A variant cover suggests this is the case.
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Marvel released a new batch of variant covers today, throwing everything from "Unimpressed Deadpool" to five interlocking covers for Thunderbolts out on display. There was one cover in particular that caught our eye and got us to thinking.
The new cover for Thor #2 showcases Thor riding a winged pony. What other popular franchise also has winged ponies? My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Could a crossover be brewing between the Thor and a group of adolescent multi-colored ponies? Let's take a look at the facts.
1) Thor loves ponies.
He loves the crap out of them. Many of Thor's original myths featured Sleipnir, which roughly translates to "Thunderbolt Cracklepants" in English. In the Marvel universe, he hangs out with a pony named Bill, whom he considers to be one of his closest allies.
2) Marvel loves crossovers.
Marvel loves crossovers like it loves its mom. Avengers vs. X-Men and Avengers/Transformers are just two of the many crossovers the company has concocted over the years. The latter crossover even featured a property owned by Hasbro, which also owns the rights to My Little Pony.
3) Both share a similar fanbase.
A crossover between the two franchises would tap into the same fanbase. Many comic fans are also Bronies, AKA fans of the show. In fact, staff members Linwood Knight, Zechs, and Dr. Improbable are all Bronies to some degree. Zechs has even stated on the record that he'd buy 50 copies of a Thor/MLP crossover.
4) It wouldn't be the weirdest thing that Marvel's crossed over with.
Marvel has teamed up with NPR, the NFL, Tim Tebow, multiple lines of cosmetic brands, Disney, Fox, Sony, Joss Whedon, bedsheet manufacturers, credit card companies, the New York Penal System, DC Comics, Dubai and more in order to sell more merchandise. It's known for doing this stuff.
5) Equestria is probably one of the Nine Worlds.
The Nine Worlds all have weird sounding names populated by magical creatures. Is it really too much of a stretch to replace Vanaheimr with a world populated by magical ponies that shoot magic out of their horns and stuff?
Let's face it, this crossover makes sense. Who doesn't want to see Thor shack up with Princess Equestria (a horse) or battle against Spike the Baby Dragon (a foe worthy of Thor's childbeating attentions)? Thor would fit in nicely with his horsey brethren and Hasbro and Marvel would both rake in the cash.
Despite our best attempts at emailing everyone we know at Marvel, we've received no reply. In fact, the only thing that's shown up on our official media email is "Check Your Connection, Internet Lost". We've checked our connection and can definitively state that not only is a MLP/Thor crossover going to happen, it will spawn a half-dozen new comics, including the Eisner Award winning Wolverine and the Little Ponies, written by Jason Aaron with art by Mike Allred, in which Wolverine teaches the Mane Six about the magic of friendship while systematically betraying all of his allies.
While this rumor is totally based off of one stray picture, that hasn't stopped us before. Only time will tell if this idle speculation turns into something more or not.
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