Monday, July 16, 2012

My Little Pony comes to comics

Hasbro and IDW Publishing are set to bring the world of the Ponies to comic books with My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

 “My Little Pony is a highly successful brand and we’re incredibly excited to have the opportunity to extend the franchise through this collaboration with Hasbro,” said IDW CEO and Publisher, Ted Adams. “We look forward to providing new stories for the fans and launching their favorite ponies into comic book form.”

Fans (and Bronies) will be very happy to learn that the new comic will feature all the ponies from the cartoon show in all new stories. The comic s promised to explore the same moral themes of the show while providing "themes and subject matter that older audiences can also appreciate".

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic will be written by (Marvel and DC alum) Katie Cook with art by Andy Price of DC fame. Fans should also be on the lookout for special covers as the run proceeds by the likes of Jill Thompson and Stephanie Buscema. The series will debut this coming November in friendly comic book shops everywhere.