Friday, October 23, 2020

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

 Review of

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

Five out of five stars

 In true “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” tradition, this story opens with young girl Gertrude dressed as a princess in her room and she is wishing to be transported to a world filled with magic, wonder and joy. Her wish comes true, well at least two out of three.

 She falls through a hole in the floor that is a hole in the sky in the other world and she lands with a bloody splat in the middle of the road. She is now in Fairyland and wants to go home. However, that is not an easy task, she is sent on a quest that begins on an orange-colored brick road.

 Unlike the lovely soft-spoken Alice and Dorothy of Oz fame, Gertrude is not soft and gentle. She flips off the moon before she takes a cannon and blows him into his “body” parts. The action is gross, a bit sadistic and a spoof of other entertainment venues. Most will recognize the parody of a major scene in Star Wars, “Return of the Jedi.”

 Although the humor is at base extremely crude, to appreciate it fully the reader needs to have some familiarity with the classic stories by Lewis Carroll. Which is about an odd a combination as one could come up with.

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