My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #4

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #4

Writer: Katie Cook Artist: Andy Price Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: March 6, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 3
7.9Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

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Their epic quest nearing its end, the Mane 6 reach the Changeling Kingdom and find themselves at the mercy of Queen Chrysalis! A sinister offer threatens to tear the group apart before they can save the day. Will friendship prevail over the Queen's nefarious plan?  

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Daniel Alvarez Mar 5, 2013

    Overall, a fine conclusion to the first arc of the My Little Pony Ongoing. From this point on Twilight and Queen Chrysalis will be known as sworn enemies. And I don't how many other readers havenoticedit, but lately there has been thismysteriousbackground pony. Later in the issue as the Mane 6 talk to Princess Celestia you see this thing lone in the background, this is about the third time. Mysterious and creepy pony aside, I'm looking forward to seeing what the Ongoing has in store. IDW has a very good thing on the stands, I hope to see this series for a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Florida Geek Scene - Ashley Olien Mar 6, 2013

    Overall I gave this a score that was a tad lower than the last issue, but it was still a great read. I highly recommend it. There was also a little bonus at the end, which I thought was fun. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Mar 7, 2013

    Though surely to be a delight for kids with its bright visuals, expressive personality-driven ponies, charming story of friendship and goodness, it doesn't have the additional layers needed to make it a great read for adults as well. It's fun, but a bit shallow, and ultimately (like the show) it's capable of more. More jokes and more layers. However, the book is just getting started and there's plenty of time for Cook and Price to find that sweet spot of just enough story to make sure that the visuals don't get lost in too much story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Fixer1140 Sep 26, 2013

    Just like the show, it was adorable. The writing was well done, as I think it encapsulated the characters really well. I loved the references made to movies that would never be put on the actual show. It was like watching an MLP episode tailored to our audience.

  • 8.0
    SteelEagle Apr 23, 2013

    A solid climax to an excellent first arc that manages to miss greatness due a rushed ending.

  • 1.0
    Gothix the Wise Jun 26, 2016

    Everything before this issue was average. Here, it all falls apart, mainly because of how Queen Chrysalis was done. If she could already acquire enough magic from the Secretariat Comet to obliterate a whole town, what did she need Twilight's magic for? Chrissy could have instead used a changeling(s) as a wolf in sheep's clothing to ask around for info on the Secretariat Comet, confirming its legend as truth. And then she could have used the Comet's magic to blast an entire town; once it becomes vacant they could build a changeling colony and start conquering Equestria. But then some incompetent changeling goofs up, drawing attention and raising suspicion from the Mane Six, leading to their adventure; the CMC's get taken AS HOSTAGES to keep the Six from interfering. Price and Cook could go crazy with what the Six encounter, and still manage to write a coherent story. Instead they had Chrissy kidnap the CMC's and use them to bait the main characters; who then must trudge through traps and forces of nature; all so she could leech extra magic from Twilight. Price and Katy's portrayal of Queen Chrysalis in the "official" comics makes the one in A Canterlot Wedding look like Ursula the Sea Witch. I keep hearing that the comics aren't canon, and hopefully so. I refuse to believe that Chrissy would be so clueless.

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