A REVIEW A DAY: PINOCCHIO, VAMPIRE SLAYER
Yes, it’s the second day in a row for a comic from SLG. This time it’s Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer by Van Jensen and Dusty Higgins. It will cost you $10.95. Doesn’t Pinocchio look cute on that cover, with his broken-off noses dripping blood like that?
As a high concept, this is pretty fun, mainly because of the fact that Pinocchio uses his own wooden noses to kill the vampires. The problem with such a keen idea is, of course, whether the creators can flesh it out and make a story that the consumer would want to read. While Jensen’s story is fairly predictable, it is very entertaining, and Higgins’ art is excellent.
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MARVEL TO PUBLISH GIRL COMICS ANTHOLOGY NEXT YEAR
Heidi over at The Beat breaks the news that Marvel is putting out a three-issue anthology called Girl Comics — thinkStrange Tales, but created exclusively by women. Contributors include Kathryn Immonen, Marjorie Liu, Devin Grayson, Ann Nocenti, Trina Robbins, G. Willow Wilson, Stephanie Buscema, Amanda Conner, Jill Thompson, Louise Simonson, Valerie D’Orazio, Colleen Coover, Molly Crabapple, Nikki Cook, Ming Doyle, Abby Denson and Carla Speed McNeil. The book is edited by Jeanine Schaefer, who gave Heidi more details on the project.
“It’s actually comics BY women—and I mean, top to bottom: written, penciled, inked, colored, lettered.”
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That is a hoot; Pinocchio slaying vampire with his nose. It’s ingenious actually. What do you think?
In what is generally male-oriented, it is refreshing to see a comic that is completely done by women. Would this fact sway you in your purchase of a comic, or does it not make a difference?