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Meet Harlequin, Pinocchio’s vampire-slaying friend

At HeroesCon last weekend we learned that Dusty Higgins and Van Jensen’s vampire-killing puppet will return this fall in the sequel to last year’s Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer. The new book, Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer and the Great Puppet Theater, will see Pinocchio team up with several other wooden vampire hunters, the first of which we’re really happy to reveal today:


Watch for more reveals in the weeks ahead. Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer and the Great Puppet Theater will be solicited in July’s Previews catalog for its October release. The solicitation text reads:

Pinocchio’s back… but who are his friends!?! In the sequel to the 2009 graphic novel Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer by Dusty Higgins and Van Jensen, the titular puppet has to share the undead-killing stage. The stakes are raised in Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer and the Great Puppet Theater (SLG Publishing) as Pinocchio unravels the mystery of the vampire menace and his own shadowy background. The sequel will hit shelves in October.

Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer was named one of the Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens in 2010 by YALSA. Follow Pinocchio on Twitter: @p_vampireslayer



I missed the first series, so I don’t know how many of these are returning characters. The soldier on the left, I wonder if he’ll be based on the Steadfast Tin Soldier.

( for those unfamiliar with the story)

I’m a little disappointed that the Harlequin design strays so far away from tradition as the character has long had associations with the supernatural (and the diabolic specifically) that would make him a good fit for some vampire-slaying.

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