It shouldn't have come as such a surprise to me that Mike Mignola is a Pinocchio fan, but I confess the pervasive, wholesome influence of the marvelous Disney animated feature has clouded my awareness of the dark, supernatural weirdness of the original story, the kind of spooky stuff that has inspired the celebrated Hellboy creator since he was a little boy. It was indeed at a young age that Mignola and his brother Scott discovered the twisted parable about a puppet who wishes to be real, and although both brothers have described their fondness for Pinocchio as an obsession, it's only now that they've channeled it into a brand new work directly inspired by Carlo Collodi's original story. Written by Scott Mignola with a cover and plate illustrations by Mike, Pinocchio's Forgotten Land is a new novel billed as a sequel to the original 1883 classic that finds the real boy a real grown-up man, confronting themes like greed and guilt as he seeks his fortune while looking out for his aging father Geppetto. But as the Mignola brothers told ComicsAlliance, the book retains the outrageous fairy tale spirit of the original.
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Baltimore's vampires are doomed. Van Jensen and Dustin Higgins' original graphic novel "Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer" (which you can take a look at via our exclusive preview here) drops later this month, and in support of the pending release, Jensen will be appearing at this weekend's Baltimore Comic-Con, along with a wooden boy poised to destroy the undead.
Carved by Jensen's uncle, the likeness to Higgins' artwo
SLG Publishing have provided Comics Alliance with a 5-page preview of "Pinocchio Vampire Slayer," which arrives in stores in October, 2009.
Pinocchio Vampire Slayer
by: Van Jensen and Dustin Higgins
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,