Wednesday, July 16, 2014

My Little Pony: Friends Forever Vol 1 by Alex de Campi et al. - Paul's Review

*I received this book as an eARC from Diamond Book Distributors/IDW Publishing on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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Title: My Little Pony: Friends Forever Volume 1

Contributors: Alex de Campi, Jeremy Whitley, Ted Anderson, Rob Anderson, Amy Mebberson, Carla Speed McNeil (Illustrations), Tony Fleecs (Illustrations), Agnes Garbowska (Illustrations)
Publication Date: June 24, 2014

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Pony Tales Vol 1

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Vol 2
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Vol 1

Synopsis: Introducing four tales dedicated to exploring the magic of friendship. First, Applejack and Pinkie Pie enter a baking contest! Then, The Cutie Mark Crusaders team up with Discord, Spike enlists Princess Celestia to help him find a birthday present, and finally, Twilight Sparkle and Shining Armor chase down a mysterious ghost.


Review: I always love reading these My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comics. They compile a few different short stories that focus on just a few characters. In this volume, the first story is a friendly lesson about competition when Pinkie Pie enters a Cooking Contest. 

The Cutie Mark Crusaders are back and I don't know what I'm going to do when they finally earn their marks because their adventures trying to discover themselves and their talents are so much fun. This story shows them interacting with Discord. I loved the Star Trek references in this one. Discord is definitely a Q like character. 

My favorite unusual pairing in this volume is in the third story. Spike looks for a birthday present for Twilight with the aid of Princess Celestia herself.  

In the last story, Twilight visits her Big Brother Best Friend Forever, Shining Armor. They reconnect over their childhood love of monster tracking. The Mario Bros. reference in this one is so epic! The plumbers have the best cutie marks. 

This volume is another great collection of short comics. Like the other My Little Pony comic books, this is a great gateway for young fans to get into comic books and reading. I give this volume a 4/5.


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