REVIEW: My Little Pony: Friends Forever #27: Heartwarming-ish

It’s cider season and things are busy at Sweet Apple Acres! Unfortunately, Granny has broken her hip and Pinkie Pie is called in to look after the cantankerous elder! Will Pinkie’s optimism triumph over Granny’s stubbornness?

This entire premise of the series is to pair up two different characters and watch them have fun and emotional adventures connecting in ways they may not have in the show or the main comic series. Surprisingly this wasn’t nearly as cute and charming as you’d think it would be. The cartoon has shown Pinkie is a distant relative of the Apple Family so when she gets paired up with Granny Smith, you’d think it would result in a story of bonding or one where Pinkie finds out how different Granny Smith is from her own grandmother. Instead, the story shows Granny getting hurt and Pinkie has to help her do all her errands. Despite how crotchety Granny acts, Pinkie doesn’t get discouraged and keeps her usual level of cheerfulness. It’s an okay story but if the team wanted to they could have told a much more deeper one, especially since writer Christina Rice has shown she can write more emotional stories in the main series. If she wanted to she could have gone all out and wrote a story which would have made everyone who read it contact their grandparents in tears apologizing for not calling more.
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Humor seems to be lacking a bit in this issue. It seems devoid of the usual bits of pop culture references the comics have become known for. There was the perfect setup for a Driving Miss Daisy Joke as Pinkie is wearing chauffer hat but they never do a “I’m trying to drive you Grandma” joke. A bit of missed opportunity.

The art is pretty good as well. The story relies mostly on close up shots so there is not a lot of opportunity for splash pages or detailed backgrounds. Still, the characters look on point and there is a lot of good color work in the pages thanks to Lauren Perry


Overall My Little Pony: Friends Forever #27 is a satisfactory read. Still if the story had tried to be a bit deeper with the emotions it could have been a must read for fans of Pinkie Pie.

Anthony Wendel
Anthony Wendel
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peeks, Giant Monsters, and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves animation of all shapes and sizes. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His books, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack and Santa Claus Conquers Manos: The Hands of Fate are available on Amazon.