In response to fan feedback about a "more immersive" pony comic experience, IDW today announced an issue of their newest comic that has a unique feature: the ability to kick any fan who picks it up directly in their genital region.
"We're really excited about all the chances that this new technology gives us," said Ted Anderson, writer for the issue. "It really helps to push the kind of feelings that I want from my readers when the medium does part of my work for me. The issue, which Anderson will only say "will certainly make romantically-inclined people happy," will be drawn by famous illustrator Tony Fleecs.
"Working with Ted really allows my characters to shine. I mean, I wouldn't be able to not draw legs and keep drawing the same dull expression over and over again without some sort of ham-fisted and morally questionable story to accompany me." Fleecs then turned away our reporters and promptly returned to coloring a mouth completely disconnected from a body.
This new technological breakthrough comes hot on the heels of last month's "Pony Talker" issue, wherein a two page spread was devoted to a parody of critics who gave poor reviews to the previous issue was accompanied by an audio track.
Like that issue, the announcement of "The Kicker" has caused massive support from the brony community.
"I mean, I don't have the time to read some Tumblr blog from an artist or writer, or heck, even an editor that doesn't respect my opinions on an official forum. It's just much better to come home at the end of a long day, crack open a pony comic, and receive several swift kicks to my genitals. It's more therapeutic."
Editor Bobby Curnow was excited about the issue:
"You guys had better buy and like this issue. My dad has cancer, come on. You're going to say anything bad about it to me?"