Ponies Solve the Silver Blaze Mystery
One of my favorite recent discoveries (recommended to me by the story’s author, Thom Zahler) is My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #83. Because it features the ponies redoing the classic Sherlock Holmes horse story “The Adventure of Silver Blaze”, with art by Kate Sherron.
Since our heroes are horses for kids, obviously, there are a lot of changes. Twilight Sparkle and her dragon friend Spike are heading north to the Highlands for the tortoise races. Only the champion turtle, Silver Blaze, is missing!
Twilight Sparkle investigates, gaining a familiar hat, coat, and quote along the way.
The references will tickle fans, as familiar names are converted to the pony world. The races were created by Autuer Cone for his friend Baker Streak. Some of the racing turtles are Scarlet Study, Copper Beech, Conan Boil, and Blue Carbunkle. This one’s my favorite: Inspector Leigh Stride.
There were three covers to this issue. The first, shown above, was done by issue artist Kate Sherron. Here are the other two.