My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #57 Review

Written By: Thom Zaher

Artist: Tony Fleecs

Cover Art:Tony Fleecs, Sara Richard, Thom Zaher

Colorist: Heather Breckel

Lettering: Neil Uyetake

Published By: IDW Publishing


Pinkie Pie has entered the Chaos Dimension, the homeworld of Discord. Trapped within its crazy environment, Pinkie soon bonds with its kookiness, crowning herself the new Princess of Chaos! Will Discord and Fluttershy be able to bring her back to her senses before Discord is forced to find a new purpose in life?!

Well this was certainly an entertaining story. With Discord having forgotten to close his ‘front door’, Pinkie follows her pet, Gummy, into this new dimension. There she is faced with a somewhat hostile welcome, but after getting to the centre of the plain, she quickly finds its attraction. With Discord’s powers on the blink, Fluttershy takes him to the Princess of Friendship for help.

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Discord has come a long way since he was first introduced into the MLP Universe. Now a close friend of Fluttershy, this tale starts just as their weekly tea party comes to an end. His identity as the Master of Mischief is at risk once Pinkie Pie enters his homeworld and seizes power. In this realm, her imagination and creativity soars but it does all go to her head. We also meet the Mare of Mischief, as Pinkie Pie transforms into an alicorn like Princess Celestia, a form that I hope resurfaces again in the comics or show. Discord ultimately reveals he has let his skills degrade, but vows to improve his abilities if Pinkie Pie wishes to challenge him again.

I never imagined I would see Pinkie Pie going up against Discord, let alone seeing her starting to be corrupted by power. There are some heated moments between the two imaginative characters as they go head to head in a battle of originality.

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This issue is available with three cover arts. Cover A is pictured at the top of the page, and is by this issue’s artist Tony Fleecs. It depicts Pinkie Pie sitting on the Chaos Throne, as Discord curls around it. Cover B is by Sara Richard, bringing back the coloring pencil design for what would be a very unusual and trippy dream. Pinkie is travelling through the Chaos Realm, passing by floating eyeballs and winged squid. Lastly we have the cover C, by Thom Zaher who is this story’s writer. It depicts the remainder of the Mane Six and Discord standing in a land that shares more than a few similarities with the famous oil painting by Salvador Dali, known as The Persistence of Memory. You can spot this by the image of the melting clock hanging from a tree limb behind Rainbow Dash. Pinkie Pie looks down on them from above, watching their every movement.

This is definitely an entertaining issue, as we get to see a battle of creativity between Discord and Pinkie. However the best moment from this whole story is just seeing Pinkie Pie as an Alicorn. It is well worth picking up this issue just for those scenes!

Overall: 8.5/10


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