Robin Brenner

Robin Brenner

Reference & Teen Librarian at the Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA. Creator & Editor in Chief of the graphic novel review site No Flying No Tights.
Robin Brenner
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Avengers Assemble!  Marvel's Avengers in repurposed book hedgehog form.  For a teen program and general display!

Avengers Assemble! Marvel's Avengers in repurposed book hedgehog form. For a teen program and general display!

Neil Gaiman's series Sandman is know for its depth, rich literary references, and epic storyline.  This series can be credited with bringing many women and readers outside the comics world to the format, and the richness of storytelling and mythology makes it easy to see why.

Neil Gaiman's series Sandman is know for its depth, rich literary references, and epic storyline. This series can be credited with bringing many women and readers outside the comics world to the format, and the richness of storytelling and mythology makes it easy to see why.

Ellis is always pretty much out to offend everyone, but as long as you know that going in, Transmetropolitan is one of the most entertaining, intelligent, and vicious takedowns of US politics, technology, and society yet to hit the comics stands.  Not for the faint of heart.

Ellis is always pretty much out to offend everyone, but as long as you know that going in, Transmetropolitan is one of the most entertaining, intelligent, and vicious takedowns of US politics, technology, and society yet to hit the comics stands. Not for the faint of heart.

If you loved the West Wing, Ex Machina might well be the series you've been looking for -- Mitchell Hundred decides he'll do much more good as Mayor of New York than masked superhero.  When his past keeps coming back to haunt him, though, he begins to wonder if he made the right choice.

If you loved the West Wing, Ex Machina might well be the series you've been looking for -- Mitchell Hundred decides he'll do much more good as Mayor of New York than masked superhero. When his past keeps coming back to haunt him, though, he begins to wonder if he made the right choice.

If you love superheroes mixed with procedural drama, look no further than this long-running series about Detective Christian Walker and his partner Deena Pilgrim trying to maintain law and order in a world full of superpowered folks on both sides of the law.

If you love superheroes mixed with procedural drama, look no further than this long-running series about Detective Christian Walker and his partner Deena Pilgrim trying to maintain law and order in a world full of superpowered folks on both sides of the law.

Another manga choice that defies expectations, this time the charming story of a young woman who travels to Rome to confront her wayward mother and ends up finding a job, a kind of family, and a new home.

Another manga choice that defies expectations, this time the charming story of a young woman who travels to Rome to confront her wayward mother and ends up finding a job, a kind of family, and a new home.

If you're curious about Japanese manga, but are befuddled by giant eyes and sparkles, try Naoki Urasawa's thrilling serial killer story -- full of realism, suspense, and beautiful visual storytelling.

If you're curious about Japanese manga, but are befuddled by giant eyes and sparkles, try Naoki Urasawa's thrilling serial killer story -- full of realism, suspense, and beautiful visual storytelling.

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to try to pitch your movie idea to Hollywood, look no further than Bendis's hilarious memoir.  Now available in a deluxe, hardcover edition from Marvel.

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to try to pitch your movie idea to Hollywood, look no further than Bendis's hilarious memoir. Now available in a deluxe, hardcover edition from Marvel.

This memoir became a favorite of discussion groups around the country, and for good reason -- strong perspective, vivid artwork, and a delightful sense of humor despite relating a complex childhood.

This memoir became a favorite of discussion groups around the country, and for good reason -- strong perspective, vivid artwork, and a delightful sense of humor despite relating a complex childhood.

Bechdel's companion memoir to her excellent Fun Home, this one is just as compelling for memoir lovers.

Bechdel's companion memoir to her excellent Fun Home, this one is just as compelling for memoir lovers.