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REVIEW: I HATE FAIRYLAND #2

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REVIEW: I HATE FAIRYLAND #2

3.73/5.0 Stars
Rating if the Book Were a Movie: R

Creative Team:

  • Writer: Scottie Young
  • Artist: Brett Bean
  • Colors: Jean-Francois Beaulieu
  • Letters: Nate Piekos
  • Cover: Skottie Young
  • Editor:Joel Enos
  • Publisher: Image Comics

Ratings:

  • Story: 3.8 Stars
  • Interior Artwork: 3.6 Stars
  • Cover Artwork: 3.6 Stars
  • Dialogue: 3.8 Stars
  • Mechanics: 3.9 Stars
  • Editing: 3.7 Stars 

About the Book:

Gertrude ventured to Fairyland as a young girl and spent the better part of the next four decades getting back out. Having gotten out, she’s been in therapy, with doctors telling her Fairyland wasn’t real. Her life experiences haven’t exactly left her being an optimistic ray of sunshine. When she’s recruited to return to Fairyland she counters with an offer so lavish that there’s no way she’ll be taken upon it by her potential employer. When he agrees our heroine is totally fluffed. Even worse, she’s going back to Fairyland via the scenic route.

Reviewer’s Notes:

Skottie Young’s writing style for I Hate Fairyland has always been perfect to me. In Fairyland we get a tempo and dialect all unto itself. The creative ways Mr. Young allows Gertrude to use profanity without actually swearing is good for tons of great laughs. I loved when the fourth wall was broken when talking about this subject.

The artwork in this series may not be as detailed or vivid as some of its contemporaries. Personally, I believe that works to this story’s advantage. It helps the story maintain its capriciousness. Given that somewhere along the way I’m pretty sure we’ll be seeing lots of ogre/troll/goblin blood and guts, I’d rather stay with this artistic style. It was incredible to see how many pop culture references could be squeezed into one panel.

As a geek on a budget, it is my opinion that I Hate Fairyland #2 is well worth the price of admission. We get a compelling story that is easy to fall into. We get some very fun artwork. Best of all we get plenty of laughs, which makes it a win for everyone.

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I grew up loving all things geek. I started reading and collecting comics when I was 8. My personal collection has roughly 8,000 books in it. When I’m not doing something geek-related I love spending time with my amazing wife and kids, gaming, and working on cross stitch projects.

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