Saturday, 2 July 2016

Comic mini-review: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #43

MLP comic #43, sub cover by Sara Richard
No credits for the team on Sara Richard's sub cover? Boo!

After the triumph of the issue #42 one-shot, we're back to multi-part adventure arcs in the main comic series. This is the start of, unusually, a three-parter, with Thom Zahler writing, Tony Fleecs drawing and Heather Breckel colouring. It generally looks good – one large panel featuring Twilight is particularly striking – though Fleecs still doesn't always convince with some of the more unusual angles. As for the story: we've had Mane Sixers going bad before, even aside from the "ha ha, fooled you" stuff in Reflections. It does take a while to get going, Rainbow Dash's part is one-note and boring, and you do wonder if there may be rather too many characters to give everyone a go. Still, the last few pages set up a nice cliffhanger. File this under "cautiously interesting" for now. ★★★

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