Bad news for those who were waiting for their next fix of printed (and digital) colored horses: IDW’s latest issue is set for release on January 30, 2013. ComicList and retailer Things From Another World (TFAW) have confirmed the date. iTunes digital release has also confirmed the same day. For quite a while the release day was purported to be January 16 (in line with prior, non-delay release days) by TFAW, iTunes, and other comics retailers, but it looks like that since IDW never officially published that day, it cannot be considered a delay.
[UPDATE]: After nissl asked on IDW’s forum, comic editor Bobby Cunrow had this to say about the move of the date:
It’s not delayed… MLP is always the last week of the month!
While originally MLP comics were generally scheduled mid-month (pre-delays for #1 and #2), it looks like the comic will settle into an end-of-month release schedule. We thank Bobby for the clarification. ■