Hasbro Inc. and IDW Publishing has crossed over once again, to bring an odd crossing of the most iconic magical cartoon ponies and transforming warrior robots of all time.
That’s right, My Little Pony / Transformers is rolling out to comic stores this May, as four-issue mini series. Both franchises are owned by Hasbro, to official bring them together under the licensing comics publisher was likely smooth.
But, coherently bringing all together in a some story requires some reputable comics talent. So Little Pony / Transformers assembles an all-star team of comic creators for this mind-blowing series to tell its tale: writers James Asmus, Ian Flynn, and Sam Maggs, and artists Casey W. Coller, Jack Lawrence, Sara Pitre-Durocher, Priscilla Tramontano, and Tony Fleecs (who also provides cover artwork for the entirety of the series).
So what’s the story? Well…,
The scheming Queen Chrysalis casts a spell in search of changeling allies, but accidentally interferes with a distant Cybertronian Spacebridge… and brings the Autobots and Decepticons to Equestria! As the dust settles, it’s up to Twilight Sparkle, Optimus Prime, and others to overcome the menace of malevolent magic and machinery!
“The writing I’ve gotten to do individually for My Little Pony and Transformers have already proven to be some of the most fun I’ve had in my career, so it’s pure joy to play them off each other,” says Asmus in a recent press release. “We’re making a wild mash-up unlike anything else in your comic collection. You basically owe it to yourself and your future happiness to get a copy!”
“It’s been a delightful challenge finding common threads between the ponies and bots. It’s certainly a fun and unique opportunity,” says Flynn. “I hope fans of both franchises can come together and enjoy this.”
“My Little Pony and Transformers are two of my all-time favorite universes. Having written for them both previously, the idea of bringing the citizens of Equestria and Cybertron together is incredibly exciting,” says Maggs.
Here are some other covers to watch out for. Contact you comics dealer for more info, and secure a copy of this magical crossover.