Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer

Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer

Book - 2014
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This puppet may not be a real boy? but he just might be a real hero. When bloodthirsty monsters invade Pinocchio's hometown and kill his father Geppetto, Pinocchio discovers a new benefit to his magical nose: telling lies produces a never-ending supply of wooden stakes to combat the vampire hordes! Will Pinocchio be able to defeat these horrors, avenge his father, and save his friends? So begins Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer by Van Jensen and Dusty Higgins, the critically acclaimed twist on the classic fairy tale. After his first adventure, join Pinocchio as he discovers his lost brothers and sisters in The Great Puppet Theatre, then confronts the terrifying origin uniting both puppets and vampires, the children Of Wood and Blood! Now, for the first time, the complete trilogy is collected together in a single deluxe softcover edition.
Publisher: Marietta : Top Shelf Productions, 2014.
Edition: Complete edition.
ISBN: 9781603093477
Characteristics: [vii], 526 pages : chiefly illustrated ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Higgins, Dusty - Artist


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Jan 29, 2016

Featured on the awful library books blog.

Apr 05, 2011

This graphic novel was very well done. Very funny, without being over the top. There isn't much of your classic Disney wooden puppet here! The brief description of the real story of Pinocchio at the start is very cute and funny

Feb 21, 2011

Great and fun comic :) I thought it was gonna be over-the-top dark or deliberately have ppl swearing all over the place just to have it be superficially "adult" but it was not that at all :) It may be a darker, stranger Pinocchio world than we're used to (not like the original was all light and fun either xD), but I thought the portrayals of the characters were very spot on and complex, esp Pinocchio who in this book is a hero in the vein of Spider-Man or Batman: a child who b/c of tragedy is forced to grow up very quickly and take responsibility. :) It's a fun comic, but more importantly it's a well written one and I rly enjoyed it :)

Jul 22, 2010

I didn't expect to enjoy a monster mash-up so very much. Geppetto has been killed by vampires and Pinocchio is out for revenge. He tells a lie and then snaps off his nose. This provides a handy and effective wooden stake that turns the vampires of Nasolungo to dust.

Dusty Higgins' strong black and white art (and Pinocchio's line "I kill monsters") reminded me of Niimura's work in I Kill Giants. There is also a woodcut sort of style to the imagery that evokes the setting and the classic original story. Patterned scarves worn by the villagers and vampires are a nice visual touch. Van Jensen's retelling - post-telling, actually - is sly, inventive and thoroughly entertaining. Grade 6 - adult.


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