IDW Solicitations for April 2017

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All of IDW’s solicitations for April are now out. In addition to the recently announced Legends of Magic, we have details for the Friendship is Magic series as well as another trade paperback coming. Check out after the break for details.

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Samurai Jack, Season 5 begins March 11th

Long ago on a cable channel populated by Johnny Bravo, Grim & Evil, and the Powerpuff Girls, a new show came out of the ashes of an old one.  Genndy Tartakovsky, creator of Dexter’s Laboratory, made a new cartoon that was a mixture of action, magic, ancient samurai ways and futuristic sci-fi dystopia rolled into a single series, that began to air in 2001.  Three years and four seasons later, the series like many others were retired from Cartoon Network’s lineup.

Eleven years later in 2015 it was announced the series, which had not fully concluded in 2004, would get a 5th and final season.  Originally a general date of “Fall 2016” was set, but then the series was delayed slightly, and now has an official starting date of March 11th 2017.

Details of what to expect from this new and final season were talked about during the San Diego Comic Con, including the fact the show had been pushed back to 2017.  The final season will be ten episodes and is dubbed to be more ‘movie’ than show in tone.  Since it will be airing on Adult Swim’s Toonami the series will take on a darker and more mature path than the original four seasons that aired on Cartoon Network.  The storyline itself will take place fifty years after the end of Season 4.

So be sure to tune in to our sad attempt at ‘covering’ the show, whatever that even means now.  If you don’t have cable and if the internet managed not to leak it beforehand, you know were to find it and or catch a stream of it.  And hey, if you’re interested in possibly scrambling crude words on the bathroom wall for this website to copy down, hit us up, maybe we can squeeze at least one reviewer for the show.

Samuari Jack – Season 5 – Toonami – March 11th – 11:30pm et.

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A new comic book series from IDW has been announced, set to replace Friends Forever starting in April. This series is meant to take a look at Equestria’s historical and mythological characters set in the past. Jeremy Whitley and Brenda Hickey, the writer and artist respectively for the first story arc of this series, have some comments to share. Check them out after the break.

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Preview for Friends Forever #36

MLP_FF36-cvrMOCKA preview for Friends Forever #36 is now up on iTunes. It’s currently listed to be released on January 25th. Check out the preview after the break.

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The next chapter of Steven Universe starts on January 30th. Check out the promo after the break.

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Preview for Friendship is Magic #50

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iTunes has a preview for the 50th issue of Friendship is Magic! Check it out after the break.

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Pointless Ponies Update (01-04-2017)

And now a word from StatManDan.

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