The somewhat more action-oriented My Little Pony: Guardians of Harmory line launches this fall, and it’s getting a matching comic book series from IDW later this year. We’ve got the first chapter of the first issue, in which Rainbow Dash meets up with some old illusionary enemies.

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The Guardians of Harmony line, revealed at Toy Fair earlier this year, gives the traditionally doll-ish toy line a little more action, with fully-articulated figures that come with weapons and accessories. Villains like the Shadowbolts, the evil antithesis of Rainbow Dash heroes the Wonderbolts, are a perfect example of the sort of bad guys the show’s characters will be facing off against.

Art by Andy Price, who drew the Squirrel Girl I have hanging in my office.

The digital version of the first My Little Pony: Guardians of Harmony comic book will go on sale December 1, with the full print version coming out in February of 2017. You can read the entire first chapter below.