You heard it right. If you’re an iGuy, you can download the first volume MLP comic for free! Your procrastination and holding out have finally paid off! It’s free! I don’t think I really need to advertise the comic, but I’ll give you the itunes link for it. It’s right here.
Four days until this comic is released in its entirety. Just four days. Oh, who are we kidding? Episodes are only once a week, we’ve already looked up all the spoilers for the upcoming episodes and other pony events, and we’re trying to refrain from saving more random pictures and music for fear that our woefully disorganized pony media folders will become even more disorganized. What else is there?
Well, there’s a great new comic coming out, but it’s four whole days away! So, what’s another spoiler? What, you mean this spoiler? Ah, just click it. Get hype over pony comics. It’s the only way to be happy with your life. Well, that and friendship. But friendship is difficult, this spoiler is a click away. Join us.
We didn’t just want to use the same comic book cover we always do (this one) for interviews with Jeremy Whitley, so we grabbed a piece of the ad at the top of the page instead. That vampire/magician/trap sure loves their carrots.
What were we talking about again? Oh yeah! Sequential Tart, a pretty awesome editorial site not altogether unlike ours, has put together an interview with Jeremy Whitley. Contained therein are his favorite show to watch with his daughter, his favorite character in the show, and how he came to be on such an awesome project in the first place. For those who aren’t already excited about the Friends Forever series coming out, it’s time to get in the loop and get hype. The carrot-loving vampire/magician/trap told us so.
If you’ve kept up with the official comics, then you might have seen these two names appear in the top left corner a few times. Heather Breckel has been featured heavily as the colorist for the MLP Comics, whereas Tony Fleecs has created several covers and was the artist for the Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy Micro-Series books. Both will be getting in on the fun at BronyCon next summer, with more special guests and events being announced regularly (including the sexy shirts). Take a look at their Press Release after the break.
In a freak turn of events that nobody really expected, award nominated Jeremy Whitley has signed on to do an MLP comic from IDW! The comic, titled My Little Pony: Friends Forever, follows the CMC and Discord as they do a whole bunch of stuff. Jeremy wasn’t available for comment today, but there is an interview with him and the good folks at newsarama.com posted right here.
Recently, IDW Publishing has created a graphic novel adaptation of the original two pilot episodes for My Little Pony. It is actually quite nifty, and taking the call, Flayrah makes a detailed review of this awesome little book. It tops off at 124 pages of solid material, and does a great job establishing that same mystical feeling that drew us all into the series originally. Head on over here to read the review, or head on over here to snag yourself a copy. Oh, and by the way . . . I’m back!
Perhaps I’m the only one that’s hyped just from the picture above, but that may just be because Scootaloo looks adorbz.
So, this Friends Forever series is getting quite a bit of coverage after the resounding success of the core comic series plus the micro-series. So, Unleash the Fanboy has got themselves an interview with another one of the writers for us to peruse. You can check it out over here. He even admits in the interview that he married Twilight Sparkle. Okay, he said “a Twilight Sparkle,” but it’s close enough.
Are you salivating as much as we are about the new comic series being released? We hope so, because it’s coming out soon! For those who want some background concerning the new “Friends Forever” comic series being published by IDW, you can check out Comic Book Resources’ interview with writer Alex de Campi. There’s some pretty legit questions in there, and some of them are about bronies, so perhaps it’s worth checking out. It’s also pretty interesting to note that Alex de Campi is also currently writing “Grindhouse,” a horror story; perhaps we’ll see some mature undertones?
Want a piece of pony history? Now’s your chance! GalaCon has a very special event going on concerning the first pony comic anthology–that is, the entire first story arc, known as The Return of Queen Chrysalis. This has been released as one big comic, complete with cover variants and everything. The above shown is not one of the comics that can be won, but the issues that can be won are even more exclusive!
Oh, did we mention that anyone can win them?
If you want a chance to win one of these special variant covers, all you need to do is e-mail email@example.com with the subject “Panini Ponies” and put the answer to this question:
What is Panini’s Twitter account?
into the message text. Winners will be announced on November 1st. There are 20 normal issues, five basic variants, and one special edition hardcover, of which only 55 were available initially at Comic Action, a European comic convention. The variant covers are only 333 strong as well… so sign up for your chance to win one of these special comics before Equestria Daily releases the horde!
EDIT: Looks like GalaCon wants us to include some fine print; it’s included below the break!
Michael over at Omnigamer has been really helpful over the past few days with his coverage of MLP at New York Comic Con, and it continues with more images that he’s taken from around the event – you can check these out in the gallery after the break. He’s also been able to get us an interview with Katie Cook, the uber-talented writer of most of the MLP official comics. Check it out over on our sparkly-new SoundCloud account. And once again, thanks to our friends at Omnigamer, go check out their website!