To quote Princess Luna in the episode “Luna Eclipsed”. . .”The fun has been doubled!” Ok, maybe not ‘been’ yet, but ‘will be’. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is coming to a comic book near you. At Comic-Con International, IDW and Hasbro announced the MLP:FiM comic series is set to launch this November and will be helmed by Catie Cook and Andy Price.
At ComicsAlliance, they talked to Bobby Curnow, the editor from IDW, and how they were going to approach this massive undertaking that has a huge fanbase. Curnow stated:
“We’re trying our best to capture the tone of the show, which has plenty of witty jokes that appeal to older fans. It’s silly and irreverent, but at the same time, it’s still very character focused, which is a crucial ingredient for any smart story. Basically we’re just working on making the stories as strong as possible, and everything falls into place from there.
“It helps that the writer of the series, Katie Cook, is a big fan of the show, and is a naturally warm, friendly, funny and silly person. I think the scripts come off pretty naturally as a result, while at the same time retaining a real comic book feel. Andy Price, the artist, certainly helps in that department. “
Apparently MLP:FiM is not the only property coming to IDW. They have also struck deals regarding G.I. Joe, Transformers and Dungeons & Dragons- all owned by Hasbro.
For all the LGBT fans out there. . .one wonders if one of the ponies might come out with an interest in her fellow fillies.