Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer, Volume One

Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer, Volume One

by Dustin Higgins, Van Jensen
     
 

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  • After seeing Geppetto die at the hands of vampires, Pinocchio swears revenge in this darkly funny graphic novel. As the vampires plot the enslavement of mankind, only a one-puppet army stands in their way. But will a wooden boy and his endless supply of stakes — courtesy of plenty of lies and his elongating nose — be enough to save the

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  • After seeing Geppetto die at the hands of vampires, Pinocchio swears revenge in this darkly funny graphic novel. As the vampires plot the enslavement of mankind, only a one-puppet army stands in their way. But will a wooden boy and his endless supply of stakes — courtesy of plenty of lies and his elongating nose — be enough to save the day?

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Publishers Weekly
This enjoyable reworking of Carlo Collodi's classic tale drops the magically animated puppet into a horror movie plot. After his maker/father Geppetto is killed by vampires, Pinocchio tries to protect the disbelieving inhabitants of his village, aided only by woodcarver Master Cherry, a greatly aged Blue Fairy and the ghost of the nagging cricket he squashed some time ago. As that last reference indicates, this is not the sentimentalized Disney version of the story; the protagonist of this book is one tough little puppet. Furthermore, although he's no Buffy Summers, as a vampire fighter Pinocchio has the advantage of a built-in wooden stake—as long as he remembers to tell lies at the right time. Jensen's script is clever, full of irreverent irony. But the highlight of the book is Higgins's b&w art that offers page after page of amazement. Swirling, whirling, jittery, skittery, the story dances gracefully from grin to grimace and back again. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593621766
Publisher:
SLG Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer Series, #1
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
13 - 16 Years

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