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Title: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Pony Tales Vol. 1
Contributors: Thom Zahler, Ryan Lindsay, Katie Cook, Barbara Kesel, Ted Anderson, Bobby Curnow, Amy Mebberson (Illustrations), Tony Fleecs (Illustrations) , Andy Price (Illustrations), Ben Bates (Illustrations), Brenda Hickley (Illustrations)
Upcoming Release Date: November 5, 2013
Synopsis: Six spotlights focusing on everyone's favorite Ponies! Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, and Applejack each get a whole issue devoted to them.
Review: I have a soft spot for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic that I should probably be ashamed of, but whatever. Every time I see a new comic from them, I always request it. And they always have that MLPFIM fun and flare. This collection doesn't disappoint.
This graphic novel collects six stories, one from each of the Mane Six. Twilight Sparkle takes a job as the Archivist's assistant. Rainbow Dash battles a Cloud of Sadness. Rarity goes on a spa vacation that doesn't turn out like she expected. Fluttershy enters an art contest. Pinkie Pie wins tickets to a famous clown's show. AppleJack is preparing the farm for Hearth's Warming Eve when the Sass Squash appears.
I loved the many jokes and pop culture references. I think my favorite was a David Bowie reference. I love that the creators know that not only children are reading these comics. If a parent reads this with their kid, they are going to have a good time with all the little allusions.
I give this graphic novel a 3.5/5. I recommend it to any MLPFIM fan from age 5 to 105. This would be a great gift and since there are six stories, this would be a great comic book to introduce a young audience to comics by reading a story with them each night before bed.