Pinocchio

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Presents a dark rendition of a classic tale, a greedy Geppetto builds Pinocchio as a metallic weapon of war, while Jiminy Cockroach is a homeless squatter living the good life in Pinocchio's skull.

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You might think, opening this handsome comic by the French writer/artist Winshluss — better known as Vincent Paronnaud, co-director with Marjane Satrapi of the Oscar-nominated film Persepolis — that you're in for a heartwarming, child-friendly version of the classic story. Right around the time Pinocchio accidentally incinerates Gepetto's wife during an act of energetic nose-sex, you'll probably realize your mistake. An exuberant, take-no-prisoners act of folklore reclamation,

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