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Classics get Reimagined with My Little Pony

To commemorate ten years of publishing My Little Pony comic books based on the ever-popular Friendship is Magic franchise, IDW Publishing releases in October My Little Pony: Classics Reimagined—Little Fillies, a four-issue miniseries that serves as the first in a series of My Little Pony adaptations of cherished literary classics, as well as the special November release of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic 10th Anniversary Edition.

My Little Pony: Classics Reimagined—Little Fillies, written by Megan Brown, illustrated by Jenna Ayoub, and colored by Heather Breckel, is a new series about love, life, and sisterhood. Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy, and Rarity take on the roles of the March sisters, dreaming of life beyond Broncord, Massahoofetts. Rainbow Dash in particular yearns for excitement—something to write about. So when Applejack, the Marches’ neighbor, arrives home with tales of eel-wrangling and apple-eating, Rainbow Dash and her sisters dare to hope for more.

My Little Pony: Classics Reimagined—Little Fillies #1 will be available with multiple cover variants for retailers and fans to enjoy, including Cover A by series artist Jenna Ayoub, Cover B by Agnes Garbowska, and a special Retailer Incentive variant by Rose Bousamra.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic—10th Anniversary Edition revisits the bestselling issue that started it all, written by Katie Cook, illustrated by Andy Price, and colored by Heather Breckel! Ever since their comic book debut, Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, and Rarity have brought friendship, magic, and fun to comic lovers everywhere. Join them at the very beginning of their decade-long journey with this special reprint issue, with bonus material including a gallery of all eight original covers, an interview with My Little Pony artist and writer Tony Fleecs, and an all-new short from Jeremy Whitley!

Like the Little Fillies debut issue, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic 10th Anniversary Edition will be available with multiple cover variants, including Cover A by Amy Mebberson, Cover B by Andy Price, Cover C by Agnes Garbowska, and two special Retailer Incentive variants by Mebberson and Price, respectively.

Preview: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 10 Vol. 3

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 10 Vol. 3

(W) Celeste Bronfman, Jeremy Whitley, Thomas F. Zahler, Katie Cook (A) Tony Kuusisto, Katie Cook, Akeem S Roberts, Robin Easter, Andy Price, Brenda Hickey (CA) JustaSuta
In Shops: Apr 20, 2022
SRP: $17.99

Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Applejack, and Fluttershy must rely on each other like never before, as Season 10 reaches its grand finale! Over ten exciting years of pony adventures culminates here!
New Elements have been discovered in the lands beyond Equestria and a new group of villains has emerged. The Knights of Harmony have come to take the originals from Twilight and the gang, and it will take all their friends, old and new, to win the climactic showdown!
But first, a mysterious painting brings up memories of the past, forcing Celestia and Luna to
confront their fears. And, meanwhile, Marble Pie is headed off to college, and only Pinkie Pie
can plan a suitably super party. But she’s having trouble feeling happy with her sister heading so far away. Will she be up to the task? Collects My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #98-102.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 10 Vol. 3

Indie Stars Cook, Kemple, Moore, Piskor, Rugg, and Simpson Come to Baltimore

Baltimore Comic Con 2022

The Baltimore Comic-Con lights up the Inner Harbor this October 28-30, 2022 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The Baltimore Comic-Con prides itself on the breadth and depth of our comics guests, and are happy to feature creators with great indie comics cred in 2022: Katie Cook, Chris Kemple, Terry Moore, Ed Piskor, Jim Rugg, and Don SimpsonTickets are on sale now!

Katie Cook is the creator of the comic Nothing Special on LineWebtoon, an all-ages adventure about a girl, a boy with fairy wings and a dead Radish. It’s her favorite thing and you should read it. Katie also wrote and drew the webcomic Gronk: A Monster’s Story, which lost several awards but is still delightful. Katie spent several years as one of the primary writers on IDW’s My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and has also done projects with Marvel, BOOM! Studios, and more (sorry for referring to some of you publishers as “and more”). She’s also illustrated several Star Wars children’s books for Disney LucasFilm Press and created artwork for the Disney Wonderground Gallery. Artist and writer! Double threat!

Chris Kemple is one of the contributors to the digital comics effort, Artist Alley Comics. After graduating with a BFA in Painting and Drawing from East Carolina University, Kemple worked as an assistant at Artamus Studios with Richard Case, Mike Wieringo, Jeff Parker, Casey Jones, and Scott Hampton, among others. Currently a teacher and freelance artist, Chris was a founding member of and texture artist and 3D object modeler at video game development studio, Red Storm Entertainment.

Indy powerhouse, Terry Moore, began his career in comics with the critically acclaimed epic series, Strangers in Paradise, the compelling love story between three unlikely friends who find themselves bound together by their pasts. The long-running series garnered many awards, including the coveted Eisner Award for Best Serialized Story and the National Cartoonists Society Comic Book Division Reuben Award. Strangers in Paradise has been translated into twenty-one languages and is as popular today as when it was first published in 1993. Terry marked twenty-five years of Strangers in Paradise with new stories in a ten issue limited series, Strangers in Paradise XXV.

Moore has created many award winning series, including Motor Girl, the story of a wounded warrior and her imaginary best friend, Rachel Rising, a horror comic with a ten-year old serial killer named Zoe, Echo, a science fiction thriller, and Five Years, which brings together characters from all of his series in one heart-stopping story. Terry has also published a How To Draw book as well as a yearly Sketchbook. He has just finished his latest series, Serial, where he brings Zoe back to hunt down the killer of her longtime friend.

The recipient of numerous industry awards worldwide, Moore continues to create strong female characters in extraordinary stories that touch the hearts of readers around the world.

In addition to publishing work under his own label, Abstract Studio, Moore has worked for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, BOOM! Studios, and other major publishers throughout his twenty-nine year career.

Ed Piskor has been cartooning professionally in print form since 2005, starting off drawing American Splendor comics written by Harvey Pekar. The duo continued working together on two graphic novels, Macedonia and The Beats. Ed began self-publishing Wizzywig after developing a huge interest in the history of hacking and phone phreaking. His New York Times Best-Selling series Hip Hop Family Tree, which was originally serialized on Boing Boing, has gone back to print numerous times, and won the 2015 Eisner Award for “Best Reality-Based Work.” X-Men Grand Design, for Marvel, was released in 2017-2019 to wide acclaim and his current series, Red Room is his publisher, Fantagraphics’ best-selling comic in their history.

Jim Rugg is a writer, artist, designer, illustrator, and YouTuber. His comics include Hulk Grand DesignStreet AngelThe PLAIN JanesAfrodisiac, and Supermag. Honors include Eisner and Ignatz Awards and AIGA’s 50 Books/50 Covers selection. He is the co-host of YouTube’s popular comics channel — Cartoonist Kayfabe.

Don Simpson is best known as the creator of the satirical superhero series Megaton Man for Kitchen Sink Press and Image Comics, the science fiction saga Border Worlds (collected by Dover in 2017), and Marvel’s one-shot CRAZY! reboot (2019). A veteran of the 80s-90s indy movement, Don worked for every major comic book imprint in the late twentieth century, including Mirage Studios (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Image Comics (Splitting ImageThe Savage Dragon vs. Megaton Man1963), Fantagraphics (King Kong), and DC (WastelandFlash AnnualSecret OriginsAction Comics Weekly). Under his Fiasco Comics imprint, Don self-published 17 issues of Bizarre Heroes, a universe of characters surrounding the cast of Megaton Man. More recently, Don has been authoring his weekly prose novel, The Ms. Megaton Man Maxi-Series, at msmegatonman.blogspot.com, a sober but wry sci-fi take on his imaginative universe. Most recently, Don teamed up with William Messner-Loebs, Jason Moore, and Tom Orzechowski on Victory Folks—The Golden Age Public Domain Supergroup in the newly-released YEET! Presents #50 in 2022. Don is excited to be a guest at Baltimore Comic-Con for the very first time this year!


2022 GUESTS

Confirmed guests for this year’s show include: John Beatty (Marvel Super Heroes: Secret Wars), Brian Michael Bendis (Action Comics), Brett Breeding (Superman), Mark Buckingham (Fables), Jim Calafiore (NED, Lord of the Pit), Richard Case (Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror), Howard Chaykin (Time Squared), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Katie Cook (Nothing Special), Kevin Cuffe (Metalshark Bro), Kristina Deak-Linsner (Roses for the Dead), Bob Frantz (Metalshark Bro), Gene Ha (Mae, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Bob Hall (West Coast Avengers), Mike Hawthorne (Happiness Will Follow), Greg Hildebrandt (Star Wars), Klaus Janson (Daredevil, Friday and Saturday only), Chris Kemple (Artist Alley Comics), Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Alien), Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man), Joseph Michael Linsner (Red Sonja), Howard Mackie (Ghost Rider), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Shawn McManus (Sandman, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Frank Miller (Sin City, Friday and Saturday only), Bill Morrison (The Simpsons), Trevor Mueller (Albert the Alien), Richard Pace (Second Coming, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Andrew Pepoy (Simone & Ajax), Khoi Pham (Teen Titans), Ed Piskor (Red Room: Trigger Warnings), Afua Richardson (Omni), Jon Romita, Jr. (Amazing Spider-Man), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Jim Rugg (Hulk Grand Design), Louise Simonson (X-Men Legends), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok), Don Simpson (Megaton Man), Mark Waid (Superman: Red and Blue), Emily S. Whitten (The Underfoot), Keith Williams (Thor the Worthy), and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes).

Preview: Marvel Action: Avengers – Off the Clock

Marvel Action: Avengers – Off the Clock

(W) Katie Cook (A/CA) Butch K. Mapa
In Shops: Jul 21, 2021
SRP: $9.99

Grab a teammate and strap in for adventure, Avengers-style! Three action-packed stories featuring unlikely superhero pairs joining forces to thwart the plans of outrageous villains!

First, in order to stop Loki’s newest scheme, Thor and Ant-Man go…antiquing? Then, while visiting an elementary school, Captain America runs into the nefarious Trapster! With scores of children in peril, Cap must rely on the aid of none other than Squirrel Girl! And, after Thor and Cap’s difficulties, find out what the rest of the Avengers are up to on their day off! Chaos reigns as a fiendish villain makes off with one of Dr. Strange’s most powerful artifacts! Collects issues #1-3 of Marvel Action Avengers Vol. Two.

Marvel Action: Avengers - Off the Clock

Preview: Star Wars: Adventures #6

Star Wars: Adventures #6

(W) Katie Cook, Shaun Manning (A) Cara McGee, Fico Ossio (CA) Francesco Francavilla
In Shops: Jul 07, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Padme and Anakin have grand plans to have a romantic night together after a long separation. But before they get a chance to get together, Anakin is Jedi-napped by a group of outlaws! Now it’s up to Padme to use all of her cunning to infiltrate the outlaw group and rescue him. Then, get a glimpse into the times of The High Republic with a story of the Nihil!

Star Wars: Adventures #6

Preview: Star Wars Adventures #5

Star Wars Adventures #5

(W) Katie Cook, Casey Gilly (A) Cara McGee, Ethen Beavers (CA) Francesco Francavilla
In Shops: Jun 23, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Padme and Anakin have grand plans to have a romantic night celebrating a recent victory. But before they get a chance to get together, Anakin is Jedi-napped by a group of outlaws with their sights on a holocron in the Jedi temple! Now it’s up to Padme to use all of her cunning to infiltrate the outlaw base and rescue him.

Star Wars Adventures #5

IDW Celebrates a Comic Book Centennial with My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #100

This July, IDW invites readers of all ages to enjoy a centennial celebration with My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #100, the sensational super-sized anniversary issue full of frolicking fillies and mysterious menace!

The monumental 100th issue of Friendship is Magic features the work of longtime, fan-favorite contributors, writer Jeremy Whitley and artists Andy Price and Brenda Hickey, and includes a special back-up story by Katie Cook. Set officially within the Season 10 continuity following the series finale of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic animated series, the story will be a thrill for longtime fans while remaining accessible to new and returning readers.

In this landmark issue, Rainbow Dash and her companions Spitfire, Celaeno, Lyra, and Bon Bon find themselves in the Bird Kingdom, where old friendships are tested and a new, enigmatic enemy lurks in the shadows. Together, the ponies will unravel the mystery of the Knights of Harmony!

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #100 will be available with multiple cover variants for retailers and fans to enjoy, including Cover A by Andy Price, Cover B by Tony Fleecs, a Retailer Incentive edition featuring art by Agnes Garbowska, and a San Diego Comic-Con variant by Amy Mebberson available exclusively online timed with Comic-Con@Home.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #100

Preview: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Omnibus Vol. 6

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Omnibus Vol. 6

(W) Thom Zahler, Katie Cook, Andy Price, Jeremy Whitley, Ted Anderson, Paul Allor (A) Tony Fleecs, Agnes Garbowska, Andy Price, Brenda Hickey, Tony Kuusisto, Kate Sherron (CA) Lanna Souvanny
In Shops: Jan 20, 2021
SRP: $24.99

The adventures continue with all of your favorite Ponies. Enjoy more tales of friendship and fun ranging all over Equestria in this graphic novel omnibus!

First, when asked to direct a film based on their friendship adventures, will the friends’ memories turn out to be less than accurate? Then, things are getting a little crazier than normal in Ponyville! Pinkie Pie gains extraordinary powers after eating a magic apple, but will she use her new powers for good, or for fun? Meanwhile, the entire town is getting into the spooky spirit for Nightmare Night! Then, Rainbow Dash decides the elderly ponies of the retirement village could use some more excitement in their lives. So she invents EXTREME BINGO!
Collects My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic issues #66-78.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Omnibus Vol. 6

Preview: Marvel Action: Avengers #3

Marvel Action: Avengers #3

(W) Katie Cook (A/CA) Butch K. Mapa
In Shops: Jan 06, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Humor and action collide in the conclusion of Katie Cook’s story. After Thor and Captain America’s difficulties, find out what the rest of the Avengers are up to on their day off! Chaos reigns as a fiendish villain makes off with one of Dr. Strange’s most powerful artifacts!

Marvel Action: Avengers #3

Preview: Marvel Action: Avengers #2

Marvel Action: Avengers #2

(W) Katie Cook (A/CA) Butch K. Mapa
In Shops: Nov 18, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Humor and action collide in this exciting new take on Marvel Action when a routine visit to an elementary school proves to be anything but as Captain America runs into the nefarious Trapster! With scores of children in peril, Cap must rely on the aid of none other than Squirrel Girl!

Marvel Action: Avengers #2
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