COMIC TITLE: I Hate Fairyland Vol. 1: Madly Ever After (2017)
Skottie Young– Artist
Skottie Young– Writer
April 20, 2016
My choice for today’s comic book may surprise some of you out there, but there is a good explanation. I was looking at the latest Marvel Comics news and saw that Skottie Young (Rocket Raccoon) was taking over Deadpool with a brand new series. I was excited and as I headed to a local comic book shop in search of other comics, I wanted to read up on a comic of his that was gaining some buzz. Over at Image Comics, Skottie was both the writer and the artist for the series entitled I Hate Fairyland and while it may seem like something I wouldn’t pick up, I took the chance. So for today we are checking out I Hate Fairyland Vol. 1: Madly Ever After which was released in April of 2016. Every kid int he world has quite the imagination, but what if one day you made a wish to go to a cool place and then all of a sudden you were sucked into that world? What would you do? For poor Gertrude, she just wanted to go back home, but in order to do that she has to find a key that will unlock that door. The only problem is that Gertrude isn’t a nice little girl and the residents of Fairyland are going to pay severely unless they do something.
This is definitely one of the most unique and fun comic books that I have ever read and I am being honest about that. At first you think that the comic is going to go in a certain direction and then they throw you a curveball right from the get go and you realize that this girl is a total psycho. That is what makes it fun and with every issue there are so many twists that just make you want to keep going. That certainly makes reading a trade publication a lot easier and more enjoyable to read. Everything is just well thought of as well as there are so many different lands, creatures, and whatever else Skottie threw in there that just occupies your mind for a while. The artwork is also definitely where it’s at as far as the last point I just made because it so cool to see these different creatures and lands come to life. The artwork is fun , very colorful, and it just fits the overall tone of the comic like a perfect marriage. The twist at the end of this trade definitely has me wanting to come back for more. So, check it out for yourselves and check out my grades below:
Character Representation: A+
Entertainment Value: A+