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.
– 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)
– 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.
-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 IDWLimited.com
-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.