Review – My Little Pony #22 Motion Book (IDW/Madefire)

P11111111ublisher: IDW Publishing
Writer: Katie Cook
Artist: Andy Price, Heather Breckel
Release Date: 19th February 2014

Big Macintosh, or ‘Big Mac’ to his buddies, is a pony of few words. He only has two – ‘Yup’ and ‘nope’ which are kind-of the only two words you ever really need. Despite the power of these two simple words, nobody seems to listen. Poor Big Mac is thrown into a pony festival with some big personalities who can’t help but talk, not to, but at the shy pink fella. They want him to do all sorts of stuff like body build and to take part in an odd series of pony sporting events. The poor guy gets roped into all sorts of stuff.

It’s a funny story helped along with some vibrant colours and oddball characters. Seriously, the giant beef cake of a pony, ‘Bulk Biceps’ needs to be seen to be believed. He steals the show with a single panel.

It’s a motion comic so panels appear from nowhere and layered backgrounds pop into place with each click of the mouse. The speech bubbles are also triggered by a click which adds to the humour. It’s funny to see each pony ramble on and on before Big Mac simply replies,’ Yup’ or ‘nope’ – usually ‘nope.’

The motion part of the comic is pretty basic with not much in the way of action which is a missed opportunity. The art is good and always bold, colourful and brilliantly clear and crisp. The episode is a bit on the short side even with the pauses as you click to move on. It doesn’t matter – this will be a great first comic for someone.

Rating: 3/5

The writer of this piece was: James McQueen
You can also find James on Twitter.

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