My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic – Rainbow Dash

This is
it! The always awesome Rainbow Dash in her own showcase adventure! 
During
a performance with the amazing Wonderbolts, Rainbow Dash runs afoul of a
sinister cloud and things get 20 percent more out of hand.  Now, with her wings and pride hurt, Rainbow
must find a way to bring happiness back to Ponyville before everypony’s consumed
by fear and sorrow.  The second
installment to the ongoing MLP Micro-Series, from writer Ryan Lindsay and
artist Tony Fleecs, is sure to be the most awesome thing you read!
Continuing
with the trend that began with the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, My Little
Pony: Friendship is Magic has put out a micro-series which individually focuses
on the exploits of the “Mane Six.”  With
this second installment of the series, we delve into a tale of woe starring the
radically cool Rainbow Dash.  A joy
sucking cloud has made its residence over Ponyville, but try as she may, it
seems as though nothing Rainbow does will dissipate the nere-do-well
nimbus.  At first I was rather skeptical
of the MLP franchise, but this issue has really opened me up to something
totally out of my comfort zone.  In all
honesty, this was a breath of fresh air compared to all of the hyper-violent
series I normally read.    
Now,
when you have the big team books, character growth and sometimes even the
whereabouts of some of the team-members tends to get lost in the fray of the
over arcing stories of the series.  Which
is one of the great things about these micro-series.  They allow a writer to let a character grow
in their own solo adventure without one of the other main characters taking
over the spotlight.  That’s exactly what
Ryan Lindsay has done with this issue.  He
shows a different side to Rainbow Dash, that she’s not just all bravado.  With stellar art by Tony Fleecs, that really
makes this issue pop, we’ve got a real hit on our hands here.
As much
as I enjoyed this issue, there were a few points where the dialogue got a
little forced.  Times where the wording
just didn’t sound right and other times where the words seemed a little too big
for a kid’s comic.  Maybe not so much
words, but certain phrases that even I got tripped up on.  However, don’t let my troubles with the
English language deter you from a great read.
All-in-all,
I’d have to recommend this as a read. 
Ryan gives Rainbow Dash a bit more depth and delivers a harrowing tale
of selflessness.  So, go grab your copy
now because it’s sure to explode off the stands like a sonic rain-boom.  For more info on where to pick up this issue,
visit the IDW website.
Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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