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Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life For ‘My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic’ #13 [Preview]

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #13, IDW

As you can probably tell from the title, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is pretty heavily based around, well, friendship. Being nice to each other, supporting their fellow ponies through the tough times, sharing common interests and overall kindness. So, you know, what better way to express those ideas of friendship and togetherness than by ditching Ponyville and heading out to the high seas for a life of lawless pillaging under as pirates!

That's the premise of Heather Nuhfer and Brenda Hickey's story in MLP:FiM #13, where everyone's favorite Equestrians join up with Hoofbeard the Pirate for an all-new buccaneer adventure. We only have the first few pages, but from what I've seen so far, I'm fully expecting it to mirror the plot of Assassins Creed IV, right down to someone air-assassinating an ocelot. Check it out below!

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Link Ink: Memorial Day, Glenn Danzig’s Wolverine and Mark Waid on File Sharing

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Holidays: It's Memorial Day in the United States today. We hope you had a great weekend (and a good day off today, if you're observing the holiday).

Opinion: Mark Waid discusses the positive effects that file sharing have had on his new Thrillbent digital effort, and what it might mean for other creat

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Pirated Marvel Comics Scans Traced To Cyber Security Hole

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That every new Marvel and DC Comics release can be found for free on various comic book piracy websites on the same day they're released in stores has been a constant source of anger and bewilderment in the industry. The truth that

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Why Piracy is Not Responsible for ‘Ruining’ Comics [Op-Ed]

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Comics writer Joshua Hale Fialkov (I, Vampire, Elk's Run) wrote an anti-piracy piece the other day that talks about how it's time for consumers to stop being selfish and start actively campaigning against piracy in support of comics creators and the industry. It's interesting, and a pretty good example of the plight of the

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Link Ink: Spider-Man Musical Continues to Confound, Convention Kids Go Wild and One Piece on a Train

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Musicals: Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark actress T.V. Carpio, who plays Arachne in the show has denied rumors that writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has been brougt on for a rewrite. Anybody else hope she's wrong?

People: Original art collector William M. Crouch Jr., known as Bill to his friends, died this week at the age of 66.

Digital: Man

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Neil Gaiman On Internet Piracy: “It’s People Lending Books”

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Anyone who read our piece on Underground sales skyrocketing after the comic was bootlegged on 4chan will not be surprised by Neil Gaiman's revelation in this interview with Open Rights Group. Everyone else, hang on to your seats, because he thinks piracy may help increase sales.

Gaiman explains it this way:

"You're not losing sales by getting stuff out there. When I do a big t

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Link Ink: Scratch N’ Sniff ‘Chew,’ Nick Fury’s Cinematic Sidekick and ‘Scary Godmother’ Gets Collected

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Upcoming: As a reader it takes a lot to get me excited about a variant cover. Chew's scratch n' sniff gimmick for an SDCC issue seems like the sort of thing worth standing in a line for... if it indeed smells like Buffalo wings.

Awards: The 20

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‘Theft: A History of Music’ Could be a Lesson for Digital Comics About Controlling Content

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"Theft: A History of Music" is a forthcoming graphic novel that takes aim at the popular music industry's collusion with the governments of the world to control the way "consume" the music we hear. Created by James Boyle & Jennifer Jenkins and Keith Aoki, "Theft" examin

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Scanlation Site ‘One Manga’ to Shut Down at the End of the Month

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One Manga, arguably the leading online locations for fan-scanned and translated manga is shutting its uh...digital doors? forever at the end of this month. The site, which hosts an abundance of titles licensed by American publishers ("Naruto," One Piece," "Bleach"), is viewed as a kind poster child for comic book piracy by many, although champions of scanlating have long considered it an easy-to-use front for content currently not sold in America

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Apple Reacts to Comic Book Fraud on iTunes With New Security Measures

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Whatever million dollar iTunes scam you were waiting to hatch is going to have to wait. Thanks to an alleged comic app scam by mycompany's Thuat Nguyen, Apple's cranking security up to "11" (or maybe more like "1") - iTunes users will have to enter their credit card security code more frequently when making purchases.

As reported by the Wall Street Journal, consumers blew the whistle on Nguyen's 40+ sales-dominating comic apps (m

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