Gertrude is back and trying to find a job, but the only one she is qualified for is returning to the place she hates in I Hate Fairyland #1 from Image Comics.
Eisner Award-winning writer Skottie Young (Middlewest, Twig, The Me You Love In The Dark) and artist Brett Bean (Marvel’s Rocket & Groot) bring back the hit comic I Hate Fairyland for an all-new ongoing series!
Everyone’s favorite green-haired, axecrazed maniac returns in this Deadpool meets Alice In Wonderland adventure! Gert is all grown up and living in the real world. Times are tough, and the only job she’s qualified for has her trying to find her way back to the place she hates the most…Fairyland.
Let’s start by saying the original release of I Hate Fairyland is one of my favorite comic book series of all-time. Additionally, Young’s artwork has been some of my favorite for many years now. His illustrations of Venom, Nova, his variant of the Run The Jewels logo featuring the infinity gauntlet and Deadpool’s hand, and of course Gertrude are tattooed on my left arm.
Picking up where I Hate Fairyland #20 left off in July 2018, Volume 2 has Gertrude dealing with finding her place in the world not being in Fairyland anymore. Of course, the story progresses where Gertrude is having to return to her not so favorite place.
Young returns as writer for the ongoing series with Bean taking over interior art duties (plus a variant cover). Skottie handled the regular Cover A and the profanity Cover B variants, plus a few website exclusives. Bean’s artwork lends itself well to the story and isn’t a jarring enough difference from the original series to take you out of the world of Fairyland.
Jean-Francois Beaulieu adds wonderfully stunning colors, as he has done for Young with the original series, and Middlewest. Nate Piekos also returned to letter and design the beautiful series.
I Hate Fairyland #1 did not disappoint and has been worth the wait. Fans of Skottie’s writing are excited for the return of Gertrude to comic book pages and hope this book continues for at least 20 issues (as the first series did). We also believe this comic book is setup perfect for adaptation to a mature animated film or tv series.
The first issue of the ongoing series is now available at your local comic book shop with a second issue coming on December 21.