Saturday, May 3, 2014

Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld (1980s maxi-series)

Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld

American teenager Amy Winston discovers that she is a long lost princess from a magical land and that when she travels there, she becomes a grown woman. She must join her fellow royals, including Princess Emerald, Lady Turquoise, and Prince Garnet, to defeat Dark Opal and save Gemworld from his evil reign.

Appeal: Magical girl, fantasy, good female characters, all ages.

Art: The only available reprint is in black and white. The original art was colorful, calligraphic, and flowing. 

Text: Dramatic, fantastical

Other: The series was published first as a 12-issue maxiseries, then as an annual, an ongoing series, and again as a four-issue series. Amethyst appeared sporadically between 1986 and being rebooted in 2012. Amethyst was animated as a series of shorts in 2013.

Showcase Presents Amethyst, Princess Of Gemworld 1. New Yokrk : DC Comics, c2012. Print.

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