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Friends Forever issue 1 sub cover

Subscription variant cover of Friends Forever Issue #1.

My Little Pony: Friends Forever is a Hasbro-licensed series of full-color comics by IDW Publishing, that replaced the micro-series after it concluded its run. Each issue is a self-contained story that focuses on two of the show's characters.

Crew

  • Writer: Alex de Campi (#1), Jeremy Whitley (#2, #7, #13-14), Ted Anderson (#3, #11) Rob Anderson (#4), Thom Zahler (#5-6), Katie Cook (#8), Christine Rice #9-10), Barbara Randall Kesel (#12)[1]
  • Artist: Carla Speed McNeil (#1), Tony Fleecs (#2, #5, #7, #9), Agnes Garbowska (#3, #6, #10, #13-14), Amy Mebberson (#4), Andy Price (#8), Jay P. Fosgitt (#11) Brenda Hickey (#12)[1]
  • Colorist: Jenn Manley Lee (#1), Bill Mudron (#1), Lauren Perry (#2), Agnes Garbowska (#3, #6), Heather Breckel (#4-5, #7-8, #11)
  • Letterer: Alex de Campi (#1), Neil Uyetake (#2 and onward)
  • Editor: Bobby Curnow

Issues

Issue #1

Issue #1 was released on January 22, 2014.

Covers

  • Cover A
  • Cover RI
  • Subscription cover
  • Jetpack Comics cover, featuring Pinkie Pie
  • Larry's Comics cover, featuring Applejack
  • Hastings cover
  • Jetpack/Larry's Comics combined cover and blank cover

Summary

For a more complete summary, see Friends Forever Issue 1.

"Introducing a brand new ongoing series! Dedicated to exploring the magic that arises from the friendship of two different ponies, prepare for anything in this fun-filled team-team up comic! Our first pony pairing features none other than Applejack and Pinkie Pie! When the two enter a baking contest, you can bet the culinary hijinks are going to get messy!"[2]

Issue #2

Issue #2 was released on February 26, 2014.

Covers

  • Cover A
  • Subscription variant by Lea Hernandez
  • Jetpack Comics cover (Pony Jetpack edition), featuring Discord and the Cutie Mark Crusaders in space
  • Jetpack Comics cover (Microprint Masterpiece edition), featuring Discord
  • Hastings cover

Summary

For a more complete summary, see Friends Forever Issue 2.

"The Cutie Mark Crusaders have done everything they can think of to get their cutie marks. But there's one creature of chaos who might have some ideas they would never think of... Discord! When our pint-sized heroines start working with the unpredictable trickster, the results are bound to get unusual! Will Ponyville be able to survive their friendship?"[3]

Issue #3

Issue #3 was released on March 12, 2014.

Covers

  • Cover A
  • Cover RI
  • Subscription variant by Tony Fleecs
  • Jetpack Comics cover, variant A
  • Jetpack Comics cover, variant B
  • Hastings cover

Summary

For a more complete summary, see Friends Forever Issue 3.

"Featuring the unlikely duo of Princess Celestia and Spike! In need of the birthday present for Twilight, Spike enlists Celestia on an adventure! What seems to be a harmless journey quickly turns into danger for even the mightiest of ponies! Who will save whom??"[4]

Issue #4

Issue #4 was released on April 9, 2014.

Covers

  • Cover A
  • Cover RI
  • Subscription variant by Derek Charm
  • Jetpack Comics cover
  • Jetpack Comics cover (Microprint Masterpiece edition)
  • Hastings cover

Summary

For a more complete summary, see Friends Forever Issue 4.

"Twilight Sparkle plans to spend some much needed quality time with her brother, Shining Armor, in the Crystal Empire. However, when a mysterious ghost starts haunting the castle, the siblings will have to use all of their combined monster knowledge to save the day!"[5]

Issue #5

Issue #5 was released in May 21, 2014.

Covers

  • Cover A
  • Cover RI
  • Subscription variant by Brenda Hickey
  • Cover by Thom Zahler
  • Jetpack Comics cover
  • Jetpack Comics cover (Microprint Masterpiece edition)
  • Hastings cover

Summary

For a more complete summary, see Friends Forever Issue 5.

"Fluttershy and Zecora take the spotlight in the new fan-favorite series! Fluttershy wakes up one day to find that all of her animal friends can talk to her! But what secret are they hiding? It will be up to everyone's favorite rhyming zebra to determine the nature of this strange occurrence!"[6]

Issue #6

Issue #6 was released on June 18, 2014.

Covers

  • Cover A
  • Hastings cover
  • Subscription variant by Agnes Garbowska
  • Cover by Thom Zahler

Summary

For a more complete summary, see Friends Forever Issue 6.

"The newest Friends Forever features Trixie & Rainbow Dash! Trixie finds herself the queen of a new kingdom and calls on Rainbow Dash to wow her subjects with some amazing flying stunts. However Trixie has a hidden agenda. When Rainbow discovers the truth, just how much of a friend will she want to be?"[7]

Issue #7

Issue #7 was released on July 23, 2014.

Covers

  • Cover A
  • Cover RE
  • Jetpack Comics cover (colored)
  • Jetpack Comics cover (black and white)
  • BronyCon Exclusive cover (colored)
  • BronyCon Exclusive cover (black and white)
  • Subscription variant by Tony Fleecs

Summary

For a more complete summary, see Friends Forever Issue 7.

"Princess Luna faces her greatest challenge yet... making jokes in public! Luna turns to Pinkie Pie, the master of merriment, to help her find her funny bone. If Pinkie's teachings backfire on Luna, there might be very few laughs to be found in Canterlot!"[8]

Issue #8

Issue #8 was released on August 20, 2014.

Covers

This issue has the following covers:

  • Cover A
  • Hastings cover
  • Subscription variant by Andy Price

Summary

For a more complete summary, see Friends Forever Issue 8.

"It's road trip time with Applejack and Rarity! When the two friends discover they are headed to the same destination, they naturally decide to ride together. A seemingly easy trip turns disastrous when calamity upon calamity interrupts their journey! Will Applejack and Rarity's friendship... or sanity... survive the trip?"[9]

Issue #9

Issue #9 was released on September 10, 2014.

Covers

This issue has the following covers:

  • Cover A
  • Subscription variant by Tony Fleecs

Summary

For a more complete summary, see Friends Forever Issue 9.

"Granny visits an apple convention and is dismayed to see the Flim Flam brothers are up to their old tricks. Only the two are no longer working together... something has divided the brothers! It will be up to Granny to mend hurt feelings. But will she want to?"[10]

Issue #10

Issue #10 was released on October 22, 2014.

Covers

This issue has the following covers:

  • Cover A
  • Subscription variant by Agnes Garbowska

Summary

"Fluttershy gets an unexpected visit from the most aggressive guy around, Iron Will! Can Fluttershy teach the minotaur the benefits of a more gentle demeanor?"[11]

Issue #11

Issue #11 was to be released on November 5, 2014, but was released on November 12, 2014 due to a shipping delay.

Covers

This issue has the following covers:

  • Cover A
  • Subscription variant by Jay P. Fosgitt

Summary

"Rainbow Dash is overjoyed when Wonderbolt Spitfire invites her to a special training camp. However, Spitfire is hiding a secret that she is ashamed to admit. Will Dash be able to help before the camp turns into chaos?"[12]

Issue #12

Issue #12 is to be released on December 3, 2014.[1]

Covers

This issue has at least two covers:[1]

  • Cover A
  • Subscription variant by Brenda Hickey

Summary

"Pinkie Pie meets her match... in the form of delicious, irresistible snacks called PheNOMNOMenons! With Pinkie helpless to resist the tasty treats, she enlists help from her friend Twilight! Will Twilight be able to help her friend or will she succumb to her sweet tooth as well?"[1]

Issue #13

Issue #13 is to be released on January 7, 2015.[13]

Covers

This issue has at least two covers:[13]

  • Cover A
  • Subscription variant by Agnes Garbowska

Summary

"When Sweetie Belle gets sick, it's up to big sis Rarity to entertain Babs Seed on a visit to Manehattan. The only problem is the two seemingly have nothing in common! Will the two find a way to overcome their differences and find a way to have fun in the big city? "[13]

Issue #14

Issue #14 is to be released in February 2015.[14]

Covers

This issue has at least two covers:[14]

  • Cover A
  • Subscription variant by Agnes Garbowska

Summary

"When a dragon problem in Fillydelphia threatens to get out of hand, Luna enlists Spike's help to find a peaceful solution. There are many suspects and no easy answers as both Spike and Luna must admit to personal shortcomings in order to find the true culprit."[14]

See also

Gallery

Friends Forever issue 1 cover A

My Little Pony: Friends Forever image gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Star Trek/Planet of the Apes," Garbage Pail Kids Bring Holiday Cheer in IDW's December Solicits. Comic Book Resources (2014-09-17). Retrieved on 2014 September 17.
  2. IDW Publishing January 2014 Solicitations. ComicList (2013-10-17). Retrieved on 2013 October 17.
  3. IDW Publishing February 2014 Solicitations. ComicList (2013-11-15). Retrieved on 2013 November 16.
  4. IDW Publishing March 2014 Solicitations. ComicList (2013-12-13). Retrieved on 2013 December 13.
  5. My Little Pony: Friends Forever #4. iTunes (2014-03-24). Retrieved on 2014 March 24.
  6. IDW's May 2014 Solicitation: "TMNT" 30th Anniversary, "Hellboy" Artist's Edition & More. Comic Book Resources (2014-02-19). Retrieved on 2014 February 19.
  7. "Angry Birds," "Winterworld" & "Turtles in Time" Launch in IDW's June 2014 Solicitations. Comic Book Resources (2014-03-19). Retrieved on 2014 March 19.
  8. "Transformers Vs. G.I. Joe," "Ragnarok" Debut in IDW's July 2014 Solicitations. Comic Book Resources (2014-04-23). Retrieved on 2014 April 23.
  9. The War for Cybertron Begins in IDW Publishing's August 2014 Solicitations. Comic Book Resources (2014-05-21). Retrieved on 2014 May 21.
  10. "GI Joe" Regroups, Maberry's "Rot & Ruin" Debuts in IDW's September 2014 Solicitations. Comic Book Resources (2014-06-18). Retrieved on 2014 June 18.
  11. "Skylander," "Edward Scissorhands" & "October Faction" Arrive in IDW's October 2014 Solicitations. Comic Book Resources (2014-07-16). Retrieved on 2014 July 16.
  12. MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #11. PREVIEWSworld. Retrieved on 2014 August 20.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 my little pony friends forever #13. PREVIEWSworld. Retrieved on 2014 October 22.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 my little pony friends forever #14. PREVIEWSworld. Retrieved on 2014 November 19.

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