Welcome back to another rousing edition of TRS Round Table! In this edition, we open up the latest issue of the My Little Pony comics by IDW, the first part of the two-part “Zen and the Art of Gazebo Repair.” TRS Round Table is our group analysis and chat about the book, and maybe you’ll learn something new or look at it in a different light. Joining the Round Table today are Wayoshi, Wylie, Mr. Big, Captain Kirk, The Doctor, Perpetual Lurker, Marimo and KefkaFloyd. Find out our thoughts beyond the cut.
Last week, the hotly anticipated MLP: FiM #8 landed at comic stores, with eager readers ready to buy it. Written by Heather Nuhfer, drawn by Amy Mebberson, colored by Heather Breckel, and lettered by Neil Uyetake, it’s the final issue for this creative team before the return of Katie Cook and Andy Price. The conclusion to this arc is something I’ve been waiting for since, well, the conclusion to the last arc of the comics. The long ponyless most of the year has taken its toll, after all, and getting our monthly hit of semi-canonical miniature horses has been a welcome oasis in the desert of new official content. Alas, all good things must come to an end, and it’s time for this arc to conclude. Read our thoughts behind the cut.
The last installment of IDW Publishing’s My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic series concluded on an epic cliffhanger. Facing down a twisted version of the Element of Generosity, the Mane Six and Princess Luna have to tangle with Nightmare Rarity, the new queen of nightmares. With Heather Nuhfer penning the story, Amy Mebberson crafting the art, Heather Breckel painting the colors, and Neil Uyetake setting the letters, the now-familiar second creative team is ready to show us just what the Nightmare Forces have in store.
Read more to find out.
IDW Publishing’s Micro Series comics starring a particular pony have been coming out for a few months now, giving focused stories on each one of the Mane Six. Now, it’s Rarity’s turn to shine in the spotlight. Written by Katie Cook, drawn by Andy Price, colored by Heather Breckel, and lettered by Neil Uyetake, the first arc’s creative team reunites for a one-shot featuring the fashionable unicorn. Was it fab or drab? Read on to find out.
It’s that time of the month again—at least, for those of us who weren’t lucky enough to go to Wondercon—and that means a newly printed issue of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic! Issue #6 continues the story of the Mane Six tussling with the fearsome Nightmare Forces of the moon. Written by Heather Nuhfer, drawn by Amy Mebberson, colored by Heather Breckel, and lettered by Neil Uyetake, the latest monthly installment of the adventures of the Mane Six is sure to entertain.
Let’s take a look after the cut.
Comics Continuum has released new, never before seen preview pages of the next issue in the Micro Series of comics, featuring Rarity. These ones are never-before-seen, which combine with earlier previews to give you a good idea of the comic’s direction.
Micro Series #3 Rarity will be released tomorrow, March 24, simultaneously with the mainline MLP: FiM comics issue #6.
To see the pages, check behind the cut.
It’s only a scant few weeks away, and iTunes has posted its preorder page for the MLP: FiM Micro Series #3. Written by Katie Cook, drawn by Andy Price, and colored by Heather Breckel, the team behind the mainline comic’s first story arc is back for the spotlight comic focusing on the most fabulous pony of all, Rarity! Check behind the cut to see preview pages, including one which hasn’t been seen in other previews yet! The issue will be released on April 25.
With The Return of Queen Chrysalis at a close, the mainline Friendship is Magic comic books from IDW Publishing are at a crossroads. With Andy Price and Katie Cook back at the proverbial (and literal) drawing boards to work on the next set of stories starting at issue #9, we’ve got a new team of challengers to tackle our heroines. The new arc is helmed by a second creative team that has been flying a bit under the radar. Penned by Heather Nuhfer and drawn by Amy Mebberson, the two new members are joined by regulars Heather Breckel and Neil Uyetake on coloring and letters, respectively. How will this new creative team handle the subject of our model miniature horses?
Read more to find out.
This morning Apple put up the preorder and preview pages for the next issue in IDW’s mainline Friendship is Magic comic series. However, they specify the expected release as April 18, which is earlier than most other given preorder dates. We’ll be keeping tabs on this to see if the release date has shifted at all.
For the collected high res preview pages, check behind the cut.
Do you like comics? Do you like miniature colored equines? Then there’s good news for you today. The beginning of story arc #2 bows today with issue #5 of IDW’s My Little Pony Comics series. Featuring the second creative team of Heather Nuhfer on writing, Amy Mebberson on art, and Heather Breckel returning for colors, the second arc promises to be one of fun, adventure, and learning a little bit more about our favorite characters.
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #5
(W) Heather Nuhfer (A) Amy Mebberson (CA) Stephanie Buscema, Amy Mebberson
Attention, everypony! Get ready for another unforgettable adventure in the land of Equestria. Twilight Sparkle and gang are confronted with a perilous new danger in the form of a long-unseen enemy! See how the Magic of Friendship prevails in the start of a brand new story arc!
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