The world of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic raises a lot of questions about animals. I mean, they're talking horses, but they also have a complicated economy and businesses, all built on the very shaky premise that a bunch of talking horses are going to build an entire financial system around selling cakes, and it only gets more complicated when you throw in the fact that there are other animals involved. Take Applejack for instance. She owns a farm, and while she obviously primarily raises apples, she's also got a herd of cattle -- cattle who also talk, and seem to have hopes and aspirations of their own.

What I'm getting at here is that the relationship of the ponies to other animals is pretty complicated, and it's only set to get more so in next week's My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #24, when Fluttershy and the Cutie Mark Crusaders are dragged through time by a semi-reformed chimera to see some dangerous animals from Equestria's past. One assumes that the adventure will happen without mishap and will probably explain a lot about the differences between ponies and other animals, but just in case, you might want to check out the preview below.








My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #24

Jeremy Whitley (w) • Brenda Hickey (a) • Hickey, Amy Mebberson (c)

Discord knows Fluttershy loves animals, so decides to take her and the Cutie Mark Crusaders on a trip through time so they can see some of the amazing animals of Equestria’s past! Unfortunately, some of them aren’t so friendly. And Discord CAN remember how to get back home... right?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99