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IDW Announces “My Little Pony” Series

Announced at Comic-Con international, IDW Publishing and Hasbro will be teaming up to make a My Little Pony series based on the crazily popular Hub animated TV show characters from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, loved by children and adult men (a.k.a. bronies) alike. The My Little Pony series will have new stories separate from the animated show and include everyone's favorite ponies: Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, and Applejack... for all you non-My Little Pony fans stop laughing. Yes, I know you're reading this news story too. Fans can also breathe another sigh of relief that, according to the news, the comics will have the same moral themes and subject matter that can be enjoyed by adults. The series will be written by Katie Cook (Gronk, Fraggle Rock) and the art will be done by Andy Price (DC Legacy, Batman Archives). The series will also have several special covers from artists like Jill Thompson (Sandman, Beasts of Burden), Stephanie Buscema (Womanthology), and many more. Ted Adams, IDW's CEO and publisher, talked about his attraction to doing a My Little Pony series on Comic Book Resources: "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..."  (a.k.a. they can see themselves making a lot of money from this venture). My Little Pony will be hitting comic book stands this November, 2012. I can't confess to having ever really gotten into the show or really giving it much of a longing look, but it did win Best New Animated Show and has so many fans, who earned a lot of attention for being composed of a lot of adult males, so I can definitely see this title selling out. And I can't wait for that to happen since this is on the up-and-up morally and in today's day and age I'm always happy to see something like that become popular and appreciated. Announcing My Little Pony Series Cover


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