REVIEW – I Hate Fairyland Volume 1: Madly Ever After by Skottie Young

Basically, I Hate Fairyland is the end of the world

Skottie Young has a way of infusing cute with crazy in a way that no one else can. While his artwork is well-known, I Hate Fairyland is a welcomed introduction to his writing and storytelling skills. Image Comics, the biggest indie publisher stays on brand by getting behind this title.

I Hate Fairyland Volume 1: Madly Ever After by Skottie Young is the story of young Gertrude getting trapped in the magical Fairyland on a quest to get home. Unfortunately she is awful at quests and decades have passed forging once adorable and idealistic Gert in a foul-mouthed (as foul as the magic in Fairyland allows), sadistic, one woman (in the body of a child) Apocalypse carving her way through every delightful and dangerous neighborhood in the land to find the Key that will get her home.

She’s the only one of her kind, trapped in another world and forced to fend for herself – It may be just for one little girl, but it’s the end of the world.

Gert is assigned a little fairy guide named Larry who is 50% storage solution, 25% useless guide, and 25% link to the audience to help offer perspective.




So Good! (Pros)

This is a twist on all genres it could be compared to. From the cleaned up cursing to the idea of a delightful, and beautiful fairy tale world being turned upside down by what has typically been the most basic of quests: Find the key and set yourself free.

Boo. Grrr. (Cons)

The idea can get a tad redundant as Gerturdude repeatedly carves her way through Fairyland and murders everything that moves. The story does progress along in a way that can feel like filler as it’s sprinkled in throughout chapters.

It might not be the easiest to follow if being read through individual issues.


Are you a fan of Uniqueness, Talent, Adult Themes with a delightful edge? Do you want something different that will engage you without upsetting you or boring you or stressing you out? If Yes, read I Hate Fairyland. If no, I guess you can go back to bed or whatever.


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