An Early Image from Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer #1
I mentioned yesterday that despite the colorful cover, Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer #1 is black-and-white artistry, and you see an excerpt here above.
This is an early scene in the story, but apparently from an earlier edition than the one I ordered, which has darker shadows, especially effective in not letting us see too much when Pinocchio's nose grows as a consequence of his lie about being a real boy! Illustrator Dusty Higgins improved on the original seen above. Better in this 'chic' scene to obscure Pinocchio's weakness made strong.
If the image is too small for you to see clearly, simply click on it, and watch a vampire who's just bitten into the wooden boy react in shock as Pinocchio readies the comeuppance.
But the crucial question is: Can poor, tragedy-ridden Pinocchio maintain wood long enough to generate an incessant supply of stakes to rid himself, his village, and apparently the whole world of the evil blood-suckers? Or will he pine away "as he were wood" over friends lost to the 'immortal' vampire realm?
For that answer, we'd need to read the entire series . . .