The new Amethyst miniseries, the first solo one since the 80s, follows teenager Amy Winston—a.k.a. Princess Amethyst—as she returns to her magical kingdom to celebrate her 16th birthday in style. The only problem? Her kingdom is missing, her subjects have vanished, and none in the realm of Gemworld—even her best friend, Lady Turquoise—remain loyal to her house!
Amy Reeder takes on writing, art and colour duties (with Gabriela Downie in lettering) in a brilliant new reinvention of this character, which subverts most of the magical girl narratives. The idealized fantasy transformation of a child into an adult in a fantasy world turns into an adolescent who doesn't magically grow and also doesn't live an stereotypical adventure of the right versus the wrong. The moving and compelling art easily makes this first chapter shine like a precious gem.
Amethyst #1: Not All is Crystal Clear
Writing - 9.5/109.5/10
Storyline - 9/109/10
Art - 10/1010/10
Color - 10/1010/10
Cover Art - 9/109/10
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