At 1:30 PM PT, IDW Publishing hosted their Hasbro properties panel at San Diego Comic Con. All items were discussed from Transformers to G.I. Joe. Of course, we received some announcements from the My Little Pony comics. Here are some of the highlights from the panel this afternoon. Once again, thank you to Blue Ink for relaying the news from SDCC.

– Next micro series announced will be My Little Pony Micro Series #9…featuring Spike written by Rob Anderson and drawn by Agnes Garbowska. It will be about pets as he receives sea monkeys in the mail. Arrives in November.

MLP Micro Series #9 cover. Photo Taken by PictishBeat from TRS

– Ted Anderson and Ben Bates, writer and artist of Pinkie Pie Micro Series are writing the Cutie Mark Crusaders micro series issue. (MLP Micro Series #7)

Cover and Page 1 of MLP Micro #7. Photo Taken by PictishBeat from TRS

– Issues #11 and #12 of the main series is about Cadence and Shining Armor.
-Called “Neigh Anything,” spoof on the 1989 movie, Say Anything with John Cusack.

Equestria Girls Annual details freshman year of Sunset Shimmer and the rest of the Human Main Six.
-Twilight will not appear in the Equestria Girls annual issue. Only as a cameo in the prelude.

Preview of Equestria Girls prelude. Photo Taken by PictishBeat of TRS

-Issues #9 and #10 of the main series features Big Macintosh and called “Zen and the Art of Gazebo Repair,” a spoof on Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig

-IDW Limited Edition set announced. Contains 1000 pieces of original art. Lithograph themed after each of the Mane 6 and signed by Katie Cook and Andy Price.
-Available July 29th online through

Lithographs for Mane 6. Photo Taken by PictishBeat from TRS

-Micro-Series concludes with Issue #10 featuring a “fan favorite character”. Derpy Hooves was mentioned in the panel, but not entirely confirmed. [Writer’s note/theory: This is going to be a HOT SELLER]

-Original villain to appear in Issue #11 w/ Shining Armor and Cadence.


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  • Anonymous

    Kinda disappointed that the micro series is ending. Sure it’s been hit or miss, but it’s been enjoyable.

  • Anonymous

    They never said Derpy would be the one getting a micro. They only said it was a fan favorite.

  • Anonymous

    Why is there no extreme violence,blood and gore and sexual content in the two comic books series

  • Anonymous

    If it concludes with Micro #10 it’ll be Luna as fan favorite, not Derpy. Hasbro still doesn’t even allow the usage of her name.

  • Anonymous

    Price and Cook confirmed on their Twitter it’s not Derpy. Man, you people jump to conclusions too fast.

    • Anonymous

      this article DID originally say that she was getting her own micro
      can’t blame people for getting excited over that

  • Carolina A Leo

    By saying Favorite, means one of two things: that Andy’s fave pony (Sweetcream Scoops) will be the star of that mini comic. Or one fans we’re loving him/her since we saw that pony for the 1st time will have a spotlight. That’s just my theories.

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