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Comic micro 1 cover B

Final version of one of the first covers in the series.

My Little Pony Micro-Series is a Hasbro-licensed series of full-color comics by IDW Publishing. Each issue is a self-contained story that focuses on one of the characters in the show. Issue #10 was released as the last issue in the series.[1]

Crew

See also: IDW comics/Crew
  • Writer: Thomas Zahler (#1), Ryan K. Lindsay (#2), Katie Cook (#3, #10), Barbara Randall Kesel (#4), Ted Anderson (#5, #7), Bobby Curnow (#6), Georgia Ball (#8), Rob Anderson (#9)
  • Artist: Thomas Zahler (#1), Tony Fleecs (#2, #4), Andy Price (#3, #10), Ben Bates (#5, #7), Brenda Hickey (#6), Amy Mebberson (#8), Agnes Garbowska (#9)
  • Colorist: Ronda Pattison (#1), Tony Fleecs (#2, #4), Heather Breckel (#3, #6, #10), Amy Mebberson (#8), Agnes Garbowska (#9)
  • Letterer: Thomas Zahler (#1), Neil Uyetake (#2-10)
  • Editor: Bobby Curnow (#1-10)

Issues

Issue #1

Issue #1 features Twilight Sparkle. It was released on February 20, 2013.[2]

Covers

  • Cover A by Amy Mebberson, featuring Spike and Twilight Sparkle.
  • Cover B by Thomas F. Zahler, featuring Twilight Sparkle and Spike.
  • Cover RI by Sabrina Alberghetti, featuring younger Twilight Sparkle and Shining Armor.
  • Subscription exclusive variant SUB cover, showing production artwork from Cover B by Thomas F. Zahler.
  • Double Midnight cover by Sara Richard[3]
  • Dynamic Forces cover featuring Twilight Sparkle and Summer Mane, the Royal Archivist
  • Jetpack Comics cover, a parody of Alice in Wonderland
  • Larry's Comics cover, a parody of Little Red Riding Hood
  • Third Eye Comics cover
  • Jetpack and Larry's Comics combined cover and blank cover (featuring Twilight Sparkle)

Summary

For a more complete summary, see Micro-Series Issue 1.

"Introducing the first of six spotlights focusing on everyone's favorite Ponies! Twilight Sparkle becomes enthralled in a literary masterpiece. Dismayed to hear the series never continued, Twilight goes on a quest to hunt down the reclusive author, Jade Singer. It will take all of the studious Pony's detective skill to find the author, and twists and turns abound! Don't miss this adventure in imagination!"[4]

Issue #2

Issue #2 features Rainbow Dash. It was released on March 20, 2013, with previews released the previous day.[5]

Covers

  • Cover A by Amy Mebberson
  • Cover B by Tony Fleecs
  • Cover RI by Sabrina Alberghetti
  • Double Midnight cover by Sara Richard[6]
  • Dynamic Forces cover
  • Iguana Comics cover, drawn by Jeff Egli with colors by Kurk Kasparian[7]
  • Jetpack Comics cover, a parody of Peter Pan
  • Larry's Comics cover, a parody of Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Jetpack and Larry's Comics combined cover and blank cover (featuring Rainbow Dash)

Summary

For a more complete summary, see Micro-Series Issue 2.

"The next in a series of spotlights focusing on everyone’s favorite Ponies! Rainbow Dash takes her job patrolling the skies very seriously, but she may have met her match when a group of mischievous cloud gremlins threaten to block out the sun! Rainbow Dash will have her hooves full when it comes to these pint-sized menaces!"[8]

Issue #3

Issue #3 features Rarity. It was released on April 24, 2013.[9] Comic Book Resources released a preview on March 26.[10]

DJ Pon-3 appears in a panel of this comic with her eyes colored red – as opposed to moderate cerise, their color in the show – as a reference to the popular belief prior to her appearance in A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2 that they were red.[11]

Covers

  • Cover A by Amy Mebberson
  • Cover B by Andy Price
  • Cover RI by Sabrina Alberghetti depicting filly Rarity and baby Sweetie Belle
  • Double Midnight Comics cover by Sara Richard[12]
  • Dynamic Forces cover
  • Jetpack Comics cover, a parody of Rapunzel
  • Larry's Comics cover, a parody of The Princess and the Pea
  • Larry's and Jetpack Comics combined cover and blank cover

Summary

For a more complete summary, see Micro-Series Issue 3.

"Rarity is in need of some well-deserved R & R after working hard on her new fashion line. A sweet spa retreat turns sour when Rarity learns that the establishment is a little too “down to earth”! How will this resourceful pony make the best out of this “rustic” situation? Read on to find out!"[13]

Issue #4

Issue #4 features Fluttershy. It was released on May 30, 2013.[14]

Covers

  • Cover A by Amy Mebberson, a parody of Snow White
  • Cover B by Tony Fleecs
  • Cover RI by Sabrina Alberghetti
  • Double Midnight Comics cover by Sara Richard[15]
  • Jetpack Comics cover, a parody of The Little Mermaid
  • Larry's Comics cover, a parody of The Frog Prince
  • Larry's/Jetpack Comics combined cover and blank cover (featuring Fluttershy)

Summary

For a more complete summary, see Micro-Series Issue 4.

"Fluttershy knows her way around knitting! But her hidden talent starts to take on a startling new form, one that could be the next “big thing” in Ponyville! Will timid Fluttershy be able to handle the spotlight? The pressure is only going to increase with a visit from Princess Celestia!"[16]

Issue #5

Issue #5 features Pinkie Pie. It was released on June 20, 2013.[17]

Covers

  • Cover A showing Pinkie's hooves and an arrangement of photo strips
  • Cover B
  • Cover RI by Sabrina Alberghetti, featuring Pinkie Pie, Marble Pie, and Limestone Pie as fillies
  • Chapel Hill Comics cover by Elena "Yamino" Barbarich[18]
  • Double Midnight cover by Sara Richard[19]
  • Jetpack comics cover, a parody of Hansel and Gretel
  • Larry's comics cover, a parody of The Gingerbread Man
  • Source Comics cover by Zander Cannon[20]
  • Jetpack/Larry's Comics combined and blank (featuring Pinkie Pie) covers
  • BotCon exclusive cover by Tony Fleecs, a crossover with Transformers

Summary

For a more complete summary, see Micro-Series Issue 5.

"When the famous clown Ponyacci comes to Ponyville, Pinkie Pie learns a startling secret about him that could ruin his career! Determined to save the master of mirth, Pinkie Pie sets out to prove the value of laughter. The show must go on!"[17]

Issue #6

Issue #6 features Applejack and the "entire Apple family". It was released on July 11, 2013.[21]

Covers

  • Cover A
  • Cover B
  • Cover RI by Sabrina Alberghetti, featuring younger versions of Applejack, Big McIntosh, and Apple Bloom
  • Double Midnight cover
  • Newbury Comics cover
  • Jetpack Comics cover
  • Larry's Comics cover, a parody of Paul Bunyan
  • Jetpack/Larry's Comics combined and blank (featuring Applejack) covers

Summary

For a more complete summary, see Micro-Series Issue 6.

"It’s almost Hearth's Warming Eve, and the Apple family is busy at work preparing an array of tasty apple treats for all of Ponyville. But when a mysterious creature starts ruining their crop, Applejack sets out to find out who's behind this tomfoolery! Who, or what, is the SASS SQUASH??"[21]

Issue #7

Issue #7 features the Cutie Mark Crusaders, and was released on August 22, 2013.[22] It was accidentally alluded to by the volume 1 paperback, of which a preview was released on Amazon. IDW's solicitation for this issue asks, "Could this be the turning point from Cutie Mark Crusaders to Cutie Mark Owners??"[22]

Covers

  • Cover A
  • Cover B
  • Cover RI by Sara Richard; editor Bobby Curnow released a sneak peek when the issue's subject was guessed
  • Double Midnight cover
  • Jetpack Comics cover, a parody of The Three Little Pigs
  • Larry's Comics cover, featuring Derpy
  • Jetpack/Larry's Comics combined and blank covers

Summary

For a more complete summary, see Micro-Series Issue 7.

"On a hike through the woods the Cutie Mark Crusaders come across a creature unlike anything they’ve ever seen! When their new friend shows off an incredible ability, the Crusaders see an opportunity to earn their Cutie Marks! But their new friend is hiding an important secret that is sure to have a big impact on our tiny trio!"[22]

Issue #8

Issue #8 features Princess Celestia, and was released on September 11, 2013.[23]

Covers

  • Cover A
  • Cover B
  • Cover RI
  • Cover RE
  • Jetpack Comics cover
  • Larry's Comics cover
  • Jetpack/Larry's Comics combined and blank covers
  • New York Comic Con 2013 cover

Summary

For a more complete summary, see Micro-Series Issue 8.

"Training the next generation of Canterlot's protectors is no easy feat! When an aging Unicorn teacher begins to lose the respect of her students, Princess Celestia must step in to inspire everypony through her gentle guidance."[23]

Issue #9

Issue #9 features Spike, and was released on November 13, 2013.[24]

Covers

  • Cover A
  • Cover B
  • Cover RI
  • Jetpack Comics cover
  • Larry's Comics cover
  • Jetpack/Larry's Comics combined and blank covers

Summary

For a more complete summary, see Micro-Series Issue 9.

"Spike is ready for the responsibility of being a pet-owner! However, he might be getting more than he bargained for when a delivery of Sea Beasts ('just add water!') arrives at his door. Spike's unusual training methods will result in some surprises for everyone's favorite baby dragon!"[24]

Issue #10

Issue #10 features Princess Luna, and was released on December 18, 2013[25] as the last issue of the Micro-Series.[1]

Covers

  • Cover A
  • Cover B
  • Cover RI
  • Double Midnight cover
  • Jetpack Comics cover
  • Larry's Comics cover
  • Jetpack/Larry's Comics combined and blank covers

Summary

For a more complete summary, see Micro-Series Issue 10.

"A royal eclipse! When Celestia has to leave for the day, Luna is charged to keep watch over waking hours. Will the guardian of the night be able to juggle a new set of responsibilities while keeping her cool? (Not to mention keeping awake!)"[25]

See also

Gallery

Comic micro 1 cover A

My Little Pony Micro-Series image gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 IDW Publishing December 2013 Solicitations. ComicsList (2013-09-13). Retrieved on 2013 September 16. “Fan-favorite Luna ends the MLP Micro-series!”
  2. iTunes - My Little Pony: Micro Series #1 - Twilight Sparkle. Retrieved on 2013 April 14.
  3. Double Midnight Comics's Photos (2013-01-28). Retrieved on 2013 April 8.
  4. Rich Johnston (2012-11-16). A Second My Little Pony Comic Focusing On Individual Ponies – First Up, Twilight Sparkle. Bleeding Cool. Retrieved on 2012 November 16.
  5. Preview: My Little Pony Micro-Series: #2: Rainbow Dash. Lethal Farce (2013-03-19). Retrieved on 2013 March 21.
  6. Double Midnight Comics's Photos (2013-03-08). Retrieved on 2013 April 8.
  7. Iguana Comics Facebook post (2013-02-15). Retrieved on 2013 March 2.
  8. IDW Solicitations in March 2013 (2012-12-14). Retrieved on 2012 December 14.
  9. iTunes - My Little Pony: Micro Series #3 - Rarity. Retrieved on 2013 April 14.
  10. Cook Adds Horsepower To IDW With "My Little Pony: Rarity". Comic Book Resources (2013-03-26). Retrieved on 2013 March 27.
  11. Heather Breckel (2013-03-26). Comment on IntenseDebate. Retrieved on 2013 March 27. “I colored them red as a fun little nod to the fans. Long before they revealed her actual eye color, everyone thought they were red.” Archived locally. Note: click to see Heather's reply to the original comment, which is what is linked here.
  12. Sara Richard on DeviantArt
  13. Star Trek Into Darkness, My Little Pony, Doctor Who, GI Joe, Transformers, True Blood And Steve Ditko - Time For IDW's April 2013 Solicitations. Bleeding Cool (2013-01-18). Retrieved on 2013 March 15.
  14. iTunes - My Little Pony: Micro Series #4 - Fluttershy. Retrieved on 2013 May 25.
  15. Sara Richard on DeviantArt
  16. IDW May 2013 Solicitations (2013-02-15). Retrieved on 2013 February 15.
  17. 17.0 17.1 IDW Publishing Solicitations for June, 2013. Comic Book Resources (2013-03-14). Retrieved on 2013 March 15.
  18. My Little Pony Micro-Series #5: Pinkie Pie Chapel Hill Comics Exclusive Cover PREORDER. Retrieved on 2013 May 16.
  19. Double Midnight on Facebook (2013-05-08). Retrieved on 2013 May 11.
  20. Source Comics » News Letter May 27 (2013-05-27). Retrieved on 2013 June 13.
  21. 21.0 21.1 IDW Publishing July 2013 Solicitations. Newsarama (2013-04-11). Retrieved on 2013 April 14.
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 IDW Solicitations For August 2013. Bleeding Cool (2013-05-15). Retrieved on 2013 May 18.
  23. 23.0 23.1 IDW publishing for September. Comics Continuum (2013-06-13). Retrieved on 2013 June 14.
  24. 24.0 24.1 IDW Publishing November 2013 Solicitations. Newsarama (2013-08-16). Retrieved on 2013 September 13.
  25. 25.0 25.1 My Little Pony Micro Series #10 Luna. PREVIEWSworld. Retrieved on 2013 September 13.

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