Written By: Paul Allor
Artist: Toni Kuusisto
Colorist: Heather Breckel
Lettering By: Neil Uyetake
Cover: Toni Kuusisto
Published By: IDW Publishing
Pinkie Pie is famous for throwing the most amazing parties! After receiving a thank you letter from one of her clients, Pinkie is determined to create a never-ending party that would make every pony happy, forever! A few days later over on Sweet Apple Acres, a Golden Apple appears on a branch. A fruit that is so full of magic that whoever eats it, is granted all the wishes they want, as long as they are pure of heart. This apple would be useless in the hands of any villain, but Pinkie’s good intentions could spell trouble for the inhabitants of Ponyville.
I love the artstyle used in this issue, as it’s a perfect blend between the character designs used in the show and those used in the film. Pinkie’s artwork, showcasing her grand party plan is captivating. It has a completely different style and feel about it, compared to the rest of the background in the comic. AppleJack’s flashback sequence was interesting, as it used a filter that you would expect to be found in an old Western film. This was certainly a colorful issue and one that had so many little details included.
Issue #69 can be found in 3 variant covers, with Cover A from Toni Kuusisto showcasing Pinkie Pie climbing up a tower of balloons. Clearly the only one having fun at her own part, as Rainbow Dash is fighting a losing battle against a cluster of balloons. Cover B is from Sara Richard and she brings back her iconic pastel artstyle. Pinkie is centre stage looking very much like Britney Spears did from her iconic ‘Oops I Did It Again’ music video. The party is in full swing behind her, as her backing dancers join in. Lastly we have Cover RI from Sophie Scruggs, with The Great & Powerful Trixie with her assistant Starlight Glimmer on stage for ‘One night Only’.
Overall an enjoyable issue for a standalone, although the plot seems vaguely familiar to when Pinkie took over ruling the Chaos Realm back in Issue #57. I’ll give it a solid 7 out of 10.