Sunday, July 22, 2018

My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries #3 Review

Get Off My Lawn You Blasted Ponies!

Writer: Christina Rice
Artist: Agnes Garbowska
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Release Date: July 18, 2018
Cover Price: $3.99
Review by: Pauly P
The Ponyville retirement is on fire! When the Ponyville fire department can’t manage to solve the mystery of the arsonist- the Ponies, armed with peanut butter, vanilla wafers, and prickly pear must question cranky retirement ponies as they track down what actually happened. And what does a jar peanut butter have to do with it? Read on and let’s have a look. 
The Filly guides (Girl Scouts) are having a campout and making the time-honored campfire treat: prickly pear, chocolate, and vanilla wafers. I call it a waste of vanilla wafers, but the ponies call it a “Sum’Yum”. Potato, erm, potahto. 

They are interrupted by the shrieking of granny pony about a fire! She’s not senile- the ponies head to the home and the fire chief says it looks like arson. He then presumably clocks off and goes home, because we cut to grouchy old ponies complaining and dobbing in rich land developer pony and even grouchier old sand trap pony. Neither of those leads pans out, but old Mrs. Stitch used to be a filly guide! Oh, how she misses the filly guide life. 

The Sleuths then decide the only way to get to the bottom of the bars on isn’t to let the fire department handle it. What do they know anyway? It’s to commit a felony by breaking and entering and disturbing a crime scene to perform their own investigation. 

Inexplicably (but conveniently) buttercup decides to lick the burned goo, which tastes like... peanut butter. And prickly pear? They bolt the next morning we learn that the original (read OLDj filly guides used to make sum’yums out of... peanut butter!

They revisit Mrs. Stitch who confesses it was her. All she wanted was a campfire roasted sum’yum with peanut butter so she made a campfire in then home and made her sum’yums. It then got out of hand and almost burned the place down! Remember, she’s totally NOT senile either. 

All is well that ends well in Ponyville, not only does everyone laugh it all when she promises not to do it again, but the filly guides take her out to make old-fashioned sum’yums with peanut butter in the woods. 

Bits and pieces:

An odd issue to treat arson so lightly, but still, it is Ponyville! Senile, paranoid old ponies grumble and now I want a sum’yum. Just leave off the prickly pear. 


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