SLG Publishing will announce Friday at HeroesCon that Dusty Higgins and Van Jensen's unlikely scourge of the undead is set to return in October with a new graphic novel. "Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer and the Great Puppet Theater" will see the wooden hero team up with other vamp hunters, the identities of which will be gradually revealed in the lead-up to San Diego's Comic-Con International in July.
Jensen, who can be found in HeroesCon's Indie Island this weekend, provided CBR with an exclusive first look at the teaser poster, displaying Pinocchio's crew in silhouette.
"Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer and the Great Puppet Theater" will be solicited in July's Previews catalogue 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.