Pinocchio Vampire Slayer and the Great Puppet Theater

Pinocchio Vampire Slayer and the Great Puppet Theater

Paperback - 2010
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More lies! More vampires! More... puppets! Pinocchio is back, but now he hasto share the vampire-killing stage with his wooden siblings. The stakes areraised in this sequel to the acclaimed 2009 graphic novel, as Pinocchio unravelsthe mystery of the undead menace and his own shadowy background. But willturmoil within the band of slayers spoil their efforts as they battle thebloodsuckers across Italy and even at sea in this darkly funny take on theclassic character?
Published: San Jose, Calif. : SLG, 2010.
ISBN: 9781593622039
Branch Call Number: TEEN GN PIN
Characteristics: 165 p. :,chiefly ill. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Jensen, Van
Alternative Title: Great Puppet Theater


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FindingJane Aug 04, 2015

The action and adventure continues as Pinocchio tries to assauge his grief at losing his father Gepetto to vampirism…and his own complicity in slaying him. This comic book ably shows Pinocchio’s grief and how it twists his actions as he continues on his rampage against vampires. It has roused the ire of the vampiric community and puts everybody around him in danger.

Not that all is gloom and doom. The story deftly mixes comedy and romance with tragedy and thrills, especially when a bunch of agile performers enters the tale. New (or rather old) friends are introduced as Pinocchio teams up with the puppet theater, a bunch of living marionettes like himself. People who are familiar with Collodi’s creation will remember these performing puppets and the way they greeted Pinocchio as a brother. The creators of Pinocchio Vampire Slayer cleave closely to Collodi’s original work even when the rules he set down for them makes no real sense. (The puppets are made of wood and yet they need food and rest like flesh-and-blood creatures. Go figure.)

However, they are as committed to Pinocchio’s quest to destroying vampires as he is after bloodsuckers attack the puppet troupe and kill Master Fire-Eater, their owner, and other puppets. The story leaps back and forth between flashback and present and races along steadily as all involved continue fighting the undead. These puppets are capable fighters and the sense of cameraderie they share with Pinocchio enliven the story considerably. They’re also joined by Carlotta, a village girl whose friendship with Pinocchio deepens into something more. She’s sweet but tart and can fight too when needed.

Pinocchio’s adventures continue even after he gains what seems to be his dearest wish. The book ends on a cliffhanger that leaves the reader eager to read more. I’m sure the deft skills of Messrs. Jensen and Higgins will prove more than up to the challenge.


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