Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer

Yes, I know what you may be thinking.  Vampires have officially taken over the literary landscape.  That or zombies.  Bill Willingham’s Fables features a Pinocchio that was turned into a real boy by the Blue Fairy only to become furious to remain stuck in the body of a child for the next few hundred years.  He’s a pretty tough little guy, but so is Van Jensen’s take on Carlo Collodi’s classic character, who never makes the transition to being a “real boy,” and thus winds up becoming the ideal vampire slayer (i.e. – a wooden stake ever at the ready if he tells a lie at just the right time).  It’s also published by SLG, one of my favorite indie publishers, so it has a bit more edge and humor than a lot of mainstream comics.  The first volume (there are currently two volumes available) also contains one of the best final pages I’ve seen in years.  this is a terrific series, a black and white gem drawn by Dusty Higgins, and a nice little diversion from the everyday!

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