Pinocchio Vampire and the Great Puppet Theater
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Pinocchio Vampire and the Great Puppet Theater (Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer #2)

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More lies! More vampires! More... puppets! Pinocchio is back, but now he has to share the vampire-killing stage with his wooden siblings. The stakes are raised in this sequel to the acclaimed 2009 graphic novel, as Pinocchio unravels the mystery of the undead menace and his own shadowy background. But will turmoil within the band of slayers spoil their efforts as they batt...more
Paperback, 166 pages
Published December 14th 2010 by SLG Publishing (first published October 27th 2010)
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Be careful what you wish for!

The Blue Fairy has turned Pinocchio into a REAL boy. Now his nose is made of cartilage and flesh, and it's totally useless for killing vampires. Luckily, P.'s puppet pals are also in the slaying business. And business is certainly booming. In between their own unique interpretations of Shakespearean classics, the puppet troupe is constantly fighting thirsty bloodsuckers.

The humor is amped up a bit in this book. My favorite bit? One of the puppets declares, "Well, the...more
I booktalked the first book in this series in the winter of 2011, so I had to read the sequel. In a lot of ways the novelty has worn off. Pinocchio's still crisscrossing the world killing vampires, and this time he meets a crew of magically mobile freestanding "puppets" who are also hunting the vampiric. There's a girl, there's a problematic father figure, there are some !! moments. I still really love the illustration style (go Dusty Higgins!).

Maybe because it's been way over a year since I re...more
I enjoyed it as much as the first one. I did like that the first book could stand alone, but this one clearly needs a third part to end the story. No problem with that, just now I want to know the ending. Oh, cliffhangers.
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I am not really a graphic novel type of girl. Truthfully, I never actually read a graphic novel. Pinocchio Vampire Slayer and the Great Puppet Theater was my first real introduction into the world of graphic novels, and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed myself!

The cover alone is AWESOME and draws your attention instantly. Pinocchio graces the cover holding a skull with smoke emanating from the top in his hand, skulls laid at his feet, and the Great...more
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In the Great Puppet Theater, the puppets have no strings, and it’s the same for Pinocchio. We all know about Pinocchio. He was created by Geppetto, who loved him as a real boy. Pinocchio got into quite a bit of trouble, including being swallowed by a giant dog fish, but his biggest adventure came later, when he ran into his first vampires. Geppetto died at the hands of the vampires, and Pinocchio is determined to kill them all. With the help of the Blue Fairy, Carlotta, Master Cherry and the oth...more
Jean-Pierre Vidrine
I picked up the first Pinocchio Vampire Slayer book thinking it would simply be a goofy use of a classic character in an unlikely type of story. After reading Van Jensen's introduction to the book, I put it down and picked Carlo Collodi's original novel Pinocchio. Jensen's intro made it clear that he had a great reverence for the character and for Collodi's original work. After reading Collodi's novel, I was sure that Jensen's use of the character wasn't the least bit unlikely nor inappropriate....more
Sara Thompson
These are great books. As graphic novels often are, they are far too short but I still love them. There’s a ton of action and the length is quite nice. They are a little violent but it’s quick and hidden in the black and white frames.
I love the creative allowance the authors have taken. The concept of Pinocchio as a vampire slayer is perfect, his growing nose makes for a ready stake. However, things change when Pinocchio is made into a real boy. Now he’s having to learn how to fight all over aga...more
Jan 15, 2013 Dan rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of fairy tales
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Melissa Chung
This is book 2 of Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer. With the free download from NetGalley I was able to read both books so my review from book one satisfies the review for book two as well :D
Well I have waited forever for this one and actually read the Carlo Collodi's original story in the meantime. I did a lot of thinking after reading this volume and decided that I liked it. In this book, Pinocchio is joined in the vampire hunting by the Great Puppet Theater, which includes 6 other magical puppets and his friend Carlotta from the previous book. They are joined by the undead almost vampire Master Cherry, the decrepit Blue Fairy and the Ghost Cricket. The story has many twists and t...more
I love the premise of this graphic novel - OF COURSE Pinocchio is a vampire slayer! He has an endless supply of stakes at his disposal! This book continues the re-imagined story, with Pinocchio meeting up with his "brothers" and "sisters" (fellow sentient puppets) and continuing on his vampire-slaying quest. It's full of laughs, great art, and even a little romance. The cliffhanger ending makes me really eager to read the next book.
I didn't like this one quite as much as the first one, because the first was based around a ridiculous premise and it was awesome because that premise was so ridiculous. This one tried to take the plot further and I suppose it succeeded, but it downplayed the ridiculousness which had been its greatest virtue in the last one.
Aaah! Cliffhanger! Other than that though, an excellent, emotional, exciting follow-up to Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer. By all rights, it should just be a fun, goofy concept, but Higgins and Jensen went and made it good, too.
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The sequel to Pinocchio, Vampire Hunter did help carry the story forward, but does not answer any of the questions brought up by the first volume. Now waiting for the third installment.
Maggie V
Some of the artwork was difficult to read online, and I occasionally forgot the secondary characters names. I thought it was a fun story, and a very quick read.
I really like this series. I liked book 1 better, still, but this volume is solid. I'll be sticking with Pinocchio Vampire Slayer.
Nick Kives
This was pretty good. I actually liked it more than the first one. More humor in here that was lacking before.
Loved the "Merchant of Venice" scene. Oh but the cliffhanger ending...Now I have to wait for the next one!
Yes! Not quite as good as the first, but still pretty darn good. I do miss the nose.
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Van Jensen is the author of the Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer series of graphic novels and, by day, a magazine editor.

Previously, Van covered the comics industry for Publishers Weekly and other outlets. Before that, he was a crime reporter at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper, often working in the wrong part of town at the wrong time of night. It was at the Democrat-Gazette that he met PVS arti...more
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