, designed by his sons Jeff and Glen. [The Daily Cartoonist]
Creators | Cullen Bunn and Joelle Jones discuss their new comic Helheim on the ComiXologist podcast. [comiXology]
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