Legends of Magic #1 is out on iTunes, Kindle, and other digital comic mediums.Previous comics can be found here:https://yp1.yayponies.no/books/book.phpThey can also be viewed online here:http://iwatchitfortheplot.romesilvanus.io/Pony/Comics%20%28Official%29/
>>29847820Now it gets good?
>>29847828Ah, so she got sent to the EqG world.
this is absolute trash
>>29847849That's all of it. Hope you enjoyed it /mlp/!Link to archive:http://www.mediafire.com/file/o521b9udrp36afv/LoM%231.rar
How would you rate Legends of Magic #1 out of 10 /mlp/?
Next week on the 19th we should get Friends Forever #38 featuring Celestia and Luna, and concluding the Friends Forever series to make way for the new Legends of Magic series.My Little Pony: Friends Forever #38>Andy Price (w, a, sc) • Tony Fleecs (mc) • Sara Richard (ric)>A minor squabble between Princesses Celestia and Luna turns major and the two decide they need some time apart. When they divide Canterlot castle between the two of them, will the leaders of Equestria find a way to live harmoniously again?
>>298478541/10 BECAUSE ITS PRINTED UPSIDE DOWN ANON
>>29847854do I even have to say it
>>29847859Here's a short 3 page preview for it.
>>29847854It's fucking nothing/10They got rid of Friends Forever for this? The next story isn't even going to be shit we care about, it's going to be Whitley going full OCs with "Legends" that are probably pretty generic.
>>29847865Hello, Illustrious Q. Have you been hired by IDW yet?
>>29847859>>29847875This month we should get Comic #53 concluding the 3 part "From the Shadows" arc:My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #53>James Asmus (w) • Tony Fleecs (a & mc) • Heather Breckel (c) • Sara Richard (sc) • Christine Larsen (ric)>With the other ponies trapped, it will be up to Twilight Sparkle to uncover the secret agenda of Shadow Lock and put an end to his plan once and for all!
>>29847877Next month we should get Legends of Magic #2 featuring Rockhoof:My Little Pony: Legends of Magic #2>Jeremy Whitley (w) • Brenda Hickey (a & mc) • Heather Breckel (c) • Zachery Sterling (sc) • Caytlin "Pixel-Prism" Vilbrandt (ric)>The legendary Rockhoof is the strongest pony in the realm! But is he strong enough to stop the mighty magma creatures that live inside a volcano? That exact cover on the right is also one of the Legends of Magic #3 covers, so they may have mixed that up somehow.
>>29847880No cover for the second one yet, but the next two books we're getting should both be coming out on June 6th.We'll be getting the 2nd volume of the Elements of Harmony Guidebook and the Equestria Girls: Magic, Magic Everywhere! chapter book.My Little Pony: The Elements of Harmony Vol. II>Brandon T. Snider (Author)>Everything you need to know about the hit TV show, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Character bios, episode guides, and maps are just the beginning! >The second volume of the wildly popular My Little Pony: The Elements of Harmony: Friendship is Magic: The Official Guidebook features seasons 4 through 6, highlights of which include Princess Twilight Sparkle, the Castle of Friendship, the Defeat of Lord Tirek, the Equestria Games, the appearance of Starlight Glimmer, the birth of Princess Flurry Heart, and much more! Don't miss the guide to the friendship lessons Twilight Sparkle and her friends have learned-and live your life in harmony with all other creatures! >Full color artwork throughout! My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Magic, Magic Everywhere!>Perdita Finn (Author)>Our Equestria Girls are back from an adventurous summer at Camp Everfree-but they can't relax quite yet! After saving the camp from disaster, they still have to raise the money to do necessary repairs, and a car wash might not cut it. The Equestria Girls are ready to try new things-starting with a mishmashed music video-and even get caught up in the world of movie magic. But when real magical powers come into play, the girls are going to have to use their own newfound powers and links to Equestria to save the day once again!
>>298478547/10Hoping Rockhoof is neat
>>29847854I think it was a 7/10. Above average fun, especially considering how the comics usually are, but nothing spectacular.Seems like this series is going to be all books from that hall that Sunburst is reading from. Wonder if we'll get other ponies reading from there in future comics.
>>29847854It would have been great way back on 2011.Now it's yet another Luna story that clashes with other Luna/NMM comic stories.
>>29847876Even Sethisto thought he was being a blatant shill and had to gag him to keep him from pissing off EqD's users.
>>29847908This. It didn't even really have that much to it.
>>298478540/10IT WAS CRAP BECAUSE INSTEAD OF OFFERING AN ORIGINAL STORY IT GAVE US YET ANOTHER REFRIED DOSE OF SHIT WE ALREADY KNOW ABOUT, SO IT WAS ALL FOR NOTHING, CELESTIA FAILED AS A BIG SISTER AND THE LAST PAGE'S ATTEMPT TO BE "META" ON THE TEMPTING FATE COMMENT WAS JUST SHIT.All caps!
>>29847854Pretty good actually, I'd say it's a solid 7. It's a very cute story of the sisters and their adventures. The suddenly realization of how wrong she'd done by her sister and her efforts to make up for it were really sweet, and Starswirl served role as a teacher well in being both tough and fair to both of the sisters.Did not do a lot to do with Starswirl as the blurb would have you think but that's alright, I'm good with focusing on the Princesses. I do think this portrayal of young Celestia conflicts a bit with their portrayal in the Journal of the Two Sisters a fair bit though. Celestia was regarded as anything as TOO protective / supportive of Luna in that. Celestia has always had a teasing aspect to her personality I find it really kind of hard to believe the level of cruelty displayed towards her sister and the disrespect towards her teacher, frustration or no. I also find it very odd that this level of magic lesson as casting/popping bubbles after they've already started moving the freaking heavens around on a whim.That said, both of those issues are resolved but a pretty simple choice I'm surprised they did not take: remove the cutie marks, and therefore you can justify it as having taken place before they were at the level of magic shown at the end of the Journal, and prior to the development we saw in it. The idea of Celestia being a mean, deriding sister does still sort of vex me but I do love the idea of it because it paints a contrast with Sunset Shimmer, and explains why Celestia may have taken her in the past: seeing some of her self.
>>29847946That said I also do not care for yet more excuses as to why Luna turned to the darkside: jealousy and pain born out of her own heart with not a soul to blame for her choices but herself will always be more interesting than the nightmare force or voices coming from yet another dimension trying to corrupt her, it was the one questionable thing in an otherwise great arc back in the Nightmarity issues. Why couldn't it have been just Luna/Celestia taking on a unrelated danger from their past, why feel the need to force more Nightmare Moon imagery in?Other than those two big things, I liked it alright. I don't think Legends of Magic is going to last as long as Friends Forever but it might be a good ride if this level keeps up.
>>29847854fuck ratingsthat was really good though i enjoyed it
>>29847946> I do think this portrayal of young Celestia conflicts a bit with their portrayal in the Journal of the Two Sisters a fair bit though.Did you not see >>29847798, where it throws shade on the Journal?>>29847954> I don't think Legends of Magic is going to last as long as Friends Forever but it might be a good ride if this level keeps up.I don't know. At the very best I think we can get some stories that we don't really care about and are harmless, at the worst something that contradicts actual canon stuff. I don't see the appeal of this over FF, and I'm usually a lorefag. It's mainly because Jeremy Whitley is a pathetic excuse for a writer.
>>29847954Though I will admit I am looking much less forward to the OC parade that is sure to follow after this: none of the 'legends' so far brought up in the previews have ever even been mentioned in show, so who gives a fuck?Tell me when they bring out Meadowbrooks.
>>29847968I don't know why they're talking about the construction of Canterlot castle, nor why they need to bring an OC for it.
>>29847966>throws shade on the Journal>"it doesn't read like a journal"I think you're kind of reaching if you think that's intended as a direct reference to the Journal. I think it's to be taken literal.>It's mainly because Jeremy Whitley is a pathetic excuse for a writer.Jesus christ almight yes he is, and I was afraid he'd fuck this up. But I'm going to assume Hasbro or show writers might have had more influence than usual given that was one of the marketing gimmicks for this comic and to be fair, if the story doesn't star his OC's and does not fuck with pre-established canon TOO hard he can be good. Wasp and Princeless and Raven are god-awful but I rather liked FIENDship, the Rarity/Babs FF, and the Luna/Discord FF.
>>29847781>Starswirl top left is in this issue>Rockhoof from the next issue is in the top right>Mistmane in the bottom right is in #3What do you think those other 3 are going to end up being?That one middle left seems kind of Egyptian, and the bottom left makes me think of commander Hurricane from Hearth's Warming Eve. Not sure what to make of the right middle one though.
>>29847986> rationalizing Whitley's hack writingAnon, I think it's time to stop and reconsider what you are doing.
>>29847986In case anyone is curious what exactly he's written overall after that.
>>29847986>does not fuck with pre-established canonThis comic clashes with other comics that already touched Luna's issues and also clashes with Reflections.At this point, IDW's writers are like a group of puppies playing with a rag: each one wants to pull it it's way but all what they accomplish is turn the rag into a drooled, ripped mess.The lastest comics sold around the 7K-8K range, how much do you think this slop will sell?
>>29847986Considering that Whitley is one of the only people on the comics to have read the Journal, and given his propensity towards meta references (and openness about thinks he dislikes about the franchise), I think it is a reference honestly.>if the story doesn't star his OC's and does not fuck with pre-established canon TOO hardYou just described issues two and three.
>>29847828Awful lot of Celestia crying in this one.
>>29847996First one is probably an excuse to bring up Baast again. Second is probably something about pegasi origins, third maybe pony Greece again?
>>29848020>pony Greece againWhen did we go to pony Greece before?
>>29848012>clashes with Reflectionsright, with Starswirl's disappearance. but hey anything that makes Reflections less canon is okay in my book. Albeit yes: Whitley does not do a good job of either acknowledging continuity, or being respectful if he sees something he doesn't like and wanting to re-do it.
>>29848024That terrible Sirens comic, though I think it's noncanon because this story takes place in the same time period and no one is dressed like they're in Disney's Hercules.
>>29847854this was by far one of the cutest comics we've gotten
>>29847842There's a few good ones of the two of them as well it seems.
>>298478591/10 because, yet again, the comic writers want to rob Luna of all character depth by explaining NMM as "evil mind control".
>>29848017You would cry as well if your life were written by Whitley.
>>29847814Few ones of Luna that seem nice too.
>>29847810Last one from me for tonight.
>>29847792>fightYou mean Luna went and tried to kill/enslave everyone.
>>29847805Someone's bigger than Celestia? Must be a reaally long time ago, lol.
>>298478547/10: like the effort made to expand the sister's relationship only am iffy on outside forces making Luna evil.
>>29847986>Princeless>god awful Kill yourself.
page 8 / image 8 is broken
>>29848244>he enjoys Princelessthere is literally no hope for your shit taste anon, I'm sorry.
>>29847876Different person here, but I agree, it was pretty nice. really looking forward to the next one.That being said, they seem to be going forward 100% with the "Nightmare force turned luna" evil thing here since its obviously implying that some other eldritch force wanted to turn her into NMM, so people who dislike the nightmare force thing will obviously have issues with it.Either way, I found it a good one, showed some nice character dev on celestia's part, and I the lore was interesting.9/10 as well.
>>29848251And I'm sorry you're a meme spouting faggot who throat slams your opinions.
>>29848287Oh hi, Whitley!Fishing for praises here, out of all places?
>>29848251>>29848287It's very poorly written. It's virtue signaling in print, combined with racial fetishism. Thank fuck it sells like, only 2k issues.
>>29848283>hey, your welcome to your opinion, but I think its a nice start to an interesting set of comics exploring the world.Plus really liked starswirl in this one. he actually seemed wise in this one, compared to being a goofy half a retard in reflections.
>>29848316what I find most mind boggling is the page I've seen around of the black princess going apeshit about being called "fair".calm your fucking racial tits women, "Fair" means Nice too, words can have multiple positive meanings for fucks sake. Its actually MORE proper for it to be translated as "beautiful" than "light skinned"I mean, fuck, how about YOU learn a fucking book women, and study up on language and the concept of multiple meanings for words
>>29847845So is the 'something' that's controlling this golem going to be the same 'something' Shad "OW The Edge" Lock is trying to stop?And will this 'something' tie into S7 like we were promised or have we all been bamboozled?
>>29848543Probably the bamboozled part.
>>29847820>What do i do?You should bang King Sombra, roght?
>>29847880Yeah see, here's where the massive issue lies. Starswirl is 'semi' important in the show's lore. This mother fucker isn't. Who cares about this literally who from hundreds of years ago with zero effect on anything? Oh right, the 7k people who stil buy the comics. How soon you guys thinking this will hit 5k?
>>29848603A dip to 6k, then up to 8k for the Canterlot castle.
>>29847854Really nothing interesting. I thought they could at least explain why Starswirl went missing but its just a filler adventures that happened "in the past" but really never happened at all since none of it will ever be referenced in the show.
>>29847854>literally everything regarding Luna is about her past as NMM>Luna eclipse is about NMM>Dream of magic sheep was about NMM>Luna comics are about NMM>even her Discord/Luna mention itJust stop.I get it, she was evil and now she's not REEEEEEEE
>>29848316>>29848352Did you bother reading pass the equivalent of the opening pilot or are you to up on the fact that it's Whitley? Things pick up after the red haired, strong girl is introduced, who balances the MC. The dark sister pricesses are pure waifu material and their arcs interesting; so is the evolution of the brother and his quest. The father too has a rounded character and adds to the dynamic.Really if you're broad stroking everything in black in white base on the opening of something or the creator sharing a view that you didn't like you'd be dropping a lot of shows, including this one.
>>29847824>was any of that actually words?>wasYou tell me, Whitley.
>>29847831A fucking 9 year old girl can write a more coherent phrase than that.
>>29847798>But it doesn't read like a journal here.What a fucking dick.
>>29848629All 4-10 of them were full of fucking nothing. Even Season 4's premiere was full of nothing.
>>29848240That is the worst advice ever
>>29848352WE WUZ KANGS AND SHIEEEET NIGGA!T- some Canadian writer
>>29847854Pretty good. The "lesson learned" moment at the end was pretty rushed though. Like, they really should care more about Starswirl than giving exposition.
>>29848965Its just they doing this whole "muh past" shit with her WITHOUT actually trying to build upon her character or her realtionships with other ponies or her sister. It's the same with Starlight Glimmer. She's like a empty shell of her former villanous self that doesn't have any clear goal or personality now when she's no longer a charismatic communist leader. Its all about her bitching over her ast that actually was interesting if she didn't refomred in an instant.Even Discord got over it and focus on Fluttershy instead.
>>29848543If these comics didn't get tied in to S7, can someone sue IDW for false advertising?
>>29849065No because their promise wasn't written on any official paper or poster. Its just some shit IDW writers and editor said.
>>29848928Dude, that one page tells me all I need to know about this comic if that's the kind of "Humor" the comic is going for.Unless she gets told off later for using an idiotic SJW tirade, fuck the comic.
>>29850303It's just Whitley trying to damage control, he comes here sometimes and you can tell that it's him.
>>29847853>Starswirl comic>The comic is about Celestia and Luna>don't contribute anything2/10
>First MLP anything I've consumed in months >Actually gave me the feeling of when I first watched the show>Overall a decent a story with decent lore hints>shits on still shit on it because they're petty parroting assholes Nice to see some things haven't changed
>>29850431Why do you have at least 4 pictures from sailor moon?
>>29850431>First MLP anything I've consumed in months>Decent lore hintsRe-writing the canon and even the previous comic "canon" isn't decent.
Oh shit, I just had an awful realization.This comic is about Luna opening a portal and a dark force wanting to use her as a host; The promo is about starlight opening a portal and getting sucked in.The finale is going to be about starlight being used as a host for some evil force to become nightmare starlight, curb stomping everyone, then getting talked down by twilight into conquering it or some shit, and then becoming an alicorn princess after she defeats whatever is wanting a host.
>>29850478>"Oh I like the previous canon now">Implying this is in anyway a new concept Yup typically retarded /mlp/
>>29850478Too bad none of it is canon, unless it's specifically mentioned in the show (like Berrow's book work).
>>29847836Hey!, isn't that the same armor she wore as Nightmare Moon? Coincidence?, I think not.
>>29851803Nope, just foreshadowing.
Meh. I enjoyed it. Felt short though.
https://twitter.com/TheBiggestJim/status/852241351412293632Guess who's trying to suck up staff's ass since his stunt with IDW failed.
>>29850480Oh man, if this meant that Starlight fucked off for the majority of the season I'd be so happy.
>>29852769Starlight Glimmer becomes Nightmare Blackstar and after being purified Celestia makes her queen of everything.
>>298478548/10A cutebut theres sunburst
>>298478547/10, I hope the next ones improve.
>>29847818> Luna, nobody said anything> Nobody> NOBODYAnyone still remember when the ponies still talked using pony dialect?
I meanit looks finebut the fucking grammar tho
bamp. need this to stay alive for like an hour or two so I have something to do at work
>>29848189her timeline was a paradise, all her subjects loved her there.
>>29847805man, poor Luna
>>29847814man, before it was just bickering between sisters, but this one seems fairly mean spirited
>>29848017she kinda of looks like she was beaten up
>>29847854I really liked it. Celestia felt a bit too mean spirited at the beginning but managed to turn it around.I wonder if Luna was infested with NMM's essence during that episode or if that was part of her all along and the rock golems just sensed it.Also apparently Celestia is like every other pony and needs to learn each lesson at least twice, considering she fucked up the compassion part later on again.
>>29847820>AAAH CELESTIA SAVE ME
>>29848017And I don't like it :(
>>29848039>>29848061>>29848091>>29848123>>29848130>>29848160finally some fresh material for my reaction folder
>>29848629>>Luna comics are about NMMThe Luna Micro wasn't
>>29850480>This comic is about Luna opening a portal and a dark force wanting to use her as a hostI'm not entirely sure yet if that was actually what happened. You could interpret it both ways, that it was either NMM seeing her as useful host and planting the seed.Or that NMM was not involved at all and the creatures living there just saw Luna's potential and wanted to awaken it, but it was already inherent.
>>29855044Alternatively, in the future when Luna becomes so bitter and jealous of Celestia, she will remember the events of this day and realize she can open the portal and go get the help of the Nightmare Force to becomes stronger.
>>29855047I didn't even think of that one. Makes sense, too
>>29855052Consider also that, in the Nightmare Rarity arc, Luna mentions she made an agreement with the Nightmare Force. And while it does possess Rarity, we see it ask Luna to rejoin with it. If it could force itself on Luna, why would it need to ask?Then there's Ponies of Dark Water where Luna confirms her actions as Nightmare Moon weren't the result of being forced by an outside influence.
>>29855067>If it could force itself on Luna, why would it need to ask?That could be explained away by Luna being more powerful (or at least having better control over her power) later on.But yeah, I guess if you some it all up her going back to that dimension and voluntarily being possessed makes the most sense.I wonder if they'll ever expand on that.
I love young celly and luna... 10/10
>>29855235Celestia was a bit too mean spirited after Luna burned the bush, but otherwise it was very cute
>>29853710You mean the syntax and diction, which is abysmal, yes.
>comic of Star Swirl>didn't crop anything of himI'll have to fix that tonight when I have more time.
>>29855509to be fair, he did not play that much of an important role. the focus was clearly on Luna's and Celestia's relationship.
>>29855545Yeah, but he's still in there, so I'd rather give him some stuff if I can find anything good of him out of this.
>>29855248I love the idea of a young brat Celestia. It shows through I think in the show too. Little bit of a troll.
>>29855817I didn't have a problem with it in general, just those couple panels felt like they went a bit far
>>29855932No, I actually have three siblings.
>>29853221Remember when IDW gave a shit?Of course not, IDW doesn't give a shit because they don't want to actually make pony comics.
>>29855259Whitley is a pseudointellectual who wants to sound smart. He never writes how normal people talk.Also, no surprise that he again takes away any possible malice or accountability for actions when its his favorite characters. The way he writes Discord is particularly bad, but the whole "Luna Did Nothing Wrong" IDW stories for NMM rob Luna of any blame and it is stupid.
>>29855509are you cutting out the background by hand or do you have a program with an actually reliable wand tool?
>>29847781Just a notice, but I moved around some stuff for better sorting so the new address is:http://iwatchitfortheplot.romesilvanus.io/Pony/Comics