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Why do the comics get a bad rep?

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I don't read the comics. Why do people say they suck? What are the worst comics?

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Because egos of people like Katie Cook, Jeremy Whitely, etc., got really big and they when they started making worse stories they'd make fun of people for disliking them, with the biggest offenders being things like Reflections, The Bull Arc and the Deers. Also they made it really obvious who they liked and who they didn't like(though something I'll give the comic's staff is that, unlike the show, they were at least honest about it). Also their worst comics tend to be the ones that try too hard with world building, and messing with character backstories(though funny enough, Legends of Magic was really well liked). And then there was the DragonDicks fiasco where Ted Anderson wanted to promote a brony/man-hating feminist

As for their worst comics, aside from those 3 I mentioned, The Rainbow Dash Micro-Series comic, which wasn't even handled in house and was instead outsourced to some asshole in Australia who didn't know anything about the show and did it for the money, and it really shows. The Fluttershy Micro was also really unpopular with people believing it was a shot at critics(though I actually disagree). Other bad comic arcs include Ponyville Days, Seige of the Crystal Empire(yes, with that misspelling, that typo will live in infamy), Ponies of Dark Water, which squanders its evil Mane 6 potential, The Ponyville Election, which was an unsubtle commentary of the 2016 election, Chaos Theory which, again, snubs everyone to prop up Starlight, Cosmos, which whitewashes Discord and changes his backstory to being his ex girlfriend's bitch. Outside of the main series though the most infamous was the Equestria Girls Holiday Special which is pretty much Sunset torture porn, and out of character mane 6 stabbing her in the back, and the CMC come off as complete monsters trying to ruin Sunset's life, and the ending is completely insulting with everyone just brushing it off.

Imo, the comics at the beginning, at it's worst feels like the show in the end of its run, as pretty much any issue I have with seasons 6, 8, and 9 can be found in the comics. And honestly, I actually think the comics have come around recently, while the stories aren't as strong as they were when they were really good, I tend to enjoy them at lot more for the last few years when they at least stick the landing(Most of the time, apart from blunders like Cosmos, they've been fairly inoffensive)

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57 minutes ago, Megas said:

Seige of the Crystal Empire(yes, with that misspelling, that typo will live in infamy),

Still a better and more-accurate Sombra than in S9, though.

Edited by Anti-Villain

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Comics can expended the universes more than we can chew. Sometime it's for the better or worst. I preferably read comics that are not horrible in both writing and art. And also when I already familiar with the author(s) from their past good work. 

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I love the comics, I've read every single one, and own most of them. 

I don't think most people think they're bad, but I feel most don't care to read them because they expand so much and of course people want to have their own head canons, so they choose to ignore them and automatically think they're shit because they don't side with their head canons.

Another big reason is that just like in the show there is a lack of continuity sometimes, the comics does it more so, and because the show doesn't follow the comics it always makes things in the comics non-canon. So yea that would deter people. 

However, that being said, when the comics get bad they get really bad. There are some arcs that are really terrible. Just as bad as the worst episode of mlp you could think of, but a whole arc of it. So yea. 

There are many stories that are incredible tho. Stories that when I look at certain things done in the show I'm just like "awwww the comics handled that better" or sometimes I'm reading the comics and I'm just like "this would've made a great episode." So yea. 

Sometimes the comics do add things to the lore, as in they change things about already established lore and it makes it weird. Hypothetical, "celestia's hair moves because she drank a potion" (not something that is true just an example of something similar). I think that's something they should avoid doing because it makes the show less mystical. 

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6 hours ago, VG_Addict said:

I don't read the comics. Why do people say they suck? What are the worst comics?

For one thing, ,the tone and style of them is pretty different from the show - ironically more targeted at fans than litte girls. Or so I've heard - I've never read them myself. Which is probably another factor - the comics aren't available for free on the Internet, and that's the only way a lot of people get their pony. So many just ignore them, only to get annoyed when fans who have read them cite them in discussions.

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The worst comics tend to be the ones that come as story arcs spread across three or four issues. Most of these ones have problems which include but not limited to pacing, inconsistencies, removing some characters in order to prop up others, retconning events, etc. From where I stand, I happen to like the comics that others have despised yet I don't let it bother me as I'm surprising easy to please. Of course, I'm not ignorant here. I can tell that problems are there but such things don't prevent me from enjoying the comics less unless it's something that really bothers me. It also doesn't help that the fans prefer what the show did in comparison.

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