Review: I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 1: Madly Ever After by Skottie Young

October 25, 2017 Review 0

Review: I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 1: Madly Ever After by Skottie YoungMadly Ever After by Skottie Young
Series: I Hate Fairyland #1
Published by Image Comics on April 20th, 2016
Genres: Adult, Comics & Graphic Novels, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
Source: Personal Copy
Reviewed by: Kim
4 Stars

From superstar writer and artist Skottie Young (Rocket Raccoon, Wizard of OZ, Fortunately, The Milk), comes the first volume of an all-new series of adventure and mayhem.

An Adventure Time/Alice in Wonderland-style epic that smashes its cute little face against grown-up, Tank Girl/Deadpool-esque violent madness. Follow Gert, a forty year old woman stuck in a six year old's body who has been trapped in the magical world of Fairyland for nearly thirty years. Join her and her giant battle-axe on a delightfully blood-soaked journey to see who will survive the girl who HATES FAIRYLAND.

Collecting: I Hate Fairyland 1-5

If you enjoy your fairy tales sweet and simple, I HATE FAIRYLAND is not for you. If on the other hand you like them messed up and full of violence committed by the most adorable 40 year old ever, you’re in for a vanilla and violence flavoured treat!

Gert is pissed off. She’s been trying to escape Fairyland, but she keeps losing her temper and people keep losing their heads. I think my favourite bit of mayhem is how she keeps offing the narrators who are trying to introduce her. Sometimes accidentally, most of the time not, Gert manages to screw over everyone who is trying to help her.

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Gert’s a brilliant fighter. She can take down an entire army of bounty hunters, zombie fauns, or whatever else comes her way. She’s sick and tired of being trapped in a body that can’t handle the alcohol she wants to drink and she’s made more enemies than she can count. I wanted to feel bad for her, but at the same time she is a terrible human being. Those characters are often the funnest to read about.

This graphic novel has the twisted fun of TANK GIRL, the adorableness of a game of CANDY LAND and the non-sequitur charm of ALICE IN WONDERLAND. It looks cute, but it’s definitely not for kids. With a brilliant twist of fate in the last two pages, I can’t wait to catch up with Gert in volume 2.

Series Titles:
  1. I Hate Fairyland Volume 1: Madly Ever After
  2. I Hate Fairyland Volume 2: Fluff My Life
  3. I Hate Fairyland Volume 3: Good Girl
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  • For more gory/funny graphic novels, check out Chew by John Layman, Witch Doctor by Brandon Seifert, or Hack/Slash by Tim Seeley.

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