I'm not going to lie to you, folks: Things are looking pretty grim for everyone's favorite ponies. I mean, sure, they're having a good time on the cover for their next issue, celebrating the milestone 50th issue with a big party, complete with cake, presents, candy apples, and even some festive hats. Inside, however, things aren't quite so festive.

Instead, the cast of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is dealing with a much less pleasant situation. In the final chapter of Ted Anderson and Andy Price's "Accord," Canterlot's government has collapsed and Princess Celestia, pharonic god-queen of all horses, has been driven into exile, all due to the sinister machinations of Accord, a monster who wants to tear down freedom and restore a twisted "order" to Equestria. So, you know, fun times for the kids! Check out a preview below!

 

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If you're a little bit lost by all of the references to alternate universes, don't fret. Just take it as given that over the past four years, the Ponies have dealt with some pretty traditional comic book ideas, and now they're all coming back to bite them. What's more disturbing is all the different ways that these horses are using human chairs.

Here's the official solicitation:

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #50

Ted Anderson (w) • Andy Price (a & c)

"Chaos Theory" Part 3 (of 3). Discord's new form threatens to take over all of Equestria! When the Elements of Harmony prove ineffective, the final gambit rests in Starlight Glimmer's hoofs!
FC • 40 pages • $5.99

Bullet points:
· The landmark 50th issue of My Little Pony!

· Part of IDW’s Artist’s Edition Cover Month!

· Variant cover by Sara Richard!