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It’s My Little Pony and Transformers in this Comic Sale!

Friendship is more than meets the eye! ComiXology is featuring a sale on Transformers and My Little Pony comics from IDW Publishing.

The sale features 73 releases with collections 50% off! Single issues are also available for just 99 cents!

You can catch the adventures of each or their fun crossover series!

Today is the last day to save!

Transformers/My Little Pony: Friendship in Disguise #1

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Review: Sleeping Beauties Vol. 1

Sleeping Beauties Vol. 1

Margaret Atwood is one of those writers who can both spellbind you and terrify you at the very same time. Her prose feels so voyeuristic, you feel kind of guilty even reading one of her powerful tomes. For the world seems to mostly have found The Handmaid’s Tale, through the TV series, it only sees a sliver of her genius. The connecting theme amongst her books, among many, is the breadth of a woman’s agency in the world.

As she has written books in several different timelines, evoking a woman’s struggles much in the way Philippa Gregory does in her books. It is her narrative that compels you to look but cringe in ways you could never imagine. The reality is, even though she writes fiction, does not mean, she doesn’t tell truth. In Stephen King and Owen King’s graphic novel adaptation of their hit book, Sleeping Beauties, we get a grim dystopia, much what Atwood, writes where one woman becomes an outlier.

We are taken to a future where a malady has made a lot of the female population to fall asleep because of a disease called Aurora, except one, who says her name is Eve and who lives in the woods by a town called Dooling. As she awakens and wanders, we find the town has a penitentiary and has its own share of troubles, as she happens upon a house, and kills all the men who live there. Meanwhile, even more cases start popping all across the world, the most prominent in Australia, as the town starts getting flooded by everything natural including insects and animals become suddenly supernatural, a seeming harbinger of worst things to come. The sheriff eventually arrest Eve and brings her to the prison, where things on the outside only get worse, riots escalate, and increasingly, women all around the world including Dooling unconsciously turn into homicidal killers, attacking men everywhere. Eventually, militias rise up, blowtorching any trace of Aurora, even if it means lives. BY volume’s end, Eve reveals she is immune and can end all the chaos while some desperate locals look to end things by their own means.

Overall, Sleeping Beauties Vol. 1 is an impressive story that has echoes of the panic that has occurred during our pandemic but reveals a much grimmer future. The story by the Kings is truly rapturous. The art of the creative team is awe-inspiring. The adaptation is some of the best work I have seen in a long time. Altogether, this adaptation of this modern classic is a game-changer.

Story: Stephen King and Owen King Adaptation: Rio Youers
Art: Alison Sampson, Annie Wu,  Jenn Woodall Christa Miesner, Valerie Lopez, and Triona Tree  Farrell
Story: 10 Adaptation: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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Preview: Marvel Action: Spider-Man #2

Marvel Action: Spider-Man #2

(W) Sarah Graley, Stef Purenins (A/CA) Philip Murphy
In Shops: May 12, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Something smells funny at Oscorp School of Technology, and it’s not just the slop they serve in the lunchroom! But if Spidey’s going to get to the bottom of things, he’ll have to figure out who his friends are… and who has something to hide! A tangled web will be weaved in this adventure from writers Sarah Graley and Stef Purenins and artist Philip Murphy (Star Trek vs. Transformers, Powerpuff Girls).

Marvel Action: Spider-Man #2

Preview: Sea of Sorrows #5 (of 5)

Sea of Sorrows #5 (of 5)

(W) Rich Douek (A/CA) Alex Cormack
In Shops: Apr 28, 2021
SRP: $3.99

The Vagabond erupts in chaos as the Siren makes her final move. The only question remaining is who will be the last to go-and Nick is forced to make a decision more grave and harrowing than anything he encountered in the war. Will he survive, or finally find the peace he’s sought after in death? Find out in the exciting conclusion to SEA OF SORROWS!

Sea of Sorrows #5 (of 5)

Preview: Comic Book History of Animation #5 (of 5)

Comic Book History of Animation #5 (of 5)

(W) Fred Van Lente (A/CA) Ryan Dunlavey
In Shops: May 12, 2021
SRP: $3.99

In this issue: ANIME! ANIME! ANIME! How Japan conquered the world with a multipronged assault of giant robots, psychic bikers, and sailor moons! But Japan’s greatest animator, Hayao Miyazaki rejects fantasies of power-and teaches everyone how to appreciate the power of fantasy! Also: Everyone remembers the smash-hit Pixar Image Computer that was in every household throughout the 1980s, right? No? Oh, right. It was a huge failure. But maybe you heard of the ground-breaking animation studio it spawned instead?

Comic Book History of Animation #5 (of 5)

Preview: My Little Pony Vol. 14 Shadowplay

My Little Pony Vol. 14 Shadowplay

(W) Nicole Dubuc, Justin Eisinger, Josh Haber (A) VARIOUS
In Shops: May 12, 2021
SRP: $7.99

Relive your favorite episodes of the beloved My Little Pony animated cartoon in this graphic novel adaptation featuring Season Seven’s “Shadowplay!”

When Sunburst discovers the lost journal of Star Swirl the Bearded, he shares it with Twilight Sparkle. Together, they find out how the sorcerer and several other of Equestria’s heroes, known as the Pillars of Old Equestria, sacrificed themselves to defeat the evil Pony of Shadows. After researching more about the heroes’ disappearance, Twilight believes that the Pillars are still alive and trapped in limbo and becomes obsessed with trying to free them, but it might not be such a good idea!

My Little Pony Vol. 14 Shadowplay

Preview: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Annual 2021

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Annual 2021

(W) Jeremy Whitley (A/CA) Brianna Garcia
In Shops: May 12, 2021
SRP: $5.99

Twilight Sparkle’s mission to find friendship in all corners of Equestria has taken Rarity, Mage Meadowbrook,Maud, and Big McIntosh to the Kingdom of the Diamond Dogs! But instead of friendship, they find a feud! Can they figure out how to fix the fractured bond between six sisters?

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Annual 2021

Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #39

Sonic the Hedgehog #39

(W) Evan Stanley (A) Evan Stanley (CA) Abby Bulmer
In Shops: May 12, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Report: Test subjects S, A, and T are responding very well to experiments. Proceeding to phase three.

Sonic, Amy, and Tails are still stuck in Eggman’s evil tower and being subjected to his increasingly crazy tests. It doesn’t help that Tangle and Belle have unknowingly begun controlling the tower and are making it impossible for their friends to escape! Everyone’s limits are pushed as they try to make it out in time in “Test Run,” part three!

Sonic the Hedgehog #39

Preview: Canto & the City of Giants #2 (of 3)

Canto & the City of Giants #2 (of 3)

(W) David M. Booher (A/CA) Sebastian Piriz
In Shops: May 12, 2021
SRP: $3.99

To recruit the aid of the Giants, Canto must slay a foul beast that lurks deep in the heart of a maze outside their city. Aided only by a most unexpected weapon, Canto must defeat the Ferro and return its horn-that is, if he doesn’t get lost! Canto co-creator and writer David M. Booher teams up with special guest artist Sebastian Piriz (Headspace, Disaster Inc.) in this 3-issue follow up to Canto II: The Hollow Men, with Booher and artist Drew Zucker set to return to Canto’s world in the upcoming Canto III: Lionhearted!

Canto & the City of Giants #2 (of 3)

New Marvel, BOOM!, Image, AfterShock, Iron Circus, and More are Available Now on comIXology

Heroes Reborn #2

Today’s new comic book day! ComiXology has you covered for your digital comic needs with over 130 new releases available right now. Get shopping or check out the new releases by the publisher below.



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