I Hate Fairyland Volume 1: Madly Ever After review

                                 by Bobby Blakey

Superstar Skottie Young has been delivering some of the best covers and original artwork in the industry for years. His run on Marvel’s OZ and Rocket Raccoon brought his unique style to away from just cover work, but it’s his first creator own series I Hate Fairyland that really showcases his true style and brilliance. Fans that missed the first issues of the series can grab their copy of the graphic novel I Hate Fairyland Volume 1: Madly Ever After from Image Comics.

I Hate Fairyland follows Gert, a forty-year-old woman in a six year old’s body, who has been stuck 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. Despite Young’s cartoon style and the idea of a cute fairyland in the story this is a hilarious uber-violent masterpiece that only he could deliver. The story is hilarious from start to finish and filled with creatively perfect designed characters that are all more memorable than the next. His direction with the story takes you on a journey that is not only insanely fun and entertaining, but actually makes total sense when you think about it. Gert is the perfect character to kick off this journey bringing a cure visual presence that offers up a simple but design but her over the top angry personality coupled with her violent tendencies makes her one of the most memorable characters to come along in some time. Young’s style is used to perfection here creating a bright vibrant world that is a visual treat in every panel and splash page making it one that you will no doubt want to read more than once. This is one of the few comics that reads more like an animated series instead of just a generic comic making it stand out as something truly original.

Young has already established his brilliance in the industry, but this series takes his work to the next level and showcases what he can do with his cute style and twisted mind. This graphic novel collects issues 1-5 of the series offering up the perfect chance to get caught up or revisit the violently fun world of fairyland to prepare for the new story to kick off soon. Grab your copy of I Hate Fairyland: Volume 1: Madly Ever After available now as well as the individual issues including the awesome F@&K Fairyland variants and Adult Coloring Book.