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IDW Announces Second My Little Pony/Transformers Crossover

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At a glance, you would think that doing a crossover between the My Little Pony and Transformers brands would be a disaster, but the mashup between two of Hasbro's most iconic brands just worked and was a hit for IDW and with fans. How much of a hit, you ask? A huge one as IDW announced a new crossover between the franchises kicking off in April with a four-part monthly miniseries.

The new miniseries first issue will be written by James Asmus and Sam Mags and will have art by Jack Lawrence and Casey W. Coller. Here is a brief synopsis of what fans can expect for this new crossover miniseries: While using a modified Spacebridge to bring magic to Cybertron, the Decepticons end up unleashing a more powerful evil from Equestria than they ever could’ve imagined.

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My Little Pony / Transformers II #1 will be available with multiple cover variants for retailers and fans to enjoy, including Cover A by Tony Fleecs, Cover B by Bethany McGuire-Smith, and two Retailer Incentive editions featuring art by Jon Gray and Anna Malkova, respectively.

For information on how to acquire copies of My Little Pony and Transformers comic books, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.

Show Press Release

My Little Pony / Transformers II
Continues IDW’s Wild Crossover of
Beloved Hasbro Brands

Rekindle the Magic of the Pony and Autobot Friendship with an
All-New Comic Book Miniseries Debuting in April


SAN DIEGO, CA (January 19, 2021) – By popular demand, IDW once again welcomes fans of all ages to the most imaginative comic book mashup of Hasbro creations ever with My Little Pony / Transformers II, a four-part monthly miniseries launching in April!
 
While using a modified Spacebridge to bring magic to Cybertron, the Decepticons end up unleashing a more powerful evil from Equestria than they ever could’ve imagined. Two worlds collide in the return of this hit crossover concept, with a first issue by writers James Asmus and Sam Maggs, and artists Jack Lawrence and Casey W. Coller!
 
“I can't wait to jump back into this world of magical friendships that really is More than Meets the Eye,” says Maggs. “It's such a blast coming up with the most fun (and downright weird) pairings of ponies and ‘bots, and I think fans of both series are going to be surprised at what's we've got for them this second time around!”
 
“The first crossover was about as much fun as I've had in my writing career,” says Asmus. “I am hugely delighted that we're not only doing a follow up, but getting to flip the script. In the first series, we got to tell really charming and fun stories by tossing the Autobots and Decepticons into the colorful, magical world of Equestria. But now, dragging dark magic and friendly ponies into the sci-fi world of Cybertron lets us play with brand new tones, toys, and team-ups!”
 
Editor Megan Brown says, “We are so excited to work with some amazingly talented writers and artists to bring this marvelous mashup back to comic stores! Just like the previous volume, many creators are contributing stories that are going to bring our favorite ponies to Cybertron and beyond, including returning writers James Asmus, Sam Maggs, Ian Flynn, and returning artists Jack Lawrence, Casey W. Coller, Priscilla Tramontano, and Tony Fleecs — all joined by some new, exciting faces! The creators on this series are exceptional, able to bridge the gap between Autobot and pony to make a colorful, vibrant world. We’re thrilled for everyone (and everypony!) to see what we have in store!”
 
My Little Pony / Transformers II #1 will be available with multiple cover variants for retailers and fans to enjoy, including Cover A by Tony Fleecs, Cover B by Bethany McGuire-Smith, and two Retailer Incentive editions featuring art by Jon Gray and Anna Malkova, respectively.
 
For information on how to acquire copies of My Little Pony and Transformers comic books, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.

About IDW
IDW (OTCPINK: IDWM) is a leading media company providing uniquely compelling stories and characters in various genres for global audiences across all entertainment platforms. The award-winning IDW Publishing and IDW Entertainment divisions holistically evaluate and acquire IP for franchise development across comics and graphic novels, television, theatrical, games, merchandise, and other entertainment platforms, in addition to bringing world-renowned storytelling to life with our creative partners.

About Hasbro
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play and Entertainment Experiences. From toys, games, and consumer products to television, movies, digital gaming, live-action, music, and virtual reality experiences, Hasbro connects to global audiences by bringing to life great innovations, stories, and brands across established and inventive platforms.  Hasbro’s iconic brands include NERF, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE, POWER RANGERS, PEPPA PIG and PJ MASKS, as well as premier partner brands. Through its global entertainment studio, eOne, Hasbro is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for all children and all families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked among the 2020 100 Best Corporate Citizens by 3BL Media, has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past nine years, and one of America’s Most JUST Companies by Forbes and JUST Capital for the past four years. We routinely share important business and brand updates on our Investor Relations website, Newsroom and social channels (@Hasbro on Twitter and Instagram, and @HasbroOfficial on Facebook.)
 
© 2021 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

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