This graphic novel takes inspiration from the Collodi novel (and not by the Disney version); at the beginning there is a summary of the original story – comprehending the most dramatic parts – and then the story begins.
After the reunion with Geppetto the city they live in faces the attack of evil vampires that kill Geppetto leaving Pinocchio to Master Cherry and the fairy. Soon they discover the wood Pinocchio is made from is the only weapon useful in killing vampires, hence epic episodes where Pinocchio tells random lies in order to use his nose as a weapon.
The narration is fast paced, taking elements from the original novel and new ones, the only drawback is the fact this one is only a preview and not the whole book.
Graphically the story is well done and detailed with b/w and grey images and tricks (images like wood carving) for telling past events.
Thanks to the publisher for providing me the copy necessary to write this review.
* Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer by Dusty Higgins ★★★★☆½
*I read this book in English