Pinocchio and his killer nose

Pinocchio Vampire Slayer coverPinocchio, Vampire Slayer
Jensen and Higgins

Submitter: So, Pinocchio is avenging Geppetto’s death by killing vampires with his nose. Yes, really. We were weeding in our young adult graphic novels, and for some reason this particular tome hasn’t circulated in several years. It’s time to let it go and make room for the things our patrons want to read. Also, Pinocchio is kinda freaking me out with his nose-killing abilities.

Holly: Genius! Pinnochio’s nose is the perfect weapon to slay vampires. I’m just sad that I didn’t think of this myself. We’re featuring this on Awful Library Books not because it is an ALB, but because it’s weird. Sometimes we just like a laugh. (Although anything that doesn’t circulate needs to be weeded to make room for things people want to read, just as Submitter points out.)


Pinocchio Vampire Slayer back cover

Pinocchio Vampire Slayer graphic novel

Pinocchio Vampire Slayer graphic novel


  1. If you’ve read the original story, where Pinocchio is quite different from his cheerful Disney adaption, seeing him with an attitude and slaying vampires isn’t really all that strange. 🙂

    1. I wonder if this Pinocchio can satisfy two ladies at a time, ( Like Steve Martin, in Roxanne).

  2. Definitely meets criteria for de-selection, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t pipe up and say how much I enjoy reading this series.

  3. Bought this as single volumes when it first came out, and then the collection

    And the sidestory (Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer, and the Vampire Zoo) published just a few months ago.

  4. I blame Joss Whedon. He makes a great show about vampires, suddenly everyone in the world thinks they have The Great Vampire Within Them.

  5. Oh, I read this! It was definitely weird, but worth the quick read if you like fun, tongue-in-cheek comics 😀

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