And so the month-long mini series, Fiendship is Magic, begins!! All the villains ae examined in detail, giving us backstories, character development, and the merciless slaughter of oh so many fanfic headcanons! And starting off this month of malice is King Sombra's issue, detailing his origins, and how he went from being a young orphaned unicorn in the Crystal Empire, to the self-professed King of the Monsters (Though Godzilla may have a thing or two to say about that title) I'm not gonna go into spoilers, but I will say this is a fantastic start to the side series (A rare thing indeed, a first issue of an MLP side series comic that doesn't suck!). It's dark, it's tragic, and it answers a few interesting questions about Sombra. Where did he come from? Why did he enslave the Crystal Empire? What was he having the crystal ponies do? What happened to the previous ruler of the Empire? Why was the Crystal Heart created? Why did Sombra vanish away the Empire? And it also raises some new questions. Namely, why do these comic writers seem so intent on giving King Sombra's turn to evil a romantic backstory? Anyways, great issue, very dark, very tragic, and hopfully setting the mood for the rest of the series. Next week we get to see the origins of possibly the franchise's most capable villain, Tirek. And in the mean time, the Fiendship is Magic discussion thread is open!!!