Illustrations – Jean-François Beaulieu
Rated M for mature audience, malice, murder and mayhem
Hmm… How do I review this one?! This is not your child’s comic book, that’s for sure. If you look at the cover and grin with an evil glint in your eye, you are in for a treat, my disturbed friend. If, however, the image of the girl holding onto a battle axe dripping with blood and a scene of the wanton destruction of cute creatures with googly eyes has you reaching for your teddy bear, then perhaps this isn’t the comic book for you.
With a not so attractive open fracture, black eye, missing teeth and blood spatter, Gertrude enters her dream come true … Fairyland! Guided by Larrigon Wentsworth III and armed with a map to all the known lands to help her on her way, bruised and battered Gertrude begins her quest to find the key that opens the doorway home.
Twenty seven years later, our green haired, frilly dress wearing dreamer is no longer the sweet little girl we first met in her pink bedroom prancing around with a wand in her hand. Our innocent princess has morphed into, well, let’s just say Fairyland has changed her.
With hug and fluff transformed into swear words, locations as cool (sorry!) as Ice Cream Island and weirdly beautiful, colourful scenes of devastation, I am hooked.
Once Upon a Blurb
Superstar Skottie Young (Rocket Raccoon, Wizard of Oz) makes his Image debut with an ALL-NEW SERIES! The Adventure Time/Alice in Wonderland-style epic that smashes its cute little face against Tank Girl/Deadpool-esque violent madness has arrived. In an adventure that ain’t for the little kiddies, (unless you have super cool parents, then whatever), you’ll meet Gert — a six year old girl who has been stuck in the magical world of Fairyland for thirty years and will hack and slash her way through anything to find her way back home. Join Gert and her giant battle-axe on a delightfully blood soaked journey to see who will survive the girl who HATES FAIRYLAND.