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Author Topic: IDW to End Friendship is Magic Series-G1/G4 Crossover Mini-Series  (Read 7034 times)

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Re: IDW to End Friendship is Magic Series-G1/G4 Crossover Mini-Series
« Reply #75 on: August 29, 2021, 12:21:39 AM »
Oh duh - I can't believe I forgot the Twinkle Eyes! :blush: And yeah, Gusty too, you're right.

I was wondering about the G1 characters G4.... "repurposed", too. Especially the Smooze, since that was the witches' thing - feels like that'll come up, at least... though for some reason, I get the feeling it'll just be brought up quickly for a brief joke and then dropped again. :shrug:
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Re: IDW to End Friendship is Magic Series-G1/G4 Crossover Mini-Series
« Reply #76 on: August 30, 2021, 04:13:41 AM »
I just find it weird, it's meant to be a G1 crossover thing and then they make up a bunch of new characters instead of using the established cast? They didn't do this with the Transformers crossover comic, right? I saw some panels from that and it looked like the usual cast, no new guys. :/ Like, I'm not asking for a strict adherence to the G1 cartoons here, I don't mind keeping things flexible, but what is the point of doing a cross-gen thing if you're just going to be using stuff loosely based on G1?? I don't get it.

IDW recently has been doing a lot of crossovers. They did a 5-issue Transformers/Ghostbusters crossover and I read it, I found it interesting that the "main character" on the Transformers side of it was an entirely new character they made up just for the comic. And they put out a toy of him, too! (Not a widely released one. I think it was some convention exclusive.)

My point is that it's not unusual to have new characters for these sort of retro stories. Maybe in fact they did choose the "retro Mane Six" just so that Basic Fun or Hasbro could do some sort of toy of them in the future, or maybe it was for another reason. Maybe it just made sense to the plotline of the story within the comic that these two groups of ponies will team up across generations! Only time will tell. :)
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Re: IDW to End Friendship is Magic Series-G1/G4 Crossover Mini-Series
« Reply #77 on: September 10, 2021, 06:15:06 AM »
I love it! Maybe we'll get to see Sparkler say "way to go Fluttershy you messed up again!" 

Also I'll compare them to the G1s in my UK annuals....wait a minute....How does Majesty fit in with Celestia? There can be only one, right?

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Re: IDW to End Friendship is Magic Series-G1/G4 Crossover Mini-Series
« Reply #78 on: September 10, 2021, 06:20:56 AM »
No idea Carrehz. I like the colors on Blackbelle and Violet Shiver. Pity this is looking to be more G4 then a proper crossover.   :nope:
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Re: IDW to End Friendship is Magic Series-G1/G4 Crossover Mini-Series
« Reply #79 on: September 10, 2021, 08:25:25 AM »
No idea Carrehz. I like the colors on Blackbelle and Violet Shiver. Pity this is looking to be more G4 then a proper crossover.   :nope:

I would think that would be easier for the writers, who are probably the same people, as then they don't have to do any research. But it's not a crossover really like that.
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Re: IDW to End Friendship is Magic Series-G1/G4 Crossover Mini-Series
« Reply #80 on: September 10, 2021, 12:43:11 PM »
No idea Carrehz. I like the colors on Blackbelle and Violet Shiver. Pity this is looking to be more G4 then a proper crossover.   :nope:
If it is then it really reduces my interest in it down to zero, lol. I was already hesitant about there being too much G4 :enraged: Ah, well. Guess it was expected
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Re: IDW to End Friendship is Magic Series-G1/G4 Crossover Mini-Series
« Reply #81 on: September 10, 2021, 06:04:10 PM »
No idea Carrehz. I like the colors on Blackbelle and Violet Shiver. Pity this is looking to be more G4 then a proper crossover.   :nope:

I would think that would be easier for the writers, who are probably the same people, as then they don't have to do any research. But it's not a crossover really like that.


Yeah, it sure sucks that anyone crossing over two properties or generational iterations can't get off their butts and actually do research. :rolleyes:  Nm that they have a ton of easy sources to draw from, and the movie isn't some rare and expensive thing to track down, or to watch. 

This sounds essentially like legal fanfiction with no knowledge or thought put into it at all. And I've seen some truly excellent mlp cross gen fanfiction.  Even Star Wars extended universe had and used the extensive knowledge base and world building available to it, while each author gave their stories their own unique twist, and new characters.

Dunno if this will be good or not, but not impressed by the plot thus far.
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Re: IDW to End Friendship is Magic Series-G1/G4 Crossover Mini-Series
« Reply #82 on: October 20, 2021, 06:43:29 PM »
The first comic is out!
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Re: IDW to End Friendship is Magic Series-G1/G4 Crossover Mini-Series
« Reply #83 on: October 20, 2021, 06:55:17 PM »
The first comic is out!
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Sorry to hear it. How come?
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Re: IDW to End Friendship is Magic Series-G1/G4 Crossover Mini-Series
« Reply #84 on: October 20, 2021, 08:01:13 PM »
lol your opinion isn't a spoiler, tealeaf! You can share with us what you did or didn't like. :)
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Re: IDW to End Friendship is Magic Series-G1/G4 Crossover Mini-Series
« Reply #85 on: October 20, 2021, 08:34:16 PM »
The first comic is out!
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Sorry to hear it. How come?

I haven't read it myself (yet?), but from the sounds of it, it's not very G1-y. :P The Witches aren't really witches but are apparently ponies banished to the EQG world or something? The G1 ponies haven't showed up at all yet...
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Re: IDW to End Friendship is Magic Series-G1/G4 Crossover Mini-Series
« Reply #86 on: October 20, 2021, 08:35:45 PM »
I'm with you on this one, Tealeaf, honestly was surprised at HOW disappointing it was...

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I will say though, I did like how they included the alt. covers at the back of the comic, that was a very nice touch. Usually I just see that done with the trade paperbacks. So I'll give them that. But yeah, so far I'm not liking this whatsoever. :( I mean, I went into it with fairly low expectations (it was a "Let's see how it goes" not a "OMG I'm so excited!!" if that makes sense) but geez...
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Re: IDW to End Friendship is Magic Series-G1/G4 Crossover Mini-Series
« Reply #87 on: October 20, 2021, 08:45:22 PM »
The first comic is out!
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Sorry to hear it. How come?

I haven't read it myself (yet?), but from the sounds of it, it's not very G1-y. :P The Witches aren't really witches but are apparently ponies banished to the EQG world or something? The G1 ponies haven't showed up at all yet...


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I'm with you on this one, Tealeaf, honestly was surprised at HOW disappointing it was...

(Plot details under cut, I guess)

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I will say though, I did like how they included the alt. covers at the back of the comic, that was a very nice touch. Usually I just see that done with the trade paperbacks. So I'll give them that. But yeah, so far I'm not liking this whatsoever. :( I mean, I went into it with fairly low expectations (it was a "Let's see how it goes" not a "OMG I'm so excited!!" if that makes sense) but geez...


Seriously? Wow, way to drop the ball IDW writers.  :nope:
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Re: IDW to End Friendship is Magic Series-G1/G4 Crossover Mini-Series
« Reply #88 on: October 20, 2021, 10:29:56 PM »
I'm with you on this one, Tealeaf, honestly was surprised at HOW disappointing it was...

(Plot details under cut, I guess)

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I will say though, I did like how they included the alt. covers at the back of the comic, that was a very nice touch. Usually I just see that done with the trade paperbacks. So I'll give them that. But yeah, so far I'm not liking this whatsoever. :( I mean, I went into it with fairly low expectations (it was a "Let's see how it goes" not a "OMG I'm so excited!!" if that makes sense) but geez...

I'm with you 100%! I preordered the digital on iTunes. It came available at like midnight and I read past the pages they previewed before and while reading the next 3 pages I was "REALLY?!" then skipped past to see if Surprise was in the remaining pages and was disappointed I'll have to wait for the next issue though I'm DREADING what they'll do with her now.  :yikes:

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Re: IDW to End Friendship is Magic Series-G1/G4 Crossover Mini-Series
« Reply #89 on: October 20, 2021, 10:46:04 PM »
I didn't want to be a Debby downer! I just. I don't like how the IDW comics are now, even the past few series (including season 10) just are so boring and don't grab my attention. They throw characters in left and right as if there aren't enough characters from the past 9 seasons that at least I care MILDLY about having seen them in episodes.

That was my big problem with this comic. Who are these people? Daughters of the witches. Why not...the actual witches? They don't even resemble them, I can't pinpoint who is the daughter of who. Who's the magic rat. What's going on, I don't care.

The art was also really weak for this entry. I know it's the artists first time with ponies, but seeing what feel like stock photos pasted in every panel just takes me out of it. We've had artists with unique styles, I would have preferred to see that artists personal take on the ponies than what was essentially a DeviantArt vector comic.

If you were considering picking up this just to see G1...they're not in there. Don't bother. If you like the past few IDW comics, maybe you'll enjoy it? I just spent every page going "who cares. Who cares. Who cares"

Hopefully we see something more interesting later on, for now this just felt like another "Season Ten" issue that I read and immediately forget.

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