My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1
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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1

Writer: Katie Cook Artist: Andy Price Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: November 28, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 1
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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!

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Daniel Alvarez Dec 1, 2012

    Power corrupts. That's the main thing about this episode. And Twilight using the magic of friendship. (That would be a cheesy thing in any other show, but not here.) It's a great episode all around. Trixie is a good character, and despite the ending, I'd very much like to see her again. Zecora gets a role, which is always nice. And of course Twilight is the main focus, and she uses a spell summoning a Parasprite, so there's always that. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 28, 2012

    Do I think it's a great book for its intended audience? Yes, very much so. I can see several little girls and parents being excited about this book and I hope that they find the enjoyment their looking for. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Daniel Alvarez Nov 27, 2012

    Overall, Friendship is Magic #1 is a worthy comic of the title. It successfully captures the tone and spiritof the show, you'll be smiling the whole way through. So a tip of the hat to writer Katie Cook. Artist Andy Price handles the Ponies and characters extremely well in their reactions to the situation, cartoony in a good way. This is definitely a comicI, and as fans should, look forward to everymonth. (A great companionto Season 3, wouldn't you agree?) Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Dec 3, 2012

    One thing nobody can deny is that this series has had a strong first showing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts Nov 28, 2012

    The biggest fear adult fans are probably having is whether or not they'll "get" it. Is this geared towards them or the younger audiences? Simply put: both. Much like the nature of the show, it has comic sensibilities for the young and young at heart. Yes, there are mentions to other pop culture staples in here, but doesn't go overboard with them. Cook has made this first issue accessible to all sorts of readers. It's fun, magical, and captures your imagination. While I do think non-fans of the series would be a tad confused on who's who, fans of the show will love this to pieces, and with good reason. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Nov 28, 2012

    Here's the weird part. I would have never, in a million years, read this book if I wasn't assigned to review it; however, I'm really happy I did. I've never been a hater of the Brony movement or the show in general. It's just something that never appealed to me. I feel weird saying this, but this comic appeals to me. It's fun, zany, and it put a big, dumb smile on my face. I could sit back in my chair, give it a read through, and have a good time, and that's what reading comics should be about.I don't know how I feel about recommending this to the masses, but heck, if an old, cynical, heartless jerk like myself can find enjoyment in the wonderfully-drawn book, then everyone else should be able to as well, right?Overall, I learned that friendship is magic, and I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    iFanboy - Paul Montgomery Nov 28, 2012

    But we might've pretended she could by noting the gleam in that sticker that served as her eye. The one on the downturned side facing the shingles, presumably. Again, the weather. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson Nov 29, 2012

    The comic adaptation of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic may not be your thing — heck, it isn't my thing — but that's really the only strong complaint one can levy against it. Katie Cook and Andy Price have made a fun all-ages book that is generally well put-together: it looks nice, it reads smoothly, and it has more than a couple of clever moments in both the writing and the art. Even if you aren't a full-fledged brony, you're doing your medium of choice a disservice if you don't point any friends or relatives who are already fans of the show toward this new comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Krysta Jo Dec 8, 2012

    Being an artist, I loved the comic art style chosen, but some fans of the show might dislike it since it is different. Despite the lack of characters' history, I loved this issue and greatly anticipate the arrival of the next one to find out what happens. If you're looking for a great non-superhero comic to read, I recommend picking this series up! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Richard Dessler Nov 27, 2012

    Long time fans will definitely find this comic as a welcome addition to the My LIttle Pony franchise as it continues to take over the world, and people unfamiliar with the license might find something that can change their mind. Though, most people have already brushed this entire franchise off without even giving it a chance. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Steve Morris Nov 28, 2012

    I thought it was a decent first issue, which sets the scene and world nicely. While I did feel crowded out by the amount of characters who appear, I get the impression that fans will find a lot to enjoy in the issue. If you're a newcomer looking to see what the fuss is about, you'll get a vague opening taste of what's going on. Most importantly, the book seems to retain the idea of "this is for everyone" which the series championed, meaning those unprecedented, staggeringly ginormous sales for the book will probably continue for the foreseeable future. The book lives up to the hype, and proves that all-ages isn't a bane the comic book industry should shy away from. It's proud of itself, and with good reason. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Nov 30, 2012

    The story arc pauses at a natural-feeling resting point, with a good exit line delivered by the irrepressibly excitable Pinkie Pie. "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" #1 is a strong launch that will please both kids and adult fans of the show, and due to Cook and Price's enthusiasm and skill, it's a lot better than it needs to be for a property with an existing, devoted fanbase. Read Full Review

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