A few months ago, Hot Topic had videos with Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy in their “Hot Minute” series, and while it took some time for the next installment to arrive, this one’s a biggie. Twilight Sparkle takes the spotlight next, and it’s definitely very princess related. Enjoy. ■
Many of you are familiar with IDW Publishing’s Friendship is Magiccomic series, with long-form story arcs written and produced by two very talented teams. But there’s a new challenger for your pony comics money, and it’s IDW’s oft-used Micro Series concept. Instead of a multi-issue story arc, the series has themed, standalone issues. With Ponies, the theme is to spotlight one particular pony from the Mane Six in each issue. Written, illustrated, and lettered by Thomas Zahler with colors supplied by Ronda Pattison, Micro Series #1 focuses on Twilight Sparkle, the element of magic and neurotic leader of our merry band of horses. How does this comic stack up? Find out after the cut.
The first issue of the standalone My Little Pony micro series has been released and should be hitting the shelves of your local comic book store today. Each issue of the micro series will focus on one pony in particular with the first comic to focus on Twilight Sparkle. Written and illustrated by Thom Zahler and coloured by Ronda Pattison it’s instores now or you can buy it digitally from iTunes or Comixology.
Introducing the first of six spotlights focusing on everyone’s favorite Ponies! Twilight Sparkle becomes enthralled in a literary masterpiece. Dismayed to hear the series never continued, Twilight goes on a quest to hunt down the reclusive author, Jade Singer. It will take all of the studious Pony’s detective skill to find the author, and twists and turns abound! Don’t miss this adventure in imagination!
We’ll have a review online next week but in the meantime you can discuss the first issue on our forums here.■
Welcome back to another rousing edition of TRS Round Table! This edition examines “Magical Mystery Cure,” the episode of Friendship is Magic that first aired on February 16, 2013. TRS Round Table is our group analysis and chat about the episode, and maybe you’ll learn something new or look at it in a different light. Joining the Round Table today are Wayoshi, ComradeCosmobot, drunkill, Headless Horse, BartonFunk, and KefkaFloyd. Find out our thoughts beyond the cut.
No seriously, if you’ve somehow managed to avoid the season 3 finale spoilers that have coated the internet you don’t want to click here this week.
And a note so you don’t have to jump into this spoil-tastic post to find out: Kefka and I will be at Toyfair International in NYC next Sunday, February 10! He’ll be taking the pretty pictures and I’ll be weaseling all the info I can out of the Hasbro reps. :)
Are you dying to hear more about the season finale of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic? If you’re following this (or other) news site(s), you probably are. Have you been hearing rumors floating around? Well, we have too, and the cat’s out of the bag. Meghan McCarthy talks to Entertainment Weekly’s Family Room about the season finale and what’s in store for ponies in the future.
This article is pretty spoilery, as it talks about the premise of the finale as well as upcoming tie-in toys. If you don’t want to know, don’t read it! There’s also new toys to tie-in, which you can find in the article as well. We have the toy images and spoilery details behind the cut.
Friendship is Magic has a fantastic cast in Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Applejack, and Pinkie Pie. They’re quirky, outspoken, neurotic, and nuanced. And colorful? Sure, I guess. There’s the blue one, the white one, the, um, the other blue one, the tan one, the…pale green one? This is harder than I thought. At least Pinkie’s got the answer right there in her name. When you look at My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic through the eyes of the colorblind, you gain a new understanding for how the show communicates its themes. Read on for more!
While you might be reading and enjoying IDW Publishing’s new ongoing My Little Pony: Friendship is Magiccomic series, the publisher isn’t stopping there. Starting at the end of February, monthly single-issue stories (called a Micro series) will run alongside the mainline comic. Each issue will have its own writing and art team separate from the mainline comic. Joining us today is Thom Zahler, the writer and artist for the opening installment of the MLP: FiM micro series comics by IDW Publishing. The first issue is centered on everyone’s lovely lavender librarian, Twilight Sparkle. What plans does Mr. Zahler have for her? Read more to find out. [READ MORE]