I Hate Fairyland

(text & illus.) & Jeffrey Cruz & others (illus.). Bk. 1. Image. 2017. 296p. ISBN 9781534303805. $29.99. FANTASY
Once upon a time, a little girl named Gertrude made a wish to visit Fairyland, a fantasy kingdom filled with magic and the promise of endless adventure. Queen Cloudia, ruler of Fairyland, granted Gertrude's wish and charged her with a quest to retrieve a key that would allow her to return home. Twenty-seven years later, an ageless, immortal Gertrude has been driven mad by her ceaseless wanderings, which are less and less a mission and more of a bloody rampage across the kingdom. Tired of seeing her subjects disemboweled but bound by magical law against doing away with Gertrude herself, Queen Cloudia plots to throw a series of obstacles in her way. Collecting the first ten issues of an ongoing series, this volume opens with Gertrude killing an anthropomorphic moon via cannon and only gets more berserk from there. Creator Young (Rocket Raccoon) has a knack for brutally funny dialog and presents the action in a candy-colored, supercute style, making fountains of blood simultaneously horrifying and a little bit charming.
VERDICT Gory, endlessly inventive, and often laugh-out-loud funny.
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