Friday, 22 April 2016

Comic mini-review: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #41

IDW MLP comic #41 main cover
This would be worth having just for this cover!
An unusual one this month. Not only is it Katie Cook's penultimate My Little Pony comic (for now, anyway), but Andy Price is handling not only the line art but the colours too. The main cover seems to be based on an American series called "Little Golden Books", which we don't have in the UK, but it's good fun on its own merits. The comic inside is quite rewarding, too, though more so for the art than for the text. Price really goes to town with this issue, drawing in several styles (including his usual one) and providing some lovely, striking images. Cook's story, read by Zecora, is... well, it's amusing enough, and (usually) rhymes, but... well, here's one couplet: "On the dark day of this story, our hero was struck / By a terrible interim, she was down on her luck". Interim? Still, treat this as a picture book first and foremost and it's well worth buying. Five stars for the art and (a generous) three for the text, so I'll give it ★★★★.

2 comments:

  1. I agree with you said about this issue even if Dash did make Tank cry (seriously what the hell!) As for this being Cook last issue I belive next months is actually her last one.

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    1. Thanks for the correction; fixed!

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