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My Little Pony: Generations #1
MLP Generations issue 1 cover A.jpg
Issue №: 1
Published: October 20, 2021
Writer: Casey Gilly
Artist: Michela Cacciatore
Colorist: Heather Breckel
Letterer: Neil Uyetake
Editor: Megan Brown
See also
Issue guide
My Little Pony: Generations #2

My Little Pony: Generations #1 is the first issue of IDW Publishing's crossover comic miniseries My Little Pony: Generations. In the issue, the evil witch Hydia, who attempted to destroy pony-kind a long time ago, tasks her granddaughters Grackle and Dyre with finishing the job. At the same time, Starlight Glimmer and the Mane Six struggle when the School of Friendship becomes overloaded with more students than they can handle.


The issue begins at the Volcano of Gloom, where human teenagers Grackle and Dyre have been left in charge for a month by their grandmother Hydia and mothers Reeka and Draggle. One of the tasks given to them is getting revenge on the ponies who banished their family to the volcano ever since Hydia tried to destroy Ponyland with the Smooze long ago. Grackle and Dyre eagerly accept this task.

Meanwhile, at the School of Friendship in Equestria, headmare Starlight Glimmer, vice principal Sunburst, and the Mane Six are struggling to handle the sudden and massive influx of new students, which is causing them to become severely overworked and exhausted. They decide that they must hire some new teachers to handle the extra workload and meet the students' needs or else the school will have to disallow new students from enrolling. Starlight asks Rainbow Dash to write some letters to other schools across Equestria.

Grackle and Dyre enlist the help of their pet, a rat-like creature named Trench, to use his interdimensional tunneling ability to scout out other universes in search of the ponies. Trench locates Equestria, learns of the School of Friendship, and reports his findings to Grackle and Dyre. When Grackle and Dyre send Trench into Equestria to gather more information, Trench sneaks into the school and overhears Starlight and her friends' conversation about seeking out new teachers to hire, and he intercepts Rainbow Dash's letters when she mails them out.

Upon learning of the Mane Six's situation, Grackle and Dyre gather ingredients to create artificial ponies out of Smooze with the intent of infiltrating the School of Friendship and destroying it from the inside. Some time later, Starlight Glimmer gets a letter from "Hayvard Unicorniversity" answering her request for new teachers, though Rainbow Dash does not recall sending a letter to such an institution. The next day, Starlight, Sunburst, and the Mane Six, and even Princess Twilight Sparkle organize a party to welcome the new teachers: three sinister-looking unicorns.


Dyre and Grackle: Get revenge on the ponies!
Dyre: Ever since Gran played one tiny prank on them years and years ago--
Grackle: Right? Those prancing pests act like it was the end of the world or something! And banished Gran and our moms to this volcano forever.
Dyre: It was just a little harmless Smooze.
Grackle: Right? Like, learn to take a joke!
Rainbow Dash: Move to the lunchroom in an orderly fashion! No pushing! I see you, Gallus! I have eyes in the back of my mane!
Starlight Glimmer: Ponies? We've got a problem! 138 problems, to be exact. That's how many students have joined in the last six months.
Fluttershy: I think 137 of them were on my field trip this morning.
Dyre: [reading] "At the School of Friendship, all creatures are welcome to attend and learn compassion, loyalty, teamwork, generosity, and--"
Grackle: [SNORT] Look at me, I'm a cool unicorn, I'll teach you about teamwork.
Dyre: This school sucks!
Rarity: What if we can't find any professors?
Starlight Glimmer: Then we'll have to close our doors to new students.
Rainbow Dash: What if we ask ponies in other towns if they'd like to come teach here?
Starlight Glimmer: Sounds great! Why don't you send letters to our friends today?
Rainbow Dash: You got it, boss.
Grackle: Boils?
Dyre: Boring.
Grackle: Locusts?
Dyre: Lame.
Grackle: Hoof rot?
Dyre: That's got some potential.
Dyre: [to Trench] They stepped on you? And you still managed to steal the letters they wrote? You poor, brave, battered baby!
Grackle: I knew it! You act soooo tough, but deep down, your heart is filled with lava-goblin love.
Dyre: Unless you want to find your bed crawling with magma-maggots, you'll never speak of this again.
Starlight Glimmer: I just received a letter from Hayvard Unicorniversity--
Applejack: And?
Starlight Glimmer: Three new professors will be here tomorrow!
Rainbow Dash: Hayvard Unicorniversity? But I didn't...
Starlight Glimmer: What's that, Dash?
Rainbow Dash: I, uh, I didn't expect them to write back so fast!
Starlight Glimmer: Y--You must be the new professors?
Black Belle: Well, we certainly aren't cheerleaders.