So, ordinarily when we get a single comic, we'd toss it up with something random or maybe thematically tied to it if both artists are lucky. I'd tell you what's going on, you'd laugh a little bit and move on. But this came to us with a big, fat "Part 1" sticker on the cover (see it up there?). So I'm just going to leave this here and wait for it to grow into a gigantic multiparter.
Do you hear that, KrekkA01? I'm counting on you! Deliver me more filly Lyra and Bon Bon in beautiful cinematic tones, or so help me you'll never see another golden banana sticker for as long as you live. And yes, I can be that cruel.
Gift: Part 1
Description: We all know of the legendary exploits of Dr. Whooves, but what about the other ponies who happened to gain an hourglass cutie mark? This is The Hourglass Society, a government organization charged with guarding time itself. We join one young pegasus named Brown Sand, as he is recruited into the Society and quickly finds out the Risks, Rewards, and Responsibilities that naturally come with your special talent being the flow of time.
The Hourglass Society: Prologue
The Hourglass Society: Chapter I
The Hourglass Society: Epilogue
Additional Tags: Time, Was, Always, Decided
[Dark][Adventure] "Hyperviolent and dark as hell... but It has that noir vibe to it in spades... Ready for primetime" - Pre-reader #3
Description: While investigating a string of violent crimes in Canterlot, detective Gro'gar—a pony of sordid past and uncertain future—stumbles upon a conspiracy that reveals one of the nation's oldest evils is raising once again. Together with a young Shining Armor and a former cultist filly much like himself, he'll have to uncover the terrible truth before the shadowy cabal makes its next deadly move in their bid for control. What he uncovers—and the battles he subsequently wages—will test his resolve, integrity, and very nature.The Fifth
After all, monsters are not born. Monsters are made. Not even Gro'gar is safe from this fate
Additional Tags: Noire, "Quite Dark", Alternate Universe, return of the old ones, detective, pulp, monster, Grogar, Tambelon
Author: The Mechanic
Description: Celestia, Luna, and Twilight are visited by a mare who knows a lot more about history than she should... and sometimes the best of outcomes can come from the very worst of beginnings.Laughter is the Music of the Soul
Additional Tags: History, Loss, Hope, Old and New
Season two is right around the corner, and a whole bunch of marathons are going on to celebrate the final hours.
After the break, I'm making a list of places to hang out for the next 12 hours, so go be social!
Midnight_Run (Starts at 9:00 PM EST)
Filly Synchtube Channels 1/2/3/
Scratch's Cure for the Itch (Music Mare-a-thon)
Season Two Episode One Livestreams
Filly Synchtube Channels 1/2/3/
Equestria Online HUGE announcement and Demonstration stream (9:00 PM EST)
Marshmallow on Celestia Radio (8:00 PM EST)
Equestria Rave Radio (Saturday 12:00 AM EST)
PMV time! I'm surprised it took so long for #2 to pop up.
Also some Book of Ponies #3 for those following that series.
2.) What a Wonderful World (PMV)
3.) Book of Ponies - Hello!
Description: A mysterious viral outbreak grips Equestria, threatening the very life of the country. In an effort to stop the infection, Princess Celestia orders all individual settlements within Equestria to be quarantined. Can Twilight Sparkle, along with the other Elements of Harmony, figure out the cause of this horrific virus and put a stop to it? More importantly - can they survive?
Cantering Death (New Chapter 11!)
Additional Tags: Zombies, Grimdark, Infection, Virus, Survival
Description: Rainbow Dash has left Ponyville to follow her dream of starting a flying team. However, when Fluttershy has an accident and needs help, Rainbow Dash's loyalty to her friends and to her team is tested.
Additional Tags: Gradual, Dramatic, Contemplative, Emotional, Illness
Nothing spoilery in there, I don't think.
The mane six are clearly going to be learning how to trim shrubberies to best create a labyrinth. Or something. If this were Minecraft I'd be very tempted to take a flint and tinder to this whole thing. 1.8 is out, by the way. Go play it, it's awesome.
Source / Click for Full
And below we have some Elements of Harmony. Crazy ponies are terrible at responsibility.
Source: Rush / Click for Full
[Normal][Crossover] Semi Street-fighter crossover time!
Author: Captain Gamer
Description: A fighting tournament comes to Ponyville! Can our favorite ponies go for broke, or will they have to go home and be family mares?All Links After the Break!