Welcome back to another comic book review here on Toned In Entertainment. Now I’m a sucker for comic book crossovers. I love it when you can take two pop culture icons and throw them into an even crazier adventures than what we are used to. Which brings me to this comic book review and that’s Transformers My Little Pony Issue 1 Friendship In Disguise.
Now when I first heard of this comic coming out I was definitely intrigued. I went into this as a Transformers fan and really the only time I ever saw anything My Little Pony was when I was a youngster and saw my sister unwrap them on Christmas.
My biggest concern going into this comic is how or will it make sense. The Transformers are giant badass robots and the My Little Ponies are just ponies who solve their problems through friendship right?
Well I was certainly wrong because some of these ponies seem to be more powerful than the cybertronians.
The artist for this issue is Jack Lawrence and the color is done by Luis Antonio Delgado. They have gone with more of a style I believe fits the My Little Pony universe than the Transformers, which makes sense since the majority of the story takes place on Equestria after Queen Chrysalis casts a spell that pulls both the Autobots and the Decepticons to their world.
The writing here is done by Ian Flynn. There’s a lot of conversations that go on between the characters and I’m assuming it was done because most people coming into this series are probably only familiar with one of these series, so it was a good way for me to know more about the My Little Pony Characters, their personalities and their powers which is something I didn’t know they had.
Even on the first page, they take a shot on the ridiculousness of a Transformer and My Little Pony crossover as a Pony has just picked up a comic and says:
“See?! This is why these nonsense crossover stories shouldn’t even happen. And then the newsstand vendor says exactly how we should take stories like this with “I think it’s just supposed to be fun.” And that’s exactly what Issue 1 was.
As far as the characters go in this issue from the My Little Pony side this comic features Twilight Sparkle, Queen Chrysalis, Rarity, and Rainbow Dash. Then from the Transformers side characters such as Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Windblade, Arcee, Megatron, Starscream, and Shockwave are all featured here. Now Soundwave is along for the ride here but he’s nothing more than a background character in issue 1. Fan-favorite Grimlock also has a quick appearance but I think he’ll have a bigger role in issue 2.
On a scale of 1-10, I’m going to give Transformers My Little Pony Issue 1 an 8 out of 10. Does it have the same adrenaline rush that I’ve been getting out of the other Transformer crossover I’ve been reading where the Robots In Disguise have been battling it out with The Terminator? No. But I didn’t go in with that expectation.
In fact, I didn’t know what to really expect other than I was pleasantly surprised that it was very fun and entertaining. I thought at times some of the getting to know you stuff dragged a bit but other than that I think they’ve gotten past that stuff and are ready to dive into some wacky and fun adventures moving forward.
Now have you read this crazy crossover or did you even know it existed??!?!?!
I think if you’re a fan of either series you can jump into this and have some fun with it. I’m glad I didn’t pigeonhole myself and skip out on it just because it had the My Little Ponies cause I would have missed out on a fun story that I’m looking forward to more of in the future.