The Cutie Mark Crusaders visit Canterlot. When their appointed guardian is summoned away, it’s up to Princess Luna to watch over the precocious fillies. Luna can’t be that bad with kids, right?
Sometimes a comic doesn’t have to be a roller coaster thrill ride for it to entertaining to the reader. Sometimes it just has to be enjoyable enough to keep your audience happy with the purchase they have made. This issue manages to meet this objective. Being entertaining with the material it presents.
As always, this comic features two characters from the series being paired up for a one shot adventure. The pairing for this issue is Princess Luna and the Cutie Mark Crusaders. When Celestia has business elsewhere it’s up to Luna to take over control of a slumber party so it doesn’t get off track. Unfortunately, Luna doesn’t exactly know what the kids are into these days so she has to rely on the trio of Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle, and Scootaloo to help her keep the party on track. Simple premise but luckily the issue is filled with comedy to keep the reader entertained. Before turning the first page, writer Jeremy Whitley has dropped a joke which will have many laughing hysterically.
The art by Jay Fosgitt adds to the humor of the issue. The characters are drawn with large eyes and over the top reactionary aspects which help to sell the humor by drawings alone. Just like in previous issues of My Little Pony, Fosgitt’s art is perfect for delivering a more slapstick atmosphere when the story tries to focus more on comedy.
The only real problem is the sudden appearance of a monster which really shows up out of nowhere with little introduction and is fixed with just as little difficulty. It appears just to tie up the story’s problem in two pages. A little more lead up would have been nice but still it doesn’t detract from the overall entertainment of the issue.
This is what the series should be about. A simple story which came from the result of a group being paired together which doesn’t get as many adventures as they would in the show or the main comic. Fans will enjoy reading this book for the humor and will resonate with fans of Princess Luna or the Cutie Mark Crusaders.