Pretty much solidifies the fact that I really want Diamond Tiara's father and Silver Spoon to just be done with Diamond Tiara's crap and just leave hePretty much solidifies the fact that I really want Diamond Tiara's father and Silver Spoon to just be done with Diamond Tiara's crap and just leave her in the dust.
The amount of cameo ponies! Holy moly. So many. ...more
Sadly, some of the stuff that I was hoping wouldn't come true did in this comic. Hoping that they don't go down through the land of tropes with it. ISadly, some of the stuff that I was hoping wouldn't come true did in this comic. Hoping that they don't go down through the land of tropes with it. I was really hoping that Kamran's introduction wasn't going to head this way, but it looks like it will. Other than that, good comic. It is the start of Kamala's new adventure and we shall what happens next with the Inhumans that do not want anything to do with Medusa in the Magneto-reminiscent group....more
**spoiler alert** I wish that they had fleshed out this comic a bit more.
I want to know why Cheerilee and Cherry weren't talking, as that seemed to j**spoiler alert** I wish that they had fleshed out this comic a bit more.
I want to know why Cheerilee and Cherry weren't talking, as that seemed to just be added for no reason. Cheerilee was there to see her sister wrestle, so at first it seemed that she was just nervous because she had never been to a match before/hadn't seen her sister in a while. And then the "sisters not getting along" bit came about with no explanation. They were fighting at the tea party like there was some sort of extreme rift between them, but it seems that they just have different personalities, with Cheerilee being introverted while Cherry is an extrovert.
There also could have been more wrestling showed, as they sort of go through Cheerilee's match quickly, especially the tag team match with Rarity. I really would have liked seeing that! It was disappointing to go from the beginning of the match to the end of it in the same page. ...more
I love this series, there isn't really much more than that. I have reviewed the later chapters in the individual comic reviews, except for the WolveriI love this series, there isn't really much more than that. I have reviewed the later chapters in the individual comic reviews, except for the Wolverine chapters. Those were good, and explain a lot that I was missing when I was first reading through the later chapters. The Wolverine chapters left me wondering about a couple of things about what is going on in the Wolverine/X-Men universe, but I'm guessing that that might be the point of adding him in. It was also good to see where Lockjaw came from....more
Where to start? We get the origin story of King Sombra in this first installment of the five part series My Little Pony: Fiendship is Magic.
Cadence aWhere to start? We get the origin story of King Sombra in this first installment of the five part series My Little Pony: Fiendship is Magic.
Cadence and Twilight find Sombra's diary and read through it to try to understand the history of the Crystal Empire better. It turns out that Sombra was an orphan, found by the guards in the Crystal Empire in the outskirts. Sombra is raised among the Crystal ponies, though never gets his cutie mark. He is not liked by anyone, save a unicorn by the name of Radiant Hope. They grow up together, and yearly, as Sombra becomes sick on the day of the Crystal Faire, she stays with him, refusing to leave his side. One year during his illness, his body begins to break apart, and he is becoming nothing but smoke. Hope uses her magic to put him back together, gaining her cutie mark in the process. She continues on the road of healing ponies, and due to the sheer amount of power she has, she is unvited to study to be a princess under the guidance of the Two Sisters. Sombra is torn by this idea, and runs back to the outskirts, the snow fileds where he was found. By doing this, he finds the dark crystal that created him, for the purpose of raising the other umbrum and taking over the Crystal Empire and dwstroying the Crystal Heart. Sombra takes the power given to him and attempts to destroy the Crystal Heart, however, he cannot touch it, or it will start to shatter his pony exterior. Princess Amore finds him, and she tries to talk him down, but Sombra is enraged when he finds out that she knew all along what he was but didn't tell him. He turns her to stone and then shatters her when Hope comes onto the scene, trying to talk him down and saying that she can help both the princess and Sombra. Hope runs to the Two Sisters, and they leave to defeat Sombra. Sombra knows that he cannot stand against the power that the Sisters have, but he leaves a curse for Hope, since she betrayed him, stating that she will not have a home left. The diary ends there and Twilight and Cadence leave, as the story unsettles them. the last panel we see that Sombra's horn has fallen into his study, and darkness swirls around, taking the form of the supposedly beaten King of Monsters.
Oof. This was interesting. First, I'm glad that Sombra did not get the trope of 'girl he likes doesn't like him back, so he goes evil' thing. The idea of him being made for a purpose, and all those years out with the ponies could have changed his destiny, it is interesting. Two, not a fan of the destiny thing, as usually it makes everything into a self-fulfilling prophecy, as it did with Sombra here, but I guess we needed a reason as to why Sombra felt that he needed to run away after Hope's destiny seemed to come true. Third, holy crap, what Sombra did to Princess Amore. Now it did note that he scattered her pieces, and shattering her didn't actually kill her, but that if someone found all of the pieces around the world, they could heal her. I would love to see that happen. I know it probably wouldn't, but it would be interesting to see that Princess from long ago, thought to be lost forever, to come back. Fourth, there is the thought that Princesses do not have to all be alicorns. Princess Amore is a unicorn, not an alicorn (if she had wings, they were very well hidden, but pretty sure she disn't have them). This is a nice deviation from other things that we have seen, as it seems a little odd to have the ruling monarch always having to be an alicorn, and never actually the same as their subjects anymore.
There is definitely more to discus on this comic, but those are my first impressions from just finishing it. I might add more to this review later....more
Well, that was gut-wrenching. In a good way. Definitely a good way.
As I said in an update, this is the sort of book that at times can make you uneasyWell, that was gut-wrenching. In a good way. Definitely a good way.
As I said in an update, this is the sort of book that at times can make you uneasy/can give you a difficult time reading it because Rowell gets the teenage voice right. Some of the issues that the main characters went through struck a chord with me, at times making it a little difficult to get through the book (Eleanor is a fellow chubby redheaded child) but it is definitely worth it to get to the end. To read that last bit. That last entry fills your heart with so much hope....more
The art style has changed a bit with this issue, a bit simpler I think than the style from the beginning. This issue meets with new Inhuman charactersThe art style has changed a bit with this issue, a bit simpler I think than the style from the beginning. This issue meets with new Inhuman characters and a possible love interest for Kamala. I would like to see where this goes and am hoping desperately that some of the things that I was suspecting of Kamran will not be true as I think they would be rather obvious avenues to take his character into. One of the things that I suspected of him came true, so.... As always, looki g forward to reading the next comic, and would highly recommend this series....more
Another cute MLP kid's book. Again, great chapter book series for kids. I really like how this author doesn't dumb things down just because it is a seAnother cute MLP kid's book. Again, great chapter book series for kids. I really like how this author doesn't dumb things down just because it is a series for kids. the use of "purloined" certainly had my approval. I'm always glad to see any book that wants to help expand a person's vocabulary and this series/author definitely does that. (as a note, currently reading these before I potentially give them as gifts/read them with kids I babysit. I will definitely look forward to reading these with my own kids when I have them.)...more
The back cover is not what you get in the book. If we knew T.J.'s connection to Trent from the beginning, her freaking out about falling in love withThe back cover is not what you get in the book. If we knew T.J.'s connection to Trent from the beginning, her freaking out about falling in love with Trent would have been understood and there would have been actual tension, not frustration. The plotline with Cami's family was completely dropped at the end, no conclusion, just a whole bunch of pissed off brothers and a cousin. when reading this book, I couldn't help but think that the author had all of this backstory in her head and she just assumed we had that knowledge as well.... Not sure how much rereadability this book has. Maybe for a lazy day....more
Pretty quick and to the point end of the story arc. The day was saved, Toph and her dad are talking again, and the metalbenders get to show their stufPretty quick and to the point end of the story arc. The day was saved, Toph and her dad are talking again, and the metalbenders get to show their stuff. ...more