The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of I HATE FAIRYLAND #1 from Image Comics. Skottie Young writes and draws, and Jean-Francois Beaulieu colors.
Gert is a six-year-old girl and, as six-year-olds often do, she wished she could journey to a magical place. She got her wish, but it wasn’t quite what she hoped it would be. The journey home should have been a quick and easy quest, but 27 years later she’s still working on it. Physically she’s still six, but on the inside, well, not so much. And her adventure is just beginning.
Sometimes it’s cathartic to just let the mayhem wash over you. This book is one of those times. Gert is a force of nature in a very unnatural setting, and the wake of chaos and horror she leaves behind would be unbearable if this were set in the real world. But as it is, it’s a whole lot of terrible fun. The art is really cool (no pun intended) and beautifully presents a colorful and amazing world of unreality. (That sounds weird, but it really works. Trust me.)
Don’t be fooled by the sweet, pretty cover, people. Except for the bloody battleaxe part – that’s the part you should judge this book by. But it’s great twisted fun, that’s for sure.
~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )