My Little Pony Friendship is Magic # 30 is a mixed bag of writing and art. The story starts with Twilight Sparkle and Spike leaving town to go to Canterlot on business. Every pony else is charged with getting ready for Ponyville’s Ponyville Days, a celebration about the town’s history and togetherness. The town comes into conflict over what building in Ponyville should be recognized as the town’s first structure and which child should be the Ponyville Days Princess.
IDW concludes their Fiendship is Magic series with a bang. As Twilight Sparkle and her friends finish their check up on Equestria’s greatest criminals, she comes across the notorious Queen Chrysalis. Chrysalis is one of the stand out foes in the IDW My Little Pony line up. She served as the primary antagonist to kick off the series’ first arc and has been missing in action ever since, now two years later, creative team Katie Cook and Andy Price return to one of the franchise’s best beloved villains.
The latest installment in the Fiendship is Magic month stars Nightmare MoonTo give credit where credit is due, it’s surprising that for a series of one-shots showing off the My Little Pony villain’s roster that it’s taken this long to get to her. As the first antagonist of the series and one who’s under gone the most development, it’s a genuine surprise that IDW has shown such restraint putting from putting her out in the first issue and it’s commendable.
A strange little event is occurring over in the house of IDW as they are taking a month off to produce a weekly My Little Pony mini-series designed to focus on the franchise’s villains dubbed My Little Pony: Fiendship is Magic. In quite a pleasant surprise, the series does not go to the obvious foes such as Nightmare Moon, Discord, and Queen Chrysalis as this first issue focuses on King Sombra. Sombra is an odd choice to say the least. His debut was the subject of much hype given his intimidating design but quick backlash when Sombra actually spent most of his time being a spooky cloud of shadow in the background with little to no dialogue. He’s the perfect choice for a book like this as he’s little more than a blank slate for anyone to write upon. Though this issue does face trouble when trying to shed new light on this under developed character, it’s an interesting experience nonetheless.
With Katie Cook and Andy Price having last month wrapped up their latest arc on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, the series’ reins are taken up by the creative team of Ted Anderson and Jay Fosgitt. What they have is a fun done-in-one issue that puts a surprising spin on traditional masculine sports and hits the attitude behind the series dead on.
After a few weeks of delay, Katie Cook and Andy Price wrap up their latest arc of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Last time the pony crew found themselves in the middle of a crisis between a secretive kingdom of deer living in the Everfree Forest and a sleazy construction company building an amusement park on forest soil, causing the sentient woods to lash out on nearby pony villages. With no one else to call upon, the ponies must stop this catastrophe before all of Equestria is over run.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #27 Written by Katie Cook Art by Andy Price Published by IDW Katie Cook and Andy Price kick off another arc of their excellent My Little Pony series. This time around, the ever mysterious Everfree Forest which borders the main cast’s home of Ponyville is lashing out, overwhelming the …
‘My Little Pony’ #26 Written by Katie Cook Art by Andy Price Published by IDW Comics Katie Cook wraps up one of ‘My Little Pony’s’ few two parters with issue #26. The arc follows the main ponies, led by Applejack, to stop the takeover of Canter Creek by Longhorn, a nefarious conman with a gang …