My Little Pony comic #26, “Happy Harvest!”

Story Title: A Worrying Time, Part 3. (See also Part 1 and Part 2 of this story.)

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.

My Little Pony comic #25, “Seaside Concert”

Story Title: A Worrying Time, Part 2

See Also: Part 1 and Part 3

Summary: Applejack is comatose, and will sleep for a hundred years unless the ponies can get into the magical herb garden for the ingredients to cure her! But it’s not as simple as it seems …

Comments: Firefly looks as though she’s about to eat the little green man.

My Little Pony comic #24, “The Dancing Dragon”

Story Title: A Worrying Time, Part 1

See Also: Part 2 and Part 3

Summary: Cotton Candy accidentally eats Applejack’s birthday hat. Then Applejack bites into a magic apple and falls down to lie “still, ever so still.” Then a witch turns up to inform Cotton Candy that Applejack will now sleep for a hundred years. I love G1 comics.