I’m sure that many of you, like me, were super-ultra hyped about the MLP Comic when it first came out. Some of you may still feel that way, but let me tell you now, this will not be a positive review. Do not take it personally. (This counts as a disclaimer, right?) There are a few good things the comic does and many bad things; I will be focused on the bad. If you want to hear praise on the comic, listen to what Screenplay has to say. You’ll soon realize that I think about the comic itself, and the narrative, way too much.
You can say you’ve been warned.
Oh, and I guess there are spoilers too, if by some chance you haven’t got around to reading comic 1 yet.
I have to say that the art style was interesting, if nothing else. It was obviously very high-quality and very well done. The only beef I have with it is that it was sort of harsh. More on that past the cut.
The story isn’t bad, per se, it’s just unbelievably fast. Pacing, where art thou?
By far the worst part of the comic is that the characters–vibrant, interesting, and dynamic in the show–become absolutely one sided with little-to-no account given to their deeper selves.
If you would be so kind as to “Read More”, I will gladly show you what I mean. You know, by writing all over the comic.
[A big welcome to one of our two new comic reporters/reviewers, Screenplay. —Doc]
The first story in this mini-series of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic hit store shelves Wednesday, February 20th. All I can say is the first issue of the mini-series is laced with many problems.
Kroze Kresky of Comics Online has published a review of the Princess Coronation event last weekend. He tried to avoid anything that might be considered a spoiler by his readers but still snug in a few insights about things we can look forward in the episode. Besides that, it also allows us to retroactively peek behind the closed doors of the invite-only event.