Source: From Netgalley and Image Comics in exchange for an honest review. This in no way alters my opinion or review.
I Hate Fairyland: Madly Ever After by Skottie Young
Series: I hate Fairyland Volume 1
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication Date: April 20, 2016
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 it's cute little face against grown-up, Tank Girl/Deadpool-esque violent madness. Follow Gert, a forty year old woman stuck in a six year olds 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. Collecting Issues #1-5 for only $9.99.
As you can probably tell from the cover image, this graphic novel is no for a young audience. It is violent, full of gore and creative cursing, and adorable creatures.
I Hate Fairyland volume 1 includes issues #1-5 of the comic series about a little girl named Gert who magically enters fairyland and pretty much gets stuck there. While trapped she mentally ages but physically does not so we are reading about a 27 year old trapped in a 6-year old body and in a place of magic and 'happiness' only she is NOT happy about it.
The plot is hilarious and very sarcastic and mean- spirited and often made me laugh for all its ridiculousness. When I was talking about it with my husband he said that the writer seems to have picked up where Johnny the Homicidal Maniac left off. I love that series too. Gert is a very angry little thing and she often expresses that anger with violence and it is done with a wonderful comic effect. I really loved this book and want to add it to my collection.