We here at No Flying No Tights know that comics and graphic novels have a long and rich history.  This column will be devoted to highlighting the older titles that we dub classics of the format.  There are so many landmark titles.  We aim to highlight the place of each title in the graphic novel and comic canon and help everyone understand just why this particular title deserves its place.

Check back for the first entry here in a few weeks, but for now, check out our new reviews of Batman: The Long Halloween and Cardcaptor Sakura.


  • Robin B.

    | She/Her Teen Librarian, Public Library of Brookline

    Editor in Chief

    Robin E. Brenner is Teen Librarian at the Brookline Public Library in Massachusetts. She has chaired the American Library Association Great Graphic Novels for Teens Selection List Committee, the Margaret A. Edwards Award Committee, and served on the Michael L. Printz Award Committee. She is currently the President of the Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table for ALA. She was a judge for the 2007 Eisner awards, helped judge the Boston Globe Horn Book Awards in 2011, and contributes to the Good Comics for Kids blog at School Library Journal. She regularly gives lectures and workshops on graphic novels, manga, and anime at comics conventions including New York and San Diego Comic-Con and at the American Library Association’s conferences. Her guide, Understanding Manga and Anime (Libraries Unlimited, 2007), was nominated for a 2008 Eisner Award.

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