Crack open your history books and mark it down, everybody: 2013 is the year that the superhero genre finally gave up its stranglehold on the medium of comic books and was replaced by its new successor: Pony Comics. This week, we have seen the first step in the equestrian takeover as IDW has announced the creative team for My Little Pony: Friends Forever, a second ongoing series set to launch in January starring everyone's favorite friendship-based horses, starting with a story about Pinkie Pie and Applejack from the creative team of Alex de Campi and Carla Speed McNeil.
Fundraising: Jillian Kirby, the 16-year-old granddaughter of Jack Kirby, announces Kirby4Heroes, a fundraising effort for the Hero Initiative, in honor of The King of Comics' August 28 birthday at Hero Complex.
TV: NBC is developing a live action adaptation of Adam Beechen and Manny Bello's
Crowdfunding: Top Cow's Cyber Force Kickstarter is now live, giving backers a chance to help "produce and give away the first full five issue story arc of the brand-new Cyber Force full color ongoing series."
Gaming: Deadpool comic writ
Fresh Ink! Online: Blair Butler and Murs review last week's comics, which include Catwoman, Batman, Daredevil, Green Lantern Corps., Northlanders, A Game of Thrones, Near Death, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ultimate Comics: X-Men.
Writing: Pastor Skye Jethani blogs at length about The Man of Steel ditching Superman's underp
Art: Flavorwire collects celebrity paper dolls, including Voltron Lady Gaga.
Locomotion: A Doraemon train in Japan run by Odakyu Electric Railway unintentionally broke the law by effectively advertising for the anime character and will remove the decorations in October.
Upcoming: IDW has announced, The Death of Optimus
Art: Becky Cloonan's Rock Sound magazine art depicting My Chemical Romance's Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys album identities is dope and hopefully a taste of the upcoming Killjoys comic.
Movies: Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige drops a lot of hints at the future of Avengers franchise films.
Animation: Bruce Timm