Ponies Solve the Silver Blaze Mystery

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #83

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!

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #83 cover by Kate Sherron

Twilight Sparkle investigates, gaining a familiar hat, coat, and quote along the way.

My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic Holmes pony

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.

Inspector Leigh Stride from My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #83

There were three covers to this issue. The first, shown above, was done by issue artist Kate Sherron. Here are the other two.

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #83 cover by Sara Richard

Cover by Sara Richard

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #83 cover by JustaSuta

Cover by JustaSuta

You can buy this issue digitally, or it is reprinted in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic volume 18. You can read the first few pages at the publisher’s website.



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