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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
It’s fair to say that IDW’s MLP comics have been successful, and it’s easy to see why – quality stories, lovely illustration and maybe the odd Brony hat-tip, helping to attract readers young and old. Now, though, the publisher has revealed that they have reached one million comics sold – I’m not sure how that ranks compared to other popular comic series, but that’s still a mighty big number, especially outside of the Marvel and DC stables.
To celebrate the occasion, IDW have announced that they will publish a super-rare cover variant of MLP #12, due out later this month, of which only 12 will be printed. These will be handed out through various contests and charity auctions, so keep your eyes peeled on IDW’s Twitter and Facebook accounts, or their website, for more news about these as they come. Congrats to them, and here’s to the next million copies of their awesome comics.
The only word that makes sense to me is “AKIRA.” I hope it holds no relation to the manga/anime by that name… that would be terrifying!
No crazy shenanigans being pulled here; it does, however, merit a mention, what with the Japenesizing of our favorite show about ponies and subsequent announcement of the manga adaptation, which is now a real thing that exists in a childrens’ magazine. So, what are you waiting for? Go to Hastings (or another super-nerd store) or something and order it! Read up on the full announcement right here.
Announced at San Diego Comic Con, there are three comics that have gotten the motion book treatment today, and one of them is the first edition of the My Little Pony comic. Technical innovator Madefire has released the fruits of their labor, including the ability to check out what they did on a deviantArt page, located here. It’s a bit… odd, to be sure, but very unique! It seems like a good thing they did.
Market Wire has also composed a press release, which can be perused here or read after the break.
Can you spot the reference, kids? Well, if not, then head over here to where the obvious reference (found above) and another not-so-obvious reference are found in the LXG: Century: 2009 comic. No serious revelations here; just two tips of the hat to bronies.
Just look at that utterly beautiful picture, I mean just look at it. Fluttershy frequently gets portrayed with cute animals, but this is just… an entire article would be necessary to adequately describe it. As such, you should all be happy to know www.bleedingcool.com has just released some additional info on the IDW Deluxe Hardcover Edition of the first five issues of the comic series! Apparently, subscribers to bleedingcool will get a special pre-order deal of $750 for all the Mane-Six variant copies. Also, it seems pre-ordering will start next week Monday (Aug. 5), with each day a different variant being sold.
And what at all does this have to do with that adorable Fluttershy pic? Well, the extremely limited (only 30 copies will go out) Blue Label editions will include the above pic, plus twenty-eight more. To go preview what you might want to own on high-quality print paper, click this gallery. For the original article, go here.
Comixology has released a few details pertaining to the 2013 Annual Comic that was announced back in May of 2012, which is now available to pre-order. Apparently, this comic is a tie-in with the Equestria Girls movie that was released in theatres. The summary is as follows:
The world of My Little Pony expands in this special oversized Annual. Straight from the new, hit movie Equestria Girls comes all your favorite Ponies like you’ve never seen them before! New Looks, New Friendships, and New Dangers! Join IDW in exploring this brand new tale that ties in closer to Canterlot than you may think!
Sounds promising? Smells like doom? Leave us your thoughts in the comments!
Meanwhile, IDW has also announced an agreement with a company called Madefire to offer ‘motion book’ versions of their popular comics, including My Little Pony. These will be released on Madefire’s iOS app and through their deviantArt channel; there’s no confirmation of when these will be released, but we might hear more at the ComicCon event this weekend.
To those who keep up with the MLP comic series, there are currently 7 issues out of the main series and there’s about to be 4 issues of a micro-series that focuses on specific characters and isn’t related to the primary story arcs of the main series. Issue #5 will focus on Pinkie Pie, and will be coming out this June at some point.
To those who will be attending Botcon this year, there is an opportunity to show off brony pride by getting an exclusive cover from the convention (shown above). As you can see, Pinkie Pie is dressed up as Optimus Prime (we shall dub her Optimus Pie) in the hand of Optimus Prime. Want a chance at something that’s truly quite rare? Better go to Botcon! Check out the full article here.