F*@# Fairyland: Should You Be Reading ‘I Hate Fairyland’?
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I Hate Fairyland tells the tale of a young girl named Gertie who is magically whisked away for a fantastic journey in a beautiful fairy tale land, populated with cute and colorful creatures. And Gertie’s going to kill every last one of those mother-fluffers!
WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
Twenty-seven years ago, a ten-year old named Gertie was magically transported to Fairyland to embark on an epic journey to retrieve a key and travel home! Easy-peasy, right? About that...
It turns out that getting back home is the hard part, and the series follows Gertie as she maims, murders, explodes, implodes, and commits every form of violence imaginable against the denizens of Fairyland --- who all pretty much deserve it --- in her desperate attempts to escape this cotton-candy hell-hole.
WHO'S IT BY?
This Image Comics series is the brainchild of Skottie Young. You might recognize Young's chibi-esque art from the illustrations he did for Neil Gaiman's Fortunately, the Milk, from his Rocket Raccoon series for Marvel, or from the many great variant covers he's created for the publisher. This is his first independent comic as both writer and artist.
Colors come courtesy of Jean-Francois Beaulieu, best known for his work on Invincible, and Blambot founder and award-winning type designer Nate Piekos is the letterer.
WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL?
Have you ever wanted to see a skewer driven through the heart of every singing daffodil, and all the smiling stars? Do you want to drive a hatchet into the head of a doofy looking green giant? Have you ever wanted to maim and dismember a beautiful, colorful fairytale land? This is the only comic where you'll get your wish.
WHO SHOULD READ IT?
Everyone who's still a child at heart. Though probably not actual children. Here are some great comics to give your kids instead.
WHERE CAN I READ IT?
The series is available in better comic book stores and from Comixology. You can find the first five issues in the collected volume, I Hate Fairyland: Madly Ever After, available wherever comics are sold.