Nov 6th 2012 By: Graeme McMillan
If you've been thinking to yourself, "I wish there was some way to simultaneously find some use for old graphic novels that no-one needs or wants anymore while also doing something to promote reading in general and reading comics in particular," then it's your lucky day: Meet the Avengehogs
They're the creation of young adult librarian (and former Eisner Awards judge) Robin Brenner, who created them to promote an event for the Brookline Library's teen manga/anime club. She shared the team Brookine Teen Librarian blog
, explaining that they were made from repurposed books ("drawn from our discarded but well-loved to the point of falling apart comics and paperbacks - no worries, replacements have already hit the shelves," she noted) and duct tape, and "powered by craftiness and geek passion."
Brenner also shared the method necessary to create book hedgehogs for yourself
. Finally, I have something to do with those Showcase Presents Green Lantern editions I've read far, far too many times already.
[Co-Senior Editor's note: As a dude who got into comics through Archie's Sonic series, I'd love seeing a Sonic the Hedgehog... hedgehog... made from Sonic comics. Too meta? - Caleb]