My Little Pony comic #13, “Dream Castle Spring Clean”, 1985
Summary: A nefarious red cloud is roiling towards Ponyland. If it finds a single red object, it will take over the kingdom!
- Posey Plush & Doll
- Parasol Plush & Doll
- Blossom Plush & Doll
- Moondancer Plush & Doll
- Bowtie Plush & Doll
- Starshine Plush & Doll
- Cotton Candy Plush & Doll
- Surprise Adult & Baby Plushes & Baby Surprise Doll
- Firefly Plush & Doll
- Cherries Jubilee Plush & Doll
The Magic Comb
Source: My Little Pony and Friends comic #2 (G1)
Comments: G1 pony comics, ladies and gentlemen.
I particularly like this story because of the clever twist (the comb exchange) and because the ending is so ironic. The ponies don’t even know that Ebony is their enemy, they don’t even know that she’s running off to a horrible fate. And because of that, she will never ever escape. Because the Witch Princess laughing her butt off is clearly not going to stage a rescue.
Speaking of which, THE WITCH PRINCESS. Throwing a garden party. Glorious, glorious G1.
Dream Castle Spring Clean
Source: My Little Pony comic #13 (G1)
Comments: I know I always keep my shoes in vases.
The Witch’s Garden
Source: My Little Pony comic #44 (G1)
Comments: Hard to say what I love more, the witch’s garden being literally next door—with a sign that says “WITCH’S GARDEN”—or Spike’s expression when he sees Witch Wanda.
Moonstone’s Midnight Adventure, Part 3
Source: G1 Annual, 1985
See Also: Click here for other parts of the story
Comments: One of my favorite pictures of Majesty.
The Amazing Apples
Source: My Little Pony #2 (G1 comic)
Comments: Oh Majesty. You love these little schemes, don’t you?
Sorry the text is a bit off-kilter, this was photographed rather than scanned.
My Little Pony club (UK), 1986
Comments: There was also a club in the US, but I don’t know if the same items were offered. I have a feeling they weren’t.
Love the artwork here.
Issue: My Little Pony #5, “Merry Music”
Story Title: The Silver Challenge Cup
Summary: The jumping competition is about to begin, and Lemon Drop is expected to win—as usual.
Comments: In honor of the 2012 Summer Olympics, a jumping show starring My Easily Distracted Ponies. (Really, Bow-Tie? That couldn’t have waited?)
Firefly is the G1 pony most often compared to G4 Rainbow Dash—and justly so, since Rainbow Dash was indeed based directly off of Firefly. But in my opinion the correct equation is “Lemon Drop + Firefly = Rainbow Dash”. Because, sure, Firefly is fast, daring, and does aerial tricks, but Lemon Drop is the athlete who is always practicing, practicing, practicing, gets snappish if someone disturbs her jumps, and accrues blue ribbons and trophies like there’s no tomorrow.
To give an idea of how insanely competitive Lemon Drop is, at one point she agrees to a jumping contest with some spring-sprites … and refuses to back down even after realizing their jumps are like nine feet high and made of barbed wire.
My Little Pony comic #26, “Happy Harvest!”
Summary: Cotton Candy unwittingly gave Applejack a magic apple as a birthday present … but now Applejack will sleep for a hundred years unless the ponies can get into the Garden of Herbs to cure her!
Comments: Poor Cotton Candy, I feel sorry for her as her friends knock her away from the secret passage. Anyway, this is how she becomes the Ponyland nurse, although “herbalist” seems like a more apt name. I’m interested to see the phrase “earth ponies” appear in this comic, I thought that was mostly a show thing.