Coming in June: Top Shelf gives us the collected Pinocchio, the Vampire Slayer! ~ What'cha Reading?

Coming in June: Top Shelf gives us the collected Pinocchio, the Vampire Slayer!


Who else but a little wooden boy could be a kickass vampire hunter? I can’t wait for this book. And what better way to mix fairy tales and kickass graphic novels?

pinocchioFrom Top Shelf:

After gathering substantial praise for their individual volumes, artist Dusty Higgins and writer Van Jensen officially join the Top Shelf family this summer with the first-ever complete collection of Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer! Click through for more details and a 12-page preview.

One of YALSA’s Top Ten Graphic Novels for Teens!

This puppet may not be a real boy… but he just might be a real hero.

When bloodthirsty monsters invade Pinocchio’s hometown and kill his father Geppetto, Pinocchio discovers a new benefit to his magical nose: telling lies produces a never-ending supply of wooden stakes to combat the vampire hordes! Will Pinocchio be able to defeat these horrors, avenge his father, and save his friends?

Jensen (Green Lantern Corps) and Higgins (Knights of the Living Dead) present a captivating blend of comedy, horror, romance, and adventure, rooted in the original Italian novel but brought – as if by magic – to new life.

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Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer
by Dusty Higgins and Van Jensen
— a softcover graphic novel with French Flaps, 6.25” x 8.5”
— 528 pages
— $24.95 (US)
— ISBN 978-1-60309-347-7
— Diamond order code: APR141393
— Pre-order now for release in June

About Author

Rosemary Kiladitis is a children’s librarian, a mom, and a proud fangirl/nerdgirl. She did her homework while watching reruns of the 1966 Batman series, which led to her longstanding relationship with the Bat, and she’s pretty sure that Barbara Gordon is the real reason she went to library school. She loves superheroes, supervillains, and is secretly married to Hellboy. Or Loki. She can’t remember, but it’s one of them. Roe blogs about children’s and teen books at, and you can read her 140 character ramblings on twitter @RoeSolo.

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