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36792664 No. 36792664
Since we've got a miniseries running all of April, I thought I might as well name the thread after them.

My Little Pony Fiendship is Magic #1 Sombra
(W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Brenda Hickey (CA) Amy Mebberson
The first My Little Pony mini-series event! This month-long weekly limited series explores the secret origins of the Equestria’s greatest villains!What caused Sombra to become one of the most feared ponies in Equestria’s history?

My Little Pony Fiendship is Magic #2 Tirek
(W) Christina Rice (A) Tony Fleecs (CA) Amy Mebberson
The first My Little Pony mini-series event! This month-long weekly limited series explores the secret origins of the Equestria’s greatest villains!Tirek’s mad quest for power starts here!

My Little Pony Fiendship is Magic #3 Sirens
(W) Ted Anderson (A) Agnes Garbowska (CA) Amy Mebberson
The first My Little Pony mini-series event! This month-long weekly limited series explores the secret origins of the Equestria’s greatest villains!The Sirens from Rainbow Rocks Equestria origin revealed!

My Little Pony Fiendship is Magic #4 Nightmare Moon
(W) Heather Nuhfer (A) Tony Fleecs (CA) Amy Mebberson
The first My Little Pony mini-series event! This month-long weekly limited series explores the secret origins of the Equestria’s greatest villains!The untold story of what Nightmare Moon did during her time on the moon!

My Little Pony Fiendship is Magic #5 Queen Chrysalis
(W) Katie Cook (A) Andy Price (CA) Amy Mebberson
The first My Little Pony mini-series event! This month-long weekly limited series explores the secret origins of the Equestria’s greatest villains!The ponies visit the imprisoned Chrysalis… what secrets is she hiding!
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>> No. 36794969
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>Entire village gets devoured or turned into food slaves, and their homes covered over in insect cocoons

I... think I might disagree slightly with your view of that situation.
>> No. 36794970
It's comedy because the little kittens are still acting lovely towards them even as they're being slaughtered.

No doubt the Space Neopets are going to go "HOW COULD YOU BETRAY US?" in this story and it's going to be big and dramatic and Nightmare Moon is sure going to look like this super evil villain.

In other words, a shitty version of Sombra's story.
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Once again, I don't think it was nearly as humorous as you think it was 441; that was a very dark scene. they weren't just hoping around laughing while being eaten, that was more or less a very grim depiction of how trying to make friends with monsters won't always end well: The one with the "love" heart looked to be trying to use it as a shield.
>> No. 36794976
Well, I have a dark sense of humor.
>> No. 36794977
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So do I (Gavalanche is my favorite comic artist for crying out loud!) but even I think the changelings eating those kittens was pretty dark.
>> No. 36794979
Gavalanche isn't funny. Rainbow Dash suffering from PTSD after being molested by the Wonderbolts and brutally beating Soarin to death as Spitfire begs for him to not leave her is not comedy.
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>> No. 36794987
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Not ALL of his works are good. I specifically like the Luna/pip ones and the rarity/sweetie belle ones.
>> No. 36794988
I should also mention that he had Celestia ripping away all of Luna's feathers and then making herself look like a hero for doing so.
>> No. 36794989
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Not ALL of them; just some. And I did find that one kind of funny due her framing it as being due to luna molting.
>> No. 36794990
Well, I didn't, that was back when the fandom fucking hated Celestia.

Instead of nowdays where she's forsaken by everybody.
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My Faust, My faust, why hast thou forsaken me?
>> No. 36795019
It's sad when Celestia's crowning moment still has her fail.

That's all that she's allowed to do: fail.
>> No. 36795029
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Come on now, I wouldn't call that celestia "big" moment. she's had lots of other good moments. Besides, there's always her micro and her spike FF, eh?
>> No. 36795032
It's the only time where she was allowed to do something in the show.

>Besides, there's always her micro and her spike FF, eh?
And there was also Reflections, that demolished whatever goodwill I had towards the comics. Reflections does more damage to Celestia than those two issues do good.
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Seems likely.
>> No. 36795085
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Eh, still doesn't look that dark to me though.
>> No. 36795086
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The point is that she's going to definitely be taking over, twisting the place and the nyx into how they all looked for the Nightmare Rarity arc.
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alright, yes ;p

Though, I think this may be retconning the nightmare force slightly, which I'm sure Demonio will like.
It seems like they are having Luna become nightmare moon on her own, with the nightmare force being something she makes or unleashes herself after the fact; so while they might add to her corruption it doesn't alter her original fall.

Either way, looking forward to this one tommorrow/tonight.

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July solicitations.

My Little Pony Friends Forever #18
(W) Christina Rice (A) Jay P. Fosgitt
Everyone’s favorite pegasus pair Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash star in this issue! Dash is excited to go to the Cloudsdale school reunion-but Fluttershy is harboring some bad memories and fears!

I already know Unlikeable's reaction when he notices the artist.
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My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #32
(W) Thom Zahler (A) Tony Fleecs
“Night of the Living Apples,” Part 1! Something sinister is happening at Sweet Apple Acres! Bad apples have come alive and determined to take over all of Ponyville!
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That better not be a cocktease here about flutterbat XD


Well, I can say off the bat that, unless fosgit listened to criticism BIGTIME, that's not him doing that cover, correct?
Got the name of which one it is doing the cover? curious. It looks like hickey's work IMO.
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It's Amy Mebberson. She always does a cover for Friends Forever, in addition to the comic's artist's cover. You can usually find her little signature A somewhere in her works.

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>> No. 36795126
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ah! so that's who it is; she did a good job on it, really like the feel of Dash and Flutters together there.

That being said. GODDAMNIT. I love that synopsis; that is a really, really good sounding plot. THEN I find out its fosgit doing the art. Its like being told that you have ribs for dinner, but they got dropped on the ground first so they might have dirt on them.

>> No. 36795127
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well, just read the newest one and; well, it kind of just seemed jumbled.

So, they don't really explain that Luna can turn others into shadow beings, she just does (i'll assume it just meant to be expected as "she's possessed by the nightmare force! she can do that!). Alright, that makes the entire first half seem very pointless (Why the heck do you befriend somebody to trick them into teaching you if you can just mind rape them into being your slave?).

Next up, the whole "Dear friend" bit. I guess that is supposed to mean that Dorian had contacted Celestia during the fight or something? because with the braids after the fight I kind of figure that's what meant. But it really doesn't make any sense, since there's no break during the fight, and we're supposed to assume that Celestia and Dorian are old friends?

next up: Celestia talking to Nightmare moon/luna like she's a completely, 100% solely different entity that is not luna in any way shape or form. Nope, Nope nope nope. Sorry there, going home here.

I know I probably sound pretty whiny here, but that's a deal breaker. When you change Nightmare moon from being Luna being corrupted by her evil to just another being entirely (Like how Celestia was talking), you've kind of crossed the line for me.

I know I've always said I've been kind of OK with the nightmare force for Luna, but I assumed that luna still was, well, luna during her nightmare moon phase: given her dialogue when she first met the nyx (Talking about the ponies not appreciating night) and her dialogue in both S1 and S3, it just doesn't make sense to have her be just 100% this other entity holding Luna prisoner.

Bleh, not good. Not good at all :(

I'm really starting to suspect that making these all 1 issue long things was a big mistake. This one could have done with being a two parter, as could the Tirek one. They feel rushed, and this one even outright says "its not finished" with its teaser ending.

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>> No. 36795129
After seeing the preview, I'm not even gonna touch the NMM comic. Chrysalis, however, looks good. So 2 out of 5 will end up being worth it IMO.
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Its not THAT bad, I Just think its alot of wasted potential is all.
>> No. 36795132
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>and this one even outright says "its not finished" with its teaser ending.
I think that's more alluding to how these storylines end up getting continued in the show, given that these are more like prequels to the stories told that featured these villains.
>> No. 36795134
Wow, so many good ideas ruined by childish writing.

The only good thing in this comic was Celestia.
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I don't agree there; the ending more seems to be linked up to the nyx telling her that, while Celestia might not be a good option, they can still terrorize "normal" ponies.
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Another cover.

I suppose it's possible. Bobby did say recently "We will definitely be revisiting some story concepts/characters from the Fiendship series".
>> No. 36795146
dont know why that art make me think on porn....
>> No. 36795148

weren't you the one who said your headcanon was one of Nightmare moon trapping the ponies in endless nightmares during her reign as nightmare moon?
And they basically DID that here, with nightmare moon trapping all the ponies in nightmares of Celestia terrorizing them before Celestia stepped in?


Sigh. I'm trying to avoid hating this one, as there are alot of things I really like, and the premise isn't bad. I Loved the line "I Hope your tail gets frizzy!" for example, and the start, despite being too cute for my tastes, wasn't too bad.

I just wished they'd stretched it out to 2 parts to make it work better.
Like, if they'd had the other nyx discover Nightmare moon was being taught dream magic or that she was evil, and nightmare moon disposed of them without Dorian finding out (like having a couple panels being Nightmare moon trapping one of them out of sight and corrupting them with her magic one by one before they could warn the others or Dorian, that would have been much better, as it would have made all the Nyx being corrupted make more sense and also set up ahead of time her ability to enslave them for when she surprised Dorian).

Have the first issue basically be about her being taught by Dorian while taking over in secret, and then do the second one about her attempts to spread nightmares and take revenge. It would really have worked so much better that way IMO.
>> No. 36795149
They didn't do that, they shat on the concept.

What I had in mind was a slow buildup towards Celestia's confrontation with Nightmare Moon, not a two-page fucking footnote in the story.

They took a great idea, threw it on the ground, and stomped on it. Right in front of my fucking face.
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I think you may be over reacting. While I do agree that the Luna/Celestia fight was done improperly, I don't think it was intentionally shatting on the idea.

(Celestia would have worked better if she told Nightmare moon that there was no nightmare she could terrifying her with, since the worst thing that could ever happen to her had already occured/was standing in front of her, Luna turning on her)
>> No. 36795156
No, I meant the whole "Nightmare Moon gives nightmares to all of Equestria".

The idea was great, but they don't do anything with it, because they're too busy turning Nightmare Moon into a Saturday Morning Cartoon and having her talk with that godamn Space Neopet.
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I'll admit the execution was poor, but I don't think its a horrific tragedy; they could turn things around a bit if they continue on this plotline.

And besides, you like Celestia in it, didn't you? I'd think that'd count for more in your book than anything XD
>> No. 36795159
Yes it is, they're never going to revisit that idea, and they've completely sucked out whatever dignity and subtlety Nightmare Moon had as a villain.

>And besides, you like Celestia in it, didn't you? I'd think that'd count for more in your book than anything XD

No it doesn't, nothing that the comics do Celestia-related will be enough unless it's something really great. Reflections still exists.
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So how much Celestia goodness, added up as a sum total, are we talking here?
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Extended preview of Fiendship #5.
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>> No. 36795174
Phew! I can finally disagree with EGguy again. The comic was fine. Harmless. Nice to see NMM and Luna as totally different entities. Especially considering the stark contrast between how she was acting as NMM and how she is now after watching her be the CMC's dream guardian.
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How does Rainbow know what Chrysalis did?
How does Rainbow know what Chrysalis did?

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one of her daily flight routes ended up being over where a bunch of history professors were having a convention.
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On that note, Rainbow dash's method Describing the fight reminds me of the marine Todd Meme.
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