Saturday, October 24, 2020

Review of "I Hate Fairyland #2," by Skottie Young and Jean-Francois Beaulieu

 Review of

I Hate Fairyland #2, by Skottie Young and Jean-Francois Beaulieu, comic

Five out of five stars

 After reading the first issue of the series, I went on a search for issue number 2 and found it. Although I am not generally a fan of the blood and gore genre of any material in print, this story was one I liked. It is a demented take off on the Alice in Wonderland, Dorothy in Oz sweet little girl story. Gertrude is a bard-bitten (literally and figuratively) girl with the body of a child but with over 20 years’ experience in her particular environment of fantasy.

 In the opening segment, Gertrude is drinking heavily and conversing with a severed and desiccated head. She is screaming at everyone and gets turned into a puffed up wart bag as a consequence. Her life is about to get worse when a witch is recruited to kill her. Appears to be a case of “takes one to do one.”

 The blood flows in streams as Gertrude continues to search for the key that will return her to her previous existence. Other heroines of adventure stories never engaged in actions such as these. So much gore will not doubt turn some readers off, but no one can argue that it truly drives home the point of parody of the innocent adventuress.

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