It is hard to believe that 2014 is right around the corner. And after New York Comic Con, it is time for our friends at BleedingCool.com to post the January solicitations for IDW Publishing. In January, we will get an X-Files crossover event with the Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the Transformers (there’s one other title I don’t recognize from the description), the continuation of the Cartoon Network comics, and four comics from the My Little Pony line.
First on IDW’s agenda is the beginning of the second 2-part story from Heather Nufher in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #15.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #15
Heather Nuhfer (w) • Amy Mebberson (a) • Agnes Garbowska, Mebberson (c)
Things are getting positively bookish in Ponyville! When a magical bookworm starts to cause some literary mischief, it’s only a matter of time before things start to get out of hoof! It’s up to our ponies to set things right… but will they want to when Daring Do shows up?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
• Start of a brand-new two-part storyline!
• Variant Cover by Ben Bates!
Next on the table, is Volume 2 of the Digest series which collects two comics at a time. This series collects issues #3 and #4 of the Chrysalis arc.
My Little Pony: Digest-Size, Vol. 2
Katie Cook (w) • Andy Price (a) • Stephanie Buscema (c)
It’s My Little Pony stories you can put in your pocket! This special digest-sized collection of “Friendship is Magic” takes you into the land of Equestria and continues the stories of Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, and Rarity. Read along as their tales unfold in the conclusion to “The Return of Queen Chrysalis.”
TPB • FC • $6.99 • 52 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-860-9
• Great for Kids! Collects issues #3–4.
Third, we have the new comic that was announced at NYCC last week entitled My Little Pony: Friends Forever. What is more interesting is the writer for the My Little Pony comic is the current creator of the Grindhouse series from Dark Horse comics. Happy Halloween!
My Little Pony: Friends Forever #1—SPOTLIGHT
Alex de Campi (w) • Carla Speed McNeil (a) • Amy Mebberson (c)
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!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
• Every issue will feature a new pairing of your favorite major and minor My Little Pony characters!
• From noted authors Carla Speed McNeil and Alex De Campi!
Finally, we conclude the January solicitations with My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Vol. 3 Trade Paperback which collects the Big Mac and Princess Cadence/Shining Armor 2-part stories respectively.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Vol. 3
Katie Cook (w) • Andy Price (a & c)
The citizens of Ponyville take center stage as an ordinary morning for Big McIntosh quickly turns into an unexpected adventure! Plus, the secret history of Shining Armor and Princess Cadence’s love!
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-854-8
• Collects issues #9–12.
That is all for January’s solicitations. Don’t forget My Little Pony #12 appears this coming Wednesday and the following week is the Equestria Girls prequel in My Little Pony Annual #1. Not to mention the My Little Pony comics will be participating in Halloween Fest October 26-27. Happy reading!