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Graphic Novel Review: My Little Pony – Friendship is Magic by Katie Cook & Andy Price

Title: My Little Pony – Friendship is Magic
Author: Katie Cook & Andy Price
Series: My Little Pony #1
Rating: 4/5 Stars

104 pages
Published January 1st 2013 by IDW Publishing
Review copy received through Netgalley

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Summary: Oh noes, the tiny ponies are kidnapped by some evil queen! Now they will all have to band together and rescue them!

What I liked:

  • The art looks amazing. There is so much to discover in the background, and I love the expressions of the ponies
  • Great references to movies like IT
  • Tongue-in-cheek humour
  • Even though you know no one will get hurt, the story is exciting and keeps you turning the pages
  • All ponies have distinct different personalities

What I didn’t like:

  • The story is told in five parts; I didn’t care much for the first part
  • Feel-good message overload. Yes, I get that love conquers all and I don’t mind the ponies actually saying it out loud, but please not again, and again, and again, like the dude with the spoon
  • Sometimes the art was so all over the place that I didn’t know where to look first (I’m a complete comic noob though – it might not bother other people)

Verdict: Ton of fun, would love to read next parts


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!

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