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• In this new series featuring the long-awaited return of AMETHYST, Amy Winston leads a strange life on the road with her mother. She’s about to learn why it’s all been necessary when she discovers she’s the lost princess of Gemworld — and has powerful enemies hunter her!

• AMETHYST is written by Christy Marx, best known for her work on animated TV series including G.I. Joe, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more, as well as the comics series Sisterhood of Steel.

• And in the backup story set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, the monstrous warrior BEOWULF is charged with finding and defeating the evil Grendel.

Written by Christy Marx
Backup Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Aaron Lopresti & Matt Ryan
Backup Art by Jesús Saíz
Cover by Joshua Middleton

Price: $3.99
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DavidClark09/21/12NoRead Review
Avg Rating: 4.1
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  1. Out of all the #0 issue’s this one is my most awaited. I really need some fantasy in my comic booking diet.

  2. I’m on the fence with this one. I might try this issue.

  3. Been looking forward to this for a while I hope its as interesting as I think it will be.

  4. When I was a kid, my friend gave me an issue of Amethyst as a gift, I think for my birthday. We both liked comics but I was a little bummed that a book about some magic girl was what he got me. But it was this crazy scary story where this guy bloated up into a giant blob and I think she mercy killed him in the end. So it turned out to be pretty bad ass.

    I hope this is bad ass, too.

  5. “The long-awaited return of AMETHYST”?

    Who the PHUK is waiting for Amethyst?

  6. Most anticipated book of the week. I love DC’s non-superhero stuff. Both because it’s interesting in itself and because the writer has to be clever in order to make it fit into a superhero world.

    I’m hoping the next wave includes Kamandi or Anthro.

  7. Incredibly excited for this. I’m hoping that this is going to be a great Saturday Morning cartoon adventure title.

    Additionally, I’m kind of surprised that the solicit doesn’t credit the fact that Marx created Jem & The Holograms, since I’m assuming that this is going to draw a few things from that.

  8. Is Tony Bedard a good writer?

  9. High hopes for this. Bedard on the backup story is fine with me. I love GL New Guardians.

  10. Does anyone else feel that they kind of missed the boat with not making the backup Warlord? It just seems such a natural fit and a great way to build a fantasy line again…

    • Warlord came to my mind halfway through the backup, I thought that was where they were leading up to. II wasn’t really paying any attention to any title pages or references to Beowulf until the end. However I dont think Warlord would have been the back up if paired with Amethyst…I think Amethyst would have been the back up.

      Regardless I had a lot of fun with this. It did seem a bit simplistic so Im hoping for a bit more complexity next issue. But this was a lot of fun and Im definitely on board!

    • Good point. It would have been the other way around…the backup wasn’t awful…I’m intrigued and psyched for issue 1. Total Saturday morning fun.

  11. Good book and the backup I thought was awesome

  12. this book was better than it had any right to be:)

    will pick up #1.

  13. This was pretty good….BUT……god I hate when they don’t use an inker and just color the pencils……might be a deal breaker for me.

  14. Thought I’d give it a whirl I loved the Amethyst Story and thought the Beowulf was okay but would of prefered if they just dropped Beowulf and just had a $2.99 Amethyst book.

  15. Thinking about giving this to a 9 year old. Does everyone think it’s ok content-wise. Both stories? I thought so, but I would love others’ opinions.

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