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IDW MLP Comic Release Date Tracking Thread

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The purpose of this thread is to keep track of the release dates for the IDW My Little Pony Comic Series based on the current information available. This thread will be updated when the latest solicitations for the comic are released by IDW Publishing. I hope everyone who reads the comics finds this post helpful with keeping track of the new stuff coming out!.

 

April 2017

 

May 2017

 

June 2017

 

July 2017

  • My Little Pony: Friends Forever TPB Volume 9—July 11th, 2017
  • My Little Pony: Legends of Magic #4—July, 2017
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #56—July, 2017
  • My Little Pony: The Movie Prequel #2—July, 2017

 

August 2017

  • My Little Pony: Legends of Magic #5—August, 2017
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #57—August, 2017
  • My Little Pony: The Movie Prequel #3—August, 2017
  • My Little Pony: The Movie Prequel #4—FINAL ISSUE—August, 2017

 

September 2017

  • My Little Pony: The Movie Prequel TPB—September 5th, 2017
  • Deviations: Beta—September 19th, 2017 (TPB Collecting My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Deviations)
  • My Little Pony: Legends of Magic #6—September, 2017
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #58—September, 2017

 

October 2017

  • TBA

 

November 2017

 

December 2017

Edited by The Illustrious Q
Updating with latest info from IDW

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Thank you for making this, I will definitely be referencing it instead of trying to remember. I'm sure this will help quite a few comic readers here.

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Any word on what's going on with the Guardians of Harmony comic? It was supposed to release on December 1st on digital platforms, but I don't see it anywhere

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Well, this hasn't been updated in quite a while, has it? And now we also have My Little Pony: The Manga - A Day in the Life of Equestria from Seven Seas Entertainment (Volume 1 was published on June 18, 2019). Okay:

 

January 2020

 

February 2020

 

March 2020

  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #88 (IDW)--March 25, 2020
  • My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Canterlot High: March Radness (one-shot; IDW)--March 25, 2020
  • My Little Pony: Legends of Magic Omnibus (IDW)--March 24, 2020

 

April 2020

  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #89 (Season 10, Episode 1; IDW)*
  • My Little Pony: The Manga - A Day in the Life of Equestria Vol. 2 (Seven Seas)--April 7, 2020**

 

May 2020

  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #90 (Season 10, Episode 2; IDW)
  • My Little Pony/Transformers #1 (of 4; IDW)
  • My Little Pony/Transformers #2 (of 4; IDW)
  • My Little Pony/Transformers #3 (of 4; IDW)
  • My Little Pony/Transformers #4 (of 4; IDW)

 

* Because of the COVID-19 health crisis, IDW is suspending comics shipments for April until a date to be announced.

** Equestria Daily reports: "The physical version is on backorder until the 20th of the month, but you can order the digital one...now." However, at least some of the distribution centers for Barnes & Noble have received physical copies of My Little Pony: The Manga Vol. 2; I ordered my copy on April 7 and it arrived in the mail today (April 14).

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June 2020

  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #91 (Season 10, Episode 3; IDW)
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Vol. 19 (collection; IDW)
  • My Little Pony: Feats of Friendship (collection; IDW)--June 2, 2020

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Thanks to COVID-19, IDW has only now released it's next batch of solicits. There is only one MLP-related item listed.

August 2020

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(W) Katie Cook, James Asmus, Bobby Curnow (A) Agnes Garbowska, Andy Price, Trish Forstner (A/CA) Brenda Hickey

Celebrate the holiday season with all of your favorite Ponies in this collection of stories that focuses on family, friends, traditions, and all-around joy! Spend time with the Apple family preparing an array of tasty apple treats for all of [Ponyville]; Spike and Twilight telling stories as they're stuck in a snowstorm; and Rarity, as she tries to go to three Hearth's Warming Ever parties in one night!

$12.99, in stores on Nov. 4

 

 

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IDW has updated their publishing schedule for Summer 2020. Here's where we stand:

  • My Little Pony: Feats of Friendship Vol. 1 Trade Paperback--June 24, 2020
  • My Little Pony/Transformers #1 (of 4)--July 22, 2020
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #89--August 12, 2020
  • My Little Pony/Transformers #2 (of 4)--August 12, 2020
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Vol. 19--August 19, 2020

Amazon is now showing a release date of March 16, 2021 for the third volume of Seven Seas' MLP manga:

  • My Little Pony: The Manga - A Day in the Life of Equestria Vol. 3--December 8, 2020
Edited by Otaku-sempai
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Free Comic Book Day Edition of the MLP Comics Releasing July 15.

From Sethisto for Equestria Daily:

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Free Comic Book Day is still happening this year despite the pandemic and after many a mystery on how it will all work. With that comes the special release of a Free Comic Book Day edition of the MLP comics. There isn't any real information on it other than the generic description:
 

(W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Trish Forstner (CA) Brenda Hickey
A new era of My Little Pony begins! Join Twilight Sparkle and friends as they adjust to new responsibilities, new friendships and new dangers! This is where IDW's "Season 10" of My Little Pony comics begins, officially picking up where the recently concluded and long-running My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic television finale leaves off!
Rating: All-Ages


Keep an eye on stores if you want it this Wednesday!

Thanks to  Cydney for the heads up

 

  • FCBD 2020: My Little Pony- Friendship is Magic #1--July 15, 2020

FCBD 2020: My Little Pony - Friendship Is Magic #1

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From IDW's website:

 

 

 

IDW has released their comic book solicitations for November 2020.

 

*Originally listed by IDW for November 04. 

Edited by Otaku-sempai
Additional information.

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IDW has announced its solicitations for December 2020. My Little Pony titles include:

 

MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #93 -- January 06, 2021

Mary Kenney (W), Trish Forstner (A/C), JustaSuta (VC), Konrad Kachel (VC).

Season 10 continues here! Snap Shutter and Mane Allgood are back in Ponyville! Scootaloo's beyond excited for her parents' visit, but when it becomes clear that they don't have much in common, Scoots learns that there's no right or wrong way to be a family -- and that's ok.

32 pages, $3.99.

 

MY LITTLE PONY: SHADOWPLAY -- April 14, 2021

Josh Haber, Nicole Dubuc, Justin Eisinger (W), Various (A/C)

Relive your favorite episodes of the beloved My Little Pony animated cartoon in this graphic novel adaptation featuring season seven's "Shadowplay!"

 

When Sunburst discovers the lost journal of Star Swirl the Bearded, he shares it with Twilight Sparkle. Together, they find out how the sorcerer and several other of Equestria's heroes, known as the Pillars of Old Equestria, sacrificed themselves to defeat the evil Pony of Shadows. After researching more about the heroes' disappearance, Twilight believes that the Pillars are still alive and trapped in limbo and becomes obsessed with trying to free them -- but that might not be such a good idea!

152 pages, $7.99.

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IDW has announced its solicitations for January 2021. My Little Pony titles include:

 

MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #94 -- January 27, 2021

Thom Zahler (W), Toni Kuusisto (A/C), Brianna Garcia (VC), Muffy Levy (VC).

Season 10 continues here!Twilight Sparkle is throwing the first Festival of the Two Sisters since Celestia and Luna left -- and she calls in the best party planner she knows to help: Pinkie Pie! So, of course, Pinkie reaches out to the best party planner she knows: Cheese Sandwich! Could that be... romance in the air? But wait -- who turned off the sound?!

32 pages, $3.99.

 

MY LITTLE PONY/TRANSFORMERS: FRIENDSHIP IN DISGUISE -- March 10, 2021

Ian Flynn, James Asmus, Sam Maggs (W), Tony Fleecs, Jack Lawrence, Sara Pitre-Durocher, Casey W. Coller, Priscilla Tramontano (A), Tony Fleecs (C).

Collecting the comic book crossover event of the year where Ponies, Autobots, and Decepticons mix it up together! When Queen Chrysalis casts a spell looking for more changelings, she accidentally interferes with a malfunctioning Spacebridge! What's this mean for our favorite fillies? There are suddenly a bunch of Autobots and Decepticons in Equestria! And as the dust settles, Rarity and Arcee find themselves teaming up against a hostile Decepticon force. Plus Spike and Grimlock; Pinkie Pie, Gauge, and Shockwave; Fluttershy, Discord, and Soundwave; Rainbow Dash and Windblade; and Optimus Prime and Twilight Sparkle all team up for more adventures because, in the end, Ponies and Autobots are both fighting for friendship.

96 pages, $15.99.

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Release date corrected.

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I didn't see a previous solicit for this, but My Little Pony/Transformers #4 (of 4) is being released on November 4, 2020. Equestria Daily has a preview (via iTunes).

 

 

MY LITTLE PONY/TRANSFORMERS #4 (of 4) -- November 04, 2020

Ian Flynn (W), James Asmus (A), Sara Pitre-Durcher (A), Tony Fleecs (A/C).

When the Insecticons descend upon Sweet Apple Acres and begin devouring the Apple family’s crop, it’s up to Apple Jack and her family to rally to save the farm! Meanwhile, Optimus Prime and Twilight Sparkle finally band together the ponies and the Autobots to get things back to normal. The finale you’ve been waiting for is here!

32 pages, $3.99.

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IDW First Looks for November 18, 2020:

 

MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #91

Written by: Jeremy Whitley.

Art by: Andy Price.

Covers by: Andy Price, Brenda Hickey, JustaSuta.

Description: Season 10 continues! Zecora, Applejack, and their friends travel into the depths of the desert to find the home of the mysterious Grootslang! But obstacles stand in their way-obstacles that can only be overcome with the help of some brand-new magic, friendship, and... a musical number?!

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

 

MY LITTLE PONY: HOLIDAY MEMORIES

Written by: Katie Cook, James Asmus, Bobby Curnow.

Art by: Agnes Garbowska, Andy Price, Trish Forstner, Brenda Hickey.

Cover by: Brenda Hickey.

Description: Spend time with the Apple family preparing an array of tasty apple treats for all of Ponyville; Spike and Twilight telling stories as they're stuck in a snowstorm; and Rarity, as she tries to go to three Hearth's Warming Eve parties in one night!

Pages: 72.*

Price: $12.99.

 

* The First Look at Comics Continuum says 72 pages, but IDW's website lists Holiday Memories at 104 pages.

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IDW has revealed it's solicitations for February 2021.

 

MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #95 -- February 17, 2021 March 17, 2021

Thom Zahler (W), Toni Kuusisto (A/C), Brianna Garcia (VC), Erin Hunting (VC).

Season 10 continues here! Canterlot in crisis! With the sound turned off and the invasive Muffletta Moss growing by the second, Pinkie Pie and Cheese Sandwich race to find a solution before the Festival of the Two Sisters is ruined!

32 pages, $3.99.

 

Bonus: Coming in February 2021 from Image Comics is not a My Little Pony comic, but a title from a pair of MLP creators:

 

STRAY DOGS #1 -- February 24, 2021

Written by Tony Fleecs, art by Trish Forstner, covers by Forstner, Fleecs and Blank.

Lady and the Tramp meets Silence of the Lambs It's scary being the new dog. Sophie can't remember what happened. She doesn't know how she ended up in this house. She doesn't recognize any of these other dogs. She knows something terrible happened, but she just... can't...recall... WAIT! Where's her lady?

32 pages, $3.99, available on Feb. 17.

 

A trailer and preview of Stray Dogs #1 can be seen at The Beat.

 

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IDW has released their solicitations for March 2021. My Little Pony titles include:

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MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #96 -- March 10, 2021 April 07, 2021 April 14, 2021

Jeremy Whitley (W), Tony Fleecs (A/C), JustaSuta (VC), Mary Bellamy (VC).

Season 10 continues here! Twilight Sparkle has sent our favorite fillies on a journey of outreach all over Equestria! But when Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Trixie, Discord, and Capper visit Abyssinia, their trip turns sour fast -- they weren't supposed to end up in jail! Good thing Capper's old friends are pretty good cat burglars...

32 pages, $3.99.

 

MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC ANNUAL 2021 -- March 31, 2021 April 14, 2021 April 28, 2021 May 12, 2021

Jeremy Whitley (W), Brianna Garcia (A/C), JustaSuta (VC), Trish Forstner (VC).

Season 10 continues here! Twilight Sparkle's mission to find friendship in all corners of Equestria has taken Rarity, Mage Meadowbrook,Maud, and Big McIntosh to the Kingdom of the Diamond Dogs! But instead of friendship, they find a feud! Can they figure out how to fix the fractured bond between six sisters?

48 pages, $5.99.

 

MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC SEASON 10, VOL. 1 -- May 12, 2021 June 02, 2021

Jeremy Whitley, Mary Kenney (W), Andy Price, Trish Forstner (A), Brenda Hickey (C)

Season 10 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic begins here! Explore new worlds and go on new adventures with your favorite fillies in these graphic novels that continue the beloved animated series.

Twilight's first act as ruler of Equestria is to recruit her friends to explore mysterious--and potentially dangerous--areas of the land. She sends Applejack, Zecora, Rockhoof, and Tempest to Zecora's home country, where they learn exciting, surprising information about her. But sometimes friendship can be hard work, and that's what Zecora is discovering as she reunites with Marini, Dust Devil, Cactus Rose, Medley Brook, and Crystal. Plus, an adventure to find the home of the mysterious Grootslang! Collects issues #89-93 of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series.

120 pages, $17.99.

 

A reminder that My Little Pony: The Manga - A Day in the Life of Equestria (Seven Seas) is scheduled to be released on March 16, 2021 according to Amazon

MY LITTLE PONY: THE MANGA - A DAY IN THE LIFE OF EQUESTRIA VOL. 3

Ele-MANE-TERY, MY DEAR PONIES!

All Fluttershy wanted was to hold a simple, fun springtime egg hunt for her friends. But nothing stays simple when Discord sticks his scaly snout into it. Before the Mane 6 know it, they’re off on a bigger, much more challenging hunt―and if they don’t find these treasures in time, the stakes are much higher than a handful of colored eggs!

120 pages, $10.99.

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Note: the second printing of MY LITTLE PONY/TRANSFORMERS: FRIENDSHIP IN DISGUISE issue #1 is available. I don't know if it was released this week or maybe last week, but I found it today at our friendly local comic shop (Empire Comics in Lackawanna, NY).

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IDW has released their solicitations for April 2021. My Little Pony titles include:

 

MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #97 -- April 14, 2021 April 21, 2021 May 05, 2021 May 19, 2021

Jeremy Whitley (W), Tony Fleecs (A/CA)

Season 10 continues here!
Part 2 of an Abyssinia adventure! Having been sprung from jail by some old friends, Capper, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Trixie, and Discord try to get to the bottom of what's going on in the cat kingdom...

32 pages, $3.99.

 

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #97—Cover B: JustaSuta
Jeremy Whitley (W) • Tony Fleecs (A) • JustaSuta (C)

*Retailer incentives:
Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Megan Huang!

 

MY LITTLE PONY/TRANSFORMERS II #1 (OF 4) -- April 07, 2021 April 28, 2021
James Asmus, Sam Maggs (W) • Jack Lawrence, Casey W. Coller (A) • Tony Fleecs (C)
While using a modified Spacebridge to bring magic to Cybertron, the Decepticons end up unleashing a more powerful evil from Equestria than they ever could've imagined—looks like the only way out of this one is to team up! More ponies, more bots, and more magical mayhem as two worlds collide in the return of this hit crossover event!

32 pages, $3.99.

 

My Little Pony/Transformers II #1 (of 4)—Cover B: Bethany McGuire-Smith
James Asmus, Sam Maggs (W) • Jack Lawrence, Casey W. Coller (A) • Bethany McGuire-Smith (C)

*Retailer incentives:
Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Jon Gray!
Order 25 copies and get one free variant cover by Anna Malkova!

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Available for pre-order: 

My Little Pony: The Manga - A Day in the Life in Equestria Omnibus

paperback; black & white; 360 pages; $18.99; Seven Seas Entertainment; July 06, 2021

 

Product Description: Collecting My Little Pony: The Manga - A Day in the Life in Equestria Vol. 1-3.

 

My Little Pony: The Manga - A Day in the Life of Equestria Omnibus

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IDW has released their solicitations for May 2021 (via Bleeding Cool). My Little Pony titles include:

 

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #98—Cover A: Akeem S. Roberts -- May 12, 2021 June 02, 2021

Celeste Bronfman (w) • Akeem S. Roberts (a & c)

When a painting brings up memories of the past, Celestia and Luna must confront their fears in order to move on—which means coming face-to-face with the kraken, that terrible creature that attacked their ship so long ago! But things aren't always as they seem in Equestria…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #98—Cover B: JustaSuta

Celeste Bronfman (w) • Akeem S. Roberts (a) • JustaSuta (c)

*Retailer incentives:

Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Robin Easter!

 

 

My Little Pony/Transformers II #2 (of 4)—Cover A: Tony Fleecs—SPOTLIGHT -- May 05, 2021 May 26, 2021

Ian Flynn, Sam Maggs (w) • Priscilla Tramontano, Trish Forstner (a) • Tony Fleecs (c)

The Seekers and the Wonderbolts have formed an uneasy alliance—can Starscream and Rainbow Dash work together to stop the evil attacking Cybertron?! Plus, Applejack and Wildwheel come face-to-face in a wild, wild showdown for the ages!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

My Little Pony/Transformers II #2 (of 4)—Cover B: Bethany McGuire-Smith—SPOTLIGHT

Ian Flynn, TBD (w) • Priscilla Tramontano, Trish Forstner (a) • Bethany McGuire-Smith (c)

*Retailer incentives:

Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Jon Gray!

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IDW has released their solicitations for June 2021 (via Bleeding Cool). My Little Pony titles include:


My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #99—Cover A: Robin Easter -- June 16, 2021 June 30, 2021 July 07, 2021

Thom Zahler (w) • Robin Easter (a & c)

Marble Pie is off to college! It seems like the only pony fit for the job of planning her going away party would be the fabulous Pinkie Pie herself—but Pinkie's having a bit of trouble feeling happy about her sister heading so far away… looks like she's going to need a little help from Cheese Sandwich to plan the best party ever!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #99—Cover B: JustaSuta

Thom Zahler (w) • Robin Easter (a) • JustaSuta (c)

*Retailer incentives:

Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Akeem S. Roberts!

 

My Little Pony/Transformers II #3 (of 4)—Cover A: Tony Fleecs -- June 30, 2021

James Asmus, Tony Fleecs (w) • Priscilla Tramontano, Tony Fleecs (a) • Tony Fleecs (c)

Sombra's evil plans continue to spell trouble for our unlikely heroes! Meanwhile, Vinyl Scratch, Octavia, and Soundwave have to figure out how to work together—what could possibly go wrong?!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

My Little Pony/Transformers II #3 (of 4)—Cover B: Bethany McGuire-Smith

James Asmus, Tony Fleecs (w) • Priscilla Tramontano, Tony Fleecs (a) • Bethany McGuire-Smith (c)

*Retailer incentives:

Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Jon Gray!

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Equestria Daily has obtained the solicit for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic issue #100.


My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #100—Cover A: Andy Price—SPOTLIGHT -- July 14, 2021

Jeremy Whitley (w) • Katie Cook (w & a) • Andy Price (a & CVR A) • Brenda Hickey (a & CVR B) • Agnes Garbowska (1:10 RI CVR) • Amy Mebberson (SDCC @ Home CVR)

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! 

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

 

BIGGER AND BETTER

The above solicitation seems to be incomplete. Bleeding Cool has a more complete one with the following addition:

 

Featuring a back-up short by Katie Cook!

FC • 52 pages • $7.99

 

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #100—Cover B: Tony Fleecs—SPOTLIGHT
Jeremy Whitley (w) • Andy Price, Brenda Hickey (a) • Tony Fleecs (c)

*Retailer incentives:
Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Agnes Garbowska!

 

Also listed for July:

My Little Pony/Transformers II #4 (of 4)—Cover A: Tony Fleecs -- July 21, 2021
Ian Flynn, James Asmus (w) • Casey W. Coller, Jack Lawrence (a) • Tony Fleecs (c)
Spike and Grimlock return! When the Dinobots are attacked by Sombra's minions, can Grimlock's little purple buddy save everycreature? And don't miss the epic conclusion to the hit crossover series! Is friendship really magic? Can Transformers and ponies really work together? And how in the world are they going to stop Sombra?!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

My Little Pony/Transformers II #4 (of 4)—Cover B: Bethany McGuire-Smith
Ian Flynn, James Asmus (w) • Casey W. Coller, Jack Lawrence (a) • Bethany McGuire-Smith (c)

*Retailer incentives:
Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Adam Bryce Thomas!

 

And a reminder:

My Little Pony: The Manga - A Day in the Life in Equestria Omnibus from Seven Seas Entertainment is scheduled to release on July 06, 2021 and is available to pre-order. The omnibus collects My Little Pony: The Manga - A Day in the Life in Equestria Vol. 1-3.

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