Issue: Pinocchio Vampire Slayer OGN
Writer: Van Jensen
Artist: Dusty Higgins
Publisher: Slave Labor Graphics
Release Date: 2010
“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?”
Artwork: 4.0 out of 5
So when I started looking at the first few pages of this volume I was kinda shocked. Mostly because it was done in this comic strip format, that didn’t match the genre or the intensity of the cover, but man did they fool me. The intro plays into the classical Pinocchio style actually as it has the kid like vibe that I recall from the movie, but as soon as that is over, things go dark. I loved the look of everything in this book from the designs to the perfect tones used. Visually it has this movie feel as well, I can see this book in my head playing out like a cartoon. It’s just GORE-geous!
Story: 4.0 out of 5
Have you read this? Really, because it kind of rocks! I mean maybe the idea is simple, and yet no one did it before. The simple concept of a wooden boy with a nostril flare for killing vampires does it get any better? The dialogue is as fresh as the overall concept and it plays out beautifully. My complaint though is that it was over too fast. I think I got through the whole book, 128 pages, in less than an hour. While it’s not a big complaint it did make me sad it was over.
Dying Breath: 4.0 out of 5
This story was fresh, and in a market of vampire books you need something to be different. The same night stalker story is played out and this book easily gives a classic tale a new twist while tackling a genre that can be overdone at times. The artwork is great, spot on page to page. When all is said and done I want more and well, since I waited so long, I can have more because Volume 2 is out now. Vampire fans read this, horror fans read this and well if you want something different then read this. I am really glad I got the chance to get my hand on a copy.
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