Pinocchio the vampire slayer is back! This comic first came out last year and fans were loving the vampire killing puppet – Rue Morgue magazine even called it “one of the most innovative horror comics of 2009” – and coming from one of the greatest horror magazines ever, that’s pretty high praise. Fans of the first comic can rejoice because this fall brings the release of the sequel – Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer and the Great Puppet Theater. Woo!
From the official website:
More Lies! More Vampires! More…Puppets.
Pinocchio The little wooden vampire slayer returns in an all new adventure from SLG Publishing. Pinocchio: The Great Puppet Theater features more danger, more deceit, and truckloads more nose-shanked vampire. The much anticipated sequel to critically acclaimed graphic novel Pinocchio Vampire Slayer, follows the little wooden boy’s ongoing quest to find and kill the head vampire while he kills as many of his undead minions as he can along the way.
Now with an undead Master Cherry and the addition of his long lost marionette family in tow, Pinocchio might just be closer to getting his greatest wish granted than he ever thought possible. But, WHICH wish? And will Pinocchio’s life ever be the same afterwards? Both writer Van Jensen and artist Dustin Higgins raise the stakes as they reunite to continue the story of Pinocchio based on the legendary original version of the story by Carlo Collodi. “Collodi’s story is so rich that, if we wanted, we could fill dozens of books up with adventures spinning from his world,” says Jensen. “The challenge then really is in choosing the right pieces of his story to incorporate into ours without going overboard. While our story certainly spins off into totally different directions, I like to think it keeps up the tone of Collodi’s Pinocchio.”
I can’t wait to pick up a copy of this comic!
Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer and the Great Puppet Theater comes out November 9, 2010.