This is possibly one of the best idea's ever conceived. Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer. How in the world can you not just love this concept!? The graphic novel was written by Van Jensen, and the art was done by Dustin Higgins.
After seeing Geppetto die at the hands of vampires, Pinocchio swears revenge. As the vampires plot the enslavement of mankind, Pinocchio makes it his personal mission to take them down, how? He's Pinocchio! As long as he keeps busting out the lies to make his wooden nose grow, he has an endless supply of stakes to shove in the chests of these diabolical vampires. Are you sold on it yet?
I can see it now as Pinocchio walks up to a vampire and say's "No, I'm not going to kill you," as his nose grows longer, he then springs toward the villain and in one fluid motion breaks off his nose as he flys through the air plunging it into the chest of the vampire killing him instantly. A growing nose comes in handy for impaling the undead.
The story is going to be full of grim and dark type of humor. Jensen say's:
"What started out as a simple joke about Pinocchio shanking vampires with his nose grew into a book filled with drama and pathos. Yep, drama and pathos... and Pinocchio using his nose to shank vampires. Lots and lots of vampires."
"We approached the story as if perhaps Pinocchio wasn't meant to live happily ever after. Maybe because of his 'abilities' he was actually meant to slay vampires. With a continual supply of wooden stakes and no flesh or blood to worry about, he's the really the perfect weapon against the undead bloodsucking menace."
Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer is a 128-page graphic novel and will be in stores in September 2009.
I can't wait for the movie. How can this not be made into a film!? What do you all think?