» TRS Round Table 039: Filli Vanilli Review

Put on your matching cardigans and get ready to read this weeks Round Table! While we’re slightly delayed due to server upgrades, it is finally time to discuss “Filli Vanilli” which aired February 15th and saw Fluttershy manage to become the temporary lead singer of The Ponytones.

Joining the discussion are BartonFink, Wayoshi, ShieldedDiamond, PictishBeast, The Doctor, ComradeCosmobot and drunkill.



» We’re Nutter for Flutters: Micro Series #4 Fluttershy Review

IDW Publishing’s Mane Six Micro Series is now more than half complete, and the latest installment features the literal (and figurative) yellow pegasus Fluttershy! Written by Barbara Kesel, drawn by Tony Fleecs, and lettered by Neil Uyetake, it’s now time for the otherwise stage-frightened pegasus to have her turn in the spotlight. How does it stack up? Read more to find out.


» MLP Comics Day: Micro Series #4 Fluttershy Released

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Today marks the release of the latest book in IDW Publishing’s Micro Series comics, and it features everyone’s favorite bashful pegasus, Fluttershy! Fluts’ spotlight issue is written by Barbara Kesel and drawn by Tony Fleecs, and you can find it at your favorite local comic book store, from online retailers like Things from Another World, or digital distributors like iTunes and Comixology.

Fluttershy knows her way around knitting! But her hidden talent starts to take on a startling new form, one that could be the next “big thing” in Ponyville! Will timid Fluttershy be able to handle the spotlight? The pressure is only going to increase with a visit from Princess Celestia! 

» Comics Continuum Posts Preview of Micro Series #4 Fluttershy

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Though this issue is due for release tomorrow, Comics Continuum has released a seven page preview of the next Micro Series comic, featuring Fluttershy! Written by Barbara Kesel and drawn by Tony Fleecs, the comic takes a look at our shy pegasus. You can find the preview on their site (some minor scrolling required). 

» Micro Series #4 Fluttershy Preview and Preorder Up on iTunes

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Now available on iTunes for preorder, the fourth installment in IDW’s Micro Series comics featuring Fluttershy is coming Real Soon Now! Due on May 30, the Micro comic will be written by Barbara Kesel, drawn by Tony Fleecs, and will feature our favorite animal loving pegasus in twenty two pages of glorious color.

For the retina quality preview images, check behind the cut.


» IDW Limited Rarity Comicfolio Now Shipping, Fluttershy for Preorder

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The folks at IDW Limited have the next releases of the MLP Micro Series Comicfolios ready for you, and they’re featuring the most fair and fabulous of ponies! Rarity and Fluttershy’s editions are coming your way soon. Comicfolios feature a hand constructed special folio and contain a printed copy of the comic and a special print of a select cover for you to display.

Rarity’s comicfolio is shipping today, May 7, and will feature Amy Mebberson’s glamorous cover.

Meanwhile, Fluttershy’s comicfolio is due to ship on May 29 and is available for preorder.

These are not up for preorder, so you must make sure to order them when they’re released. We’ll be sure to remind you when those dates come around!


» GalaCon Announces Wave 2 Ticket Sales and Pricing

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The folks at GalaCon are readying for the next phase of their ticket sales, with more special Bizzam tickets with Canni mascot figurines available.  More general admission tickets to the show will be available as well, but the prices have gone from 59 to 69 euros. Bizzam tickets are now 159 euros, up from 129.

But that’s not all, because the group has special news coming soon, thanks to a special video by JanAnimations, featuring Julia Stoepel, the German dub voice of Fluttershy.

GalaCon will be held on August 2-4 at the Ludwigsburg Forum in Ludwigsburg, Germany.

To see the special video by JanAnimations featuring the German voice of Fluttershy, Julia Stoepel, check behind the cut.


» IDW Releases Details on MLP #7, Fluttershy Micro-Series Issues

IDW Publishing today has announced the next issues in the officially licensed MLP Comics via their monthly solicitation release, and we’ve got a new member to add to the talent pool. Barbara Kesel will be writing Fluttershy’s issue, with Tony Fleecs providing the interior artwork. Mebberson and Nuhfer’s story arc continues with #7. MLP #7 will be due in the May time frame, while Fluttershy’s Micro-series comic should be due in May as well. When we have exact release dates, we will post them.

In addition, the trade paperback collection of issues #1-4 will be released in May as well.

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
Katie Cook (w) • Andy Price (a & c)
Welcome to Ponyville, home of Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, and all your other favorite Ponies! Something’s not right in the town though, as some of the inhabitants are acting very, very strange! It’s up to the Mane Six to find the source of the weirdness before it’s too late!
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-605-6

For synopses of Fluttershy’s Micro and issue #7, check behind the cut.


» Dragons, Mares, and Confidence Against Expectations

Fluttershy and Spike appear to be two different creatures on the surface. Fluttershy is a soft-spoken caretaker of animals who is happy to live far from the hustle and bustle of town, while Spike is the sarcastic, kid assistant of the sometimes-moody Twilight Sparkle. But in “Putting Your Hoof Down” and “Dragon Quest” (both written by Merriwether Williams), both protagonists develop in remarkably similar ways, and both of these episodes can fit the same large-scale framework about a ‘crisis in masculinity’ that each protagonist faces. Read on below the cut.


» Friendship Is Conflict: The Element of Loyalty

It’s no secret that conflict makes for better storytelling than people bumbling agreeably though life do. The writers of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic understand this, giving the show’s likeable cast of candy-colored equines a believable variety of character flaws that do an excellent job of generating the conflict necessary to spin out plot lines that can hold a twenty-minute episode of television together. And few ponies are as flawed as the Element of Loyalty, Rainbow Dash.

Rainbow Dash seems like a simple character on the surface. She’s brash, competitive, and highly aggressive. But hidden within that cocky exterior is an insecure pony who hates to show any deep emotions like sadness or fear. And, interestingly enough, her best friend is Fluttershy–a pony who is the complete opposite of Rainbow Dash in almost every way. Find out more behind the cut.