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Freeze Frame 1/22/2016

From I Hate Fairyland #4 by Ryan Ottley
From I Hate Fairyland #4 by Ryan Ottley

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This Week’s Finest: I Hate Fairyland #4

I Hate Fairyland 4 Skottie Young
Skottie Young

By Skottie Young & Jean-Francois Beaulieu

Fluffin’ Fairyland.

For the past twenty-seven years, child Gertrude has been wandering throughout the magical realms of Fairyland in search of the Key which will lead her home. See, she was sucked out of her cozy bedroom and stranded in this colorful world of delights. During the course of her quest she has seen many wild sights and run afoul of a few strange creatures. Her mind has been aged by the experience if her body has not grown a day older. Yeah, it is odd. Gertrude’s patience ran out long ago, replaced by the quick-tempered rage of a woman who just wants a night of peace in her own bed. Is that too much to ask? Apparently yes, as Gertrude and her guide Larry make no progress in their journey, unless by progress, you measure the number of dismembered, bloody corpses that Gertrude leaves in her wake.

This is the premise behind Skottie Young’s first creator-owned title, I Hate Fairyland. He has taken the framework of the traditional child’s tale and twisted it around several times until it bleeds rather copiously. Gertrude has not only a short fuse, but a violent one as well. Her initial reaction to any dilemma is to chop her way through it, preferably with as much G-rated profanity as possible. She is definitely a spirited individual who refuses to take no for an answer, even from the Queen of Fairyland. This headstrong attitude makes her a compelling protagonist, as well as one who is easy to cheer for. Sure she may be a bit vulgar, but you would be too after nearly three decades in this place.

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UNCOVERING THE BEST COVERS, 1-07-16

Want to know what covers caught our attention this week?

Curious what our eyes fell in love with at first sight?

Well, here they are, the most memorable images on the stands this Wednesday . . .

Cosmo prepares himself for . . .

The Fade Out 12 Sean Phillips
The Fade Out #12 by Sean Phillips

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This Year’s Finest 2015: Uncovering the Best Covers

How many stellar comic book covers were there this year? So many that instead of restricting myself to an arbitrary number like 10 or even 20, I have assembled a list of 26 spanning a variety of artists and styles. As in the past, I limited myself to one selection per artist or series.

All entries are alphabetical according to title.

Arcadia 2 Matt Taylor
Arcadia #2 by Matt Taylor

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Freeze Frame 12/18/2015

From Superman American Alien #2 by Tommy Lee Edwards
From Superman American Alien #2 by Tommy Lee Edwards

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Freeze Frame 11/20/2015

From Ms Marvel #1 by Takeshi Miyazawa & Ian Herring
From Ms Marvel #1 by Takeshi Miyazawa & Ian Herring

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Freeze Frame 10/16/2015

From Clandestino #1 by Amancay Nahuelpan
From Clandestino #1 by Amancay Nahuelpan

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Freeze Frame 9/11/2015

From Giant Size Little Marvel AvsX #4 by Skottie Young & Jean Francois Bealieu
From Giant Size Little Marvel AvsX #4 by Skottie Young & Jean Francois Bealieu

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