Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Pinocchio Vampire Slayer: a graphic novel review

Author: Van Jensen & Dusty Higgins
Publisher: SLG Publishing
Info: Copyright 2009, 128 pages

A review in 10 words (or thereabouts): A re-vamped fairytale of epic proportions.  Buffy just wishes she was this awesome.  Okay...she was awesome.  But so is Pinocchio.

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? 
~Goodreads Description~
Best intro to a graphic novel ever.  The recap of Pinocchio's origins sets the stage for life after the blue fairy does not in fact make him a real boy.  Instead, Geppetto is attacked and killed by vampires and Pinocchio becomes a genuine Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  Thank goodness he has a propensity for lying.  Ever time his nose grows he has a new, lethal stake.  Unfortunately, no one in town believes there are monsters in their midst, and who wants to believe a wooden boy?  

Hilarious.  At times the artwork was a bit difficult to discern, but the story was fun and the writing was hilarious.  i can't wait to find out what Pinocchio will do next.  There are still vampires terrorizing the countryside and now his need for revenge is even greater.

Check out Pinocchio Vampire Slayer by Van Jensen and Dusty Higgins.

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