I Hate Fairyland #6 Review

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Gail Williams returns to Fairyland.


Remember Gertrude? Stuck in Fairyland for thirty years forever as a seven years old? She finally gets the key to the door to get home to Earth and bam, she kills Queen Claudia. Now she’s really stuck, stuck as the Queen of Fairyland.


I Hate Fairyland is back for a second round of adventures, with this issue opening in a gladiator stadium where we see a big green multi-armed monster against a cutesy lil’ pink flufty thing...

Obviously, it’s devastating. Carnage. Blood everywhere. Yep, cute and pink tears out the big green monsters heart...


Now we see Gertrude, all grown up, and glorious in her Evil Queen role…


However, it’s all just a dream, and Gertrude is really just slumped in her throne dreaming. But now she’s woken up she displays her KATWMTSD - Kill Anything That Wakes Me Traumatic Stress Disorder (I think I might have that!). In the big room with only one chair, the weight of the crown hangs heavily on the ‘young’ girls head. There's a discussion as to what an Evil Queen can do, which doesn’t exactly cheer Gertrude up a whole heap. It seems Gertrude’s reign isn’t exactly good for anyone, especially her, and she ends up locked in a tall tower, of her own volition. Until Larry mutters the immortal words:
“Winter is Coming.”
A lot of the comedy in this issue comes from the visuals which, as always, are colourful, graphic, irreverent and unashamed. Every page has a giggle. Gertrude is as trapped as ever she was by her own ineptitude, even when she tried to do the right thing, she manages not to. We aren’t supposed to feel sorry for Gertrude, but somehow I do. Issue #6 of I Hate Fairyland doesn’t exactly go where you might expect it to, but it’s fun getting there. Enjoy the run. A good three out of five.

Gail Williams lives in her own private dungeon populated with all the weird and the wonderful she can imagine. Some of it’s very weird, and the odd bits and pieces are a bit wonderful. Well okay, she lives in Swansea with her husband and daughter. And the world’s most demanding cat. To find out more about Gail, check out www.gailbwilliams.co.uk - Dare you!

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