This comic is just plain delightful.
Katie Cook has a fantastic grasp of these characters and their unique personalities. This comic reads like watching an episode of the show, with the same heart and charm that has grab countless fans and pulled them into the world of My Little Pony. Cook’s dialogue in this issue is snappy and fun, and pitting the Ponies against the Cattle Rustler Gang leads to a whole lot of fun for everyone. The Ponies have to think outside the box in this go around with The Gang and I can honestly say fans of all ages will enjoy their workaround for this challenge. Cook paces the story nicely, dropping comedic hits at all the right times to maximize the laughs and fun in this one.
Andy Price’s art is pitch perfect and captures the tone of the characters and series perfectly. His characters are extremely expressive and their tone of voice comes across very well in his artwork. His style is crisp and clean, easy to follow for young readers but not so basic that adults will get bored. Price and Cook are obviously in sync and they are a great team on this title, delivering high quality artwork and strong storytelling that culminates in a fun, accessible comic.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #26 is pure joyous fun from cover to cover and I highly recommend it for any youngins in your life. You’ll have fun, they’ll have fun, and it’s a great value. I’ve seen many readers lament the lack of quality all-ages comics in the world these days – they’d best be giving MLP their attention. This is a great gateway book that has some entertainment value for everyone and 26 issues into the series it is still going strong.
The Verdict: 8.0/10