“Friendship in Disguise” – My Little Pony and Transformers – Issues 1-4 Review and Summary

🟒 The Magic People Behind the Comic 🟒

1

“Transformation is Magic”          “Shine Like a Diamond”

James Asmus – Writer                   Ian Flynn – Writer

Tony Fleecs – Artist                        Jack Lawrence – Artist

Lauren Perry – Colorist                 Luis Antonio Delgado – Colorist

Jake M. Wood – Letterer               Neil Uyetake – Letterer

2

“Inspiring”                                       “They Eat Ponies Don’t They?”

Ian Flynn – Writer                             Sam Maggs – Writer

Sara Pitre-Durocher – Artist           Casey W. Coller – Artist

Joana Lafuente – Colorist                 Joana Lafuente – Colorist

Jake M. Wood – Letterer                  Neil Uyetake – Letterer

3

“Pet Sounds”                                      “The Flyin’ Fox Trot”

James Asmus – Writer                         Sam Maggs – Writer

Jack Lawrence – Artist                         Priscilla Tramontano – Artist

Luis Antonio Delgado- Colorist          Luis Antonio Delgado – Colorist

Jake M. Wood – Letterer                      Neil Uyetake – Letterer

4

“Strength in Numbers”                      “Finale”

Ian FLynn – Writer                                James Asmus – Writer

Sara Pitre-Durocher – Artist               Tony Fleecs – Artist

Joana Lafuente- Colorist                    Lauren Perry – Colorist

Jake M. Wood – Letterer                     Neil Uyetake – Letterer

🟒 Publisher and Date 🟒

IDW / 2020

🟒 Non Spoiler Spew 🟒

I LOVE Transformers and I am a fan of My Little Pony, so when I saw they combined the two I knew I HAD to read it.

Writing

The way they broke the Mane Six stories into mini stories I was a fan of. At first I will admit, I was bothered by it, but then I liked that they could take their time with each main pony. I just wish it was one big main story. Like a movie. But instead there were small stories. Which were fine, but I thought all the stories would come together and the Mane Six and Autobots would create a plan. But instead the big battle came out of nowhere and it was not as significant as I would have liked it to have been. Yes I understand that My Little Pony is geared towards kids, but you can still make the story kid friendly. And they could still make it entertaining.

Artwork

So since the artwork in these stories are done by multiple people, the art is not consistent at all. Some issues the art is childish and other issues the drawing is super realistic. I don’t mind that there were multiple people who worked on this, but I wish they all stuck similar artwork. They should have either picked to keep it child like, how they do on the My Little Pony show, or keep it realistic.

The colors are spot on even though those are done by multiple people as well. I love the colors in the My Little Pony tv show and it was great to see this come to life on the pages as well. Recently I have been reading comics with more of a darker tone, so it was nice to see bright colors.

One Funny Moment

In the beginning you see a pony buy a comic book that says “Daring Do Meets the Power Ponies” and the pony reading it is bothered that they would do a comic crossover like that because it makes no sense 🀣

Overall

Even though I was excited to see these two come together, overall, I was totally let down. I was hoping it would be one consistent story that led up to the battle. Not small stories then you get hit with the big battle and did not see it coming.

🟒 Where to Buy 🟒

If your local comic shop does not have it then you can always buy it on Amazon.

πŸ”΄ Spoiler Summary Spew πŸ”΄

1

“Transformation is Magic”

Queen Chrysalis is doing magic with her changeling subjects because she is trying to break out of her imprisonment and is calling on other changelings to defeat the ponies. Chrysalis actually ended up opening a gateway to another dimension and we see it was directed at Cybertron. Twilight Sparkle arrives to Chrysalis, but of course it is too late. The Transformers have already been teleported to Equestria. Chrysalis and Megatron work together.

While falling Optimus holds hands with Bumblebee and Twilight saves them. She automatically knows they are good because they held hands 🀣

“Shine Like a Diamond”

Starscream is with Rarity and he is making her and her fellow ponies make him look good for when he is the new ruler πŸ˜‚ RC comes to Rarity’s rescue. They help each other beat two other Decepticons. Rarity and RC make a connection because they both don’t like to see people hurt and they are nothing without their friends. So RC and Rarity immediately become friends.

2

“Inspiring”

We see that Spike ended up on Cybertron and he is with Gimlock. Spike is all goo goo eyes because Grimlock is a Dinosaur. When I saw them two get paired I legit had a smile on my face. It makes sense to pair them together. Spike and Grimlock defeat four Decepticons who tried to take over the Autobot base.

“They Eat Ponies Don’t They?”

Pinkie Pie has a cooking show and has brought the Autobot Gauge as a guest. Pinkie Pie made cupcakes and Gauge made Iron Filling Caserole topped with Energon Reduction 🀣 Love it! Shockwave interrupts them, but they end up beating him too.

3

“Pet Sounds”

This one was my FAVORITE! I am biased though because Fluttershy is my favorite pony. Her and Discord are having tea when Soundwave comes and interrupts them. Soundwave sends out animal bots and Fluttershy falls in love with them, but at this time Soundwave is attacking Discord because his scanners register him as the main threat. With Fluttershy’s love everyone stops fighting and become friends.

“The Flyin’ Fox Trot”

Windblade shows up where Rainbow Dash is resting and they start to admire each other. Then they challenge each other to a race. During their race Decepticons show up, but they are able to out smart them and win the battle.

4

“Strength in Numbers”

Decepticons that look like beetles come to Applejack’s farm and start to eat all of her apples. Discord comes and helps out by teleporting the whole Apple family to come and help. They all drive away the Decepticons.

“Finale”

The final battle we have been waiting for finally happens. Every pony and Autobot come together to try and send all the bots back to Cybertron. Twilight Sparkle is able to combine her magic with Optimus Prime to teleport everyone back. Even though everyone is back where they are supposed to be, Shockwave was still able to get some crucial information on Equestria that would allow them to come back.

2 comments

  1. Your interesting posts have encouraged and motivated me into reading these stories. I look forward to fun reading.

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