Even though Young doesn’t do arcs in Fairyland anymore, he sort of does. And this issue is the end of the arc–i.e. trade–with setup for the next one.
It moves all right, but it’s nowhere near as funny as usual. Probably because Gert is being a good girl (not a spoiler, the trade’s out and it’s called Good Girl or something). Larry the Bug can’t make it funny on his own.
And the legion of enemies out to get Gert? They’re well-drawn, but they’re not funny.
Young lets the story supplant the humor, which isn’t what I Hate Fairyland is about. Usually.
It’s fine. Can’t wait to see what happens next. But don’t really care about what’s happened here (partially because it doesn’t matter). Young’s spinning his wheels through an issue just to get to the cliffhanger.
Writer and artist, Skottie Young; colorist, Jean-Francois Bealieu; letterer, Nate Piekos; editor, Kent Wagenschutz; publisher, Image Comics.