Pinocchio Vampire Slayer - Dusty Higgins and Van Jensen

This collection started with the main title and continues with Pinocchio Vampire Slayer and the Great Puppet Theater and Pinocchio Vampire Slayer of Wood and Blood part 1 and 2. The first book is clearly a parody of the story of the wooden boy made by a lonely woodcutter who eventual becomes a real boy (and in this version he fights vampires). It's dark in art and tone and actually an excellent work of mystery and horror, along with the ridiculousness of it being Pinocchio. I was disappointed in the future works as they introduced many new characters, dividing the focus, and it turned more toward the humorous aspects than the dark ones and I feel it cost the work. I was originally very glad to see that it was more than a one shot, yet perhaps it would have been better to have remained so. Still, the conclusion brings the tale back toward the darker aspects and--as it was going to end--it ended well.